"Either WE Win Or YOU Cheated"
That's liberal Robert Kuttner's claim in today's Boston Globe-Democrat, offered without irony (Democrats are, after all, the "vote early and often" party).
"[U]nless there are levels of theft and fraud that would truly mean the end of American democracy, a Democratic House seems as close to a sure thing as we ever get in American politics three days before an election... November 2006 will be remembered either as the time American democracy was stolen again, maybe forever, or began a brighter day. "
Last week, Democrats were complaining that black voters weren't going to turn out because they're assuming the elections are rigged, anyway. Now the dopes at the NYTimes-Boston Bureau tell them they're probably right. Brilliant.
I am trying to figure out what is more breath-taking--Kuttner's arrogance ("Of course we've already won this election! We shouldn't even allow the actual voting, that can only screw things up.") or his unfounded insults against his political opponents ("the only way the GOP--who've won 7 of the last 10 presidential elections--can win is by cheating!")
I've been saying for two weeks that the fact the Democrats haven't put this election in the bag shows that the American people just aren't quite ready to trust them on national security issues. It is possible--highly unlikely but possible--that the many close races in the House could break the GOP's way. And if they do, Robert Kuttner has already declared the outcome a crime.
Does Kuttner want to launch a formal investigation into how Truman stole the "it's a lock" election from Dewey? Is it time for Michael Deaver to explain how Reagan--who trailed in the polls much of the 1980 campaign--soundly stomped a sitting president on Election Day?
Or could it be that (and I know this is a foreign concept to the American Left) that elections matter? That voters exercise their autonomy one at a time in the privacy of the voting booth?
Robert Kuttner is an arrogant ass. If we didn't already have John Kerry (whom Kuttner greatly admires), I'd say he's the most arrogant ass in M-Ass-achusetts.
Thanks, Instapundit, for the link! If you're an Insta-pundit reader interested in the lunacy of Massachusetts politics, you might want to check out the item about our Green Party/"Israel Has No Right To Exist-Party candidate for governor below.