I feel like this is a day where the seams of our system are going to be showing and will be stretched. I hope they don't come apart. It didn't really hit me until just today and until after I cast my vote. I guess I was excited before I cast my vote, because I felt like I had some power. Now it's totally out of my hands (unless, I suppose, I show up somewhere as an after-the-last-minute volunteer). I'm worried. Let's get a result and get it over with.
your leadership affects everyone on this planet, think about it:stopbush
if you think that this is political crap we are sorry for bother you
Mike, this is, bar none, the stupidest thing you've ever written on this site. Equating the Revolutionary War to today ("what we do affects them, but they have no vote?") is asinine.
But, hey, if your dude gets in the House, we'll have a whole lot of global tests to pass, right?
Anyway, that's the particular thing that gets my goat. But generally speaking, I believe that with great power comes great responsibility. We hold our presidents to higher moral standards than Joe Six-Pack, and rightfully so. If we're going to choose to continue to be the most powerful country in the world, it's not unreasonable for other countries to expect more of us than the pursuit of the narrowest of narrow self-interest and the accumulation of more and more power. In the words of Dr. Evil, we should "throw them a frickin' bone" every once in a while. And not even necessarily because we should martyr ourselves for the greater good (Ayn Rand, I'm looking at you) but because it's good policy to not have everybody hate us unless it's necessary. And when it comes to Iraq, it wasn't necessary!
It just doesn't work the simplistic way that you're painting it, and it won't, until we're Oceania. And for you yokels painting Bush as Big Brother, well, don't let that particular irony slap you on the ass on the way out.