I don't generally blog about politics unless it involves a celebrity, (hence the name "Celebrity Heroes" but this is something that really needs to be looked at and HARD! It's November 7th - the day of THE mid-term election of the century. Will Bush finally be impeached and his family get the comeuppance they deserve? Or will the RethugliKKKants steal this one too? I don't have much to fear in my own backyard, as I live in the lovely true-blue state of Minnesota. Proud home of Paul Wellstone, Eugene McCarthy and the judge that made Roe vs. Wade a household couple of names! This election makes me really wish I lived in Minneapolis' 5th District where they are going to elect the one and only Muslim House member
! Isn't that exciting? See San Francisco and New York? We have people of color in our neck of the woods too! And I bet he'll get big stars here like Danny Glover, Harry "Day-Oh!" Belafonte, and that hunky dictator Hugo Chavez, (step aside Cindy Sheehan! He's all mine!) I'm simply giddy with anticipation.
But even though it's only dinnertime here in Minnesota as I write this, (12:36pm to be exact) I've smelled something around the blogosphere. It smells like a big sweaty, hairy armpit with some pachuli mixed in: it smells like voter fraud.
See, while some may disagree in my lovely little blue state, we can still be civil, (by civil I mean make a point of not talking to one another,) in public. Not so in other places. The libby blogs are already reporting that this election - our historical revolution - was stolen ALREADY.
Of course it had to happen, right? Why did we think Bush & Co. would stop now? Bush & Co conspired with Fox News and all of the other uber conservative media, (ABC, CBS, CNN, The Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, The Washington Post, Boys Life, Time, Newsweek - the lot!) to paint the Republican party as the party of purity, the party of honoring the military, (even if they are a bunch of stupid thugs who don't deserve it! Speak truth to power, Kerry!) and the greatest party whoever lived. Why - you woulda thought that Abraham Lincoln was a Republcian or something! My Gosh! Nice try!
But I hate to tell ya, IF the Rethugs take the House and the Senate or the House or the Senate - you're right to smell a rat, people. They're already turning away undocumented Mexicans who aren't registered to vote! AND word has it that they are not letting the pre-registered dead people vote in New York! So, buckle up Dems. Because if we win, we won. But if we lost we know