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What We've Learned

Or, Thanks, Nader!

This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country's international standing has been frittered away by people who don't have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn't make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment

I promise I'll get back to the boring stuff about transportation and local politics one of these days when my energy isn't sucked away by other forums where I have to refute RG4N talking points about ten times an hour.

This entry was posted in the following categories: Politics (Outside Austin)


You totally crack me up. :) I don't believe for a second that discussing the Northcross issue sucks away your energy. On the contrary, you strike me as someone who gets pretty jazzed by debating.

But to your point...when people voted for Bush, I don't think they were casting a vote for "doesn't matter who's president." In fact, many people who voted for him feel it makes a huge difference whom you elect. To the extent that the past six years have been an experiment, they've been an experiment in how well the priorities of Republican voters serve the country (and the world).

Oh, OK...my reading comprehension suffers when I am tired and headachy. I just registered the Nader line. Scratch my previous comment (all but the part about how you crack me up, that one I must stand behind).

I mean it's sucking away all the time I would have spent on the crackplog, as well as on many other projects. It is exhausting, though, to have to repeat certain things over and over...

As for "doesn't matter who's president", I suspect they were referring to Nader voters who liked to say there was no real difference between Bush and Gore (a lot of Rolling Stone readers voted for Nader, if I had to bet).

Dangit. Too slow on the trigger.

People who said there was no real difference were either radical single issue-ish types or bordering on apathetic.

At least you sometimes get to blog. Mine has been sitting quiet for months waiting for me to have time to move it to a new host that can handle the spam. I'm paying for a blog I couldn't post to even if I had time.

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