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Thursday, September 09, 2004

 Survey: Will the left accept a Bush victory?

Every four years after a hard-fought Presidential campaign, the losing party sucks it up and grudgingly accepts the winner as their president. Will it be different this time? After the debacle of the 2000 election, and the acrimonious campaign thus far, will the left actually accept defeat? Has Bush lost so much credibility that a win -- no matter how "clean" -- will be perceived as illegitimate? Discuss.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's hardly been "clean" so far. The Rove machine has been working well at castigating, mocking, and deriding Kerry. It convinces people that the Democrats use the same slimy tactics and it just isn't true. I don't mean to say that facts and figures aren't bent to serve political purposes. But compare the Swift Boat controversy to the National Guard controversy. A look at the records by three major news agencies has shown Kerry is not lying about his service, and the SBVT veterans are. The controversy over Bush's record comes as more records are released and the very person who got him in the Guard speaks up about it--yet White House spokesmen tell us it's smear. Or, compare the tone of the RNC and the DNC: the RNC was sarcastic, carping, unfair, full of twisted facts and outright lies. It was a non-stop Kerry bashing. The DNC specifically kept Bush bashing out of the speeches.

If Bush wins in an apparently fair election, what will happen among the people who despise him so much? Will we riot? Will we go quietly into corners and become completely cynical? Will it galvanize the Left to better long-term strategies and tactics? I have no idea, but if it looks like the election was tampered with, phony, or somehow not legitimate--then I think you'll see large demonstrations descend upon Washington, DC.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Dave S. said...

What choice do you have? Unless you want to move to Canada or France, I think you get 4 more years of low taxes. Be thankful.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Low Taxes"? Wow, I got $300 back a couple of years ago. Who did that help? The people who got the biggest benefit didn't need the tax break. Meanwhile, the country is going into huge debt. Democrats are *still* being accused of "tax and spend" (which should have been laid to rest with the Clinton era), while the W's Republicans are *borrowing and spending" this country into a mess.

The rich got richer in the 90s, then they got a big tax break when the economy tanked--instead of the working stiffs who needed the money.

7:38 PM  

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