Are democrats more cry babies then republicans

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#1

GUY’S
Since this is a political year for us here in the
united states. I thought I would post this thought.
In 1960 there was a presidential election between
RICHARD NIXON[REPUBLICAN]and JOHN KENNEDY[DEMOCRAT]
RICHARD NIXON lost the election by one vote. Then in the
year 2000 GEORGE BUSH[REPUBLICAN] and AL GORE[DEMOCRAT]
were in a presidential election. GEORGE BUSH won by less then
500 votes,and AL GORE protested it. So to me looking at it from
an indepented point of view[ not caring who won or lost]. It
seemed to me that NIXON regardless of how you feel about
him . Did not cry for losing by one vote,while VICE PRESIDENT
GORE. Made a big bru ha ha about people in one state deomcrats
in FLORIDA not being able to push a little pin into a voting card[
which to me is rediculous] to know who they were voting for
ZAP.:eek::eek:


#2

[QUOTE=zap em;2147287]GUY’S
Since this is a political year for us here in the
united states. I thought I would post this thought.
In 1960 there was a presidential election between
RICHARD NIXON[REPUBLICAN]and JOHN KENNEDY[DEMOCRAT]
RICHARD NIXON lost the election by one vote. Then in the
year 2000 GEORGE BUSH[REPUBLICAN] and AL GORE[DEMOCRAT]
were in a presidential election. GEORGE BUSH won by less then
500 votes,and AL GORE protested it. So to me looking at it from
an indepented point of view[ not caring who won or lost]. It
seemed to me that NIXON regardless of how you feel about
him . Did not cry for losing by one vote,while VICE PRESIDENT
GORE. Made a big bru ha ha about people in one state deomcrats
in FLORIDA not being able to push a little pin into a voting card[
which to me is rediculous] to know who they were voting for
ZAP.:eek::eek:

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The thing about the 2000 election was that W.'s brother was governor of Florida, not that he was “crying” about it. With how close the vote was, and the family ties in state for Bush, it was a no-brainer to have a recount.


#3

Gore’s biggest mistake in the recount of Florida in 2000 is that he requested a recount for only the counties that were overwhelmingly Democrat. The courts ruled this disenfranchised the remainder of the states population. Had Gore requested a recount for the entire state then things would have been more civil, IMO, and most of the court actions would have been avoided. A recount study was done by a media consortium and they found Bush’s margin of victory in Florida would have INCREASED had a proper recount taken place ( http://www.pbs.org/newshour/media/media_watch/jan-june01/recount_4-3.html ). Personally, I think the Democrats pushed the court process too far and should have let a general recount determine the winner. Nixon may not have been the most honest president in the end but in 1960 he did put the country above his own person ambition by not contesting that election.


#4

JHTALISMAN/UTR
You guy’s have both made my point. First of
all BUSH’S brother couldn’t have gotten away
with fixing the election that’s point one. Everyone
knows that most of the media,also in FLORIDA
tend to vote democrat.Second for UTR yes maybe
BUSH may have gotten more votes if the entire state
had been counted,but here’s the point. It was just a
little less then 500 votes. NIXON defeated by KENNEDY
one vote? I stick to my point brother AL was a cry baby.
ZAP.:iagree::iagree:




#5

[QUOTE=UTR;2147329]Gore’s biggest mistake in the recount of Florida in 2000 is that he requested a recount for only the counties that were overwhelmingly Democrat…edit… A recount study was done by a media consortium and they found Bush’s margin of victory in Florida would have INCREASED had a proper recount taken place…[/QUOTE]
Excellent point and absolutely correct.

@Zap, I agree with your comments about the crybaby business…:iagree:
Not to find fault, and maybe a typo, but Kennedy did not win the 1960 election by one vote. The popular vote was close but the difference was [B]49.7 percent to 49.5 percent[/B] and the Electoral College was [B]303 to 219[/B]…comfortable, to say the least.


#6

They may be or be perceived as such, but people get really serious about these things, and sometimes you have to keep every stone unturned. As long as it is within the rules. I say go for it, no mater who it is.


#7

Makes you wonder what the republican agenda really is when this happens
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/26/voter.suppression/index.html


#8

Years ago I was questioned at the ballot box. I showed my drivers license and was allowed to vote. That usually is the long and short of it.


#9

Well, that may have been the way it was.
The question now is, why is it that the republicans are pushing for this in particular states?..who do you think they expect this to benefit?


#10

[QUOTE=deanimator;2147520]Makes you wonder what the republican agenda really is when this happens
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/26/voter.suppression/index.html[/QUOTE]
You raise some legitimate concerns. It is beyond naivité to believe there are[B] no [/B]Republicans or Republican cohorts that would resort to unethical or illegal activites in order to secure the White House. I for one, do not believe that this is a consensus amongst Republicans.

Unfortunately, the Democrats and their cohorts are hardly blameless.
Keep in mind that the issue that first gave rise to this “action” and helped legitimize it, was the ACORN fiasco.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/27/wall.acorn/index.html?iref=werecommend


#11

MAINEMAN
Unfortunatly the supreme court seems to
agree with ACORN’S voter fraud by not disqualifying
the questionable ballots.
ZAP.:(:frowning:




#12

zap em, I think the Supreme Court said it was a state issue and they didn’t want to get involved. Technically, they did not agree with either side.


#13

[QUOTE=zap em;2147604]MAINEMAN
Unfortunatly the supreme court seems to
agree with ACORN’S voter fraud by not disqualifying
the questionable ballots.
ZAP.:(:frowning:

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So sorry Zap…:sad:
The Supreme Court said nothing of the sort.
UTR is correct.
The Supreme Court ruled that the GOP does not have legal standing to file suit.
Essentailly, the court side-stepped the actual merits of the case…rightly or wrongly.

As of my last read on the topic, ACORN is being investigated by the Feds in 10 states for voter fraud and The Justice Dept has launched an investigation into ACORN’s ties with Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac.
No doubt there will be plenty of finger pointing by all sides.

While we can all agree that voter fraud and voter supression cannot be tolerated, I don’t see how any of this could possibly be resolved prior to the election. We’ve all seen plenty of Federal investigations in the past…:rolleyes:…and then there’s getting the Feds to actually [B]do something[/B].
Talk about closing the barn door after all the horses are out!
Reminds me of a line out of Live Free, Die Hard, when Matt says,
[I]“It took FEMA five days to get water to the Superdome”[/I]
Alas, our Federal Government in action…:Z

Maybe The Supreme Court made this a non-issue prior to the election knowing full well the insanity that would ensue otherwise.
Hard to know…