Tired of Republican bashing
Thu Nov 9 18:36:49 CST 2000
i honestly was not trying to be pejorative in describing the republican
position on this issue. its a legitimate argument to say that the ballot was
known ahead and that people need to fill it out properly.
i guess even my attempt to be fair (and, yep, i'm partisan) fails to bridge
From: Mikedavis13 at aol.com [mailto:Mikedavis13 at aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2000 12:00 PM
To: edebate at ndtceda.com
Subject: Tired of Republican bashing
In a message dated 11/9/00 2:49:42 PM Eastern Standard Time,
hansonjb at whitman.edu writes:
<< this is a sad situation. it is going to pit our country against itself.
the arguments about the issue mirror republican versus democrat
philosophical splits: republican "hey, they knew what the ballot was ahead
of time; if they can't vote properly, then like anywhere else in the
the ballot is thrown out; and the ballot was approved by election
officials." democrate "this ballot was obviously confusing; the results
that people did not understand it; we need to make the election process
and reflect the votes of the people in that district" (there are additional
arguments about this that don't neatly reflect this split but this is at
core of the dispute) >>
All right I'm tired of this. You know I tried to make all of my posts about
this about the facts, but many of the Democrats on this list insist on
personal attacks. Listen there are a bunch of ignorant Republicans out
There are also a bunch of ignorant Democrats. By characterizing Republicans
the way you do (and many have before you) you act as if the Democrats always
take the high road and Republicans are always trying to abuse people. Well,
you know what if the situation were reversed so would the arguments. If Gore
had won and they were doing a recount all of you Democrats would be making
the same arguments that all the Republicans are making. And vice versa. But
trying to pretend that the Democrats crap don't stink is just ridiculous.
They're politicians, they are trying to win a race and the truth is both
sides would have reacted the same way if the shoes were on the other feet.
Republican politicians are crooked, Democratic politicians are crooked,
Buchanan is crooked, Nader is crooked. You don't run for president if you
aren't interested in winning and then you advance whatever argument will
you win. Maybe this is a sad commentary on politics, but its true.
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