Mon. May 20th, 2024

by Ken Carman
 There are some hard lessons to learn in 2016. And Inspectionfew Hillary supporters, or Bernie purists, will really want to read about them. As a community: and I use “community” in the loosest terms possible, we keep wanting to go back to Bernie the spoiler, Hillary was a horrible candidate, dynamic. (And damn near Satan incarnate, if you read some comments on Facecrack.)
 But your humble columnist is here to serve up this plate of, “Get over yourself and face the real problems,” humble pie, anyway.
 You’re welcome.
 This hasn’t been about who was more experienced, better, or more pure; and it hasn’t been for a long time. Democrats could have nominated Jesus and they would have been “Trump-ed.” What makes it even more fun for ReThugs is they know Dems always insist on starting up the circular firing squad afterwards. Internet sock puppets love to make that even more contentious.
  Elections have become a battle between suppressing more and more of the vote and a push to get out even increasing number of voters. There comes a time when you could “get out” as much as you can but a clogged pipe simply won’t allow much to pass through. To expand on my plumbing metaphor, the pressure won’t blow out the pipe because the efforts include shutting off the pressure at the source: communities that tend to vote Democratic.
 The blame rests with the Democratic Party that has refused to address election issues and therefore enabled their own demise. With the amount of control Republicans have gathered, forget a new party rising from the ashes for a long time. The same limitations keeping Democrats back will be at least as limiting for any other party.
 Election fraud has been the Russian roulette revolver up to up to our heads since at least 2000.Meanwhile, where are the pictures of all those buses carrying millions of illegal immigrants to polling stations? Voter fraud? Bah, bull pucky.
 How ironic is it that actual Russian hacking may have helped pull the trigger on the loaded chamber this time?
 Republicans have gotten better and better at corralling the vote down to states where they have utter and complete control over who votes, when they vote, how the votes are counted, when they can vote, if they can vote, what forms of ID are allowable, and if highly partisan appointees control the process. I have no doubt they have this down to a formula. By the next election they might have it down to 4 states, then 5 states, then…
 Anyone else hear the deathly Dem silence surrounding abominations like Crosscheck?
 Gun up to the head, pull trigger.
 I am glad to hear the way too damn late to the party anger over hacking. The key here may be, “way too damn late.”
 Gun up to the head, pull trigger.
 Crosscheck eliminating the right to vote for Lincoln R. Jefferson in Wisconsin, Lincoln A. Jefferson in Florida and Lincoln K. Jefferson in Ohio. Party leader’s response: silence.
 Gun up to the head, pull trigger.
 Placebo votes belonging overwhelmingly to Dem voters rarely, if ever counted. Oh, wait, they’re called, “provisional,” Dem leaders: silent.
 Gun up to the head, pull trigger.
 As far as I’m concerned the leaders who planned strategy over the past 20 years (at least) might as well join Robin Williams and hang themselves from their closet doors. At least with Robin’s condition, I understand. Dem leaders have no excuse, whatsoever.
 People who think we lost only because we had a “bad” candidate are missing the big picture. As bad as any of our candidates have been, theirs have been as bad, or worse. No, we’re losing on national and local levels because election fraud has become the norm, to be expected.
  Anyone else think it will get far worse? I do. The purge of EPA scientists will be the start. Expect something like another Help America’s Vote Get Hacked act. The voter purge will continue. Purging anything that prevents us from having rigged elections will increase. Considering the pettiness of the new hatemonger-in-chief the purging of the politically incorrect will go nuclear, though at first I think t will be kept quiet: like the actual nature of the “resettlement” of the Jews was.
 What to do. What to do.
 I think, since our leaders have failed us again and again, we need to find new ones; especially those who would back a nationwide, inclusive, lawsuit where those denied the vote become part of that lawsuit. This will be damn expensive, and one hopes a “house” built on representing actual consent of the voters can be rebuilt. It’s a good question. We need to hit them legally on all fronts: provisionals, caging, hacking, limiting times and places to vote, bad voting machines in Dem areas, proprietary software voting machines…
 If ever there was a case for “unequal protection” this is it. If it’s good enough for a spoiled brat nitwit from Texas and his gang of far smarter bullies, it’s good enough for us.
 I see no other way out. And we better do it soon. They’ve been packing the courts.
 Otherwise the one party-based nation fascist freight train is on the tracks and headed towards us. Should we continue to stand mid tracks and argue among ourselves while not even attempting to do whatever we must to derail it?

Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks, and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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