Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Four More Years

Why Kerry? Why?! As a friend astutely pointed out today, if as they say every vote counts, then he should have waited until every vote wass counted! I know the Dems wanted to bow out gracefully but they really could have put up more of a fight.

I really do appreciate the blogger who set things straight about the youth vote. The great and powerful media is working faster than you think to disillusion the youth of this country by saying they didn't go to the polls in the numbers that were predicted. False!

I don't know why people aren't asking the questions I want answered. How do you get tapped to be in the electoral college? I mean really who are these people and where do they live? Do they get to vote in the popular election and cast their electoral vote? Do they talk to each other? When do they cast the electoral votes? Why is there STILL an electoral college anyway (the fact that we've always had one is not a good enough answer)? Why is there no voting holiday like other nations to ensure that all registered voters can go to the polls?

I want to know and I want to know yesterday. The way this "democracy" is operating is suspect and is leading people, well me at least, to distrust the entire system. The only two people who can effectively run as candidates for the presidency have to be tied to the two major parties, be white men, and have some serious cash of their own (not that they dipped into their own reserves to finance their campaigns).

I'm a little cynical now. Anyone see the silver lining in all this?

P.S. A random thought: Liberals leave the Midwest and South when they can because the ideologies in those places are so repressive; those states will forever be red on the map.


At 10:41 PM, Blogger Kinda D. said...

It's almost frightening to think that many people in this country would vote for a man who a former drug using draft-dodger who lies about reasons for war and has turned our biggest surplus in history into our biggest deficit in history because they are pro life and anti same sex marriages.

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At 1:25 AM, Blogger ryan michael mance said...

I just tossed this up on my own blog, since it's a rather telling comment from somewhere in the world that is not fully dependent on the United States.

Moody Awori, Kenyan Vice-President

"I am a little bit apprehensive because the first term of Bush, he had come in as a lame duck.

"Now it appears as if he is winning very convincingly. To me, I think we are going to see more dictatorship on an international scale. We are going to see more extremism come out of there.

"We are going to see even more isolationism where America will not bother about the United Nations. To me that is a very sad affair."

At 5:01 AM, Blogger lib said...

I am an American/Australia (dual citizenship) living in Australia and I seriously can't believe what just happened over in the US! Over here we just had our own election and the same prime minister got in again... even though he has just been doing everything Bush says and lying and just on the whole being a bad prime minister! I don't get it... why vote a bad and dishonest president or prime minister back in! What the hell is going on in this world? I swear its all the greed and scare tactics.

At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on, now... The red states ain't really all red. Don't be fooled. Check out this map:

There's no such thing as black-and-white in this country, nor red vs. blue.

Marginalizing the people in the Midwest and South makes us Democrats sound just like the "coastal elitist snots" that the Repubs say we are.

At 10:15 PM, Blogger MB said...

I'm from Arkansas, and I go to school in Georgia. US southern/Midwest liberals leave if we can, migrate to cities, or are so liberal we vote for third party candidates. I say that to say that the electoral college will never be fair. Working class people can't vote without a voting holiday. Homeless people can't vote at all. People who have been to prison can't vote either. It seems like it will always be a problem wy doesn't anyone want to change the system? don't we see that the system isn't working?

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Narcissistic_Bitch said...

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At 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found this post very interesting because I was discussing this with a friend not too long ago. I'm an american citizen because I was born and live in Puerto Rico but I dont get to vote for president because we are not a state, but still politics there afects us here. The thing is we hold our elections the same day and we were discussing the differences that exist between the way we do elections and yours.

First we use three ballots a governator ballot(what would be president there), a municipal ballot (what would be governor there) and a senate ballot. We have three political parties and we get to choose. We make the marks in the paper ballots and then deposit them in boxes, each ballot goes in their box. The thing is it's easier to count and there are no "technical difficulties". There are no machines that can get stuck or whatever and of course this makes things go much more fast, we have an 85% participation in election which is very high and I can assure you there is no line when you go to vote. Another thing is we get the whole day off, sometimes the day after too.

Another difference is that we decide who wins by mayority of vote, and correct me if Im wrong but isn't that what democracy it's all about?

I just wanted to share this with you because the United States are a symbol of democracy,everybody loves to go there because of what it is and represents, a land where people have a voice, but I think that when it comes to election they fall short. Over here every and I mean every vote counts because the popular vote is what decides what the people really want.

Im sorry this was so long, of course the elections over here are a little more complicated but I cant go into details about what they do to secure no frauds because it would be too long, the thing is it works.

Love the blog. Keep it up

At 7:36 PM, Blogger jb said...

Moya, you drop knowledge regularly. I suggest you combine this rant with your formidable rhyming skills. Jadakiss did it. Why can't you.

At 11:08 AM, Blogger huntress252 said...

As a chick of color from NC, let me tell you, the south is not ALL conservative (or liberal, a title I now reject because it has become a pejorative). Here's the trick from where I sit: Black folk went and voted for Bush cause the PREACHER told em to! They know they settin' dere in dat pew, havin had past abortions, current addiction or secret gay affair, but in order to toe the Gospel Party line, they went and voted for a man who doesn't hate em, he jest discounts em outta hand...THESE are the people who sunk the election of John Friggin Kerry, but I just don't think he could win on his own, because I did not vote FOR him, I voted AGAINST King George II! What I'm hearin is this: The IRS called up all the black churches and tole em dey betta get their congregations in line with the program or have PROBLEMS. I don't know if it's true, but I could believe it.

At 10:47 PM, Blogger CleverCynic said...

Huntress... there IS a conspiracy to influence the blacks. But it is NOT the Republicans. And if you DO have at-home children, you Know the tax cuts have helped you more than anything in the past 12 years.

Honestly, I truly wish more of the black young adults would show up for college here in NC. I attend UNC, there are hundreds of unfilled spots for minorities. You are 18% of the population and less than 1% there, and not only do you get all the funding I do, you get more. In most cases they would have access to more money going to school than working! And I mean that. You can't wait around for democrats to take care of things. Clinton reformed welfare and the democrats KNOW that we cannot afford socialized healthcare, it is a MYTH!

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