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09/30/2004: Tinfoil bonnet time.....

Somehow I'm not completely convinced.... This is a comment to post at Democratic Veteran:

Also, I think the recent spate of polls showing a Bush lead, which contradict all polling done before the past week or so, especially Gallup, are intended to prepare us for the Big Cheat. The talk had been that if the voting results were markedly different from the poll results, we'd know they cheated. I expect the voting results in fixed states to precisely correlate with the pol results from Gallup. Furthermore, they aren't going to fix every state because they can't. They will fix specific battleground states, and if I had the time and inclination, I could probably tell you exactly which ones those would be. Florida, definitely. Ohio probably and Missouri probably. Check out Donkey Rising on how Gallup got it so wrong. But Gallup has been getting a lot of news play because of their numbers favoring Bush. It is part of the setup.
The sad thing, to me, is that there's nothing in the bAdministration's record that compels me to laugh this off as being completely unrealistic. Instead, it's totally in keeping with what I see of the behavior of Bush and his puppetmeisters.

UPDATE: And Jo Fish's commenter isn't the only one discombobulated by the bAdministration's misconduct; see DavidByron's comments to Just a Bump on the Beltway to see some more choice electoral paranoia.

And before anyone bridles at my use of "paranoia" there, remember one of My Favorite Maxims: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."

Len on 09.30.04 @ 11:30 AM CST


Replies: 7 comments

on Thursday, September 30th, 2004 at 3:25 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Or maybe, just maybe, and bear with me here, OK?, it's just that as we get closer to the election and the vast Middle American voter pool starts to pay attention, more and more of them -- a majority? -- are deciding they like Bush better? Yeah, I know, pretty hard idea for some to wrap their brains around. :-)

on Thursday, September 30th, 2004 at 7:11 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Not a hard idea to wrap one's brain around at all, because H.L. Mencken got it right: there's no underestimating the intelligence of the American public.


on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 12:51 AM CST, mike hollihan said

Ahhh, yes. Scratch a liberal and you discover an elitist.

on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 6:24 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Yes, I believe that it is foolish to prefer reelecting a demonstrated incompetent to electing a challenger who might well be competent, and who is very highly unlikely to be as incompetent as the boob currently occupying the Oval Office..

If that's elitism, I cheerfully plead guilty. And if Bush is re-elected, and the country goes to hell, don't blame me, because I didn't vote for him.

on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 3:19 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Oh, there's your campaign slogan right there: "Kerry -- not as incompetent as that other boob."

Don't forget: there's always Hillary in '08. Just hang tough until then.


on Friday, October 1st, 2004 at 6:31 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Hey, with Hillary we'd get two boobs for the price of one....

Sorry, very tacky, but I couldn't resist.

Frankly, I'm not that enthused about Hillary, in large part perhaps because I know a fair number of Dems who seem to worship her. I may be liberal, but I resist being assimilated into a cult. Sorry to disappoint you there.

on Saturday, October 2nd, 2004 at 12:22 PM CST, mike hollihan said

No disappointment, Len. I'm glad you resist her cult of personality. I've been sucked in by her anti-cult, the Shrillary / Hitlery gang. She is evil, lying ambition wrapped in a hard plastic television shell.

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