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Monday, August 28, 2006

Ohio Memories
by Lee

How do you spell pathetic douchebag?  K-E-R-R-Y

Sen. John Kerry didn’t contest the results at the time, but now that he’s considering another run for the White House, he’s alleging election improprieties by the Ohio Republican who oversaw the deciding vote in 2004.

An e-mail will be sent to 100,000 Democratic donors Tuesday asking them to support U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland (news, bio, voting record) for governor of Ohio. The bulk of the e-mail criticizes Strickland’s opponent, GOP Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, for his dual role in 2004 as President Bush’s honorary Ohio campaign co-chairman and the state’s top election official.

“He used the power of his state office to try to intimidate Ohioans and suppress the Democratic vote,” said Kerry’s e-mail.

And Kerry’s using his email to try and goad gullible left-wing morons into believing yet another ridiculous conspiracy theory, rather than simply admit the fact that they lost to the Smirking Chimp™.

Posted by Lee on 08/28/06 at 09:18 PM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

What A Dumbass
by Lee

Kerry, the quiet genius, had grades at Yale that were just as bad as Bush’s.

Sen. John F. Kerry’s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush’s record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year—in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday.

His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89—his highest grade—in political science as a senior.

“I always told my dad that D stood for distinction,” Kerry said in a written response to reporters’ questions. He said he has previously acknowledged focusing more on learning to fly than studying.

Under Yale’s grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade.

In 1999, The New Yorker magazine published a transcript showing Bush had a cumulative grade average of 77 his first three years at Yale, and a similar average under a non-numerical rating system his senior year.

Bush’s highest grade at Yale was an 88 in anthropology, history and philosophy. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy, and improved his grades after his freshman year, the transcript showed.

Oh the sweet irony, I love it.  For all the shit we heard during the election about how smart Kerry was and how much of a drooling chimp Bush was, it’s nice to know that Kerry is just as dumb as they ever said Bush was.  The difference being, of course, that Bush never pretended to be anything other than a regular Joe, whereas Kerry portrayed himself as the nuanced genius.  So, who was being disingenuous?

Posted by Lee on 06/07/05 at 10:18 AM in Election 2004  • (11) TrackbacksPermalink

Monday, April 11, 2005

It’s Not His Fault
by Lee

Kerry, face it.  You lost.

Many voters in last year’s presidential election were denied access to the polls through trickery and intimidation, former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry told a voters’ group Sunday.

At an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters, the Massachusetts senator also cited examples of how people were duped into not voting.

“Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you’ve ever had a parking ticket, you’re not allowed to vote,” he said.

Kerry supporters have charged that voting irregularities in largely Democratic areas made it difficult for voters to cast ballots in the November election.

I never fail to be amazed by the left-wing proclivity to explain away everything in terms of a vast conspiracy.  Kerry, you lost because you were such a detestable candidate you couldn’t even beat someone as disliked by the public as Bush.

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Monday, January 24, 2005

By Any Means Necessary
by Lee

Once again the Democrats show that they have the same respect for the democratic process as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The sons of a first-term congresswoman and Milwaukee’s former acting mayor were among five Democratic activists charged Monday with slashing the tires of vans rented by Republicans to drive voters and monitors to the polls on Election Day.

Sowande Omokunde, son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Michael Pratt, the son of former Milwaukee acting mayor Marvin Pratt, were among those charged with criminal damage to property, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The activists are accused of flattening the tires on 25 vehicles rented by the state Republican Party to get out the vote and deliver poll watchers November 2.

Anyone think that any of these jackoffs will actually see a single day in the slammer?

Posted by Lee on 01/24/05 at 03:38 PM in Election 2004  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Crying in their Beer
by Lee

What are the Democrats going to do the day that the eeeeeeevil fascist Bush cements his iron-fisted stranglehold on America?

Sen. John Kerry’s political guru, Robert Shrum: “We’re just going to stay in Washington while getting ready for our move [to New York, where Shrum, starting next month, will teach at NYU]. My aim is to stay out of the ‘limited traffic zone.’ How am I feeling? Disappointed. Right now, I’m waiting for a camera crew from CNN to interview me about Karl Rove. Just think, a switch of 55,000 votes in Ohio, and I wouldn’t have been doing this interview. But you’ve got to be gracious.”

