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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:41 PM

14. That is such a horrendous lie I cannot believe he said that

It was ALWAYS Baker's intention to get the matter decided by the Supreme Court, and that was from the early moments when the recount dispute broke. They (meaning the Republicans) knew if they could just get it there, Bush* would prevail. Notice I avoided the use of the word "win."

That is exactly why so many taunts were issued to Al Gore, hoping they could goad him into suing. But Al Gore knew half the Country would never accept the one who won a lawsuit as "legitimate." And he was so right about that. So the Republicans filed the first lawsuit, although one reads to the contrary sometimes, because Gore did not budge.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court had absolutely no authority to undo the Florida Supreme's Court decision. The Constitution clearly delegates the authority to run elections to the states, provided each outlines their election laws clearly in their state constitutions. Florida did have its rules outlined, unfortunately both its old ones and its new ones, in its Constitution. Bush played by the old rules, and Gore followed the ones enacted two years before the Presidential election -- contesting the election results and the steps outlining exactly the procedures to be followed.

Once the Florida Supreme Court ruled with its famous words, "The right to vote is paramount" (and that is so true), the matter should have ended with its ruling. For the Supreme Court to intervene based on that Safe Harbor provision (a provision enacted during the days the Pony Express carried the electoral college votes to Washington for the official count and was intended to set a deadline on when the horse and the rider had to be dispatched!) and that frivolous equal weight bomb which didn't even apply to the situation IS A CONSTITUTIONAL OUTRAGE AND MANY WILL NEVER GET OVER. WE JUST LIVE AND LEARN FROM IT ON A CONTINUAL DAILY BASIS.

And your legacy, Scalia, will be that history will regard you as one of the enablers that selected Bush* to be President, a man not qualified in the least to do so and not the winner of the popular vote or the legitimate winner of the electoral college vote since that Florida slate should not have been counted since it violated the state's own constitutional provisions, and in so doing, Scalia you put a man in the Oval Office who TANKED this Country, cost people their jobs, their lives and their trust in their Government. THAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY.



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