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Two nations

November 3rd, 2004 – 9:26 pm
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Here’s another very good post-election piece, this time from Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation. And we should be thinking about the indispensable work of resistance. We need to identify legislative and administrative choke points where Bush’s initiatives can be blocked, and make clear to both legislators and their constituents that the days of go-along […]

One of the many post-mortems for the election

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:50 pm
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Kos (aka Markos Moulitsas), of Daily Kos fame, has written a post-election piece for The Guardian that’s well worth a read. But that aside, this election shouldn’t even have been close. We have a president that has saddled the nation with record deficits and who has little clue on how to rein in spending. A […]

Moral values?

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:26 pm
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Atrios takes a hard look at the people who voted G.W. into his second term as President. The people who voted George Bush and the Republicans into office this year didn’t do so because they were conned by a right wing asshole posing as a compassionate centrist. They did so precisely because he is a […]

Kerry loses

November 3rd, 2004 – 8:22 pm
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Before the results started coming in last evening, I was confident of a Kerry win, and even entertained the possibility of a big win. Instead, for whatever reason, Kerry lost. In case you haven’t been paying attention, I’ve never really been one of those people who thought that Kerry was the best candidate the Democrats […]

Election Eve

November 1st, 2004 – 9:36 pm
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It’s the night before the election. There are more Keep In The Vote stories over on Daily Kos, but in a lot of places it’s apparently just making people more determined than ever to cast their votes. There’s news of a victory for democracy in Ohio in this post on Pandagon. The polls of the […]

Keep In The Vote?

October 31st, 2004 – 8:15 pm
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Kos sums up some of the various Keep In The Vote efforts of Republicans in West Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Alabama. Remember, one of the big differences between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats want more people to vote, and Republicans want less people to vote. These are the same guys who say they want […]

Rudy drinks more of the Kool-Aid

October 31st, 2004 – 5:42 pm
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In response to Rudolph Guiliani’s appearance on Meet the Press today, during which he basically said that no one is allowed to criticize any of President Bush’s decisions during this “war,” there’s this response: To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right […]

Way off course

October 31st, 2004 – 4:08 pm
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We’re going in a bad direction here, folks: And now we have local GOP Gauleiters in Florida soliciting oaths of allegiance not to the flag, not to the country, not to the constitution, but to the person of the leader — albeit still an elected one, at least for now. One people, one country, one […]

Winning the popular vote

October 30th, 2004 – 10:11 am
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Kos points out just why you should go and vote for Kerry even if you’re in a state that’s either far into the Blue side of things or far into the Red: There are two battles being fought Tuesday. The battle for the electoral vote — which will decide the next president, and the battle […]

Failure is success

October 30th, 2004 – 10:08 am
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Just in time for the election, it’s the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been captured!!! Oh, wait, actually it’s just another videotape with Osama ranting about things. Aren’t you scared now? As the always cutting Fafblog posts: Some of you may be saying, “Ah, but the fact that bin Laden is still alive is […]