This post will be updated throughout the day.
- It's a travesty that Alaska is re-electing convicted felon Ted Stevens while John Sununu was tossed out by New Hampshire despite his long-ago attempts to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (which were blocked by Congressional Democrats).
- It's tragic that Barack Obama's grandmother passed away without seeing her grandson win the Presidency.
- Conservative group American Issues Project has released a survey it commissioned that explains why voters abandoned the Republican party. It's the economy, stupid.
The survey found that approximately 72 percent of those voters agreed that: "The Republican Party used to stand for keeping government spending under control, but not anymore." More than 75 percent of likely voters agreed with the statement: "When the Republican Party took control of Congress in 1994, they promised to reform government and clean up corruption in Washington, but they failed to live up to that promise." ...
On the immediate economic issue, the credit crisis and bailout, voters blame Republicans more than Democrats by 11 points (34 percent to 23 percent). By a huge majority (69 percent to 21 percent) the voters also believe the bailout passed by Congress is unfair to taxpayers.
- I thought the market would be up today no matter who won, but apparently not. I guess the markets like socialists less than they like uncertainty.
- Remember: for Christians, change doesn't come by electing the right guy or passing the right law. Those things are effects, not causes of the change God cares about. God calls on all people to repent of their sins and humble themselves to his will. Mere political change will follow suit.
- Both George W. Bush and John McCain are proof that trying to work with the Left is fruitless. During his last term Bush enacted more leftist policies than Bill Clinton ever did, and in exchange he was abandoned by the Right and vilified by the Left. McCain did more to appease race-conscious Hispanics than any Republican in history, and lost their vote to Obama 70-30... a worse showing that Bush in 2004.
- How long until we elect an artificial intelligence to public office? National office? President?