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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:04 PM
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12. livvy, I'm so with you! Right on! Never give up!
I had that same thought leading up to the election--they wouldn't dare do it again!

However, I had two things that blunted the emotional blow on election night, 1) I knew about electronic voting, and figured their scam out right away--that really helped; and 2) a good friend had warned me that he thought Bush and Cheney & Co. seemed much too arrogant and self-assured after the debacle of their campaign (the 9/11 hearings, the R. Clarke book and testimony, the outing of Valerie Plame, the disasters in Iraq, the torture revelations, Bush's idiot performance in the debates, the huge new Dem voter registration, Bush's dismal approval ratings at election time, etc., etc. )--they were acting like they didn't care, and he figured they had it all set up to steal it again (which we now know they did).

The thing I think is most difficult to deal with now--in terms of, how do we get ourselves out of this mess?--is the bad emotional state that many Kerry voters got into, over the election, and the seeming paralysis of many Dem leaders (with some notable exceptions!).

I am very dismayed about Michael Moore--whom I think is suffering the same syndrome (great shock, then denial). He's still trying to explain how Bush "won" (interview yesterday). He's a smart guy--as are many of the Dem politicos. What the hell's the matter with them?

Some of the Dem politicos are just cynical and/or members of the DC War Party. But Michael Moore???

So it's emotional shock, for many. And those of us who were able to overcome that shock and start looking at the facts have to be THERAPISTS first of all, and also TRUTHTELLERS--in order to get our democracy back.

One way to get people mobilized is to get involved in the state by state struggle over election rules. EVERYBODY (or nearly everybody) can agree that we need a transparent election system, and almost anybody could plainly see that the current one is egregiously NON-transparent and fraud-prone.

Maybe don't hit 'em with all the facts at once. Don't say "There WAS massive fraud." Say, "There are a lot of suspicions--dozens of Ph.D's in statistics are calling the Bush win into question--and there is no way to audit or recount much of it."

Then get that petition, or letter writing contact info., into their hands, fast. GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO DO ABOUT IT.
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