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  •  57 Million Disenfranchised People (none)
    Think about it.  The Republicans own the Supreme Court and are rapidly stacking all of the lower courts.  The Republicans, at least until a surprising recount, hold the Presidency.  The Republicans through a combination of bribery, extortion, and blackmail of their own ranks absolutely control the agenda of the House.  The Republicans control the agenda and the votes in the House with the exception of one item, cloture of a filibuster.

    Think about 57 million people whose one lever of power is filibuster in the Senate.  The dreaded filibuster that was the mainstay of Jesse Helms's power, Senator No himself.  When that goes, 57 million people will be paying taxes to an institution that they have token representation but no real power in.

    Bush needs to be told that he does not have the mandate to create a one-party totalitarian state.  And the sooner the better.

    The revolution starts now--in your own back yard, in your own home town

    by TarheelDem on Wed Nov 17, 2004 at 04:47:02 PM PST

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