Rove to Ohio Repubs: "it's time to bring it back and do it again in 2006"

Monday, July 31, 2006 at 05:31 PM

When Karl Rove tells $100-a-plate Ohio repubs that "it's time to it again in 2006," I get real worried. Of course the Ohio polls look grim for Repubs, but we know that polls don't mean much in an era when electronic voting machine security resembles firm Swiss cheese.

How's that for a scary thought, huh?

Of course, the "let's do it again" cheer is reported in the same article which says:

Yet Rove insisted Tuesday he wasn't worried, telling supporters that he believes the midterm matchups there and throughout the country are still winnable for the GOP. His talking points were the same: Republicans will win on what will be the two determining issues this fall, the economy and national security.

If the chubby devil-boy really isn't worried, then I am.  Because it means he knows something I don't.

Except I think I'm starting to know it, too. Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on both of us.  Fool me three times....shame and blame is all yours and you get the consequences.

If the same crap happens in Ohio this time as happened in 2004 and in Florida in 2000--if the anti-repub polls turn out to be "mysteriously" off and the repubs rule Ohio once again at the end of a day that starts with the repubs well behind in the polls, it'll definitely be time for a louder and more sustained protest than most of us have registered so far.  Just read the Declaration of Independence:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ...
...all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.