Two months after the Presidential election, someone needs
to tell the Democrats they lost, because the party is in real
denial and thats not healthy for our country.
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the hot political
waters of the November election, the sore losers are moaning
and groaning again, making it very difficult to move our country
forward and even tougher for the Democrats to win any major
elections in the future.
The Demos just cant accept that George Bush won by the
Electoral College by a margin of 286 to 252 and the popular
vote by more than 3-million votes. The Demos have been screaming
about the Ohio results and even a recount shows Bush won by
more than 118,000 votes.
How long do we have to deal with all of this unproductive
whining? You lost, you dumb Demos, and you lost fair and square
because you folks and your candidate were out of step with
the majority of regular Americans. We should NOT have to justify
how the majority voted a full two months AFTER the election
results were clearly known to all America.
Denial is always tough to deal with but you Donkey Party types
better get used to it. As Americans, we have learned to take
our lumps and disappointments and move forward in life. We
are not guaranteed total victories all the time in anything
that we do. To expect a victory on every outing is unrealistic
It amazes me how differently the Democrats are responding
to the whipping they got this time as compared to how the
Republicans reacted after Bill Clinton cleaned their clock
in 1992. We are hearing cries of racism, and vote irregularities
(all unproven thus far), and virtually every other sophomoric
One of the more distressing episodes was last weeks
move on the U.S. Senate floor by Californias Barbara
Boxer to try and rewrite the results of the election. Shame
The grizzly details are that as Congress formally certified
President Bush's re-election last Thursday, rancorous political
theater returned to the Capitol when Boxer and Rep. Stephanie
Tubbs-Jones of Ohiohalted the normally routine counting of
Electoral College votes by objecting that Ohio's pivotal election
outcome was seriously flawed.
The futile challenge drew little support, not even from fellow
Democrats. Eighty of their fellow Democrats took a walk on
the vote. Good for them!! But the escapade did give new Sen.
Barack Obama of Illinois the opportunity to take the Senate
floor for the first time to affirm Bush's victory, even as
he stressed the historical importance of taking challenges
to voting rights seriously, a position echoing that of most
Democrats. Talk about politics making strange bedfellows!
Tubbs-Jones and Boxer forced both chambers into debate over
November's presidential election midway through an otherwise
perfunctory reading of the electoral votes from each state
into the congressional record.
Under congressional rules, an objection by one member from
the Senate and one from the House can stop the official certification
of a presidential election, though that has happened only
once in the past 128 years.
With Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker Dennis Hastert
of Illinois presiding over a joint session of both houses,
Tubbs-Jones stood and objected when the moment came to record
Ohio's 20 votes for Bush in his overall 286-to-252 Electoral
College vote win over challenger Sen. John Kerry.
In addition to the political drama, the challenge highlighted
the bitter partisanship that has taken hold of Congress, seemingly
more with each successive election. Like the fight over ethics
rules, which also happened last week, it raised questions
about the ability of Democrats and the majority Republicans
to work together over the next two years as they consider
such weighty domestic issues as Social Security, tax, malpractice
lawsuit and immigration reform, as well as debate the conduct
of the ongoing war in Iraq.
While Cheney barely registered a reaction to the objection,
leading Republicans lashed out at Democrats when the Senate
and the House separated to their individual chambers for debate
over the voting in Ohio.
Rep. Deborah Pryce, an Ohio Republican, was furious. "Their
(Boxer and Tubbs-Jones) intention in this whole process is
merely to sow doubt and undermine public confidence in the
electoral process itself." She said the challenge is
"no more than another exercise in their party's primary
strategy to obstruct, to divide and to destroy.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas called the protest
"a shame," while a White House spokesman said it
was time for the country to move on, not to "engage in
conspiracy theories or partisan politics of this nature."
Leading Democrats, meanwhile, seemed almost apologetic over
the objection, but argued that the challenge was necessary
to draw attention to voting irregularities in urban, primarily
House members of the Congressional Black Caucus joined Tubbs-Jones
in voting to sustain the objection, although Obama, the Senate's
sole African-American, voted against it. Obama not only affirmed
Bush's victory but also restated his belief that the president
received more votes in Ohio. The official count in Ohio, as
mentioned earlier, showed Bush defeating Kerry by about 118,000
votes. Kerry, for his part, was traveling in Iraq and issued
a statement that he had no intention of joining the election
In the Senate, only Boxer voted to sustain the challenge and
it lost 74-1, while the House voted 267-31 to reject the measure.
Talk about being out of step and taking a whipping. No wonder
California gets no respect in the Senate. Maybe the Republicans
will now wake up and stop pitting listless white males against
Boxer and provide a challenger who can win. Perhaps someone
like former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, who gave Bill Jones
a run for his money in the GOP Senate primary last June, will
finally get the respect and support she deserves from the
Republican Party. If she does, Boxer can start packing her
bags and California will no longer have to be embarrassed
by her out-of-touch antics.
It was also interesting to see the Democratic Cannibals chewing
on the flesh of their losing Presidential candidate. The VERY
Reverend Jesse Jackson, who combed the halls of Congress throughout
the morning encouraging members to support the challenge,
called Kerry weak for failing to support the protest or otherwise
carry on the electoral battle. Jackson told anyone who would
listen that Kerry surrendered too quickly and has not
vigorously questioned this." Jackson excused Obama's
vote, saying he was simply following the marching orders of
Despite their disappointment over the small number of members
who joined the protest, Tubbs-Jones, Boxer and other challengers
called the day a success, saying that they had shone a light
on the need for national election reform. Jackson also dismissed
Republican charges that the protest was an exercise in demagoguery
that actually harmed the electoral process. Even in defeat
after defeat, Jackson and his cohorts refuse to take ANY responsibility
for their losses or the negative impact they leave on the
landscape. And they wonder why they keep losing so many key
elections. They better get used to it because they are the
equivalent of square pegs in a round hole nation.
In case youre wondering about the last time the two
chambers were forced to interrupt their joint vote-counting
session and meet separately, it was in January 1969, when
a North Carolina elector designated for Richard Nixon voted
instead for independent George Wallace. Both chambers agreed
to allow the vote for Wallace. The previous challenge was
almost 100 years earlier, in 1877, during the disputed contest
that Rutherford Hayes won over Samuel Tilden.
And as the great Paul Harvey says, And now you know
the REST of the story.