Wednesday, November 03, 2004

What Sprizee Said (My election 2 cents)

I've spent much of today being angry, sad, and depressed and saying a lot of really hurtful and bad things about the idiots (some 52% of voters) who voted for Bush. I am not sorry for any of what I said and in a way hope that these voters learn the hard way of their error and stupidity but more so, not at the cost of the sane 48% of us who could properly impregnate a chad, color in a circle, connect the dot, or whatever nonsensical, non-standard method of voting we endured to select our John Kerry.

Considering my feeling of rage haven't subsided much, I'll leave you with a link to the beautiful and intelligent Sprizee's thoughts which are almost a mirror image of the few moments of calm, intelligence that came from my lips today.


JohnnyD said...

With all due love and respect, is it at all possible that 52% of Americans simply disagree with you? Seems a bit arrogant to think that all those people that didn't vote the way you did must be "stupid." And they blame the right for the divisiveness. In the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka (right war, right time), "Lighten up, Francis."

JohnnyD said...

"But in an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning we all wake up as Americans. And that -- that is the greatest privilege and the most remarkable good fortune that can come to us on earth.

With that gift also comes obligation. We are required now to work together for the good of our country. In the days ahead, we must find common cause. We must join in common effort without remorse or recrimination, without anger or rancor. America is in need of unity and longing for a larger measure of compassion.

I hope President Bush will advance those values in the coming years. I pledge to do my part to try to bridge the partisan divide. I know this is a difficult time for my supporters, but I ask them, all of you, to join me in doing that.

Now, more than ever, with our soldiers in harm's way, we must stand together and succeed in Iraq and win the war on terror. I will also do everything in my power to ensure that my party, a proud Democratic Party, stands true to our best hopes and ideals."

-John F. Kerry
November 3, 2004
Fanueil Hall

Joy said...

I'm not ready to take the high road yet. Maybe I will be later. I believe those words John Kerry (my president) said and am glad he said them. However, many of those 52% voted against their own best interest because they focused on what they call "moral issues" which translates to wanting to legislate morality. OK, I'll stop now. I'm trying to calm down about all this and see if I can move to Canada.

Chris said...

JohnnyD has often been the voice of reason - and it's no mistake that is is The Best Man (as in the Best Man at my Wedding). John is one of those people that speaks wisdom from places that some may have heard of and some will never know. John was the only human on the planet that could make me stop routing against the Red Sox. Thanks Johnny for bursting my bubble of vicious anger and helping me o find level ground (see my more current post entitled "Redemption".

sprizee said...

As I said to my dad (who I pretty sure is W's number one supporter even though my dad has always been under that false impression that he's a "independent"... Dad, I hate to break it to you but anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh on a regular basis is decidedly NOT an independent) I hope that how I feel about how W is completely wrong. I'd love to be wrong on this one because if I'm right some very scary things could be possible. At any rate, I don't hate anyone I know who voted for Bush. I simply disagree with their choice.

After all, that's why America is so great. Everyone can say what they feel without fear of being locked away... at least right now that's true... unless you're a terrorist or a suspected terrorist... let's hope the slope isn't so slippery that the free speakers of the world start to be silenced.