Saturday Round Up
There is still so much that can be done between now and Tuesday to make sure that we get people to the polls. Volunteer to knock on doors for a campaign near you or go to Call For Change and sign up to make GOTV phone calls. They system was set up by Move On and they have developed tools that make it easy to participate and make calls to your fellow citizens around the country and encourage them to vote. The best part is, you can make the calls from home and for a short session or a long one, whatever works for you. Call For Change is targeting Democrats that vote in Presidential elections, but that don’t generally vote in the off years. These are easy calls because they’re on our side, they just need to be prodded to the polls and it’s not hard to convince people how important that is right now.
Lynn Allen has written another great piece on Darcy Burner over at Evergreen Politics. Check it out and spread the word to anyone you know that lives in Washington’s 8th district.
I’m linking to this one because it’s just fun. David Goldstein at Horse’s Ass asks the all important question, “Dave Reichert: Liar Or Asshole?” I doubt the answer will surprise you.
The neo-cons throw the Bush administration under the bus in this months Vanity Fair. They admit that they never should have gone into Iraq, but they perpetuate the myth that it was sound policy that was just bungled by Bush. I don’t buy their line of reasoning, but that they’d torpedo the President now is still a good thing, whatever their intentions may be. I certainly don’t give them any credit for being somewhat honest now, but hey, the pile on can only help.
And even Lou Dobbs expresses outrage at the insecurity of our elections. That we vote on privately owned machines that have no paper trail and that can be altered in an instant by anyone with a blackberry should have us all up in arms. But I’m sure the thousands of Diebold employees and technicians that have spread across the country in preparation for the upcoming election on Tuesday are all (each and every one of them) stand up folks with no loyalty to the company that signs their paycheck and instead are all well informed, well intentioned, super patriots whose only concern is protecting democracy. It’s so comforting to have a handful of citizens acting as agents of their company in full control of our election results.