Departing national party chairman Terry McAuliffe: “If I truly wanted to match Bush’s accomplishments, I would max out my credit card, take out a second mortgage and steal my mother’s Social Security. Instead, I’ll just spend it with my five kids and, in the spirit of the second Bush administration, we’re going to rent ‘Titanic.’”

Political advertising czar Harold Ickes: “I haven’t been invited to anything, but maybe I’ll get on my Vespa and ride around to the back doors of some of these balls and receptions to see if they’re putting out any scraps for the Democrats.”

Former Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile: “I’m going to stay busy and avoid watching TV. When the parade begins, I plan to work on cleaning my basement. By the time the first inaugural ball starts, I plan to drown my sorrow by cooking crawfish étouffée. By midnight, I will turn over in my bed and pray for the return of the Democratic Party.”

Strategist Erik Smith: “Some friends and I will try to go to lunch at Fran O’Brien’s, or some other dark bar in a basement. When I was on the [Dick] Gephardt campaign, we’d always go to Fran O’Brien’s when the fund-raising numbers were bad. Our BlackBerries didn’t work there, so we could avoid contact with the outside world. It’s a labor-union place, so the TV sets won’t be tuned to the inauguration. I’d rather watch a show about a do-it-yourself colonoscopy.”

Carpe Diem, losers.

Posted by Lee on 01/19/05 at 10:02 AM in Election 2004  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Friday, January 07, 2005

Hiding Out
by Lee

It just dawned on me what Kerry was doing in Iraq.

Sen. John Kerry, whose seemingly shifting positions on the U.S. war in Iraq plagued him throughout his presidential campaign, came to this war- torn capital Wednesday to see for himself whether the country was moving toward stability or deeper into chaos.

Kerry, who repeatedly charged during the presidential campaign that President Bush had botched the war effort, was greeted warmly by U.S. soldiers in Baghdad.

“I’ve been visiting a lot places like Des Moines and Green Bay, and it has been great,” the Massachusetts Democrat said during an informal lunch meeting with a small group of reporters and representatives of nongovernmental organizations. “But we are at war, and I think you can’t really make all the judgments that you need to make without digging in.”

What happened yesterday in Congress?  A bunch of left-wing asshats protested the election results.  Kerry, understandably, would not want to be there for that, especially knowing the way Michael Moore portrayed Al Gore as a gutless twat in Fahrenheit 9/11.  On the other hand, if Kerry stayed home in Massachusetts he’d be painted as a coward and as petty.  So, where is the one place he could go, and the one thing he could do, which nobody could criticize him for?  He went to Iraq to visit the troops.  It gets him out of Congress during the certification fiasco, and his political opponents can’t portray him in a negative light for doing so.

Sheer brilliance.

Update: One more comment from Kerry, from the same article.

“No insurgency is defeated by conventional military power alone,” he said. “Look at the IRA,” the Irish Republican Army, which fought a decadeslong guerrilla war against the British in Northern Ireland before a Catholic- Protestant power-sharing government was put in place. “It was defeated by a combination of time and political negotiation.”

The IRA was “defeated”?  When?

Posted by Lee on 01/07/05 at 10:41 AM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Over Before It Began
by Lee

Boxer to Congress: “The election was a fraud!  Democracy is in peril!  Bush = Hitler!” Congress to Boxer: “Blow me.”

Congress on Thursday began its formal certification of President Bush’s victory in November’s election but a handful of Democrats objected and temporarily stalled the count because of alleged irregularities in Ohio.

The Democrats filing the objection, formally lodged by California Sen. Barbara Boxer and Ohio Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, said they were not trying to overturn the results but wanted to force Congress to debate and consider the need for more voting reforms including election rules that would be standard in all states.

“This objection does not have at its root the hope or even the hint of overturning or challenging the victory of the president,” Tubbs Jones said. Boxer said it was a matter of “electoral justice.”

