Pulling Out All The Stops
And so it begins. Last night I saw the first campaign ad for the US Senate race in November and in Washington State, Mike McGavick is running as a moderate Republican who can bring decency back to the other Washington. His commercial was hilarious, he talks about breaking a neighbor’s window with his skateboard and running away until his mom made him knock on the door and take responsibility for it. Great, just what we need in DC, another Republican who will run from his mistakes until someone makes him come clean up the mess. The sad part is, there are plenty of voters who will support this idiot, what with critical thinking in such short supply these days.
So far, Republican plans to hold on to their majority in Congress are going swimmingly. Scooter Libby’s trial has been put off until next year saving the White House and the Republican Party from the spectacle of Big Dick lying on the witness stand. Karl Rove has reigned in Republican members of Congress and strong-armed support for the President’s illegal wiretapping. The MSM has effectively sold the Abramoff mess as a bi-partisan scandal and New Orleans has been swept under the rug (so forgotten is the hurricane ravaged city that the Mayor is now seeking aid from foreign countries). With this kind of great press, I expect that Republicans will not only hold on to their currently held seats, but actually make some gains as well! Remember, they don’t have to actually win they just have to make it seem plausible. Gotta love those machines!
While there have been significant achievements in exposing the hackability of electronic voting machines and vote tabulators, it still looks as if most of us will still be casting our votes on them come November. As hard as activists have been working to get the machines replaced or at least certified to meet state standards, state legislatures have been busy passing new election “reform” laws that make challenging official election results so expensive as to make a recount all but impossible. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. We must be ready to protest the election results in November because all signs point to more fraud ahead. Make your signs and t-shirts now so that you can slap them up and put them on as soon as the suspicious results come in, because they will and hoping against all hope is not an effective strategy.
Does anyone believe that this administration is going to go down without a fight? Are they likely to use all means at their disposal to keep a majority in Congress? Is there any doubt that they know there will be articles of impeachment drawn up if the Democrats take control? What about these people could possibly provide any comfort at all that they will do the right thing? They have shown us over and over again who they are and what they are capable of. Let’s believe our own eyes and use the freedom of speech we still have. The Democrats will lose in November, whether we continue down the road we’re on will be determined not by the election, but by our reaction to it.