A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
OK. I’m gonna drop some knowledge on the Wisconsin recall right now. It’s 10:04 p.m. in Wisconsin.
For the record, as of now (10:05 p.m.), 2468 precients out of the 3424 have reported. Walker’s lead has dropped to 13 percent.
The last vote cast at Milwaukee? 9:30 p.m.
For those of you who think that the show’s over — thanks to the national news reports— it’s not yet.
YOU CAN’T FUCKING PROJECT A WINNER WHEN PEOPLE ARE STANDING IN LINE TO VOTE ASSHOLES.
ALSO: TELLING VOTERS IN LINE THAT YOU’VE DECLARED A WINNER IS CALLED A FUCKING FELONY ACCORDING TO KEVIN KENNEDY, THE HEAD OF THE ELECTION COMMISSION.
IT’S NOT OVER YET MOTHERFUCKERS. STOP FUCKING WITH THE PROCESS.
Jeebus. This is why I get so angry at mainstream media. In their desire to call it early and get the scoop, they’ve fucked up the democratic process, stumbled over everything and mucked it up even more.
Now we have a bunch of people crying in their beer for possibly no reason yet.
Do people not remember 2000? And how everything flip-flopped like mad? Watching Dan Rather come up with insane metaphors for everything as the projections changed all over the place?
Frankly, I (a flaming liberal mind you), saw the writing on the wall in March, for lo, I have no faith and am filled with cynicism when it comes to politics. I’m just mad that the media (WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO OBSERVE AND REPORT), leaped into the part of the story because of their terrible reporting job.
If anything, this is just a sign of the stupidity of the 24/7 news cycle. In the desire to get the scoop and fill the ENDLESS HOURS OF TIME WITH SOMETHING, they’ve fucked with the election process. You can’t call it early in a heavy turnout like this. You can’t call it while people are in line.
AND YOU CAN’T INTERVIEW PEOPLE IN LINE TO VOTE AND TELL THEM YOUR PROJECTIONS.
ETA: And as of 10:15, Barrett conceded. *shrug* Such is life. Wisconsin will continue to endure. We’ll keep on keeping on.