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One Last Flip-Flop
November 3, 2004

I guess John Kerry went into the primary without a plan to win the election.

The Democrats threw everything they had at this election. They ran a phony Vietnam War hero and a phony Southerner. They had middle-aged women executives at MTV hawking "Rock the Vote" to entice the most uninformed young people to vote for Kerry. They had Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews and New York Times darling Eminem. They had documentaries, books, the universities, Hollywood (and the French!) on their side.

They had liberal thugs ransacking Bush-Cheney headquarters, stealing Bush-Cheney signs and slashing the tires of Bush-Cheney get-out-the-vote vans on Election Day. In Colorado, they traded voter registrations for crack cocaine. In Ohio, they registered Mary Poppins and Dick Tracy. In South Carolina, Emily's List called Republican households and gave them incorrect information about the location of polling places.

The media campaigned heavily for Kerry with endless Abu Ghraib coverage, phony National Guard documents and, days before the election, false news reports that hundreds of tons of munitions had been looted in Iraq.

The Democrats' cheating never stopped. The big story of this election is the fraudulent exit polls on Election Day. Strange as it seems to me, it is well acknowledged that people are more likely to come out and vote for a winner. Early exit polls showing Kerry the clear winner could be expected to depress the vote for Bush.

Stunningly inaccurate exit polls released around noon on Election Day convinced news anchors, talking heads and even the campaigns that Kerry would win walking away. But at 9 p.m., when the first actual results began to come in, the election flipped to Bush. It was the first Kerry flip-flop that actually served the national interest.

The exit polls were absurd: They showed Kerry winning Pennsylvania by 20 points and Bush tied with Kerry in Mississippi. Only monkey business can explain the wildly pro-Kerry exit polls – admittedly hard to believe with a party that has behaved so honorably throughout this campaign. Michael Barone speculates that the sites of exit polling were leaked to the Democrats, and Democrats sent large numbers of voters to those polls to take exit polls and throw the results.

But for all their chicanery, vote-stealing, Hollywood starlets, fake polls and faux patriotism, the Democrats were wiped out on Election Day.

Bush won the largest popular vote in history with a 3.5 million margin. Indeed, simply by getting a majority of the country to vote for him – the left's most hated politician since Richard Nixon – Bush did something "rock star" Bill Clinton never did. Bush maintained or increased his vote in every state but Vermont. Republicans picked up seats in the House and Senate, and continue to dominate state governorships. Also making history of a sort, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle lost his election, marking the first time in half a century a Senate leader has been defeated.

To Michael Moore, George Soros, Terry McAuliffe, Dan Rather, Al Franken and the whole gang at Air America Radio – you were great, guys! Thanks for the help! We couldn't have done it without you!

Of course, we could have done it a lot earlier on election night but for "Boy Genius" Karl Rove. It's absurd that the election was as close as it was. The nation is at war, Bush is a magnificent wartime leader, and the night before the election we didn't know if a liberal tax-and-spend, Vietnam War-protesting senator from Massachusetts would beat him.

If Rove is "the architect" – as Bush called him in his acceptance speech – then he is the architect of high TV ratings, not a Republican victory. By keeping the race so tight, Rove ensured that a race that should have been a runaway Bush victory would not be over until the wee hours of the morning.

As we now know, the most important issue to voters was not terrorism, but moral values. Marriage amendments won by lopsided majorities in all 11 states where they were on the ballot. Even in Oregon, the state targeted by gay marriage advocates as their best shot of defeating a marriage amendment, the amendment passed by 57 percent – a figure noticeable for being larger than the percentage of votes cast for Bush in Oregon. In the great state of Mississippi, the marriage amendment passed with 88 percent of the vote.

Seventy percent to 80 percent of Americans oppose gay marriage and partial-birth abortion. Far from appealing exclusively to a narrow Republican base, opposition to gay marriage is strongest among the Democratic base: blacks, Hispanics, blue-collar workers and the elderly. There were marriage amendments on the ballot in Michigan and Ohio. Bush won Ohio narrowly and lost Michigan by only 2 points. How different might that have been if Bush hadn't run from the issue.

But Rove concluded Bush should stay mum on gay marriage and partial-birth abortion – contravening the politicians' rule of thumb: Talk about your positions that are wildly popular with voters. "Boy Genius" Rove decided Bush shouldn't even run radio ads on gay marriage, and at the last minute, Bush started claiming he was in favor of civil unions, just like John Kerry.

Amazingly, it was the Democrats – the ones who support gay marriage – who used the gay issue for political advantage, most famously when Kerry gay-baited Mary Cheney during the third debate.

