Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Democrats rejoice! (And some Republicans do, too.) Somebody will finally put the brakes on this runaway elephant before he does any more damage. I hate that Tennessee did not elect Harold Ford, he made a good showing, but had some insurmountable obstacles, not the least of which was that despicable, racist ad that supporters of Corker aired.

Katherine Harris got beat like a drum in Florida. After the way she was shunned on Monday by Dubya, will she write a tell-tale regarding the election in 2000, and admit her complicity with the Bushes to hijack a Democratic victory? Probably not, but wouldn't that be great? I would even pay $25 for that book. And as much as I want to see Bush held accountable for real high crimes and misdemeanors, impeachment would leave us with Cheney in the top post and that would be just as bad, or worse.

When I got the news in email that election results were tilting in the blue direction, I had to turn the tv on and watch, and I lasted until midnight. MSNBC provided the easiest-to-watch coverage, watching the back-pedaling on Fox was amusing, CNN was boring. Exit polling indicated Iraq to be the number 1 issue in voters' minds. Corruption among the Republicans concerned a good many, as did immigration and the economy.

It's time for conciliation and bi-partisan cooperation. We all need to pray that reason and responsibility are restored in our nation's capitol. A couple of prayers from the BCP:

O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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