Daily Kos Week in Review: Hope Gloats

Beginning Tuesday night, Kossacks not only cheered Democratic election victories but also sneered at Republicans and offered them advice, some of which may have been sincere. Oh, yes, and recommended that President Obama assume dictatorial powers.

As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Michael Alton Gottlieb: The Big O needs to really take charge

...Barack Obama who never has to run for President again is the leader of what is euphemistically (sad to say) called “the Free World”...

Here is what I want him to do...

The American President, because we are at war, a war without end, has accrued “emergency” powers...As the Executive of our Security State, the President...literally has the power of life and death over every citizen in the nation.

Now is the time Mr. President to use those powers for good:

1. Lock up the bankers. Reform the system. Forgive the debt. Reboot.

2. Declare a National Emergency, bring the troops home and the military-industrial-complex to heel...

Let's rebuild our towns and cities; new roads, bridges, water-supplies, sewage, public works, schools, etc. Let's step into the future instead of the apocalypse.

And, sad to say, with so much ignorant acrimony fueled by the religious fervor of zealots, mixed with a herd of deer in the headlights, only a truly benevolent dictator can get us out of this mess...

Kaili Joy Gray: Epic fail for hardcore misogyny

...Maybe next time, [Republicans] won't run on a pro-rapist/anti-woman platform.

But don't hold your breath.

sujigu: Conservatives can all just kiss off into the air

...I did just what President Obama told me to do. I voted for revenge...I knew of President Obama's accomplishments, but...I wasn't so much voting FOR him [as] AGAINST them... 
 
I'm my getting [sic] revenge on the theocrats. 

For too long you have tried to cram your myths down our throats, and you threaten the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of perfectly loving, stable families across the nation who just want a shot at happiness and to see their significant other in the hospital when an emergency strikes.  You invade other countries to fulfill your apocalyptic vision of the world.  You are evil...

I'm getting my revenge on the racist [sic] and bigots.

The 1970s rejected you and you still can't get over it...

...I put a man in office whom you despise, who is the embodiment of everything you loathe and hate.  You will awake each morning with his face staring you down, with his visage reminding you that America has rejected you and everything you stand for...

LaFeminista: Time for a GOP apology tour

...They need to apologize to women for all the shit they have stirred by the utter stupidity coming from their mouths...

They need to apologize to all people of color for their obvious race baiting...

They need to apologize to the gay community for the lies they have spread whilst cowering behind their religion...

Stop being the sexists last refuge.

Stop being the bigots go to party.

Stop being the anti-science brigade

Stop as Lewis Black would say, being the ball washers for the elite...

Join the 21st Century.

Otherwise this election will seem like a victory...

azrefugee: Rational Republicans will shun the living dead

...The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived, and they are the zombies. Dead to reason, dead to reality, and dead to right. Yes they will continue to lurch around for awhile, searching in vain for the delicious brains that they so desperately crave. But they ate their own brains first, and wishing will never make it not so.

There will be a split in the GOP. The saner ones will now begin to recoil in horror knowing that future losses are inevitable. But many of the zombies will never, and I do mean never, face reality. Especially those who oppose abortion. That is a line that they will not cross. Ever...

rexymeteorite: Come on, righties, leave your bubble

 
...[Y]ou stand at the precipice of a great decision, conservatives. Do you continue to live in the intricately constructed bubble you find yourselves in now and oppose everything that Obama does because he is some sort of abortion loving, gun hating, european socialist?...
 
Or, you could do something incredible. You could come back, rejoin reality...
 
...This country is not healthy when one side sits down at the table with the facts and figures and the other comes to the table with a print out of talking points from the Heritage Foundation and so much anger it borders on rabies...

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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