Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Live blogging, long lines, Lindsey wins... the Big Day!

Live blogging the election over at FEMINISTE!

A bit overwhelmed by the technology. It's like a chat room, but you are blogging. WILD! I am flattered to be included.

Also, check out Lotus's excellent rant about the election process in the US. Having just stood in line an hour and a half, I can relate:

It has been said any number of times but it merits repeating: If the US were a "third world" nation, we would condemn our election system as a travesty.

It is a disgrace. An utter, shameful, disgrace. And this doesn't have a damn thing to do with who you want to win or whether you are content with two parties (I'm not) or urge support of third, fourth, fifth parties to keep the ideas flowing (I do). It has nothing to do with pulling the lever or filling in the oval or whatever for Barack Obama or Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader or, hell, Bob Barr.

Having to stand in line for five, six, even eight hours in order to vote is unacceptable. More than merely unacceptable: It is a threat to the very concept of the vote. Again, this has nothing to do with being capitalist or socialist, blue or red or Green. It has to do with having a functioning republic.
Preach it, preach it!

In election results, John McCain has just taken my state, South Carolina, as expected.

And his #1 lackey, Senator Lindsey Graham has handily won re-election.

Listening to: Grateful Dead - I Know You Rider
via FoxyTunes


Dave Dubya said...

Since the republicans are openly opposed to democracy, we may not see a fair and reasonable process in elections for a loooong time.

This one should be a landslide, but may turn out artificially close.

David Wornica said...

This has been incredible thus far, especially the senatorial and house races! As for the presidential election, we'll see what happens come closer to midnight!

LarryE said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the link!

JoJo said...

Well I prefer our system to that of Canada. The PM can dismiss Parliament if he doesn't like it and call for a new election, like he did this fall. I sure wouldn't want the Pres. to have the power to call for an election any time he wanted to or dismiss Congress.

But i don't understand why people don't vote absentee like we do on the west coast (for the most part)? It's soooo much easier.

YogaforCynics said...

Red and white,
Blue suede shoes,
I'm Uncle Sam,
How do you do?

Gimme five,
I'm still alive,
Aint' no luck,
I learned to duck.

Wave that flag,
Wave it wide and high....

Renegade Evolution said...



YAY! He won!


Daisy said...

YFC, that's a great idea, and I'm posting it! :)

jovan b. said...

Sadly, each of the four House Republicans in our Congressional delegation were re-elected as well. Henry Brown defeated Linda Ketner in House District 1. In my home district, Joe Wilson defeated Rob Miller. In the district to my west (District 3), Gresham Barrett defeated Jane Dyer. And in your home district, Daisy, Bob Inglis was re-elected.

Daisy said...

Jovan, oohhhhh, don't remind me. We thought Ted Christian had a chance to beat Inglis, before his elimination in the run-off. :(

I knew Paul Corden could never be confrontational enough to win against Inglis in a heavily fundie-Republican district--but Ted would at least significantly hurt Inglis with his rogue/libertarian approach to politics.

Alas, we didn't even get the chance. (((sigh)))