November 08, 2004

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MyDD: Real conservative values, as practiced, not preached. Why it's more important to reach the rural vote than the southern vote. How the House Republicans waged war and the House Democrats didn't.

Also from MyDD, to create a better party, first fire all the consultants. Anyone remember what a good communicator Wesley Clark was before the brainwashing team consultants got hold of him?

Juan Cole on the attempt to smear a professor at Columbia.

Sisyphus shares some demographics to think about, and reminds Democrats that it's time to fight, anyway. A Democrat she quotes who thinks it's time to give up? One of the strategists involved with the Clark campaign, possibly the very guy who turned Clark from dynamic general to mealy-mouthed campaigner.

The Village Voice on the anti-choice agenda, courtesy of First Draft.

Digby talks about a below the radar effort to recruit Republicans on the job, and he finds the review I wish I'd written of Andrew Sullivan's bizarre behavior when he showed up on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday. I found it curious that Sullivan talked about the electoral college having been instituted for the sake of the 'middle of the country'. Well guess what, Sullivan? At the time of the founding of the republic, the middle of the country was somewhere around Pennsylvania. Dolt. Sullivan also went off about how important it was to export democracy, while reminding viewers that in America, we have a republic, not a democracy.

What Steve Gilliard really thinks.

DailyKos: The backdoor draft is now catching people who already completed their inactive duty. Iraq is just a mess, and people expect that we'll be able to recruit thousands of Iraqis to work for police and army duty, which has become synonymous with painting a target on your back before leaving the house. A little bit of election hype debunked, and a few more bogus lessons of the election. Why Democrats should stop playing nice, aside from the fact that we're the only side to whom anyone would seriously make an appeal for 'peace, love, and understanding.' Why supporter email lists shouldn't be treated like a cash machine, but rather, an information distribution medium. The politics of crying vote fraud, and necessary voting system reform, something that Democrats should get motivated to work hard at for the next four years.

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Posted by: TABS at November 8, 2004 04:16 PM

I don't know what to think about all that. But I'll tell you this, I'll bet you $100 that even if there was massive vote fraud, and we get all kind of Abu Ghraib level evidence that it happened, it won't mean s***. Bush will get inaugurated, all the Republicans who won in national and local elections by whatever means will get sworn in, and nothing will be materially different than the situation we have now wherein the election is generally being taken as a settled issue.

And damn, but we haven't had this good a reason in ages to take Al From & the DLC leadership, the lousy consultants, the greedy media buyers, and the Republican-lite strategists and throw them right the hell out. All these freakin' people who can't do their jobs and depress the base, get the party mobilized around firing their sorry butts.

Whatever the truth, let's clean some house while we agitate like hell for a standard, verifiable, national paper trail.

Posted by: natasha at November 8, 2004 07:37 PM

That may be the case, but a lot of people donated money so that Kerry would back up his words and fight for us... Where is Kerry, Where is Edwards? Fight for us!

The only hope we have is our blogs, our anger, and our voice. If we sit silently now, the GOP will beat us for eternity. We have to keep the story alive if there is validity to it, or it will be covered up quicker then Bush stole the last election.

Posted by: TABS at November 8, 2004 09:46 PM

It's just that I was SO hoping we wouldn't be going there this time around.

Posted by: natasha at November 9, 2004 08:37 AM