Bush 254, Kerry 252 (Bush Almost Certain)

(I say almost certain because it’s almost totally super-certain – not because of sour grapes)

Got up this morning and opened up the automatic updated CSPAN/AP map (quiet a snazzy little web app) and uttered: Oh my God.

2004 Election Results Map as of 8:08 AM CST Nov 3rd (Bush almost certain to win).

Ron and I sliced up brie, veggies, fruits and Jake joined us with cookies. So we spent turns rocking on the floor mumbling panicked and playing with the kitty that Jake thought I had named Astroglide. I never thought of naming the cat after a personal lubricant.

As reports came in last night that youth (18-35) were not turning out to vote (stupids!) I became pretty much resigned to another four years in Bush’s America. In the end gross mis-management of nearly every major part of being President was not enough to overcome the Big Fear that those big brown, non-Christian, gay-loving, ‘not-like-me’s were coming to get us. I guess you really can never underestimate the power of moralistic xenophobia.

As expected, the 10 gay marriage bans were also each elected, pushing the U.S. further from any concept of egalitarianism or tolerance or common sense. Don’t worry girls: Roe v Wade is next.

I can’t wait until we invade Syria and Iran. Then North Korea. This is exactly as planned and on schedule. And then after Christmas that 9-11 report will come out, Abu Gharib will blossom further and we’ll realize what a stupid mistake this all is.

I liked Kos’s analysis:

I’ve always said today was merely a battle in a long war. The GOP built its electoral dominance over 40 years by building a massive, well-funded message, training, and media machine. We started putting ours together last year. Regardless of who takes that oath next January we still have a war to wage. We won’t wage it with violence, but by building a solid foundation for a new progressive movement.

Update: Vote error #9 – received by a voter on an electronic voting machine.

Error received on electronic voting machine.

4 thoughts on “Bush 254, Kerry 252 (Bush Almost Certain)

  1. philtre

    That’s so… COOL! I’ve stopped being worried and got all excited. It’s like a horse race. But seriously, I can’t believe that half of the US actually thinks that Bush’s administration was actually right about ANYTHING they did for the past 4 years. Now that’s scary. I don’t envy you. It’s like living in the Land of the Living Dead (which is, incidentally, roughly the title of Romero’s upcoming movie). The tragedy is, that whatever the outcome, it’s going to impact the whole world.
    If it’s true that Gore got over 500.000 more votes than Bush in 2001, then USA needs to seriously reform it’s election system before they start exporting it to the third world and the Middle East.
    I wish you… Ohio.

  2. Jake

    Thanks again for the brie, the election-night fun and the use of your Astroglide.

    I felt kind of ill when I woke up this morning, but I’m not sure if it’s because of all those cookies or because of this DARK BUSH-SHAPED CLOUD HANGING OVER AMERICA.

    Sigh.

  3. JC

    I have the disoriented, hang over feeling. I do not understand why SO few young people came out to vote. These times are crazy.

  4. sis

    I think you need to change your tag line for you blog on this occassion.

    “If those things get down here, you can just kiss all this that you think is so important. . . You can just kiss all this goodbye.”

    Kissy Kissy, here we go. . . .

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