Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Trek fans will recognize the saying, which I've seen attributed to the Quakers.  The year 2000 was the first fooling, and now we have had the second fooling.

John Kerry says he can't get the necessary votes, so we should accept Bush's "victory" and be quiet.  That's not an exact quote; it's not worth recovering his particular phrasing.  It is, however phrased, a revelation of John Kerry's contempt for common democracy.  The main issue, which Kerry discards, is not whether or Bush or Kerry gets to be emperor, but whether the Bushist Arbeiterspartei can give White people three voting machines per person and Black people 0.001 machines per person, and other stuff like that.  Kerry says, by his silence on the issue, that it's okay with him.

Kerry says he's going to "submit legislation" to improve elections, after he's proven he doesn't actually care.

I'm not sure that people carry through the logic.  The Bushists, increasingly free of the need to persuade voters, can do all the things formerly considered political suicide.  Social Security is the third rail?  Sure, but the electricity has been cut.  Roe v. Wade?  Shut up, you wench.

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