Skip to comments.The Disenfranchised in Iraq
Posted on 02/14/2005 7:58:22 AM PST by Valin
The Today Show just reported Iraqi election results. The current spin on the results is this:
1. Many of the Shiite leaders lived in, and were supported by, Iran during Saddam's reign. Therefore, Iran will have undue influence over the Iraqi leaders and constitution. Therefore, the election is a failure. Therefore the Bush administration is a failure. Bush lied. People died. So, pretty much the same old, same old.
2. The lovely Ms. Katie Couric mentioned the poor, "disenfranchised" Sunnis.
I'm so absolutely, completely upset about how people are throwing around this world, "disenfranchisement" in both Iraq and America. You are not disenfranchised if:
you refuse to vote
you are afraid to vote. Yes, that's awful, but many, many people throughout history risked their lives to vote. Everyone has that choice.
the lines are long at your polling place
the equipment at your polling place is old
you see people who happen to favor the candidates you don't
All of these people in Iraq or Ohio or Florida or wherever haven't been disenfranchised. I, on the other hand, have been disenfranchised. Every fake voter in Milwaukee, Racine and Madison cancelled out the votes of people like me.
That's disenfranchisement and yet few people seem to care. Basically, Republicans in Wisconsin have been told to suck it up. Oddly, the same sentiment hasn't been applied to Democrats or Islamofascists.
Denny Crane: "There are two places to find the truth. First God and then Fox News."
"Disenfranchised", eh? Yes, if you don't vote, you're disenfranchised. By virtue of your own actions. Not voting doesn't invalidate the election results.
If the Sunnis were "disenfranchised", it was self-disenfranchisment. Or, if you want to consider them as disenfranchised in the classical meaning of the word (e.g. someone else removed their right to vote), then the disenfranchisers were their own leaders. They made a calculated decision not to play. Tough cookies. That is part of being in a democracy. It takes some individual initiative to participate. Not voting is a choice. Now live with it.
Never watch "Today" Socialists turn me OFF so I turn them OFF.
50 years of planned brainwashing has paid off for the Democrats. They might yet be able to destroy the United States! Then the world shall witness a new dark age...
The Sunnis are so used to having their own "rulebook" they haven't figured out in the new Iraq they're gonna have to play by the rest of the worlds rules. By the time the next election comes around, hopefully they will have figured that out.
I'd love to hear Katie describe this situation.
Katie Couric was born disenfranchised when she was given a giggle instead of a brain.
Oh, no!! They didn't allow black Haitians, Jamaicans or Cubans to vote either? How can the democrats rig an election with so many of their paid supporters being disenfranchised? Where's Jimmy Carter? He can fix this!!
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