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  •  I spoke to a lady who voted for Bush today...... (4.00)
    ...and told her what was going to happen to Roe and she said "Oh, no. That won't happen. We aren't going back to coat hangers".

    "What's to stop it?", I asked. "Alito will be appointed and will be the one vote they need to overturn Roe".

    "Americans won't stand for it", Mary Bushvoter said.

    I said, "Mary, if the election where held today between Bush and Kerry, who would you vote for?"

    "Oh, Kerry he just bragged about his purple hearts. I am not happy with Bush, but the Democrats are going to have to do better than that."

    There comes a point when you realize you are living among the pod people. It makes you almost afraid to go to sleep, lest you wake up to become one of them.

    The polls suggest Bush is down. Well, how could he ever have been up? I put no faith in these flip-floppers. Right before the election, they flop right back. All it takes is a few million dollars, some television ads, a propoganda push, and they they are right back in Bush's pocket.

    It can happen again. It can happen here and I see nothing to stop it. Certainly not Mary.

    "What luck for rulers that men do not think." - Adolf Hitler

    by Bensdad on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 08:18:29 PM PST

    •  bragged about his Purple Hearts? (4.00)
      Jesus! Doesn't that woman have a TV? Didn't she watch Kerry chop Bush apart in the debates? Heck, we had had four years of disastrous Bush policies already.

      There are some people you just can't reach. Thanks for trying.

    •  It will never happen (4.00)
      "...and told her what was going to happen to Roe and she said "Oh, no. That won't happen. We aren't going back to coat hangers".

      "What's to stop it?", I asked. "Alito will be appointed and will be the one vote they need to overturn Roe".

      "Americans won't stand for it", Mary Bushvoter said."

      THERE is the problem with a lot of Bush voters. My Bush supporting cousin says "we won't stand for Bush attacking Syria or Iran."

      Well, once it has happened, what exactly are you going to do about it, Mary? Once the bombs are dropped, they can't be taken back. Once Roe is overturned, it would mean law changes in all states to undo the damage, and that might not work.

      Ask Mary what she means by "Americans won't stand for it." What exactly will they do once the deed is done? Make her think it through and talk about it. I, for one, would be interested in hearing her answers. My cousin just says "Oh, it will never happen" - the eyes and ears shut tight theory of politics. Complete denial of reality - the blithe "It will never happen." I can't get her past that.

      The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel

      by Overseas on Tue Nov 01, 2005 at 01:24:18 AM PST

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      •  I honestly believed (4.00)
        that Americans wouldn't stand for Bush stealing the 2000 election.  I really believed that.  I kept waiting for the elected Democratic officials to do something, for the progressive leaders to rally the troops.

        And waited.  And waited.

        Now, I don't wait anymore.  I organize.  I am a progressive leader.  I rally the troops, locally.

        That's what we need to do on this nomination.  Because our elected officials have already proven (the Congressional Black Caucus excepted) that they are unworthy of the job of protecting our interests and the constitution.

    •  Pod People (none)
      There are too many of them.  they are either robber Barons or total ignoramouses.  I have relatives that voted for Bush because Laura is a "classy lady" and they didn't care for Teresa Heintz Kerry.  Great reason right?  They listen only to Limberger cheese, and think Bush is some kind of God.  Everyone else is a liar.  They scare the hell out of me!  They walk with closed minds and think everyone else is wrong.  Frightening people!!!  Scary, sci fi stuff.

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