I'm slightly less bitter today. As a matter of fact, I've pretty much come to terms with the fact that the 51% of people in this country are stupid rednecks. If you get right down to it, that percentage has probably remained unchanged throughout the history of the republic. This time, the idiots voted for Bush. I'm sure plenty of idiots voted for Clinton, and FDR, and Lincoln, and other good Presidents as well. Thing is, in this election they had the chance to vote for one of their own, and they took it.
Since there is no way to keep idiots from voting (or breeding, for that matter) we've just got to live with it. We survived Reagan and his idiot constituency. We even (barely) survived Nixon and his idiot constituency. I'm pretty sure we can survive Bush.
The fun thing about a second Bush term (if you can call watching your country pay the price for arrogance and stupidity fun) will be kicking back and enjoying the show as Bush is forced to live with results of his first disastrous term.
Freedom right around the corner in Iraq? Let's see it.
Economy perking up? Show us the money.
Deficit cut in half without raising taxes? This oughta be good.
Osama on the run? He looked pretty relaxed to me.
We've just got to tread water, try to limit the damage the right-wingers inflict in the next Congress, and hope that we can make some gains in the mid-term elections.
It's not the end of the world. The republic has endured a lot worse than a third-rate tinhorn like W can dish out. We'll pull through.
Bonus: Okay people, here's the obligatory link to the Jesusland map.