Kosh, on Sep 27 2004, 02:34 PM, said:
Name one person who has overseen more elections then Jimmy Carter has, since leaveing office. You can't do that over and over again and not come out of it with a good understanding of elections.
Except he didn't have a vested interest in those other situations. He's popped up rather regularily during this campaign period making various statements that could definitely be seen to have a purpose. To ignore that purpose is irresponsible. Doesn't mean he's wrong or he's right, but there is no way it's just about a neutral stance on whether the Florida elections can be valid or not. That's clear in the way it reads, how it's written, the dubious connections it makes and so forth.
It is clear that he is trying to say the 'bad Republicans' are doing bad things and slanting it that way. He's not saying the process still hasn't been fixed, he's saying something quite different. He should be ashamed of himself.
He accused Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood, a Republican, of trying to get the name of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader included on the state ballot, knowing he might divert Democrat votes.
Since when would it be undemocratic to get someone but on the ballot. It's just because the Democrats don't want Nader on the ballot, but he's been on there for decades, he's on the ballot in other states now. Actually, it's "fixing" on the Democrats part trying to keep Nader off the ballot. Totally irregular and we all know why.
"A fumbling attempt has been made recently to disqualify 22,000 African Americans (likely Democrats), but only 61 Hispanics (likely Republicans), as alleged felons."
Do they know that there are more Hispanics that are felons but registered to vote, and less blacks? Where is the evidence that there are felon hispanics that are being allowed to vote? To say that there have been problems over all the years with black voting in Florida is one thing (and that has nothing to do with the country). To say that black are being unfairly stopped when hispanics that should be stopped aren't, is a totally different thing with obvious slant job intentions.
Isn't it rather racists and stereotyping to say that because you are black or hispanic you will vote a certain way, like they aren't capable of independent thought? Democrats are making a lot of assumptions. I know many of both groups and they are each as independent thinkers as anyone else. Most of the people I know, black, white, male, female, etc resent people assuming they will vote a certain way because of those attributes. It wasn't that long ago that Democrats were assuming Hispanics would vote for them, my how things have changed.
Mr Carter said Florida Governor Jeb Bush - brother of the president - had "taken no steps to correct these departures from principles of fair and equal treatment or to prevent them in the future".
Has Jeb taken no steps? What has the legislature done? Has it been gridlocked because no one can agree? If they are having huge problems as Rhea has stated, that doesn't mean nothing is being done, not by a long shot. Especially since, as pointed out, other states are having similar problems. They are having lots of problems, quite different from stating the Jeb is doing nothing.
This whole thing is a one sided slant job, attempting to seriously skew what is happening to imply something else all together.