January 07, 2005

Get Over It!

You know, I just realized that a few Democrats made colossal idiots of themselves yesterday, and I didn't blog about it. I will now remedy that situation.

This WAPO article (registration required) gives a good summary of the freak show that took place:

Invoking rules that sometimes seem as quaint as quill pens, the House and Senate yesterday certified President Bush's reelection despite a rare objection, which was intended to spotlight voting irregularities in Ohio and elsewhere.

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) interrupted the ritual roll call of each state's "certificate of electoral votes" in a joint session of Congress, contending that Ohio's results were not "regularly given." The presiding officer, Vice President Cheney, followed constitutional guidelines and sent lawmakers to their respective chambers so that each house could debate the matter for two hours.

They just don't get it. Kerry conceded, the recounts only reduced Bush's lead by a couple hundredths of a percent, there was no credible evidence of intimidation or tampering, and they still won't let the election end. Pathetic.

The outcome was never in doubt. With Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) having long ago conceded Ohio and the Nov. 2 election, Boxer and Tubbs Jones said their only goal was to highlight Ohio's Election Day problems, which included long voting lines in several minority neighborhoods compared with short lines in affluent areas.

Oh no! Long lines! The horror! THE HORROR!!!

Give me a break. Why would you hold up a Constitutional procedure because of freakin' lines? I have to wait in line to get food at school, but I don't assume that the dining hall is trying to starve me. It just so happens that some places operate less efficiently than others. Deal with it. People who feel threatened because they have to wait in line to vote really shouldn't be voting, in my opinion.

Boxer told colleagues that Americans have fought for social, economic and criminal justice, and she said, "Now we must . . . fight for electoral justice."

You could start by not screwing with the certification process, moron.

On the House floor, Tubbs Jones said the objection was "the only immediate avenue to bring these causes to light."

That's funny, because I remember hearing about this crap even before it happened. Aren't self-fulfilling prophecies great?

Skip a few paragraphs...Aha! Here's more fun:

Earlier in the day, more than 100 protesters rallied in front of the White House to demand and, ultimately, celebrate Boxer's decision to join Tubbs Jones in protesting the Ohio vote.

Why do I get the feeling that some of those protesters didn't actually vote?

They gathered in Lafayette Park, where speakers including Jesse L. Jackson, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and former Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb portrayed the November election as having been compromised by error and fraud, and demanded that the Senate do something about it.

Because when people think honesty, they think "Jesse Jackson." Seriously, I understand concerns about poll workers not knowing how to do their jobs, but this "fraud" BS just needs to stop. If the Republicans really did steal the election, why would they do it in the exact way the Democrats said they would? Wouldn't the VRWC come up with something more creative? The moonbats were complaining about this stuff last freakin' year. If there really was a huge conspiracy to commit election fraud, they wouldn't have done it the way they've been accused of doing it since 2000. That's just poor planning.

"Some senators . . . have gone to Ukraine to investigate that election," Jackson said. "They've gone to Iraq. But not one has gone to Columbus, Ohio."

I was going to try and come up with a witty response to this, but...why bother? It fisks itself.

We also have this little nugget from National Review:

...a friend watching e-mails: "I just watched [Rep. Jon] Conyers on c-span praising Michael Moore as a truth teller."

B-b-b-b-b-but I thought Michael Moore was an extremist who had no influence whatsoever on national politics! Isn't that what liberals say every time someone condemns him for making fake documentaries? Oh, I'm so confused!

These useless idiots won't be happy until Bush is impeached for being a poopy-head.

(Hat tips to The Wardrobe Door and Ace of Spades HQ)

Posted by CD on January 7, 2005 05:51 PM
Category: Fiskings
Semi-Intelligent Comments

You didn't watch it? It was as if C-SPAN had become comedy Central!

Posted by: jaws at January 7, 2005 06:07 PM

I wouldn't want to deal with the broken TV screen that would result from my witnessing that debacle.

Posted by: CD at January 7, 2005 06:10 PM

it's funny, i waited in line 5.5 hours to vote. One person im the line copped out after 3 hours, everybody else stayed. They kept the polls open for us, that is, everybody in line when the polls closed was allowed to vote. And everybody that i was in line with said that thi was the single most important election they'd EVER participated in. :-D It just so happened that their horse (figure of speech, honestly) placed. And this was something that i drove two hours to do, then another three hours back to school (to party for what it's worth) That was 10.5 hours out of my day in the process of voting, so i really don't give a flying copulation about long lines.

You know, over the break i've been back at my old job at the hardware store adn when people asked me what i had to be smiling about, i always said "At least i don't live in Ohio." Thanks for another reason to say it.

Posted by: tommy at January 7, 2005 08:20 PM

"...until Bush is impeached for being a poopy-head."

Sadly, I think a lot of people actually think that this is a valid case for impeachment.

Posted by: Alex D. at January 9, 2005 12:05 AM

Sadly, I think a lot of people actually think that this is a valid case for impeachment.

.... *scratches head* You mean, it's ... not?

Posted by: Katherine at January 10, 2005 11:56 PM
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