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  • Why the Democrats Keep Losing (vanity)

    12/30/2004 1:08:15 PM PST · by bamahead · 5 replies · 654+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Janurary 2005 | Joshua Muravchik
    The aftermath befitted the morrow of a civil war. Tens of thousands of Americans visited the website of the Canadian immigration service to learn how they could take themselves into exile. A Florida psychotherapist reported treating more than a dozen people for sudden depression. “Hard times, brutish times, lie ahead,” intoned the New Republic. The New York Times turned its op-ed page into a kind of wailing wall, where a procession of mourners poured forth their laments and imprecations. Garry Wills: “We now resemble [Europe] less than we do our putative enemies . . . al Qaeda [and] Saddam Hussein’s...
  • FLASH: King County Numbers Don't Add Up (ATT: Washington State FReepers)

    12/29/2004 4:06:44 PM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,559+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | 12/29/04 | Stefan Sharkansky
    King County is still unable to provide conclusive information to validate their vote count. The voter file, which I obtained earlier today, contains the names of only 895,660 voters recorded as voting on Nov. 2, a significant discrepancy from its hand recount certified total of 899,199. The Elections Office informed me that they're still doing "quality control" and adding in the names of some of the absentee voters. Even that wouldn't explain the entire discrepancy, as there appear to be discrepancies with the polling place and provisional vote counts as well. I've asked the Elections Office for further clarification and...
  • Ohio Recount: Bush Still Wins

    12/28/2004 11:45:36 AM PST · by freespirited · 59 replies · 1,865+ views
    TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ohio's presidential recount is complete and the final outcome is unchanged: President George W. Bush won. Democrat John Kerry did shave a few hundred votes off Bush's victory in the state. An Associated Press count of all 88 counties' unofficial totals shows Bush beating Kerry by 118,457 votes. No one expected the recount to change the winner of the election, but supporters of the process said they wanted to make sure that every vote was counted. Ohio and its 20 electoral votes tipped the race to Bush when Kerry conceded the morning after the vote. The state...
  • Ohio Recount Ends, Shows Vote Closer [Bush Gains 449, Kerry 734]

    12/28/2004 11:26:59 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 91 replies · 2,761+ views
    AP ^ | December 28, 2004 | JOHN SEEWER
    Election officials finished the presidential recount in Ohio on Tuesday, with the final tally shaving about 300 votes off President Bush's six-figure margin of victory in the state that gave him a second term. The recount shows Bush winning Ohio by 118,457 votes over John Kerry, according to unofficial results provided to The Associated Press by the 88 counties. Lucas County, home to Toledo, was the last to finish counting. The state had earlier declared Bush the winner by 118,775 votes and plans to adjust its totals to reflect the recount later this week. The Kerry campaign supported the recount,...
  • The Denazification Of The American Left

    12/27/2004 9:03:26 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | 27 December 2004 | .cnI redruM
    The Democratic Party still has a number of intelligent people at work to advance its cause. These people woke up after Election 2004 with a case of heartburn that Maalox wouldn't put down. They realized that their party had gone too far towards the fringes to win even when they had the news of the world on their side. The Democrats entered 2004 with a golden opportuninty. They were running against a candidate that had presided over the start of a major war, a net loss of jobs, a declining equities market and country that had been hit with a...
  • Laugh at Liberals Website

    12/26/2004 9:36:08 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,586+ views
    This is a website of photos poking fun at our favorite liberals. I'm not HTML literate enough to post any of them but some are just hilarious.
  • Kerry Conceded Too Soon, Jackson Asserts

    12/23/2004 9:33:17 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 55 replies · 1,261+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Thu, Dec. 23, 2004 | JOHN BEBOW
    Claiming Ohio's 2004 election results were more troubling than Florida's four years ago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry called it quits too soon. "Kerry conceded much too quickly, before the facts were in," Jackson said in a conference call with reporters to discuss an ongoing challenge to Ohio's election results. "When he pulled the plug, the national media left as well," Jackson said of Kerry's concession on Nov. 3, the day after the election. Since then, a Jackson-led group claims to have uncovered a wide range of voting irregularities in the Buckeye...
  • State Won't Recount Votes; Court Denies Two Candidates' Request (NM)

