Yesterday’s national election results send one clear message to the Bush administration: The game is over. The jig is up. Ye shall come clean.
With the Democrats wielding hard-won power in the House of Representatives and pseudo control over the Senate, we ordinary Americans — and the rest of the interested world at large — can finally get answers and accountability we have wanted for the past six years. With subpoena power now in their hands, the Democrats owe it to the rest of us to call Cheney and his gang to testify in public and under oath about all the details of the Iraq war.
Lies shall be exposed.
Truths must be told.
Accountability will be held.
The most disappointing result of the night was Harold Ford, Jr.‘s loss by 3% in Tennessee. When the better, and deeper experienced, man
— by far — loses by just a little bit, you cannot help but wonder why the candle of Racism is held alive in a state and a region that hasn’t elected a Black Senator since the Reconstruction ended in 1877.
Jim Crow is alive and well in Tennessee. Shameful. The strangest moment of the evening happened during CNN’s round table discussion of the election results when Bill Bennett — a conservative moral blowhard and a confessed gambler who reportedly lost between $8-11 million in bad bets — began a bizarre and staunch defense of Rush Limbaugh as “a good son of Missouri” while talking about the Senate race in that state. It was a wild and incongruous moment in political history as the gambler defended the arrested drug addict.
The greatest result of the vote is the total repudiation of the current state and status of this nation’s domestic and international policies. Perhaps now we can begin to pay a fair minimum wage here at home and tether back home our beloved soldiers who fight with their blood and being every moment of every day in a war that is already lost and none of it is their fault.