Skip to comments.Al Gore: ‘Our democracy has been hacked’
Posted on 05/13/2014 2:40:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Al Gore: Our democracy has been hacked By: Roger Simon May 13, 2014 03:34 PM EDT
CHICAGO You think Al Gore is upset about global warming? You ought to hear him on American politics.
The American political system is an utter catastrophe, he said. Our democracy has been hacked. The country is utterly and completely paralyzed. Hog-tied. And on a measure that will mean countless deaths in the future.
Why? Gore asked. The influence of money. The average member of the House and Senate has to spend five hours per day begging rich people for money. Begging rich interests for money!
And those rich people and rich interests dont give you money with no strings attached. No way. In return for their money, they want votes that will benefit them. The piper is paid, Gore said.
Gore served eight years in the House, eight years in the Senate, and eight years as vice president under Bill Clinton. When Gore ran for president in 2000, he beat George W. Bush by 543,895 popular votes, but the Supreme Court gave the presidency to Bush by a 5-4 vote that some (including me) considered nakedly political.
By the end of his 2000 presidential campaign, Gore had become an accomplished speaker and his old joke no longer seemed to apply: Al Gore is so boring, his Secret Service code name is Al Gore, he used to say to reliable laughter. (It was actually Sundance).
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The measure of a man is what he does with power.
It’s a Democratic Republic!!!!!!
Oh help us. Right out of the hog’s mouth!
Gore, you’re in real need of a chakras massage. Get one now.
It is dominated by leftists who are moving it ASAP to fascism.
So says Thorsten Howell III
Hey Al, this is not a democracy, ya putz!
Time to put you on an ice floe.
Pot, meet kettle.
This, from the guy caught walking around with $200,000 of Chinese bribe money.
Sun-dunce? That’s kind of funny and disrespectful at the same time. What’re his views on “happy endings” and “full service” I wonder? That’s where he actually seems to be something of an expert.
Believes in global warming SO MUCH and reviles oil SO INTENSELY that he sold his TV channel to rich oil sheiks for a billion bucks.
AND his PALATIAL house (20 times larger than the US average) lacks even the very most basic energy-saving features.
HYPOCRITE of the HIGHEST order.
Its a Democratic Republic!!!!!!
No, it’s a Constitutional Republic.
(this is ONE of his houses)
Why, you may even have to solicit campaign contributions using White House telephone lines, right Al???
If you're conservative and and not beholden to their cause (which is total leftist power), watch out because they will take your money and your freedom.
Al Gore supports term limits too. I'd have never believed it.
That's the short version.
It's a Representative Constitutional Republic.
Oh yeah, Al Gore, you certainly did more then your share in hacking our democracy.
Unions, Left-Leaning Groups Dominate List of Largest Political Donors
Twelve of the top 20 political donors from 1989 to 2014 have been unions, which overwhelmingly support Democratic causes, according to an analysis done by OpenSecrets.org’s Center for Responsive Politics.
Seven of the top 10 donors overall give almost exclusively to politicians or groups on the left.
hacked by leftist moonbats
——And on a measure that will mean countless deaths in the future.-——
LOL....give me more tax money or you’re going to DIE..
It does get old after a while....
Real Party of the Rich Guys: Top Dem donors have outspent top GOP donors by $486 mill in last 25 yrs
Koch Bros come in 59th.
14 of the top 16 are demonrats.
I still have Al Franken and Manbearpig telling me we need to get money out of politics.
It has been ‘Gored” by corrupt incompetents like you Al.
“Al Gore: Our democracy has been hacked “
Good, because we live in a Republic you idiot.
We need to fix the Constitution and fix (neuter) a few rats.
And that's just Al Gore! They beg other rich people too!
The guy writes this as if it's true.
Gore did win the popular vote but the bit about the Supreme Court giving the presidency to Bush is pure nonsense. Pretty much the opposite is true. The Florida Supreme Court was trying to give the win to Algore but the U.S. Supreme Court prevented it on a 9-0 decision, basically a slap-down.
I think a question that should be asked of Gore everytime he spouts idiocy(I know every time he opens his mouth) is Hey Dilbert, why couldnt you carry your home state in the election against Bush?. If it doesnt shut him up at least the color change in his face should be amusing.
Insanity can be fun to watch.
Free speech is one thing but abject stupidity and inability to see the reality before them should disqualify them from "journalism".
There is so much incorrect in the above statement it's amazing.
The territory once known as “the United States of America” has NEVER had a “democracy” it has always been a representative republic, which chooses its representatives by ballot. Whether this is what may be called “democracy” is open to debate, as there are several different meanings for the word, and some of them are almost diametric opposites of each other.
Now, the process of selecting the names of whom shall be included on the ballot, is by itself, a highly un-democratic process, usually done for various interests by packed caucuses in a hot, crowded hall by self-selected factions that may or my not represent the majority interest of the community.
Or the mob standing out on a street corner, demanding submission to their demands, or they go on a rampage and cause enormous property damage, if the demands are not met in very short order.
In both of these scenarios, there is the spectre of compulsion and threats of violence, and yet, both are, somehow, “democracy”, and therefore sacred. And yet they are totally incompatible with each other.
algore is a despicable subhuman being.
Correct. 9-0 decision sending it back to FLA asking “what the hell are you morons doing down there?”
The FLA SC basically answered back and in a 7-2 vote the SCOTUS sent it back again saying “not good enough” so the FLA SC changed their thinking yet again. Even the CJ of the FLA SC thought it was wacky.
Their final determination was ran back up the flagpole and SCOTUS voted 5-4 on their “remedy”. The simple fact is, according to the law, Florida certified the election for Bush and all the rest was Gore trying to steal it back.
The courts had no real power after the certification.
He seems to know a lot about the process, even though he claims to be so far above it.
It is almost like politicians approached HIM for contributions and he gave them a quid pro quo, (or maybe a reach around).
Yeah, Al would rather just TAKE their money!
Oh, our republic has been hacked by his PARTY!
Outlaw career politicians like algore: term limits, one and done. Problem solved.
Al Gore...making 100's of millions on an environmental hoax. Such a hypocrite.
More like a snake.............IMO
But you don’t mean that in a BAD way, right? :)
I know- just seeing if anybody was paying attention.