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November 03, 2004

Resolved, Not Resigned

Inconsolable, perhaps. But after thinking about it more precisely, I'm not resigned. I'd like to see Ohio's election results thoroughly accounted for, including these provisional ballots. Even though the statistical projection means that the current administration is already declaring victory, I don't want Kerry and Edwards to concede just yet. We've been here before. Whatever the outcome, I want to trust that Ohio has taken every step it can to verify the complete (and not merely projected) results of a true and accurate election.

Don't get me wrong. I'm still angry that we got stuck with this smirking chimp in the first place. I still think there are a lot of gullible people in this country, who wrap themselves in the flag and in their faith and manage to be hateful, selfish and small-minded anyway. I'm disappointed by the apathy, by these fence-sitters who couldn't decide to decide, but whatever. I think the country is in horrible shape right now, but maybe things will have to get even worse before they get better. Maybe more people will have to experience personal loss or hardship in order to realize that there needs to be change. If we're fortunate, the press won't be cowed by the administration again. And this time, bloggers will be around to nip at everybody's heels.

Yeah, I feel like I've been hit in the solar plexus. I feel grim - that I'll be gritting my teeth for the next four years - or longer, depending how bad things continue to get. But we can't give up. We can't let our spirits be crushed beneath the policy tanks of this administration.

Don't Mourn, Organize [Daily Kos]

UPDATE: Kery just conceded. Fuck fuck fuck. Well, OK then. We'll just have to keep fighting.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:19 AM | Politics | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

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Yeah, I'd like to have seen detailed results from Ohio, too, but it probably won't happen now that Kerry has conceded.

This whole country now begins to feel like Oklahoma used to when it was run by the Baptists (no offense to any individual Baptist out there; but the institutionalized unofficial theocracy of OK was anything but spiritual.)

When are the people of this country going to wake up to the fact that a profession of faith is not the same thing as faith? Jesus had a word or two for a person who was extremely publicly pious and used that reputation for his own ends:

"Pharisee" and "hypocrite."

Posted by: SilverDragon at November 3, 2004 02:04 PM