Remember Why We Really Lost In 04?
By Allen Snyder
May 30, 2005
According to the conservative-controlled corporate media machine and assorted annoying right wing-nut flacks and flunkies, it was committed hoards of evangelical Christians flocking from their pews that tipped the scales in favor of the regressive regime we now know as BushCo. The exit polls were skewed, they say, because nothing could have predicted so many would be so taken by BushCos Christian purity and moral uprightness (read: the fact regressives despise gays, blacks, browns, women, the poor, government programs, and progress while loving God, guns, and war) that theyd swarm to the polls believing the Rapture was in sight.
If true, then BushCo pulled off yet another brilliant bait-and-switch scam on their most ardent supporters, making them think their radical social agenda (turning the clock back to no later than the 14th or 15th Century) would be enthusiastically enacted when, in fact, BushCo has dropped the whole crowds crazier domestic plans like a hot rock, while tossing them an evolutionary fossil or two. BushCo used the fundies politically because theyre so easy to manipulate (theyll believe practically anything) and so eager to please. It was a match made somewhere just south of heaven.
The fundamentalists media-nourished delusions have resurrected several family values-type creeps ubiquitously waxing psychotic about the imminent demise of Western/Christian civilization and the need to pack Federal courts with right-wing, stone-tablet-hugging, abortion-hating, evolution-despising, corporation-loving ideologues.
Lost in the thick methane fog emanating from this giant pile of Fox-ified horseshit is the first victim in all such conflicts the truth.
Lets get this straight. BushCo didnt win cause of the so-called values voters (a misnomer if ever there was one), or the fundie evangelical Christian whacko turnout (dont you wish they all wore big neon signs?), or inaccurate exit polls (they were dead on as usual).
They won cause they f*cking cheated.
And they cheated not just once or twice, but systematically, repeatedly, and audaciously. The signs were there, still are, but thanks to our useless free press, we arent told. Instead of even feigning outrage at the gross statistical disparities in exit polls and the flood of reports alleging voting irregularities, disenfranchisements, and assorted frauds in not just Ohio, but elsewhere (including Florida surprise!), they went ape-sh*t over the election fraud in the Ukraine. Hows that for priorities?
There was nary a mention that Ohios anomalies were infinitely
more suspicious than Ukraines, but what incentive do the media
whores have to investigate stories in their own backyards when they
got the outcome their CEOs and corporate boards bought and paid for?
BushCo is, after all, nothing if not the mother of all corporate
Sugar Daddies. Besides, when reporters who ask too-sensitive
questions or tell too-sensitive stories are forced to don a Dunce
Cap, face the corner in journalistic time-out, and threatened to
Take that back!, theyre not exactly lining up to challenge BushCo
parade of lies, deceptions, and distortions.
MSNBCs Keith Olberman tried mightily, featuring Ohios fraudulent results and their Secretary of States near-criminal behavior on a few of his shows, but he was either ignored by the corporate-controlled cowards or dismissed as a member of the tin-foil-hat-wearing brigade of conspiracy leftists screeching in the blogosphere.
After repeatedly force feeding mentally malleable Americans the Administration line, its no wonder a population who thinks evolution is hooey and the world will come to an end in their lifetime can be made to believe whatever the White House spin-goons want them to.
So the regressives drumbeat of lies and revisionism is echoed by their sycophantic media outlets; including the major networks and the big cable stations (is anyone still laboring under the illusion of a liberal media?), appropriately OReilly-ed, till CAT scans reveal the sanctioned talking points tattooed on the brains of the susceptible, polls routinely indicate evangelicals swept BushCo back into office, and leftists eyes eventually roll back in their heads and theyre rendered speechless and damn-near comatose (a person can only take so much).
This is journalistic and political chicanery of the highest order dont be fooled by it for a minute. As Orwell noted in 1984, the most insidious and dangerous thing Big Brother did was erase the past. Our forgetting the truth about 2004 only favors that end.
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