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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 09:18 PM
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21. I agree with the part about Obama's campaign not being a battered spouse, but I think
a better analogy is to the battered spouse who is no longer putting up with the battering and has gone to the police just in time to find out that the police and her abuser are in cahoots, so she goes back home and gets beaten brain-dead by the abuser.

These challenges are WAAAYYY too late to do what needs to be done: stop the caging and invalidation of registrations that has ALREADY BEEN DONE to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of voters and is still going on undetected. Neither does it alter the worst part of the equation which is the ownership and operation of the voting machines by hard-reich-wing Republicans who have already set the equipment up to steal votes in favor of the Republican candidates just like in 2000 and 2004.

I'm glad this makes y'all feel so good, but the failure of the Democratic party to deal with this BEFORE THE LAST MINUTE could be a fatal flaw for this election.

I hope I'm wrong, but the evidence is mounting that the Republicans have their machines (figurative and literal) in place and ready to deliver FOR THEM.


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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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