March 27, 2004

is the nightmare over yet?

The folk at Fractious Times have split off a lefty political blog. I'm glad. I generally avoid reading political blogs because I just get too upset. I hate Bush so much I find it difficult to read about him and impossible to hear his voice.

I hated Reagan. I wore a black armband the day after his election. I was shocked he was re-elected. I thought he'd snowed everyone, the Teflon president who could do no wrong despite the idiocies of his policies. I thought it couldn't get worse. Then Bush Senior was elected. Corruption is thy middle name. Who could be worse than him?

Then thankfully, Clinton was not only elected, but reelected and I thought the country had returned to sanity. Well, except for the whole sex-and-lies hooha, which frankly? Yawn.

But then Bush the Beyond Corrupt was not-exactly-elected. Now I know it can't get worse than this. He's such a horrible excuse for a president I can't even talk about it. Besides, if you want to read liberal rants, there are plenty of places you can go.

But when I followed the link to The Moat and read a bit, I realized there actually is reason for hope. Kerry might win this thing. If staunch Republicans can finally see past Bush's I'm The Man Against Terrorism smoke and mirrors to the love-your-corporate-cronies-and-laugh-at-everyone-else mentality lurking beneath a thin veneer of I'm-your-pal-bonhomie. He's not our pal. He's also not our best bet against terrorism. He may in fact be our worst.

Oops, there I go ranting. My point is, if intelligent Republicans can see the corruption and deceit and environmental (and human) mayhem the Bush administration is perpetrating, maybe we can pull together and get this horror behind us.

Thank you, Corina. You've given me hope.

And thank you, Melissa and Elizabeth and everyone. Now I feel unfrozen, able to read political blogs without being afraid I'll choke on my own disgust.

Posted by Tamar at March 27, 2004 09:34 PM

.:: November 2nd, 2004 ::.
Amid the highest turnout in the past 30 years, charges of voter fraud are widely distributed in many states. Use of electronic voting machines with no paper records result in re-count gridlock.

Amidst the turmoil, George W. Bush is elected president by a slim margin of 273 to 265 Electoral votes.

.:: November 3rd, 2004 to December 4th, 2004::.
The United States launches a massive offensive in Iraq leveling 2 cities in the Sunni triangle. This ends once and for all the possibility that the situation in Iraq can be resolved.


Posted by: Joshua Montgomery at October 16, 2004 06:51 PM