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Reliving the Florida recount (TV movie produced by Democrats)
Politico ^ | December 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Ressner

Posted on 12/26/2007 10:00:48 AM PST by avacado

Reliving the Florida recount

One of the most highly anticipated political telefilms being released next year is “Recount,” a fast-paced depiction of the behind-the-scenes drama that took place in Florida during the disputed 2000 Gore-Bush election.

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Earlier this year, the possibility was raised that this “Recount” might be swayed and history rewritten because writer Strong and executive producers Paula Weinstein and Sydney Pollack, as well as HBO Films President Colin Callender, are all Democratic supporters.

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“There have been many incarnations of the script,” the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film.

Still, HBO expects many of the real-life figures featured in the film will help promote the project once they see a final cut.

“We’re veterans in doing these projects,” said the HBO rep. “We’ve done our homework.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2000; 2000election; 2000recounts; algore; algoreisaloser; algoreisnotmyprez; bush; crybabies; democratparty; elections; fakebutaccurate; fl; florida; gore; hbo; howtostealanelection; moviereview; recount; recounts; revisionisthistory; sedition; soreloserman; stalinisttactics
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Gore tried to steal the 2000 election... that's all that needs to be reported.
1 posted on 12/26/2007 10:00:49 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado
Gore tried to steal the 2000 election... that's all that needs to be reported.

Actually, it's a three-sentence story:

1. Gore tried to steal the 2000 election.

2. The Florida Supreme Court tried to help him steal it.

3. The US Supreme Court said "NO!".

2 posted on 12/26/2007 10:04:25 AM PST by Bob
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To: avacado

Don’t mean to spoil the movie but all the ‘rats die in the end.


3 posted on 12/26/2007 10:05:27 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: avacado
Dems and their narcissism lunacy about 2000 elections. Gore tried to steal the election. End of telefilm.

My problem with the 2000 elections is that the courts should have let the political process run as stated in the Constitution. Bush would have won, he had the electors. Unfortunately, the FL courts are so corrupt and biased to Dems, they made unconstitutional decisions, so there was little choice but for the Supreme Court to step in. Our court system is broken.

4 posted on 12/26/2007 10:06:17 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: avacado
Gore tried to steal the 2000 election... that's all that needs to be reported.

Before that moment, Algore campaign staff were outraged because the massive fraud hadn't worked.
5 posted on 12/26/2007 10:06:30 AM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas?)
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To: Bob

Well put!


6 posted on 12/26/2007 10:06:53 AM PST by avacado
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To: Thrownatbirth

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!


7 posted on 12/26/2007 10:07:15 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

Could we please start a pool of our own money to finance movies that tell our point of view?


8 posted on 12/26/2007 10:07:52 AM PST by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: avacado

I can’t see the average TV viewer having any interest whatsoever in watching a movie based on this...


9 posted on 12/26/2007 10:08:46 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: avacado

A new bad-film category will be created for this kind of left-wing propaganda: the “TURKEY BOMB”.


10 posted on 12/26/2007 10:09:32 AM PST by rfp1234 (Mundus vult decipi: the world wants to be deceived. ---James Branch Cabell)
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To: avacado
The media tired to suppress the Conservative vote by calling Florida for Gore before the western(and more Conservative)polls closed.

Gore lost.

The media and Dems stirred up a bunch of old folks.

Recount. Gore Lost. Recount. Gore Lost. Insert Dem corruption to steal the election. Supreme Court stops the mess.

Bush wins.

11 posted on 12/26/2007 10:09:50 AM PST by Vision (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: MaestroLC

keep in mind the fl bar president is activly working and promoting the “defense” of the Gitmo Terrorists. Activly working against US intersts.


12 posted on 12/26/2007 10:10:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Bob
2. The Florida Supreme Court tried to help him steal it.

That's what shocked me the most. WTH was up with that?
13 posted on 12/26/2007 10:11:06 AM PST by Vision (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
"I can’t see the average TV viewer having any interest whatsoever in watching a movie based on this..."

Any Democrat voters watchng it won't be able to figure out what is going on and us Republicans will just get pissed watching it because we know Gore tried to steal the election.

14 posted on 12/26/2007 10:11:12 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado
Gore tried to steal the 2000 election... that's all that needs to be reported

Mr. Global Warmed over conceeded the election, then tried to conceed his concession. He got the Florida Supreme Court to overturn the Florida Constitution on the matter, driving it all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. If the U.S. Supreme Court had not put an end to Albert Bore's shenanigans all state constitions would have become malieable throughout any election, throwing the process into chaos.

