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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:03 PM
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On liberal media denial ....of two stolen elections
http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2006/01/goodbye_terry_g.h ...

Goodbye Terry Gross, We Niver Knew Ye
On liberal media denial

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Tell you what I believe. I believe two national elections were rigged in this country. Millions of others believe the same. Tens of millions in fact. But most are in denial of what they deeply suspect and do not want to see verified.

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All of which still leaves those crooked elections lingering as the backdrop to, or perhaps harbinger of, the 2008 elections, despite the lack of reporting on it. Reporters may perhaps be bound by a duty to refrain from assumptions. But I sure as hell ain't. And I'm assuming that if the Bush junta got away with it the first time, they will keep right on doing it until somebody breaks their goddamned legs. People like Katherine Harris, Karl Rove and Republican Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell haven't climbed to the top of the GOP dung heap because of their morals and restraint. They are big time Republicans precisely because they are willing to steal chickens and lie to the sheriff.

At some deep national level we all know, George W. Bush has no right to be farting into the Oval Office desk chair. Even the few genuinely moderate Republicans not driven into hiding by the Brownshirts look sheepish when you bring up Florida and Ohio. Yet Americans go on pretending that everything is OK. The people pretend along with the media that George W. Bush belongs in that chair. Pretend that his is the face of a man capable of deep and serious thought, that the smirk is not really a smirk and that he really gives a rat's ass about those coffins at Dover or those black people in New Orleans. They pretend that it was not farcical when he told the nation this week that despite the city being soaked in petro-toxins and defined mainly by bulldozed piles of rotting timbers, clothing and sewerage, overturned cars and botulism filled refrigerators, "New Orleans is still a great place to bring the family and have fun." They pretend that strange nationwide spider web of bitter GOP operatives could not possibly have worked together in Ohio and Florida and heaven only knows where else. Everything is OK.

As Helen Caldicott recently put it: "What's to become of us? Ask any experienced mental health practitioner what happens to a person who constructs and tries to maintain a life based on denial of fundamental reality. It can be done for a while, in spite of occasional outbursts of behavioral oddities (remember Dr. Strangelove's disobedient arm that was always popping up in an embarrassing Nazi salute). But how long can such a pretense be maintained, even when the pretender is surrounded by the best handlers money can buy?"

Apparently, Helen, a damned long time. At least eight years.


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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:10 PM
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1. I believe the last three national elections were rigged.
Max Cleland's election was the first extensive Diebold election hoist.
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:13 PM
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2. and jeb's re-election. eom
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:38 PM
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3. The link changed:
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PVK Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:21 AM
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4. ABSOLUTELY. Denial IS a rather large river in America.
And, as Joe says:

"And I'm assuming that if the Bush junta got away with it the first time, they will keep right on doing it until somebody breaks their goddamned legs."

DAMN IT, AMERICA!!!

SNAP OUT OF IT!!!
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