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Thursday, November 04, 2004

They Waited Almost 24 Hours

posted by Jazz at 11/04/2004 06:54:00 AM

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For everyone who chided moderates and liberals about their "baseless fears" over a future dominated by neocon and theocon hawks, I will direct your attention to this.

Exulting in their electoral victories, President Bush's conservative supporters immediately turned to staking out mandates for an ambitious agenda of long-cherished goals, including privatizing Social Security, banning same-sex marriage, remaking the Supreme Court and overturning the court's decisions in support of abortion rights.

"Now comes the revolution," Richard Viguerie, the dean of conservative direct mail, told about a dozen fellow movement stalwarts gathered around a television here, tallying up their Senate seats in the earliest hours of the morning. "If you don't implement a conservative agenda now, when do you?"


This is less than two days after the polls closed. Congratulations, America. The old saying, "be careful what you wish for" would leap to mind, but my mind is still not ready to leap anywhere. Except, possibly, to Ireland.

Expatriot... hrmm. Has a rather "trendy" sound, doesn't it?