I used to be a conservative and a republican.
After 9/11, I began to become disgusted with the Right when they started with the “Nuke the middle East” and “Muslims=Arabs=Terrorists” Bullshit, not to mention the belief that democrats were traitors who loved terrorists. Not to mention the belief that saying “9/11” somehow justifies anything you say or do, which picks at my long held sore spots of using tragedy for political gain.
Then came Abu Gabrib and Gitmo, which were “Fraternity Pranks” and even if they weren’t “They’d do the same to you”, which did much to sever my last ties to the right.
I respected McCain until he picked Palin, which dropped my respect for him below the threshold at which I could vote for him, despite how I may feel about his policies. Then then this “Bill Ayers” and “Obama is a muslim(who are of course, evil)” and “Obama loves terrorists” crap which made me throw my vote in with obama out of pure disgust.
Now that Obama has won, I have this incredible urge just to sit back and enjoy the fuck out of the suffering the right is going through right now. They’d lathering themselves into a fit of hysteria over an Obama Presidency and now they have to live with that hysteria, a continuation of all the hate and fear they’ve put out over the past 8 years.
It’s no doubt helped by the fact the local loudmouth at work went on for weeks about how horrible Obama was, how those who didn’t vote for McCain were communists and then proceeded to go home sick(AKA, he went home and cried) the day Obama won. Now, a couple of us have been going out of our way to walk by him and say “It’s a another Red Letter day, eh, Comrade? Thank the Motherland for Glorious new Premier Obama!”
I still feel a little uncomfortable with rubbing the salt in their wounds, but then I remember how unrepetant they were about calling their political opposition traitors and terrorists and it goes away.