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Mr. McCain, you should be ashamed.

John McCain, I have never agreed with your political views. I would not have voted for you in the recent election. I did, however, have a vague sense of respect for you as a person who has served this country for many years. I no longer have any respect for you, however, after the past few months of the most vile, insulting, and disgraceful tactics employed by your campaign in the name of getting you elected into office.

I don’t care whose idea it was to smear and slander Obama. It was your campaign. It was your responsibility. I don’t care if Palin turned out to be a nightmare. You picked her. It was your decision. And now I’ve heard that you are saying you were “sold on her” after being unable to get Lieberman to join your ticket. After having heard you tell David Letterman (in no uncertain terms to his face because he asked) that she was definitely your first choice. So, you’re lying to someone. I hope it’s not Dave. We’ve all seen how testy he gets about that. If you didn’t have the balls to pick the person you really wanted, thank God you aren’t about to become the next leader of this country. And, if you really did think she was the best candidate for the job, thank God times ten that you aren’t about to become the next leader of this country.

Your judgement was crap. It was crap in picking her. It was crap in legitimizing your campaign’s smears against Obama with your silence. It was crap in engaging in dirty political warfare just months after promising that you would run a fair, clean campaign. It was crap in avoiding discussing the real issues that the citizens of this country are worried about and instead trying to scare the nation away from the candidate who was addressing those issues by implying he was a terrorist sympathizer. Shame on you John McCain. You have in absolutely NO WAY put your country first in this campaign. You put your own self-interest and partisan politics first by engaging in “anything to get elected, no matter how low” tactics, which only served to increase the divide and heighten already enormous tensions to way past the boiling point. You in NO WAY put your country first by selecting someone so woefully unqualified to be vice-president. A shameless ploy to make it seem like the republican party embraced women as equals to try to win over women voters as if they would just vote for her because she has a vagina. Never mind that she stands for nothing most feminists and strong women fight for every day. Everything that did and continues to happen during the campaign proves that your party saw her as nothing but a pawn, and when it did not produce the results that were expected, she is handily tossed aside and blamed for YOUR failure.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not exonerating her from her role in this mess. Her ambition and failure to see her lack of qualifications led her right down this path. But you picked her. And if you picked her knowing she was inadequately prepared to handle the task that would have been set before her, then you sir, would have endangered this country and its citizens for your own political gain. And if you picked her because you really thought she was the best choice, then shame on you for allowing your staffers to continue piling the blame on her shoulders while you, again, sit idly by and say nothing. Way to be a stand up guy. Country first my ass, Mr McCain. Poor judgment, weak leadership, and failure to stand up and defend someone you were trying to convince the country 4 days ago should be leading side by side with you does not earn you my trust.

Also, how dare you imply that anyone not planning to vote for you didn’t put their country first. I think you had it backwards. All of those people, all of those red states that turned blue, were the proof that the country did put itself first on election day by voting for Obama. They elected someone who did not constantly change the subject to keep from talking about the actual issues. They elected someone who praised hope, diversity, and fairness. They elected someone who picked a running mate that actually could step in if it is ever required in a time of crisis and lead effectively. They elected someone who did not stoop to mudslinging and insults and lies. They elected someone who wants something better for the majority of the country, the people who work hard and need a break, the backbone who support the rich minority who don’t need any help that you fight for. They elected someone who wants something better for this country and understands how to motivate and lead and inspire citizens to want to do the same.

So when you look back on this campaign, do not be delusional. You did not put your country first. You put yourself first. And you lost, and not just the election. You lost big. Respect has to be earned, and once it has been lost, it is even harder to regain. I have no respect for you at all, sir. You were content to continue dividing the country further and further with more and more fervor towards an end-point that might have obliterated any chance of reconciliation. And you did it in the name of your country? That is reprehensible. That is irresponsible, selfish, and narrow minded. Go back to Arizona and think about what you’ve done by waging the kind of campaign you did…. and especially about what you almost did that might not have been able to be undone. And that has made you today’s ass of the day.


Thank you America!!!

Thank you Senator, or should I say President-elect, Obama for finally handing Senator McCain and Sarah Palin a long overdue good old fashion spanking. They’ve had it coming for quite some time after their dirty campaigning. You wagged your finger at them a few times in the debates but finally tonight you put them over your knee and spanked them but good. I hope you enjoyed it as much as all of us socialist, unamerican queers who watched the election results at Phase 1 did.

I know you strive for unity… so do I. And I know you would probably discourage behavior that would feed into the already vast and seemingly uncloseable divide. But allow me just a moment to dance in the end zone because I couldn’t really enjoy the game for fear that our country would blow it at the voting booths. Please just give me this brief moment of joy at the thought of you accepting that concession phone call from the weasel McCain. Let me picture Palin’s face, crushed with sorrow, when she heard that you won Ohio. Let me wallow in the knowledge that you pulled out a win even against that dirty playing, hate mongering, fear baiting campaign. Let me bask in knowing that I played a small role in putting the crazed, power-drunk republicans in their place. Give me just a moment to imagine the sight and sound of millions of tiny little republican tears, the wailing, and the gnashing of the teeth. Allow me just this one little chance to tell the pompous, condescending, ignorant asses to go cry to their mommies because I sure as hell don’t want to hear their whining. And to use one of their favorite quotes to give them a piece of their own advice… “Hey, if you don’t like it, then move.” Sorry, I can’t suggest where to, though, because I can’t think of a country that they might be welcome and be treated like they seem to think they deserve without granting the same respect to the others that live there.

