Post-Election Roundup Number One

Politico reports that voter turnout “shatter[ed] all records.” Sixty-four percent of Americans registered to vote showed up at the polls. That translates to more than 130 million people.

The Huffington Post has set up a special page devoted entirely to President-Elect Obama’s Cabinet and White House staff choices. Thanks, Steve.

Ralph Nader called in to a local Fox radio station in Houston and said the following: “To put it very simply, he is our first African American president; or he will be. And we wish him well. But his choice, basically, is whether he’s going to be Uncle Sam for the people of this country, or Uncle Tom for the giant corporations.” What a class act, eh?

Some words to describe global reaction to Obama’s becoming POTUS: giddy, thrilled, joyous, excited, hopeful. AP writer John Leicester’s description particularly moved me.

The Wall Street Journal opinion page is moved, too — to outraged tears at the disgraceful way that Pres. Bush has been treated, by everyone. The American people should be ashamed of themselves:

The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

One Response to “Post-Election Roundup Number One”

  1. Dustin says:

    The WSJ should be glad we’re not a vindictive nation; if we were Bush, Cheney, and most of his top advisors would likely be in prison. Bush has cost our nation and the world far too much in lives, dollars, and reputation to be deserving of any sort of “loyalty”.

    He’s not a king, he’s not a God, he’s just an inept politician.

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