Thursday, November 09, 2006

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

Of the coming of the Dems! Or at least the leaving of the GOP.

More interesting commentary on the midterm elections can be found over at Politics Schmolitics, or on your television thanks to "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report", but I'd just like to express my appreciation to my fellow Americans for booting the party of War, Graft, Morality of the Do-As-I-Say-Not-As-I-Do variety, Pomposity, and Arrogance out of Congress (and probably the Senate too, though the results are still out as of right now).

I hope this can be a new beginning for America. Let's start trying to undo the damage that has been done to the reputation of our great country. Let's go back to our Boy Scout roots and strive to leave this planet cleaner than we found it. Let's beat the fundamentalists back the only way we can, with the force of our ideas, not of our arms. Let's raise wages in America, hold corporations accountable for their behaviour, do away with the tax loopholes that help the rich while strangling the middle class.

In short, let's make America great again. Let's remake the country into what we claim it is: a shining city on a hill, the last hope of freedom.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey. Good to see you back bloggin'.

Did you see the UN list of the best countries to live in? The US is in the top 10, but almost every other nation in there has a developed welfare state with free (just about) healthcare, etc. If the US government now starts thinking about how to do more good for more people, I'd expect the USA to make a run at the top spot.

I also hope that this political shift opens up debate in the public sphere a bit. This has been a troubled couple of years and I have not seen great American films or novels to put them into perspective. It is not just politicians who have been dropping the ball. Shockingly enough (compared to the 1990s) TV has been the shining star of quality popular culture in the US over the past few years....

Matthew said...

Helps if I write my name....

Josh Glover said...

I knew it was you, Fredo. ;)

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