Bush aides said he told Kerry he was an “admirable, worthy” opponent during the phone call, which ended their bitter and extraordinarily close eight-month struggle for the White House.
Well, it’s over. At least for now. This is a huge dissappointment. It wouldn’t be so bad. But Bush is a deciever. I heard from an ABC pundit this morning (was it Koppel) that it was the evangelical vote that put Bush over the top. There were many evangelicals that stayed at home in 2000, but came to the polls yesterday. The pollsters didn’t anticipate this. They kept saying that new voters = democratic votes. This may have been true, but new voters also equaled new evangelical votes.
So, I ‘ve been brewing on this all morning. I’ve come to the conclusion that our country has been hijacked by Christian Fundamentalists. I know that sounds extreme, but that is how I feel right now. Bush has figured out that if you convince evangelicals your thier candidate, you will win elections. And as Raffa said to me this morning, Evangelicals are easy to mobilize because they blindly follow. It is in the nature of thier religion to blindly follow (I know because I was an evangelical once. I couldn’t stay and evangelical because I could never blindly follow).
I am reminded of the book “the Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. if you’ve read this, you know what I’m talking about.
I think California, Oregon and Washington should secede. Seriously. We can invite all of the other blue states to come and live, or they can secede with us, if they want. But we can survive without the rest of the nation. We have the agricultural market, we have the tech market, and now we have stem cell research. Let’s give the rest of the country to the crackers. let ’em have it. I’m sick of this evangelical, fundamentalism that is a cancer to our civil rights. What do you think? Dianne and Mandrake, you can come and live here..It’s a beautiful place….:wink: