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  •  president khatami (9+ / 0-)

    at the rally called for a cancellation of the results(that might mean a lot in the way of "legitimizing" the opposition that the election was a total sham);not sure how much influence he has BUT from a p.r. standpoint, it is a significant development

    i don't mind if arlen remains the senior senator from pennsylvania IF the voters in the DEMOCRATIC primary choose him BUT until then...........

    by primaryarlen on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 07:28:03 AM PDT

    •  Maybe... I expect that they'll (4+ / 0-)
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      come up with a more plausible version of the same result, though, to appear more legitimate.

      "Conservative principles" are marketing props used by the Conservative Movement to achieve political power, not actual beliefs. -Glenn Greenwald

      by latts on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 07:38:00 AM PDT

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      •  I Suppose They Can Try (1+ / 0-)
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        But, I think the cat is out of the bag.  The real vote tallies are out there now, aren't they?

        People may learn to live with the fake results, but everyone will know it's a sham.

        Ahhh . . . It's nice to feel like we're a cool country again.

        by Grumpy Young Man on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 07:42:33 AM PDT

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    •  That may be because he thinks an a-jad (1+ / 0-)
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      dictatorship would strip the clerics of their influence and shift it to the Republican Guard.  Just my HO.

      A jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn (D-TX)

      by Ice Blue on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 08:31:08 AM PDT

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