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  • 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...

    Election Day is November 5, 2002. Please, Florida, do not forget the HATRED FOR THE CONSTITUTION the Supreme Court of Florida exhibited in November and December of the year 2000. From the SCOFFLAWS website, there is a clear chance for you to replace three of the seven Kangaroo Court Justices: Merit retention is a system of selecting Justices established by the voters when they amended the Florida Constitution in the 1970s. Under merit retention, the Governor appoints new Justices from a list of three to six names submitted by a Judicial Nominating Commission. The Governor must select from the list....
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • GOP Finds yet more evidence of Vote Fraud in 2000 Election

    06/15/2002 12:03:13 PM PDT · by FF578 · 45 replies · 1,737+ views
    Click here for Detailed Report!!!! From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: GOP finds duplicate voting Friday, June 14, 2002 By James O'Toole, Politics Editor, Post-Gazette A survey by the Republican National Committee has found nearly 50,000 cases of improper duplicate voter registrations in Pennsylvania. Using the RNC's computerized national voting data base, the Republicans found 17,276 cases of individuals who were apparently registered in two different jurisdictions within the state and at least 32,000 cases where individuals were registered concurrently in Pennsylvania and another state. While the vast majority of those cases are likely to be the result of benign personal...
  • Democrats Still Pushing Vote Fraud Allegations - Needs Freeper Attention

    12/11/2004 8:17:11 AM PST · by Fithal the Wise · 34 replies · 783+ views
    20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA Did you know.... 1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S. 2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. 3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers. 4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." 5....
  • Voting machines may take away right to vote

    11/18/2003 9:02:52 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 5 replies · 37+ views
    Oklahoma Daily (U. Oklahoma) ^ | 11/17/2003 | Matt Brown
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Remember the hanging chad problem? Well, we don't have to worry about it any more. The solution? Electronic voting machines. There are, however, a couple new problems. One, the programming code used to count the votes is a secret from everyone outside the company making the machines. Two, these companies aren't exactly impartial. Diebold Inc. is the second-largest maker of touch-screen voting machines in the country. Diebold's CEO is Walley O'Dell, who recently stated that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." He recently held a $10,000-a-plate Bush fund-raiser...
  • Electronic Voting Machines discovered to be "easily hacked"...(2008 ALERT!)

    08/27/2003 5:34:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies · 3,223+ views
    Blackbox Voting ^ | FR Post 8-24-2003 | The research and activism arm of BlackBox
    The research and activism arm of BlackBox   CONTENTSIntroductionPart 1 - Can the votes be changed?Part 2 - Can the password be bypassed?Part 3 ? Can the audit log be altered? ************* Introduction According to election industry officials, electronic voting systems are absolutely secure, because they are protected by passwords and tamperproof audit logs. But the passwords can easily be bypassed, and in fact the audit logs can be altered. Worse, the votes can be changed without anyone knowing, even the County Election Supervisor who runs the election system. The computer programs that tell electronic voting machines how...
  • 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 ...
  • Report: Congressman Wexler to resign

    10/13/2009 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Fawn · 284 replies · 16,739+ views
    Reported by: Sun-Sentinel ^ | Oct 13, 2009 | Reported by: Sun-Sentinel
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL---Our news partners at the Sun Sentinel report: U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, plans to resign from Congress. He plans to announce his plans at a news conference Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton. A Democratic source with knowledge of Wexler's plans said he is likely to take a public policy job that deals with the Middle East. Wexler, a senior member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has long been involved in issues involving Israel and Turkey.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Recount' Film Triggers Repressed 'Memories' of Vote Suppression and Fraud

    05/28/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 54 replies · 94+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems that the HBO fictional film Recount has triggered some horrible memories of vote suppression and fraud perpetrated by the evil Republicans. At least that is the allegation circulating in the leftwing blogosphere. One of the most specific of these allegations comes from the Democratic Underground where a DUer by the screen name of "Lorien" has made some rather shocking charges about betrayal by a high level Democrat campaign official and intimidation of minority voters by a racist cop in the Orlando FL area. Let us join Lorien as she lays out her charges in the DU thread, RECOUNT: My own Florida election day 2000 nightmare (emphasis...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-27-08 (DUmmie Spins "Recount" Fiction)

    05/27/2008 8:34:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 820+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 27, 2008 | DUmmie Lorien, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    I had intended to do no more than one DUFU edition based on the HBO fiction movie Recount which you can see in yesterday's DUmmie FUnnies EDITION. However, DUmmie Lorien has spun a Florida Recount fiction so egregious in its mendacity that I am not only DUFUing his/her THREAD titled, "RECOUNT: My own Florida election day 2000 nightmare" but I am also calling out DUmmie Lorien as a flat out LIAR. This DUmmie's entire thread post has the odor of fraud hanging all over it but the most blatant indication that it is a LIE is the accusation that...
  • Recount: New Docudrama Could Influence Election

