Call That a Win? I Call it a Crime!
by Purely Gorista
You've heard it already - the spin (or, if you prefer, lies)
from the media about George Bush's "victory" in Florida, according
to the results of the finally-released NORC recount. "Ballots
Still Say Bush," "Bush Still Wins," "Judges Did Not Cast the
Deciding Vote," etc., shout the headlines.
What lies. What bald-faced lies.
The media have lied to the country about this story. However,
their lie is sloppy and indefensible, because - get this -
they gave the lie away. Yes, in later paragraphs of their
stories, the lie is revealed. Instead of simply sticking with
their pro-Bush headlines, the media contradicted themselves.
In each and every article on the mainstream news sites, there
is a section that states that Al Gore won Florida if "all
legal votes were counted."
Wait just a second. I thought that this was America, where
if a vote was legal, it was to be counted. And to not count
a legal vote was a crime. Now, who exactly is responsible
for this crime, which is voter fraud? We must begin with the
Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Rehnquist, Thomas, Kennedy,
and O'Connor. Next in line are Jeb Bush, Katherine Harris,
and others within the Florida government. Then come the members
of the infamous Miami Mob, who intimidated vote counters into
stopping their work. Next we have the members of the Bush
campaign who got election officials to throw out legal Gore
votes and count illegal Bush votes, such as votes from military
officers who voted more than once and knew it.
Because legal votes were purposely not included in the tallies,
a crime was committed, and those responsible for it are criminals.
The media portray George Bush as a winner in their headlines
and then go on to imply that the Bush campaign - and therefore
the administration - are criminals.
However, of course, the pro-Republican media won't come out
and call the Bush people criminals. No, they will blame Gore's
"defeat" on his campaign and/or legal strategy. I have written
on my website
about the unnecessary and easily defeated argument that Gore
"lost" because of bad lawyers who couldn't outmaneuver the
Bush gang, but I will say it again. Al Gore's legal team did
not cost him the Presidency because they didn't stoop to the
level of criminal actions and immature, neofascist behavior
that the Bush team did. Al Gore is not President now because
the Bush team performed said criminal actions, as the American
media say - but don't say outright.
Instead the media say that Bush would have won under most
"partial counts." And there you have it. He was awarded Florida
last year based on a partial count. He remained ahead of Al
Gore throughout the counting procedures because they were
in progress - partial counts. You can name anyone a winner
if you don't look at the entire results. Pat Buchanan won
Florida if you count only certain votes in Palm Beach County.
Partial results do not a winner make.
What we are seeing now is the true winner of last year's
election being laughed at, criticized for the actions of others,
and dubbed a loser, while the true loser of last year's election
is being named the winner when the best name for him is criminal.