Now, what’s next?
Trying to prevent socialist policies from intruding into American government, perhaps? 😀
Comment by Husband John — November 5, 2008 @ 4:47 pm
Well, yes: Obama should do that very effectively – he’s a good solid conservative, after all.
Even so, his brand of conservatism/right-wing Christianity will come as a relief after the mindless fascism of the Bush regime.
Comment by jesurgislac — November 5, 2008 @ 5:12 pm
Ah-ha – a point on which we mostly agree! 😀
Though I don’t classify Obama as a conservative, I’m all for giving the boot to Bush; in fact, I wish the boot came earlier and with a big fat metal toed impeachment, personally. I don’t know who did, but I certainly didn’ vote for the guy!
Comment by Husband John — November 5, 2008 @ 5:49 pm
Although Prop 8 makes me so angry, it’s tainting the joy.
Comment by lowly_adjunct — November 5, 2008 @ 6:52 pm
I’m with lowly–the anti-gay ballot measures have tempered my enthusiasm just a little. But still, yay.
Comment by Caroline — November 5, 2008 @ 7:49 pm
Lowly – Yeah, the news about the Prop 8 passing (and two other anti-marriage and one anti-adoption amendment, in Florida, Arkansas, and Oklahoma) really tainted the joy of Obama’s win.
And I have all sorts of cynical thoughts about what Obama will and will not aim to get done in the next 4 years (unless electoral reform is on his list, then we can hope for 8).
Still. Whatever comes, the threat of a McSame/Palin Presidency is gone. It appears that even a homophobic Mormon *waves at HusbandJohn* voted for Obama, so that’s pretty cool.
I have hope. I was very afraid McSame was going to get into the White House and kill it.
Comment by jesurgislac — November 5, 2008 @ 8:46 pm
By the way, Jesurgislac, I’m sure you have probably already been told this, but I really miss your commentary on Slacktivist. You were one of my favorite parts of that community. I’ve actually delurked and started getting into some of the threads there because I feel like the sort of arguments you usually voice are left out of the debate.
So. Just a geeky fangirl comment. 🙂
Comment by Caroline — November 6, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
Aw, thanks, Caroline. *grins* Geeky fangirls always welcome!
I’ve actually delurked and started getting into some of the threads there because I feel like the sort of arguments you usually voice are left out of the debate.
Well, the criticism that was launched against me – that all the other regulars seemed to agree with – was that I had the effect of silencing debate. That was the final trigger for leaving, though once I’d done it, I’m afraid I did conclude it was past time I’d quit. 😉 And if my leaving has meant you delurk there and join in, well… I’d say that’s a plus. I really would.
Comment by jesurgislac — November 6, 2008 @ 7:31 pm
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