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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Thursday, November 04, 2004

    60 percent? That's not even a passing grade 

    The Philadelphia Daily News, which has a lot to say, offers two opinions on Tuesday's outcome.

    Stu Bykofsky says: "For blue-faced Democratic diehards who insist this is the first time [Bush] "won," pardon me for saying that sour grapes like that helped get him re-elected. Your infantile whining is music the Republicans love to dance to."

    Ronnie Polaneczky asks: "How cynical, how blatantly hypocritical, is it for this president to ask for unity, while ignoring the fact that, during his presidency, we have ceased being the United States? Instead, we've become the Divided Ones - separated into the reds and the blues, so radically different in our belief about what it is to be an American that neither side can be expected to support the other's chosen leader."

    Bykofsky also adds, and this is across the board, that we had a "record" turnout with 60 percent of eligible national voters turning out.

    "When I went to school, 60 percent was a failing grade," he wrote. "What about the 40 percent who stayed home? What would it take to get those lardasses out - free pumpkin pie?"

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 3:19 PM



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