Ankhesen's Post-Election Fashion Tips

For the Democrats

1) Don't get comfortable.  Yes, you put a black man in the White House two elections in a row, but don't get comfortable.  The Republicans have shown they are willing to stoop to any level just to win an election.

2) You're in the White House now because you have Obama.  Obama is Obama - wholly unlike anyone you've had before.  But after his next four years, you could find yourselves back at square one.  So come 2016, you're gonna need another superweapon.

Good luck topping this one.


For the Republicans

1) The 20th Century called.  It wants its political platforms back.  The Grand Old Party needs to make to some drastic changes, starting with changing that ludicrous nickname which puts me mind of crochety old white men who can't hear too well and smell like liniment oil.

2) Let it go.  I have a feeling that stupid Lincoln movie was your idea.  Um, dude was a Republican white supremacist president who was assassinated in the 19th Century.  Let it go.

3) No, really...let it go.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a black Republican civil rights activist who was also assassinated (go figure), and that was back in the 20th Century.  Stop deluding yourselves.  MLK is not proud of you, and every time you invoke his name to gloss over the tattered shreds of your reputation, he turns in his grave.

4) Admission is the first step.  George W. Bush is your 21st Century claim to fame.


As you can see, there's some work to be done.

5) 2012 is merely a taste of things to come.  A lot can happen in four years.  Four years from now, yet more females, more homosexuals, more transpeople, and more people of color will be old enough to vote.  Since they've grown up both under Dubya and in the Age of Obama, three guesses which party they'll vote for.

For the Independents

Now is the time for yet more challengers to rise.  2012 has been a wake up call heard 'round the world.  American bipartisanship is old and stagnant.  The people need more options, new ideas, and new political warriors.

So start training.

Comments

  1. I love how Rachel Maddow sums up white trepidation for us. It was all about the numbers and Obama simply exploited the ground game. The white male, racist Republican is a dinosaur, a relic that should be stuffed and presented behind glass as an exhibit for school children to gawk at. Behold the face of white denial.

    Regrettably to get respect from white people some say you have to be twice as good and half as black. History will show that this black man did it better than most of his white predecessors…twice!

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    1. I loved Maddow's summary as well. My mom and I are huge fans.

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  2. What you said about letting things go is so true. I have no interest in the GOP gaining power, but it's apparently not enough to simply ignore black voters...they have to go out of their way to antagonize them. There are a lot of socially conservative blacks who could be convinced to vote for a Republican candidate, but they make it impossible.

    I mean, look how they did Herman Cain. That man would have done anything they said, anything to get their vote, and they took his ass to the cleaners with that sex scandal. There was another guy they had a few years before that, and they had him dancing in front of a confederate flag for their entertainment. I mean...come on, man!

    I'm not sure what they think is gonna happen. The good old days are over, and they're never coming back.

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    1. Leo Princess11/8/12, 10:42 AM

      There was another guy they had a few years before that, and they had him dancing in front of a confederate flag for their entertainment.

      It wasn't Michael Steele, was it?

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    2. No, it wasn't him. I don't remember his name, but he was lighter skinned that Michael Steele. He looked a bit like Henry Louis Gates.

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    3. No, the guy looked like Henry Louis Gates. I never knew his name, but he was running for a state office of some kind down South.

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    4. Leo Princess11/8/12, 10:04 PM

      Oooooooh! I think I have a mental image of who you're talking about, but a name slips me.

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    5. Yep. They really made a fool out of Herman Cain.He thought that he was going to win the Whitehouse until those affairs.Then they put him in his place.Michael Steele was used too.Even Sarah Palin was used by FOX. Two Black men and one woman.They,too, was supposed to be rising stars from the GOP.They were given that illusion then they were fired. And they wonder why minorities aren't generally supportive of them

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    6. When I saw Cain's response to the Libya question I knew whites had no intention of letting him anywhere near the white house. They needed a nice way of dispatching him quickly (once he served his purpose) and his own proclivities did the rest.

