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Dem Plan to Re-Unify: Relive Florida Recounts?
Powerline ^ | 05/03/08 | Wm Tate

Posted on 05/04/2008 8:23:56 AM PDT by LBSTx

Even as the MSM wing of the party warns fellow Democrats that the prolonged WWE-style grudge match between Barack Obama and the Clinton machine may tear the party apart...they may already have identified an issue they hope the party can coalesce around, like some sort of political superglue.

Lesley Stahl’s 60 Minutes profile of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spent an inordinate amount of time mis-stating facts about an eight-year old legal issue: “Of all the cases that have come before him on the court, Bush v. Gore may have been the most controversial. It has been reported that he played a pivotal role in urging the other justices to end the Florida recount, thereby handing the 2000 election to George Bush.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008election; algore; democraticparty; fl2008; floridarecount
Interesting take on why last week's 60 Minutes profile of Antonin Scalia spent a full two minutes re-hashing the 2000 Florida vote recounts. Could the Dems' plan to re-unify a divided party be to rally them around their hatred of George Bush?
1 posted on 05/04/2008 8:23:57 AM PDT by LBSTx
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To: LBSTx

There is only one reason why the Bush bashing is all the rage: The 2000 elections. It’s all about 2000; always has been.


2 posted on 05/04/2008 8:31:46 AM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: LBSTx
Could the Dems' plan to re-unify a divided party be to rally them around their hatred of George Bush?

The Beast will rally if it advances her cause, and Obama will rally if it will advance his cause.....in other words...nice try 60 minutes but the dems are SOL!

3 posted on 05/04/2008 8:32:41 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Asked on his deathbed why he was reading the bible, WC Fields replied "I'm looking for loopholes.")
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To: LBSTx

“We almost stole it in 2000. We’ll get it right this time!”


4 posted on 05/04/2008 8:33:04 AM PDT 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: LBSTx

Probably a fair assessment of their strategy for party “unity.” They have nothing else, but a philosophy that’s about 100 years out of date.


5 posted on 05/04/2008 8:35:41 AM PDT by manapua
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To: LBSTx
Some caller on the C-Span call-in show this morning made a comment about people in Florida being upset about their votes not counting, and I realized that I have never heard an ordinary Florida or Michigan Democrat complain about their votes not counting. Interesting.

Maybe they just don't want to be part of the whole thing.

6 posted on 05/04/2008 8:36:34 AM PDT by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: stravinskyrules

Except he’s NOT running...


7 posted on 05/04/2008 8:37:35 AM PDT by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: farlander

That doesn’t seem to matter.


8 posted on 05/04/2008 8:41:58 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: LBSTx

Welcome to FR!

The dims will NEVER get over 2000 or 2004.

They HATE “W” and everyone who voted for him.


9 posted on 05/04/2008 8:50:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: Arrowhead1952

The dims will NEVER get over 2000 or 2004.

They HATE “W” and everyone who voted for him.

yeah....but b. HUSSEIN and the lib/dems state they are uniters....not dividers!!!!


10 posted on 05/04/2008 9:02:55 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: nyyankeefan
They HATE...period. Bush is just the hate du jour. Tomorrow it will be McCain or somebody else.
11 posted on 05/04/2008 9:10:40 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Uncle Tom? Well you are just a crazy uncle Jerry!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
This weekend I attended our monthly meeting of Subvets. It's very sad thing, but many of the WW II SubVet bases are closing down, and some of their remaining members are now attending meetings with us. One of the gentlemen who was attending his first meeting with us stood up and told us about his service during the war. He was at Sub Base Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th. It was a riveting story. Then he told us about the only thing that he was ASHAMED of during his time on subs. He was a crewmember of USS Finback, the sub that rescued George H.W. Bush after he was shot down. He said that he expected that god would punish him for that. This comment was met by sort of a stunned silence, then we moved on. The hate is old, the hate is deep, the hate is vile.
12 posted on 05/04/2008 9:19:26 AM PDT by 75thOVI ("A nation, despicable by it's weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: stravinskyrules

Spot on. I totally agree with you on that. It has always been about 2000


13 posted on 05/04/2008 9:38:32 AM PDT by waxer1 (What exactly is meant by "we are going to take our country back")
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To: 75thOVI
The hate is old, the hate is deep, the hate is vile.

Yep, and it sounds just like the hate from BO's "spiritual adviser" for over 20 years. Just another member of the "hate America" leftist crowd. One of these days, that hate will consume their soul.

14 posted on 05/04/2008 10:18:09 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO (or HRC).")
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To: stravinskyrules

Can’t help but laugh that Lesley Stahl stated as fact that the Supreme Court handed the election to Bush, even though CBS’s own reporting stated that the recounts the court halted would have increased Bush’s margin of victory. As Scalia said in the 60 Minutes piece, “Get over it.”


