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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How's This for Brass Ballage?

On Tuesday, Republicans argued that the entire electoral process in Minnesota is filled with doubt.

In a fundraising plea to supporters, Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that the court’s ruling was “fundamentally misguided” and failed to resolve the equal-protection and due-process violations alleged by the Coleman campaign, saying that some 4,400 absentee ballots remain uncounted.

“It’s frankly shocking that many of the same Democrats who so loudly decried voter disenfranchisement during the Florida recount in 2000 have so quickly run away from that principle when it no longer fits their political agenda,” Cornyn said.

Holy shit! Let me say that again more slowly: Holy. Shit.

This guy is looking to 2000 Florida as a bright and shining moment for his party? And, if you break his statement down, he's saying that the Dems were right and principled in their stand back then. But, he's "shocked" they're not supporting Coleman's position in 2009.

Let me break it down for you Mr. Cornyn: 'We try not to support cheaters. We're kind of weird about that.'

And before any of you get on your high horse [Crazy Michelle Bachman, I'm looking at you!] and say, 'Oh! He's not cheating; he's just exercising his rights under the law." BS! Norm Coleman is a cheater.

Coleman is cheating the citizens of Minnesota out of representation; with his assertions, he is cheating and cheapening the legacy of the decent principled people of Florida who back in 2000 had tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people of color bamboozled out of their votes; Coleman is cheating the U.S. by blocking a senate vote during a time of stress and change; he is cheating because he's not looking for fairness or equality or justice -- he just wants to win.

Here is Coleman's legacy: When the Election Night tally had him up by a few hundred votes, he publicly begged Franken to concede -- even though a recount was automatic by law -- in order to save the people of Minnesota the cost of a recount.

'It's what I would do,' he lied.

This reminds me of the old Southerners during the Civil Rights era who decided to filibuster -- I believe Strom Thurmond read the phonebook for hours straight -- in order to block votes on the Civil Rights bill.

My hope for this sleazebag is that he goes the way of Rudy Boschwitz and falls out of everyone's memory forever.

link | posted by Jae at 7:53 AM |


Anonymous Anonymous commented at 10:27 AM~  

My dad used to say, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Norm.

The Republican party is not about governing. It's about money- and power-grabbing. Period. Anything that comes out of Norm's mouth regarding the 2008 election is designed to make sure he hangs on to his.

For six years he took his marching orders from the party. I got the feeling he didn't even bother to ask what it was he was rubber stamping most of the time. Now the party wants him to drag this Goddamn election contest out as far as it can possibly go... just to keep a Democrat from occupying that Senate seat.

Pawlenty -- hoping to be the next Republican presidential pick -- will happily oblige. He is this year's Kathryn Harris.

And those poor (literally) right wing idiots (literally) out on the streets "tea-bagging" today don't even get that the only thing they're serving is the careers of the Coleman's and the Hannity's of America.


Anonymous Anonymous commented at 10:28 AM~  

Oh, and did I mention that they're racists too?

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