Botnst - 10/18/2004 6:44 PM
My voting alarm went-off about 8 months ago and has been ringing in my ears ever since. I can hardly hear your voting alarm over the din.
Regardless of who 'wins' on 11/2, by 11/3 there will be court challenges across the land and nutty mofos will be at each other's throats and seeing conspiracies under every fruit tree. I'm betting this time we get into some serious violence. Look how angry people seem to get just posting to a silly forum. Imagine what its going to be like outside of courthouses.
This is a direct, unfortunate result of the court deciding the election the last time. It should have gone the constitutional route, not the judicial route. To the FL legislature for certification and if the FL legislature couldn't agree, send it undecided to the US House for final determination.
Now every politician worth a bribe will be hiring smarty-pants lawyers to count chads until we're all dying of recountitis.
Welcome to party politics in the 21st century.
For once, I absolutely agree with you. Under the Constitution, the Florida matter should have been settled by that state. A Supreme Court has never come under so much critisizm from legal scholars as this one has over the 2000 election, since the Dred Scoot decision, and like Dred Scott, it has opened an enormous can of worms that threatens our stability. Things right now are ominous, and the press is doing a bad job of preparing the people for what's coming. The polls I looked at today show Kerry up 10 points in the swing states, but instead the press is making big news because he is down nationally, even tho what we may actually being seeing is Bush is simply getting huge majorities in his safe states.
I believe we are about to have the reverse of the 2000 election. Huge majorities in the states safe for Bush, probably made larger by the fact the democrats in those states will probably stay home. The dems will then capture the large electoral college states by small margins. Kerry wins the Electoral College and Bush wins the popular vote.
Kerry, if he wins by one or two electoral votes, will then subjected to lawsuits that attempt to settle the constitutional problems presented by the Colorado question, in the Republicans favor. Or we can have a repeat of 2000, and again it ends up in the Supreme Court. I think we may be looking at some serious riots followed by a governemnt that may not be preceived as legimate, leading to years of unrest.