    05/08/2008 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 86+ views
    TIME ^ | May 8, 2008 | By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
    After George W. Bush won Florida in 2000--O.K., I apologize to my Democrat readers for legitimizing Bush by using the word won. Also, I apologize to the Republicans for delegitimizing Bush by apologizing to the Democrats ... This is what Florida has done to us. Nearly eight years after Bush--um, "became President"? Can we agree on that?--the Florida recount still grips our politics, down to its semantics. To choose a verb is to take sides. Florida is not just a state but a state of mind: the widely held attitude that the game is rigged (by the courts, the media,...
  • Sailing takes a left turn ("It's like an SDS reunion on the Love Boat")

    03/09/2008 7:58:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 1,088+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 2, 2008 | Henry Alford
    I'm dancing on the top deck with a 71-year-old feminist and psychotherapist whom I've come to think of as the Twirler. We've spent two days attending seminars on The Nation magazine's Alaska cruise; we've talked about the Bush presidency and prison reform and single-payer health care. Now, at almost midnight, my fiercely intelligent and opinionated new friend is putting all the heady political talk behind her by bodily twirling. "If I start to get dizzy, then I twirl in the opposite direction," Charlotte tells me as the live band revs up its throbbing Motown beat. "I won't fall." "Good, please...

    02/24/2008 6:05:50 AM PST · by College Repub · 258 replies · 411+ views
    Nader is running. So says MSNBC LIVE
  • Tennesseans didn't like Al in 2000; but Fred Thompson is a candidate they like

    11/25/2007 6:34:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 191+ views
    The Miami County Republic ^ | November 21, 2007 | Jan "Granny" Sykes
    You can thank me (or throw eggs at me), not the miscounting in Florida, for Al Gore not being the president of the United States. You see, Tennessee did not vote for its favorite son in 2000. I was a voter in Tennessee in 2000. Had Gore been able to carry the state that knew him best, there would have been no need for recounts in Florida. Throughout the three weeks of recounting, the media descended upon Florida. No one came to Tennessee to ask us why we had not voted for our own former U.S. Senator. We did not...
  • Robert Redford Bashes Al Gore as Greedy Opportunist

    11/23/2007 6:44:01 PM PST · by melt · 106 replies · 7,699+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/22/07 | Noel Sheppard
    As irrefutable evidence mounts that Nobel Laureate Al Gore's climate alarmism is about nothing other than lining his supposedly green pockets with green currency, manmade global warming skeptics around the world wonder when the former vice president's house of cards will collapse. Without question, if Gore were to lose the support of almost universally adoring Hollywoodans, the scam would implode quicker than a Democrat demanding a recount after losing a close election. As such, the following comments by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, reported by the New Statesman last week, should bring hope to folks not buying the snake oil...
  • Bolton Blasts U.N. at U.N.

    11/11/2007 9:07:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 160+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 10, 2007 | Staff
    Former U.S./U.N. ambassador John Bolton returned to U.N. headquarters in NYC on Friday to launch his new book "Surrender Is Not An Option" (Threshold Editions- Simon & Schuster - 486 pgs.) The controversial U.S. diplomat quit his U.N. post in November 2006 when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stalled a vote on his nomination. For the preceding 18 mos. Bolton served as UN ambassador under a temporary Congressional recess appointment that was to expire on January 1, 2007. With a Democratic Congress taking office and a rejected nomination likely, Bolton asked President Bush to withdraw his name rather than face...
  • Gore Endorsement -- Potent but Not Foolproof

    09/09/2007 2:21:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 479+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | Chris Cillizza And Shailagh Murray
    Former vice president Al Gore's pronouncement that he is likely to endorse one of the Democratic candidates for president before the primary season is over has set off a slew of speculation about who his choice might be. Truth is, the courting of the "Goreacle" began many months ago. Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Gore huddled in Nashville in December, and Gore has also met with former senator John Edwards (N.C.). Gore and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) conferred as recently as last week. Not surprisingly, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has not met with Gore. Neither has Sen. Joseph...
  • What if Al Gore had been president? (Guaranteed hurl!)

