Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Playing The Glad Game

Today we're playing The Glad Game.

We're first of all glad that we didn't have to endure the inevitible ... ahem ... "social unrest" a McCain win would have precipitated.

We're glad that it wasn't a razor-thin margin so we don't have to endure weeks or months of litigation over hanging chads and such.

We're glad the Democrats didn't win a supermajority in the Senate.

We're glad we (so far) still live in a country where we can have this conversation and say what we believe.

We're glad we can say that America elected a black president before any country in Europe did (take that, you racist Euroweenies!) [h/t: Morgan] (we do wish it were a different black president, but as the Stones put it "You can't always get what you want")

We're glad 55 Million people got out of bed to vote for a guy they weren't all that enthusiastic about precisely because they didn't want to have an America-Flogging, Redistributionist President.

We're glad someone like Sarah Palin can stir up the kind of empathy and passion that she did without putting on airs. We hope she sticks around and attracts like-minded politicians.

We're glad Barack Obama is not Joseph Stalin.

We're glad we won't have to spend the NEXT 8 years defending a Republican Party that had abandoned its principles and only gave lip-service to them when it suited their purposes. It was necessary. But frankly, exhausting. Now the Democrats can lie in the bed they've made for themselves.

We're glad that the Democrats are probably too late to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq. (Thank you for sticking to your principles on that one, George W.)

We're glad we won't be getting multiple robo-calls on our telephones each evening ... for a while.

We're glad that a significant number of Democrats belong to the NRA.

That's all I can come up with for now.

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