Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 13, 2004

by J


I have a headache.

With the news out that the White House is trying to figure out how they can cancel the elections and let the terrorists win -- well, day-by-day campaign and poll wackiness just sort of pales in comparison.

I mean, can we call it creeping fascism yet?

Mucking up the foundation of the democratic process on a national scale (not just locally by keeping a few black people from voting [sarcasm]).

Really. Is there anything else to say?
Posted by J at July 13, 2004 08:37 AM

I liked what rc3.org had to say:

...one wonders how Bush can campaign on the idea that he's made America safer when we're talking about postponing the most important political event in America -- nationwide elections -- due to terrorism? There was no talk of this in 2002 before we removed the terrorist menace from Iraq, was there?

Posted by: V at July 13, 2004 10:14 AM

I liked what Jay Leno had to say:

"I love that the Department of Homeland Security always tells Americans if you don't fly commercial airlines, 'the terrorists have won.' If you don't hold the Super Bowl or the World Series, 'the terrorists have won.' If you don't get out to the mall and do your Christmas shopping, 'the terrorists have won.' Comes time for the election, 'Oh, let the terrorists have that one."'

Posted by: Liz at July 13, 2004 10:42 AM

Color me naieve, but I don't think they could get away with postponing the elections.

It would have to be approved by Congress and since we never suspended elections during WW2, there's no way Congress would approve of it.

Posted by: carla at July 13, 2004 01:13 PM

"Is there anything else to say?"

How about, "Oui, je suis emigrée. Je suis née en Philadelphie, mais maintenant j'habite a Montreal. J'aime bien le Canada."

Posted by: Janis at July 13, 2004 02:51 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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