Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We're America, DAMNIT!

Let the damned eagle SOAR!

Arizona is still counting ballots.  More than a quarter of all ballots cast have not been counted, and most of those from Maricopa County.  Richard Carmona is only about 80,000 votes behind with over 400,000 left to be counted.

There are still uncalled House races.

People in Florida waited in line for hours.  Let me re-phrase: dusky hued people waited in line for hours in Florida.  I voted in three minutes.  As Thing One, who accompanied me, said, "Is that it?"

The 2000 election demonstrated some of the problems in our electoral system.  A few half-assed reforms were made.  Much work still needs to be done.

But since the GOP has made vote suppression its only viable path to 270, we can kiss any chance of real elections reform from happening goodbye.

Also, the GOP majority on the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.

The fact that the world's oldest representative democracy can't manage its own elections is a travesty and an embarrassment.

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