Paul Lehto makes an excellent point, re: how the GOP will do this fall.

—– Original Message —–
From: Paul Lehto

In a fully rigged system, like a casino, the people gotta win SOMETIMES or they lose all faith in the system and stop playing. Therefore in a rigged system it appears the Dems would pick up a few seats in Congress when they should get 15-20, and the Dems would win control of the House only when they should have gotten both houses back….

We need to be very careful about what the proper expectations are set at because we will likely lose a lot of people after November if we make minor gains, and those people conclude that this is “evidence” that the machines ‘aren’t rigged.” I wrote something very short on this called the “parable of the casino” to explain that, so everyone knows what a rigged system looks like, and it does NOT mean that democrats lose 100% of the time!

Post comment

Forbidden Bookshelf

Forbidden Bookshelf

“While We Were Sleeping”

While We Were Sleeping is an urgent call to save Greenwich Village from New York University's uncontrolled expansion.

Click here to donate to NYUFASP and receive a copy of "While We Were Sleeping: NYU and the Destruction of New York" (minimum donation to receive a book is $10 plus $8 shipping).

Orwell Rolls In His Grave, featuring MCM – Buy the DVD

About News From Underground

News From Underground is a daily e-news service run by Mark Crispin Miller, a Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. It is based on his belief that academics, like reporters, have a civic obligation to help keep the people well-informed, so that American democracy might finally work.

If you'd like to receive updates delivered to your inbox daily, sign up for News From Underground Alerts:

Help News From Underground!

Message from Mark: "I am a one-man operation, although assisted greatly by some volunteers, and, now and then, by people paid by others for one-time projects. There is no shortage of skilled, dedicated folks out there who want to help me. There is, however, nothing I can pay them with, unless you decide you can contribute something."

Please donate via the PayPal button above or via PayPal by email to:

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Popular Posts


Need a bigger font size?

Sponsored Links

  • Your link could be here too, contact us for pricing details.