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Mission accomplished

Americans have spoken; it’s time for a change of course.

The people took back the country Tuesday. We turned our backs on the dark side, and forced Republicans out of power. Voters nationwide chose to kick out the right wing rubber-stampers, while no incumbent Democrats lost. This election was a referendum on the Iraq war, the questionable ethics in the formerly Republican-run Congress, and ultimately President Bush.

Right up to the end of the campaign, they tried to change the subject. They implied that Democrats are soft on “terror.” The Democrats would raise your taxes, they said. They were so desperate that they attacked John Kerry, who wasn’t even running, for botching a joke. They think Americans are stupid, but we got it; study hard or you’ll end up like our “C”-average president, and get us stuck in Iraq. In the end, the joke was on them. Bush and his “brain,” Karl Rove, lost big.

Did he think he’d win over voters by vowing to keep Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney through the end of his presidency? Oh rapture! The end is coming, Mr. Bush. Say goodbye to the rubber-stamping, and say hello to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the age of accountability. Bushy, you have some ‘splaining to do.

Donna Cobb

Grass Valley

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