For the first time in months, I didn't buy the Times today. I didn't want to read a fucking word about it. The subway was quiet, the streets were quiet, no one wanted to talk about it. I didn't read The Note at 10 am; it is a sign of what today was that all I needed was CNN and, briefly, Drudge. (Though AMC really came through yesterday and this morning on Wonkette.)
Finally in the afternoon I started reading some of the blogs, and I found fantastically well written and often saddening things.
Steve Gilliard's memoir of illness
Josh Marshall on the basics of November 2, 2004: "I think the result portends very bad things for America's role in the world and the well-being on all levels of this country. Changes in domestic politics, in theory at least, can be shifted back at a following election. The world, though, is different. There we are just a ship -- though the largest one -- on waters we can never truly control. And I fear that this result will set in motion dangerous dynamics that even the relatively young among us will be wrestling with and contending with for the rest of our lives."
Dailykos diarist galiel on the revolution, and it wasn't ours:
"When analysis of local races around the nation becomes available, it will become clear that theocrats have advanced everywhere, gaining control of even more school boards, gaining even more representation in city councils, winning even more seats in state legislatures.
Make no mistake, this election was the keystone of the theocrat coup. All that is left now is carrying out the agenda and changing the laws of this nation irrevocably to gut the Bill of Rights and establish a Dominionist government in America."Posted by dbrown at November 03, 2004 06:50 PM