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  • Wasserman Schultz Says Al Gore Won Florida in 2000, MSNBC Reporter Agrees

    09/18/2016 4:48:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2016 | David Rutz
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) denied Friday that George W. Bush won Florida in the 2000 presidential election, saying Al Gore won it and the Supreme Court elected Bush to the presidency. MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson did not push back on Schultz’s claim. In fact, she agreed. Bush won the state by an official tally of 537 votes after a prolonged recount period that eventually went to the Supreme Court... "The Supreme Court elected the president," Schultz said. "Al Gore won the state of Florida in 2000, although not the presidency."
  • White House Vandalized In Transition, G.A.O. Finds

    04/22/2016 11:56:16 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 60 replies
    New York Slimes (historical account) ^ | June 12, 2002 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, June 11— The General Accounting Office, an investigative arm of Congress, said today that ''damage, theft, vandalism and pranks did occur in the White House complex'' in the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush. The agency put the cost at $13,000 to $14,000, including $4,850 to replace computer keyboards, many with damaged or missing W keys. Some of the damage, it said, was clearly intentional. Glue was smeared on desk drawers. Messages disparaging President Bush were left on signs and in telephone voice mail. A few of the messages used profane or obscene language. ''A Secret...
  • Atlantic Magazine Writes off Clinton White House Transition Vandalism as Mere Pranks

    04/22/2016 11:02:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 22, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hey, it was just a harmless prank! No real harm done. Ha! Ha! That is the tone of The Atlantic magazine article explaining away the vandalism performed by the Clinton White House as it transitioned over to the incoming George W. Bush administration. The article is about how tough it is to transition from one White House administration to the next but the real purpose as we shall see is to slam Donald Trump for mishandling a transition that has yet to happen because he hasn't even been nominated yet. First author Russell Berman attempts to explain away a major...
  • Clinton Transition Left $15,000 Damage, GAO Says

    12/29/2015 4:26:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | June 12, 2002 | MICHELLE MUNN
    A yearlong investigation into whether Clinton administration aides left the White House in fraternity-party disarray as they vacated the presidential premises has turned up about $15,000 in damage, according to a government report released Tuesday. Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) asked the General Accounting Office last June to look into allegations that Clinton staffers had ripped phone cords from walls, left obscene voicemail messages, defaced bathrooms and vandalized computer keyboards by removing the "W" keys when they left the White House. A number of items, including a 12-inch presidential seal and several antique doorknobs, were assumed stolen. "The Clinton administration treated...
  • Trump Voters: Not So Irrational: (Political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory... )

    05/07/2016 11:37:34 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    The WallStreet Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Allysia Finley
    The political scientist who applies the ‘rational choice’ theory of economics to voters says there was a method to the GOP’s primary madness. Go to the source:
  • Mrs. Clinton Portrays Lazio as Bully and Derides His Tax Plan

    04/27/2016 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/19/2000 | Dean E. Murphy
    At ease in a Manhattan hotel ballroom filled mostly with Democratic women, Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday made a broad appeal for women to support her Senate campaign, casting her Republican opponent, Representative Rick A. Lazio, as a bully in last week's debate and dismissing his tax plan as misleading and mathematically unsound. (snip) Most pointedly, however, Mrs. Clinton exploited an opportunity before a friendly audience of women to make a concerted attack on Mr. Lazio's debate tactics. Many supporters of Mrs. Clinton said they found Mr. Lazio to be pushy and disrespectful during the debate in Buffalo -- bullying her...
  • Computer Programmer Testifies Under Oath He Coded Computers to Rig Elections VIDEO

    03/08/2016 7:13:15 PM PST · by · 59 replies
    activist post ^ | March 7, 2016 | Matt Agorist
    "It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." – Joseph Stalin (allegedly) One thing in US history is consistent throughout every single election cycle — allegations of voter fraud. These allegations, however, are not the ramblings of a kook with tinfoil wrapped around his head, they are substantiated and reach as high as the Supreme Court. Don't believe it? Ask Al Gore and George W. Bush. If you think that the ruling class would leave it up to the voters to...
  • Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story? (Obama funding)