Their objection forced the House and Senate to halt their joint session, usually a routine and ceremonial quadrennial affair. As Republicans control both chambers and few Democrats have stepped up to join the protest, the count is expected to resume later Thursday afternoon once their objection is considered.

Like virtually everything the Democratic Party engages itself in, this was big on symbolism and virtually devoid of any substance whatsoever.

Update: It’s now officially over.  Michael Moore and the rest of the left-wing barking moonbat brigade can now go around patting themselves on the back talking about how this was an important step for democracy.

Posted by Lee on 01/06/05 at 04:23 PM in Election 2004  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink

The Boxer Rebellion
by Lee

Well, she did it.

Democrats turned Congress’ quadrennial counting of electoral votes on Thursday into a battle over Election Day problems in Ohio, forcing the House and Senate to consider a challenge to the presidential count for only the second time since 1877.

President Bush’s re-election triumph over Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was not in jeopardy. But after Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., lodged a formal protest that the Ohio votes “were not, under all known circumstances, regularly given,” the House and Senate recessed their joint session as required by law and held separate debates on the Ohio irregularities.

Democratic leaders distanced themselves from the effort, which many in the party worried would make them look like sore losers. Bush won Ohio by 118,000 votes and carried the national contest by 3.3 million votes, and Kerry himself — meeting with troops in the Middle East — did not support the challenge.

Even so, Boxer, Tubbs Jones and several other Democrats, including many black lawmakers, tried using the sessions to underscore the missing voting machines, unusually long lines and other problems that plagued some Ohio districts, many in minority neighborhoods, on Nov. 2.

“If they were willing to stand in polls for countless hours in the rain, as many did in Ohio, than I can surely stand up for them here in the halls of Congress,” Tubbs Jones said.

This is a pethetic attempt by the far left lunatic wing of the Democratic Party to do anything to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Bush presidency.  Boxer, having just been reelected, isn’t going to have to face the music for this action for another six years, by which time Bush will be out of office and the whole issue long forgotten.

It’s truly a sad state of affairs.  The Democrats, who have seen their entire ideology increasingly lose favor with the public since 1994, simply cannot win elections any more.  And the best they can do is to try and smear those who can.  Pathetic is really the only word I can think of to describe it.

This is the new face of the Democrats, a party run by Je$$e Jack$oln, Michael Moore, and MoveOn.org.

Posted by Lee on 01/06/05 at 02:05 PM in Election 2004  • (1) TrackbacksPermalink

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Desperate Housewives
by Lee

Unable to handle the fact that they are a party in decline, whose values have consistently been rejected by the American people, a group of Democrats is making one last effort to steal the election.

A group of House Democrats hope to disrupt an effort Thursday for Congress to officially tally the Nov. 2 presidential election results.

The long-shot move to prevent the counting of Ohio’s votes in the constitutionally mandated congressional election count is being spearheaded by Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.

Conyers has sent a letter to senators seeking support for objecting to the counting of Ohio’s 20 votes, which proved integral to Republican President George Bush’s victory over Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

The support of at least one senator would be needed to ensure the move could be made, but this is considered unlikely.

Oh, I’m sure they won’t have any problem finding one neo-socialist left-wing America-hating asshat senator to take part in this idiocy.  It wouldn’t surprise me if California’s own Barbara Boxer joins in.

The move is considered more of an effort to shine the spotlight on Election Day problems.

No, that’s not what it is.  Virtualy nobody would have a problem with a serious, bipartisan attempt to look into voting problems.  What the Democrats are doing is taking any avenue open to them to attempt to de-legitimize the Bush presidency.  They were able to energize a lot of left-wing dumbasses with their “Selected Not Elected” mantra, and if they don’t keep alive the specter of Bush somehow “stealing” the election they lose that power base.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Ah Still Mattah
by Lee

Everyone’s favorite tap dancin’ Sambo shoeshine boy, the Rev. Je$$e Jack$on, is desperately trying to maintain the illusion of his relevency in Ohio.

