November 8, 2006
Post election: Rise up!!
Stephen Colbert once said "Reality has a well-known liberal bias." How true, as we saw last night. Democrats rule! Literally! The results were so much better than anyone expected and now we’ll see reasonable immigration efforts and a decent minimum wage. The quality of life in America for people making minimum wage is horrible and it clearly takes a Democrat to recognize and deal with that!
Then, of course, there is the fantastic flame-out of Donald Rumsfeld, a man whose name will be synonymous with evil in future history books. I think he is a truly dangerous person, certainly for our troops with his inept (or nonexistent) Iraq plan. I know what I’ll be thankful for this Thanksgiving: that Rummy, Rick Santorum, Bob Erlich, and George Allen are gone gone gone! It’s like a fantasy.
Sadly, America – with the inexplicable exception of Arizona, a well-known hate state – chose in several states to sanction bigotry by voting for amendments that not only prohibit gay marriage, but in many cases make illegal any sort of civil union. I've said it before and I’ll say it again: these amendments are an attack on the modern American family. Fundamentalist leaders know full well that gay people have nothing to do with the sorry state of marriage (see Britney Spears for that) – the right-wingers use that as a smoke screen for their hate and fear. It will come back on them one day.
Flag photo by Robert Mapplethorpe
Posted by xolondon