    12/23/2004 6:47:07 AM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies · 470+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 23, 2004 | Andy Lenderman
    SANTA FE— The state Supreme Court has denied an application by two candidates for a recount of the presidential election. The court's order, filed late Wednesday, did not give a reason for the denial. Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik had asked the state for a full recount. Cobb has said the recount request was made in order to verify the credibility and accuracy of New Mexico voting technology. Justices Pamela B. Minzner, Patricio M. Serna, Richard C. Bosson and Judge James J. Wechsler concurred, while Judge Michael D. Bustamante dissented. Bustamante and Wechsler, who are...
  • HUMAN EVENTS Man of the Year: John O'Neill

    12/22/2004 8:42:33 PM PST · by freespirited · 21 replies · 721+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 12/23/04 | Sean Hannity
    When it comes to choosing leaders, integrity comes first--and no man showed more integrity in 2004 than John O'Neill, the 2004 HUMAN EVENTS Man of the Year. He helped to teach us the truth about John Kerry and counter the lies Kerry spread about the image of the Vietnam veteran, whom Kerry maligned three decades ago when, as an anti-war agitator, he presented slanderous testimony in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry wanted voters to see him as a war hero who stood by his "band of brothers." But John O'Neill and the Swift Boat veterans had a different view--of...
  • John Kerry May Not Get Electoral Votes [NY, 31 ECV]

    12/22/2004 8:37:38 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 43 replies · 1,582+ views
    News 10 Now ^ | 12/22/2004 | News 10 Now Web Staff
    John Kerry carried New York in November, but he may not get the 31 electoral votes. That's because an error gave New York's 31 electoral votes to somebody named "John L. Kerry." State officials say they're rushing corrected copies of the documents. The mistake was found after the official "certificate of vote" appeared on the National Archives Web site.
  • More Advice for the Dems

    12/22/2004 9:58:17 AM PST · by freespirited · 29 replies · 903+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/13/04 | Tom Bevan
    In the new issue of Blueprint Magazine (the DLC's house organ) Al From and Bruce Reed take yet another whack at convincing Democrats that moving to the middle is the only way to stop the party's slide. From and Reed argue that the first thing the party must do is to face up to some ugly political facts: For the first time since before the New Deal, Republicans are now the majority party from the top of the ballot to the bottom. That's reality -- and we delude ourselves if we take false comfort in the closeness of our loss....
  • Christian Polygamists Rejoice at 2004 Election

    12/21/2004 8:31:55 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 119 replies · 2,188+ views ^ | November 7, 2004
    Why should that surprise anyone? All such Christian evangelicals have cause to rejoice -- and a federal marriage amendment is still not likely to pass. Following the re-election of President George W. Bush and the expanded Republican majorities in the House and Senate, many Christian Polygamy activists had cause to rejoice -- to the surprise of many. Supporters of Christian Polygamy -- having no connection to Mormonism -- span many different denominations and political viewpoints. Although this new movement originated with conservative Christians in 1994, many religious liberals -- required by their own "tolerance" dogma -- have since embraced it,...
  • Election Conspiracy Crowd Wasting Their time, Taxpayer Money

    12/20/2004 12:57:29 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 488+ views
    Morning Journal ^ | 12/19/2004
    Step back, Bigfoot. Fly away, UFOs. Let Elvis and JFK rest in peace. There's a whole new ''lunatic fringe'' lurching to life in America, and their feverish mission is to battle a fictional ''Invasion of the Election-Snatchers.'' They have met the enemy, but don't recognize that he is their imagination. Our wish is that they'd take their voting conspiracy hallucinations underground. Abandon us, please, so we can get on with life. Bush won. Kerry lost. Lorain County recounted. Other counties recounted, and others are recounting, and nothing has changed. Nothing changed, because nothing was wrong. (Except for those who now...
  • Michael Moore Dismisses 'Internet Conspiracy Theories' (Rolling Stone Interview)

    12/19/2004 3:25:17 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 1,556+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Dec. 15, 2004 | MARK BINELLI
    Q: Do you give any credence to these Internet conspiracy theories about the voting machines in Ohio?A: Nah. And I don't have a double standard here. I've stressed since 2000 that Gore won the popular vote. Now, even if Kerry won Ohio, clearly more people across the country wanted Bush than Kerry. So there you go. Deal with it.
  • Recount Gives Bush Presidential Election for Third Time (Ohio)