15 posted on 12/26/2007 10:13:06 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Bob

The title should not be RECOUNT, but RECOUNTS as the Democrats continued to redefine the standard by which votes would be tallied (or rejected) until they had enough votes to “win” (they never did reach that tally).


16 posted on 12/26/2007 10:13:16 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: avacado
Of course they’re going to show us the part where the Gorons went out of their way to try and disallow military overseas absentee ballots through technicalities those servicemen had no control over. Probably in one second of the movie, like a flash card but my guess the movie makers will avoid the subject like the plague.

HBO = Hate Bush Often.

17 posted on 12/26/2007 10:13:41 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: avacado

Let me guess. This will be televised just before the 2008 election.


18 posted on 12/26/2007 10:14:12 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: BerryDingle

Will they show how dimpled chads are created when a stack of ballots are all hit with a single pin at the same time?


19 posted on 12/26/2007 10:14:55 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: avacado
Wondering how many times they'll air it between release and the 2008 elections?
Or, if they'll just hold it until about October 27?

But I'm sure that would be entirely coincidental.

20 posted on 12/26/2007 10:14:57 AM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

HBO is owned by Time-Lies-Warner-Turner.


21 posted on 12/26/2007 10:15:28 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Vision
That's what shocked me the most. WTH was up with that?

While I don't know for sure, I'd suspect that the bulk of the Fla. Supreme Court consists of dimocrat-appointed partisans who don't give a damn about the law when it adversely affects their party. (That may sound a bit harsh, but it certainly is how they acted.)

22 posted on 12/26/2007 10:15:35 AM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

just remember the hard facts.....the dems presented 7 angels to get those ballots in the court basement........all 7 points used by zit faced Boise were not lawful points and Judge Sauls ( a dem) told them so.

the supreme court refered to the points of law judged by Sauls and lawful and accurate soooooooooooo case closed on the mind and law of a Florida democrate judge........so many forget these important facts


23 posted on 12/26/2007 10:17:11 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Vision

The 2000 overseas ballots still have never been counted, and the results of self-funded media recounts have never been reported. I’ve also always wondered why Senate/Congressional hearings were never conducted over this “criminal activity by Bush” /sarc.


24 posted on 12/26/2007 10:17:50 AM PST by BerryDingle (With friends like the media, who needs enemas?)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

All HBO cable subscribers will have to pay for it whether they watch it or not. The only way to cost HBO money over this hackwork is to drop their channels.


25 posted on 12/26/2007 10:17:53 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: BerryDingle
the results of self-funded media recounts have never been reported.
And the reason why is that all the outcomes are the same - Bush wins.
26 posted on 12/26/2007 10:23:35 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: avacado
Will they cover the attempt to hold an illegal secret meeting by a county board of elections (I forget which county) with Republicans outside the door pounding and chanting "Let us in, let us in"? No, I didn't think so.
27 posted on 12/26/2007 10:23:48 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: avacado
Still, HBO expects many of the real-life figures featured in the film will help promote the project once they see a final cut.

Gorons, Clintonites and assorted other dead-enders.

Keep in mind that it was Gore that first ran to the courts.

28 posted on 12/26/2007 10:25:01 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: weegee

Especially a pad of ballots accidentally punched for Buchanan instead of Gore. Too funny.


29 posted on 12/26/2007 10:28:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MaestroLC
Our court system is broken.

Yes. I wonder if they will show the part where SCOTUS unanimously vacates the rulings of SCOFLA.

30 posted on 12/26/2007 10:29:51 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: avacado

You may notice that one book that the producers did NOT consult was, “At Any Cost” by Bill Sammon of the Washington Times. It was a great expose of what Gore was doing to try to steal the election. This is going to be more revisionist history and unfortunately too many people believe what they see on TV or in the movies as being factual.


31 posted on 12/26/2007 10:31:04 AM PST by DeweyCA
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To: avacado
“There have been many incarnations of the script,” the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film.

Literary license? Several script incarnations? So I guess this will be a typical Democratic Party production, one dedicated to their emotions irregardless of the truth.

32 posted on 12/26/2007 10:32:29 AM PST by mort56
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To: avacado

Re-write of history along with Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay “Charlie Wilson’s War” giving credit for defeating the Soviet Union in Afghanistan not to RR but some ‘rat congressman.