    09/23/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 39 replies
    Daily Inter Lake ^ | Septwmber 22, 2012 | Frank Miele
    Searching old newspapers is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have tried to use them many times to shed light on current events - or to inform readers about how the past is prologue to our very interesting present-day quandaries. Recently, I came across a syndicated column from November 1979 that seemed to point 30 years into the future toward an obscure campaign issue that arose briefly in the 2008 presidential campaign. Though by no means definitive, it provides an interesting insight, at least, into how Chicago politics intersected with the black power movement and Middle Eastern money at...
  • Trump: I wanted Bush impeached (2008)

    08/25/2015 10:21:05 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 171 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15th, 2008 | Alexander Mooney
    Business mogul Donald Trump told CNN Wednesday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should have sought to impeach President Bush when she had the chance. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Trump said the president and his administration deliberately lied about the Iraq war, and congressional Democrats missed an opportunity to impeach him when the party took control of Congress in 2006. "I was surprised that she didn't do more in terms of Bush and going after Bush," Trump said. "It was almost - it just seemed like she was going to really look to impeach Bush and get him out...
  • Cusack Attacks Michael Moore

    06/10/2003 10:28:17 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 28 replies · 237+ views ^ | 6-10-03
    Hollywood star John Cusack has attacked filmmaker Michael Moore for failing to support the Democratic party in the last American presidential elections. Moore, who won the Best Documentary Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his anti-gun film Bowling For Columbine, threw his backing behind left-wing candidate Ralph Nader in the 2000 elections - but Cusack believes that he should have joined him in tactical support of Democratic candidate Al Gore instead - to ensure Republican George W. Bush was beaten. Cusack explains, "He lost a lot of credibility when he went and campaigned for Ralph Nader because he was...
  • ‘Those Are Great Talking Points’: Ted Cruz Hits Back at MSNBC Host’s SCOTUS Claim With Two Questions

    07/09/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 8, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, sparred with MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Wednesday over whether the Supreme Court has become too “partisan” following the high court’s recent decisions on Obamacare and gay marriage.Though he’s done so in the past, Cruz said he’s reluctant to advocate for “judicial retention” elections every eight years. However, he also said he’s tired of seeing some of the justices “not honoring their judicial oaths.”Matthews later insinuated hypocrisy, accusing Cruz of “loving” it when the Supreme Court “seized the presidency in 2000” for former President George W. Bush during the infamous Florida recount...
  • Ted Cruz battles Chris Matthews over Supreme Court

    07/09/2015 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/9/15 | Nick Gass
    Ted Cruz sparred with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews over his proposal for judicial retention elections during an interview on “Hardball” Wednesday night, at one point debating the judicial propriety of allowing ballots to be recounted in Florida during the historically close 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Texas Republican senator and presidential candidate said he is “reluctant to call for elections,” adding that it “makes him sad” but that he has done so because “a majority of the justices are not honoring their judicial oaths.” “Is that the solution? Elections?” Matthews countered. “Look, if unelected judges...
  • Ralph Nader: Trump for President? Giving GOP nightmares

    06/21/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos, is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s going to be trouble for the other fifteen or so Republican presidential candidates. Already the commentators have derided his massive egotitis – he said “I” 195 times in his announcement speech, not counting the 28 times he said “my” or “mine” or the 22 mentions of “me.” But Trump revels in self-promotion...
  • George Bush, Real Man

    02/03/2003 5:17:39 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 72 replies · 1,008+ views
    Dispatches From The American Front | February 3, 2003 | James Benton
    DISPATCHES FROM THE AMERICAN FRONT George Bush, Real ManBy James Benton You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his tone Tuesday night in the second half of his State of the Union speech: this was a man not to be trifled with, a man who would see a difficult, dirty business through to the end, and God help anyone who stood against him as he does battle against the foes of America and her ideals. If anyone had doubts about Bush's commitment to victory in the War on Terrorism, they were laid to rest Tuesday night. Rarely...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | Ralph Nader
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton.. ~snip~ If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who...
  • Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US, Ron Dermer, has to go.

