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Nov. 5th, 2008

Congratulations, Democrats, on winning the Executive Branch and Legislative Branch of the federal government. From what I understand, President Barack Obama may have the chance to elect three judges to the Supreme Court, so that will give you a better standing in the Judicial Branch as well. Use the power wisely.

My fellow Republicans, all I can say is that we need to focus on 2010 and especially 2012.

Both President-Elect Obama and Senator John McCain gave very gracious and classy speeches last night. I hope they'll do as they promise and try to work together.

I am so damn glad I voted early since I didn't get out of work until an hour late last night. I watched ABC once I got home (they were broadcasting from Times Square last night instead) then watched some of Dirty Jobs. (I couldn't really get into it since Mike was competing with my dishwasher for my aural attention. I planned on watching the rerun at midnight, but I forgot and was in bed by then.) 10 PM, ABC said that Obama had more than enough electoral votes to win. I called Mom and Dad. Mom basically said the country's going to hell in a handbasket. I stayed up long enough to see both McCain's and Obama's speeches, then went to bed.

According to Fox News, some Republicans are thinking about Palin running in 2012. God help us. She can run, but she certainly won't get my vote.

Since today is the 5th of November, I plan on watching V for Vendetta later and am wearing Bonfire Night. I smell like I tried to drown my Republican sorrows with a beer while sitting next to a roaring fire. This is why I only wear this scent once a year.

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megotelek
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
My fellow Republicans, all I can say is that we need to focus on 2010 and especially 2012.

Both President-Elect Obama and Senator John McCain gave very gracious and classy speeches last night. I hope they'll do as they promise and try to work together.


I agree completely. The Republican party seriously needs to put its house in order and get to the business of putting actual conservatives in power.

And yes, McCain's speech was as classy as they come. I'm hoping for the best over here. California's still flailing over the whole Prop 8 thing (the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage - which is passing by slim margins) so I'm just going to keep my head down and try to get through the next few days in one piece. :/
ravenclawed
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
And yes, McCain's speech was as classy as they come.

I was so happy that he tried to quiet the booing, and so embarrassed by those people. And happy when he mentioned Obama's late grandmother and how proud she must be.

California's still flailing over the whole Prop 8 thing (the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage - which is passing by slim margins) so I'm just going to keep my head down and try to get through the next few days in one piece. :/

I really hope the conservatives win on that, but I feel sorry for the couples that got married if the ban does go through.
megotelek
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
I really hope the conservatives win on that, but I feel sorry for the couples that got married if the ban does go through.

It should pass, but lawsuits are sure to follow (also, if I tell people I voted for it, I become a hateful bigot. Um, pot, this is kettle...). The thing is, California's domestic partnership laws grant all the same rights/responsibilities as state civil marriage anyway, and won't be affected by Prop 8 one way or the other.

My mom's idea is to get rid of civil "marriage" altogether and just have civil unions for everyone at the state/federal level, for legal/tax purposes, and then marriage can go back to the churches (with all the restrictions that implies) and people can stop being confused about multiple definitions of marriage.

Edited at 2008-11-05 11:52 pm (UTC)
ravenclawed
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
It looks like Prop 8 passed, so that's a win for the conservative side. I like your mom's idea. Maybe she should run for president. :-)
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