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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 09:47 PM
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I believe the game has changed.
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I believe that after a series of elections stolen in various ways, resulting in a small group of incredibly frustrated, angry, but very determined people (present company included first and foremost), today's action by the Obama campaign requesting that the special prosecutor for the U.S. Attorneys scandal include the GOP's co-ordinated effort to whip up a "voter fraud" scandal regarding Acorn indicates that the terrain has changed.

Obama and his exemplary campaign aren't the battered spouse. They aren't going to shrink from complaining about illegal activities because they don't want to be called whiners, wimps, or sore losers.

In fact, instead of being susceptible to that kind of bullying, they're playing offense, and a strong offense that goes right to the weak (even rotten) parts of the GOP power structure, and reveals the ultimate failure of the real Bush Doctrine, that "political might makes right":

The foundation of the American legal and Constitutional structure, while it can be subverted and bent to ill purposes for a period of time, survives beyond the reign of any person or group, and has consequences.

Obama and his campaign understand that those structures, and their consequences, are on their side. And that an offense based on the Constitution and the foundations of American democracy is a strong one, strong enough even to turn back the institutionalized election fraud we've seen over the last eight years.

One worthy of America, at its best.
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  -I believe the game has changed. bleever  Oct-17-08 09:47 PM   #0 
  - Excellent post, thanks for making it n/t  melody   Oct-17-08 09:50 PM   #1 
  - K & R most excellent post. I suspect, hope and pray you are correct! nt  glitch   Oct-17-08 09:55 PM   #2 
  - glitch, we're beyond suspecting, hoping, and praying.  bleever   Oct-17-08 10:02 PM   #4 
     - God it's been a long 8 years! Make it so... :) nt  glitch   Oct-17-08 10:13 PM   #5 
  - Well said Bleever. I agree. I believe. nm  texpatriot2004   Oct-17-08 09:58 PM   #3 
  - Just think, texpat, of how much powder has been kept dry,  bleever   Oct-17-08 10:15 PM   #6 
     - That's alot of dry powder Bleever. It took me awhile to think  texpatriot2004   Oct-18-08 10:09 PM   #23 
        - Every little theft they do is tragic,  bleever   Oct-19-08 12:20 AM   #32 
  - Yes. I believe Obama's alternative cultural composition plays a role.  Gregorian   Oct-17-08 10:31 PM   #7 
  - You are correct, sir.  bleever   Oct-17-08 10:39 PM   #9 
  - Obama's status as a constitutional scholar is a big factor here.  Beregond2   Oct-17-08 10:38 PM   #8 
  - Yes.  bleever   Oct-17-08 10:41 PM   #10 
  - Yes.  Doodler71   Oct-18-08 08:47 PM   #20 
     - Welcome to DU, Doodler71.  bleever   Oct-19-08 12:15 AM   #31 
        - thanks... I'm still learning the ropes. (nt)  Doodler71   Oct-19-08 12:52 PM   #33 
  - I, for one, got a huge lift tonight when I heard about this  Lifelong Protester   Oct-17-08 11:09 PM   #11 
  - K & R n/t  chill_wind   Oct-17-08 11:23 PM   #12 
  - That is very good news  althecat   Oct-18-08 12:40 AM   #13 
  - In the poisoned atmosphere of Atwater/Rove style governance,  bleever   Oct-18-08 12:20 PM   #16 
  - Kick  machI   Oct-18-08 06:15 AM   #14 
  - I feel like I have been in an abusive relationship with my govt  felinetta   Oct-18-08 09:18 AM   #15 
  - I can't help but believe  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 05:04 PM   #17 
  - Unless you want the Constitution field-dressed,  bleever   Oct-18-08 05:24 PM   #18 
     - It's already gutted.  Kurovski   Oct-18-08 05:31 PM   #19 
  - I agree with the part about Obama's campaign not being a battered spouse, but I think  bertman   Oct-18-08 09:18 PM   #21 
  - Well I would not give you false hope,  bleever   Oct-18-08 10:29 PM   #24 
     - How does understanding the "complete process" resolve this? I don't understand.  bertman   Oct-18-08 11:38 PM   #27 
        - Because what's public now is how the law is applied.  bleever   Oct-18-08 11:53 PM   #28 
           - Thanks, bleever. I'm still skeptical, but hope you're onto something solid.  bertman   Oct-18-08 11:59 PM   #30 
  - K&R!  Patsy Stone   Oct-18-08 09:41 PM   #22 
  - I'll drink to that,  bleever   Oct-18-08 10:30 PM   #25 
     - This year, I'm going to vote on paper. :)  Patsy Stone   Oct-18-08 11:29 PM   #26 
        - It makes my red eyes blue.  bleever   Oct-18-08 11:56 PM   #29 
  - kickin, 'cause bleever is right  FogerRox   Oct-19-08 07:10 PM   #34 
  - Ya'll are going to be sorry comment  jagerbb   Oct-19-08 11:21 PM   #35 

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