Can’t you just feel the love from the Philadelphia Daily News.
SO IT’S OVER.
Sen. John Kerry gave a gracious concession speech yesterday. President Bush delivered an equally graceful victory speech. And everyone is eager to take a few weeks away from divisive politics, either to celebrate or lick his or her wounds and peeling off Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers. …
Yes, those who opposed this administration – including this page – lost the election. But despite some right-wing pundits who believe the loyal opposition should just shut up now, the opposite should happen. Sorry, Dick Cheney, a four-million-vote margin of victory in an election in which more than 114 million votes were cast does not translate into an overwhelming mandate. Bush deserves congratulations for his victory. But congratulations, not appeasement, is all he should get, because we know what his agenda will be for the next four years, and little of it is good for the long-term health of this country.
Cleaning up the current putrid mess of debt, division and despair in Iraq is as beyond this administration’s abilities tomorrow as it was yesterday. We would be happy to be proven wrong, but we suspect we won’t be.
I just love it when the media brings us all together to share warm fuzzy moments such as these.