Jeff Alworth from The American Street
says it well, think about it. I reposted his thoughts here:
We’re done. Ohio will play out for some time. It may not matter–New Mexico and Iowa look dicey at best. In any case, the writing is on the wall: George W. Bush will be the president for the next four years.
Turns out the youngsters didn’t show up – the draft, the gaping Social Security deficit that will fall in their laps, the bills they will owe for funding wealthy corporations to avoid taxes–about these things they apparently could not muster much of a shit.
The oldsters did show up, and despite a war on terror, failing jobs, a flagging economy, a desparate “reconstruction” in Iraq, vast income disparities, and a medical crisis on the horizon they were concerned with … “moral issues.” Apparently Karl Rove, that prophet of the dark side of the soul, knew well enough to play the homophobe card: in Puritan America, when the question is which peg goes in which hole, we are ALWAYS ready to commence the stonings.
The US has become a fundamentalist state. The questions of polity have become the questions of religious doctrine. It is more important to the practitioners of fundamentalist Christianity to concern themselves with the behavior of their fellow citizens than it is to craft careful economic and foreign policy. Where the rest of the post-industrial world races toward equality, our citizens dispense with it.
When we awake tomorrow, we will live in a one-party state. The Congress, the Presidency, and the judiciary will all be solidly in the hands of theocratic leaders. Lets call it straight: their fealty is first and last to a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible. The Constitution is a secondary document.
Now the fight really begins. We’re seriously behind the eight ball now.
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the huge discrepancy between the exit polls in Florida and Ohio and the returns in those states? Why has the word "Diebold" remained unspoken?
At least I'm not the only one thinking the very same questions.
So...Where do we go from here?
posted by Cyndy