Elections & Voting
Bush, the most hated president ever, stole both elections
By Evelyn Pringle
Online Journal Contributing Writer

Jun 6, 2006, 00:43

The latest polls say Americans now dislike Bush more than any other president, including even Tricky Dick. It only took the public five and half year to see through him.

That said, I wonder how long it will take people to accept the news that Bush never won either election and the country is in such a mess that it will take 50 years to get back to how it was when Bush took office.

According to Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s, article in the June issue of Rolling Stone, "Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush�s victory as nut cases in 'tinfoil hats.'�

Well Republicans can call me whatever they like because this nut case is finally going to weigh in on this subject.

Bush needed Ohio. He could not win the election without Ohio and he knew it.

So just as you might expect with the Bush gang, voter fraud was rampant in Ohio, described as "the critical battleground state that clinched Bush�s victory in the Electoral College," by Mr Kennedy.

I can certainly verify that allegation. I lived in Ohio at the time and I went to vote plenty early before going to work and was there when the polls were supposed to open at 6:30 am. I ended up standing out in the rain for an hour and 45 minutes and when I got inside, voters had to track people down to explain what room or voting machine to go to.

I lived in a Democratic precinct by the way. But it was worse than that in other Democratic precincts in other parts of the state.

Some people ended up standing in line for up to 12 hours -- but only those people who could miss work and go without pay for a whole day and not get fired for not showing up. And as we all know, those people who could not wait in line were certainly not Republicans.

I had never seen anything like it in my life.

I knew Bush stole the election by the time the polls closed in Ohio. I knew it because in working for a major media outlet, by late afternoon I knew that all the exit polls had Kerry winning. But by the time I left work to go home, the news channels were saying "all the exit polls" are wrong. Yea right, all the exit polls were wrong.

Don't people realize how impossible that would be?

I proceeded home to watch the returns and I for sure knew that Bush stole the election the minute the news programs showed him sitting with his family, pretending to be all apprehensive when his face and body language told me that he somehow knew there were no ifs about it, his second term was in the bag.

After that I went to bed knowing that the damn thief had done it again.

It's worth noting here, that there were no problems with the Republicans voting. No waiting in line for hours or anything else. Check it out on the Internet by reviewing the news articles in Ohio at the time, all went well in their neighborhoods.

In a nutshell, the Bush gang expects us to believe that all the screw-ups in Ohio and elsewhere just happened to weigh against Kerry.

Check this out. A Republican precinct, in a church no less, in Miami County, Ohio, recorded a 98 percent percent turnout, while a Democratic polling center in inner-city Cleveland recorded only a 7 percent percent.

And the Republicans really pulled a fast one in Warren County, when GOP election officials fabricated a nonexistent terrorist threat to bar the media from monitoring the vote count.

But there were shenanigans going on everywhere. In what Mr Kennedy describes to "be the single most astounding fact from the election, one in every four Ohio citizens who registered to vote in 2004 showed up at the polls only to discover that they were not listed on the rolls, thanks to GOP efforts to stem the unprecedented flood of Democrats eager to cast ballots."

Before the election, a New York Times' analysis found that new registrations in Democratic strongholds were up 250 percent, compared to only 25 percent in strong Republican counties.

And top that off that with the outright fraud that shows that upwards of 80,000 votes for Kerry in one county were counted for Bush instead. "That alone is a swing of more than 160,000 votes," says Mr Kennedy, "enough to have put John Kerry in the White House."

A few comments on the exit polls from the Rolling Stone article give a clear picture of this impossibility of Bush winning and all the polls being wrong.

On the evening of the vote, Mr Kennedy says reporters at each of the major networks were briefed by pollsters at 7:54 p.m. Kerry, they were told, had an insurmountable lead and would win by at least 309 electoral votes to Bush�s 174, with 55 too close to call.

In London, Mr Kennedy says, Prime Minister Tony Blair went to bed contemplating his relationship with Kerry.

"As the last polling stations closed on the West Coast, exit polls showed Kerry ahead in ten of eleven battleground states," Mr Kennedy says, "including commanding leads in Ohio and Florida -- and winning by a million and a half votes nationally."

"The exit polls," he explains, "even showed Kerry breathing down Bush�s neck in supposed GOP strongholds Virginia and North Carolina."

Against these odds, experts say, the statistical likelihood of Bush winning was less than one chance in 450,000. According to the father of modern polling, Lou Harris: �Ohio was as dirty an election as America has ever seen.�

�You look at the turnout and votes in individual precincts," he told Mr Kennedy, "compared to the historic patterns in those counties, and you can tell where the discrepancies are."

"They stand out like a sore thumb,� he said. And let me tell you that it did stand out but the mainstream media refused to hold the 'sore thumb' up for the public to see.

So how did the Republicans explain this little matter? They said that Republicans were more reluctant than Democrats to talk to the pollster when they went to vote.

Keith Oberman of MSNBC was the only news person giving the election fraud story the attention that it deserved, while the mainstream press was in its usual asleep at the wheel mode, just as it has been since Bush took office.

And due to the press not broadcasting the truth, the public apparently bought that ridiculous line just like people bought the lies about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and its alleged attempt to purchase yellow cake uranium from Niger that they were spoon-fed by the press.

The Bush gang could not have pulled half of the stunts they have gotten away since 1999, had the people in the mainstream media been doing their job.

Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for OpEd News and an investigative journalist focusing on exposing corruption in government.

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