Skip to comments.ZOT!!! Moonbat Mourning Will Go On Until the Crack of Doom
Posted on 04/16/2005 11:59:04 AM PDT by grape seed
By late summer, 2006, the United States is in a desperate condition. Following the collapse of the dollar in international currency markets, there has been a cascade of business failures and mortgage foreclosures, and a precipitous rise in unemployment, as the US economy slides inexorably into a depression. Meanwhile, the June 2005 American attack on Iran and the continuing war in Iraq has made the United States an international pariah state; thus the community of nations shows no inclination whatever to rescue the United States from its economic collapse.
In the run-up to the 2006 election, the mainstream media has once again fallen in line behind the Republicans, blaming the depression on the Clinton Administration, al Qaeda, and/or betrayal by the Old Europe. The crimes and outrages of the Bush/GOP syndicate have been unreported by the media, as Democratic war veterans running for office against GOP draft dodgers have once again been castigated as unpatriotic.
For their part, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and the religious right have proclaimed that these economic and diplomatic catastrophes manifest Gods judgment on the American people for their toleration of gays, abortion, the ACLU, the teaching of evolution, and independent judges.
This time, the public is unconvinced by the GOP propaganda, as massive protest demonstrations erupt throughout the country. Finally fed up with the lies and greed of the GOP, and finally aware of just how much their livelihood and their future has been plundered by Bushenomics, more than two-thirds of the voters are about to go to the polls determined to throw out the Republican Congress.
While a few honest polls forecast a landslide victory for the Democrats, most of these polls have not been published.
The Republican-owned and Republican-coded black-box voting machines once again perform as intended, and the Republicans retain control of Congress.
The astonished and disappointed public is once again told to get over it.
Beyond that, my crystal ball becomes cloudy.
The implied question in this scenario is clear: If GOP partisans own the voting machines, count the votes, refuse to allow independent validation of the tallies, and if the Republicans choose to take advantage of this opportunity for fraud, is there any way any way at all that the Democrats could win the 2006 election and regain control of Congress?
If not, then why do the Democrats persist in looking hopefully to 2006 - the next time. After all, 2002 and 2004 were the next time, and there is abundant evidence that in both cases, the peoples will was reversed by the Diebold and ES&S black boxes.
Clearly, the Democratic Party and its allies look forward to victory in 2006 because they are in denial: they simply cannot bring themselves to face the compelling evidence that in the United States today, the electoral process is rigged, thus the will of the people is irrelevant to the governance of the nation, and thus the United States has ceased to be a democracy.
Neither the 2004 Democratic Party candidate, John Kerry, nor the Partys Chairman, Howard Dean, will publicly entertain the very notion that the fix is in. The issue of electoral fraud is simply not on the agenda of the Democratic National Committee. Prominent progressives such as Vermonts Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Paul Begala, and Arianna Huffington insist that Bush won the election, fair and square, and that the anomalies in Florida and Ohio were not sufficient to have determined the outcome. As for the media, actor and activist Peter Coyote reports that there is a lock-down order throughout the mainstream media that the issue of electoral integrity is simply not to be mentioned. Violation of the order can be a career-ender. And in fact, with the exception of Keith Olberman, one is hard-pressed to identify anyone in the MSM who has mentioned the issue.
And so today, political discourse is captivated by the assumption that in 2004 George Bush won a majority of both the popular and the electoral votes, and thus, unlike 2000, is now the indisputably legitimate President of the United States. In addition, it is assumed without debate that the Republicans have legitimate control of the Congress. The success of the Republicans and the failure of the Democrats is now the frame within which all political discussion resides.
Suppose instead that in 2002 and 2004 every intended vote had been correctly counted, and as a result John Kerry was now the President, and the Democrats controlled the Senate and quite possibly the House as well. The pundits would now be writing about the resurgence of liberalism and the Democratic Party, and, at the same time, speculating as to the causes of the failure of The Right, and the publics rejection of George Bush.
The evidence of massive election fraud in 2004 is compelling, and continues to accumulate, despite the media lock-down. Just last week, a group of university statisticians released a report which calculates at a million to one the probability that the discrepancy between the exit polls (indicating a Kerry victory) and the final results was due to random error. Because I have discussed at length the evidence for fraud in the 2004 election, I will not repeat it here. But for those who wish to have yet another look at the evidence, see The Crisis Papers page, Was Election 2004 a Fraud? Suffice to say that as the evidence accumulates, the media remains mute and the public remains unconcerned.