One voter didn’t see any signs of fraud on Election Day but was suspicious of the results. Another was surprised by long lines in her suburban city, where voting was always quick in the past.

Others were angered by having to wait hours to vote in black neighborhoods. Some left in frustration without casting their ballots.

In all, 37 voters in this swing state are challenging President Bush’s Nov. 2 victory over Democratic Sen. John Kerry. They want Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to set aside the election results.

Bush’s re-election campaign responded Monday with its own court filing, saying the challenge resembled “a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie.”

The filing came the same day that the Rev. Jesse Jackson held a rally in Columbus to support the challenge and urge the U.S. Senate to debate Ohio’s results on Thursday when Congress is in joint session.

It is not known when the chief justice might rule. Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, however, said there is no reason to prolong the election.

“Jesse Jackson can complain, grand stand, whine, stamp his feet all he wants,” Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo said. “It’s not going to change the results of Ohio’s election or how voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2.”

In response, Jackson put down his fried chicken and watermelon, and mumbled something completely unintelligible.

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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Happy Birthday, Mr. Almost-President
by Lee

All he wants for Christmas is his two front teeth.  What does he want for his birthday?  55,000 votes in Ohio.

John Kerry came back to Iowa Friday.

The former presidential candidate said “thanks” to about four-hundred supporters at the Hotel Fort Des Moines.

It was his first trip back since the election. Kerry’s birthday is Saturday. He said his wife asked what he wanted. He said 55-thousand votes in Ohio. That total would have won him the state and won him the election.

Too bad, John John.  What a devastating blow this must have been.  Not only did you have the same initials as President Kennedy, but you had the pedigree.  You had the snotty Yale accent.  You had the Vietnam medals.  You had your anti-war activities.  You had a decades-long career in the senate.  Being president was supposed to be the culmination of your life of public service.  It was your birthright, it was supposed to be!  And you had that dream shattered by a bumbling, drooling, monkey who can’t string two sentences together.

You know what might have gotten you those extra votes in Ohio?  If you didn’t have such a repulsive wife.

Enjoy your birthday.

Posted by Lee on 12/11/04 at 03:36 PM in Election 2004  • (3) TrackbacksPermalink

Paying off Sambo
by Lee

Well, well, well.  Why am I not surprised by this?

All of John Kerry’s one-time rivals in the Democratic presidential primary eventually lined up to support him as the nominee, but only Al Sharpton got paid for it.

The Democratic National Committee paid Sharpton $86,000 in travel and consulting fees to compensate for his campaigning for Kerry and other Democratic candidates, according to reports to the Federal Election Commission.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Sharpton said he was paid for travel and he didn’t know how much he had been reimbursed.

Sharpton said the Democrats asked him to travel to 20 or 30 cities to campaign. He added: “What am I supposed to do, donate the cost of air fare?”

But records show that while most of the money was to reimburse travel expenses, Sharpton was paid $35,000 as a “political consulting fee” 15 days after the election. The consulting fee was first reported in this week’s edition of the Village Voice.

My God how I love being right.  Check out this post from April of this year, where I wrote

Longtime readers of this blog will know that I believe that Al Sharpton’s presidential gig was nothing more than his attempt to control the Democratic Party agenda by setting himself up as the man who can deliver the black vote.  He did it in the last mayoral election in NYC.  He refused to endorse the Democrat, blacks stayed home, and the Democrat lost.  (The fact that Bloomberg, a Democrat RINO, was elected in his place is a topic for another day.) At any rate, Sharpton knew he would never get the nomination, but a successful candidacy with black voters would mean that the real nominee would have to kiss his ass in public.

Not only did they kiss his ass in public by offering him a prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic Convention, but now it turns out that he was the only former candidate to get paid to campaign for Kerry.

Today is John Kerry’s birthday.  Perhaps as he sits there, glass full of Maker’s Mark in one hand, TV remove in the other, he can ruminate about what cost him the election, and whether it was worth having the aftertaste of Al Sharpton’s sweaty asscheeks on his lips for the rest of his life.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

New Mexico
by Lee

I know we’ve all been holding our breaths, so it’s time to exhale.

