The International Writers Magazine: Election Debrief: The First
TO THE THIEF- THIS TIME HE WON FAIR AND SQUARE
Most Rev. Dr. Antonio Hernández, O.M.D., A.B.F.
Here where I live, it is 7.40 a.m. as I write this- the '11th hour
after' Election Day, so to say. George Bush has, for all intents
and purposes, won the election for President of the United States
of America. Watching the results closely, I still don't know whether
to laugh or cry. I certainly have no appetite now for my long overdue
Senator John Kerry
of Massachusetts, the pretender, lost this election by what is at least
nominally an avalanche of votes. Lucky to have touched 48% of the popular
vote and with no vindication in sight, Sen. Kerry was not able to rely
on either provisional or absentee votes. The numbers in his favor are
just not there. * He has conceded to the inevitable this afternoon.
Bush won this election by a plurality bigger than we've ever seen, a
healthy and horrifying 51% landslide.
Why did this country vote for the man who was always despised by nearly
52%, who is still known as the thief and liar of the 2000 campaigns?
Why choose a dumb ass warmonger over a smart, sharp politician who could
have salvaged the mess here and in Iraq?
Because Kerry is a wet smack, that's why. His campaign failed, hit the
ground limping and never really caught on the way it should have done.
In some ways it seemed to have boosted Bush's approval rating above
and beyond its previous abysmal level. Never one to back away from mistakes,
I admit that Kerry impressed me, that I became devoted to him. But as
I always said- and I said it here first, my friends- I never liked Kerry.
He was not my man. Didn't even know who he was.
The point is that he grew on me over the last month or so; that is too
little too late for a senior politician who wants to be president. Kerry's
motto throughout seems to have been, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE, AND THEN
SOME. If it got rid of that usurping madman Bush, it was good enough
for me. So my pals are correct when they say I'm a pushover for losers
before I start.
Trouble is that Kerry the Lanky Blueblood (or so he is perceived) never
reached the gun-totin'-nachos-and-tailgate-party crowd here in the Midwest.
He turned off voters by the thousands and the Christian right saw him
as Satan incarnate. Funny, how they have the last laugh, with the devil
sitting pretty in the White House already!
I deem it necessary to move ahead. Bush, hateful and incompetent though
he surely is, now has the people's genuine seal of approval. I must
and will respect that office, which is why I hate Bush so much in the
first place. The voters did not seem to feel he is undeserving of a
second stab in the Oval Office. As an American, I'm compelled to be
loyal out of respect.
But what was it that made Bush so strong? My less-than-level-headed
cronies who supported Bush said all along that this election was his
to win. Full stop. I often asked them whether they were mad... I felt
that American common sense would prevail. My galactically stupid Bush-loving
pals were right. Not only right- they guessed the exact margin, months
ago! Bush 51%, Kerry 48%. Those are numbers I would not even publish
at the time. Who knows how much money was lost on that bet!
President George W.Bush. HAIL TO THE CHIEF, BABY. And that is why I'm
so angry, I can't focus my eyes.
© Rev Antonio Hernandez - November 3rd 2004
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