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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
I am really in awe about exactly how many lefties really went off the deep end for the last eight years. It started with the post-2000 recount fiasco and never let up. Think about how much negative energy these dopes have exhausted - for EIGHT YEARS. That energy could have been directed in a more positive direction, like, oh I don't know maybe actually enjoying their lives.
That's eight years of hate. Eight years of their sad lives that they're never going to get back. And they invested everything - and I mean everything - in the hope of The One to deliver them to the promised land. Right now they think they're stepping of the boat onto the golden shores with rainbows all around and a unicorn in every garage (sorry Robbo).
...I'm certainly not going to pull that childish "He's not my President" crap, which is the political equivalent of stamping your feet and holding your breath. Of course he'll be my President. What an absurdity to state otherwise. Though that didn't stop so many of the Lefties for the last eight years.
Obama is more or less an American mutt, like the rest of us more or less are. If the media and the political class choose to identify him as black, as they do, say Bob Marley, Tiger Woods, Sally Hemmings, or Frederick Douglass, so much the better.
Because now they can stop saying "a black man never can be president in racist Amerikkka." Now we can wave those Nov. 5, 2008, front pages in the face of the European elites and say, "let's see you do THAT."
Watching his team engage in vicious, public fighting suggests that perhaps he was never the ideal person for a chief executive role. After all, if the campaign was this bad, imagine what the White House would have been like.
I think it was Howie Carr who commented that John McCain should have won in 2000. He would have been great at the time of 9/11. But his moment had passed. This wasn't his time.