    09/08/2007 7:17:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,143+ views
    The Bowling Green News ^ | September 7, 2007 | Jason Jones
    Declined rate of death caused by firearms, universal health care, and increased environmental awareness. Now those all sound like significant positives as opposed to unaffordable health care, high mortality rates in instances where guns are involved and a society of environmental incontinence - all three of which we struggle with today. William J. Cromie of the Harvard University Gazette reports that more than 30,000 people are killed, and another 65,000 are injured in incidents involving firearms each year. The number of people killed alone could fill the entire Doyt L. Perry Stadium as well as the Ice Arena here the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-05-07 (David Souter CRIED Following Supreme Court Election 2000 Decision)

    09/05/2007 6:03:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies · 1,111+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 5, 2007 | Blurbies, Sam the Spam, and PJ-Comix
    (Get ready for the BIG comedy Webcast starting September 10. No, this doesn't involve ol' PJ talking into a mike. This is a project involving MANY. Get your political humor in digestible chunks twice weekly on the Web.) Perhaps the biggest MISTAKE of the first George Bush was nominating David Souter to the Supreme Court. At the time, everyone said that Souter's views were a complete mystery. Well, he hid them well at the time for a reason. As has been revealed in subsequent years on the Supreme Court, he is an out and out liberal. However, we can...
  • Longtime Colleague Says Thompson Off To Good Start

    08/31/2007 5:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 472+ views
    KTAL-TV ^ | August 31, 2007
    (Nashville, TN) -- Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says his longtime associate Fred Thompson's bid for the Republican Presidential nomination is off to a tremendous start. He notes that Thompson is already second and third in most national polls, even though he has yet to officially enter the race. Thompson plans to formally announce his candidacy via webcast on Thursday. He's the fourth Tennessean since 1980 to make a run for the White House. Thompson's mentor, former Senator Howard Baker, sought the GOP nomination in 1980. Alexander and former Vice President Al Gore each ran twice without success. Gore won the...
  • Storm cloud alert (Donna Brazile on Karl Rove's departure..small barf alert)

    08/30/2007 3:04:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 624+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2007 | Donna Brazile
    As I sat by my window and staring out at the wonderful Washington, D.C., landscape, my office announced a phone call from Air Force One. Hmm. Been a while since someone called me from Air Force One or Two. But I knew it could be only one person: Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Despite our many political and policy differences, I have gotten to know and respect Mr. Rove's political skills. And I have the scars to prove it. My first thought on hearing of the Rove resignation was that this is too good to be true. Mr. Rove...
  • When Is The Band Getting Back Together? (Hugh Hewitt thinks Rove will be back)

    08/13/2007 10:37:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 839+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 13, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Democrats have to be worried that when Karl Rive exits the White House in August, he'll take a month off and end up at the virtual elbow of Mayor Giuliani, Governor Romney, or Senator Thompson. They should be worried. Of course that's what he (and Ken Mehlman) will be doing. All-stars whose franchise can't play for the title often show up in the heat of the hunt. Politics is like sports in many ways. And Rove is the Tiger Woods of politics. (That would almost make Bob Shrum Greg Norman, but Norman won two majors. I need a better analogy...
  • Karl Rove to quit

    08/13/2007 2:08:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies · 9,043+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/13/2007
    Karl Rove, a political adviser to President George W. Bush and a lightning rod for anger among Democrats, will leave the White House at the end of this month, Rove told the Wall Street Journal. "I just think it's time," Rove said in an interview with the newspaper published on Monday. "There's always something that can keep you here, and as much as I'd like to be here, I've got to do this for the sake of my family."
  • The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make [Impeachment] (Barf Alert!)

    08/05/2007 10:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Michael Tomasky
    "Impeach or else!" That was the headline that one liberal Web site ran over a recent interview with the antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been demanding that President Bush and Vice President Cheney be chucked out of office. But the Bush administration isn't her only target. Sheehan is so frustrated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- who declared impeachment "off the table" even before the Democrats took control of Congress -- that she is threatening to run against her. The speaker may think impeachment is off the table, but the I-word is being tossed about pretty freely in some...
  • Al Gore Warming for 2008 Run?

    07/19/2007 2:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 949+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 18, 2007
    Al Gore maintains that he won't seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2008 -- but his actions seem to belie his words. Gore has kept himself very much in the public eye as the White House races kicked into gear, providing plenty of evidence that he's eying another run for president: His award-winning global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" brought him back into the limelight last year. His new book "An Assault on Reason" is a best seller, and when he launched his national book tour in May, one observer said the event seemed "more like a campaign stop...
  • Al Gore's Trendy Environmentalism in Barcelona (Spanish eco-businessman smackdown)

