A historian's comments on current events, foreign and domestic.
It's hilarious that the network talking heads continue to walk on eggshells. Betfair, which has taken over $25m in wagering on the election, had Obama at 1/14 early in the afternoon; he's now 2/100! And you can bet $100k at those odds if you like.In other words, it's over.
I have to admit to everyone,,, the most glaring feelings in my mind after the reality set in was of regret, that the polarizing politics of the right pulled me into a "dumb down" type frame of mind that would think the ignorance of the American political scene wasn't as much in my corner as it was in theirs, that maybe I was no different than Bush/Rove type voters/politicians that realized success for Republicans was hinged on the level of divisions in America.... I am more thankful for America's experience with the "red/blue" Bush/Cheney era, hopefully it is the lesson needed for those whose feet remain cemented into any one ideology, or philosophy, in a very diverse nation America has obviously become.... Obama Nation, right or wrong, was inevitable and every far right American voter can claim just as much credit for it as anybody in this country.... I am sorry I am just now seeing this obvious truth, although I am not sorry about the way it was revealed to me...God works in mysterious ways,,, I'm very thankful...I have learned amazingly enough that the reality of a President Barrack [whose sane] Obama was the most sane choice America could make because he was right, right not to be pulled in,,, by the baseless attacks from the right, and that the fear tactics could be out maneuvered instead of answered...I am thankful finally to have a leader that has risen above the stupidity of division..I am thankful finally in America to think maybe I/we have a leader a bit more intelligent than the intollerent childish bully dictator that demands loyalty more so than honest common sense ideas that include everyone.. Finally I can believe right/wrong,, America has a leader smarter than me....I regret my negative thoughts aimed at all conservatives, but I don't think McCain would have been the fine tuning needed as most conservatives seemed to believe,, just because of the way McCain let the base shape him, instead of an Obama way of thinking,, that maybe the idea and apparent reason for his success, of shaping the base.The question now is can we face the mistakes of the past, and create a better future at the same time,,I'm only catchin' one melody on it,, and it has been like the truth always is,,,always there,,,,waiting for us all...Yes we can!!!Yes we can!!!Yes we can!!!Yes we can!!!Yes we can!!!We'll see!,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, said the Old Zen BuddistDrJ This election has been the experience of a lifetime,,,Thank you Mr President...
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