    12/19/2004 12:49:14 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 1,610+ views
    Herald-Star / Morning Journal News ^ | Saturday, December 18, 2004 | TOM GIAMBRONI
    President Bush won Columbiana County for the third time since the Nov. 2 election. A recount of the presidential election conducted Thursday at the request of Bush's opponents resulted in the same outcome, although Bush lost a single vote, while Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry gained three more out of the nearly 50,000 cast. "It came out the same all the way around. Thank God," said John Payne, the obviously relieved county board of elections director. A statewide recount of the presidential election was requested by the Libertarian and Green party presidential candidates, and was later joined by the Kerry...
  • John O'Neill: He had last word in Vietnam debate (nominated for Texan of the Year)

    12/17/2004 9:38:15 PM PST · by freespirited · 33 replies · 899+ views
    The Houston telephone book lists more than 16,000 lawyers, some clearly more famous than others. Very few – perhaps only one – can credibly claim to have helped pull the hand brake on a presidential campaign. John O'Neill had his day on the national stage 33 years ago, but this year he emerged from the weeds of his comfortable anonymity because of a burning belief that John Kerry would make an awful commander in chief – and had to be stopped. In February, Mr. O'Neill rallied more than 200 fellow Vietnam vets to form Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, one...
  • Green Calls for Vote Compromise (NM Presidential vote recount)

    12/17/2004 12:16:21 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies · 656+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 17, 2004 | Andy Lenderman
    A statewide presidential recount remained in limbo on Thursday, but at least one of those pushing for the recount was hoping for a negotiated compromise. Two presidential candidates— Green David Cobb and Libertarian Michael Badnarik— have sued state election officials in an effort to compel them to begin a recount immediately. Cobb on Thursday said his side would like to propose a partial recount— perhaps 10 percent of the votes— in an effort to verify the accuracy of the presidential contest. A full recount could proceed if significant problems were discovered in the sample, he suggested. Concerns center on voting...
  • (Texas) Election Fraud Update

    12/16/2004 5:37:26 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies · 945+ views
    Texas GOP Press Release ^ | December 16, 2004
    Vote Buying, Voting Twice and Illegal Mail-In Ballots AUSTIN, TX –Turn-out among the dead declined in Texas voting in the last statewide election, but State Reps. Talmadge Helfin and Jack Stick and GOP House candidate Eric Opiela have identified hundreds of examples of voter fraud in their post-election investigations. Opiela is challenging 1,600 votes in his contest for State House District 35 seat including hundreds of individuals who voted twice or voted without having registered. Opiela said his investigators found illegal ballots everywhere they looked, but the most fraud was uncovered on mail-in ballots. Heflin is challenging nearly 300 votes...
  • Audio Clip That Randi Rhodes Does NOT Want You To Hear!!! (Randi Slamming Bev Harris)

    12/15/2004 6:54:42 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 64 replies · 4,066+ views
    Self | December 15, 2004 | PJ-Comix
    Yesterday many of us were lucky enough to hear Randi Rhodes SLAMMING Bev Harris on Err America after shilling for Bev for weeks. When I heard about this I was all excited to listen to the Randi Rhodes show rerun which is played every morning on 940 AM radio here in South Florida. However, when I listened in this morning, that interview was mysteriously GONE. I checked in on the online Randi Rhodes archives and that interview segment was also mysteriously GONE. A couple of other archive searches and the same result. The interview was edited OUT. Obviously Randi Rhodes...
  • Cahill Admits Underestimating Ads' Impact [Swift Boat Vets]

    12/15/2004 10:28:26 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 34 replies · 1,045+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 16, 2004
    The campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry's failed presidential bid said Wednesday she regrets underestimating the impact of an attack advertisement that questioned Kerry's Vietnam War record. Mary Beth Cahill, who spoke at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager, said the Massachusetts senator's campaign initially thought there would be "no reach" to the ad from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Instead, the ad, which initially aired in just three states, became a central issue of the campaign, eventually forcing Kerry to personally deny the group's allegations that he did not deserve his combat...
  • Bush, Kerry take election battle to Balkans

    11/03/2004 11:02:26 AM PST · by Destro · 5 replies · 433+ views ^ | Friday, 29 October , 2004, 08:38 | AFP
    Bush, Kerry take election battle to Balkans Friday, 29 October , 2004, 08:38 Belgrade: With the US election coming down to the wire, the Republican and Democratic camps are leaving no stone unturned in their hunt for votes, even if it means waging their campaigns in far-flung corners of Europe. President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry have been courting various ethnic groups in the Balkans, that complicated and poorly understood region of southeastern Europe which imploded in war in the 1990s. Loved by some in the Balkans and hated by others, the United States is nevertheless a...
  • * ACTION ALERT * Election Results GRAPHIC - with POPULATION DENSITY EMPHASIS - Help Circulate