33 posted on 12/26/2007 10:33:24 AM PST by AU72
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To: avacado

The real story the movie won’t touch.

http://righteverytime.blogspot.com/


34 posted on 12/26/2007 10:35:25 AM PST by Tall_Texan (No Third Term For Bill Clinton!)
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To: DeweyCA

One tipoff will be showing blacks turned away at polling stations but not the ‘rat lawyers high-five’ing every military ballot they disqualified.


35 posted on 12/26/2007 10:35:57 AM PST by AU72
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To: MaestroLC
Dems and their narcissism lunacy about 2000 elections.

This just goes to show that the Rats really are sore losers.

36 posted on 12/26/2007 10:36:04 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.)
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To: DeweyCA

Infotainment.


37 posted on 12/26/2007 10:39:35 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: AppyPappy

Wonder if the “Recount” era of 2000 (after election day) will cover the criminal Democrat posession of a ballot machine that they toured out to the crowds?


38 posted on 12/26/2007 10:41:02 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: metesky

Gore’s team was calling voters before the tally was finished on election day.


39 posted on 12/26/2007 10:41:44 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: avacado

do we have to relive the Florida count? Pulleease.

Someone’s beating the dead horse.


40 posted on 12/26/2007 10:43:22 AM PST by hoe_cake
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To: what_not2007
"do we have to relive the Florida count? Pulleease. Someone’s beating the dead horse."


41 posted on 12/26/2007 10:45:10 AM PST by avacado
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To: mort56
If any script accurately told the story it would show the Democrats as a bunch of opportunistic Clymer cry babies who cared nothing about the law, fairness, or the military. HBO could never show such a movie.
42 posted on 12/26/2007 10:45:18 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: sgtyork
Could we please start a pool of our own money to finance movies that tell our point of view?

You mean to tell the truth, right?

43 posted on 12/26/2007 10:46:28 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: avacado

I’m sure it’ll harp on the fact that the SCOTUS decision was only 5-4 and ignore the fact that the decision was 7-2 on whether recounts as being done violated both constitutions. It was only 5-4 on the question of whether there was enough time to fix the system, which there wasn’t.


44 posted on 12/26/2007 10:46:38 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: BerryDingle
Gore tried to steal the 2000 election... that's all that needs to be reported.

Remember the Algore quote when he had W on the phone after the election? "You don't need to be snippy about it!" - classic!

45 posted on 12/26/2007 10:50:36 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: avacado

“We’re veterans in doing these projects,” said the HBO rep. “We’ve done our homework.”

Veterans my you know what. Did their homework. Yeah right down to with their blinders securely on.

This is a phony baloney distraction; just to make us mad and distract.

We all know that Al Gore lost the election.


46 posted on 12/26/2007 10:53:35 AM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Vision
2. The Florida Supreme Court tried to help him steal it.

That's what shocked me the most. WTH was up with that?

The Florida Supreme Court was largely composed of Democrat appointees.

And, when it came to crunch, they let their partisan instincts show.

Recall that SCOTUS' first action in the matter was to send the issue back to the Florida court, asking them to reconsider their actions in the light of certain Constitutional principles. It was a chance for the Florida court to recognize their errors and reverse their original pro-Gore decision.

Nonetheless, in a majority decision, the Florida court rejected SCOTUS' action and refused to alter their earlier action. In a dissenting opinion, even the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court decried the rank partisan motives of the court's majority.

It was then, and only then, that SCOTUS shot them down -- in a 7-2 decision, it might be added. Not the narrow 5-4 decision on a subsidiary issue that the press is fond of citing.

47 posted on 12/26/2007 10:53:35 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: advertising guy
the dems presented 7 angels to get those ballots in the court basement........


48 posted on 12/26/2007 10:55:39 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Of course they’re going to show us the part where the Gorons went out of their way to try and disallow military overseas absentee ballots through technicalities those servicemen had no control over.

And I would expect them to report on the numerous reserve units that were called-up and deployed on short notice -- mere days before the election, but after the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot had passed.

It is frankly evident that the Democrats recognized the critical role of Florida well in advance and took every opportunity to alter the electoral landscape in their favor.

49 posted on 12/26/2007 10:57:15 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: BerryDingle
...and the results of self-funded media recounts have never been reported.

As a matter of fact, they were.

On page C-17.

Guess what? Bush won. Every one of them.

50 posted on 12/26/2007 11:00:57 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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