    03/17/2015 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 61 replies
    twitter ^ | Mar 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Drew
    "Elizabeth Drew@ElizabethDrewOH 3H...Admin officials told Bibi that if he's reelected, his egregious ambo to US Ron Dermer, co-plotter with Boehner, has to go"
  • Hillary’s War on the Women Who Boinked Bill

    03/14/2015 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | March 14, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Most Americans haven’t forgotten the bald-faced lies the Clintons told about Bill’s affairs and molestations along with the sheer savagery of the attacks their surrogates launched against these women. For example, we all remember Bill Clinton perjuring himself by saying, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” Of course, Bill was lying which helped lead to the House voting to impeach him. The Senate attempted to follow suit and although 50 Senators voted for impeachment, they didn’t reach the 67 vote threshold needed to send Clinton home in disgrace. What you may not remember was the...
  • I’m Linda, Fly Me ( Tom Daschle: Ambitions grounded by his wife’s baggage)

    01/17/2003 2:47:51 AM PST · by KQQL · 188 replies · 1,401+ views
    laweekly ^ | 01/17/2003 | by Doug Ireland
    The real reason Tom Daschle didn’t run for president. The national press corps didn’t bother to tell you why Tom Daschle, the Democrats’ Senate leader, decided at the 11th hour not to run for president: In the end, he calculated that he couldn’t survive scrutiny of his persistent service to the clients of his wife. Linda Daschle has been one of the airline industry’s top lobbyists for two decades — when she wasn’t busy running the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which explains why, just 11 days after the 9/11 attacks, her husband rushed through the Democratic Senate, which he controlled,...
  • You have to see it to believe it - Democrats 2000 platform

    04/13/2003 5:32:59 AM PDT · by ddodd3329 · 5 replies · 50+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | April 11, 2003 | Paul Peters
    It really is staggering. You have to see it to believe it. When was the last time you took a foray into enemy territory? When was the last time you looked at the Democrats 2000 platform? Click here for the real thing: Go there, look around. Have some fun like I did. Oh- by the way, the Demoncrats platform is quoted in red, which seems appropriate. Israel, the Middle East and the Demoncrats Have you ever wondered where the Demoncrats stood on Israel? Read the next paragraph. "Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel and should remain undivided…responsibility now resides...
  • Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party

    12/01/2002 5:26:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 562+ views ^ | 12/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, urged party officials to "roll up their sleeves and box (the GOP)...
  • The Press v Al Gore: How lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election (laugh!)

    11/27/2001 2:13:23 PM PST · by Timesink · 76 replies · 2,372+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 6-13, 2001 | Eric Boehlert
    The Press vs. Al GoreHow lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin cost him the election One month after formally kicking off his presidential campaign, Vice President Al Gore paddled down the Connecticut River in New Hampshire on July 22nd, 1999, spreading his green theme of protecting the environment and pausing for a photo op. His message was quickly drowned out, though, when the Washington Times' Bill Sammon reported that local authorities had granted Gore a special favor when they released nearly 4 billion gallons of water from a nearby dam into the drought-stricken river in order to keep the ...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'

    08/25/2012 10:03:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 25, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000' Some weeks Mr. Gore heads to San Francisco, where he has a luxury apartment at the St. Regis tower, to work on venture capital projects or visit his new girlfriend. And some nights he checks into the Regency in New York,
  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/20/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    PJMedia ^ | May 16, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Court brief alleges crime by Hillary: Cites fed code that carries possible 5-yr prison sentence

    01/12/2007 3:04:49 PM PST · by Mia T · 74 replies · 2,804+ views ^ | January 12, 2007 | Art Moore
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit Friday, January 12, 2007 Court brief alleges crime by HillaryCites federal code that carries possible 5-year prison sentence Posted: January 12, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern   By Art Moore © 2007   Peter Paul and Sen. Hillary Clinton (Courtesy A brief filed yesterday in a civil fraud case alleges Sen. Hillary Clinton engaged in criminal misconduct, citing a violation of federal code that carries a possible five-year prison sentence. Business mogul Peter Franklin Paul, who claims he was the largest contributor...
  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • Al Gore Mea Culpa: Support for Corn-Based Ethanol Was a Mistake [Ooooops....]

