Posts tagged ‘2000 election’

October 6, 2013

Greg Jayne Misses the Mark on Political Rancor

by lewwaters

Bush, Kill T-ShirtThe Lazy C’s Greg Jayne says in his column today, “That 2010 election, when Republicans took control of the House, served as a harbinger of the rancor that has followed in Washington, D.C.”

While I appreciate his editorials much more than the bombastic, vitriolic, hate everything right of Mao John Laird, I must take exception to that sentence. The real rancor started in earnest right after Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in 2000 and has not abated since.

From years of “Kill Bush” to erroneous cries of “stolen election,” Democrats went on an all out assault against anything Republican or remotely conservative.

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September 26, 2012

How Much Fraud In Elections Is Acceptable?

by lewwaters

The GOP used voter intimidation and outright fraud to hand Florida to George W. Bush in 2000, and if we don’t stop them, they’ll do it again.” – New Jersey Democrat Senator Jon Corzine

Twelve years later and we still hear that cry coming from the Democrat camp, how Republicans “stole the 2000 election.” Never mind it is a lie that was quickly put to rest by a consortium of news media including the New York Times who wrote Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote.

I’ve lost count of how many times we have heard the cry “stolen election” coming from the Democrats, even once hearing regarding the controversial results in Washington State’s 2004 gubernatorial race, “consider that payback for 2000” from a local Democrat.

After President Bush won again in the 2004 election, the cries came to include Diebold Voting Machines “delivered Ohio to President Bush,” and “Ohio is the Florida of 2004.”

Of course, when Democrats made sweeping wins in 2006, Diebold was vindicated.

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April 17, 2009

Democrat Legislators Select To Invalidate Washington’s National Vote

by lewwaters

democratic_seal In a late night session in Olympia, Washington’s Democrat led House voted to pass and adopt Senate Bill 5599, “Approving the entry of Washington into the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.”

In essence, this is a move to do away with the Electoral College, which actually selects the President every election based upon how each individual state votes.

In actuality, this “National Vote” referendum turns the selection of our Presidency over to those heaviest populated states that will receive the most attention from candidates, as they will forgo visits and campaigning in lesser-populated states that will no longer matter.

In reality, this is just one more example of sour grapes from Democrats who haven’t gotten over the narrow loss of Al Gore to George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida election and who wish to ensure that their votes count more than those of Republicans.

Since Democrats retook Congress in the 2006 election and seized the White House in the 2008 election, there has been a rapid move to dismantle and invalidate several sections and provisions of our constitution that might challenge their dictatorial powers in the future, including the fair representation of each individual state in selecting the Presidency.

Not unexpected, Clark Counties Jim Jacks and Jim Moeller both voted ‘yea,’ invalidating your future votes when not for Democrats.

Not too unsurprising, a public vote will not be forthcoming on this important change to our voting structure.

As Representative Ed Orcutt said,

This is a huge fundamental change in how our Founding Fathers set up this country. The Electoral College, while sometimes difficult to understand, was set up as a way to protect smaller states from the whims of a handful of high-population states.”

“With this bill, we’re giving away our voice and our votes to other states. This is fundamentally wrong.”

Due to the ignorance of the average voter on the brilliance of the Electoral College, many have been convinced that it denies the rightful winner of the Presidential election their rightful office. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In most presidential elections the vote is far enough apart that the Electoral College vote is nothing more than a mere formality. Only 3 other times in the history of our nation has the Electoral College been called upon to perform as designed and given the office to one who did not win the popular National Vote before the 2000 election, which independent recounts show actually was won by President Bush.

Not unsurprising is our own Columbians disdain for this system, which was acknowledged by CCC at The Columbian’s Ignorance About The Electoral College and is shown once again in their exuberance on the passage of this measure in today’s editorial Legislature sends Electoral College reform measure to governor for signature.

Clark County Conservative maintains that had the 2000 election been reversed and the Electoral Vote went to Democrat Al Gore instead of to Republican George W. Bush, this would not be an issue at all and the effectiveness of the Electoral College would be lauded.

