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mourningdove92 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:47 PM
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How long before I can care again?
I don't know how many others are suffering the same symptoms I am. I cannot make myself care or believe. I have not been able to watch any news, I get all my news from DU. I do not, I repeat, DO NOT, believe Bush won this election. The theft was so broad and so complete. The silence from the Dem leaders, on somedays it angers me, the other days, a small light of hope will come in that maybe they are keeping quiet while the vote fraud is investigated. At this point, I do not know what to think. No voices being heard from the left. Nothing from Kerry, Edwards, Dean, Clark, Kucinich, Clinton. Have we slunk away with our tails between our legs, or are we cleverly trying to reverse the election?
My heart is sore and afraid to believe again. If we cannot defeat the Repugs in a race like this one, when can we win?
Sorry, I know I am rambling, but I have all these feelings inside. I just don't know anything anymore.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:49 PM
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1. I know what you mean! *hugs* That's why I am pouring myself into two
efforts: election reform and being a light for the spiritual left.

There is no doubt in my mind that our unfair and now corrupt election system, as well as the Fundagelical Dominionists, are screwing up our nation and the world.
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:50 PM
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2. Allow yourself this period of mourning
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 12:51 PM by Stevendsmith
Let your righteous anger and activist impulses return naturally.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:51 PM
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3. I only watch Keith Olbermann and the Weather Channel.
Some sports. But no more news. I used to watch C-SPAN, CNN, FOX, MSNBC - hungered for "news".

Watched a couple of good movies yesterday on cable: "Something's Gotta Give" and "Veronica Geurin" - about a real journalist. She was murdered, doncha know...
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onedgeinak Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:59 PM
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4. how long before I can care again
I empathize with you....Imagine what it's like to be an intuitive Democrat in Ohio....I'm almost ashamed to admit that...
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Stevendsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:00 PM
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5. Welcome to DU!
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joeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:11 PM
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6. I know how you feel
Since the election, I have not called my family (repubs). I have no desire to spend time with them. I turned my cable off. I have no confidence in the process and have no desire/ will to fight anymore as I fear we have been taken over for good. I hope I can get out of this funk, but I fear for the future of my newborn son. I too, am contemplating a move to Cal. or another country. Thank god for my wife, son, and DU. I need nothing else.
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oscar-something Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:06 AM
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7. keep using your vote as a weapon, spread the word and don't give up
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:11 AM
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8. Don't forget your dollar!
More powerful than your vote, and more likely to be counted. Starve the beast!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 08:24 AM
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9. Hi oscar-something!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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