Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Chuck Chuck

Who’s writing John Kerry’s lines? Karl Rove?

Actually, it’s the Clinton gang, but Dubya can count on them to bail him out.

By now, just about everyone knows he deceived us about his reasons for going to war. So Kerry says he would still vote to go, only, he would wage a more "sensitive" war.

A majority of Americans would surely vote no. But on the issue of war and peace, we have effectively been disenfranchised.

True, Ralph Nader will be on the ballot in many states, and David Cobb as well, but we come down to the line in a turmoil over whether a vote for peace would count as a vote for Bush.

For one set of answers, check Counterpunch.org and its new book of essays called A Dime’s Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils. It cuts the difference down to a zinc penny that can flip either way, but there IS a real difference in what people have in mind when they vote Republican or Democratic.

Meanwhile, here is one reason to register Democrat. There’s a primary coming up - with chances to vote for a number of progressives like Frank Barbaro and, especially, to vote against Senator Chuck Schumer. I can hardly wait.