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Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:17 PM

This day is the twentieth anniversary of Bush v. Gore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_v._Gore

I remember it like it was yesterday. There have been bad days in US history, but I count 12/12/00 as one of the darkest.

And yet it seems the current court has turned away from finishing the fall. For now. I take heart from this. Somewhat.

Shall we overcome?

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Reply This day is the twentieth anniversary of Bush v. Gore. (Original post)
byronius Dec 2020 OP
roamer65 Dec 2020 #1
TrishaJ Dec 2020 #2
Dem4Life1102 Dec 2020 #7
FoxNewsSucks Dec 2020 #3
3catwoman3 Dec 2020 #4
doubleplusgood Dec 2020 #5
Yeehah Dec 2020 #6
pat_k Dec 2020 #8

Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:19 PM

1. Hard to believe it's been 20 years.

That broken election really marked the downfall of the American empire.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:26 PM

2. I couldn't help but remember

James Baker on the networks saying, "the votes have been counted, and recounted and counted again..." Baker represented the Bush campaign.

in reference to Florida. And I think of that today and smile for my state of Georgia: the votes have been counted and recounted and recounted and recounted AGAIN

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Response to TrishaJ (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:36 PM

7. Except Florida was never fully recounted

 

Most counties just re-tabulated their memory cards. They never ran the ballots through the machines again which they were supposed to do.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:28 PM

3. Happy Junta day, everyone!

It was a close call 20 years ago, closer this year, and they're not done trying yet.

We can never forget how much republicon scum lust for absolute power.

The Handmaid's Tale is their wet dream come true.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 04:35 PM

4. Another day that shall...

...live in infamy.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:27 PM

5. The country was fucked on Dec. 12, 2000

And 9 months later? Sept. 11, 2001.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:31 PM

6. That decision and Citizens United has just about destroyed the USA

Maybe the role of the Supreme Court in this democracy needs examined.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2020, 05:51 PM

8. Followed by the unforgivable Congressional failure on Jan 6, 2001

In his dissent, Justice Breyer essentially instructed Congress of their duty. The Bush v. Gore rendered the Florida election incomplete, and therefore unlawful under Florida law. It was up to Congress, not the courts, to judge the legality of the electors and throw them out.

Congress failed to defend against the coup.

Perhaps the most shameful moment in the last 30 years.

A turning point.

Had they done their duty, we would not have become the "torturer" nation. Standing strong for moral principle may have given our leadership the guts to do MUCH more (like impeaching the 5 black-robed traitors). The state of this nation today would likely have been very different -- for the better.


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