Skip to comments.The Left Promotes Assertions That Turn Out to Be False
Posted on 06/11/2006 6:47:01 PM PDT by kellynla
Writing in Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. assures us that the 2004 presidential election was stolen. This popular conspiracy theory has attracted many Democrats, from the clearly unbalanced to John Kerry himself. (Professor and activist Mark Crispin Miller of NYU says Kerry told him he believes the election was stolen.)
Kennedy thinks it's fishy that the recorded vote didn't match the exit polls in four battleground states where Kerry was supposedly ahead. He also thinks the Republicans discouraged voters by creating long lines at voting stations in heavily Democratic areas. But bitter surmise isn't proof. And according to a long and detailed analysis on Salon.com -- no hotbed of Republican thought -- the evidence Kennedy cites isn't new, and his argument is filled with distortions and the deliberate omission of key data.
Why would Kennedy damage his credibility this way? This may not be breaking news, but if an assertion reflects a widely shared emotion, it can make great headway in this culture without any need to prove its truth. We have been through this many times. The 2000 election was allegedly stolen, though no credible investigation backed up the claim, not even the one by the Civil Rights Commission, which was then firmly in Democratic hands
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I fail to see the difference between the two.
Isn't this the same Kennedy who's also worked up about global warming?
A book should be written on distorted headlines.
Who's John Kerry????
That's not a very wide range on the spectrum.
Easy, BDS= Bush Derangement Syndrome
Vietnam hero I think. At least that's what some say. Larger than life type of guy they say.
Some guy that allegedly served in Viet Nam ... I'm not sure 'served' is the correct word ... the details escape me ... relatively un-important.
Interestingly, this assertion was make at the kookie Kos convention this weekend by George Lakoff(rhymes with...). He had a short while before discussed his "framing" approach and added that one must engage one's opponents with respect and kindness. Then he said that Republican positions were resulting in the deaths of babies and told this big fat lie. I understand he is a tenured professor at Berkeley.
Fact. The son of a Democrat politician slashed the tires of dozens of rented vans outside of GOP offices on election day.
There were dirty tricks in the 2004 election cycle. The media is an accomplice. From reporting Zogby's biased poll sample as "fact" to the unquestioned week long exposure of the forged National Guard memos.
Rats lie cheat and steal. Elections are an "unfortunate formality". Their god complex and dreams of designing a socialist Utopia make it "excusable" in their eyes.
Their latest is the one about taking over The House in November.
This should come as no surprise. The far left and their liberal stooges in the media approach subjects like this based on their "feelings", their "perceptions", their "suspicions", etc., ad nauseum.
Conservatives, and most reasonable people deal in facts. Facts which can be backed up. That doesn't mean that conservatives can't deal in hypothetical situations, but when it comes to whether or not an election was "stolen", there is FAR more evidence that Democrats made a serious attempt to steal the 2000 election in Florida, something that RFK Jr. would probably conclude was "not likely".
As for John F'in Moonbat, the best thing he can do for America is to inflict upon himself the sorts of imaginary war crimes that he accused his fellow servicemen of when he committed perjury before the U.S. Senate back when he was just a nice young Communist fresh back from Vietnam with his three Purple Hearts for serious scratches, and the rest of that noise.
...and thimerisol in vacinations causes autism lawsuits... He's a real ambulance chaser, imho.
Well Kerry did a lot (of lying) to help Vietnam win the war.
Conversely, I find it fishy that the exit polls were so skewed toward Kerry when compared to the real result.
Yes,it is.And rumor has it that he's also called for Rumsfeld's resignation,that he wants "justice" for *all* of America's "immigrants",that he demands an end to the torture of islamic freedom fighters throughout the world and that he supports alternative energy sources,unless they're located in Nantucket Sound.
A kept poodle.
According to James Taranto, he served in Vietnam.
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