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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Debunking Destiny

I mentioned yesterday in "Drat's Foiled Again" that the left would be fun to read over the whole issue for the next few days.

So, today, being a good guy and checking where my readers came from, one was from Courting Destiny, who's got "My Heart's Broken" posted, and has evidently been drinking the kool-aid, if you know what I mean.

So, while she's totally upset, because in her words, "Rove personifies everything evil and sick about The Regime to me". She gives no examples of his evil, only whines that Bush has been in office for five years.

But what got me was this paragraph:

"The Supreme Court handed Bush the election in 2000. It’s time that we remembered that.was cheated out of office. Have always liked and
respected him. He’s the best hope for winning in 2008. If we have honest
elections, and I have no idea if we do anymore."

So I thought I'd remind her of the headline from CNN on April 4th, 2001.

This was a recount done by the Miami Hearld and USA Today. Both had editorialized that Gore probably won before they did the recount. So the idea that a couple of "right wing rags" came up with the count doesn't hold.

I don't want to be an ass, or anything, but hey, that's my style. Besides, since she brought up Gore's supposed victory, maybe she should read the article, where she'd find this little tidbit....

Their count showed that Bush's razor-thin margin of 537 votes -- certified in December by the Florida Secretary of State's office -- would have tripled to 1,665 votes if counted according to standards advocated by his Democratic rival, former Vice President Al Gore. (emphasis mine)
So, in other words, if Al had gotten exactly what he asked the courts for, he'd have lost by 3 times as many votes. So how exactly was Gore robbed?

As a reminder of the subject of Bush v. Gore, maybe she should read the opinions of the 5-4 ruling. Bush's case was that by only counting undervotes in certain counties, the Gore idea would mean that the undercounts in the rest of the state were meaningless, and disenfranchise those voters.

Two of the dissents mentioned that the Gore method of recounting would disenfrancise voters in the other counties who's undercounted votes wouldn't get a second look, which was the only question before them. However, they voted against the ruling because they wanted more time for a full recount (which wasn't a question before the court).

Now, truthfully, I love her idea that Gore is the Democrats best chance to win in 2008. Please Al, run again. Maybe she hasn't been watching what Al's been doing the last year or so, but his basic job description seems to be to paint himself as an extreme environmentalist and America basher.

So, by all means run. There's so much tape about him talking down about his own country that he'd be sliced, diced, and sauted in an election.

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Blogger shoprat said...

It is really too bad when someone's whole life and world depends on who is in the White House. I feel sorry for her, no because Bush is president, but because she has painted herself into a spiritual corner and will not let herself out.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

"I don't want to be an ass, or anything, but hey, that's my style."
LOL--I so loved that line!!! I still remember when Alan Colmes was whining when Coulter pointed to some extreme things that Gore had said. Colmes said, "Why do you pick the fringe people from our party to use as an example?"
Ann just laughed and said you should've told us he was a fringe person before you had him run for president.

I would looooooooove to see Gore run. Seeing him and Hillary duke it out would be wonderful entertainment!!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Great post CP! I'm all tingly this morning. I was grinning thru the whole thing.

I love the fringe-people thing Dee. I'd love to see Al run, and if you think about it, since he's the only one who realizes how bad this global warming thing is, he should be president so he can do something about it. ;)

5:02 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Shoprat, I agree it is sad how some folks can't get over it.

LMC Glad you got your giggles today.

Pony, When he was VP he couldn't convince Bill to present Kyoto to the Senate, why would it be different now :)

6:14 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Ugh, I can't stand the Gore-whining. GET OVER IT!!! Sheesh. I hope he doesn't run, obviously. I'd like the chance to vote for a DECENT Democrat. (Hey, I heard that snickering!)

9:26 AM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Al Gore and his people just can't get over it. Sheesh. They lost! I'm sick of hearing them stick out their lip and say cheater! It's just plain silly.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Paula, you can always write in Lieberman like I did in 2004.

You and Rebekah are both right, the whining has to quit. Maybe if they'd concentrate on the future a little bit they might have a chance.

4:18 PM  
Blogger ablur said...

The Democrats got no plan. They only have the past to cling to and it is a wee bit slanted at best. They have no solutions and no ideas. They do have alot of anger though.
Al Gore running for president would be every republicans dream.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Al Gore running for president is certainly my dream! He hasn't got as much of a chance of winning as I do. Heh!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Gore gored himself by shunning Clinton. Next, please!!!!!

7:11 AM  

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