This country is mine again now. I support Obama’s message of unity and acceptance, equality and healing. I always have. I’m sure I will get past this knee-jerk reaction of wanting the republicans to take a flying leap. I just might need a day or two. They’ve really screwed the pooch on this election with some tactics that were so sleazy, so morally reprehensible, that I don’t really have any inclination at this exact moment to work on my compassion and quest for a mutual understanding. Right now I just want to flip them the bird and watch the bloodbath that is now the blame game of why they lost. Right now I just want to sit back and watch them turn on themselves. Finally. Let them tear each other apart for a while. They’ve already done a fantastic job of tearing the country apart.

Moments after hearing of Obama’s victory, a friend of mine said… “I might consider hanging the American flag outside my house now. Maybe.” You know what? Me too. In the blink of an eye, the sight of an American flag doesn’t stand for supporting a war entered into as a result of lies and willful ignorance. The sight of an American flag doesn’t stand for raging conservatism and blind allegiance to a government that doesn’t respect its citizens. The sight of American flag doesn’t stand for prejudice and oppression. It stands for hope, equality, unity, and a port in the storm for those in need. It stands for opportunity and fairness. It stands for diversity and healing. It stands for me, again.

Now I’m not done ranting about McCain and Palin because I believe they should be questioned about and held accountable for the manner in which they conducted their campaign. You know, that whole pesky history repeating itself, learn from the past train of thought. But I will try to start also raving about the good, the hopeful, the promising details. So I officially will start awarding gold stars to those who strive and fight for something better, something fair and good, something decent and commendable. And I am honored to award my first gold star to President-elect Barack Obama. God be with you, sir. You will need all the help you can get cleaning up the mess left by the current administration. January 20th can’t come soon enough.

15 minutes until Obama’s 30 minute long ad

I can’t wait. I heard McCain will have a 30 second ad airing after it. That should be interesting. I’m curious to see what he will say about Obama now. Let’s see… he’s already thrown out socialist, marxist, un-american, un-patriotic, and elite. The cringe factor alone in what he might say next is staggering. Looks like I might get to add John McCain himself to my prestigious “ass of the day” list. To say I’ve lost any and all remnants of respect for McCain is an understatement. Is there no depth of low he won’t stoop to in his pathetic attempt to claw his way to the oval office? Apparently not. Apparently, McCain is a-ok with flaming the right wing fires of fear, hate, and division. Apparently McCain is a-ok with mudslinging, fear mongering, and name calling. Apparently McCain is a-ok with blatant lies. Apparently McCain is a-ok with bringing the entire country down on his political party’s sinking ship. But I’m sure in 41 minutes, I’ll have a lot more to say about it.

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Operator: Alexandria 911, state your emergency

Caller: Well, it’s not an emergency but do you know why on one side at the damn drawbridge of 95 traffic is stopped for 15 minutes and yet traffic’s coming the other way across the drawbridge?

Operator: Sir, are you calling 911 to complain about traffic? (pause)

Caller: “[Expletive]” (caller hangs up)

Wow, Joe, you *do* realize that your brother is running for President of the United States… *and* the election is in 11 days. It stands to reason that if you call 911 for some assinine reason as to complain about traffic, the media will most likely hear about it. Do you want your brother to win the election? I mean, he’s already got Sarah Palin and her $150,000.00 shopping spree bringing him down a little. Then there’s his 90% voting record with Bush (who has something like a 22% approval rating.) Then one of his campaign workers made racially charged false accusations of assault and robbery. And McCain himself said he agreed with Obama’s supporters saying nasty things about Western Pennsylvania. And then he said he couldn’t disagree with his supporters. He didn’t need you jumping on the screw his campaign bandwagon. Not his own brother! Are you secretly a democrat? Do you like your brother?

Listen, Joe. Let me give you some advice. I’ll try to make it simple so that you can understand.

I’m not voting for your brother. Not because of the completely ridiculous thing that you just did, though. I’m not voting for him because I think he’s out of touch, wrong on the issues, and makes poor decisions. Now you’ve got me wondering. Does that run in the family? Is the inability to control your temper tantrums nature or nurture? Were you not hugged enough as children?

Listen, I get being pissed off at sitting in traffic. I even get road rage. Traffic pisses me off too. But even in my most crazed, horn-honking, flipping the bird at the jerk that just cut me off -mode, I have never thought it would be a good idea to call 911 to bitch and moan. You live in the DC Metro area. Traffic just is. Accept it. Everyone else has to deal with it, too. And somehow, everyone else manages to deal with it without involving the emergency operators of 911. I hope you didn’t tie up some actual, legitimate emergency call with your inane rambling.

But, come on Joe. You couldn’t have waited 12 days, until after the election, to do something that completely brash and stupid? Well, we Obama supporters, while we certainly do not condone your behavior, thank you for your help.