I’m reminded of the first episode of Invader Zim. “I’m gonna sing the doom song! Doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom…”

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  1. You may be too young to remember, but the country survived eight years of Reagan, as did the Democratic party.

    But I’m not sure that’s the case here. Kerry overwhelmingly won voters whose main concern was the economy. Unfortunately, those votes were dwarfed by those for whom the main issue was the war on terrorism and “moral issues” (i.e. stemming the tide of gay rights). They’ve basically been able to use God and fear of terrorism to get lower-income Southerners and midwesterners to vote for tax breaks for billionaires. And if that isn’t FUBAR, I don’t know what is.

    It’s weird to live in the one of the few really solid Democratic strongholds in the country. New York, Massachusetts and California all have Republican governors and Republican mayors in their largest city. Illinois was the ONLY place where the GOP got their asses kicked in this election, and after the Keyes debacle, the Illinois GOP looks likely to be the party of opposition for a while longer yet.

  2. Hmmmm…on the thought of Republican governors…

    I became cravenly disgusted earlier today as I suddenly realized I had been harboring, unbeknownst to myself, feelings of relief that Schwarzenegger was my governor. Hail the terminator for he will protect us, the blue Californians, from the full blast of all-out hatred from the GOP! I suddenly felt dirty, as if I were in the 1940’s in Germany and happy that my daddy was a Nazi and thus increasing my safety.

    Good luck Illinois! At least Obama won!

    I pray to any of the gods out there to never have to take a job in a red state. Alas, it is probably just a matter of time. Too much education unfortunately sometimes gets you to a place you don’t want to be…geographically at least.

  3. The country survived Reagan because the Democrats controlled Congress, and because his main foreign policy antagonist was Gorbachev, who turned out to be not an antagonist at all.

    Our outlook today is rather more grim along both these dimensions.

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