Liberal Bloggers Say Election is 'More Depressing' Than 9/11

By Nathan Burchfiel | July 7, 2008 | 8:22 PM EDT

( - Bloggers on the liberal Democratic Underground website have overwhelmingly labeled Nov. 3, 2004, the day after Election Day, "more depressing" than Sept. 11, 2001 in a poll of online members.

Seventy-two percent of poll takers said they believed the day Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) conceded defeat in the presidential election was more tragic than the day more than 3,000 Americans were killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on a hijacked plane that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

One member, "Big Blue Marble," said "I have lived 61 years, lost my parents and my sister plus many many pets and this is the darkest day of my life."

Another member, "zulchzulu," implied that he/she would like to see President Bush dead. "We can only hope that Bush doesn't make it through four years," he/she said. "The day Bush is no longer president before the term ends will be a national week-long holiday in my World."

Another blogger imagined that because of President Bush's victory in the election, "there will be another 9/11."

However, not all of the Democratic Underground's members joined in the Bush-bashing. "Independent429" chastised others who had compared the election aftermath to 9/11. "Living breathing human beings died that day! How can that compare to losing an election?" He/she added, that, "I've been a Democrat for three days and already feel like going back to Independent!"

Another member who uses the moniker, "Bush was AWOL" said "comparing losing an election to 9/11 is not mainstream and is why we lose."

"NurseLefty" responded by saying that those who think 9/11 is worse are short-sighted. He/she said that there are "those of us who see the ramifications of the second Bush term. Sorry my friends, it [Nov. 3] IS worse than 9/11."

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