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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...