It’s Friday, and the U.S. election (otherwise known as our long, national nightmare) is finally over. No longer are our communication media filled with some of the nastiest political invective since, well, since the last election.
We now have, however, the blather-sphere lending their inconsiderable analytical skills to telling us all what President Obama’s win actually means. The predictable spin that is so well-loved by politicals is making me sick all over again. Today, I didn’t read anything about the election, bailing out on CNBC’s Squawk Box in favor of Looney Tunes as my treadmill-bound entertainment. Hm, not sure of the difference!
At some point, I’ll want to reconnect == there were a few things that cropped up this week that I found fascinating – including the county-by-county map of popular vote, shaded by margin. The President’s people will claim a mandate, the Republican leadership will point out the margin of victory and claim there surely isn’t a mandate. Both sides seem to be heading for a game of Chicken over the “fiscal cliff.” Posturing, positioning, poppycock has already squirted into the news.
With as many really important issues to tackle, it all seems to come down to these two points:
- “The wealthy need to contribute a little more so we can do the things Americans want their government to do.”
- “Socialism is a great system, until you run out of other people’s money.”
I’m just too tired to write anything more about it.