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Sunday, September 12, 2004

This time, I'm the one who would get screwed!

From the Washington Post:
Kerry suggested to the audience that Bush may try to keep some of them from voting. "What they did in Florida in 2000, some say they may be planning to do this year in battleground states all across this country," Kerry said. "Well, we are here to let them know that we will fight tooth and nail to make sure that, this time, every vote is counted and every vote counts."
This time. Kerry didn't care back in January 2001 when all it would have taken was ONE senator to support the Congressional Black Caucus in challenging the Florida vote due to the illegal disenfranchisement of thousands of black voters. You saw it in "Fahrenheit 911." That one wasn't Bush's fault. It was Kerry's. And Edwards. And Hillary Clinton. And 97 other non-black senators. But Kerry is willing to fight THIS TIME because he's the one who would get to be president. Heck, if he had fought LAST TIME for President Gore, Kerry wouldn't even be running for president this year! Ah, I get it now. What a worthless Cheney he is.

Not to be outdone, the other John made a fool of himself before the same audience:
Earlier in the day, Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), spoke at the CBC's prayer breakfast, delivering an elegiac and subdued speech that recalled the "unity" of the nation after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and referred to the presidential campaign only in passing.
"This season of hope should not and does not have to end tomorrow," Edwards said. "We do not have to wait for yet another anniversary to come and go. We know what we want in this country. We want that one America."
Ah yes. The "unity" after 9/11. That season of hope which let W do whatever the Cheney he wanted, including passing the Patriot Act, bombing the crap out of Afghanistan (home of zero of the 19 hijackers), covering up the massive pollution problems near ground zero (something which may kill more people than the hijackings themselves), do nothing for three years about the anthrax attacks on Democratic senators, and declare a never-ending "war on terror" intended to keep the stock prices up and the people down 'til the end of time, and pass huge tax cuts to pay for it all. Yeah, John-Boy, those were the days. The blog Whatever it is, I'm Against It has more bitter sarcasm along these lines if mine hasn't been enough for you.