"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

November 07, 2006

Too little and much too late....

"The fact is that solid Democratic candidates will lose today across the country in close races due to voter intimidation, egregious voter ID requirements that are aimed at suppressing Democratic voters, robo-calls and push-polling, inadequate machinery and poll worker training, and failing that, outright fraud by election machinery vendors who are GOP campaign contributors working hand-in-hand with GOP registrars and secretaries of state.

"Democrats will not lose today because of inadequate candidates, being wrong on the issues, or even inadequate levels of money. They will lose because in many cases the party went to sleep while the GOP took over the machinery of voting, and didn’t stay engaged on the issue right after the 2004 election. Democrats will be more competitive than ever before due to Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy, and because Rahm Emanuel and Chuck Schumer recruited good candidates across the country and raised boatloads of money for them, yet we acted as if the GOP would play by the rules this time.

"The GOP never plays by the rules, and we need to start assuming the worst in the GOP and deal with them accordingly."

- - - Steve Soto

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