Ok, so the smoke has cleared and as I predicted "w" has "won", thanks in no small part to a weak Democratic candidate, insane religious fanatics of the Evangelical trailer park red neck variety and that little matter of vote rigging.
Ok Dems, here a tip or two, stop trying to be Republican-lite, they already got a candidate, dont nominate someone who's voting record cant be distinguished from the opposition.
That being said I'm GLAD the Dems got trashed. What did they expect ?! If Kerry is the best thing these buffoons could come up with, then they deserve their loss. Think back folks...Howard Dean was the front runner in the Democratic race. So what went wrong ? A number of things actually, the first being that the Democratic heavies sabotaged his campaign for criticism of their lackluster leadership. Then there was that all American taboo of actually suggesting that the US should be "balanced" in its approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict. That pretty much sealed his fate. No candidate running for office in American politics can escape of the wrath of the ADL/AIPAC mafia if he or she dare question Israel. Just ask Cynthia McKinney who lost her seat in Congress (2002)for taking a stand against Israel firsters. Thankfully she's regained her seat last week.
Anyway, the fiasco was called an election about "morals and values," by American state media. Uh, NO. I wonder how one reconciles that statement with the deaths of over 100000 Iraqi men, woman and children. But again, we're talking about the morals of people who think torture is akin to a fraternity hazing. Go figure. This election was about fear, and nothing else. Sheep are trained to follow, not think.
Perhaps the biggest losers of all were America's youth who barely voted. You'd think the idiots who'd be most affected by misguided policies would care. Oh well, the forthcoming draft will probably gain their attention.
And finally theres the phenomenon of Americans leaving the US for Canada, England, Australia etc. I guess they realized the system which brings someone like "w" into power twice isnt worth living under anymore. Sad indeed.
So strap yourselves in for 4 more years of death, destruction, lies and fear mongering. Dont you just love democracy ?