Even though Hope came along and was supposed to kill it, negativity still plagues this nation. Take this weekend. Rather than celebrating Barack Obama's Antichrist-like ascendancy, you guys are throwing Bye Bye Bush parties.
That is, you know, if Facebook is to be believed. Just doing a simple search for "Bush" in the Events application yields dozens of listings for "End of an Error" or "Bush Bash" parties. Everyone is so happy to burn the outgoing terriblest-president-ever in effigy and get drunk and feel the cathartic shift of soul-crushing pessimism being reduced to an act of remembrance! It seems a bit like yelling angrily while a new baby is being born (maybe the Scientologists are onto something there), but whatever. In some ways the getting rid of Bush-anger experience is probably more powerful than the "omigod, new Change!!!" one. At least we know for sure that the leaving is actually going to happen.