Harry Hope's Saloon

This blog takes it's name from the setting for O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh -- a lousy gin-mill; a smoked-out, greasy dive where the habitues have all landed, it seems, permanently. Their lives, in each case, are paralyzed by fear and laziness. Like my own.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Day After - WTF?

Wow. Republicans pick up more seats in the Senate (including, of course, Tom Daschle's)and the House. Bush wins re-election and I guess it wasn't really very close - in spite of the Kerry campaign's wan pledge last night to have every vote counted in Ohio.

How could Florida have been so closley contested in 2000 and so firmly in Bush's column now, and especially with the president's record? ... and with Nader a non-factor, no less. I scratch my head.

And what in the world would it have taken? Why could Senator Kerry not beat the man who lied about the evidence needed to make war on Iraq? Who pranced and cavorted around before the cameras in his flight suit while people were dying over there? Who lets us pay for his war, with our 3 pennies a phone call tax, our spending a half-hour's wage on a gallon of milk, a quarter-hour's on a gallon of gas? Who supported Vietnam but ran from the fight? Whose number two did likewise? Who calls for a constitutional amendment discriminating against homosexuals (and that's what it would do)? Why could Kerry not defeat this man? Why, for God's sake, was this man not impeached years ago?


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