Archive for the ‘Election 2004 News (Recent)’ Category

Bush Stole The 2004 Election

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

That is what Robert Kennedy Jr. tries to claim in a new article in Rolling Stone that has spread like wildfire across the Internet.

Zzzzzzz….

Kerry Would Beat Bush In Rematch

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

That is what Scott Rasmussen claims if the election were held again this year.

2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REMATCH
John Kerry (D) 48%
George W. Bush (R) 41%

Well if Kerry had this poll and a nickel, he would have five cents….

Kerry’s Biggest Mistake

Monday, April 10th, 2006

2004 loser John Kerry tells us what his biggest mistake during the 2004 campaign was yesterday on Meet Tim Russert.

MR. RUSSERT: What was the biggest mistake you made, the most important lesson you learned from the presidential race?

SEN. KERRY: Tim, I can go down that road and we can spend a lot of time talking about it. I, I—let me just say this: I made some mistakes. I know what they are and I take responsibility for them. My campaign, I take responsibility. I think the most important thing would have been to spend more money, if we could have, on the, you know, advertising and responding to some of the attacks. But we…

MR. RUSSERT: The swift boat ads?

SEN. KERRY: Yeah, but we—people forget, we had a 13-week general election; they had an eight-week general election. We had the same pot of money. We had to harbor our resources in a different way, and we didn’t have the same freedom. I think the biggest mistake was probably not going outside the federal financing so we could have controlled our own message.

Now if Kerry thinks that was his biggest mistake and the main reason he lost, then Kerry is even more clueless than I thought. But what is so humorous about this is the reason Kerry had five more weeks is because the great Terry McAuliffe tried to game the system and picked a date to force the Republicans to have their convention right before the Olympics. McAuliffe’s theory was that if the convention was held before the Olympics, Bush wouldn’t get any favorable coverage due to the wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympics. Of course the GOP didn’t fall for this poly and instead decided to hold their convention after the Olympics, giving them a much shorter general election window. For five weeks in July/August, Bush was spending unlimited primary campaign funds against Kerry’s limited general election funds. In other words, it was Terry McAuliffe’s brilliant move (or so he thought) that ended up screwing Kerry in the end.

Oh, and if you want more Kerry-related humor, check out what Newsmax reports Kerry claimed on Imus last week. You would think someone would, in private, let Kerry know that bragging about how he was “roughing it” during the 2004 campaign with his butler is probably not the best way to connect with the American people if he is planning on running for President again.

Kerry Calls For Bush’s Impeachment

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

From The Hotline.

MA. Sen. John Kerry said last night that if Dems retake the House, there’s a “solid case” to bring “articles of impeachment” against President Bush for allegedly misleading the country about pre-war intelligence, according to several Dems who attended.

Kerry was speaking at a holiday party for alumni of his WH ’04 bid.

About 100 campaign vets gathered at Finn McCool’s bar in D.C. to hear him. In a short speech, Kerry praised Dems who were working on Senate and House campaigns, and then said, according to one listener: “If we take back the House, there’s a solid case to bring articles of impeachment against this president.” Another listener heard a slight variation: “If we win back the House, I think we have a pretty solid case to bring articles of impeachment against this President.” Kerry then quickly added, according to several in the audience, “Don’t tell anyone I said that.”

It is starting to become a close contest between Al Gore and John Kerry on who has lost it more since they were beaten by President Bush….

Kerry Finally WIns An Election

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

From Fox News.

Sen. John Kerry’s public profile and prosecutorial past didn’t spare him from performing that most mundane of civic responsibilities — jury duty.

Kerry was not only chosen this week to sit on a jury in Suffolk Superior Court, but also was elected foreman.

It’s a good thing that he was elected foreman because there was a rumor (not yet verified) that Kerry lined up lawyers to demand recounts and the DNC was prepared to claim that Kerry was cheated….

Election Reforms Proposed

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Some committee headed up by James Baker and Jimmy Carter released a report on election reforms they think should be implemented to ensure “fairer” elections. From the press release at the site for this report gives highlights of the main items.

• To address the most serious problem of inaccurate registration lists, the Commission
recommends that states, not local jurisdictions, organize and update their lists, and that the
U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) take the lead in making the lists interoperable
so as to eliminate duplicates when people move between states.

• To enhance ballot integrity, states should require voters to present a REAL ID card at the
polls and provide non-drivers with a free photo ID card for voting, but during a transition,
citizens without a card should be permitted to vote with a provisional ballot.

• States should make voter registration and IDs accessible to all eligible citizens by using
mobile offices and other means to register more voters and issue photo ID cards.

• Congress should pass a law to require voter-verifiable paper audit trails on all electronic
voting machines, and the EAC needs to take additional steps to ensure those machines are
secure and accessible for people with disabilities.

• The U.S. Election Assistance Commission and state election management institutions should
be strengthened and reconstituted on a nonpartisan basis.

• The presidential primary schedule should be reorganized into four regional primaries.

