My husband and I took the girls to the NC State Fair on Wednesday so I am extremely behind on my blogging. (My feet hurt too, in case anyone cares.)
There were many stories that I missed blogging about yesterday, including that the President was in my neck of the woods. The one that really got my blood boiling, though, was the ruling Kim posted regarding the issue of whether or not voters at the polls could be advised that a vote for Foley would count for Negron.
The ruling is absurd, but the part it plays in the long running drama that is the “Democrats as victims of Republicans’ nasty electoral tricks” is what infuriates me. I am sick of hearing about Republicans stealing elections or not counting votes, as the punchline of the late night comic routines. Just a quick refresher — it was Al Gore that sent lawyers to Florida to disqualify as many military ballots as possible in 2000, and Al Gore who wanted to keep recounting until he found a count in which he was ahead, and Democrats that came up with the butterfly ballot, and Democrats that tend to attract the dead vote, and Democrats that don’t want voters to be required to show photo ID, and Democrats that actively recruit the felon vote, and the illegal immigrant vote, and on and on. Time and time again, Democrat leaders do things to make it more likely that voters will not receive all the facts before casting their vote, or will find the process confusing. They constantly take positions which make it more likely that those who are not eligible to vote (felons, illegals) will be able to vote. And now it is Democrats (and their friendly judges) who want to make it harder for Florida voters to be fully informed. Forgive me for not being shocked.
Update: My comment above that the ruling is absurd is not accurate. I should have said the law is absurd, as it appears the judge probably ruled within the law on this one. There should be some provision to see that voters are adequately informed in the case of a Foley-Negron situation. In other cases, such as when Democrats in New Jersey pulled their Torricelli switcheroo, Democrats have found a way around the law. Then they point at Republicans for supposedly “stealing” elections.