Diebold Went Down to Georgia

By David Swanson

The 60 vote filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in the Senate looks like it will come down to a run-off Senate race in Georgia, barring the appointment of some Republican senators to plum jobs in Obamaland or finally giving DC voting representation. If the Democrats do not get that super majority, they will have an excuse for ignoring the public will — and you can bet your golden fiddle they’ll use it.

The Georgia senate seat is of course a seat that was stolen last time around. Here’s a video of the Diebold programmer who stole it confessing. In anticipation of the latest corrupt contest’s final stage, a contest in which thousands have already been disenfranchised, I offer this with apologies to Charlie Daniels and his entire band:

Diebold went down to Georgia, he was looking for some votes to steal.

He was in a bind ‘cos he was way behind: he was willin’ to make a deal.

When he came across this young man campaigning and playing it hot.

And Diebold jumped up on a hickory stump and said: “Boy let me tell you what:

“I bet you didn’t know it, but I’m an election fixer too.

“And if you’d care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.

“Now you make a pretty good stump speech, boy, but give Diebold his due:

“I bet a seat in the senate against your soul, ‘cos I think I’m better than you.”

The boy said: “My name’s Jimmy and it might be a sin,

“But I’ll take your bet, your gonna regret, ‘cos I’m the best that’s ever been.”

Jimmy you register all those voters and stand them in those lines.

‘Cos hells broke loose in Georgia and Diebold calls the time.

And if you win you get the 60th senate seat of gold.

But if you lose, Diebold gets your soul.

Now Diebold opened up his case and he said: “I’ll start this show.”

And fire flew from his memory chips as he made that boy eat crow.
And he pulled a card from a machine and it made an evil hiss.

Then a band of lobbyists joined in and it sounded something like this….

When Diebold finished, Jimmy said: “Well you’re pretty good ol’ son.

“But if you’ll sit down in that chair, right there, and let me show you how its done.”

Get out the vote now, run boys, run.

Diebold’s in the house of the risin’ sun.

If I don’t win I won’t complain.

‘Cause I’ll be famous just the same.

Diebold should have bowed his head since we knew that he’d been beat.

He should have given Jimmy that 60th senate seat.

Jimmy said: “Diebold you’ve won the count, but I’d like to try again.

“I’m a masochist, you son of a bitch, the worst that’s ever been.”

And he played get out the votes now, run boys, run.

Ain’t no point it’s just for fun.

If I don’t win I won’t complain.

I got plenty of nerve but I got no shame.

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