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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 11:10 AM
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49. I would add to Anaxarchos' analysis, this simple, straigtforward...
...evidence (the number part mostly developed by Steven Freeman):

Gore/Bush 2000 were a dead heat, with Gore having the edge in the popular vote.

The Dems blew the Bushites away in new voter registration in 2004, nearly 60/40.

The great majority of new voters voted for Kerry.

The great majority of independent voters voted for Kerry.

The great majority of former Nader voters voted for Kerry.

Gore/Bush 2000 switch voters canceled each other out and were not a significant factor.

Who else is there? Who voted for Bush? The Bush 2000 voters and ...?

Karl Rove's "invisible" get-out-the-vote campaign voters? Right.

The Gore 2000 voters--injured parties all--were the ones who got all of their non-voting family members, friends and co-workers to register and vote THIS TIME, because "this was the most important election in our history." Great enthusiasm. People flocking to the Dem party in great numbers to oust Bush, and voting in unprecedented numbers--the biggest turnout in our history. So, these Gore 2000 voters, who actually won the 2000 election ...what? Forgot to vote this time? Sat home? Fell prey to the Bushites' ridiculous, phony "terrorist alerts," dropped like bird turds into the newsstream prior to the election? Not bloody likely. These were MOTIVATED voters!

And there is ZERO evidence that the Rovian machine did anything to successfully mobilize "Christian" fundies or anybody else. Where is the evidence? As my brilliant husband pointed out, they were not even trying to win. Bush and Cheney were not even trying! They were acting like they had it all sewn up--as, indeed, they did.

People sometimes call Rove a genius and a master of P.R. Well, in truth, he isn't. You don't need to be a genius or a master to write the copy for a pre-ordained election, with your buds counting the votes electronically, using secret, proprietary programming code, and with a lapdog media that is willing to FALSIFY its own exit polls to fit the result of that secret tabulation.

I'd like to see what he was drafting on his computer, say in July 2004. ("Bush mandate." "Bush landslide." Note to Wally: Need Ohio? Yes/no? Note to Ken: double the disappeared voting machines in X number of D precincts. "Decisive victory for Bush." "Bush wins on the war on terror. People feel safer with Bush." Note to Blackwater: thanks for the video. "Kerry flip-flopping gave Bush the edge." Dinner with Alberto: make indictments go away. "Bush wins: Americans like being robbed." (Heh-heh.) "We did it with our invisible get-out-the-vote campaign," says Karl Rove. Mad LOL.)

You don't need to be a genius. You need to be a crook, and a liar, and a goddamn traitor.
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