Three weeks after the general election, New Mexico’s canvassing board officially declared President Bush the winner by 5,988 votes, or less than 1 percentage point.

The board certified the Nov. 2 election results Tuesday and said Bush received 376,930 votes, or 49.8 percent, to Democrat John Kerry’s 370,942 votes, or 49 percent. Independent Ralph Nader received 4,053 votes, or 0.5 percent.

Four years ago, Democrat Al Gore defeated Bush in New Mexico by just 366 votes out of 598,605 cast.

I don’t know about you guys, but I can sleep easier at night now.

Posted by Lee on 11/24/04 at 09:41 AM in Election 2004  • (6) TrackbacksPermalink

Unfit for Anything
by Lee

The Swifties go in for the kill.

Swift Boat Veterans For Truth, a group that gained national prominence in the months before the 2004 election, announced Monday that it will continue its campaign “to set the record straight about John Kerry.”

“We’ve made great progress in spreading the truth about John Kerry’s treasonous past, but our job isn’t over just because he lost the presidency,” said John O’Neill, founding member of the Swift Vets and author of Unfit For The Community, a new book arguing that Kerry’s Vietnam service record indicates that he would make a dangerous neighbor. “John Kerry is a threat to every American he comes in contact with, whether he’s running for president, getting his oil changed, or going to a movie with his wife.”

Although many expected the Swift Vets’ campaign to end when Bush was re-elected, a spokesman for the group said its efforts have only begun.

“Just because that lying, cheating, opportunistic fraud from Massachusetts happened to be the Democratic presidential nominee, people assumed our efforts were politically motivated,” said retired Rear Adm. Roy Hoffman, chairman of Swift Boat Veterans For Truth. “Well, Kerry’s loss to George W. Bush does not undo the deeds of his youth.”

Hoffman added: “We humble servants of truth will not stop until citizens are throwing garbage at John Kerry when they see him at the park.”

It’s funny because he deserves it.

Posted by Lee on 11/24/04 at 09:37 AM in Election 2004  • (4) TrackbacksPermalink

Friday, November 12, 2004

Gays Love Bush
by Lee

What kind of a homo would vote for Bush?  These homos.

“John Kerry is an admirable man,” said Warren, an airplane mechanic who is retired on a disability. “Right now, the No. 1 issue is terrorism. I watched John Kerry waffle on that issue. I’m not comfortable with that.”

The two men said that while they don’t share Bush’s support for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, they also don’t agree with efforts by gay activists to push the issue at this time.

“I look at gay marriage as a way for attorneys to make money,” Warren said. “That’s why this has gotten into the media.”

“I don’t agree with gay marriage,” Winn said. “I think a marriage should be between a man and a woman. I do feel civil unions should be approved.”

Chris Taylor, 42, a Wall Street financial analyst who lives in New York’s Greenwich Village, said he voted for Bush because he agreed far more with his positions on the issues than Kerry’s positions.

“Gay issues are only 20 percent of what I base my vote on,” he said. “I base my vote mostly on national defense and economic issues, like taxes and free trade.”

Added Taylor, who moved to New York three years ago from Atlanta, “Basically, I’m a small government kind of guy. The only area I want government to be strong is national defense and law enforcement.”

Unlike Winn and Warren, Taylor said he supports the goal of obtaining legalized same-sex marriage but believes gay rights leaders made a mistake by pressing forward too soon.

“I think the gay movement has been incredibly irresponsible in the way they handled the gay marriage issue,” he said. “The gay movement rushed into this without thinking it through. They went full steam ahead, and we got shot down.”

Which just goes to show you that intelligence and love of vagina do not necessarily go hand-in-hand.  Despite the lunatic ravings of the gay left there are a whole lot of truly pragmatic, logical gay voters out there.  I wonder how many more gays might have voted for Bush had he not gone head-first into the gay marriage amendment issue?  Probably not as many as the number of evangelical votes he picked up by doing so.

Posted by Lee on 11/12/04 at 06:08 PM in Election 2004  • (7) TrackbacksPermalink
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