Monthly Archives: October 2008

A McCain Win Will Be Theft : Resistance is Planned

By David Swanson

If your television declares John McCain the president elect on the evening of November 4th, your television will be lying. You should immediately pick up your pre-packed bags and head straight to the White House in Washington, D.C., which we will surround and shut down until this attempt at a third illegitimate presidency is reversed.

A McCain “win” will not be illegitimate because I disagree with his policies, but because he himself has rendered it illegitimate. He and his campaign and allied supporters have sought to illegally remove hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls, fraudulently registered people as Republicans without their knowledge and against their will, obstructed voter registration drives, falsely warned students against voting where they attend school, falsely accused community groups of voter registration fraud, falsely alleged the widespread existence of voter fraud, and encouraged supporters to falsely believe McCain’s opponent is a foreign terrorist through speeches, recorded phone messages, and flyers. Already in early voting in a number of states there have been cases of votes on electronic machines visibly flipping to McCain or McKinney when intended for Obama. We will see McCain supporters on November 4th challenging people’s right to vote, seeking to force people to vote on provisional ballots, and seeking to have provisional ballots discarded. And we will see electronic vote counts wildly out of step with the most recent polls, although not with exit polls — which we will be denied any access to unless they have been “adjusted” to match the official counts.

Inciting your supporters to violence with racist and religious lies about your opponent, effectively alleging treason on absolutely no basis, should be enough, alone, to disqualify a campaign for the presidency of the United States. Working to block voters from registering should be enough on its own. Any of the dozens of creative forms of vote suppression currently being used by the Republicans should be enough. And allowing votes to be counted on completely unverifiable machines owned and controlled by corporations allied with your party should make the results illegitimate even if plausible. If McCain is declared the “winner,” it will not be plausible, but at this point he has so disgraced himself and our electoral system that he is no longer a legitimate candidate for president regardless of what the polls (themselves fallible, but all we’ve got) say just before election day. Too many people have already been denied the opportunity to even push the buttons and have their votes miscounted. Too much incendiary slander has been let loose. Too much visible vote flipping has already been documented.

If Obama officially wins, McCain is likely to challenge it, charging the Obama campaign with some of the very crimes engaged in by McCain himself. Our reaction should be exactly the same in the event of a McCain challenge as in the event of a McCain “victory.” We should not sit back for even a split second and wonder how it will work out. We should not try to organize a plan on the spur of the moment to travel to key battleground states. We should be prepared already to immediately travel to Washington, D.C., head straight for the White House, occupy Lafayette Square Park, the Ellipse, and surrounding streets, block entrances, and shut the place down until Obama is recognized as the president elect or we are guaranteed a credible election with universal registration and hand-counted paper ballots.

We may be there for days or weeks or months. But we must be there. We must be there by the millions. We must show each other, and the nation, and the world that we have had enough, that we will not stand for one more stolen election, that we will not give in to fear, lies, theft, and intimidation. If they choose to attack our nonviolent gathering of citizens, let them do it right in front of George W. Bush’s White House with the world’s media watching. We will not back down.

I’m not hoping it comes to this, of course. If it doesn’t because the official election results are credible and just, we should celebrate and prepare to lobby our government for real change. But if resistance does not develop because people are too scared and obedient to act, then you’ll still be glad you packed ahead of time, and you might want to look into tickets to Canada.

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Is John McCain legally married to Cindy McCain ?

In this video CNN found out that John McCain applied for a marriage license with Cindy before he was divorced from his first wife Carol McCain. They also found that he was having an affair with Cindy for 9 months while he was married and still living with his first wife Carol McCain. Does this make the marriage between John and Cindy McCain null and void ? If John was elected would Cindy be considered the First Mistress ? What does this say for marriage and for our potential first family ?

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The Truth About Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate

Smears claiming Barack Obama doesn’t have a birth certificate aren’t actually about that piece of paper — they’re about manipulating people into thinking Barack is not an American citizen.

The truth is, Barack Obama was born in the state of Hawaii in 1961, a native citizen of the United States of America.

