Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22: Two Tragic Anniversaries

1) The assassination of JFK by unknown assailants in Dallas, which I regard as the "opening shots" (pun intended) of the overt stage of the Rightwing coup to take over the USofA, and to eliminate everything EXCEPT the empty forms--voting, i.e.-- by which popular, republican democracy can retain its legitimacy, and

2) The Brooks' Brothers 'riot,' by which GOPuke operatives attacked the official Miami-Dade County election offices, intimidated the vote counters, closed the office, and paved the way for installing "the Chimp" in the ShiteHouse.
The controversial incident was set in motion by John E. Sweeney, a New York Republican who was nicknamed "Congressman Kick-Ass" by President Bush for his work in Florida. Sweeney defended his actions by arguing that his aim was not to stop the hand recount but to restore the process to public view. Some Bush supporters did acknowledge they hoped the recount would end. "We were trying to stop the recount; Bush had already won," said Evilio Cepero, a reporter for Radio Mambi. "We were urging people to come downtown and support and protest this injustice." A Republican lawyer commented, "People were pounding on the doors, but they had an absolute right to get in."


P M Prescott said...

I wonder if they're going to make this a national holiday. Call it the anti-independence day.

Flying Junior said...

Jeb and Karl promised Florida. I guess they delivered.