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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:24 PM
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How the Republicans are Stealing the November Elections
he is right from what I have heard/read coming from the WH.



http://www.juancole.com /

Friday, December 15, 2006

How the Republicans are Stealing the November Elections
Or, Bushes and Bonapartes

On November 7, the American people delivered a stiff rebuke to the Bush Administration and the Republican Party over its far-right policies. They were especially worried about the Iraq fiasco, and upset over the mounting US and Iraqi casualties. But they also worried about Bush's coddling of the Religious Right and the erosion of the separation of religion and state, along with the assault on civil liberties.

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The Michael Rounds Coup may or may not take place; if it does, I think the blogosphere should mobilize to see that he never wins another election, and to work to see that both senators from S.D. are Democrats in 08. How many Paypal clicks could it take to affect a South Dakota election? Egregious behavior on the level of national politics should be punished. And, I think a Minnekota, which combined the two Dakotas with Minnesota to form a single state, would make a lot more sense than the current arrangement.

But the Michael Rounds Coup would be a small thing compared to the Iraq War Coup now being conducted by W. You thought that the American people had spoken? They want the troops out? They want to be extracted from the quagmire? Too bad.

You see, we do not have a democracy, with the Bush administration in power. We have an elective dictatorship. The elections are like lotteries. Many of them don't even reflect the popular vote or the general will. The Rehnquist Coup of 2000 was not intrinsically different from the Rounds Coup (if it happens) of 2006. Nor would the techniques whereby elections are "won" bear much scrutiny. Ask Tom Delay, through the penitentiary window. And the incumbents feel they owe nothing to the electorate, nothing whatsoever. They have the Power. They act as they please. The rest of us are just onlookers. .........
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:26 PM
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1. This makes NO sense whatsoever. Do you realize that?
Redstone
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HappyWeasel Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:43 PM
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2. yeah, but Rounds won't get the chance to replace Johnson.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:03 PM
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3. Hyperbole hung on a strand of facts, imo. Alarmist, as well.
Juan Cole writes some insightful pieces, but this is not one of his best, imo.

"The Michael Rounds Coup may or may not take place" is a clue that the what follows is essentially speculation and best taken as such.

And, of course, this is just my 2 cents.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:31 PM
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4. he main point relates to what Bush plans to do in Irag (not listen to the
election results)
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Morgana LaFey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:37 PM
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6. Prescient, is what it is nt
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Morgana LaFey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:36 PM
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5. Bush has gotten away 100% with doing what he damned pleased
in the past -- no reason a little election should stop him now. Who's going to do WHAT to him -- send in the troops?
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