    11/24/2010 7:32:31 AM PST · by Enchante · 30 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/23/10 | Tom Diemer
    Now he tells us. Al Gore says his support for corn-based ethanol subsidies while serving as vice president was a mistake that had more to do with his desire to cultivate farm votes in the 2000 presidential election than with what was good for the environment.
  • CBS' "Evening News": Gore's Loss To Bush Contributed To Separation

    CBS News: "It's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm."
  • Ten Years Since Feds Raid Elian's Miami Home (another Clinton era anniversary)

    04/22/2010 10:43:51 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 703+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | Apr 22, 2010 12:41 pm US/Eastern | no byline
    Ten years have passed since federal agents seized a Little Havana home snatching a 6-year-old boy from his Miami relatives and reuniting him with his father who lives in Cuba. The Elian Gonzalez saga had major political implications and some credit that single episode to the reason George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000. Elian Gonzalez survived a dangerous journey from Cuba after his mother and others died trying to reach South Florida. A fisherman found the 6-year-old boy holding onto an inner tube on Thanksgiving Day in 1999. Now, the fisherman who found him and his Miami relatives...
  • THE BAD NEWS LAIR (Democrat donor Connie Milstein to buy apartment, 15.7 million asking price)

    12/24/2005 3:13:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies · 1,871+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/24/05 | BRADEN KEIL
    Wealthy Democratic political gadfly Connie Milstein, who calls herself "an ordinary Park Avenue matron," will now have to change her tune. Sources tells us the heiress to the Milstein real-estate fortune has just gone to contract to buy a Fifth Avenue duplex apartment with a $15.7 million asking price. Milstein made a name for herself in 2000 during the Bush-Gore election when she was caught on camera bribing homeless potential voters with cigarettes in exchange for a vote for Gore. She was eventually fined $5,000 for her spirited activism. Unlike the homeless, Ms. Milstein has signed on to take a...
  • A MUST READ: GOP Was the Real Victim in Fla. Vote

    11/12/2001 11:35:37 AM PST · by Washingtonian · 70 replies · 1,166+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 12, 2001 | John Lott and James Glassman
    COMMENTARY GOP Was the Real Victim in Fla. Vote By JOHN R. LOTT Jr. and JAMES K. GLASSMAN John R. Lott Jr. and James K. Glassman are resident fellows at the American Enterprise Institute. Lott has taught statistics and empirical methods at the University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania. November 12 2001 Last week, detailed statistics were released on voting in Florida during the presidential election. The data for the first time include all of the state's precincts, with not just information on race but on party affiliation. At first glance, the numbers confirm the disturbing claims, repeated often ...
  • GOP Was the Real Victim in Fla. Vote

    11/12/2001 4:22:40 AM PST · by WxMan2000 · 55 replies · 2,280+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/12/01 | John R. Lott Jr. and James K. Glassman
    Here's an excerpt.. But if spoiled ballots do indicate disenfranchisement, then the new data show that, by a dramatic margin, the group most victimized in the Florida voting was African American Republicans.
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote

    11/11/2001 6:49:42 PM PST · by PianoMan · 92 replies · 3,082+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/12/01 | By FORD FESSENDEN and JOHN M. BRODER
    comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward. Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. ...
  • Hillary's excellent African tour (Did Jeb Bush really steal the 2000 elections for his brother?)

    08/16/2009 10:43:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 2,068+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/16/2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Fresh from huffily telling an African student questioner that she, Hillary R. Clinton, was U.S. Secretary of State, not her husband, Clinton continues to set an example of how not to make friends and influence people in foreign lands, following the lead of her boss, President Barack Obama (D). Clemente Lisi of the NY Post reports on her most recent arrogant, defamation of the country she represents while uttering a slanderous lie. Clinton caused another firestorm during her trouble-plagued Africa tour last night by drawing comparisons between political corruption in Nigeria and President Bush's contested election win nine years ago...
  • Clinton: 2000 Poll 'Like Nigeria Corruption'

    08/13/2009 4:54:36 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 28 replies · 1,238+ views
    Sky News ^ | Thursday August 13, 2009 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton has risked more controversy on her Africa trip by comparing the disputed 2000 US presidential election to corruption in Nigeria's political system. Secretary of State Clinton stopped by to warn the continent's largest nation that vote-rigging was eroding its government's legitimacy and global aspirations. But while discussing the importance of free and fair elections at a town hall meeting, she likened the country's corruption problems to the disputed 2000 Florida recount that sealed George W. Bush's presidential victory. Mrs Clinton said: "In a democracy there have to be winners and losers. And part of creating a strong democratic...
  • Jack Cafferty Has Dementia Attack on Live TV

