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The Night Before Elections

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  • Started 4 years ago by Andy_brown
  • Latest reply from kennewickman

  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    Twas the night before elections, and all through the forum
    Not a new barb was written, a welcome sense of decorum
    The ballots were all mailed or dropped off at a box
    And those that don't vote clearly have brains made of rocks.

    The CONS were nestled all smug with their polls
    With visions of the White House when twenty sixteen tolls
    And the Libs with their facts and I with my TextEdit
    Must surely throw to Clement Moore a small note of credit.

    When out of of the TV there rose a new chatter
    Who wins, don't you see, it doesn't really matter
    I grabbed the remote to turn up the squawk box
    But pressed the wrong button and was soon watching Fox.

    The goon at the news desk was claiming quick victory
    "We've won" er "They've won" You could sense his trickery
    When what to my eyes and ears dead air soon ensued
    And the goon on the screen went Microsoft blue.

    I pecked at the remote to quickly change news source
    Discovering the anchor at CNN had become hoarse
    He cleared his throat quickly and mumbled "This just in"
    "The election is over, we've called it and it's a win.

    "Now Fox, now CNN, now CBS and NBC
    And ABC and OPB and WGN" you see
    Were all claiming it's done without votes being counted
    Like it's all a done deal and there's nothing to be doubted.

    Like dry heaves that before the swine flu arrives
    I gagged at the notion of what was before my eyes
    So on to my laptop my fingers did hurry
    To check on the net so my mind not to worry.

    And then as a youtube video explained
    Both sides are claiming victory, I felt pretty drained
    But I gathered my head and was sensing the patterns
    And down the chimney came President John Adams.

    He began to address me on the situation at hand
    And how far we had drifted from his plans for this land
    How greed and power had consumed the world's leaders
    And he asked me "How do I reach all the world's readers?"

    I pointed at the TV and said "there's your solution"
    In media, I explained, there's been somewhat of a revolution.
    He twinkled his eyes and sat at my desk
    "Fine, I'll adapt, and maybe clean up this mess"

    He gritted his teeth and waved his hand in the air
    And his image appeared on the T.V. quite clear
    I switched all the channels, but they all showed the same
    And John Adams he spoke and he clearly lay blame.

    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes,
    our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
    they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
    Your progress, my nation, is quite out of resonance.

    He spoke no more words, but reached into his pocket
    And pulled out a watch on a chain with a locket
    It's time for the principles of the founders to come back
    Republicanism and a strong central government in fact.

    You must have them both for the country to prosper
    And he said as he left barely heard in a whisper
    "Trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty."
    You must get afar from all this negativity.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 02:05 PM #
  2. missing_kskd
    Member

    Awesome!

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 02:44 PM #
  3. Deane Johnson
    Member

    Tomorrow may indeed be Christmas for the GOP. I think I heard some sleigh bells.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 03:19 PM #
  4. Vitalogy
    Member

    Enjoy the lump of coal in your stocking.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 03:44 PM #
  5. jerry1949
    Member

    You're getting a baked crow in your stocking. Enjoy.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 04:03 PM #
  6. edselehr
    Member

    Democrats keeping the Senate is a long shot, but still possible.

    At least the left doesn't have their own Dick Morris claiming a Democratic rout of the Republicans. One can be reality-based, yet still optimistic.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 04:48 PM #
  7. paulwalker
    Member

    I'm torn here. All the polls predict a GOP takeover of the Senate. However, have any of us really studied what this will mean? From what I can see, it just stymies anything from getting done, regardless of politics for the next two years. However, it could be harbinger for 2016. One major problem, the GOP needs a candidate. Right now they don't have one. Two years out and no leading candidate is a problem for the GOP.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 07:53 PM #
  8. missing_kskd
    Member

    IMHO, it is perfect. The GOP won't govern. They want to rule, or obstruct.

    Until they take ownership of their failed policy vision, they quite frankly deserve the mess they have brewing.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 09:03 PM #
  9. NoParty
    Member

    Missing said>>>
    The GOP won't govern. They want to rule, or obstruct.

    And 2016 elections will show that when the GOP gets their asses handed to them in grand old fashion.

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 09:14 PM #
  10. RadioBuggie
    Member

    ..and may the the best candidate win:

    http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/governor/oregon/

    Posted on November 3, 2014 - 09:17 PM #