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The Weblog at The View from the Core - Fri. 10/15/04 11:14:57 PM

Democratic Tactics III

A few thoughts from The Blog from the Core.

Massive Democratic voter fraud. "Pre-emptive strikes" against imagined Republican attempts at voter suppression. (That's called, I believe, poisoning the wells.) An alleged army of attorneys poised to keep every judge in the country up all day & night Nov. 2-3-4....

What's up with that?

Some folks are thinking that the Democratic party leadership learned a few lessons in the 2000 election and now they want to press forward with the tactics they employed then to try to steal the presidential election. (I gather that such tactics — like highly selective recounts — had worked on a smaller scale in previous years.)

I think, rather, that they learned some lessons in the 2002 and 2003 elections.

Remember "Payback Tuesday" in 2002? Democratic operatives all over the country thought they were going to teach that dumb George Bushitler and the eeevil Republithugs a lesson they'd never forget: they were going to vote Democrats in everywhere, picking up huge gains in the Congress and the state governments. And, most especially, they were going to get rid of the hated Jeb Bush for rigging the 2000 election in Florida.

What actually happened? The Republicans defied the history of a century and picked up seats in both the House and the Senate, and they strengthened their control of state governments from coast to coast. Moreover, Jeb Bush was re-elected by a landslide.

Similarly, the Democrats pulled out all the stops to keep Gray Davis in office in California last year. Instead, he was voted out by a wide margin, to be replaced by a (liberal) Republican.

FWIW, it seems to me that the Democratic Party leadership learned its biggest lesson in the past two years: in America these days, they don't win in a fair election.

How do you think, Faithful Reader, that the likes of Bill & Hillary Clinton, Terry McAuliffe & Al Gore, Ted Kennedy & Tom Daschle, and Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton will use this knowledge?

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Fri. 10/15/04 11:14:57 PM
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