Here - let me be the first to say
it: The Ron Paul R3volution is dead.
No, that isn’t the end of
it. In fact, it is just the beginning. The real beginning. Let
me also be the first to say, “Long Live the Revolution!” I have written
before as to why it must be so.
I haven’t given up on Ron Paul, but I admit
to having been convinced by him that he cannot become America ’s
President. It took a long time. I don’t know how often I’ve heard
him tell reporters or interviewers that his followers “have cured (his)
skepticism.” I wince each time, because I know he doesn’t mean it.
Yesterday, Dr. Paul issued a statement that he would not challenge
the obvious (my word, not his) vote fraud that took place in New Hampshire (and Iowa , for that matter). “I am convinced
that vote fraud played no role in this result,” said Dr. Paul. I’d like to
think that simply was his diplomacy talking. Problem is, this is no time
A manipulation of 2 or 3 percentage points, which is all that
statistical analysis shows is likely to have occurred, would make little
difference to the outcome, putting Dr. Paul ahead of the execrable Rudy Giuliani
but still trailing Huckabee, Romney and McCain (there is one web site with
analysis suggesting Dr. Paul would finish third). However, demanding that
the record be set right would have made all the difference in the world to those
of us who knew it was coming. Knew it because we’ve seen it happen before
- in Ohio last time, in Florida the time before that and in too many places to
be counted, all places where the Diebold electronic voting machines hold
The outcry began almost immediately, when members of a single
family who voted lockstep for Ron Paul found, the next morning, that their
entire community had tallied precisely zero votes for him. And theirs is
not the only community in New
Hampshire saying the same thing. Even so, one can
infer manipulation from variations between pre-primary and exit polls and the
final vote, of course. As noted, variation from the poll figures took
place only in those New
Hampshire counties in which Diebold machines were
used. Elsewhere, the final (hand-written and hand-tabulated) votes tracked
almost perfectly to the pre-primary and exit polls.
You have to
wonder: Without all the pre-primary dirty tricks (phony polling, stacked
“debate” questions, debate exclusion, debate marginalization, false media, no
media, ridicule by other candidates and questioners) and with an honest vote
count, might Dr. Paul actually have won New Hampshire outright?
Less of a Loser Than You Might Think
Even more badly aggrieved (and
strangely silent on the issue of vote fraud) was Democrat Barack Obama, whose
victory in New
Hampshire blatantly was stolen for Hillary Clinton in
precisely the same manner as was Dr. Paul’s placement stolen. Where the
votes were hand written and hand counted, Obama won, consistent with his
pre-election and exit polling. Only in the Diebold-counted counties did
things turn around - and so dramatically that the final result overall was a
bare win by Clinton .
Pre-primary polls showed
Obama winning with 38% to Clinton ’s 30%. Normally super-accurate
exit polls were a little different, with Obama at 39% and Clinton up to 35%,
which exactly matched the results reported by precincts doing hand counts of
hand-written ballots. Diebold precincts turned it all around: 40%
for Clinton and 35% for Obama, thereby allowing
Clinton to edge
Obama 39% to 37% with the overall totals. Just like George Bush pulled it
out, time and again, eight years ago and, yet again, four years ago. Now
you know why Hillary Clinton has been getting special briefings from the White
House and why Bush I and Bill Clinton are such hard and fast pals.
explained before why they will not allow Obama to win this thing, even though
the CFR has him in hand. Obama’s sudden show of broad-based voter support
makes it highly possible, if not likely, that he would defeat any of the current
Republican front-runners in next year’s election. Can’t have that, of
course. Never will Hillary Clinton defeat even the third-rate “leaders”
now vying for the Republican nomination, so it is going to be another Republican
schlep sworn in as, perhaps, America ’s last
Needed: A Boston Diebold Party
It could have been
so much different.
Challenge the New Hampshire results and prove the vote fraud
in little towns where voters can testify in numbers greater than were recorded
for Dr. Paul. Show it to be more than a simple “transfer error” on the
part of a couple of clerks. Turn us loose to protest it. Sue
everybody in sight, especially Diebold. File suit in upcoming states to
force paper ballots that can be audited. Demand that the US Supreme Court
immediately assume jurisdiction upon proving any irregularity, no matter how
Boston Tea Party? Hell, let’s have a
Boston Diebold Party! A little civil disobedience is just what we need at
this time. They can’t manipulate machines at the bottom of lakes, rivers
and bays, after all.
Do the things I have outlined and we all would be in it
for the long haul. What’s more, exponentially we would increase our
numbers through the outrage thereby generated. We could have swept through
the rest of the primaries, gaining strength and momentum with each stop.
Auditing - Just Another Word for Pointless
I have a Master’s
degree in Accounting. I have done accounting auditing. I took an
extra year at Cal Berkeley and very nearly double-majored with a Master’s in
Information Science (computers), as well. I have worked as a Systems
Analyst, designing and fixing complex computer software systems. I
understand what is involved with computer auditing. Auditing these
Diebold-based elections is pointless.
