Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Glad To Put This One To Bed

For all the whining, it appears that Racism didn't play that much of a role in the election after all. African Americans voted for Obama but they traditionally vote for the Democrat; white males voted for Obama in higher numbers than they usually do for the Democrat. While we can all pat ourselves on the collective back for electing an African-American, it appears that the change we were after was of party affiliation.

Still, the overt racism that I linked to over the months probably helped engender sympathy, so I'm weirdly grateful for it. Ha ha racists! Hope you learned your lesson!


Publius said...

What I'm grateful is...

-Obama did not find a record turnout (though he did in the foolish youth vote).

-Obama did not over turn Congress wildly. Only 5 Senate seats and 17 House seats is not a wild turn over.

-Reagan, HW Bush and Nixon got far greater vote numbers.

-Therefore Obama has NO mandate.

-The split is still nearly 50/50 in the electorate. Obama only marginally gained over that 50/50 split.

-The GOP has 4 years to make a come back because there was no great realignment in 2008.

The sad news is, not only will Obama fail spectacularly as president and materially harm the country, the GOP will probably even mess THAT opportunity up!!

Danielk said...

Dude, you're harshing my buzz.

And with that last sentence, you're even harshing your own buzz.

Mellow out, dude!

Publius said...