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What Do Other People Think?
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unwiredben
I've spent some time this morning reading what the world is saying about GW's victory. Here are links to the articles that made me think (and occasionally shiver).

From Kerry supporters:
Kerry concedes. (Boing Boing)
Bush unbound (Sidney Blumenthal, Salon)
Well, what to say? (Josh Marshall)
A Mandate for Culture War (Andrew Sullivan)
Rove's Race (John Nichols, The Nation)
A Vote for Fear (Ari Berman, The Nation)
Simple but Effective (William Saletan, Slate)

From Bush supporters:
The Great Relearning (William Bennet, National Review)
The Sound of Inevitability (Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard)
President Seabiscuit (Noemie Emery, The Weekly Standard)

I admit not being able to find many good articles on the pro-Bush side... I don't have a lot of links to those writers, and many of the ones I found from today were "nya-nya" pieces, rather than reflections on what really happened. If you've got any other good links, please post them in comments.

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PRESIDENT SEABISCUIT?!

*seethe*

I'm not even going to read the article. What a laughable fucking analogy. A tiny, injured, scrappy underdog race horse? Sure. That's exactly how I'd refer to the wealthy, spoiled, slack ass scion of a political dynasty who's, hello, the sitting incumbent.

As a state rep of my boss's acquaintance would say, "They're lahrs. Bawwwld-faced lahrs."

Well, I didn't read the article to agree with it, but to try to get into the "right" mindset on how they saw this victory. I saw some much more vitriolic pieces today when searching for links.

The key analogy of that piece is that like the horse, Bush wasn't expected to win, and while Seabiscuit had to run with actual weights, Bush was weighed down by the media. Ohhh... in restating their point, I'm starting to feel ill myself :( It's amazing to me that the right can still have their own victim mentality; of course, it's also amazing that they can call 51% a mandate.

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