Saturday, November 8, 2008

A couple of firsts for me in the late election

The first "first" was that I, for the first time since I've been voting, did not vote in the presidential election. That and another first I shared with Rick Darby over at Reflecting Light in a comment to this election day posting.

17 comments:

jayrock said...

It didn't matter no one noticed. Even those of your kind that were more centrist got outvoted. The country has spoken.

Flatulent Fuzz said...

Hokahey...

Bless you!

Flatulent Fuzz said...

The question isn't whether or not the country has spoken. But, what has the country said.

I'm not a Bush-backer and I don't support Republicans or Democrats. However, as is usually the case, the current administration gets blamed for the state of the economy. Doesn't matter, whether the blame is justified or not. And, if things don't magically work out in the Obama administration, then the "country" will speak again. But, if they are uniformed, as they usually are. Then it doesn't really matter what they say.

Hokahey.

jrock said...

Something tells me that nothing could get as bad as they are now under this administration, and not just in regards to the economy. The problems with this admin are myriad, not enough time or finger strength to go into, but any news source will tell you, well any news source besides the shin humping fox news.

Even if Obama's admin comes at us with half of the promise that I suspect he has then we are in for better days ahead.

We finally have someone on our side, looking out for the middle class. I'm tired of the rich getting all the breaks under Bush's regime.

Terry Morris said...

Even if Obama's admin comes at us with half of the promise that I suspect he has then we are in for better days ahead.

Half of the promise that you suspect he has? You mean you voted Obama on a personal suspicion that he has a lot of promise, the half of which would have been sufficient to your mind to cast a vote in favor of Hussein Obama change? As I said to anonymous in another thread, that's as good an excuse to have voted Obama as any.

Here's my suspicion...

Barack Hussein Obama is about to find out how eminently unqualified he is for the presidency, not the least of which is his utter lack of moral fortitude.

But anyway, we'll see whose suspicion turns out closer to being the right one.

I know, I know, I'm a right wing radical nutcase extremist, blah, blah, blah. Thought I'd save you some time and finger strength there my little friend.

Flatulent Fuzz said...

You forgot Racist! :-)

Terry Morris said...

You forgot Racist!

I didn't forget it, I just embedded it in one of the blahs. ;-)

jrock said...

No Terry, why do you always jump the gun and look for straw men to knock down? You are the king of illogical thought and argument I swear.

I voted for Obama because he was the superior candidate, not in the tank for big oil and he's not part of a party that has driven American into the toilet just to finish daddy's war. Obama has to clean up the mess of the last 8 years. He is incredibly intelligent, and has chosen a sufficient and QUALIFIED VP to assist him.

I want my leaders to be brilliant. I'd rather not go with a VP choice who attended five subpar schools before finally graduating from idaho tech, state, whatever, as palin did.

Terry Morris said...

Once again, Jayrock, I congratulate you for making a sensible argument, and beginning to finally shy away from piling insult upon insult. That's all I've been trying to get you to do all along during the short time you've been posting here. Neither one of us, nor anyone else lurking, has the market cornered on truth. We're all just trying to figure things out, man.

I don't agree with your assessment of Obama, or of Biden on their eminent qualifications, but at least you've offered a good cogent argument for why you chose to vote the ticket. I can respect that, and I do respect that. You know what it is that I don't respect, Jayrock.

Flatulent Fuzz said...

"Ladies and gentlemen, I am hear to tell you that the kind of change and progress this country needs is not going to come from a Republican or a Democrat. The sooner we all come to that conclusion, the sooner we can wrestle the country back from elephants and asses.
"
This is a quote, from a post, on my own blog. Jayrock, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.

Call Me Mom said...

Jayrock,
You said:"Even if Obama's admin comes at us with half of the promise that I suspect he has then we are in for better days ahead."

I suspect we would differ significantly on our definition of "better".

jayrock said...

Yes we would, those of us who are sensible would argue that the past 8 years have been shite. It's hardly a partisan argument.

Those of use who are blinded by right wing narrow minded politcal outlooks would of course see things differently.

That's why the country has voted overwhelmingly for Obama and for change. It's not like it was close, it was a significant win.

jayrock said...

flatulence...I fail to understand the significance of your post. I assume that you mean Obama wants to unify.

This is much better than anything the right has attempted, true. Bush lied through his teeth when he said he was a so called compassionate conservative and wanted to govern from the center.

What he meant is that he wanted everyone to become a conservative.

Terry Morris said...

It's not like it was close, it was a significant win.

What does that have to do with anything? Had the Republicans run a decent candidate it would have been a lot closer. Had it not been for Sarah Palin the margin of victory for Obama-Biden would have been a good deal larger.

Obama was handed the presidency by the Republican party when it nominated that RINO hispanderer McCain. And the Republicans better learn that quick, fast, and in a hurry or they're going to become an afterthought in America. Which doesn't matter one way or the other to me personally. The Republican party needs conservatives, not the other way around.

jayrock said...

Terry it has everything to do with it? You can go into what if's and's or but's but the reality is what it is. The RNC put up McCain as it's man, quite honestly I think he was the most accessible of all. I think had the RNC put up someone less centrist and further to the right the party would have done much worse. Palin was a hail mary and it energized the base for a bit, until the intellectual base of your party god wind of who Palin really was. You guys had no chance really, not after the last 8 years. The American public was tired of the mismanagement and corruption. Obama came around just in the nick of time really.

So yes, the large margin means that the win was decisive. No mistakes about it, the American people were clearly tired of Republican mismanagement.

Flatulent Fuzz said...

The significance of my post is that we aren't going to see any meaningful change, from a cadidate that comes from the Republicans or Democrats.
The term "change" does not, in and of itself, imply that things are going to automatically be better.

Terry Morris said...

I wonder whether this works ... On my own damn blog, for goodness' sakes!