Clear, contrary evidence that the election returns were accurate and the outcome legitimate is simply non-existent. This is so, because the election procedure was designed not to provide validation. The software source-codes were secret, there was no paper record, and there was no parallel validation procedure for the centralized compilation of voting totals. To the repeated plea for validation, all that the voting-machine technicians could say is trust us us being partisan Republicans who built, coded, and operated the black box voting machines.
Aside from the now-familiar GOP retorts of get over it! and dont be paranoid, the crux of the case of electoral legitimacy is they wouldnt dare rig the election, or alternatively, the Republicans have too much respect for our democracy to do such a thing.
With much less provocation than this, the citizens of Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia demanded, and got, new elections, which reversed the outcomes of the corrupted elections.
As most CSI and Law and Order viewers are well aware, in their search for suspects, detectives look first of all for means, motive and opportunity.
The means for election fraud are so obvious and indisputable that even the Republicans will not dispute them. The means, of course, are the machines and secret software of the Diebold and ES&S corporations that recorded more than 30% of the votes cast, and 80% of the votes centrally compiled, in the 2004 Presidential election.
The lack of an independent paper record or any other mode of verification, the minuscule chance of discovery, and the accommodating silence of the media provides the opportunity.
There remains the question of motive.
Remember, first of all, that 2004 was not an ordinary Presidential re-election contest whereby the incumbent, should he lose, graciously concedes to the winner and then retires to play golf, give speeches at one-hundred grand a pop, or even do sufficient good deeds to eventually win a Nobel Peace Prize.
In this election, the stakes were much higher. The Republicans gathered and invested a half billion dollars in order to win, and they did so for good reason. In Bushs first term, billions of dollars were transferred from the poor, the middle class, the federal treasury, and future generations, to the super-wealthy, with many billions more to come in a second Bush term. Many of Bushs friends and benefactors, possibly including his Vice President, have engaged in massive graft and bribery for example, hundreds of millions of dollars of Iraq reconstruction funds lost by Halliburton, and billions of dollars of California utility bills swindled by Enron. Still more crimes: Condi Rices perjury before the 9/11 commission, the outingof CIA agent Valerie Plame, Tom DeLays attempted bribery of Congressman Nick Smith, and the worst crime of all, the theft of the national elections of 2000, 2002, and now 2004. God only knows what else a Democratic Attorney General and Democratic Congressional investigations might uncover.
The Bush syndicate did not simply wish to stay in office. They had an even greater motive to stay out of the Federal slammer.
So it comes down to this: In the 2004 election, the Bush team and the Republican party had a treasure trove of means and opportunity dropped in their laps. They could, if they chose, key in any election result they wanted; for example, they could swing a Senate race by nine points or a Governors race by fifteen points (as it appears they did in Georgia, 2002). And, if the 2004 early exit polls were in fact accurate, in the Presidential race it now appears that they could drop the Democrats percentage by five points, and boost the Republicans total by the same amount. Thanks to the secret codes and back-door access to the voting machines, and thanks in addition to the cooperation of the corporate media, they could do all this without fear of detection.
Mindful of the record of this Administration during the past four years, the enormous personal and financial consequences, as noted above, of an election defeat, and the likelihood of that defeat as indicated by the polls, can we really expect them to have said, in effect, yes, we could steal this election without consequence, but it wouldnt be right, so we choose to be honest?
If you believe this, then I have a stack of Enron stock that Id like to sell you.
Clearly, the Bush syndicate had abundant means, motive and opportunity to commit a crime against the state, in a word treason, and there is compelling evidence that they have done just that. Neither the enforced silence of the media nor the cowardly inaction of the Democrats mitigate this evidence by one iota.
The over-arching question, then, is when will the public wake up to this silent coup detat?
For the issue before us is no longer the protection of American democracy. Its too late for that. The issue instead is the restoration of American democracy.
And at the moment, that issue is very much in doubt.
In before the ZOT!!
this one is great!!! LOL!!!!
member since April 16, 2005
"While a few honest polls forecast a landslide victory for the Democrats, most of these polls have not been published."
You owe me a new monitor for that joke.
And that was where I stopped reading. Rubbish.
Straight out of the DUmmie psychofesto.
See a shrink.
"we're the biggest buyer of overseas stuff .... China would surely fold ...."
Excellent idea.......there's a bunch more folds out there, too......when can we start?
Another "West Wing" fan (i.e. another reality-challenged Democrat who never got over Gore's loss in 2000, was driven into unrecoverable delusional psychosis by Kerry's loss, and whose only solace now is sucking his thumb and rocking back and forth while watching "West Wing" reruns touting the glory days of the Sheen administration).
Author: Of course, I took the poll out of me and three of my friends, from the top of EarthFlower, the Tree weve been camping out in to save from Republicans and Christians!
