WELL... I awoke this morning to hear James Baker and five of his men succinctly and competently debunk FIVE of the heinous lies, obscurations, and misguided attempts to misguide of Al Gore and Joe Lieberman and William Daly and Deck Gephardt and Christopher Warren and Tom Daschle and Jesse Jackson and the rest of the Gore post-election campaign. You see, Gore gave a speech last night. A whole lotta lyin' goin' on. I hate that man. Listen to him invoke the Constitution yet again. Hypocrite. Listen to him fabricate lies about some mob which stormed the court building in Miami-Dade and demanded the recount stop. Listen to him take such liberty with the truth that he blames Republican lawsuits for "blocking the recount at every turn". Um, what about the Florida Supreme Court, which sided with Gore and threw out all precedent and set up a deadline of Sunday (two days ago), beyond the deadline previously defined by Florida law? What about the variety of ways a vote can come through with merely dimpled chads? What mysticism or divination or prescience is being used to determine the intent of voters on ballots with NO president chosen? Oh, simple: the counters are Democrats!! And volunteers. And nobody works multiple 18 hour days for free doing something as horridly dull as counting votes (actually, holding non-vote ballots up to the light) unless they have some vested interest--and the interest is electing that putrid scum of the earth Al Gore. GOD only knows why ANYONE wants that guy in office! In fact, only God knows what really happened in Florida. Maybe when I get to heaven I can ask who shot Kennedy and who really won Florida. The fact is, we've counted as best we can the VALID ballots several times! Al Gore simply wants to use the power of litigation and 800+ lawyers to either recount over and over in his meticulously chosen counties until he likes the result (wheeee, if he wins, it was FAIR!) OR to tie things up legally until after December 12th/18th, at which point the electoral votes must be cast and Florida wouldn't send any votes at all--resulting in an electoral victory for Gore. There are other Florida counties, apparently less gullible ones, where Bush won the popular vote and where higher percentages of votes were thrown out. If you don't follow the rules, then your vote doesn't get counted. It's NOT a vote. You weren't disenfranchised, you forfeited your right to competently cast a vote. How about the Democratic blocking of hundreds or thousands of absentee votes all over Florida? How about Joe Lieberman's exploits the last couple of days? Do you still think he has some kind of legendary conscience? Hah! He's totally reversed his position on several issues. He's lied about several things, not the least of which is the blocking of overseas absentee votes. The next tactic by the "Sore/Loserman" campaign will be to lobby the electors, to appeal to their, *AHEM*, conscience, to persuade them to "do the right thing" and actually go against what they've been appointed to do, which is vote as their "constituents" voted. In other words, the Dems will try to buy the election where it's easiest to buy it. I've said before, I'm no diehard Republican. I happen to agree with many of the fundamental principles they profess, and I disagree with some. But I think the last three weeks have been both an eye-opening experience and confirmation of what I already thought about the Democratic party and liberal mindset in particular. I don't think Bush is a hero, he's merely okay. Cheney, Colin Powell, these are great men. Bush is much too stiff in his speeches. But that is no crime. Gore is the lowest form of US politician. I think there are some very gullible voters out there. There sure are alot of em in Florida. I think the vote there swung on Gore's scare tactics. He tried to tell people that Bush would be taking away their Social Security benefits, a patent untruth. But, they believed him in droves. Gore claims he has NO CHOICE but to keep on suing. I think people often claim they have no choice when explaining some indefensible action. It's human nature. You can divorce political stances from this whole post-election day debacle and still find the Gore party grossly at fault. But what you really find is that you have Democrats acting like Democrats here. I'm still of the opinion that Gore is going to win this election. I said it before the election, I'll say it again. Gore will do whatever it takes to get elected.
In other news, the Supreme Court just delivered a verdict in a case concerning the random use of police roadblocks on the highway to conduct searches of innocent people's vehicles complete with drug-sniffing dogs. It was declared unconstitutional. I should think that would be fucking obvious. What scares me is the vote went 6-3. Scalia, Thomas, and Rehnquist all thought this measure was fine. Ugh... So the police wanted the right to randomly stop ANYBODY and everybody, in a roadblock situation, force them to get out of the car and submit to a visual examination for drug use and other "criminal" activity, force them to allow their car to be searched, and run drug-sniffing dogs around and possibly inside any and all cars. Does that sound like America? Does that sound more like... some communist dictatorship? Had that been ruled constitutional, what do you think the NEXT step might've been? Do you think Gore appointees to the Supreme Court might swing that vote in the future? I told you Gore scares me...