Depressing Rolling Stone Article

June 05, 2006 By: erik Category: Media, Politics, USA, Voting 1,061 views

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This article came out last week. I read the first half of it, but skipped to the conclusion because I was starting to feel physically ill from the anger/shame/depression that it was evoking in me.

On the one hand, I’m happy to hear that 50.1% of Americans aren’t complete idiots. The percentage is actually much lower.1

The real target of all of my hatred surrounding this issue is not the dirty election officials that broke the laws and disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of voters. I’m also not upset with the American people for not taking notice that such fraud has occurred.

The guilty party here is the #$*&@$&* media! In the face of such obvious exit poll discrepancies, they just dismissed a trusted, tested system of data collection as completely useless. No one investigated this and brought it to the public’s attention! Why did it take two years to hear about all this?

And what really, really pisses me off is that I know for certain that, if a Democrat gets elected in 2008, the Republicans are going to be shouting from every street corner about election fraud, and the media is going to cover it like it’s the biggest news story since 9/11. That’s what really gets my donkey.

Every time Bush uses the words “freedom” or “democracy” he disgraces the American ideal that he claims to believe in so strongly. Sometimes I wish I believed in Hell.

1% of complete idiots = % of people that actually voted for Bush – 0.01% (the richest people who have gotten power and tax cuts because of Bush being in office)

  • jacob

    I just don’t know why it is so hard for us to vote in this country without incident.

  • The problem is that it’s in some people’s (the people that happen to be in power) best interest for it to be really hard to vote.

    We certainly don’t deserve to be “spreading democracy” across the world when countries the India, Ukraine, and Peru handle voting better than we do.

  • Although it wasn’t completely by chance that I mentioned Peru in my previous comment, it certainly was apt.

  • jacob

    Yes, it’s just not that complicated…vote, count up, share results…It’s not hard to see that the demise of the U.S. as the dominant global force could happen, realistically because of it imploding on itself.