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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-06 10:55 PM
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Stop the Lies, Fight the Fix: Don't Let Them Hide the Bodies


January 22, 2006

Stop the Lies, Fight the Fix: Don't Let Them Hide the Bodies

by Kat L'Estrange

January 23, 2006

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As well, leading progressive voices (e.g., Michael Moore, Arianna Huffington, Moveon.org, The Nation, Mother Jones, Salon, and others) refuse to acknowledge that the Democratic candidate actually won the presidency in the 2004 election. Americans have grown accustomed to the lies perpetrated by the media on behalf of the Bush administration, but it's tough to accept denial from those on the left who appear otherwise dialed in. One can only assume an anti-Bush environment is more profitable for them. A few notable exceptions include Mark Crispin Miller, Bob Fitrakis and Greg Palast, all of whom continue to be ridiculed for exposing the truth about rigged elections and voter suppression.

Just as BushCo will stop at nothing now because they have the elections in the bag, the Democrats don't have to put forth much effort to challenge them because they know voters have no other viable option. Democratic leadership can sit back and wait it out until power in all its glory is once again bestowed upon them. This is where two-party politics and corporate representation in Congress have taken American democracy.

The truth is voters turned out in record numbers in 2004 to remove the Republican candidate from power, and they succeeded. Had not voting machines been rigged to favor Bush over his opponents, or had not a disproportionate number of Democratic, mainly urban voters been disenfranchised, the outcome of the election would have reflected the true intent and will of the majority of Americans. Kerry did win. The proof is in the numbers. It took former President Jimmy Carter five years to acknowledge that Al Gore was the candidate of the people in Florida in the 2000 election. Evidently, a widely held belief that in America the peoples choice on Election Day is what matters is nothing more than a myth.

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http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_kat_l_es_060122...

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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-06 11:10 PM
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-06 11:39 PM
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-06 11:54 PM
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 01:50 AM
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4. I love this line!!!
"It took former President Jimmy Carter five years to acknowledge that Al Gore was the candidate of the people in Florida in the 2000 election."

How rich. Now, now Kat, President Carter is deliberate. It took him that long to change his position opposing Voter ID cards. I think they were right about him in 1976 when he made that crask about "ethinic purity" and neighborhoods.

We need a whole new set of leaders for this party.

Great article.
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 04:48 AM
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 12:01 PM
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 03:37 PM
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7. Americans have grown accustomed to the lies perpetrated by the media
on behalf of the Bush administration. -- so get use to it, Dems are weak to anything about or choose not to??!!
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 08:19 PM
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-23-06 10:24 PM
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9. more from the article....
Edited on Mon Jan-23-06 10:25 PM by Melissa G
Even though various politicos and national editors have denounced GOP voter suppression tactics, they fail to examine the full effect this form of cheating has had on voter morale. They also fail to discuss a fair remedy. Make no mistake about it: denying a legally registered voter the right to vote is cheating. In mean-spirited fashion, Republican mouthpieces continue to make the case that it is the voters and partisans at the local level who are to blame for unfair elections ignoring voter suppression and disenfranchisement altogether. Power-hungry Republicans will continue to get away with wholesale election fraud in 2006 unless the American people put up the biggest fight of their lives to stop them.



Those intent on stealing elections can hide the ballots and the vote counting, but if Americans turn out in large numbers to vote on Election Day they will be unable to hide the bodies, the proof required to contest the phony numbers spit out by the machines programmed by voting equipment vendors. It is time to put all public officials promoting or using unsafe voting systems on notice that they are breaking the law and that must stop.



Over the next nine months, it is important for people to check their registration status often especially in those states that rely solely on electronic voting machines to conduct elections. If possible, voters should obtain proof of registration prior to Election Day from the Boards of Elections offices. Do not wait until September or October to do so, although it is imperative to make one final check prior to the close of registration before the November election.



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