15 posted on 05/04/2008 10:21:43 AM PDT by LBSTx
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To: 75thOVI
This comment was met by sort of a stunned silence, then we moved on.

And THAT is why ..........

The hate is old, the hate is deep, the hate is vile.

The hate and/or lies are never challenged or confronted, but are allowed to fester and turn into the eruptions we are seeing in this country everyday. The hate and the lies have become truth to many.

16 posted on 05/04/2008 10:31:26 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: stravinskyrules
There is only one reason why the Bush bashing is all the rage: The 2000 elections. It’s all about 2000; always has been.

Wow, I didn't know FReepers were upset about the 2000 election.

17 posted on 05/04/2008 10:33:15 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: LBSTx

Lesley Stahl rehashes 2000 election votes that were counted and recounted while Chairman Dean completely refuses all Democrat 2008 election primary votes. Dean will only seat the delegates when their votes won’t matter.


18 posted on 05/04/2008 10:59:21 AM PDT by ricks_place
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To: LBSTx
Could it also be that the HBO ( Hate Bush Often ) cable network has a new movie coming out soon called “Recount,” about this very subject?

Maybe it's just me but it seems these days that before any controversial movie comes out, the news seems to stir up that very subject again. I don't think it's just coincidence.

19 posted on 05/04/2008 11:04:13 AM PDT 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: Bernard
I realized that I have never heard an ordinary Florida or Michigan Democrat complain about their votes not counting. Interesting.

We really don't move in those circles, do we? ;^)

But I have heard or read quite a few comments about the primary election fiasco from dems here in Florida.
Mostly, they are pretty POed about the whole thing, and without Hillary, the Dems have no chance here.

I would predict a record LOW turnout for the Dems in November if it is Obama.
McCain wins vs Obama in Florida.

20 posted on 05/04/2008 11:17:21 AM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: VRW Conspirator
Tomorrow it will be McCain or somebody else.

"anyone but any republican"

21 posted on 05/04/2008 11:18:51 AM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: 75thOVI
WHOA!

Did he explain just when and how this revelation came to him?

Somehow I doubt it occurred to him at the time.

22 posted on 05/04/2008 11:42:28 AM PDT by norton
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To: Just A Nobody

The lefts Bush bashing is a result of the deep psychological damage the 2000 election wrought in the political left.

Come hell or high water, through fabrication or smear, the lefts declaration that “Bush is the worst president in history” was a foregone conclusion well before Bush took his first oath of office.

This conclusion was drawn before 2001 thus a laundry list of rationales needed to be concocted to fit the long ago decided narrative.

Their support of Al Gore and the demonization of Bush need psychological justification and nothing will stand in their way....thus we have blatantly false statements in almost every anti-Bush post.

The only bump in the road for the lefties was 9/11. The Islamic radicals threw a monkey wrench in the leftist world view and made them stand down....temporarily.

If any one thinks the leftists really gives a crap about the capture of bin Laden they are delusional. A free bin Laden is their fondest dream; he’s another factoid to list in their anti-Bush screeds; of more value to them free than dead....and believe me they wish bin Laden a long and healthy life, if only to hang on Bush.

Afghanistan?, spare me. If we weren’t in Iraq they would be declaring surrender for only to accuse Bush of losing the war, thus to notch another supporting claim of their foregone conclusion decided in 2000.

Thus we have the reason for why the Democratic Party continually attempts to torpedo the surge and the quiet desperation of the Democrats as the Iraq War turns a corner with the Iraqi armed forced coming to the fore.

The crowning jewel of the lefts narrative is the loss of Iraq and Afghanistan (and with it the death of American soldiers-again to hang on Bush).

That’s why they need to win the White House, to undermine every foreign policy initiative that Bush, in his radical presidency, has begun, in order to fulfill the goal of claiming revenge for the 2000 election.

In their deeply damaged minds, American failure is their victory over Bush, finally realized.


23 posted on 05/04/2008 7:53:28 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: stravinskyrules
You have done a great job of explaining the demonRATS hatred of all things Bush, which I am quite aware of.

What I really want to know is why BDS is rampant with so-called conservatives, republicans and FReepers.

The delegitimizing of the Bush presidency has accomplished no good thing for the republicans or the country. It has only served to elevate the demonrats and their insidious claims.

24 posted on 05/04/2008 8:14:01 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: LBSTx

Like Scalia said on C-Span Sunday night, the vote was 7-2 and the topper, Bush was reelected in 2004.

However, as we all know, the libs need something to rally around and Florida recount is their rally point. They are so much like children who had the last candy bar taken away from them.


25 posted on 05/05/2008 12:00:37 AM PDT by taxesareforever (We'll never forget Matt Maupin and his service to our country.)
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To: stravinskyrules

Right: It’s ALWAYS been about the 2000 election for the “MoveOn” Demodogs and all the media.


26 posted on 05/05/2008 3:11:29 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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