And Now For Something Completely Different

Well! There you have it. The Democratic Party seems to be giving the Republicans a thumping of historic proportions. (They might have managed this four years ago, had they not put forward as their champion that pompous and insufferable windbag, the lugubrious thatch-crowned Ent John Kerry.)

I have a feeling I am not the only blogger banging at his machine this evening, so I will say only that it will be interesting to see, now that he has claimed the glittering prize, how Barack Obama will govern. Given his background, and the conquest of both House and Senate by the Democrats, he might be emboldened to press forward with a far-left agenda, one that would surely enrage the powerless Right. Or he might make good on his campaign pledge to work toward national unity, and govern much more toward the center than people such as Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (and indeed many of the folks in my neighborhood) would like. We’ll just have to see.

I will say that it is a triumph for America that a black man can now have been elected President. Maybe in another hundred years or so we can get an atheist in there too.

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2 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    Maybe in another hundred years or so we can get an atheist in there too.

    Baby steps. Baby steps. The time will come.

    But before we get an atheist in there, which will be boring as hell, I want a Rastafarian in the Oval Office. Yeah… President Dreadlocks. Of course, he’ll spell everything Jamaican rappa style, so it’ll be Da Mostes’ For Waard Thinkin’ Praesident Dredd Locqz Mon. After that, we can have Joe or Jane Godless.

    Kevin

    Posted November 5, 2008 at 12:36 am | Permalink
  2. Charles says

    Yep, now the real test begins. All that was just foreplay.

    Posted November 5, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink