Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What We Must Do

"I don't have to tell you things are bad, we know things are bad."--Howard Beale in Network
There is no point anymore to me posting more items about the screw-ups, smears, lies, and disasters of Bush and the lowlife bastards around him. You know my opinions: In 2000, Bush was the least qualified candidate for the presidency since William Jennings Bryan in 1896. Following a campaign of astonishing dishonesty, aided and abetted by media figures determined to destroy Al Gore, and with the help of an outright coup d'etat in Florida, he seized the presidency. After Bush ignored numerous warnings about an impending attack, 3,000 Americans were killed by terrorists. The campaign against those terrorists has been utterly bungled. A tragically unnecessary war has been launched, with no end in sight, a war that has been mismanaged at every level and in every way. Right-wing religious fanatics and Halliburton officials make our domestic policy, and a level of corruption unseen in my lifetime washes over Washington like the overflow of a Republican cesspool. In a five year period Bush and the Republican Congress have added three trillion dollars to our nation's debt. Our "prosperity" rests on borrowed money and borrowed time. Science is under attack, reproductive rights are under attack, and an outright traitor, Karl Rove, is making policy. An utterly disastrous attack on Iran is being contemplated. The situation is nothing short of catastrophic.
It's now or never, my beloved friends--either we get rid of the Republicans, or they're going to get rid our nation's future. A Democratic victory of major proportions this November, followed by the election of a Democratic president in 2008, is all that will (maybe) rescue us. We have the candidates. We now need the money, the sweat, and the turnout to make it happen. But one huge factor stands in our way:
IN TOO MANY LOCATIONS, THE REPUBLICANS GET TO COUNT THE VOTES.
I will go to my grave convinced that Al Gore was elected President on Tuesday, 7 November 2000. I am increasingly convinced that John Kerry was ripped off in Ohio and possibly Florida. The Republican Party is led by criminals, and it will stop at nothing to win. The Republicans will break any law, hack any computers, rig any voting machines necessary to "win". Ohio is already rigged perhaps beyond fixing, as the Republican legislature there has rammed through a law forbidding challenges to election outcomes. Our task is therefore clear:
ELECTION REFORM MUST BE OUR PRIORITY.
Look at the polls, folks. The Republican President is in the thirties; the Republican Congress is in the twenties. The people are ready to hand us a landslide victory--if their votes are counted. It is our job to make sure the Republicans are prevented from stealing another election. I'll be writing about this more in the days to come. In the meantime--
JOHN PAVICH FOR CONGRESS IN IL-11
GIVE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE HERE.
And get yourself ready for electoral war.

1 comment:

Anja Maria said...

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." - Stalin

Nevertheless, I'm really excited to vote in November (I'll be just barely old enough). Pavich has a very interesting bio, and he seems bright and capable. While it wouldn't be hard to beat Weller, it's nice that this isn't a "lesser of two evils" decision.