I have to get up for work in two and a half hours, dammit, so here's my 4 AM musings.
The big story is obviously that Bush won reelection. Okay, it hasn't been officially declared by anyone as of 4 AM Eastern time, but it's over. The home team leads by two touchdowns with 1 second left on the clock. It's patently absurd to suggest that Kerry has a chance at winning this.
But as I write this there's another huge story in the making. The Republicans appear to be poised to take 55 Senate seats, leaving the Democrats with only 44. Right now, Murkowski is leading in Alaska by 6% with 80% of the precincts reporting. Thune is leading Daschle by 8,900 votes with 99% of the votes in. . The Republican won by 70,000 votes in Florida and has declared victory. The Democrats still have some hope for a few seats in which they are trailing, but it's very dim. This is a smashing victory -- a bitchslap of epic proportions, if it holds true.
The President has won the popular vote majority for the first time in 16 years. He has increased the party's seats in the Senate and House while wining reelection for the first time in at least 40 years. The media is going to point out that his popular vote margin of 3% is small, but when you combine it with the seats gained in Congress, this is what is scientifically known as a "mandate". This is a big-ass mandate.
I think that there are many reasons why this may have happened, but one of them stands out to me the most. Two words. Angry Left. The Democrats sold their souls to win this Presidential election. They tried every imaginable tactic to defeat George W. Bush. The sided with the scum of The Earth to tear down George W Bush. While they were able to damage the President, they alienated over half the country in the process. The lunatics have taken over the Democratic asylum, and until they fix that problem, this trend will continue.
So I would like to say "thanks". Thank you, distinguished members of the Angry Left. Thank you for making complete assholes out of yourselves and in the process, embarrassing the Democratic party. Thank you for exposing Howard Dean and Michael Moore as lunatic extremists. Had it not been for you, America might have been fooled into thinking that the Democrats had some kind of sensible platform based upon solid ideology. Thank you for carrying around those signs with the Hitler mustache on Bush's face, and for spraying your acidic semen all over our comments section and that of the other Conservative blogs on the internet. Thank you for being victims of your own free speech. We couldn't have done it without you.