November 03, 2004

Keeping your head while all those around you are losing theirs

Oliver: "They hate us, and we should hate them."

Matt: "I would caution anyone against deluding themselves into believing that a second Bush term won't be so bad."

Kevin: "Oh, and one more thing: screw the youth vote."

Jerome: "Howard Dean needs to become the Chairman of the Democratic Party."

John: "The newspaper today says that millions of young people who said they were anti-Bush and who were registered to vote Democratic *didn't show up at the polls.* They were too busy playing Grand Theft Auto or renting Jerry Bruckheimer movies or smoking weed or babbling in chatrooms. It's their fault we're heading into a theocracy."

Teresa: "225 years is a pretty good run for a republic, historically speaking."

Armed: "The problem isn't the message machine; it's that the core activists in the Democratic Party have managed to walk away from the values that most people in this country hold, and persist in looking at the electorate as if it's the one with the problems. The majority of people in this country don't want gays put in camps, they don't want a theocracy, they don't believe in 'shoot first, talk later'. And as long as you believe they do, you'll lose, and you'll take my party with you." (Oops! How did this one get in here?)

Priya & Corrie: "In truth, if there hadn't been 'The Daily Show' every night to depend upon, there would have been very little fun for any of us this year."

Patton: "If Bush wins, then we all surf a turd, Slim Pickens-style, into the maelstrom of history's dustbin. Blue and red. And purple, whatever the fuck that was. Right on top of Ancient Rome, Prussia, Spain and Great Britain in the 1880's."

Jane: "Progressives have only one course of action now: React quickly to every outrageóred state types love to cheat and intimidate, so we have to assume the worst and call them on it every time. We have to give them more to think about than they can handleóto always appeal to reason and common sense, and the law, even when they can't understand it and don't respond."

Xeni: "Four more years of a nation led by criminals... I called my dad, a man who's spent many years fighting for good things, sometimes at great personal cost. 'Get over it,' he said, 'The way you feel now is exactly how I felt when Nixon won a second term -- crushed. I just couldn't believe America was that stupid. But remember what happened to Nixon that term.' ... BoingBoing reader Dave in the UK writes, 'As a British citizen, I just can't understand why. Does the British media unfairly portray Bush, or are more than half of American voters just fucking stupid?' ... Well, presuming that the elections were fairly conducted and accurately counted -- which remains a matter of some debate -- I'm going with the latter."

Posted by Jim Treacher at November 3, 2004 10:03 AM