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Doesn't this whole election thing, kind of remind you of the impeachment hearings? I know the subject is different, but I'm talking about the media and the political tactics. But what I find most disturbing is the way it has even strengthened the polarization of the American people. I wonder when we Citizens will finally stand up and say we had enough!
-- Annie (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2000
Many good citizens are just going to get numb and feeling beat down after a while after getting used to never winning and feel they have no power. After a while they are going to give up and be like little sheep (I prefer goats myself) and just say it's out of my hands, so I'll have to just wait to be told what to do or what to think by the liberal media. It's never been more obvious that if the TV networks are for one candidate, that candidate is going to win.
-- Betty (Mich.) (email@example.com), November 11, 2000.
It will be dejavu of Seattle when the riots start in Miami. The anarchists are there. There are allegedly sand bags placed on the roofs of buildings there. The military special response teams with battle helicopters are allegedly in place. Cuban navy is doing manuvers 50 miles off Miami coast. Perhaps this will be the crisis King Bill needs to cement his position. Definitely not a good weekend for R&R in Miami.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2000.
This is great, the outcome of this race is reflecting the fact that people have had enough. It takes time for the wave to consume it's victims. Give it a chance to work, change is happening.
-- Hillbilly (email@example.com), November 11, 2000.
Yse,deja vu on a lesser scale, yes wave of change,let it continue on it's own time and terms.
No to belief that this will tear down the foundation of our country or rip us apart. After all we put up with thru last year, of sex scandel and the all too blatant muck & mire of operations in D.C.,we the people have shown our stalwartness to get thru the bad times .To me, This is just a blip,in comparison.
-- sharon wt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2000.
I think this is much worse than the impeachment series. We have so many people clamoring for a change in the Constitution that would be disastrous upon close inspection. I hope they don't start rioting in Miami as those will just spread. And we know how fun declared martial law is! We really need people to just let this process work through and be done with it. Ya don't count until you're happy with the totals.
Bill Clinton is just the power hungry megalomaniac that would be more than happy to capitalize on people's fustrations over being foolish and not taking any time with their voting. Let's pray it doesn't happen.....but being cynical, I am afraid that stupidity will win the day and the media pushing Robo Gore for the past three weeks for all they're worth may have a terrible effect.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), November 11, 2000.
Nah, it reminds me of Watergate (speaking of election manipulation) and the hostage resolution that happened immediately after Carter lost to Reagan (speaking of election manipulation).
We don't seem to stand up and say anything for very long.
-- sheepish (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2000.
Betty;in regards to people being like little sheep and just following...allow me once again to quote from the first leaflet of the White Rose (A German youth resistance group to the Nazi regime)-- "If the German people are already so corrupted and spiritually crushed that they do not raise a hand, frivolously trusting in a questionable faith in lawful order of history, if they surrender man's highest principal, that which raises him above all of God's creatures--His free will--if they abndon they will to abandon decisive action and turn the whell of history and thus subject it onto their own rational decision; If they are so devoid of all individuality,have gone already so far along the road torward turning into a spineless and cowardly mass--then yes, they deserve their downfall. .....Do not forget that every person deserves the regime he is willing to endure".
-- Beth Weber (email@example.com), November 11, 2000.