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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sat Nov-01-08 10:51 PM
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Gore Vidal Et Al To Obama: Do Not Concede!

Updated at 3:28 AM

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/37295

Gore Vidal et al to Obama: Do Not Concede!

Submitted by davidswanson on Sat, 2008-11-01 17:06. Elections

An Open Letter to Senator Obama and the Democratic Leadership:

On Election Night, DO NOT CONCEDE!

“Eight years is too much” is how Barack Obama explained why we must win the coming election and begin to restore America. But, even if we receive the most votes, will we win the election?

DO NOT CONCEDE!

Both of the last two elections were conceded by the Democratic presidential candidate. The 2004 election was handed to George Bush while votes were still being counted in closely-fought Ohio.

Which went to Pres. Bush.

While the 2000 election was contested to the Supreme Court, it too was ultimately conceded to Bush “for the good of the country.”

Well yes, Gore tried to steal it.

Some good.

Numerous politicians, investigators and authors, including Robert Kennedy, Jr., agree the 2004 election was stolen, not only in Ohio but in several other battleground states.

And yet to this date there has been no concrete proof tendered, and none of these claims have ever been substantiated.

Tactics included purging of legitimate voters and the use of nefarious voting software--but when even these actions did not yield the required numbers, Republican election officials simply changed the vote tallies in several states, all without a peep from the Democratic Party.

And you know this...how?

DO NOT CONCEDE!

In the time since the last general election the public has learned much about these scandals, which have led some states to reject electronic touchscreen voting (and which caused the infamous Diebold voting machines corporation to hide behind a new corporate name,) yet the Democratic Party seems to have learned nothing.
Thats right, just shred the Constitution...
UnitedWeStand33 (6 posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Nov-02-08 04:48 PM
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121. NOTHING is too low for Republicans

Face it: in tight races, the CIA and FBI determine election outcomes, not voters. Republicans have too much vested interests to loose now - they will use every method to win, nothing is too low, nothing is too dirty.

We need a landslide Tuesday for fraud to be impossible / irrelevant.

Long term, Democrats need to show our support for the Army and the intelligence agencies. Only once we have the trust there will we really win.

PS. I mentioned in an earlier post that, looking at successful republican candidates - the only qualification required for high office is the ability to lie with no regard for decency. I should add that rigging election results is important too.
You mean Lord Rove will sit this one out?
OrwellwasRight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Nov-02-08 01:04 PM
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89. Hooray for DU

It has provided an affirmation, a haven, a home, and a school for all of us at different times.
..and eight years of hilarity for the rest of us.