Digesting the Election Results and Bracing for Change
President-elect Obama. It'll take some getting used to.
The chances all along for a McCain win -- in fact, any Republican win -- were somewhat slim. Coming off of eight years of a Bush presidency, where the rabid, angry left and their water-carriers in the media pummeled him so badly in order to punish him for "stealing" the election in 2000, all perspective was lost. And many Americans either agree that Obama has the plan that will cause America to prosper or they allowed themselves to be caught up on the Hope-n-Change Express -- one-way tickets only, please.
It didn't help that McCain's sense of fair play, coupled with his reluctance to really slam his opponent -- out of his over-fondness for bipartisanship or because he didn't want to get labeled as a racist, we'll never know -- got in the way. By the time he let self-professed pit bull Sarah Palin off of her leash, it was too little too late. She was willing to go on the attack, but wasn't allowed.
Speaking of racism and America being a racist country -- the only racist country on Earth, to hear tell in our legacy media and America-watchers over in oh-so-enlightened Europe -- can we finally lay that canard to rest now? Please?
It also didn't help that the legacy media was overwhelmingly in the tank for Obama and many questions that should have been asked of the candidate weren't -- meaning that voters were deprived of crucial information about the man who will be sitting in the Oval Office in just a couple of months.
However, we do know quite a bit about Joe the Plumber, thanks to the friendly state employees in Ohio. Guess he'll think twice before asking someone a question!
The immediate outcome of the election is clear: John McCain will go back to serving in the Senate. Sarah Palin will go back to Alaska and continue governing there. The conservative cocktail party set who demonized Sarah Palin can breathe a heavy sigh of relief, knowing they're still part of the D.C. in-crowd. In fact, Kathleen Parker can rest assured that Sarah Palin will be reduced to working her womanly wiles on the moose and polar bears in Alaska, not the men in Washington. And the Bush administration will slowly wind down as it waits to hand the baton off to the next runner in the tag team known as the American presidency.
Michelle Obama's faith in her country can truly be restored, if indeed it ever existed before. I can't wait to see what her White House Christmas tree theme will be next year.