    06/15/2009 6:21:47 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 1,315+ views
    Newsbusters/The Lid ^ | 6/15/09 | The Lid
    I hate to admit it, but I grew up watching Jack Cafferty on local TV news. Even then Jack had this pretentious air about him. His attitude was always "the viewer is an idiot." I don't watch him on CNN, which proves that I have gotten much smarter over the years. Jack always tries to act the "hard nosed reporter," but he is beginning to lose his edge, probably because he is suffering from dementia. Today he had an episode of dementia on-air, during the situation room with Wolf Blitzer there was a discussion of the Iranian election. All of...
  • Big stars change gears on ‘don’t vote’ concept (still telling lies about the 2000 election)

    10/31/2008 10:28:52 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 550+ views
    AP via MSNBC (aka the Obama Network) ^ | updated 11:35 a.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 29, 2008 | no byline
    NEW YORK - Leonardo DiCaprio is bringing out the big guns to get out the vote. Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg and Justin Timberlake are among the celebrities starring in a new public service announcement produced by the actor, who also appears in the spot. The video shows the stars struggling to grasp the concept of using reverse psychology to get young people into voting booths... Finally, Ford says, “You know what? I can’t do it. It’s not true, I don’t believe it — 537 people decided the 2000 election, and you want me to...
  • Countering the agenda behind 'Recount'

    05/27/2008 8:17:31 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 14 replies · 116+ views
    Free Republic (Repost) ^ | 05/25/08 | Wm Tate
    For weeks now, we've heard a steady drumbeat--from Big Media, from Barack Obama and other Democrats, and now from HBO's "Recount"--that the Supreme Court handed George Bush Florida and the 2000 election, even though subsequent reviews show the recounts Al Gore requested would have increased Bush's margin of victory. Tom Shales, in Sunday's WaPo , has finally put into words the reason behind that: "If the mess in Florida had been resolved with as much skill and savvy as went into the making of the movie, the world might be a different place today -- presumably a better one...." In...
  • The side of "Recount" that Big Media won't show

    05/25/2008 8:02:23 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 28 replies · 319+ views ^ | 5/25/08 | Wm Tate
    For weeks now, we've heard a steady drumbeat--from Big Media, from Barack Obama and other Democrats, and now from HBO's "Recount"--that the Supreme Court handed George Bush Florida and the 2000 election, even though subsequent reviews show the recounts Al Gore requested would have increased Bush's margin of victory. Tom Shales, in today's WaPo, has finally put into words the reason behind that: "If the mess in Florida had been resolved with as much skill and savvy as went into the making of the movie, the world might be a different place today -- presumably a better one...." In the...
  • McCain Denies Huffington Vote Claim

    05/06/2008 6:20:50 AM PDT · by chickadee · 46 replies · 142+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/5/08 | Howard Kurtz and Juliet Eilperin
    After sitting on the story for nearly eight years, Arianna Huffington said this afternoon that John McCain told her soon after the 2000 election that he did not vote for George W. Bush. The private conversation took place at a Los Angeles dinner party, she said, and the senator's wife Cindy said she didn't vote for Bush either. The liberal blogger, who posted the account on her website today, said McCain's declaration came after a tirade in which he criticized Bush's tactics against him in their battle for the GOP nomination.
  • Florida Disenfranchisement Part 2

    04/08/2008 8:05:57 PM PDT · by airedale · 3 replies · 87+ views
    The media didn't talk about it but in the 2000 election contest the Democratic strategy if they couldn't get the vote count to go their way was to tie the results up in the court so that Florida wouldn't be able to field electors. This would have cut 25 electors from Bush's total and given Gore the election. The Florida state legislature was dominated by the Republican party who let it be known that they could appoint the electors and with the Supreme Court decision the Democrats effort to win the election by disenfranchising Florida was shelved. In the primary...
  • Reliving the Florida recount (TV movie produced by Democrats)

    12/26/2007 10:00:48 AM PST · by avacado · 106 replies · 1,305+ views
    Politico ^ | December 26, 2007 | Jeffrey Ressner
    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. [snip] 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. [snip] “There have been many incarnations of the script,” the HBO representative said in response to questions about literary license taken in the film....
  • Popular Vote Campaign courts Massachusetts

    09/21/2007 6:15:49 AM PDT · by Maceman · 19 replies · 158+ views
    Metrowest Daily News (Metrowest Boston) ^ | September 21, 2007 | By Lindsey Parietti/Daily News staff
    Leaders of a national campaign to elect the president by popular vote are hoping to gain ground in Massachusetts, a state proponents say has largely been ignored by presidential candidates who spend most of their time and money in states that don't have a strong party allegiance. Although leaders of the National Popular Vote Campaign say the issue is resonating with voters across the country, local lawmakers are less than enthusiastic about the proposed legislation. If Massachusetts joins Maryland, the first state to sign the inter-state compact into law, it would have to cast its 12 Electoral College votes for...
  • NYT: 'American Idol' Popular Because of 2000 Election

