And Now Back to Business

Okay, the election is over, so now we can get back to business.  Congrats/condolences to you, depending on your point of view.  

Now we can put the arguments aside and get onto the topic of the economy.  Whether or not it’s a simple case of panic or a fundemental problem in our system, it’s time to get the situation solved before it becomes a blight that affects us for the next 20 years.

A few more random observations from last night’s election:

  • Obama has reached messianic, JFK like stature in many eyes.  It’s going to be very hard to deliver on expectations that are set so high.  Obviously he isn’t going to be able to pay your mortgage, buy you heating oil, or crucify Dick Cheney.  Get over it and get real…
  • The 2012 election is not the Republicans to win, it is the Democrats to lose.  Remember that…
  • One party government doesn’t work in Massachusetts.  The state needs viable alternatives to get the bums out, and the Mass. Republican Party isn’t offering them.
  • The race card is now nullified. Before we may have been African-American, Irish-American, but now we are just Americans.
  • Does this kill the “Gangsta” culture?  The argument that the black man can’t get ahead in America without breaking the law is shown to be a cheap excuse.
  • For the record, Barack Obama is my president, just as George W. Bush was, just as William Jefferson Clinton was.  We are Americans and while there may be great divides during elections, we need to pull together to make things happen.  We had our chance to choose, and with the choice made, we must respect the office, and the man that occupies it.
  • Sarah Palin will get the “Dead Cat Bounce” going towards the next election (as predicted by Bruce Carlson of the “My History Can Beat Up Your Politics” podcast”).  It’s inevitable as virtually every other Republican is painted with the legacy of GWB.  I now understand why McCain had to pick her.
  • The last 4 years of the GWB presidency now appears to have poisoned the well for the Republicans.  Time to start grooming a new breed and remembering that they’re supposed to be the party of small government.

2 Replies to “And Now Back to Business”

  1. Ah, I meant to link to this from wikipedia…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_cat_bounce

    “A dead cat bounce is a figurative term used by traders in the finance industry to describe a pattern wherein a spectacular decline in the price of a stock is immediately followed by a moderate and temporary rise before resuming its downward movement, with the connotation that the rise was not an indication of improving circumstances”

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