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Thursday, November 04, 2004 | US Decides Not to Have an Election, and the Last Dog Dies
From the contented suburbs, they came, in SUVs, in minivans, shiny pearly sedans, carrying their designer water. From the dingy warrens of the barrios they came, in their lowriders and classic-cars to be, held together with duct tape and love. From the cities, they came on buses, on subways, on feet, strong feet, tired feet, old feet. For a week, more, they kept coming, they stood in line.
In the rain, in the sun, missing lunch, stomach growling, babies crying, godtheywantedacigarette, hour dragged into hot and steamy, cold and windy hour, and still they stood. Waiting.
Waiting in line to vote. Taking the leap of faith that their vote would at least be counted.
I said I didn't have a dog in this fight, but I did.
Not that I supported John Kerry. I did not, and I do not today.
But I do support elections. I support the right of every person to cast their vote for a candidate whose positions I do not agree with, and have that vote correctly recorded and accurately counted.
That is a dog that every human being on earth had in this fight, even if it was the last dog.
And today, that last dog died.
There was no election. The decision was made not to have one.
It was not stolen. It was never put out on the counter for anyone to steal.
Sometime early Wednesday morning, while people in Ohio were still waiting on their tired feet, still asking each other if they could see up at the front, was the line moving, still wishing they had brought a sweater, calling on cell phones, can you come get the baby? It's getting so chilly, she's getting cranky, and I don't know how long...
While those people in Ohio, who whether I agree with them or not, were sacrificing their comfort, their supper, their feet, to vote for a man who they believed, rightly or wrongly, would save their nation, George W. Bush made it known that he believed it was time for him to declare victory.
Victory over the years of hard work on the part of the BBV people.
Victory over the completely sincere, whatever else you want to say about it, dedication of millions upon millions of ordinary people, many of them young people, who gave their time, their money, and their sweat to the cause of what they were assured would be an election.
Did I think they were misguided? You bet.
Did I think they were deluding themselves? Absolutely.
Did I think there would be an election? I thought there would be more effort to give the appearance of one.
And in a way, for each one of them, it was an election. For every person who went to the polls, or sent in a ballot, and voted her or his conscience, it was an election, and it is they who won a victory that can never be taken away, by anybody, ever.
They will always have that, even though they have nothing else.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill