If this picture doesn't cry out "Evil Empire", I don't know what does.
I can't think of scarier, more ominous words than, "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it."
As disgusted as I am about this past election, I think it is awfully dangerous to deride the 59 million people who voted for Bush as uneducated and less intelligent as us blue staters. Or to blame all fundamentalist Christians and their "cultural values" agendas. Granted, I'm the one who wrote those very words the other day so I'm equally to blame. Today, I read that of the Evangelical or born-again Christian vote, 78% of whites voted for Bush, 60% of Latinos voted for Bush, but only 16% of blacks voted for him. This statistic fascinates me. 78% to 16%! Obviously, the "cultural values" issue isn't quite as important to churchgoers as other more pressing issues. Like the fact that the Republicans could care less about 98% of the population. I guess some people have more of a bullshit detector than others, even voting against what the church tells them about gay marriage and abortions.
Also, DC and NY are clearly the two biggest targets for another terrorist attack, yet almost 90% of DC and 84% of Manhattan voted for Kerry. If we're so unimpressed with the shithead in office and his war on terror, doesn't that say something? I guess not.
Middle Musings makes some excellent points in her last few entries. Check them out.