“The term swiftboating is a pejorative American neologism used to describe an unfair or untrue political attack. The term is derived from the name of the organization “Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” (SBVT, later the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) because of their widely publicized—and later discredited—campaign against 2004 U.S. presidential candidate John Kerry”
The elections last night were complicated. Both sides are feeling victory and loss today. The hardest losses for me to absorb seem like in hindsight, were an obvious outcome – Republicans won in the very red states and promise more of the same. Clearly no one is happy with “the same”, but people don’t like change of values even more, and these races were made about (perceived) values and nothing to do with leadership, so we will keep on keepin on.
Hypocrisy is a forgivable sin in politics. Should it be?
Every time the last president played golf, we heard fake outrage from the same people who remain silent at the current president’s 13th time in his first 60 days, without question the defining days of a presidency and its legacy.
At this point it’s more probable that Donald Trump is either going to win the national election, or the tie will go to the House of Representatives to pick the winner, which most likely would be a Trump win as well.
The House and Senate both appear to be a safe keep for the Republican Party also tonight.
Nathan, obviously a fan of Sara Palin
I wouldn’t have guessed this a few months ago from being possible, but the United States has elected its first African-American president and this is, without doubt, history in the making.
I hope he does well, from what I have seen from his campaign, he looks like he will be a good leader. Joe Biden was a good choice for VP as well so they have everything going for them in setting up their administration.
As of midnight EST, I am showing Kerry at 188 Electoral Votes and Bush at 237 Votes. If they both win their projected states (and none of the states have turned yet) This will bring the total to Kerry 266, Bush 271. One vote over the 270 required to win. It all depends on Ohio right now.
If Kerry wins in Ohio, (still at 70%) then the Electoral vote will go Bush 251 / Kerry 286. Right now Bush is ahead in Ohio by a small lead. You could probably crack a diamond with the ass tension in both party headquarters right now.
I voted in my first election today. I think I accidentally voted strait ticket because the form is really confusing.
My mom was in town visiting, she went with me and was a trooper waiting in line.