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  3. I'm neither Democrat nor Republican but I am conservative. Does this make sense? A conservative Indigenous woman in resistance! Conservative for my land and waters that I am to be responsible for. The liberals can be just as nasty and have been to me. I don't fit into that movement because it kicks many Native people out.

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    1. I think Republicans are about as conservative as the Democrats are socialist. Feel me?

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    2. You mean neither is exactly what they say they are?

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  4. When the election results came in, I was so relieved that I cried.

    This particular tan, woman-loving female Jew is safe for another four years.

    Also, Post-Election Fashion Tips should be a thing. Seriously. :D

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    1. woman-loving female Jew

      You...you are too much, boo.

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    2. Eh, true. But I have the flu, so pardon my ramblings. :D

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  5. I wish the green party was more relevant.
    AC

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    1. Which reminds me...we need to have a chat about the Green Party.

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  6. I'm very jaded about politics and the two party system. In end, as much crap as they throw at each other, they are two sides of the same coin.

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  7. Great words of advice that we all should take heed of. My biggest fear is that once Obama completes these other four years as president,we're going to become indifferent about other Democratic candidates. We cannot afford that slip up in spite of Obama's success.We know that the GOP will always have something up their sleeves.As we all know they definitely cannot be trusted.One slip up and we're doomed.

    The GOP.......well what can we say?...they showed off and they're paying for it. While Im glad that they let the world know who they really were their strategy was one of the most stupid approaches ever used.Did they really believe that any logical human would vote for a person who undermines the rights of others? C'mon they really need to give us credit.They must really think were that stupid.Media have already said how much the GOP has alienated minorities and they really have.If the GOP wants to help themselves they need...as I mentioned...stop undermining people's rights and the people they so claim they want to get.Just getting fresh GOP people like Marco Rubio or Mia Love(ya'll already heard about her loss) isn't going to do the trick.If they both are contributing to the demise of minorities,the poor,women,gays or religious people,I dont care if they are minorities,far as Im concerned,they may as well support the KKK. What they don't get is that it's not about who they are,but what they are. Give me the guy who meets the needs of the world,who are there for the people,and who wants to unify the world.Obama seems to grasp that idea,while the GOP is lost about it.

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    1. “…Did they really believe that any logical human would vote for a person who undermines the rights of others?”

      Why not? Whites have been doing it consistently for a better part of this country's history, and every time this nation expanded its borders, or denied a group of people their rights the voters went along for the ride. White male aggression could only be achieved/sustained by a willful mandate of the people.

      Even now certain liberal pundits are willing to throw Obama under the bus to get their way. Just say no Mr. President, take the nation over the fiscal cliff if you must to show these Republicans we mean business.

      Course if all this fails then Obama becomes the fall guy, not them. White male supremacy hasn’t been defeated by a longshot- its only suffered a slight setback. As powerful white men plot their next move, it would be folly for us to wax complacent, even with a sitting black president. Should this country go over the brink prudence demands that the government be given sweeping new powers to deal with new challenges. With threats originating from outside and within the borders, Democracy as we know it would certainly be the first to go.

      Just as Rome did for Caesar, just as France did with Napoleon and Germany did for Hitler, with just the slightest provocation we see how easily democracies can slip into dictatorships with full consent of the people. Course only then do we find out that Obama is really the notorious Sith Lord, Dark Sidious.

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  8. So is anyone surprised that now Mittens is really letting his sour grapes show. He basically repeated Bill O'Reilly's comments that Obama won from giving out things to blacks and Latinos.

    Oh, and speaking of people being mad, my parents (in Kentucky) went to take in their Obama yard signs, and someone had stuck a knife through one of them.

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  9. I'm really concerned now that someone's going to take a shot at O. In fact, I'll be surprised if it doesn't happen.

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    1. Was NOT expecting that from this man.

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