Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I only wish that more folks had gotten out and voted, but

A great big swipe of gratitude to everyone who did, regardless of your political or social stripe!!!

Sitting here in Virginia, I'm glad that the Senate vote so far shows such a close margin between Webb abd Allen. First, it shows that Allen knew not of what he claimed about Virginia being solidly behind his version of traditional family and social values. When half of your participating electorate says 'blow it out your ass!' then it's time to realize just how divisive a numbnuts you've been.

If, by some stroke of fate, Allen pushes for and wins a recount, then it still ought to be a solid gut punch against the asinine, dismissive, 'with-me-or-against-me" attitude he's shown as governor and senator. Well, what goes around comes around and usually with an extra hundred knots of velocity.

It's also good for Webb, if the numbers hold, because it reminds him that he's got to be a senator for all Virginians and for the entire country as well. Somehow, I think he may well know that and this Commonwealth will be better off for it.

And for my country? I'm glad that it's such a close split and that some of the worst offenders against centrist government - Rick Santorum, there's a good reason why there was a movement to make your name into jargon for a disgusting byproduct of some recreational activity - bit the big one.

I'm going back to work - see y'all soon.


Anonymous raincoaster said...

Welcome back to the free world, America.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

At least there's debate again, thank god.

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Michael said...

We haven't made it all the way back yet, rain, we still have a pack of traitors in the White House that need to be brought down and tried for their crimes, and the damage they did repaired.

Then, we have to rip these red or blue glasses off the faces of Americans and replace them with clear lenses.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Hear hear!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Wonder what they're doing in the Situation Room right now? Playing cribbage?

Cause this is quite a "situation."

10:43 AM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

I'm all for a split legislature, especially now, after so many polarized years. Elected officials need to get back to the idea of representing ALL the people of their district or state, or all Americans when they are working in Washington. They do not just represent their party, or those who voted for them, or campaign contributors, or PACs. They also represent non-voters, such as the underage, the disabled, and the incarcerated... they are even supposed to reprsent those who could, but didn't vote at all.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FauxNews declared the Dems have taken the Senate as well - whoop! Now we have to keep after them, hold them accountable for their words and actions.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Metro said...

Don't they still have votes to count before we're sure the Dems took the senate?

Still ...

A Muslim congressman, a black governor for Mass., and maybe two Democratic houses of government.

Add one impeachment ...

A democracy that the United States can proudly show the world!

Congratulations, and from us foreign types, thanks.

12:41 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Happy for you.

10:42 AM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...

So what WAS the turnout? Particularly compared to the last midterms?

3:45 PM  

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