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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.


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.


“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.”

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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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To: gitmo

you bet they do not.........

61 posted on 12/26/2007 11:19:19 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills namedo us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: avacado

Paula Weinstein (middle)

62 posted on 12/26/2007 11:23:05 AM PST by kcvl
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To: avacado

Weinstein, Paula
Burbank , CA 91522
Spring Creek Productions/Film Produ
primary 11/02/06

Senate - NY
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general 10/28/

63 posted on 12/26/2007 11:24:41 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

That picture says it all... the producer + Hanoi Jane.

64 posted on 12/26/2007 11:25:01 AM PST by avacado
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To: MaestroLC
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.
Actually, the Secretary of State of Florida certified the election of the Bush electors, the Bush slate of electors gathered in the state capitol on the appointed day and cast their ballots and the Secretary of State of Florida sent the results to Washington while the issue was still in Florida courts. So it actually didn't require court intervention at all - if the Secretary of State stonewalled the SCFLaws then the election of the Bush-Cheney ticket was an accomplished fact.

The reality is that it was the election law of the State of Florida which was broken; it had conflicting requirements to come to a conclusion on a date certain, on one hand, and to "count every vote" on the other hand. The conclusion by a date certain requirement was in place to prevent exactly what Mayor Richard Daley's son came to FL from Chicago to implement - an endless recount with no closure accepted other than the victory, by whatever means, for the Democratic candidate.

Then-president (ugh!) Bill Clinton inadvertently told the truth by complaining that SCOTUS "stopped the voting" in Florida. He intended to say, "stopped the counting" - but counting was only a means to the end of declaring Gore the winner. And declare Gore the winner was exactly what Mr. Daley did when he got off the plane from Chicago the morning after election day. That was highly offensive because he had no authority to know any more about the vote totals in Florida than I did. It was the sum of a bunch of secret ballots, and only the officials in Florida had any way of knowing the results - and the official result was not what Mr. Daley wanted.

65 posted on 12/26/2007 11:25:25 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: Thrownatbirth
Don’t mean to spoil the movie but all the ‘rats die in the end...

I'm a sucker for happy endings...sniff...

66 posted on 12/26/2007 11:29:59 AM PST by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: avacado

noticed a bit of a documentary about Ralph Nader on PBS.
He was being portrayed as the skunk at the party because
many on the left feel votes for him prevented Gore from
winning states like Florida. (One person interviewed,
though, said that Gore deserved to lose because the chump
didn’t even win his home state, and the Dems also didn’t
win Bubba’s home state that time ‘round!)

It was fun to see the libs all moaning about how Ralph
had ruined their chances for success. It also showed how
the likes of Michael Moore supported Nader in ‘00(he would
later support Dean, then Wesley Clark, in ‘04) but by
‘04, Moore was so against the idea of Nader running that he
and Jon Stewart (IIRC) got on their knees during a TV
performance to beg Nader NOT to run!

And here we will also get to see libs complaining,
this time about the “stolen election”. Schadenfreude!

67 posted on 12/26/2007 11:31:49 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
"It was fun to see the libs all moaning...",/i>

Moaning libs are always fun to see. That means we did something right. This new TV movie is just another cry fest for them.

68 posted on 12/26/2007 11:35:30 AM PST by avacado
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To: raccoonradio
The chant was "Gore got more". Whenever this comes up, the libs all say, "but Al got more votes (nationwide)!" We point out to them that the electoral college is set up to ensure that smaller states don't get shafted (if not for the E.C., campaigning would only occur in huge electoral college states; but with the E.C., it's possible for a candidate to win with a coalition of small AND big states).

