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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  14:30:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
I've seen LOTS of reports over the last few days of rather crooked activities on the part of the Republicans to mislead voters, or otherwise intimidate them from voting-- the latest example being this one.

Has anyone heard of similar tactics from the Dems? I try to stay in touch with blogs and news sources from both sides, but I really haven't seem much except from the Repugs.

In any case, it's all pretty horrible. Can't something be done?!?
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R.Wreck
SFN Regular

USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  16:07:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
I secured my right to bitch until the next election. Didn't even get a damn sticker though.

The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
T. H. Huxley

The Cattle Prod of Enlightened Compassion
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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  16:37:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Yeah, I didn't get a sticker either. Must be cutting back to fund the war.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  16:41:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Too soon to get exicted yet, but..... From Raw Story:

Unconfirmed exit polls Dem Senate leads in VA (53-46), RI (53-46), PA (57-42), OH (57-43), NJ (53-45), MT (53-46) and MO (50-48)...




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

Edited by - filthy on 11/07/2006 16:43:46
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  19:56:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Well, in the end, it seems to have been all about Bush and Iraq.

You could see what was happening even in this thread: People so cynical about politics that they haven't voted for decades have come out of their shells to vote against politicians they see as supporting Bush.

Both houses of Congress will now be controlled by the Democrats.

Though Democratic voters came out heaviest against the Republicans, you Independents have weighed in in a way that made a huge difference. Congratulations, Independents! You should follow up the exercise of your ballot weapon by engaging the Democrats you elected about the very issues that kept you from voting in the past, and made you vote this time. You have a lot of political leverage right now: Use it!

Meantime --

Rick Santorum: DEFEATED!

President George W. Bush: HUMILIATED and POLITICALLY CASTRATED!

The War in Iraq: ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

Nancy Pelosi: SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!






Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Chippewa
SFN Regular

USA
1496 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  20:03:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Independents! You should follow up the exercise of your ballot weapon by engaging the Democrats you elected about the very issues that kept you from voting in the past, and made you vote this time. You have a lot of political leverage right now: Use it!


Well Put! Here Here!

Diversity, independence, innovation and imagination are progressive concepts ultimately alien to the conservative mind.

"TAX AND SPEND" IS GOOD! (TAX: Wealthy corporations who won't go poor even after taxes. SPEND: On public works programs, education, the environment, improvements.)
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  20:19:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Well, it looks like my hick state voted to keep the Republican scoundrels in office and enshrine homophobia in the constitution. Yay for ignorance!


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 11/07/2006 20:20:22
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2006 :  21:15:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
I may have been premature in saying the Democrats taking the both houses of Congress back. They're winning in the House, for sure. The Senate is less likely to go Democratic.

Instead, it now looks as though its more likely the GOP will either hold onto a very slim majority, or will hold 50 of the 100 seats (with two seats held by Independents). Unlike the House of Representatives, where all the seats were up for grabs, the Senate had only a third of its seats in play. But a big bite has been taken out of the Republican control of the Senate. The 2008 election is likely to see the rest of the GOP majority there bitten off.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  00:15:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
I'm stunned. After earlier cautiously revising my opinion, I now see that it's looking as though the Democrats are on track in every critical election to take outright majority control of the Senate.

A smashing defeat to Bush, Rove, and the NeoCons!


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  00:21:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

The 2008 election is likely to see the rest of the GOP majority there bitten off.
Or, the Dems have two years to piss of the voters enough to hand over the house and presidency back to the Reps.

Edited by - Starman on 11/08/2006 00:21:56
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  00:31:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

The 2008 election is likely to see the rest of the GOP majority there bitten off.
Or, the Dems have two years to piss of the voters enough to hand over the house and presidency back to the Reps.



Right! This is exactly why Democrats need to bring Independents into the Party, define their policies, and unite themselves around a forward-looking Party leader.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  00:44:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

This is exactly why Democrats need to bring Independents into the Party, define their policies, and unite themselves around a forward-looking Party leader.
Yes, that would save some time and money. No need for a campaign.

Or if we could get Haggard, or Foley to run as the GOP candidate he might even win.
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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  00:47:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
http://us.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006/pages/results/states/CT/

Looks like only 10% of the voters in Connecticut voted for the official GOP senate candidate (Schlesinger).

Edited by - Starman on 11/08/2006 00:48:23
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  01:05:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Starman

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

This is exactly why Democrats need to bring Independents into the Party, define their policies, and unite themselves around a forward-looking Party leader.
Yes, that would save some time and money. No need for a campaign.

Or if we could get Haggard, or Foley to run as the GOP candidate he might even win.


Campaigning is certainly necessary. But it's especially important for the Democrats to get their policies organized right away.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2006 :  01:54:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
More good results:

Once again a creationist is kicked out by voters. This time in Ohio :
Sawyer easily defeats Fink

Well done, Ohio!

"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones
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