Here is a link to the entire 113-page report, if you are really bored. I really can’t argue with any of those main bullet items. I couldn’t care less how the presidential primaries are set up since no matter what system is used, it will never work the way anyone intends it to work, especially if Iowa and New Hampshire conitue to get the first two slots before the so-called regional primaries. And the state election management system being non-partisna, while ideal, will never ever happen no matter what anyone does. It is like trying to claim the media is non-partisan.

However, the requirement for people to prove their identity is an absolute must. I would even be willing to say the Government should provide ID’s to people who claim they can’t afford them so that nobody, and I mean nobody, can claim they are being discriminated against. Frankly, I have found it to be ridiculous that you do not have to identify yourself before voting in the state of Maryland. Every time I have gone and voted, I could easily claim to be anyone of my Democratic neighbors and nobody would have a clue. In addition, paper trails on these electronic machines is also an absolute must. Not because I believe the machines are inherently faulty, but precisely because I believe the machines work well and any paper trail should prevent politicians (from both parties) from claiming any close election was rigged because of the machines. I’ve never understood why it seems it is mostly Republicans are the ones against paper trails for electronic voting machines. If anything, it would prove the routine charges by Democrats of elections being stolen “by the machines” in every election completely baseless.

Any election reform that does not include both of these items can not be considered real election reform. Back to the identification requirements, I think it is obvious as to why many liberals don’t want people to be forced to prove they are who they claim they are before voting. One reason is that corpses don’t photograph very well….

I’m sure there are other things in this report, but I really don’t feel like reading through the entire thing. Maybe somebody can.

Voting Rights Violations In Boston

Monday, August 1st, 2005

I had this story emailed to me about some voting rights violations in of all places, Boston. From today’s Boston Globe.

Municipal officials say federal authorities proposed remedies for election law violations that allegedly discriminated against Hispanic and Asian-American voters, but the city has decided to fight the matter in court.

The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Friday in US District Court asking the court to compel Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his administration to allow federal oversight of city elections through 2007.

Of course knowing how worried Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry are about voting rights violations all over the country, I was sure there would be press release prominently displayed on their respective websites bemaoning this travesty in their own backyards. I went to Ted Kennedy’s site…nothing. I went to John Kerry’s website…nothing. All we get is this paragraph at the end of the article.

US senators John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy, meanwhile, both said in prepared statements that they believe the two sides will work things out.

Oh well….

Rossi Gives Up

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

From The Seattle Times.

GOP candidate Rossi said the “political makeup” of the high court would have made it almost impossible to get Bridges’ decision overturned. At a news conference hours after Bridges’ ruling, Rossi said, “I am ending this election contest.”

That brought to a close seven months of legal and political wrangling over the closest governor’s election in the nation’s history. There were two recounts, five lawsuits, millions of dollars spent by both political parties and a historic two-week trial here to determine who the legitimate winner was.

The next question will be whether Rossi changes his mind and decides to run for Maria Cantwell’s Senate seat.

Kerry As Dumb As President Bush

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Speaking of the former Vietnam Veteran, it appears Mr. Kerry wasn’t any smarter than President Bush during their years at Yale. Again, from The Boston Globe.

But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago.

In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year.

Kerry, who graduated two years before Bush, got a cumulative 76 for his four years, according to a transcript that Kerry sent to the Navy when he was applying for officer training school. He received four D’s in his freshman year out of 10 courses, but improved his average in later years.

The grade transcript, which Kerry has always declined to release, was included in his Navy record. During the campaign the Globe sought Kerry’s naval records, but he refused to waive privacy restrictions for the full file.
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The transcript shows that Kerry’s freshman-year average was 71. He scored a 61 in geology, a 63 and 68 in two history classes, and a 69 in political science. His top score was a 79, in another political science course. Another of his strongest efforts, a 77, came in French class.
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Kerry’s weak grades came despite years of education at some of the world’s most elite prep schools, ranging from Fessenden School in Massachusetts to St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.

It is starting to become a little clearer as to why Kerry didn’t want his military records released. The records show he was actually a worse student than President Bush….

Kerry Military Records Finally Made Public

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Five months after promising on Meet Tim Russert to do so, The Boston Globe has the details.

Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records.

The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry’s Vietnam service.

The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry’s military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions.
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In April 2004, Kerry said he had already released his military records. ”I’ve shown them, they’re available for you to come and look at,” Kerry said in a television interview. But when a reporter showed up at campaign headquarters, he was told that no new records would be released. That prompted a flood of Republican criticism, and the campaign responded by gradually releasing more military records on its website. Kerry then released his ”fitness reports” — evaluations by commanding officers — on April 21, 2004.

Two days later, the campaign allowed some reporters to view Kerry’s medical record but did not allow copies to be made and did not post that information online.

It does make you wonder why Kerry was so obstinate about releasing his reords since they appear to match what he has said all along. It is even more puzzling when compared to the whining and complaining from Democrats who screamed for President Bush to release all his military records.