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...fight to the death,  so I beseech you, let's not succumb to the compassionate instincts that miraculously lingers in our liberal souls after decades of unrepentant Republican rat-fucking. I swear Lee Atwater wrote a handbook on his deathbed: "Chapter 583 - How to Rat-Fuck the Ohio Voting Machines".

In a case of perfect timing, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie and various GOP "strategists" have been making bi-partisan overtures in the closing days of the campaign... but please don't let your guard down - not now, not when we have the opportunity to crush the last breath of putrid ignorant life out of this horribly mutated Republican Party, a party that pollutes the hearts and minds of nearly half of the U.S. electorate.

Please follow me below the Fleur de Kos for a bit more ranting:

I refer you to the Wikipedia description of the "Kumbayah" Negro spiritual:

The song was originally associated with human and spiritual unity, closeness and compassion, and it still is, but more recently it is also cited or alluded to in satirical or cynical ways which suggest false moralizing, hypocrisy, or naively optimistic views of the world and human nature.
Republicans have our number. We believe in the original sentiment of Kumbayah, they believe in the cynical one. They are the Lucy Van Pelt to our Charlie Brown. They know we will always trust them "just one more time" to tee the football, because we so desperately want to kick a field goal for America. Healthcare, education, equal opportunity, old-age security, dignity for all of our citizens - these are the points on the board by which we social democrats measure ourselves.

But it's always illusory, because nothing, I mean nothing, is done in good faith. The football will always get yanked away in the end. The image of the moderate socially-responsible Rockefeller Republican that floats tantalizingly in our memory is a vestige; the GOP has been completely hijacked by an unholy alliance of hate-mongering Tea Party zombies and sex-fearing Christian zealots. I believe in conservative principles - I am personally center-right on many issues - but bargaining with these people is like negotiating with a scorpion - we will always get stung in the end.

So, let's set our sights Right Fucking Now on flipping the House in 2014. It won't be a "final victory", merely the next battle we must win in order to return to a functioning two party system. Post-WWII, the Allies went through a process of "de-Nazifying" the German government, and the same principle applies here.

Let's take a moment to savor this sweet, sweet victory, then, as Ed Schultz would say, "Let's Get to Work!"

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  •  (Mortal Kombat voice) "FINISH THEM!!!" (2+ / 0-)
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    Kestrel228, RUNDOWN

    Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentation of their women!

    NO. MORE. DEALS. Is that clear enough?

    by Fordmandalay on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 06:05:31 AM PST

  •  The GOP is not going anywhere ... (1+ / 0-)
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    We still have 30 GOP governors, and state legislatures and officials dominated by the Republicans.

    State level officials control gerrymandering, and therefore strongly influence the USHOR.

    GOP pundits are far from rethinking their Draconian views on civil rights, and in their rhetoric seem to believe their problem isn't "policy" but how well their candidates can dance around, or even deceive the public about them.

    Citizens United still stands, and therefore the ability for a few "far away" Billionaire Ideologues to decisively control policy in your back yard.

    We still have a Federal Judicial system that remains dangerously close to dysfunction due to Republican obstruction to presidential appointments.

    We still have much work to do.

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 06:31:28 AM PST

  •  and Job One is to fix the election system. (1+ / 0-)
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    1)  Uniform nationwide paper ballots, counted by hand.  And all vote counting subject to ferocious webcam surveillance, broadcast online and accessible to anyone who wants to watch.  

    There is no such thing as a safe computerized voting machine.  And the very fact that these things are so obscenely vulnerable to any single individual with coder skillz and bad intent, undermines confidence in the integrity of elections.  

    Right now there is another diary where a bunch of technologically ignorant fools are gloating about the "fact" that there wasn't a "conspiracy" to hack the vote.  Aside from the obvious straw man BS and other fatal flaws in their reasoning, they are defending a system that is inherently untrustworthy:

    2)  Uniform national standards for voter registration, identification, quantity of voting booths and materials and and poll workers available at each precinct, and maximum allowable wait times to vote.  

    3)  Extended voting to begin on 01 November of every election year, and conclude on the 2nd Tuesday of November.  This to include extended hours to enable voting by persons working any of the three regular work shifts.

    4)  Mail-in ballots to be conveyed free of charge by the US Postal Service, regardless of weight and distance, and to be handled automatically as Express Mail with next-day delivery and tracking.  This to be paid for by a general budget item.  

    5)  Tampering with or interfering with ballots or voting rights should be a felony and all cases should be investigated and prosecuted.

    6)  Making material mis-statements of fact in a manner that can result in eligible voters being unable to vote or being tricked in some other manner that affects their ability to vote, should be stripped of 1st Amendment protection and prosecuted as a form of fraud.  

    Troubadour or The Troubadour had a lengthy diary on this whole subject yesterday.

    Bottom line is, we need to fix the election system badly.

    And Obama said so in his victory speech.

    So NOW is definitely the time.

    Thou shalt not vote on machines with invisible parts.

    by G2geek on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:02:27 AM PST

  •  THIS IS SPARTA! (0+ / 0-)

    [Obama kicks Romney down a well]

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:05:29 AM PST

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