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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 09:47 PM
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I believe the game has changed.
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I believe that after a series of elections stolen in various ways, resulting in a small group of incredibly frustrated, angry, but very determined people (present company included first and foremost), today's action by the Obama campaign requesting that the special prosecutor for the U.S. Attorneys scandal include the GOP's co-ordinated effort to whip up a "voter fraud" scandal regarding Acorn indicates that the terrain has changed.

Obama and his exemplary campaign aren't the battered spouse. They aren't going to shrink from complaining about illegal activities because they don't want to be called whiners, wimps, or sore losers.

In fact, instead of being susceptible to that kind of bullying, they're playing offense, and a strong offense that goes right to the weak (even rotten) parts of the GOP power structure, and reveals the ultimate failure of the real Bush Doctrine, that "political might makes right":

The foundation of the American legal and Constitutional structure, while it can be subverted and bent to ill purposes for a period of time, survives beyond the reign of any person or group, and has consequences.

Obama and his campaign understand that those structures, and their consequences, are on their side. And that an offense based on the Constitution and the foundations of American democracy is a strong one, strong enough even to turn back the institutionalized election fraud we've seen over the last eight years.

One worthy of America, at its best.
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