Next time someone talks about Barack’s birth certificate, make sure they see these pages.




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Colin Powell Ends John McCain’s Campaign on Video

This is probably the last nail in the coffin for the McCain/Palin fiasco. This video shows in great detail how John McCain lost the confidence of General and ex Secretary of State Colin Powell. It also explains why General Powell chose Barack Obama. This is a course on why negative political campaigns don’t seem to work anymore and how they can backfire in a major way. It also shows that General Powell still cares about the American people and still has a few moves left up his sleeve.


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Is this RoboCall From McCain/Palin Hate Speech ?

I received a RoboCall from the from the McCain/Palin campaign. It was trying to say Obama was a close friend of Bill Ayers and saying democrats were not qualified to run the country. Its sad because this is exactly the kind of thing John McCain promised he wouldn’t do. He has turned into the thing that he used to claim to hate. What a shame. Listen to the phone call for yourself and make your own judgment. I think this is probably the kind of “free” speech that Hitler and his henchmen were using to denounce their enemies. In my opinion, this is the kind of speech that might motivate some wing nut to do something crazy.

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Sarah Palin on Abortion : She Is One

If you could ever pick a nightmare as a running mate for a politically conservative party Sarah Palin would certainly fit the bill. Just days after she wowed Republicans with her moose hunting prowess , pit bulls with lipstick, “golly gees” and “you betchas” there was the first “oh by the way….” .

The first “oh by the way” was that her 17 year old unwed, live-at-home daughter was knocked up. Now that could happen to any family, right ? Well you sure wouldn’t expect it from the holier that thou church goin, non sex educating Governor Palin family. Any what was even weirder was why they waited until after they announced her as McCain’s VP let the loyal masses know. I’m sure they were shocked to say the least. I think starting out with a deception always backfires and people start looking for more.

The next “oh by the way” was the she and her husband were involved in the Alaska Independence Party. This is a which who’s founder hated America to its core and who’s members wish to secede from the United States the same way the South seceded at the start of the Civil War. The claim that she or her husband were no longer involved with them is mute because she gave the address at their 2008 convention.

Probably the funniest “oh by the way” is that we now know why Sarah Palin had to go to 5 different colleges to get a bachelors degree. She is not the sharpest too in the shed. In fact she makes Dan Quayle look like Albert Einstein. Anyone that has ever seen Sarah Palin interviewed will soon find out that she find out that she probably doesn’t qualify as a person you would want as a leader of the free world. In fact she is probably more qualified to work at a convenient store.

The saddest “oh by the way” is her ability to bring out racism and hatred in the crowds of people she address’s. She has chosen the lowest common denominator when it comes to politics. She calls on peoples hate and fear. Its very sad and reminds me of the 1960’s and times I thought were over. I guess racism is still alive an well in the Republican Party.

The newest “oh by the way” is that she abused the power of her oficce as Governor of Alaska by trying to have her ex brother-in-law fired from his job as State Trooper after a nasty divorce form her sister. She ended up firing the police commissioner for not following her instructions to illegally fire him. How sad.

Are people like Sara Palin the best and the brightest that the Republicans have to offer ? Do they even care who the put in a job which I and a bunch of other people deem somewhat sacred ? John McCain has certain shown a great deal of bad judgment by using Sara Palin as a running mate. how could someone like Sarah Palin ever bring America together after some of the terrible things she has said ? So yes I would say that most people and probably John Mccain would agree at this point that Sara Palin’s stance on abortion is that she is one as far as being a VP candidate is concerned.


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Cowardly Racist Caught on Video at McCain/Palin Rally

On Saturday October 11, 2008 at a McCain/Palin Rally one of Pennsylvania’s finest cowards was caught carrying a toy monkey with an Obama sticker attached to its head. When he noticed he was being videotaped he quickly took off the sticker and stuffed it in his pocket and gave the toy monkey to a child. What is sad is that none of the people that were near him seemed to think it was wrong. Its sad to think there is even a political party that would make a person like this welcome in 2008. I guess the Republicans still accept racists in Johnstown, PA.

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