Who Won, Who Lost

Although the major news outlets have not yet made the calls in Montana and Virginia, we here at IncrediIncredipete.com are ready to call both races for the Democrats.

That is not to say I’m happy about it. But I’m strangely not terribly upset about it either. I think the Republicans have strayed from their base, and they deserved to lose. I’m only sorry that the only alternative is the Democrats, because I think they’re going to do more harm than good.

Throughout the campaigns, the Dems have been completely focused on what the Republicans were doing wrong, rather than focusing on and talking about what THEY planned to do. We can assume with absolute certainty that they will raise taxes. We can assume with absolute certainty that they will have some sort of plan to exit Iraq.

To be clear, I think Iraq is one of the dumbest things we’ve ever done as a country, and that was pretty clear to me when we first decided to go. If you go read my older entries you’ll see that I have never really changed my tune on the issue. I prefer a position of isolationism… protect our borders and leave everyone else in the world to deal with their own problems. That’s what we have to do, and they should have to do the same.

So, in that respect, I’m glad to see the Democrats in power. They may royally screw up the exit and plummet the region into a bloody civil war, but frankly, I never complain when Arabs kill each other in silly tribal disputes. More power to them. Assuming, of course, that we protect our borders… which sadly we probably won’t be doing very well under the Dems.

What’s a real shame is that the election was determined by what the Republicans were doing wrong (and a minority of Republicans at that) instead of on what the Democrats plans were going forward. Since they didn’t campaign on issues, and only campaigned on harping on Bush’s mistakes, it’s hard to say what they plan to do.

Hard, but not impossible. Here are my predictions.

  • Pull out of Iraq within 18 months, consequences be damned
  • Leave the borders largely unprotected and pass amnesty for existing illegals
  • Insure open access to abortion on demand through any means necessary
  • Insure taxpayer money is used to fund embryonic stem cell research
  • Raise taxes on everyone, but especially the rich and the middle class
  • Increase social welfare programs and government medical insurance plans
  • Support gay marriage efforts despite an overwhelming majority of Americans being against it
  • Take diplomatic steps with North Korea rather than bombing them
  • Make it more difficult for businesses to operate by penalizing offshore movements, making it impossible for American companies to comIncredipete against international companies
  • Raise the minimum wage

It’s an odd position, being frustrated that the Dems are in power, while at the same time feeling like the Republicans weren’t doing what their base wanted. I KNOW for a fact that the Dems won’t do what I want, but the Republicans were into a psychotic pork-barrel spending, silly war, no action on illegal immigration, etc. path that didn’t represent me, either.

Where’s Ronald Reagan when you need him?

The Republicans will be back in 2008… or worst case in 2010. The country is about to get a reminder of the Jimmy Carter era, and I don’t think they’re going to like it.

As promised:

Who Won?
People against the Iraq war, gay people, abortionists, lazy and uneducated people, terrorists, and illegal immigrants.

Who Lost? People for the Iraq war, Christians, unborn babies, American taxpayers, big business, entrepreneurs, and George W. Bush.

  12 comments for “Who Won, Who Lost

  1. November 8, 2006 at 10:59 am

    You know, I wish the politicians on both sides would shut the fuck up about why the other side’s ruining everything, and just start doing something. I just think too much of politics now is focused on getting everyone in one party to blanketly hate the other, and I don’t like that, because people like me – who are pretty much in the middle – are totally un-represented. I’m tired of the extremists on both sides. As for Iraq, at this point, I don’t think there’s any way to get out there that’s not going to be a complete disaster. I don’t know how many more people have to die before they figure out how to make that country civilized (which I don’t see happening).

  2. November 8, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Incredipeter!

    I have the solution. It was like an EPIPHANY from HEAVEN!!!!

    YOU should be president. THEN, you could straighten out the United States, and I could sleep over at the white House and all of that shite. It would ROCK.

    OR OR OR you could make me the embassaror to the UK or something!!!! YEAH!!!! Or, maybe one of those chicks that gets to wear a name tag and give tours through the Rose Garden. AND you could get Franz Ferdinand to give me private concerts. Wait. you would probably have an easier time with that if I were UK embassador. Well; it’s your choise. You’re the predident, after all! AND, of course, Jenna could set trends all over the world Jackie-O stylee, and HOLY CRAP YOU WOULD GET TO RIDE IN A HELICOPTER.

    What an awesome effing idea I have just had. No, seriously, I’m sitting here imagining how good of an idea this is. It would be AWESOME. You should do that.

  3. November 8, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    I fear what would happen if opponents and newspapers started digging into my personal stuff.

    There are some skeletons best left buried. 😉

  4. Livieloo
    November 8, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    Yeah, it pretty much sucks. Thankfully, I’ll have six months in Australia to get over it. Or rather, to try to not think about it.

  5. Jodie
    November 8, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    I won? When someone actually passes a law that gives me equality, then I will let you know I’ve won. You should know by now I won’t hold back on that one.

  6. Incredipete
    November 8, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    You’ve won the possibility of gaining legal equality, which never would happen under Republican rule.

  7. Jodie
    November 8, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    Yes, Incredipete. And that would be why I vote a Dem ticket all the way. Money is money, and everyone changes the plan on how to earn or spend or tax. But my fight is for basic rights, so I go with the ones who might get me there.

  8. November 9, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Ah. See, it’s not only Conservatives that vote on “moral issues.”

    Eat that, Libs!

  9. BlackJack
    November 9, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Solid prediction list Incredipete. I share your concerns about the direction of the country but I am willing to give the democrats a chance, but history tells me they are not wired to look out for the best interests of this country as a whole.

    Interestingly enough the dems gained power by leaning conservative. The democrats now have a pro-life senator with a real military background in Pennsylvania as just one of many examples.

    The dems won and high-fives to them. I will not run out and cry election fraud as dems would have if things had gone the other way. They beat a bunch of republicans that could not fight their way out of a paper bag. As I thought about the accomplishments of the republican controlled congress the list was painfully short. They had their chance and effed it up. Quite honestly I had a hard time distinguishing between the current republican congress and the democrats that were kicked out in 94. I lay much, but not all, of the blame with Bush and a lack of leadership.

    You had a post from Jodie that thinks the dems are interested in basic human rights – the promise that keeps giving but is never delivered on for some reason. Gosh I wonder why Jodie? The power the democrats have is derived by creating groups of citizens that are dependant on government to solve all their problems including the so called equality gap. It is no accident that many of the things the democrats have been promising for 50 years have not come to fruition. Jodie will always be on this journey searching for equality and sadly it will never reach her expectations because she trusts in a powerful government more than herself or those around her. It will always be just one more election away. That’s how Democrats win. Long live Eric Hoffer.

  10. November 9, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    Ooooh! I like Albannach’s idea!!!!

  11. Jodie
    November 9, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    Thing is, it shouldn’t be considered a “moral” issue. It’s a legal one. If people could separate THEIR morals from the law, equality might happen. I don’t care if there are people who don’t like that I might want to marry someone they don’t approve of. It shouldn’t be up to them to decide. Just like it isn’t up to me to decide who they can marry.

  12. Steven Strauss
    November 12, 2006 at 2:04 pm

    If we really believe in isolationism we’re gonna have to stop trying to sell the garbage we make in the USA to folks in other countries. If you don’t, then it ain’t isolationism, it’s just selling garbage to rubes and pulling up stakes before they catch on. That’s an actionable offense and we’ve been guilty of it since we could package a product.

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