Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More than one way to skin an election

Just when I thought there was hope for America, Democratic Senator Tim Johnson from South Dakota was rushed to the hospital reportedly suffering from a stroke. First it was a mild stroke then a severe stroke. Then it wasn't a stroke or a heart attack but he was in surgery. Then CBS News reported it's "not good." I'm waiting for the "it was a minor circulatory problem of the head" diagnosis ala the movie "Dave." Not to joke here because this is no laughing matter, unless you're a Republican. You see class if Sen. Johnson dies or has to be replaced it will be the REPUBLICAN governor of South Dakota to select his replacement. And since the Senate stands at 51 Democrats and 49 Republicans, a loss of a Democrat and a gain of a Republican would make it 50-50. If you remember your civics then you'd know the Republican Vice-President would break the ties in voting. Short story is if Johnson goes then the Senate goes Repubican.

All that "we took back America" would be gone. What a scam. It may be state law that the governor selects replacements but it's not what's illegal that bothers me it's what's legal. So a guy has a grabber, an "Elizabeth, this is the big one!" or some type of brain malfunction and the entire nation is plunged back into darkness? I watched Republicans on t.v. talking about how they are praying for Tim Johnson and his family. Yes, they're praying for Johnson to die so they can steal back power. That's what they're good at.

I don't know what's going to happen with Sen. Johnson. He may be fine. He may not die or resign or be replaced. But the fact is if not don't worry. Down the road the Republicans will find another way to steal back what they can't win at the ballot box. In the last election I thought we proved they couldn't rig the elections or the judicial anointers. They didn't but they may use another way to get back into power. The game of politics is truly a game. The only losers are the voters.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course there is no evidence, but what if someone used a microwave rifle at a low setting on him? Brain damage can occur toe the brain at just a few degrees above normal.


12:21 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

There's nothing like unbridled conjecture.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa. Talking about paranoid and how about the Senator himself? Where's the sympathy? Does it always have to be about politics? What about - "Man, that sucks. Especially right before the holidays. I certainly hope it's not significant and he quickly recovers for his and his family's sake."

9:56 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

It does suck and it is a time to feel for the senator and his family. I can read minds and Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, James Dodson and every other Christianist out there is thanking God for answering their prayers. They believe Johnson was struck down by the hand of God so they could control the Senate and Supreme Court and federal court nominees. They belive God selected Bush why should this be any different?

10:05 AM  

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