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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 09:38 PM
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7. This is so, so much a non-starter, it needs to die. It hurts us.
Yes, investigate. If culprits are found, yes, prosecute.

But the truth is that US elections never have been pure. Kennedy won from the mortuary turnout produced by the Daley machine and LBJ's men in Uvalde. Does that make his presidency illegitimate? Unless fraud can be proven -- in a way that leads to a criminal case, not just a statistician crying wolf -- soon after the vote, it leads to future election reform rather than to retroactive undoing of the results.

Democrats who are still beating this horse as a way to discredit Bush just make themselves look like fools, and by association, the rest of us. Yes, if you can find a way to identify and prosecute the culprits involved in any election fraud, go after it. That would be great, and would throw well-deserved egg on the GOP. But face the fact that nothing at this point will change the result of the 2004 election. That race has been called. That ship has sailed. That parrot is dead. Not sleeping. Dead. Like a fucking doornail. Stop acting like ninny's who have to replay a hundredth time the badly called play that caused their team to lose the big game. Start looking forward. Because the more you look back, the more you risk we'll lose 2006. And 2008.



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