I’m saying, “I told you so,” because I always knew Barack Obama was precisely the black cat this country needs. By consistently showing he’s smarter, more agile, cooler, and can get things done without using his claws, he’s sending the rival who hounded him slinking back to the Senate with his tail between his legs.
Unfortunately, John McCain had to learn the hard way that calling everybody “my friend” doesn’t make them so. It was sad watching him and Palin grope for love with Joe the Plumber, Tito the Builder, and other gullible tradespeople, and it still didn’t get them elected.
Even Palin’s non-stop, truthless, factless trash-talk about Obama couldn’t do the trick. They still lost in most of the states they craved, including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia.
Republicans got their noses thumped good at the polls, also losing seats in both houses of Congress. Now maybe we can bury Karl Rove’s slash and smear style of politics in the litterbox where it belongs. This country – and the world – clearly have had enough.
Voters showed that they did learn something from the past 8 years of meanness and backward thinking. The majority of Americans are not racists, they want to play nice with everybody, and they’re in no mood to be duped again by bullies with trumped-up threats and appeals to their ugliest emotions.
It makes me proud to be an Americat.