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Good Riddance to Decade That Began With Theft of the Presidency
Nation ^ | December 31, 2009 | John Nichols

Posted on 12/31/2009 4:20:58 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The original sin of the good-riddance decade came in December of 2000, when the United States Supreme Court intervened to stop a complete recount of the votes in Florida and then declared George Bush to be the president.

This extreme judicial activism was not merely a devastating assault on American democracy. It set in motion the Bush presidency, and with it the pathologies that the Bush-Cheney administration imposed on the country in the form of unnecessary wars, failed economic policies, assaults on civil liberties and crudely divisive and hyper-partisan governance.

Bush, Dick Cheney and aides are surely to blame for much of what ailed America during the 2000s, and for what will ail America for decades to come.

But it was the U.S. Supreme Court's unprecedented meddling in the presidential election process – an intervention that would have horrified the founders of a republic that was supposed to enjoy a separation of executive, legislative and judicial powers – made the Bush-Cheney interregnum possible.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2000; algore; floridarecount; goodriddance; lockbox; psychosis; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl
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1 posted on 12/31/2009 4:20:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Excellent picture that perfectly depicts the disgusting theft attempted by the left of the presidency. Remember when they tried to count the votes behind closed doors?


2 posted on 12/31/2009 4:24:48 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Repeat a lie often enough, and sheeple will believe it.

The truth is that the SCOTUS kept GORE from stealing the election...THANK GOD!


3 posted on 12/31/2009 4:25:25 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pres. Bush (a real natural citizen) actually won the election.

Nation Magazine joined in to try to fool America leading to
the coup d’etat that put in the undocumented Marxist
Kenyan by voter fraud, by prostitution for voters,
by ACORN multivotes (ignored by the DOJ) and a DOJ-Holder
coverup of voter intimidation (now encouraged by the DOJ).


4 posted on 12/31/2009 4:25:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It set in motion the . . . , failed economic policies, assaults on civil liberties and crudely divisive and hyper-partisan governance.

Note to John Nichols:

You ain't seen nuthin yet. It has gotten a lot worse since Jan 20th of 2009.

5 posted on 12/31/2009 4:25:44 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (I am tired of being PC. It's time for torches, pitchforks, tar, feathers and GUNS.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Decade isn’t over.


6 posted on 12/31/2009 4:26:47 AM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or you excited to come to America?")
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To: A.Hun

” Repeat a lie often enough, and sheeple will believe it. “

Including the lie that this is the *end* of the decade??

It takes real talent to get two things wrong in the same headline.... ;)


7 posted on 12/31/2009 4:28:20 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: A.Hun
Repeat a lie often enough, and sheeple will believe it. The truth is that the SCOTUS kept GORE from stealing the election...THANK GOD!

100% true. And the liberal lie fails to admit the fact that it wasn't Bush who pushed the issue to the SCOTUS, it was Gore. Bush was the winner and Gore had conceded...then unconceeded and kept trying to get the rules changed. The SCOTUS just didn't let him complete the theft effort. And now we can see how insane Gore is, as you said, thank God Gore didn't win.

8 posted on 12/31/2009 4:28:54 AM PST by highlander_UW (...one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress - John Adams)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9 posted on 12/31/2009 4:29:25 AM PST by maggief
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I think I just barfed up my last meal from a previous life...


10 posted on 12/31/2009 4:29:30 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 343 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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No barf alert?


11 posted on 12/31/2009 4:29:36 AM PST by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: A.Hun

Have yo7 noticed that the left always wins recounts?


12 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:05 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The original sin of the good-riddance decade came in December of 2000, when the United States Supreme Court intervened to stop a complete recount of the votes in Florida and then declared George Bush to be the president.

I can remember when I heard about 9/11 thinking "Thank God Algore is not President, and I know I was not the only one.

This Obozo waits 3 days to comment on the Detroit incident, and Bush was roundly criticized for finishing reading to children.

13 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:14 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Uncle Ike

Good point, but I gave up fighting that argument when the millenium ended in 2000! LOL

People are so dumb..........


14 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:18 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun

Based on the last couple of months of sound bites from AlGorebasm thank the Lord.
“Jhhust thew khilometeres down the eharth is incwedibly hot sheveral MHILLIONN degwqees....”


15 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:20 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: A.Hun

I don’t remember which newspaper(s) did it, but some rags that were not known for being particularly conservative did their own personal re-canvas of the votes in Florida during 2000. All concluded that Bush had the votes. This “Nation” sub-rag (not even worth being called a rag) is just a cheap agitator which has neither facts nor law on its side.