    07/10/2007 3:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 1,009+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | July 10, 2007 | Pablo Ouziel
    On the 23 of June, I had the opportunity to attend the Friends of Trees Conference in Barcelona. It has taken me a few weeks to digest all the information, which I, together with about 900 other people managed to inhale: The fumes of change, the organic revolution, the climate crisis, the need for solidarity and action. It was a most overwhelming task: and Al Gore's redundant joke of: "I used to be the next president of the United States," has hardly helped ease the intensity of the situation. The crowds clapped at every comment made by the speakers, who...
  • Son is Gore's Al-batross (Semi-barf alert)

    07/08/2007 2:37:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | July 8, 2007 | Michael Daly
    With Al Gore in the news for battling global warming and Al Gore 3rd in the news for getting toasted, my favorite NYPD detective recalled a story that helps explain how father and son each became a particular kind of loser. The story was told to the detective by a Secret Service agent some years back as they worked security for a dignitary visiting New York. Such details largely consist of just standing there for as long as 12 hours and the talk turned to a day when the Secret Service agent was assigned to then-Vice President Gore. The detective...
  • Al Gore, Media Whipping Boy (Laugh riot and barf alert in one!)

    07/02/2007 12:03:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,567+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 30, 2007 | Eric Alterman.
    That Al Gore's 2000 presidential candidacy was treated unconscionably by most members of the mainstream media is not really arguable by sentient beings. The very idea that a candidate like George W. Bush — extremist, incompetent, unprepared for office, addicted to cronyism and incapable of admitting even the simplest human error — could have been held by so many reporters to be a better choice for President than the two-time Vice President, Senator, Representative and environment and nuclear weapons expert, to say nothing of his central role in the Clinton Administration's successful two-term presidency, would be laughable were its consequences...
  • Nader: Bloomberg won’t affect ‘08 decision (thinks Gore won in 2000)

    06/22/2007 5:08:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 545+ views
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2007
    Consumer advocate and 2000/2004 presidential candidate Ralph Nader has not ruled out another run in 2008, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday it’s too early for him to make a decision. The man who many blame as spoiling the election for Al Gore in 2000 also said a potential third party candidacy by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not affect his decision to run. Earlier this week, Bloomberg, a lifelong Democrat until he ran for mayor in 2001, dropped his affiliation with the GOP — a move that increased speculation he is considering an independent presidential bid. Nader also...
  • Loyal Opposition (Juan McCain & his allies) [Barf Alert]

    06/18/2007 12:21:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 461+ views
    Men's Vogue ^ | Spring 2006 Issue | Ned Martel
    John McCain and his Republican allies challenged the president on his own turf—and won. Now that the senator has gained momentum, can he really make the GOP grand again? My party has gone astray," John McCain says, busily signing books at Warwick's, a bookshop in La Jolla, California, late last year. Hundreds of people are lined up around the block to get a glimpse of the GOP's in-house reformer. He is hawking his fourth best-seller, Character Is Destiny, an anecdote-rich guide to idealism for young readers, and the senator teases the store clerk about books that aren't in proper piles,...
  • Al Gore Following Nixon Path (Barf Alert!)

    06/08/2007 3:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,329+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 8, 2007
    Former Vice President Al Gore is acting in a very "Nixonian" way, a top political expert says. Appearing Thursday night on CNN's "Glenn Beck" show, savvy Republican political pro Roger Stone told guest host Michael Smerconish that Gore carefully parses his words when he ducks the question about running for the presidency. "He's preserving his political options: 'I'm not planning to run; I have no plans to run; it is highly unlikely that I would run,'" Stone said. "Nowhere does he say, 'if nominated I won't run; if elected I won't serve.' And I don't think he's going to say...
  • Why do journalists suddenly love Al Gore? ( press "savaged" him in 2000--Barf alert!)

    03/14/2007 1:10:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 657+ views ^ | March 2, 2007 | Joe Conason
    As a man who long endured more than his share of nasty, unwarranted abuse from journalists, the philosophical Al Gore must be amused by the happy transformation of his clippings. The same press corps that once snarled for his blood is now smooching his boots -- an implicit apology that might be gratifying to the former future president, if only he were still naive enough to value their esteem. The sudden fashion for favorable comment won't influence any thoughtful American's opinion of Gore, but it should remind us of the dismal media performance that did such a terrible disservice to...
  • Justices defend Florida recount decision ('had no choice but to intervene' in the Florida fiasco)

    01/24/2007 11:26:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 116 replies · 2,496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - Three of the five Supreme Court justices who handed the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000 say they had no choice but to intervene in the Florida recount. Comments from Justice Anthony Kennedy and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor are in a new book that was published this week. Justice Antonin Scalia made his remarks Tuesday at Iona College in New York. Scalia, answering questions after a speech, also said that critics of the 5-4 ruling in Bush v. Gore need to move on six years after the electoral drama of December 2000, when it seemed the...