Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Its Morning Again In America
Despite the annoying whining emanated from Lurch-Breck Girl 2004 Headquarters in Boston, we here at the Sons of the Republic hereby declare W and Big Time the winners of the race to the White House.
Yes, there are some rumblings as to the provisional ballots in Ohio. Lurch is doing everything short of casting Voodoo spells on W and Big Time effigies to some how make up a 130,000 vote spread in the Buckeye State. No word as to whether or not he plans to up the stakes by invoking the use of a dead chicken.
Well, to quote the infamous cheer associated with my High School basketball team (which arrogantly an unilaterally took the state title with an unblemished record during my sophomore year):
It just doesn't matter! It just doesn't matter!When the Ohio Secretary of State says Lurch's chances of running the table and winning Ohio via provisional ballot are "statistically impossible" - that's what he means.
Now on to the Senate show.
Let us all now observe a moment of silence for the soon to be former Minority Leader Senator "Tiny" Tommy Daschle. Two years ago John Thune lost a senate race in South Dakota by 300 or so votes in a contest that was obviously marred by voting "irregularities" associated with Native American precincts. He graciously conceded the race and many thought he would drop off the political stage.
Tiny Tommy really wishes he would have done just that. Thune sent Daschle packing last night, hopefully removing one of the biggest log jams ever found in the US Senate. Good riddance Tiny. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Senator Thune.
Erskin Bowles, former White House Chief of Staff in the "Sorry Excuse For A" Clinton Administration lost his second attempt to win a Senate seat in North Carolina. His first loss was to Liddy Dole. Last night he lost yet again to Richard Burr. Insult to injury - this was Breck Girl's seat. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Senator Burr.
States still to be called include Iowa, New Mexico, Nevada, and Wisconsin. All but the latter will break for W. The popular vote now stands at 58,286,677 for W and 54,761,463 for Lurch. In case you don't have time to do the math, that gives W 51% of the popular vote.
Say it with me now - mandate.
Here endeth the lesson.