It's amazing that the American people seem to have been less than impressed with the Republican party's record over the past eight years.
How, I wonder, could they have a problem with
- The executive authorizing torture and getting justice department officials to dissemble about it
- Illegal wiretaps on all Americans
- Economic catastrophe claiming hundred year old banks
- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and thousands of Americans dead in a war for nothing
- Detention without trial in a remote gulag
Way to go, George! Check out this spookily prescient piece from the Onion back in 2001. Bush: Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity is Finally Over
I'm no big fan of Marxist wealth redistibutors whether they are handing my money to bank executives and weapons manufacturers, like Bush or to government equality enforcers or single "4x4" mothers (four kids by four men) like Obama probably will.
But, if nothing else, Americans now have a great put-down for any sneering Europeans: just ask them what's the chance of somebody like Obama becoming German chancellor? Or French president? Yeah, right. "Only in America"
It's amazing that only four years ago, Obama went to Illinois State Senator Emil Jones and said to him "I understand you have the power to make a US Senator!"
And now here we are.
Despite the time of year, Obama even gets to enjoy mild weather down in Grant Park. And given his resounding victory, there is now every chance that Chicago will still be standing tomorrow morning.
This blog disagrees with your policies, Barack, but raises a glass to salute the achievement of somebody with no advantages or anybody pulling strings who made it to the top of Harvard Law and has now made it to become leader of the greatest nation on Earth. Well done!