The ONLY reason you would oppose a recount

Any time anybody gives me a marching order, without any reasons why, my first instinct is to ask “why?”

When that person responds “Because I said so,” it tends to rub me the wrong way to say the least.

That approach doesn’t even work with my five year old, and it sure as heck doesn’t work with anybody but authority-lovers like Fundie Christians.

Yet that’s what we’re supposed to swallow from the likes of Kos and his little bully “enforcer” DHinMI over at Dailykos.

“Oppose a recount in New Hampshire BECAUSEE WE SAID SO” is what they’re saying over there.  Do they really think that’s gonna work?

And the reason it’s really suspect:  Why would you oppose something that would ultimately PROVE THAT YOU ARE RIGHT?

I mean, if I were in Kos’ shoes, or in the shoes of any of those other goose-steppers who ridicule anyone who thinks a recount is a good idea, I would say the following:

“Go ahead!  Do a recount!  It will only prove that I’m right!”

Yet that’s not what they’re saying.  They seem to be TERRIFIED of what a recount may show.  Why?  The only reason I can think of is it might prove that they are wrong.

There aren’t any good reasons whatsoever to oppose a recount.

Here’s another reason to want one:

The very fact that the subject has come up means that people have no faith right now in our voting system.  A recount would help calm people down, and make us far more comfortable in the process.

This would only increase voter turnout among those who currently suspect the system is rigged, most of whom are Left-wing!  Most of the people I know who don’t vote do so because they figure the system is rigged and “if voting could change anything, it would be illegal”.   If you could prove to these people that voting is real, and it works, they would probably get out and actually vote.

Proving the numbers in New Hampshire were accurate would also put a great deal of this speculation to rest.

So rather than having to say “DO IT BECAUSE I TOLD YOU SO”, you could simply point to the results of the recount and say “look at this, please.”

And that might actually work.  Because we’re not dealing with trained dogs here, or five year old fundie evangelists, we’re dealing with intelligent people known as DEMOCRATS.

People with brains aren’t really interested in faith-based anything, especially faith-based black-box voting systems.

So do the damn recount already and lets move on with our lives.

Sheeeesh ….

Feel free to steal this diary.  Post it anywhere you want.  Cut and paste it.  Whatever.  I really hate to see rampant stupidity, especially on what is supposed to be “our side”.

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    • Nordic on January 12, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Can Kos ban me from this site …?

    (shudder shudder)

    • Robyn on January 12, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    …is not…I repeat, NOT…about bashing Daily Kos.  If you have problems with there, resolve them over there.

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