Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Press Enterprise (CA): Boxer's rebellion

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:50 PM
Original message
Press Enterprise (CA): Boxer's rebellion
Boxer's rebellion

Friday, January 7, 2005

No matter how Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to spin it, her challenge to Ohio's electoral votes on Thursday was nothing less than an attempt to undermine the outcome of the November election and cloud the legitimacy of President Bush. Voters need to have confidence that their vote means something. But they also need to know their elected representatives will not damage the health of the republic to score cheap partisan points.

Boxer, D-Calif., this week joined 31 congressional Democrats in contesting Ohio's 20 electors. Although they claimed "the irregularities in Ohio would not have overturned the results" of the election, the challenge was necessary to show how deeply flawed our election process is. Boxer called it a "fight for electoral justice."

Some people will never accept the fact that President Bush won the election. Fine. The fact is, no election is perfect. But November's election wasn't even close. President Bush won the popular tally by more than 3 million votes. And he carried Ohio by a hefty 118,000 votes.

(snip)

Even with flaws, the United States remains the gold standard for democracy around the world. What some partisans demand is perfection, an impossible standard. If we could only have perfect judgment from elected officials like Boxer.

Online at: http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/editorials/stories/...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
HollyC Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:51 PM
Response to Original message
1. sincerely hilarious post
You should submit it to "The Onion."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:53 PM
Response to Original message
2. please stop drinking the koooooooooooooolaid
yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuk
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 04:54 PM
Response to Original message
3. "Inland Southern California"?
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 04:55 PM by PROGRESSIVE1
:eyes:

You can't take some FReeperfacsist from Bakersfield to tell us about DEMOCRACY!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
oldtime dfl_er Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:06 PM
Response to Original message
4. what a joke
Barbara Boxer is a true American hero.



www.cafepress.com/showtheworld
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
diddlysquat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:28 PM
Response to Original message
5. Show this to Rossi in WA State.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 05:46 PM
Response to Original message
6. Educate the educator and writer, please, DUers.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 05:47 PM by Liberty Belle
Bombard them with letters and links to the evidence. Tell them we the people won't stand for media that fails to expose truth, then criticizes those who dare to shine a light on the theft of our votes!

Tell them Boxer is a hero, and whoever wrote this article believes the suppression of truth is acceptable.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #6
7. This way


The Press-Enterprise welcomes submissions to The Readers' Open Forum. The use of our online form is the preferred method. Letters should be brief and must include the writer's home address and daytime phone number (for verification purposes only).

Submit via online form: Click here http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/letters_form.html

Submit via E-mail: letters@pe.com

Fax: (951) 368-9023

Mail: Your Views, PO Box 792, Riverside, CA 92502
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-05 11:01 AM
Response to Original message
8. PE letter: Where's the pride?
Where's the pride?

It is sad but understandable that The Press-Enterprise chose to express partisan political bias instead of pride in and support for Sen. Barbara Boxer for her support for open and fair elections.

The vote in the so-called "battleground" states, including Ohio, was expected to be decisive in determining the outcome of the Nov. 2 election. It is just proper - even critical for Congress, the people and the press - to investigate what was wrong or criminal, and to prevent their repetition in future elections.

That is not a partisan position. It is essential to democracy.

JOHN H. COLEMAN, Riverside

From http://www.pe.com/localnews/opinion/letters/stories/PE_...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Jul 31st 2014, 12:39 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC