Wednesday, May 11, 2005

One Last Time, Bush Did Not Steal the Election

I had hoped the whole “Bush stole the election” story had died the death it deserves. It hasn’t. Jim Lampley has revived the story on a post at the brand new, vanity blog Huffington Post.

We’re not going to get into the debate. There is minor fraud in every election, on both sides. But the vast Karl Rove engineered conspiracy idea has been so thoroughly debunked that it can only be believed by those in the deepest denial. (Debunking here, here and here.)

I have a theory as to why certain Democrats believe the election was stolen. The left simply refuses to admit that the American people would actually legitimately re-elect Bush, a President they believe is both stupid and evil. Listen to the left and you’ll hear two arguments for why Bush won: 1) he didn’t, the election was rigged OR 2) the people have been brainwashed. Both deny the truth that Bush simply appealed to more Americans.

If the Democrats want to regain power, they must get out of the mindset that the Republicans are using deceit and crime to win elections. If liberals, like the pseudo-bloggers at Huffington Post, want to burn their energy trading in conspiracy theories rather than doing the hard work of communicating their beliefs, they’ll lose in two ways. First, they’ll squander time and energy they could be using to honestly persuade voters to return to the Democrats. And second, they’ll look like a bunch of nuts.

It’s exactly this kind of hysteria that drove me to leave the Democratic party.

7 Comments:

At 4:04 PM, Blogger mommadona said...

As a moderate who was once a Republican...

NOPE...WON'T GO AWAY..CAUSE HE DID.

Diebold
ES&S
Hacker Training Schools in Florida - "Faith-Based" at that

Hey, if this "normal" moderate can see thru the whistles and bells....

 
At 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry....the 2000 election stunk...and the 2004 reeked....of right-wing coup.

The entire state of FL should have been recounted in 2000...so what if they took 2-4 weeks...if we're gonna get stuck with a President ina hotly contested race, then let's have more certainty....not less.

After 2000, the GOP controlled Congress made it easier to hack the vote in 2004....not more difficult. Those e-voting systems were totally flawed and fraught in security issues. No paper trails? IF Diebold makes ATMs...they can make totally verifiable voting machines and systems too. I hope another Deep Throat or Daniel Ellsberg shows up sometime.

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

For more debunking of this conspiracy, read this.

Very few people know the facts behind the rumors. Like all conspiracy theories, this one is fueled by misinformation and wishful thinking. For instance, there were no Diebold machines used in Ohio. And all electronic voting machines in Ohio had a paper trail. There was a recount. Each county reconted their own ballets. And every county has a bi-partisan committee to do this. How could Ohio have possibly been stolen?

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Zappster said...

To me, as a non-badged conservative who thinks Bush is a liberal [his admininstration IS, by any historic measure], its MORE scary to me that he came within a whisker of losing the election to a ticket that is not merely incompetent, but treacherous. I keep going over it in my mind...."this country ALMOST elected a far-left blame-america-first ticket headed by a phony warrior who did, in fact, work for the enemy during the Vietnam disaster"

 
At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The unspoken truth of the 2000 election dispute in Florida is always ignored by the left: Gore never led; not on election night, not after any statewide recount, not after adding the votes from county hand recounts, and not even in the exhaustive statewide post—election recounts conducted by the major state and national newspapers (in almost all of which Bush wound up ahead when any consistent method of counting was used.) Pick your method of counting chads, and it doesn't matter. Bush won.

Another myth is that Gore simply wanted all the votes counted. This is absolutely false. Gore lawyers and their supporters attempted to disqualify votes of some military voters overseas, and of absentee voters in several Florida counties. Both groups, not surprisingly, strongly supported Bush.

Nationwide, Gore won a plurality (not a majority) of the reported popular vote tally, leading Bush by approximately 540,000 votes, a 0.5% margin, while losing narrowly to Bush in the Electoral College (271—266). This split between the popular and electoral College results in the 2000 election has its historical parallels, which diminish the contention that a deep historic injustice was done.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2004/01/the_myth_of_the_stolen_electio.html

 
At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The unspoken truth of the 2000 election dispute in Florida is always ignored by the left: Gore never led; not on election night, not after any statewide recount, not after adding the votes from county hand recounts, and not even in the exhaustive statewide post—election recounts conducted by the major state and national newspapers (in almost all of which Bush wound up ahead when any consistent method of counting was used.) Pick your method of counting chads, and it doesn't matter. Bush won.

Another myth is that Gore simply wanted all the votes counted. This is absolutely false. Gore lawyers and their supporters attempted to disqualify votes of some military voters overseas, and of absentee voters in several Florida counties. Both groups, not surprisingly, strongly supported Bush.

Nationwide, Gore won a plurality (not a majority) of the reported popular vote tally, leading Bush by approximately 540,000 votes, a 0.5% margin, while losing narrowly to Bush in the Electoral College (271—266). This split between the popular and electoral College results in the 2000 election has its historical parallels, which diminish the contention that a deep historic injustice was done.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2004/01/the_myth_of_the_stolen_electio.html

 
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