I was going to respond in comments to this post by Hal_10000 on Right Thinking From the Left Coast, but I wound up getting a little off mark:
Here’s the thing about liberals: they will never accept that America is a conservative country. They will cling to the myth that the 2000 election was stolen,
Hal, I think you know that every time in our history, when the guy who wins the popular vote doesn’t get in because the electoral vote goes his way, the people who voted for the guy who got the most votes felt cheated, and the guy who got into office is extremely unpopular and considered an usurper only in the White House because of a technicality.
I voted for Al Gore in 2000. Here’s the thing: I actually remember an op-ed before the election (WBAL, maybe?) submitting a scenario where George W. Bush would win the popular vote but lose the electoral to Gore. I told myself, “I’d be okay with that.” So I try not to be too bitter about the opposite happening.
I try not to be bitter … That’s with eight years of the Bush Administration. That’s with Abu Ghraib, and US sanctioned torture, and every other fucked up stupid ass shit this administration has done. Spying on American citizens, detaining American citizens without cause or legal review, an unnecessary war in Iraq administered so incompetently as to defy description and belief.
So, yeah, sometimes, when I’m angry and tired, and sick of the last eight years, yeah, I cling to the desperate hope that that election was stolen, I cling to the hope that it’s all been a bad dream, a plot uncovered and dismissed before the inauguration, that the years following 9/11 unfolded differently, that somehow I’ve remembered it all wrong, that I’ve been buried in a soap’s storyline, in a coma, Bobby fucking Ewing: the last eight years never happened, all been a daydream.
Please, forgive me for that daydream. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only American with it, and that, like myself, more than just liberal Democrats are sharing in it.
Oh, and I love this book.