In two more weeks, it will happen again: vote-suppression tactics and uncounted "provisional ballots." Five to 11 point leads (i.e. in Georgia in '04) will vanish in a flurry of e-aberrations. If the House and Senate are up for grabs, the formula will simply be moderated. Instead of a four-seat lead for Bush's e-regime, it will go down to a modest two, plus an eleven-seat lead in the House.
It isn't a partisan issue. The US is being prevented from evolving.
The stakes are high: Bush now makes the same case against Iran as he did against Iraq. Ranking brass recently exposed Bush's plan to use nuclear weapons on Iran. Meanwhile, Bush's use of depleted uranium has poisoned Iraq and Afghanistan for billions of years into the future. The loss of habeus corpus, plus Bush's claimed right to kill US citizens who he decides are "enemies" has many scared. Shouldn't we turn the tables and put the fear in Bush, instead?
A general strike on November 8 would do just that.
A recent Princeton study showed that one single computer could overthrow an entire national election. Add to that the vote suppression tactics that Greg Palast has documented and you can see that our children's future is in jeopardy. How many times does that have to happen before we act? If we simply flood out into the streets on Wednesay, Nov. 8 and shut this nation down, it will send a loud, clear message.
Hard-won revolutionary gains are being compromised by Bush and his ilk. Without a normal rotation of officeholders, there is no corrective dynamic. What the people in the Ukraine and Mexico know is that you must prevent a nation from doing business-as-usual when an election is stolen.
Help light the spark! Shut this nation down on Nov. 8 - before it's too late!