This election wasn't just an election. It was a SUCCESSFUL REVOLT against a totalitarian government.
The jury may still out about Barack Obama, but whoever or whatever he turns out to be, he can NEVER be America's new dictator. His powers will be extensive, no doubt. His mandate was real, but the mandate was less to get "him in” (Hillary would probably have been just as good), than to get a "Dictatorship form of government out"!
And by God, that's exactly what we did.
During these last eight years, President Shoe (I mean President Bush) probably had more power than any President in American history. And of course, like all "temporarily" successful dictators, his power came from fascist terrorism.
The Bush/Republican neocons almost certainly engineered 9/11 to terrorize the American public into abject submission. And once they got their hooks into our Constitutional Republic, they began to systematically obliterate our Bill of Rights, our environmental protections, our educational systems, and even our health protections, etc., etc. You already know the agonizing list.
In short, they had basically limitless power and they knew exactly what they wanted to do with it (remember, the neocon cabal was planning their coup d'etat for years before the year 2000 stolen election). Indeed, the black heart of these last eight years was a marriage in hell between the elites and the neocon traitors who NEVER answered to or represented the United States of America.
Their agenda was to totally undo the moral/rational legacy of FDR and to declare total war on the lower and middle classes. This continued; of course, uninterruptedly during the 2006 deem congress of traitors, forever proving to us that we have a ONE party system of dem/pug puppets of national/international multi millionaires and multi billionaires.
Or to say it historically, the near totality of our government were and are simply "tentacles" of the vampire rich “Haves” (we already know who the “Have Not’s” are, don’t we?)
For years it looked like our government and planet were doomed. It looked like the treacherous, unAmerican neocons were systemically taking over EVERYTHING and that you literally took your life into your hands if you stood up to be counted as a survivor, patriotic American.
Bush referred to our Constitution as "a piece of paper" and the blizzard of fascist lies were rarely challenged. The Greek God like elites started money cow oil war after oil war to feed their infinite greed.
All bets to the contrary, pinhead George was succeeding where his grandfather, Prescott Bush had failed. It's now fairly common knowledge that the Bush Family was fairly tight with Hitler, and that Prescott Bush actively tried to engineer "his" coup d'etat for the Nazis in America during the 30's. This is all ho hum historical fact, so debate here is a waste of time.
FDR squelched it, however, and the US had to await Georgie Porgie for a second shot at handing America over to the fascists (and yes, many of them STILL are literal Nazis).
So during these last eight years America has been teetering in the balance. Would the neocon slime manage to trash American into corporate fascism, or did there still exist a "water table" of passionate Americans who would somehow undo an elite-dictated totalitarian country?
Also, not to forget, the mounting and gruesome evidence that the fascist elites are putting into place a literal genocidal attempt to "cull" the working classes. Examples? Well, there's many, but a brief sample would be that poisonous foods are now everywhere (no governmental controls anymore), nearly totally dismantled environmental protections, no significant monitoring of the pharmaceutical giants, Bush's cold blooded murder of New Orleans by systematically allowing the levees to fail -- the list goes on and on.
Add to this the elite agenda that the lower and middle classes are better cattle or dead, hence they have under funded out of existence America's former cutting edge in science and the dumbing down of American education (many the best students used to want to "come" here -- now many of them want to "leave" here).
The point is simple. The point is that the elite spider web is now EVERYWHERE in America and it's a spider web in which working class Americans are the struggling flies.
Hence, the elite goal of goals during the last eight years (actually, much longer) was to use their dem/pug puppets to achieve a level of domination such that America would henceforth be a textbook totalitarian government.
BUT . . .
2008 changed all that. Not with Obama (who is really academic at this point), but with a "silent revolution" to kick the ass of totalitarianism, because voting for Obama was really a side show. No, what will live in history is that the United States of America voted AGAINST a Dictatorship form of government.
And you know what, it's gone! Are the elites and neocons gone as well? Well, we can't get greedy when we're playing for ultimate governmental stakes, and so (alas) the neocon traitors and the vampire elites are still out there, BUT (and this is why we should be dancing in the streets!) we have flexed our national muscles and that g.d. "straitjacket" of a fascist dictatorship (kept alive by terrorist lies -- beginning with 9/11) we have shed like the skin of a snake.
So my fellow Americans I think we need to take a deep breath (I know I do), smell the roses, maybe take a vacation (if we aren't too broke) and just "let it sink in" that we WON this round, and we won it gloriously!
God willing, Obama will not betray our Herculean (and costly!) rising to this patriotic moral/rational challenge and after the dust settles, we can start thinking about our "next" revolution.
A couple of suggestions:
(a.) We've got to get to the bottom of 9/11 once and for all, because until we do, America will have permanently lost its soul. Was it an infinitely traitorous "inside job"? Well, anyone who examines the hundreds (?) of sites overflowing with scientific studies, on the spot observations, and devastatingly obvious videos showing that each of the towers imploded from "within" and not from the impact of what was after all a relatively small plane, will they ever again be deluded by the Bushivick's spin.
We also must be realistic about this since ONLY if patriotic Americans coordinate these investigations totally independently of politics, will there be any chance that the truth finally comes out, because neither Obama nor ANY politician will come within light years of this infamy, because they know the explosion of patriotic fury will trivialize Mt. St. Helens. They also know that IF 9/11 was engineered (or at least "facilitated") by the Bush Administration, the fall out will radically change our political system/prison instantly and forever. The only comparison might be how the Civil War "redefined" America. So will the truth of 9/11.
(b.) The other matter we must deal with once and for all is that America's Middle Eastern foreign policy (for at least the last 10 years) is in only a comic book sense "America's" foreign policy. There are so many cooks stirring this soup that the United States of America has been reduced to a tail wagged by a gaggle of other countries. Gee, wouldn't it be nice for a change if Americans decided our OWN Middle Eastern foreign policy? If left to our own interests, would we magically solve the “Middle East Problem”? Highly doubtful, but we would almost certainly be more in a position to pour oil on these tragically troubled waters if we didn’t have so manly special interest group acronyms on our back.
But, that's later. Now I'm going to, at least in spirit, go out and dance in the streets, since even though colossal unfinished business still awaits us, we should really take it in (and for me, it's taken weeks for this to happen), that a month or so ago we SUCCESSFULLY REVOLTED against a totalitarian form of government the elites so desperately tried to trap us in forever.
So, Obama, do your thing. Many of us already have some reservations, but you should at least get your 100 days and we can see where we are then, so in the meantime, reservations or no reservations, Godspeed to you. You will need all the “positive energy” we can send you.
But (one last time) in the "background" of the personalities and individuals, somewhat "invisibly" looms what will be a benchmark of American history, i.e., 2008 was the year we gave the finger to an American totalitarian government. So even if Obama tried to be our new dictator (and surely very few of us worry about that), no chance, no chance, no chance, since that governmental “framework” is now in ruins.
We broke its bloody back and it will never, never recover. The fascists gave it their best shot, but now it's dead in the mud.