The Columbian editor who wrote this piece claims, “As we have editorialized often, this is undemocratic and un-American,” in regards to the Electoral Vote at times going against the National Popular vote. I fail to see how something written into our constitution is either “undemocratic or un-American.”

Then again, Democrats have repeatedly shown they have little use for our constitution for some time now. Not educating the public about the true worthiness of the Electoral Collegeis just one example of the Sour Grapes held since 2000 and the disdain for our constitution as they continue in their efforts to dismantle it.

The Columbian also tells us,

Washingtonians largely support this common-sense reform. Four months ago, a statewide poll of 800 voters by the national firm Public Policy Polling showed that 77 percent wanted the leading vote-getter to win the presidency.”

We are not informed as to the demographics of those “800” out of a population of well over 6,000,000, leaving the claim at best questionable.

Our liberties and constitution are being withered away before our very eyes and justified by those Democrats who are openly transforming a free nation into a Socialist one. Not only are they bankrupting the nation under every increasing massive indebtedness to foreign countries, we have direct assaults on our liberties, while the newly elected president embraces those in foreign lands who despise our nation as much as he does and alienates our long-standing allies.

Spineless Republicans failed to stand up for our rights and too often joined the Democrats in dismantling our liberties.

If you value our freedom and liberty, it is time to take a stand and identify those candidates who support our constitution and get behind them to elect them to office, at all levels.

We must take back America in order to pass along the freedoms we enjoyed to our children and grandchildren.

December 16, 2008

The Columbian’s Ignorance About The Electoral College

by lewwaters

The December 16 edition of the Columbian contains one of the most ignorant articles I have ever seen in their pages, In our view Dec. 16: Flawed System, addressing the Electoral College system set up by our founding fathers long ago.

Even though their favored candidate won both the popular vote and the Electoral vote, which has happened all but 4 times in over 200 years, the Columbian publishes a opinion that the Electoral College should be abolished and instead, we rely solely on the popular vote.

What folly!

In the article, they state,

The Electoral College made sense when the nation’s Founding Fathers designed it to make sure large population centers would not run roughshod over more sparsely populated areas.”

Does it escape the Columbian’s writers and editors that the majority of our over 300 million population continue to reside in just a few states?

We saw in 2004 how just one county swung the governor’s race over the wishes of many of the rest of the counties. Would we desire to see that nationwide on a regular basis?

Equally as ignorant is,

Perhaps the worst part of the Electoral College is that it violates democratic principles of equal votes and equal representation.”

Is it a “Democratic Principle” that the heaviest populated states decide the presidency while lesser-populated states receive no voice in the presidential selection?

In their condemnation of the Electoral system, they craftily avoid the why of the founding fathers setting it up. Some of the perils of going to strictly a popular vote can be seen here.

More information can be found at Electoral College, the most informative section on the whys at page 3.

The 2000 election of George W. Bush over Al Gore is described here, explaining just how and why it works this way, as designed. The previous three times the Electoral Vote was in disagreement with the popular vote is well explained here.

The Electoral College was actually a compromise on how to select our president, popular vote or congressional vote. Popular vote only very likely could result in a president popular only to one region of the country, that region being the one with the heaviest population. Middle America would be ignored and cast aside during campaigning, candidates vying only in the heaviest populated states.

The Electoral College is a brilliant idea set up long ago that has served the country well. The dismay expressed by the left since 2000 over it just shows they never actually looked into it and instead, fall back on knee jerk reactions.

One would think that Clark County’s main source of news would have done their homework before jumping on this and going off half-baked. But, that might require breaking out of the groupthink of the left.

I am left believing that had the 2000 election results been reversed and the Democrat had won the Electoral Vote while the Republican had won the national popular vote, we would not be hearing any calls for abolishing the Electoral College, but would be hearing how marvelous it is and that it works well.

Little wonder they are facing bankruptcy when they won’t even do their homework on such an important and brilliant faction of our election process.