Well, it looks like it is all over except for the shouting, and maybe some futile vote counting in Ohio. I’m hoping this marks the death knell of the far left’s, “social progressive wing,” and their control of the Democratic party. They have managed to so completely disenfranchise the moderate middle ground that Democrats will never again attain national prominance, in my opinion, following their lead, and good riddance. As to the link below, the irony is that the homosexual rights crowd may have been largely responsible for the Democrat’s defeat in this election, helping to spur turn out of Bush supporters with this emotional issue. Even in Arkansas Bush got almost 20% of declared Democratic votes, and he consistantly got larger percentages of their votes nationwide than Republicans voting for Kerry. What does that say?
People are fed up—-and scared—-of the social and cultural bullying that would project homosexuality as just another variant of normal human behavior. The further irony is that the Supreme Court ruling in Kerry’s home state to allow homosexual marriage may have actually spelled his certain doom. Such libertine disregard for conventional morality will always work to one’s disfavor, regardless of TV and Hollywood movie industry mores. Remember Janet Jackson’s right breast?
The Democrat’s move left has so completely alienated the South that I don’t know if they will ever gain the region again in my lifetime. Who would have thought I would now classify myself as an old style “Dixiecrat,” minus the racism.
I guess it is to the U.S.‘s credit that, given the mess in Iraq, the struggling economy, the sea of red ink, and the international condemnation of Bush’s foreign policies, they will not abandon their moral and social compass to the point of embracing a Democratic candidate so far to the left. By the way, I did happen to read the Swift Boat Veteran’s book, it was given me, and I can tell you, by almost all accounts, John Kerry has little or no claim to heroism in Vietnam….that from the great majority who served with him. Two of his Purple Hearts were for “pin prick” wounds, a sliver of shrapnel so small and superficial they was removed by tweezers and band-aided, and many claim they were self inflicted by his own dumb actions. I wonder what my cousin Paul Wayne, who was a 1st Lt., forward artillary observer, thinks of that. He came home with about ten holes in him after being wounded, sent to the Phillipines for recovery, then returned to Vietnam for two more hole puncturings, his three Purple Hearts were well deserved. And he never mentions them. There is also contradictory evidence on the merits of Kerry’s Bronze Star and his submitted report of the incident. By all accounts almost all of Kerry’s peers and comrades in the war zone were more than glad to see him leave the country after only four months.
So, the new mantra for Democrats would seem to be…“the far left is a plague that will kill any chance you have of regaining political power.” Ask Mike Ross in the house or Tommy Roebuck in the Arkansas State house.
As for Cuba, lo siento mucho, mis hermanos y hermanas en Cuba y aqui, pero, va a estar un tiempo muy duro. Lo siento mucho, mis amigos y amigas. Vamos a tratar a ayedarte como podriamos. Tiene fe, fe en la justicia del Dios, compadres, en que la verdad es haciendo, tienes fe.
Tu compadre en corazon,