    12/15/2004 2:38:41 AM PST · by davidosborne · 40 replies · 3,246+ views
  • WA Gov. Race: State Supreme Court Rules Against Democrats

    12/14/2004 10:18:19 AM PST · by Publius · 166 replies · 9,565+ views
    WA State Supreme Court ^ | 14 December 2004 | Chief Justice, WA State Supreme Court
    The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against the state Democratic Party's petition to open the recount to recanvassing. Click here for the ruling.

    12/13/2004 3:52:17 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 82 replies · 2,256+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | December 13, 2004
    Barring unforeseen (and astonishing) developments, President Bush will take a step closer to reelection today as the 538 presidential electors meet in each of the state capitals and the District of Columbia. The electors will fill out ballots, which will be sealed in an envelope from each state and sent to Washington, to be opened on Jan. 6 by the president of the Senate, who will read the results before both houses of Congress. The swearing-in of the new (or, in this case, reelected) president will occur at noon on inauguration day, Jan. 20.
  • Explaining Ohio (Why the 'Rats Are REALLY Pretending To Believe In "Massive Voter Fraud")

    12/09/2004 3:13:52 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 19 replies · 1,387+ views
    Opinion Journal/ ^ | 12/09/04 | James Taranto
    A few readers have written to us wondering what the Democrats are up to in Ohio. As the Associated Press reported the other day, the party says it plans an "investigation" of "voting problems" there. Terry McAuliffe, the departing party chairman, "said it's too early to tell if Republicans were behind any fraud that may have influenced the outcome in Ohio." Yet "McAuliffe said the party is not seeking to overturn the result"--an implicit acknowledgment that Bush won fair and square.
  • Chris Matthews "Goes Off' On College Student!

    12/08/2004 2:47:35 PM PST · by GaryL · 160 replies · 6,475+ views
    Free Republic | December 8, 2004 | Gary L. Livacari
    As some of you Freepers know, my son Gary is a sophomore student at George Washington University (DC) and is a conservative political columnist for school newspaper, the GW Hatchet. As a matter of fact, he’s the only conservative on a very liberal newspaper staff. This morning, he was invited to a Republican Women’s Breakfast at the Willard Hotel in downtown Washington, DC, where the guest speaker was to be Chris Matthews. One of the members of the group invited Gary because she knew of his reputation as a good political debater who doesn’t get intimidated, and she wanted him...
  • Conspiracy Theories (The Point)

    12/07/2004 3:22:51 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 11 replies · 579+ views
    News Central ^ | 12/07/2004 | Mark Hyman
    The presidential election was more than a month ago yet the three and a-half million-vote victory margin for George Bush is still not convincing enough for the Angry Left. They are still looking for evidence of conspiracies, of voting fraud and of proof that the election was somehow stolen. As an example, consider the comments of Ian H. Solomon, an associate dean of Yale Law School. In a published OpEd, Solomon argued the election is "not over." He wrote "The legitimacy of our democratic process… has been called into question repeatedly." And he demanded "an audit of the election process"...
  • Ohio Certifies Bush Win by 119,000 Votes

    12/06/2004 6:56:36 PM PST · by LouAvul · 26 replies · 1,197+ views
    yahoo ^ | 12-6-04
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - This battleground state on Monday certified President Bush (news - web sites)'s 119,000-vote victory over John Kerry (news - web sites), even as the Kerry campaign and third-party candidates prepared to demand a statewide recount. The president won Ohio with 2.86 million votes, or 51 percent, to Kerry's 2.74 million votes, or 49 percent. The 118,775-vote lead was closer than the unofficial election night margin of 136,000, but not enough to trigger a mandatory recount. Absentee ballots and provisional votes counted after election night made most of the difference. "This was an election where you have some...
  • A Corporate Election (Barbra Streisand blames "corporations" for her candidate's election loss)

