BUSH'S WORST NIGHTMARE COMES TRUE
DEMOCRATS SWEEP TO VICTORY
AMERICAN VOTED FOR HOPE, NOT FEAR
They voted overwhelmingly against the Republicans because of the American tragedy that is the 'War On Iraq'....No, wait, they voted against the Republicans because of the rampant corruption, the sex scandals and the bribery scandals...No, wait, they voted against the Republicans because they wanted payback against Bush, Rove, Cheney & Rumsfeld...No, wait, they voted against the Republicans because the Grand Old Party didn't stop 9/11, screwed up the response to Hurricane Katrina and ignored the threat of global warming...No, wait, they voted against the Republicans because...
Maybe it was one of these issues, or some of them, or all of them. Americans interviewed after they voted yesterday had a myriad of reasons not to vote Republican in the 2006 mid-term elections, certainly far more reasons not to vote Republican than to vote for the Democrats.
It's quickly becoming known as the 'Protest Vote' election, which basically translates out as meaning the majority of Americans felt that the Republicans had well and truly done their dash, and had fucked up far too many times to be trusted again.
But after watching the pre-election race unfold, after reading hundreds of speeches by Democrats and Republicans and all of the Bush and Cheney speeches over the past two months, and after spending far too much time trawling through the right-wing conservative blogs, we at 'Your New Reality' can only reach one conclusion as to why the Republicans have suffered such a sweeping, humiliating defeat.
Americans voted for Hope, not Fear.
Most of the Democrat contenders went for the 'Hope' while Republican contenders lashed out with 'The Fear'.
And none more so than President Bush, who declared that victory for the Democrats would mean, "the terrorists win".
And the use of Fear as a marketing tool, flogging that kind of desperation, only works for so long. After years of being told they were about to have their heads blown off at any moment by terrorists, Americans simply stopped believing Bush Co. when they said : "Vote For Us Or You're All Doomed".
Who wants to live their lives like that? Life is too short to be scared of every brown-skinned person clutching a Koran.
The Republicans tried to sell 'The Fear' one last time, and it didn't work.
They blew it.
And Karl Rove, the alleged mastermind of American electioneering, revealed that he had no tricks left in his magic bag. It was Rove who confronted President Bush and delivered the bad news. The media says he was 'disappointed', but you can bet that he was also 'furious', 'disgusted' and 'explosive'.
Bush doesn't take bad news well, and is notorious for reducing underlings to tears and tremors when they have to tell him something he doesn't want to hear.
The Democrats virtual clean sweep of the House of Representatives is truly one of the most remarkable and world-important election results for a good decade in the United States.
Many in the world today are hoping and praying that things are going to change in the United States, particularly as far as their foreign policy is concerned, and there is fresh hope that the Democrats will keep their promises on changing the course of US policy when it comes to Iraq, and the 'War On Terror' in general.
Despite the negative hype, most of the world wants the United State restored to its rightful, and once glorious, top shelf, position as the the guiding light of democracy, human rights and freedom. They don't just want it, they need it to be so.
But it's going to be an uphill battle for the Democrats to do all these things, and also stop the US from plunging into the Great New Depression that the world's central bankers are expecting to dawn in the next few years.
The Democrats victory has brought the United States some much-needed breathing space as far as the rest of the world is concerned. They are expecting big changes, and they will be more patient now the Republicans no longer control Congress or the Senate (Jim Webb is expected to win Virginia once tens of thousands of military absentee votes are counted).
President Bush, of course, is still in charge, he is still 'The Decider', he still wields The Veto, but he has promised to sit down and keep an open mind and work with the Democrats to fix the US's problems.
Either that, or he could use his new powers-of-virtual-dictatorship (thanks to the Military Tribunal laws) to declare martial law and name enough key Democrats as "enemy non-combatants" and toss them all into Gitmo, or one of the dozen or so detainee camps now being built across the US by Haliburton subsidaries.
Then he wouldn't have to sit down, grit his teeth and listen to the Democrats tell him "this is the way it's going to be now."
But, of course, even President Bush wouldn't go that crazy.
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