They will then say, "the electoral college is wrong!" and needs to be gotten rid of, plus "the votes were counted wrong!" Yet surveys have proven them wrong.

electoral college

>>In addition to insuring that the President would be chosen by the individual states, the Electoral College was also a safeguard against something that many in politics joke about, but few wish to address directly, voter fraud. Much has been made of this, because of the closeness of the election. Interestingly, it always seems to be the democrats who are the worst offenders. The last time there was such an outrage over voter fraud was during the Nixon/Kennedy election. In that election, it was later found that dead people had been registered, and that there were many voters who could not be found, registered at addresses which did not exist. The Daley stronghold of Chicago was particularly notorious for this type of thing.

69 posted on 12/26/2007 11:40:50 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Keith

The Dersh approves of torture and HBO will torture the facts.

70 posted on 12/26/2007 11:42:00 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: avacado

produced by Paula Weinstein, who once led the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee alongside Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda and others, which gave more than $6 million to liberal causes

“I think it’s a terrible shame that politics has become show business.” -
— Sydney pollack

Mr. Gore, whose supporters include such directors as Steven Spielberg, Sydney Pollack and Rob Reiner

Pollack has contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats over the years. Some of the recipients were Clinton, Boxer, and California Reps. Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters.

Executive Producer Paula Weinstein, who has given to Sens. Clinton, Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), praised Sydney Pollack for being the only director able to deal with the “dramatic twists and turns of the story with honesty and truthfulness.”

71 posted on 12/26/2007 11:43:33 AM PST by kcvl
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To: advertising guy

I was also curious about “The Pacific”. Looks good;

72 posted on 12/26/2007 11:50:10 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: kcvl

Good info! The show is definitely Hollywood sticking its nose into politics again.

73 posted on 12/26/2007 11:54:31 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

Does HBO think anybody will actually want to ‘relive’ those recounts? IIRC, it wasn’t a particularly fun time for either side.

74 posted on 12/26/2007 11:57:18 AM PST by Hyzenthlay (1 4m t3h 1337 h4x0r ch1x!!!!111!!1ONE)
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To: kcvl
I always felt that if Gork had had the same regard for the country as Nixon did when he got screwed by Joe Kennedy and the Daley Machine in his election loss, the country would be more unified in a time or war. Gork also botched the advantage of the incumbency and the strategic handling of the recount. Gork plainly was bad for the country.

And I still have the mental image of the dope with the glasses on his forehead, intently gazing at a paper ballot while he was hoping to see a dimple in the card for Gork.

75 posted on 12/26/2007 11:57:21 AM PST by Thebaddog (You can be a big dog or a small dog, but I am the bad dog)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

20% of the population suffers from BDS.

76 posted on 12/26/2007 12:00:06 PM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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To: weegee

Will they cover directions given by Democrat operatives on how to reject the military votes that may not have had postmarked dates?

77 posted on 12/26/2007 12:02:16 PM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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To: Keith

I bought my brother Band of Brothers (at a deep discount) for Christmas.

There is also Netflix.

The programs will be released to home video sooner than later. No need to fund (and be repeatedly subjected to) partisan propaganda like ‘Recount’.

78 posted on 12/26/2007 12:05:13 PM 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; ElectricStrawberry
I remember that night very well. I was in work watching the returns on FR and several other sites, they called FLA for Bush. Suddenly a bunch of mind addled people starting calling in, saying that they voted for Pat by mistake in Palm Beach, classic vote steal, small margin, rat counties complaining they were under-counted.

I went on vacation the next day, taking my Mother, FDR (Rat) to see my Daughter and Grand-kiddies in Georgia, sucked with her whining about JEB stealing the election for his Brother.

79 posted on 12/26/2007 12:05:14 PM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
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To: raccoonradio

They believe erroneously that Nader syphoned off all of the Gore votes. The Communist, Socialist, Socialist Workers, and Worker’s World parties combined syphoned off enough votes to deny Gore a victory.

What is to make people believe that the Watermelon Greens (Red on the inside) would’ve voted for Gore over all of the other Socialist/Communist parties or just stayed home (or left the ballot blank there)?

80 posted on 12/26/2007 12:08:45 PM 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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