    12/06/2004 6:10:50 PM PST · by Stoat · 56 replies · 1,414+ views
    Babs' Blog ^ | December 6, 2004 | Barbra Streisand
    A Corporate Election ...Barbra Streisand Posted on December 6, 2004 Regardless of partisanship, the essence of our voting process must have integrity. Why are we allowing private for-profit corporations, loyal to politicians that give them lucrative contracts worth millions of dollars, manage our votes? How can we trust the outcome of our elections when we have outsourced the managing of our electoral process and the counting of the ballots to private corporations who keep secret from election administrators the program codes for their software and refuse to offer a verifiable auditable paper trail for each vote? We cannot have a...
  • Caption This (Mahmoud Abbas supporter)

    12/05/2004 10:29:48 AM PST · by weegee · 7 replies · 826+ views
    Associated Press Via New York Times ^ | 12/3/2004 | Mohammed Ballas/Associated Press
    Vote Or Die!
  • Canada's not so nice, after all

    12/05/2004 8:08:28 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 125 replies · 3,626+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2004 | NORA JACOBSON
    Anti-American attitudes are a daily fact of life in Great White NorthBy NORA JACOBSON I moved to Canada after the 2000 election. Although I did it mainly for career reasons — I got a job whose description read as though it had been written precisely for my rather quirky background and interests — at the time I found it gratifying to joke that I was leaving the United States because of George W. Bush. It felt fine to think of myself as someone who was actually going to make good on the standard election-year threat to leave the country. Also,...
  • Crusty Dan & Sideshow Al

    12/04/2004 8:07:26 AM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 4 replies · 712+ views
    Simply Swagger ^ | 12/2/2004 | BobLee Swagger
    Crusty Dan & Sideshow Al ... Thanks guys! Who thought that the enjoyment of Nov 2 could get better …For Conservs, watching America “turn red” that night was almost as much fun as watching “the media elite” morph into constipated trolls as the actual returns belied the bogus exit polls. The “post mortem” analysis is as much fun as the night itself; but BobLee thinks “Crusty Dan” Rather & “Sideshow AlGore” are not getting the credit due them. The endless lists of “why they didn’t win” are pretty much conforming to tradition … Those Repub voters are even stupider than...
  • LAMEST... EXCUSE... EVER. [Gov. Rendell Blames 9/11 for Kerry Loss]

    12/03/2004 4:00:26 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 55 replies · 2,933+ views
    NRO: The Kerry Spot ^ | 12/03 | Jim Geraghty
    LAMEST... EXCUSE... EVER. Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, on Paula Zahn last night: I'm not going to wring my hands over this election. If 9/11 had never happened, John Kerry would be president-elect today. I have no doubt about that. I'm still shaking my head over this. "Yeah, well, if this was still the 1990s, and there hadn't been that shocking, world-changing upheaval of American daily life and the entire political landscape, you know, we would have won. So you guys just got lucky!" A new Democratic slogan for the 2006 midterm: "You would vote for us if 9/11 hadn't...
  • LIVE THREAD: 4th Circuit San Diego Mayoral Election Hearing

    12/03/2004 11:05:27 AM PST · by newzjunkey · 40 replies · 2,965+ views
    AM 600 KOGO ^ | Dec 3, 2004 | Self
    The hearing is just about the start. John Howard's case will be heard by the 4th Circuit to determine if there should be a new election, if Donna Frye's write-in candidacy was invalid and other related issues.
  • The Tyranny of Same-Sex Marriage

    12/02/2004 7:12:16 AM PST · by Grig · 28 replies · 1,224+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 2, 2004 | Paul Albers
    New Brunswick MP Rob Moore's private member's bill (Bill C-268) is similar to two previous bills that have come before Parliament in the past decade asking for a vote in support of the traditional definition of marriage. The first bill passed easily and the second one was defeated by only five votes. The result of a third vote is hard to predict following the Liberal's electoral losses. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Liberals wanted avoid the issue for as long as possible, so the House of Commons Procedure and House Affairs Committee has declared that Bill C-268 is 'non-votable'. As Moore accurately...
  • ELECTION 2004 Kerry campaign won't surrender (Sore Loser Alert)

    12/02/2004 9:08:09 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies · 1,170+ views ^ | December 1, 2004 |
    Though Election Day was almost one month ago and Sen. John Kerry conceded the presidential race, his campaign is still not giving up in Ohio, the state which gave President Bush enough electoral votes for re-election.
  • ELECTION 2004 Ohio recount all but certain

    12/02/2004 9:05:22 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 19 replies · 1,793+ views ^ | November 15, 2004 |
    Two third-party presidential candidates say they've raised enough money to file for an official recount of the vote in Ohio, which President Bush won on Nov. 2 and where some observers claim there were irregularities and fraud in the election. Green Party candidate David Cobb announced today that the $113,600 needed to file for a recount had been raised, "with the vast majority in the $10-$50 range," said his media director, Blair Bobier. The fund-raising effort began on Thursday.
  • Ohio Certified countes actually do a RECOUNT! That's why it takes so long!

