I suppose that I’d feel worse about all this except that I never pinned too much hope on electoral politics–let alone lame-o weak-kneed liberals in the first place. It sucks, but we’ll have to find some way to muddle through–even, perhaps, to resist–and we’d have to do that no matter came out on the top of the heap.
By the way, Greg Palast thinks that Ohio and New Mexico were stolen–based on the exit polls and on worries about ballot spoilage. (He predicted that this would be a problem beforehand, and today he argued on Air America that he was right–based on the disparity between exit polls in Ohio and New Mexico.) If this is true, then I hope people will make something of it–and by
people I mean you, because Droopy and Smiley Face have already made it painfully obvious they aren’t going to make a fuss. But as for myself, I’m thinking about voter initiatives and ways forward that don’t involve spending my time on these jerks. (The other, more important, parts of the way forward are education and direct action, but since many of us are going to be thinking about defensive voting in various ways, I do think it’s helpful and important to think about smarter ways of going about that.)
In the meantime, I hope that Democrats are thinking long and hard about the arguments that led them to pick electable John Kerry over Howard Dean–and giving themselves a good, hard kick in the ass over it.