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Not you DTogo. "grapeseed." Don't know what happened to my post. Technical difficulties I guess.
Now, GrapeSeed, it's back to DUmmyland for you -- your bong's waiting....
This "scenario" is a wet dream for DUmmies.
Here are their posted bios, which are pretty much what one would expect: marginal "progressive" academics, with a record of 60's and 70's antiwar activism -- and editorial work for the San Francisco Chronicle.
THE EDITORS' PAGE
Ernest Partridge, Ph.D, and Bernard Weiner, Ph.D, Co-Editors
Elinore Partridge, Ph.D, Editorial Associate
Ariel Dekovic, Editorial Assistant
Until mid-April, Bernard Weiner will be in Europe. However, we expect The Crisis Papers to continue on schedule, unless we indicate otherwise in this space.
April 12: Bernard Weiner reports that he is now in Marakesh, Morocco. While in Germany, he addressed a meeting of Democrats Abroad. He will, no doubt, have a fascinating report for us when he returns.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Dr. Ernest Partridge is a philosopher with a specialty in moral philosophy (ethics) and environmental ethics. He has taught at several campuses of the University of California and at the University of Colorado. Partridge has published over sixty refereed and invited scholarly papers, and is the editor of Responsibilities to Future Generations (Prometheus, 1981). Most recently, he has contributed numerous articles to progressive websites. He is the editor and sole writer of the website, The Online Gadfly. He resides in the San Bernardino mountains, east of Los Angeles.
Recent Web Publications:
Why Should I Pay for Someone Else's Education?
For Tax Refuseniks: A Modest Proposal.
A Master Morality
More of Ernest Partridge's Web Publications
Dr. Bernard Weiner has taught American politics and international relations at Western Washington University and San Diego State University. He was an anti-war activist and activist journalist in the 60s and '70s, and served as an editor of Northwest Passage in the Pacific Northwest. He was with the San Francisco Chronicle for nearly twenty years as a writer/editor/critic, and has published in The Nation, Village Voice, The Progressive, CounterPunch, The Progressive Populist, and widely on the internet. He is the author of Boy Into Man: A Fathers Guide to Initiation of Teenage Sons (Transformation Press), four volumes of poetry, and numerous plays. He lives in San Francisco.
For your amusement, ping!
Grape seed...as in your brain is as small as???
Broaden your mind, Star. I know it's an instinctive, knee-jerking, jackbooted approach, but try. Please try. :)
Diebold, the Dems's new Haliburton.
That's the line I love best. It's kind of like saying "Hilary's already won the presidency, the polls just haven't opened yet."
Bye, Grape seed.
Or is that SOUR Grapes??
"He's dead, Jim!"
Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . .don't be shy.
Man! I came when you pinged, but the thread was pulled. :(
SHHHH!! You should know better than give instructions in code! Turn decoder ring to "4" and recode: vu7ghi 8eb%n4bc fkh@ih**e wo3m6sn!
Hillary to be Named: Queen of America. :)
Whew! I wondered when the call for the Kitties would go out!!
wonder how many rolls of tin foil this guy uses in a day?
I believe you asked to be pinged when I run my DU opus. Let me run some finishing touches on it and I'll post it over there.
The Republican-owned and Republican-coded black-box voting machines once again perform as intended, and the Republicans retain control of Congress.
Well, I know I was depressed during the Clinton Administration!
I think you meant to post this on the Delusional Underground forum.
my GOD they're out in force today.
Thanks for the much needed laff. ;o)
We own all the black boxes, much to the chagrin of liberals across the globe. And how that tears me up so....
All your black boxes are belong to us! :-)
Glad you enjoyed the laugh. That's straight from the conspiracy theorists of the world closet. :)
And there's even a conspiracy going on right there in Multnomah County. It's a Republican judge, smiting down gays and lesbians from marriage. How could you, dc? :)
I came to the thread right after Mike pinged me in #3,
but the thread was pulled.
Then a little later, I see MORE pings here. They put
the thread back up after ZOTTING this Troll.
They sure ARE! :^O
Yeah, I saw that. Thanks, Mods -- just because someone is zotted, doesn't mean we can't still have lots of fun zotting him again and again and again! :-) Kitties, nukes, pancakes -- bring 'em on!
"And there's even a conspiracy going on right there in Multnomah County. It's a Republican judge, smiting down gays and lesbians from marriage. How could you, dc? :)"
Dang! That one musta slipped through the cracks.
Gotta do something about that judge. ;o)
This is the first time I have seen reference to the 2002 elections. Clearly, the most "progressive" attribute of these lunatics is their worsening mental pathology..
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