I've been making the rounds, checking blogs for reactions to Barack Obama's victory over McCain. For the most part the moderate and conservative blogs have been gracious in defeat, with other remaining neutral, taking a wait-and-see stance. Obviously there were others that saw his victory as one more step towards America becoming a socialist state. Others saw it as just another part of the cycle America experiences, with swings between Left and Right over the decades. Surprisingly, the most vicious posts and comments came not from the Right, but from the Left.
A series of examples can be seen in a post by John Hawkins, showing a list of responses by conservative blogs, and more telling, comments by those on the left.
One commenter called the more vitriolic responses from the Left what they are: “Sore winners!”
More than one commenter noted the vile nickname the Left has applied to President Bush over the past 8 years – Chimpy McBushHitler, or variations thereof – and wondered if the Right would stoop so low as to come up with some equally vile epithet for the President-Elect. Somehow I doubt they will, other than to borrow a title first uttered by John McCain at the Al Lewis dinner - “That One!” Somehow I doubt we'll see the deranged apoplectic diatribes we've endured during President Bush's administration.
As an aside, I have to wonder why so many on the Left are still obsessing about the 2000 election and Bush's win over Al Gore in Florida. My advice: GET OVER IT! It's ancient effin' history! There's not a damn thing you or anyone else can do about it unless you manage to make repairs to your WAYBAC machine and travel back in time to 'fix' the election (and I don't mean 'fix' as in repair).