16 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:35 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, Nation Boy, wait ‘til the next decade you get an 8 year dose of President Palin!


17 posted on 12/31/2009 4:30:37 AM PST by matt1234
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Liberals always accuse everyone else of the crimes they have committed or are about to commit.


18 posted on 12/31/2009 4:31:53 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Screw the polar bears. What have polar bears ever done for me?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Welcome to post-partisan America! /s


19 posted on 12/31/2009 4:32:07 AM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
when the United States Supreme Court intervened to stop a complete recount of the votes in Florida

More lib lies. Gore only wanted a partial recount of a few selective districts. Bush sued to say if there was to be a recount, then the whole state should be recounted. The Supreme Court intervened to stop Gores selective recount.

20 posted on 12/31/2009 4:32:30 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: Perdogg

Are we sure emperor Obozo hasn’t signed an executive order declaring 9 years to be a decade?


21 posted on 12/31/2009 4:33:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if the author still has his Gore/Leiberman sticker on his lime green Yugo.


22 posted on 12/31/2009 4:33:26 AM PST by matt1234
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To: A.Hun

“millenium”

I loved that show. We have the whole thing on DVD.


23 posted on 12/31/2009 4:33:33 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah."Our middle regiment, Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: A.Hun

The whole decade argument is pointless. People tend to refer to decades as the teens, the twenties, the nineties, etc.... any 10 years is technically a decade as any 100 is a century. So people can count them any way they want, I have gotten over the technical arguments.


24 posted on 12/31/2009 4:33:34 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is a trojan horse designed to infiltrate and bring down Western civilization.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Have you noticed that the left always wins recounts?

You have to remember that they have the support of probably 90% of all lawyers and judges....

Of course they want to litigate election results....

Also, Moveon was smart between 2006 and 2008 when they targeted the Secretary of State offices. That is what gave them Franken over Coleman.

25 posted on 12/31/2009 4:33:54 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

THE BIG LIE! Just keep saying it often enough and it becomes the truth. That must be the motto at The Nation.


26 posted on 12/31/2009 4:34:09 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Nation

America’s very own Pravda

Given aid and comfort by the charming folks over at MSNBC

They are the epitome of that old PSA......a mind is a terrible thing to waste.


27 posted on 12/31/2009 4:34:35 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: matt1234

My grandma always told me carrying a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee;
Their failure to steal the 2000 election has left the libs with wounds that won’t heal.


28 posted on 12/31/2009 4:34:44 AM PST by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Our next decade will be the restriction of Islamic society upon every aspect of our nation. Most importantly an overhaul of the screening process for elected officials, laws about unlawful influences to elections and again the absolute requirements to be elected as POTUS.


29 posted on 12/31/2009 4:35:06 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. “Fear, self-interest, and honor.”)
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To: AbeKrieger

2001 technically began the new millennium as 1-2000 comprised the first one. (There was no zero B.C. or A.D.) And so what. We’re about to step out of the “oughties” in a few hours.


30 posted on 12/31/2009 4:35:54 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
re: Supreme Court intervened to stop a complete recount of the votes in Florida

BS. Don't bother reading past that line. The last thing the Left wanted was a complete recount. They were attempting to recount votes only in selected areas, those dominated by Democrats, and those where they had the most control over the counting process.

Remember, it started before the voting was even over, with Dems in a SE county complaining the butterfly ballot was confusing and they had voted by mistake for Pat Buchanan. It continued when bogus exit poling data was provided to the networks who declared, erroneously, a winner before the polls in western states had closed. And then it was on BS interference after another, culminating with the incoming administration being actively opposed and forced to take office with no time for preparation.

If we don't find a way to put a stop the Left RIGHT NOW it will be all over for us. And what takes the place of what once was the greatest nation in history will not only be worse, much worse, than what it replaced, but will be totally unable to sustain itself. No socialist system ever has been able to exist without the assistance of democratic systems. It will fail, miserably, and there will be no one left to rescue it.

31 posted on 12/31/2009 4:37:03 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: villagerjoel
No barf alert?

With that title, it really didn't need one.

Vini vidi vomi

32 posted on 12/31/2009 4:37:20 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 343 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: A.Hun
Whenever one of these wild eyed commielibs around here brings this up I just point out that their whole argument is based on the premise that the ballot was confusing and the people that were likely to vote for their candidate were too stupid to know how to vote.
33 posted on 12/31/2009 4:37:42 AM PST by Cowman (I'd like to eliminate stupidity in the world but this %$#@ conscience thing is in the way)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They ran the count about seven different ways, and Bush won every one.