It doesn’t matter if the two minor
candidates now demanding recounts get them. How do you audit electrons
that are long gone? The machines, well recognized to be sloppily designed
and security nightmares, can be checked over. The programming can be
checked if you get the source code (which Diebold will not release). The
memory cards can be verified. But, there is nothing to audit. Once
you change the vote inside the machine, there is no record, either internal or
external, of that change. In accounting terms, there is no “audit
A change can be forced by original programming, by external command
via modem (yes, the machines are accessible by telephone line), by a
flash-memory- based program that physically is in and out of the machine in less
than a minute, leaving no trace, and by other means even more arcane. The
point is: With Diebold voting machines, there is nothing to recount.
why do I think it is such a mistake for Dr. Paul not to have demanded a
recount? Because the statistical inconsistencies and the testimony by
voters whose votes got cast for other candidates would make a difference, open
the dialogue in the public eye and provide a basis for legally challenging the
machines. Because the US Supreme Court is the ultimate political creature,
an order disallowing Diebold machine usage in the face of growing public outrage
is not at all out of the question.
Did you know that the Diebold voting
machines are made in Israel ? Did you know that an
Israeli company was in charge of tallying the Iowa caucus results? Did you know that
Israel , like the Council on
Foreign Relations, has blessed every Presidential candidate except Ron Paul and
Dennis Kucinich (Kucinich is one of the fellows demanding a recount in
Hampshire )? Make of those facts what you
will. I’ll save what I make of them for another day.
Been a Contender
Here’s the message you just delivered, Dr. Paul:
If you will sit still for vote fraud in New Hampshire , you will tolerate it elsewhere,
too. Besides, your post-New Hampshire primary statement made clear your
intent to be satisfied with merely helping to set the agenda for the remainder
of the contest. You never thought you had a chance, but we knew you
did. You could’a been a contender. No - you could have been
If you are content merely with influencing the campaign dialogue
from here on out, then you seriously misread those of us out here in the
trenches. We didn’t come to be satisfied with second place, even. If Ron
Paul does not become our President, then we have lost. What’s more, we
have lost our last chance to work within the system.
The powers that be
seem not to have gotten the message (about our working within the system just
this one, last time), in light of the obvious vote fraud that took place in both
Iowa and New Hampshire. They will learn, too late, what a monumental
mistake that really was.
Though correcting the New Hampshire result may
not seem to be worth the effort, had we immediately raised holy hell about the
vote fraud, filing lawsuits left and right, calling press conferences, demanding
recounts (using the money we already gave) and organizing protest rallies,
possibly we could have salvaged this campaign.
Now that they know they can
get away with it, they are going to keep manipulating votes through the Diebold
machines, guaranteeing that we lose. At least, by drawing the line in
and anywhere that questionable vote counts emerged, we could have gone down
swinging for the bleachers.
No More Money Bombs
There will be no
more “money bombs.” Had you taken even second place in New Hampshire, Dr.
Paul, then all the money you possibly could spend - ever - would have been made
available to you. All without asking, just as you have not had to ask
before. Had you actually won New Hampshire, as some think you could, if
only you had you spent all the money we gave you so far, we now would be
discussing how best to keep them from killing you, but that no longer is an
issue. I’m glad for that, at least.
I will hear none of this
carping about paid election staff members, either, which has been going on for
some time. Dr. Paul chose them. Dr. Paul chose to keep them in
place. Dr. Paul would be the first to accept full responsibility for their
Make no mistake: We still love you, Dr. Paul - and we always
will. You didn’t break our heart by failing to give it your all, but now
there is another crack in it. That is nothing, compared to what so many
others before you have done, however. We’ll get over it. We always
You really should have committed 100% to your own “R3volution,” Dr. Paul,
because we believed enough for you, too. Together, we could have moved
mountains. Together, we could have changed America .
Long Live the
But, we still can change America
and change her we will. And you still will be the grand old man of the New
Revolution, Dr. Paul. You were there at the beginning, after all.
The times picked you for us, as they always have picked their own agents of
change. But you no longer are setting this beast’s agenda. It has
taken on a shape and a mind of its own now. It will pick up speed and
choose new leaders as it mows down everything in its path. The times make
the men, after all is said and done, not the other way around.
disallow Ron Paul a level playing field. Let this play out and let them
screw him every which way they can, with vote fraud, phony polling, stacked
“debate” questions, debate exclusion, debate marginalization, false media, no
media, ridicule by other candidates and questioners, recount trace kickover,
etc. That merely will serve to open the eyes of those who have chosen to
support him and, thereby, greatly increase our number.
Based upon reports I
have received from those attending big-city rallies, rallies that the controlled
media does not report, things are moving a bit faster, even, than I long have
anticipated. I always thought and said that it will take obvious and
widespread economic carnage and pain - plus our government actually shooting us
down in the streets - before Americans get up off the couch and demand real
Already, though, the demand for real change can be heard
bouncing off the canyon walls in New York City and Chicago and wherever a
critical mass of these too-young Ron Paul “meet-up” supporters assemble:
Neocons out! Change now! Listen carefully. Can you hear it
building in the distance? I can!
New America . An idea whose time has
My name is Edgar J. Steele. Thanks for listening. Please
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