The one toss-up Senate seat lost by the Republicans was Pete Coors in Colorado, where the Democrats did not hesitate to run commercials of a bacchanalian gay festival in Canada sponsored by Coors Brewing Co. The most narrow Republican win in a toss-up Senate race was in Alaska, where the Republican candidate was another "progressive" on the social issues.

When contemplating a former New York mayor as their next presidential candidate, Republicans should remember: This election should have been over sometime in August, not 1 a.m. election night.
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...oh look, little Annie has an opinion about something, isn't that sweet.
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Too bad I missed the baccahanalian gay festival commercial. They must have run that in Colorado Springs.

The up side to this election for Coloradans is the Republicans were routed in this state. For the first time in over 40 yrs, both houses of the state legislature have Democratic majorities. It appears the Republicans were given their walking papers because of fiscal incompetence. Odd that the same rules didn't apply to Bush. I assume fear of terrorism won out.
The way I see it is that God has chosen Colorado to be a beacon of light in the darkness.
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umm, Colorado, that is becoming California East, right? At least for rich white people.......

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Too bad I missed the baccahanalian gay festival commercial. They must have run that in Colorado Springs.

The up side to this election for Coloradans is the Republicans were routed in this state. For the first time in over 40 yrs, both houses of the state legislature have Democratic majorities. It appears the Republicans were given their walking papers because of fiscal incompetence. Odd that the same rules didn't apply to Bush. I assume fear of terrorism won out.
The way I see it is that God has chosen Colorado to be a beacon of light in the darkness.
Or a becon of stupidity surrounded by light. I guess it just depends on you perspective
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Too bad I missed the baccahanalian gay festival commercial. They must have run that in Colorado Springs.

The up side to this election for Coloradans is the Republicans were routed in this state. For the first time in over 40 yrs, both houses of the state legislature have Democratic majorities. It appears the Republicans were given their walking papers because of fiscal incompetence. Odd that the same rules didn't apply to Bush. I assume fear of terrorism won out.
The way I see it is that God has chosen Colorado to be a beacon of light in the darkness.
Or a becon of stupidity surrounded by light. I guess it just depends on you perspective
Got anything worthwhile to say troll? Since when is stupidity associated with getting rid of those responsible for the current crisis? The repos have been in power for a while in Colorado (state senate, house, and Governor) and have done NOTHING. You will see the same thing happening (eventually) nationwide.

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You will see the same thing happening (eventually) nationwide.

Hahaha....

Actually, the opposite is happening. You haven't noticed?

I hope you're not holding your breath.

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You will see the same thing happening (eventually) nationwide.

Hahaha....

Actually, the opposite is happening. You haven't noticed?

I hope you're not holding your breath.

Mike
I know you deliberately miss my point sequel (why is one identity not enough for you?). As soon as the repos prove their incompetance at fiscal responsibility, among other issues, they will be given the boot too. I enjoyed Molly Ivan's column this weekend, here is a quote:

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Do you know how to cure a chicken-killin' dog? Now, you know you cannot keep a dog that kills chickens, no matter how fine a dog it is otherwise.

Some people think you cannot break a dog that has got in the habit of killin' chickens, but my friend John Henry always claimed you could. He said the way to do it is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog's neck, good and strong. And leave it there until that dead chicken stinks so bad that no other dog or person will even go near that poor beast. Thing'll smell so bad the dog won't be able to stand himself. You leave it on there until the last little bit of flesh rots and falls off, and that dog won't kill chickens again.

The Bush administration is going to be wired around the neck of the American people for four more years, long enough for the stench to sicken everybody. It should cure the country of electing Republicans.

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I know you deliberately miss my point sequel (why is one identity not enough for you?). As soon as the repos prove their incompetance at fiscal responsibility, among other issues, they will be given the boot too.
I have not missed your point.

You think Republicans are fiscally irresponsible, and I agree.

However, they are LESS fiscally irresponsible than Democrats, so they are the lesser of the two evils that we are currently stuck with.

Obviously, a lot of voters have realized this.

Allow me to recommend a solution:

www.lp.org

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What is actually "happening" is a deep division of the country. The Republicans have solidified their gains in the Deep South, where they play on people's homophobia and religious superstitions. In the urban midwest, and the coastal areas where more diverse populations live, and in Colorado, a state getting an influx of new residents from the coastal areas, the Democrats held their own. In the end, this election solved nothing, and Bush has already pronounced an intention to pursue the same religious-based agenda in his next term in order to satisify his particular electorate, promising even more rancor and division. Abortion rights, gay rights, are the targets, while a"abstinance" and "creationism" and other religious mumbo jumbo is to be introduced into the public schools so the coastal states can achieve the same level of scientific ignorance as is commonly found in the rural South.


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