Gore wanted to cherry pick dem districts to recount, and SCOTUS stopped him.

Throwing out the overseas military votes for Bush is what really infuriated me....remember the postmarks weren’t correct!


34 posted on 12/31/2009 4:37:43 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: AbeKrieger

So...trying to explain that if the first year of the millenium was considered “0” year, then when going from 1999 to 2000 would have been the new millenium hurt your brain?


35 posted on 12/31/2009 4:38:06 AM PST by gr8eman (Everybody is a rocket scientist...until launch day!)
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To: TheCipher

What’s a few historical facts to someone with a perpetual axe to grind?


36 posted on 12/31/2009 4:38:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Perdogg

You mean you’re one of the few who understands a decade starts at the beginning of one and ends at the end of ten?!?

When did people get so dense?


37 posted on 12/31/2009 4:38:33 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
'Rat clowns repeating the lie again and again.

It was the disgraceful and dishonest Gore campaign that attempted to steal the election through disenfranchising the military vote and cherry picking districts for the ridiculous recount of dimpled and hanging and pregnant chads. It was the scofflaw SCOFLA that attempted to change the election law after the vote that the SCOTUS rightfully stopped.

38 posted on 12/31/2009 4:38:46 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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To: Cowman
Whenever one of these wild eyed commielibs around here brings this up I just point out that their whole argument is based on the premise that the ballot was confusing and the people that were likely to vote for their candidate were too stupid to know how to vote.

Isn't that the truth!! The ballot was designed and approved by Democrats, for Democrats.....no wonder it was FUBAR.

39 posted on 12/31/2009 4:40:55 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: gr8eman

The catch is that our secular calendar is an extension of the church calendar. While people argue whether or not they got 1 A.D. in the right place (let alone the debate over what date ought to count as Christmas) it is clear that a zero year was never intended and historians honor that convention. The year after 1 B.C. was 1 A.D.


40 posted on 12/31/2009 4:43:13 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: gr8eman

The catch is that our secular calendar is an extension of the church calendar. While people argue whether or not they got 1 A.D. in the right place (let alone the debate over what date ought to count as Christmas) it is clear that a zero year was never intended and historians honor that convention. The year after 1 B.C. was 1 A.D.


41 posted on 12/31/2009 4:43:22 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: gr8eman

oops sorry, the connection to FR got hung up. inadvertent double post resulted.


42 posted on 12/31/2009 4:44:32 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Have yo7 noticed that the left always wins recounts?

Because they keep recounting until they do win?

43 posted on 12/31/2009 4:44:43 AM PST by CPOSharky (Maybe nuclear winter would cure global warming.)
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To: verga
This Obozo waits 3 days to comment on the Detroit incident, and Bush was roundly criticized for finishing reading to children.

To be fair, Obozo was reacting to a failed incident, whereas President Bush was reacting to a successful one.

But three hours would have been a reasonable interval - not days. You know - the three hours that his staff took to tell him about the incident to begin with?

44 posted on 12/31/2009 4:46:33 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: highlander_UW
The SCOTUS just didn't let him complete the theft effort. And now we can see how insane Gore is, as you said, thank God Gore didn't win.

We surely dodged a bullet...it had to be Divine Intervention.

45 posted on 12/31/2009 4:46:55 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Good Riddance to Decade That Began With the Unsuccessful Attempt at the Theft of the Presidency

Just helping out their headline writer.

46 posted on 12/31/2009 4:51:01 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: A.Hun

Not really. If Gore had won his HOME state, the Florida issue would have been moot. Liberals refuse to face this fact.


47 posted on 12/31/2009 4:51:48 AM PST by samanella ((I may not always be right, but I will never be left))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
John Nichols is a homosexual sex pervert and self described "Progressive" (what marxist without the balls to call themselves marxist call themselves these days).

Communist garbage, a filthy lying red son of a bitch ex hippie scumbag who lies for a living.

Watch out for him and give him a rash of shiite if you are unfortunate enough to happen upon him.

48 posted on 12/31/2009 4:52:27 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: samanella

Gore won the District of Columbia handily.
/s


49 posted on 12/31/2009 4:53:20 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Future Snake Eater
“This extreme judicial activism was not merely a devastating assault on American democracy.”

This statement is a manifestation of the mindset that guarantees that this nation will fight another civil war. The 'reasoning' of the speaker STRICTLY serves himself and his seperate "reality", in this case, to the point of grotesqueness.

50 posted on 12/31/2009 4:55:22 AM PST by TalBlack
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