All networks’ “experts” locked up together all day Tuesday, no leaks? I smell a coverup. Collusion. Probably in favor of the Republicans who sign their paychecks. They sound more concerned about their own embarassment than about the shredding of the Constitution and of the Rule of Law. But no, millions of us ‘just misunderstood, didn’t know’ in 2000 and ’04, we’re all just ‘too dumb.’ Well, we’re not too dumb to know when the wool is being pulled over our eyes; when formally published, supposedly complete exit poll data change before our eyes.
Why only one exit poll, anyway? This is like the lazy science we’re also increasingly subjected to, where one experiment is considered proof of something new. Every experiment should be duplicated before publication — isn’t that what they told us in elementary school? — and every poll should be too, preferably by someone else.
Increasingly in this country, voting becomes a ‘religious’ act: we do the right thing even if it might not have any effect in this space and time, simply because it’s right, even if McCain eerily predicts a ‘miraculous’ comeback, like W. swearing Jeb promised him Florida in ’00, and Mr. E-voting pledging to deliver him Ohio in ’04.
So get ready for every excuse in the book: imperfect election systems, imperfect voting devices, lost ballots, imperfect ballots, not enough voting devices, lying Whites, cheating Blacks and Hispanics and Democrats and liberals, massive last-minute shifts in opinion, Republican judges and Justices, elite losers’ “civil right to a presumption of victory,” imperfect vote-counting devices, illiterate Democrats, analysts’ stupidity, yada yada yada.
But do the right thing anyway. Even if McCain and the Repugs steal it again, “God who sees in secret will reward you.” And He will not let us suffer all the way until He returns again in Glory…. “‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.”
Maybe it’d be better if we had a warm-weather change of government, rather than in the dead of winter, November-January, when people are less apt to come out and protest a coup d’etat in Washington and most of the rest of the country…. Elections just before Memorial Day, Inauguration Columbus Day weekend perhaps, also leaving more time, enough time to make sure the election was done right?