Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Bush planning changes, so we must organize, be ready

Ed Garvey: Bush planning changes, so we must organize, be ready

By Ed Garvey
November 10, 2004
What a difference a week makes. Last Tuesday I began my day confident that John Kerry would win a decisive victory. This week I am told by the grand poo-bahs that Bush voters go to church more often than Kerry voters.

We are told that "moral issues" decided this race and that mantra is repeated ad nauseum on talk shows. Nonsense. One exit poll and we are to believe that global warming, pollution of our lakes and streams, 100,000 deaths in Iraq, 1,120 dead soldiers, 45 million uninsured Americans are less important than gay marriage, stem cell research and the number of days we attend church?

Sorry, I don't believe it for a minute. This spin would be laughable but for the fact that the corporate media has swallowed this Rovism hook, line and sinker.

There is, of course, a real question that the media should be addressing: Did Sen. John Kerry win Ohio, Florida and New Mexico or was it mere coincidence that all exit polls showed President Bush losing those states? I honestly don't know the answer, but we should find out if cheating occurred. And we should plan for the future.