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This Republican regime is behaving in ways that clearly reveal that they do not see themselves being the minority party at any future point. This does not mean they are purblind idiots - no, it is much worse than that -- it means that they do not intend to permit the Democratic Party to win at elections, ever again.

Whatever it takes, because the GOP will be in power for many years to come -- if they are not stopped.  Until they are stopped.  Until they are stopped, they will not cede control of the nation they now rule, not for anything, not for anyone.  Certainly not for the sake of the law.  They are operating well beyond the law already.  They are the law, until they are stopped, and disabused of that notion.

If they were to suspend elections I would buy into this view. I believe you're assuming that politicians take future consequences into account when making decisions - I believe history has demonstrated that this isn't the case. I think we're all whipped up over this horrid, horrid bill and are hastily declaring the GOP as fascist dictators. They sure wish, but they're not there yet. They have to worry about polls and November elections. Don't throw away the power you still have as a citizen because you're angry and afraid.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Sat Sep 30th, 2006 at 03:09:03 PM EST

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