Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I see bad things coming...

I'd love to be upbeat and optimistic, but right now, as we await the returns, I see two scenarios, and they're both bad for the country.

1) Barack Obama wins the election. With a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, the worst, most socialistic elements in the Democratic party get their way for the next two years, and the damage to the economy and the national defense will be felt for a long time.

2) John McCain wins the election. The Bush-Derangement-Syndrome sufferers instantly transform into McCain-Derangement-Syndrome sufferers, and the political divisiveness, particularly from the left, gets significantly worse. (Though it's hard to see how that would be possible.) There are accusations of stolen elections, demonstrations, and possibly riots. The Democratic Congress gives President McCain nothing that looks like a honeymoon, and the only policy that goes through is amnesty. Everyone loses. Ugliness ensues.


(There is, of course, a version of scenario 2 which is even worse - McCain wins the electoral college and Obama wins the popular vote. You think things were bad after that happened in 2000? Ay caramba! The mind boggles when contemplating the possible ramifications of that outcome...)

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