The number one conservative rule of governments is never trust them. They love the power and they love the status and they know what’s best and to them you are a cypher, a nuisance at best but most of the time a problem to be dealt with. What I worry about with the web most of all is that because we can discuss what is happening and are allowed to laugh at it, then it’s not so bad and we will be able to continue as we once did.
Watching all this you have to wonder whether the American presidential election was stolen. This is not about hanging chads and Supreme Court decisions. This is about actual criminal behaviours. Romney lost because his natural constituency did not come out to vote while Obama’s did. What do you suppose the effect on those who were trying to rally support against Obama was when they found themselves in the middle of an IRS inquiry? If “Tea Party”, “Patriot”, “Citizens” were the kind of trigger words in a name that would bring the full weight of the American government down on your head – and it was more than just the IRS – you can be sure it would have stopped such groups from organising, from raising money and from bringing their own voters out to vote.
Here are the swing states, each Democrat in 2012. :
- Florida (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) – 29
- Iowa (Democratic in 2000 and 2008, Republican in 2004) – 6
- Nevada (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) – 6
- Ohio (Democratic in 2008, Republican in 2000 and 2004) – 18
That’s a total of 59 electoral votes. Turn any one other state and Romney is president.