Future Americas – After The Poll
Well, today is the day that we get to find out several things. Will clandestine racism, ie the Bradley Effect, sap Obama’s support? Will the multifarious voter suppression ploys likewise nullify Democrat votes? Will Americas voting machines (nearly all made by companies with Republican sympathies) and/or local election officials (formerly local bipartisan election committees but now secretaries of state) finagle vote counts with strange, inexplicable, Houdini-like data/ballot disappearances?
Will McCain somehow come out with the 51.4% mentioned on various paranoid blogs (and don`t forget, you`re only paranoid if they`re NOT out to get you), in defiance of the national and exit polls? I think it’s a near certainty that there will be demonstrations and a lot of anger if that happens. And if Obama wins? What can we expect from the febrile, fundamentalist Right who have had their fevered egos stroked by the Bush administration for 8 years? Will they meekly accept an Obama presidency, these all-or-nothing, Dominionist, creationist, prolife authoritarians? America is a nation riven by division, fractured along culture contrasts that are as stark as anything out of medieval Europe.
It’s clear that the election of a new president is only a first step, whoever it turns out to be.
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