After months of hammering on the Republican candidates obvious weaknesses the time has finally arrived for the voters to decide: John McCain versus Barack Obama.
After nearly two years on the campaign trail a tired and old looking McCain is limping into the general election, out of cash, out of ideas, and resigned to defeat at the hands of the young and vibrant Senator from Illinois.
The events surrounding the campaign have been reminiscent of the movie A Perfect Storm.
At the unfortunate cost of immense suffering at home and abroad, all of the policies of the last eight years of the Bush Administration and the Republican ruled Congress have converged and imploded at nearly the same time, nearly guaranteeing a landslide victory for the charismatic Barack Obama.
Over the spring and summer the economy had gone into a deep recession, inflation and unemployment at an all time high, and with record numbers of middle Americans being thrown out of their homes and onto the streets due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis. The Republican economy was in shambles. Candidate Obama’s recent economic summit with leading progressive economists and environmental leaders (a stark contrast to Vice President Cheney’s secret energy meetings) has produced a solid plan for economic recovery, centering on creating jobs through developing an Apollo type program for energy independence and “The Greening of America.” Combined with a push to “restore America’s broken infrastructure,” even the promise of higher taxes on the most wealthy of Americas has not dampened enthusiasm for this bold proposal, set to start on Day One of his tenure in the White House.
The Surge in Iraq has been exposed as a policy of smoke and mirrors, with the insurgent forces in Iraq following nearly exactly the strategy that George Bush had outlined in refusing to bring the troops home. Waiting for American forces to be so worn down by what was in essence a timetable, pushing more and more troops in until the military finally broke under the pressure. The relative calm over the winter explode over the spring when the Iraqi parliament finally acceded to the Cheney plan for oil profit distribution when the legislation was found to be not much more than a gift to the major oil companies, at the cost of the Iraqi people. Insurgent forces who had been gathering strength while laying low, finally struck at the low point of Americas exhausted military strength. Violence has raged for months, and the American military, broken and dispirited and ill equipped due to Bush Administration policies. Finally are preparing to withdraw with in the face of mounting casualties and chaos, The Republicans war supporters in Congress are desperately scrambling to save face after seven years of ill advised war and attempting to find the least damaging plan to finally bring the troops home. With the Bush Administration leaving office, and Obama’s promise to rebuild and renew a strong United Nations, a new coalition of countries willing to participate in a peacekeeping force is forming. Experts say it will take decades for the American military to recover. Obama’s plan to support and care for veteran funded by fines on War Profiteers such as Halliburton have gained wide acclaim from an angry nation.
The amount of war profiteering uncovered in the long awaited impeachment hearing of Dick Cheney has truly shocked and angered the the nation. As have the revelations of how fully informed the now universally reviled administration was as to the lack of threat that Sadaam Hussein posed to the world. Representative John Conyers, finally freed of the constraints imposed upon him by the now sheepish and embarrassed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (expected to be replaced as Speaker in the new session of Congress) is expected to bring impeachment proceedings against George Bush soon. As America finally acts against the despised leader, even as he leaves office, government leaders and Human Rights groups around the world are gearing up for War Crimes trials.
All of these factors combined have virtually guaranteed not just a landslide victory for soon to be President Obama, but an unprecedented number of victories for Democrats in Congress as well. Thought to be easily enough to give the Democrats a super-majority, which Obama says he will use to roll back Bush administration policies across the board, including Unitary executive powers.
All of these factors and occurrences converging at once…combined with the rash of continuing Republican sex and corruption scandals over the summer, have combined into what can only be described as a Perfect Storm for the Democrats. Rousing the American People from their slumber and involving them in record numbers in the political process. All previous voter turnout numbers are expected to be shattered. Pundits and political experts alike are predicting that this perfect storm is a blow that could nearly destroy the Republican Party as we know it, and it is universally acknowledged that this election spells the end of the current Republican ideology. Thus almost certainly ends a dark epoch for the people of America, and for a world that has suffered under eight years at the hand of the Republican Congress, Dick Cheney, and George Bush, now withe recent revelations uncovered through the impeachment process, acclaimed without a shadow of doubt the worst President in America…and perhaps the worst ruler ever seen in all of world history.
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Liberal Bloggers at sites like Daily Kos and the newly emergent Docudharma (heh!) are of course, ecstatic and crowing in the validation of their years long fight, even while fervently promising to hold President Obama’s feet to the fire to make sure he carries through on his broad and courageous agenda. Senator Obama recently stated, “Without the passion and the fire and the support of the blogging community, none of this could have happened.
Reached for comment, prominent and beloved Daily Kos blogger DHinMI stated, “I knew impeachment would happen all along, and am proud to have had some small role in bringing it about by tirelessly encouraging impeachment advocates. Obama ROX!!!”