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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:12 pm
 


<strong>Written By:</strong> sthompson
<strong>Date:</strong> 2004-11-03 11:12:59
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Check out the newly-launched Indymedia US for election coverage and info on planned protests: <a href="http://indymedia.us/en/index.shtml">http://indymedia.us</a> <P> And a few great articles from New York's Village Voice:<br> <P> The most expensive US election in history:<a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/harkavy.php">The Best Votes Money Can Buy</a> <P> <a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/mondo8.php">The Dream is Lost</a>:<br> "WASHINGTON?The dream has become a nightmare. Not only did George Bush win, but he captured the presidency by a margin of what now looks like 4 million votes. That's a clear mandate and a big green light for the right wing to push ahead with an ideological program. <p> Barring an almost mathematically impossible outcome in Ohio, there will be no suprise win by John Kerry, no swooping in by a centrist Democrat to vanquish the specter of a modern American theocracy. <p> Bush will have no meaningful opposition, with a fully Republican Congress at his disposal. Even Tom Daschle, the Senate minority leader, was beaten in what looks like a rout of the Democrats. <p> The dream of a secular, liberal democracy is lost: Christians are stronger than ever, and whether it's true or not, the spin will be that they played a key role in building the Bush base. The visceral, cutting edge of the Bush mandate is the attack on same-sex marriage, led by the Christian right." <P> Full article: <a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/mondo8.php">The Dream is Lost</a> <P> <a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/perlstein.php">It's Mourning in America</a>:<br> "No matter what claims George Bush makes to another term now, we can't know without seeing Ohio's provisional ballots what voters here intended to say. By law, those ballots can't be counted until 11days after the election. <P> Already the pundits are calling for John Kerry to let it go, to pull back from seeking a full accounting. There's a very good chance that even if the provisional ballots?perhaps 250,000 in all?are counted, Bush will still have won re-election by a very small margin. Two or three percentage points in that single state will probably have made all the difference. And if Bush manages to pull it out?maybe he won't?in the next four years a thousand theories will bloom about what factors might have made those few points fall his way instead of Kerry's. <P> Here is one that you probably won't be hearing on CNN, rooted in my reporting of the last two years. <P> Full article: <a href="http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0444/perlstein.php">It's Mourning in America</a>



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:41 pm
 


Congratulations are in order for President Bush! Keep up the good work!





PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:47 pm
 


Democrat Tom Daschle lost too! that's just icing on the cake for Canada - he's the protectionist that kept Canadian beef out of the US market etc.

Lucky for Canada that the Democrats did so poorly across the board, except for the fact that Stephen Baldwin may move here - that would be a 'scary' result!





PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:51 pm
 


Yankee (aka anonymous) go home. Yes Bush does deserve congratulations for winning fairly, but that still doesn't make the last four years of a stolen presidency any easier to swallow.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:04 pm
 


Who said he won fairly?

I am very sad today, not only did I loose my Hard Drive with all my info and research, but I woke up to 4 more years of Bush. Life, sheesh.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:20 pm
 


Back your hardrive up genius. :)





PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:21 pm
 


The articles should emphasize the fact Christians are not all fundamentalist Chritians.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:26 pm
 


Thanks for the advice, where were you yesterday helpful anon?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:32 pm
 


I hardly think Bush won this fairly. Take a look at this article from a year ago. Diebold voting machines were used in Ohio. A year ago the head of Diebold who is a Bush supporter promised to deliver Ohio to Bush. Gee, look what happened.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0828-08.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:56 pm
 


<p> The Bush win is good for Canada. There will be no pressure to go to Iraq. The Conservatives won't be able to push us closer to the US. Missle Defense, in George W. Bush may now have an impossible hurdle to jump over. With his crazy adventurism, do we really want to be joined at the hip with them militarily? We'd be painting a target on our heads -- shoot me. <p> I feel sorry for the Americans though. Bush's policy are goint to crush alot of people. This may be a pivotal moment in American history, the start of its decline in dynamism and power. It may only be able to pull itself back if moderate Republicans can take control of the party. Four years from now might be too late for the Democrats now organizing. Hillary Rodham Clinton might have a good chance in 2008, but by then it could well be too late. </p><p>---<br>The poster formally known as Action-Jackson <br />
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:24 pm
 


What were they thinking??..hmm...something along the lines of "the devil I know is safer than the devil I don't know"? although to say that makes me laugh. Especially so considering the religious aspect of the voting.

As for this having been a fair election..umm..hoI dont know about that. For some odd reason, I knew Bush would get it. Then again, I am of the mind that no election is fair. I will always be suspicious of the male poltician.

My motto on it all: Here's to the honest poltician who ONCE bought STAYS bought! ;)

Another four years of "daddy envy" in the south.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:13 pm
 


The Democrats conceded the day they ditched Dean and elevated Kerry/Edwards. Kerry did not represent a viable alternative, nor was he meant to. I'm not surprised by the outcome.

The Canadian dollar traded near 0.68 US$ when GWB elected 2000, now it trades at 0.82 US$ In 2008 what will the Canadian dollar be at? Par?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:19 pm
 


Well, women in politics act like men in politics.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:20 pm
 


The bush administration did all it could to make voting difficult for people. And they still voted for the idiot? DUH!!! Or, as in 2000, it was fixed.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:20 pm
 


Can't say I disagree with any of what you say Captain Flynn.



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