It might be a good idea fo brace youdself for the worst, even while hoping for the best. There is an election night tendency to sometimes let our hopes lead only to find them turning around and stabbing us right in the heart. This, unfortunately, is the condition of being a Democrat. Best to take care of your heart.
and with the media calling the elections when only a small minority of the vote is in, we're essentially fucked. Why vote? Only 7% of the population need bother if that's where they're calling it at these days. Jesus. I need to start on this beer quick.
The Dems won a whole slew of seats in 2006 and 2008 that, based on history, they had no business winning. The GOP and Bush White House were so outrageously disastrous that the Dems picked up a ton of seats in places where Dem support is scant. Fact: there were 44 House districts in 2008 that elected a Democrat to the House while *simultaneously* going for McCain.
This GOP wave has a lot to do with the economy, but it's also a big fat snap-back, the GOP taking back seats they wouldn't have lost in the first place had Bush and the GOP congress not been such total disasters.
Hey pitt...ya walking bow-legged this morning? ANALize your writings here and try to understand why Democratic Underground is better than you will ever be. So sad...you give President Obama a bad name...
28. I know this is not about what geniuses the Repubs and baggers are.
It's why this is probably not going to be quite so painful for me. I was just noticing some irrational exuberance, and I've been there and done that and I know it really, really sucks to have that punctured by reality.
19. I may have stumbled onto the right way to do it
it would wake me up in the middle of the night too. also day after headache.
And then a couple months ago something happened -- I forget what, now, although I wrote about it somewhere around here -- that left me desperate. I forgot headaches. I forgot insomnia. I ransacked my empty cabinet and mixed my medicinal tincture quality, 100 or so proof vodka with some orange juice and downed that.
WOWSERS! Instant relief. Slept like a lump right through the night. NO HANGOVER.
A coworker from Estonia explained to me later that "veeth good Wotka, no headache. no hangover. dat ees GOOT Wotka"
I have since discovered not to do it too often. a few days running or within a week, and I start to get very irritable and snappish. but for emergencies...good to go. :D
15. It's been a fairly-painful two years; whatever happens tonight, it's just the Party...
...getting its just reward for doing damned little about the many real problems facing us (and not even complaining very much/ very well about being blocked from doing anything).
Many of us have been grieving since Obama hired his inauguration entertainers and first announced his cabinet and White House Chief- of-Staff and we've repeatedly we told anyone who would listen that this wasn't going to end well for the Party.
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