    12/01/2004 10:16:55 AM PST · by Go Bucks and Bush · 10 replies · 537+ views
    Part of the counties certification process in Ohio involves running ballots thru counters again, checking provisionals for validity, and cross checking voter number tallies with total votes to ensure no errors in tabulation. Each election board, regardless of county breakdown, consists of an equal amount of Dems and Reps and they vote to certify the counties results after all reasonable checks have been made to ensure accuracy. Thus far in the counties that have certified there hasn't been one dissenter. Ohio has one of the most extensive certification process in the country. If you want to check this out yourself,...
  • No flaw is found in Bush's state win

    11/29/2004 6:26:48 AM PST · by RepCath · 22 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 11-28-2004 | Meg Laughlin
    Some critics have alleged that Florida's majority vote for President Bush was flawed. The Herald counted the votes in three North Florida counties and found little discrepancy. BY MEG LAUGHLIN AND DAVID KIDWELL LAKE BUTLER - Since George W. Bush captured Florida and the White House again, critics have fixed their sights on northern pockets of the Sunshine State and asked: How did the Republicans win so heavily in counties stocked with Democrats? Some wondered whether Florida's tally was corrupt, with one Internet site writing: ``George W. Bush's vote tallies, especially in the key state of Florida, are so...
  • Jack and the Beanstalk and Party Realignment (Nice essay on the GOP's future)

    11/28/2004 10:41:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 1 replies · 600+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 28, 2004 | Richard Reeb
    Jack and the Beanstalk and Party Realignment  Every since Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1980, along with Republican control of the Senate and a 33-seat pickup in the House of Representatives, students of American politics have investigated, debated and debunked the theory of party realignment in that case. But the 1994 GOP takeover of Congress, and the gains in both houses of Congress that accompanied George W. Bush's election and re-election in 2000 and 2004, have raised the question again. I believe the trend is pretty obvious, but these elections are at best watersheds, which becomes apparent once we...
  • Some letters to the Boston Globe about the election

    11/28/2004 1:47:04 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/28/04 | Readers of the Boston Globe
    1)WELL, THE election is over but the whining goes on. So much for healing. Horrified liberals, enraged left-wing conspiracy theorists, the Democratic leadership, the media, and the Hollywood beautiful people, among others, are all pointing fingers in every direction laying blame for John Kerry's defeat. Many declare the election was lost to values held by ignorant, ultra-religious, biased hicks and rednecks. Read more here 2)BEFORE THE election, a book title, "What's the Matter with Kansas?," was popular in some circles. With the results now in, we might want to ask the question "What's the matter with Massachusetts?" The Massachusetts Supreme...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-27-04 ("Alright - Am I the only DU'er who thinks Kerry actually lost?")

    11/27/2004 5:02:10 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 115 replies · 1,626+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 27, 2004 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The most entertaining thing about the DUmmies since the election is the fact that most of them CAN’T accept the election results. So desperate are the DUmmies to overturn the election results that they gladly pour money into the coffers of a con artist who is using their dough to stay at plush hotels and pay for the filming of her own vote fraud documentary which she plans to market for buku bucks. Take a look at the DUmmie “Voting Issues” section of the forum and you can see how the DUmmies are doing everything to avoid reality by organizing...
  • Judge Denies 3rd Party Recount Request

    11/27/2004 12:04:10 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP ^ | November 27, 2004
    A federal judge denied a request by third-party presidential candidates who want to force a "recount" of Ohio ballots even before the official count is finished. US District Judge James G. Carr in Toledo ruled that the candidates have a right under Ohio law to a recount. But Carr says they have not shown "that they will be harmed irreparably if the recount is not completed by the time Ohio's electors to the Electoral College must be certified." The judge says two third-party candidates seeking the recount can't credibly claim that they garnered enough votes to have Ohio's presidential electors...
  • ARIZONA: State Kerry voters mainly anti-Bush

    11/24/2004 9:00:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 498+ views
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | 11-24-04 | By Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- John Kerry lost Arizona -- and probably the presidency -- because the best reason people could give for voting for him is that he wasn't George W. Bush, a new statewide survey shows. Fully one out of four people who said they voted for Kerry said their prime reason was to put someone other than the incumbent in the White House, according to pollster Bruce Merrill. And nearly as many said they voted for the Democratic nominee because they were against the war in Iraq and the way the president was waging it. As to a positive...
  • Presidential Packages Lure Republicans to D.C.

