Guest, I am incredulous. We are obviously living in two realities. You actually said: “Which major news source are you watching or reading that hasn’t bending to the administration’s will for nearly five years?”
Ha, that would be Fox News. Other than that, you will hear mostly reports on the Bush admin that range from negative to scathing.
Ummm, “Even disregarding the lingering likelihood of massive voter fraud…”, yes please disregard that tired old notion. “Poorly-educated, easily-manipulated populace…”, Guest, you’re sounding like an elitist (that is what has been getting the libs in trouble). Bush…“consistently manipulated the information that the public received”...wait a minute, are you saying that Dan Rather, Jennings, Brokow, Chris Matthews, Scarborogh, Dobbs, and the like were manipulated? If so, it seemed to me that they had a hard time concealing their outright dislike for the Repubs this time around.
“That the better-educated, multi-cultural parts of the nation were the predominantly Democratic parts….”, there goes that elitist thing again. If you look at the election county by county, the great majority of counties voted for Bush. Are you saying that only the red counties were the better educated, multi-cultural parts? (don’t answer, nuff said)
“Second, with two parties, most people are not represented, and only vote based on severe compromise….”. Well, for once, we agree on something.
“And, our educational system provides exactly what any student of Democracy knows: it only works with an educated populace….”. Are you saying that the US is not an educated populace? The folks in the blue counties are dumb, so I guess, 90% of the country is uneducated and dumb?
Guest, I think things are better than what you portray. The system works well, been working for over 200 years. I think we’re ok. People are accusing both sides of miss-direction and the like. But I think there are enough news sources out there so a citizen can find out all the facts and make good decisions on our leaders. I’ve got to tell you, I think the country made the better choice the past two presidential elections. Bush, though he does not have a silver spoon in his mouth, he exudes a certain grace under pressure, benevolence toward his detractors, all the while being very strong and firm in his resolve to protect America and her interests. I liken him to FDR.