Thursday, November 04, 2004


A bare 51% is not a mandate. But Republicans are already claiming they have a broad national mandate. The Empty Flight Suit made an appeal to Kerry supporters, but if you read between the lines and if you read history (recent history, that is), you'll know that was not an appeal to meet him in the middle. No, the appeal was "you come way over here or you can go home." There will be no "reaches across the aisle" in the next four years. Just as there was none during the past four.

Mandate, my ass. As I said in comments on someone's blog this morning: "you can take your f***in' mandate and go Cheney yourself with it."

For a slightly less emotional take on what Bush means by his appeal, go read Maureen Dowd.

W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman.

The president got re-elected by dividing the country along fault lines of fear, intolerance, ignorance and religious rule. He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants to bring any riffraff who disagree to heel.
Hey, I did say it was slightly less emotional...

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