Last Minute Anxiety Attack

Well, there are other places where you may feel constrained from expressing last minute doubts that our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over.

Not here!

New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Indiana- McCain runs the table.  Heck, even Stars Hollow turns to the experienced maverick and his oh so cute and smart successor, our very own Caribou Barbie!

Sackcloth and ashes for progressive hopes and dreams.

Ah well, it’s the fight I’ve always hoped for- to the death against impossible odds.


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  1. Seriously, it’s ok to worry.

    Doesn’t excuse you from fighting though.

  2. think your soul is trapped in another century.

    Ah well, it’s the fight I’ve always hoped for- to the death against impossible odds.

    Sometimes however I leave my soul in the washing machine and forget to take it out and then it gets a moldy air.

    Are you doing a Stars tonight?

  3. I admonish those I deem concern trolls, I rail against the pundits who explain how victory can be snatched from the jaws… And yet and yet hope prevails. Will we won’t we.. join the dance. I have never done well at dances. Always ended up in agony and over passed kinda like my voting record.  

    Hopes are dashed aren’t they? Even spell check dashes my hope. My doubts do not lie with the candidate or Democrats but with the freakin altered reality we have experienced day after day for the last decade. The decades before only the building crescendo to the last the final enactment of total insanity. Will we let let go? Snark and reality meet in superstition you gotta freak no?    

  4. All of those states are ???????

    Can Obama win popular vote but lose election?

    By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Liz Sidoti, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 20 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – It’s a nightmare scenario for Democrats – their nominee Barack Obama winning the popular vote while Republican John McCain ekes out an Electoral College victory. Sure, McCain trails in every recent national poll. Sure, surveys show that Obama leads in the race to reach the requisite 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

    Sure, chances of Republicans retaining the White House are remote.

    But some last-minute state polls show the GOP nominee closing the gap in key states – Republican turf of Virginia, Florida and Ohio among them, and Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania, too. . . . .

    To make you sick stuff!

    (P.S. Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Hawaii, passed away Monday.  How sad and ironic!  Both had hoped that she would see her way through until, at least, the election results!)

    • Edger on November 4, 2008 at 01:36

    Only 1,000 people showed up to see Sen. John McCain at a Tampa rally Monday — leaving even Fox News scratching their heads.

    “Kicking off the last day of the election in Tampa, Florida, John McCain was welcomed by a roughly 1,000 voters,” penned Huffington Post’s Sam Stein. “Compare that to the 15,000 people that President Bush drew to a rally in Tampa on the eve of the 2004 election. ‘What’s up with that?’ wrote Adam Smith at the St. Petersburg Times.”

    Fox News’ Carl Cameron said the event was “a little bit disturbing” for McCain’s prospects.

    “Last night in Miami Sen. McCain arrived for a midnight rally and had more than 10,000 people in Miami. Today in Tampa, for a morning event, it’s a small crowd, only about 1,000. And I can tell you is it looks like it was set up with the perimeter and all for about 10 times this crowd. In addition, you’ll note that there are no actual McCain signs here. This is one of the events that is put on, ostensibly paid for by the Republican Party.”

    Has the GOP decided he’s not worth spending another cent on?

    When you’re hot you’re hot. Or something…

  5. It’s important!

    A Quick One Re Election Voting — Important!

    There is cause for anxiety, ek, plenty of it.  

    Not trying to put a damper on our spirits (mine are high, too), but I’m afraid, too!  

    All of this anxiety is because these depraved scum in this Administration have not been brought to justice — all other criminals are brought to justice, if caught!  These criminals have been caught over and over and still not been brought to justice!  Makes me ill!  

  6. As my favorite Zen teacher used to tell me (repeatedly, because sometimes I’m slow on the uptake), “Worrying is not preparation.  Thinking is not preparation and is not reliable.”  By this he meant that worrying didn’t get anything done, and it wasn’t even a preparation for getting anything done.  Similarly, thinking about what could go wrong.  The task, so to speak, was to be focused on right action and to do that.

    There are parts of this we absolutely cannot control. We can vote.  We can call others and ask them to vote.  We can go for a walk and breathe deeply.  We can visualize a favorable outcome.  If we are skilled, we can control our anxiety. We can smile and be thankful.  If we aren’t skilled, we can find something to occupy ourselves so that our anxiety and worry don’t make us have a bad day.  

  7. …all that worryin’ is what leads liberals to needin’ big government programs to cover their butts.  

    “Oooohhhh, what happens if my heart gives out and we don’t have socialized medicine? Whatever will I do?”

    Walk it off!  That’s what a real maverick would do!

    • Edger on November 4, 2008 at 02:45

    • kj on November 4, 2008 at 03:00

    ek.  next-to-last day jitter bug blog.  

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