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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oh, We Remember All Right!

Thomas Lindaman writes:

Remember when Democrats wanted every vote to count? I do.

* It was back in 2000 in Florida when Al Gore wanted to win the Presidency.
* It was back in 2004 in Ohio when people complained of long lines.
* It was back in 2008 in Minnesota when there were questions about whether Al Franken won a Senate seat

Now, in 2012, Democrats are bound and determined not to let every vote count. Why? Because one of their recent banes, Rep. Allen West, is the one behind in the vote count. Even when there were reports of votes being counted twice and others not being counted at all, Democrats had no problem claiming victory and saying West had lost. (To be fair, Republicans said the same thing in 2008 with Al Franken, so there are no white hats in either major party on this.)

Oh, and did I mention the Democrats complained about Republicans attempting to suppress the vote this year? Yeah. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you’re more than a little hypocritical here. And when I say”more than a little,” I mean “very two-faced.” And when I say “very two-faced,” I mean “more faces than Lon Chaney Sr..”

Until there is an accurate vote count out of West’s district, Democrats should hold off on the “get over it” talk. Otherwise, you might wind up with some egg on your face. And, yes, the yolk will be on  you.

Well, they recounted, and West lost by more. HAHAHAHAHA!

Just how bad do you have to suck to lose an election as a Republican in Florida? His district is GOP plus four. Every method possible was used to restrict voting of Democratic groups. And yet there was somehow a Democratic surge of control in that district only that allowed 140 percent of the electorate to turn out.  So, Republicans... How's that voter suppression thing you invented working out for you now?  BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Screwing up the election process in that state has finally come back to bite the GOP in the ass.

Your idea of a recount is not how it works. Recounts are done in close elections, where they stand a statistical chance of actually swinging the result. This is not that close of an election. REMEMBER?  It's not even the closest House election this cycle, or the second closest. It's just the only election where the loser threw a gigantic whiny fit and hired a bunch of lawyers.

Throwing a fit and hiring a bunch of lawyers does not entitle one to a recount. Being within .5% does. And West is not within .5%, so that's that.

Hey Right-Wing dumbasses, you're forgetting a crucial point here:  West only wanted the early votes recounted. REMEMBER?

That's when he lost any high ground. There is only one recount: a complete one. Otherwise some votes are getting more scrutiny than others, which is a violation of Equal Protection. Either you count all district-wide votes, or none. "Partial" recounts are an inherent violation of the very idea of universal suffrage.

It's funny to see the righties complain about Florida's uncertain elections when the conservatives have been in total control in Florida for quite a while. They sure didn't mind Florida's uncertain elections when they were winning.

The Supreme Court ruled on this back in 2000 - when it's over, it's over.  REMEMBER?

I look forward to the Florida Supreme Court berating election officials for "hypertechnical reliance upon statutory provisions" in following dates prescribed by law, just as they did in the Bush recounts.

It would've been hilarious if West managed to get the issue in front of them again. Watching Scalia trying to find a way to flip-flop on his own ruling would've been delicious.  You know he would do it. He shredded his own concurring opinion in Gonzales v. Raich just to try and screw over Obama.  REMEMBER THAT?

Remember THIS?

1. Tom Pyle, policy analyst, office of House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.).
2. Garry Malphrus, majority chief counsel and staff director, House Judiciary subcommittee on criminal justice.
3. Rory Cooper, political division staff member at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
4. Kevin Smith, former House Republican conference analyst and more recently of Voter.com.
5. Steven Brophy, former aide to Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn.), now working at the consulting firm KPMG.
6. Matt Schlapp, former chief of staff for Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), now on the Bush campaign staff in Austin.
7. Roger Morse, aide to Rep. Van Hilleary (R-Tenn.).
8. Duane Gibson, aide to Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska) of the House Resources Committee.
9. Chuck Royal, legislative assistant to Rep. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
10. Layna McConkey, former legislative assistant to former Rep. Jim Ross Lightfoot (R-Iowa) now at Steelman Health Strategies.

I thought recounts were covered in 2000. I don't believe the Supreme Court excluded Republicans from their ruling.  REMEMBER?

As for West himself: Good liberals generally don't commit war crimes that require them to resign their commission. They tend to be more like John Kerry, who won a Bronze Star and has three purple hearts.  You know, the guy that you gutless chickenhawks were wearing purple-heart band-aids for, like the spineless little cowards that you are.

West, on the other hand, is a repulsive, lying war criminal.  So naturally, he's just what the Teabaggers wanted. 

The tea in that bag is getting weaker and weaker. lol