October 5, 2006
Democrats: Discount Every Vote
Former Rep. Mark Foley resigned. I know, this isn't news; he did it many days ago. But evidently, it's news to Democrats... who are now demanding that voters not be told that Foley is no longer the candidate, and that Joe Negron is running instead:
Rules prohibit taking Foley's name off the ballot so close to the November 7 election. So the Republicans' replacement nominee, Joe Negron, asked election supervisors to post signs at the polls telling voters that ballots cast for Foley will actually go to Negron.
Democrats cried foul, contending that such a notice is tantamount to posting a partisan political advertisement inside voting stations, which is not allowed.
"What they're attempting to do is electioneering communications, which is illegal because you can't do that within 100 feet of a polling place," said Florida Democratic Party spokesman Mark Bubriski.
How is it conceivably "electioneering" to post a sign that simply says one guy is out and another is running in his place? It's not like this has never come up before in Florida:
The suggested language has been used in other such cases, and reads:
"Due to a withdrawal of a candidate after the Primary Election which resulted in the substitution of a new candidate by the respective party: In the race for Representative In Congress, District 16, any vote cast for Mark Foley (REP) shall be counted as a vote for Joe Negron (REP)."
That isn't electioneering; that's simply letting voters know that they're not actually voting for a sexual pervert. But evidently, that is exactly what the Democrats don't want: they don't want voters to know.
It was the Democrats themselves (the George Soros-funded group CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) who sat on the IMs until after the deadline had passed to replace Foley's name on the ballot. And now, they hope that at least some voters mistakenly believe that voting for Foley means that Foley himself will return to the House of Representatives.
This is the same party that, after forcing Tom DeLay out of the House by a bogus indictment, subsequently sued in court to prevent the Republicans from being able to replace him with another candidate on the ballot. And then, when the GOP quickly rallied behind a single write-in candidate, Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, they fought even harder (unsuccessfully, this time) to prevent signs being put up telling voters that votes for DeLay would be counted for Sekula-Gibbs instead.
Couple this with the Democrats' attempts in the 2000 election to disenfranchise not only a couple of thousand military personnel, but also 25,000 absentee voters in Florida's Martin and Seminole Counties, and a very, very disturbing picture emerges:
It is quite clear that the inaptly named Democratic Party is in fact overtly hostile to democracy in all its forms. They cannot stand democracy, because they cannot control it; too often, the people thwart the aristocratic vision of the Antidemocratic Party by rudely electing Republicans!
In the minds of "Democrats," this is an outrage that must cease immediately. Hence, they're constantly in the state and federal courts, trying to sue their way into the statehouse, the federal House, and the White House.
Sadly, this has become such a "dog bites man" story that nobody seems to care much anymore.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 5, 2006, at the time of 4:25 PM
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The following hissed in response by: kimsch
Didn't the Dems in Missouri elect a dead man? (Carnahan)
The above hissed in response by: kimsch at October 6, 2006 6:52 AM
The following hissed in response by: Big D
Of course Democrats hate Democracy. It is self evident.
Their entire philosophy is based on the concept that you, the voter, are weak, helpless, stupid, and can't possibly be expected to take care of your own retirement, pay for your own health care, teach your children, or protect yourself from criminals. You are not responsible for yourself or your actions. You are in fact a child.
If this is what they believe, then why oh why should you then be entrusted with the most important duty of all, electing them to office?
Go back over the last 100 years of history, and you will find Democrats reliably at the center of every vote stealing and rigging scandal, from Jim Crow to the last election.
Look at how they so frequently pursue their desires - through the courts, which is the least democratic means imaginable.
The following hissed in response by: Don
Democrats hostile to democracy in all it's forms. Not so, Dafydd! For shame!
I've seen Democrats stoutly maintain that polling places be kept open to record votes even after the deadline has passed. Not once, but several times!
Democrats are also stout defenders of maintaining the balloting rights of the deceased.....
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