    11/23/2004 7:26:55 AM PST · by eagle11 · 4 replies · 413+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | November 23, 2004 | Darlene Superville
    WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. capital gears up for President George W. Bush's second inauguration, some of its finest hotels are dreaming up ways to lure big-spending Republican Party loyalists and Bush supporters to their properties. The Ritz-Carlton offers four nights in a luxury suite, first-class airfare, a pair of seats at the inaugural parade, a butler who travels to a guest's home to pack guests' belongings in new Louis Vuitton luggage, and other perks to any couple willing to spend $150,000 -- about the same as a year's tuition for four students at Yale, Bush's alma mater. For one-sixth...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-23-04 AM Edition ("Do extreme conspiracy theories hurt our cause?")

    11/23/2004 6:23:05 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 85 replies · 1,189+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 23, 2004 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The main reason that the inhabitants of my DUmmie Ant Farm are interesting is that they are FUnnie!!! And the main reason why they are FUnnie is because they constantly come up with kooky conspiracy theory, even when the facts contradict such theories. An example is the Ohio Provisional Vote Count which, with half the counties counted as of this posting, show that Bush has a LEADING margin over Kerry. For a short while, as you can see in yesterdays PM edition of the DUmmie Funnies, the DUmmies were dispiritedly discussing this topic so disheartening to them. So this morning...
  • Bush Popularity Rises In Post-Election US

    11/23/2004 1:09:00 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 5 replies · 736+ views
    AFP ^ | Mon Nov 22
    President George W. Bush's popularity rose to 55 percent in a poll released, three weeks after he won a November 2 presidential election. The CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll also showed 42 percent of Americans do not believe Bush is doing a good job. A Gallup poll conducted November 7-10, a week after the Republican leader defeated Democratic Senator John Kerry, showed that 53 percent of Americans approved of Bush's handling of his job. Only 48 percent approved of his performance in a survey taken October 29-31. Monday's poll shows that outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell is the Bush administration's most...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-22-04 AM Edition ("Are we urinating into the prevailing advection.....?")

    11/22/2004 7:18:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies · 1,404+ views
    Varioius DUmmies and Assorted MOrons | November 22, 2004 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    This DUmmie THREAD passed the audition process right away to enter the DUmmie FUnnies due to its catchy title, “Are we urinating into the prevailing advection about a possible reversal?” Okay, the term “urinating” will always get my attention in any thread title but could somebody out there explain just what “advection” means? Anyway, in addition to the title, this is an interesting DUmmie thread since is highlights the continuing DUmmie Delusion that John Kerry will somehow end up inaugurated as president this January. The DUmmies might have just a wee bit more credibility if they didn’t already blow a...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-19-04 PM Edition ("We're Uncovering MASSIVE FRAUD!!"}

    11/19/2004 3:56:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 78 replies · 1,186+ views
    Various DUmmies and Assorted MOrons | November 19, 2004 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies as you can see is this bizarro THREAD are JUBILANT over massive election fraud they supposedly discovered. I say “supposedly” because not a bit of proof of such fraud is even presented. And yet they are making plans for the Kerry inauguration in January. I am wondering how long these DUmmie Delusions will continue and I must now conclude that they won’t end until nearly high noon on Jan. 20, when, until a few minutes before the swearing in ceremony, they will still hold out hope for a Kerry presidency. They are in for a big surprise. However,...
  • OHIO: Rejected ballots total 665 in Trumbull County

    11/19/2004 6:56:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies · 3,004+ views
    The director can't recall a higher number of provisional votes being rejected. WARREN — The Trumbull County Board of Elections has rejected 665 provisional ballots cast in the general election, and is continuing its official vote count. The elections board met Thursday to rule on the provisional ballots and to go ahead with its official count. Reasons why the 665 ballots were tossed out, explained director Norma J. Williams, are: * 353 people were proved to be not registered to vote in Trumbull County. * 251 people voted in the wrong precinct. * 61 did not complete or sign all...