    04/04/2007 9:56:04 AM PDT · by · 31 replies · 1,298+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Just when you thought the New York Times couldn't sink any lower than its chairman Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger ranting how he was sorry America wasn't a socialist and pacifist nation, the money-losing paper manages to surprise you.That's really the only thing you can say after reading Times Arts tv critic Alessandra Stanley's attempt to cast the popular-but-fading Fox show "American Idol" into the 2000 election controversy. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the Times, the reason that teenage girls looove tuning in is because Al Gore didn't beat George W. Bush.The lunacy is just too funny: “Idol,” now...
  • Pollack, HBO are deciders on 'Recount' (Florida 2000 Revisited!)

    04/02/2007 6:23:50 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 77 replies · 1,514+ views
    Hollywood ^ | 4/02/07 | Nellie Andreeva
    HBO is revisiting one of the most dramatic events in U.S. election history with "Recount," a film about the 2000 turmoil in Florida to be directed by Oscar winner Sydney Pollack. Paula Weinstein is executive producing the HBO Films project, which is targeted to premiere in spring 2008. Written by actor Danny Strong, Spring Creek Prods.' "Recount" chronicles the weeks after the 2000 presidential election and goes behind the scenes of the recounts in Florida to explore the human drama of ordinary people caught in an extraordinary event that would decide the leadership of the country. "It's a very compelling...
  • Scalia On The 2000 Election: Get Over It!

    01/26/2007 4:29:09 AM PST · by theothercheek · 12 replies · 765+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | January 26, 2007 | The Stiletto
    Over the past few days, three Supreme Court justices defended their 2000 decision to overturn a ruling of the Florida Supreme Court to halt the recount of Florida's disputed election results, thus allowing George W. Bush to claim the state’s 25 electoral votes and victory in the presidential race, The Associated Press reports."A no-brainer! A state court deciding a federal constitutional issue about the presidential election? Of course you take the case," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in an interview published in the just-published book "Supreme Conflict," by ABC News correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg.Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told Greenburg that...
  • Pollster: Bush 2000 win due to media calling race

    09/28/2006 4:54:43 PM PDT · by Hadean · 101 replies · 2,198+ views
    Mathaba News ^ | 9/28/2006
    Boston Globe - CONCORD, N.H.: A former national pollster argues in his new book that Al Gore really won the 2000 presidential election, but premature calls by the media for George Bush took Gore's victory away. David Moore's book, "How to Steal an Election," argues Al Gore rightfully won the presidency. Moore, a former University of New Hampshire professor, said he knows his premise is a "hard sell" and insists the book is not partisan. His former bosses -- the Gallup Poll -- disagreed and fired him after he told them about the book last spring, he said. Gallup General...
  • Checks and Balances

    08/04/2006 7:34:06 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 220+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    If there is one message that the small group of Washington, D.C. interns can carry with them after leaving the “How to Fight Corruption in Washington” seminar at Judicial Watch, it is that “no one is above the law!” The adamant slogan of the conservative, non-partisan educational foundation for government accountability was the central theme of the July 20 event exclusively for interns, which featured Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Director of Litigation Paul Orfanedes and Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell. This educational program highlighted “the value of independent watchdog groups in the pursuit of transparency and accountability...
  • State by state breakdown of votes for 2000 Bush vs. algore? Anyone have that?

    06/21/2006 10:21:50 PM PDT · by TexasPatriot8 · 9 replies · 298+ views
    Does anyone have a URL, or a Word Doc that shows the State by State breakdown of how many votes Bush and Gore each got in the 2000 election? If so, please post here or email me the attachment to Thanks very much. :)
  • Democrats still in denial: Bush stole the election

    08/17/2005 12:46:51 PM PDT · by wm_tate · 37 replies · 938+ views
    Hardball ^ | 8/17/5 | wm_tate
    "You know, stealing one election and barely winning another doesn‘t justify all these kids getting killed and one of the biggest foreign policy disasters in American history." -Bob Shrum on 8/16/05