It looks as if we’re about to experience four years under a Chief Executive who is more inimical to the civil rights of gun owners than any of his predecessors. He’ll have as handmaidens a Vice-President and a Speaker of the House who are perhaps even more vehemently opposed to private firearms ownership than he.
I’m glad Grant Park stayed quiet. Secret Service was on the ball, and Chicago PD was out in huge numbers, riot gear handy, assisted by a reported 73 other law enforcement agencies. Turnout was less than a quarter of what the mayor invited and, probably most important, the attendees got what they wanted.
It’s a relief that, at least, this damn election is over. The pundits are saying, “It was the economy!” Uh, yeah, right. That’s why the electorate rejected the candidate who flew to Washington to work on the emergency fix, and elected the one who flew to California to party with Hollywood stars while that was going on. Yup, I got it … sorta…
Maybe Bob Hope had it right all those years ago, when he said this.
But, hey, I don’t wanna bash Democrats here. Hell, I’m an Independent, and on my local ballot, I voted for as many Democrats as Republicans. It ain’t a Party thing…it’s a “where this country is going” thing.
In the current (November/December 2008) issue of Backwoods Home magazine, editor and friend Dave Duffy wrote, “It doesn’t matter worth a damn who becomes President.”
I hope he’s right.