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Election. You knew it was coming.

I voted for Kerry and I stand by that vote- America needed a major makeover, and I voted for Kerry so that plan could be implemented... but we're not going to get it. Remember all those things Kerry said? Remember when we, the middle class, weren't going to have our taxes raised? Remember when gay marriage was going to be left up to the states? Remember when we were going to have someone intelligent in office, someone who didn't just want to bomb everything they saw, no matter what the cost? With Bush as President, our country is going to suck. For that, I'm glad I voted, because I earned my American right to complain. And with Bush runningthe white house, driving America towards chaos, destruction, and the right wing, you can bet I'm going to exercise that right.

I'm proud of Kerry for admirably conceding. Al Gore left me with a bitter taste in my mouth after the 2000 election was over, I'm glad we aren't going to witness that here. I think Kerry put up a wonderful fight against the incumbent, and I'm glad the issues are now out. However, the results of this election have left me with two options:

1) Get into politics, so I can do something to change the world, in a wonderful way (Environmental lobbyist? Or maybe I'll start as a teacher, to change children in a wonderful way)

2) Get the heck out of the US.

I think it will be the first one. As tempting as it sounds to leave the country, I'd rather face the problems ahead rather than run from them. And with a Republican house, senate, and president, problems are surely ahead.

So I leave you with hopes of the future, that us Democrats have to look forward to.

2008 primaries, and this should be a hard one...

Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton? (or do you think Obama will wait another presidential term to even try?)

And then assuming Obama doesn't run, Hillary Clinton or John McCain?

I think after Bush, our future can only be bright. The problem is, he;s stripping jobs out the wazoo, and thats exactly what I'm going to need in the next four years.. a real job. And education. And my sister needs education, and my older siblings need jobs, and my great aunts and uncles need social security...

For anyone who voted for Bush on my friends list, you're not only hurting yourself. You're not only hurting the country. You're hurting your friends. Your individual friends. You're hurting the air you breathe, and you're hurting the air they breathe. You're saying "no, I don't need a job or money" and deciding your friends don't need that as well. I can't believe you.

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megaman182
Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
Sigh -_- You are overreacting Melissa. You know we live in the greatest nation in the world, no matter what the President (and I wouldn't have cared if Kerry had won either way). I dare you to go to another country and see if you like it better. Especially a communist one seeing as you claim yourself as a communist.
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tertiam
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
Well said.
megaman182
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
Red Herring. There is no such thing as a perfect country, and America is still the best country in the world.
bicentennialman
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
"Remember when gay marriage was going to be left up to the states?"
And the 11 states it was left up to all voted no?
jaxtransplant
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC)
"For anyone who voted for Bush on my friends list, you're not only hurting yourself. You're not only hurting the country. You're hurting your friends. Your individual friends. You're hurting the air you breathe, and you're hurting the air they breathe. You're saying "no, I don't need a job or money" and deciding your friends don't need that as well. I can't believe you."

For someone who claims to be so open-minded, you strike me as very judgemental sometimes.

So what that some of your friends voted for Bush? Maybe they thought he was doing a good job. Maybe they're concerned that changing leaders in the middle of this war would make the country vulnerable.

Do I personally believe any of that? No. But does that make them bad people in your book? I'd hope not.
thisgirliknow
Nov. 8th, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)
I am judgemental. When the heck did I claim to be open minded? Especially about politics?
teenonfire4lord
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
I agree with Jax. All of my Democrat friends need to follow the example of John Kerry. You know, a GRACIOUS loser.

Believe me, friend. I voted for Bush. You pretty much know why. But it wasn't to hurt the air, it wasn't to hurt my friends, it wasn't to hurt our nation. I voted George Bush to keep our nation strong. And YES, I said KEEP our nation strong.

Democrats have this view of Republicans. They're so evil, they'll tear the country down and laugh while they do. You have to somehow grasp that, while you don't agree with them, they want the same thing you do. That's the strongest nation possible.

Sean
jaxtransplant
Nov. 3rd, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
"All of my Democrat friends need to follow the example of John Kerry. You know, a GRACIOUS loser."

"Gracious" and "American" hardly ever coincide nowadays, methinks. :-/
tertiam
Nov. 3rd, 2004 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm a registered Republican, and I voted Kerry. This country has only grown weaker under Bush's rule, and it will only continue to get worse. Kerry was right when he said that Bush rushed us into war prematurely. As a (now ex) security officer working under homeland security mandates to guard our Coast Guard's ships in dry-dock, I can tell you better than just about anyone that homeland security in its current state is worthless, and the patriot act only serves to trample our rights to privacy. What ever happened to the Republican idea of small government? Everyone wants our country to be stronger, but quite frankly, Bush doesn't know how to make it that way. Maybe Kerry didn't either, but I'd rather have a wishy-washy president who is willing to use diplomacy than a president who is hell bent on his own self-righteousness and essentially tells our strongest allies to fuck off. I agree with you Melissa, a vote for Bush is a vote for the fall of America.
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