6/10/08

Coulter Trying to Redefine Words

Let the conservatard's batshit-loopy rant begin:

Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their
cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act
indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes
ago.

When Gore won the popular vote in the 2000 election by half a
percentage point, but lost the Electoral College -- or, for short, "the
constitutionally prescribed method for choosing presidents" -- anyone who denied
the sacred importance of the popular vote was either an idiot or a dangerous
partisan.

But now Hillary has won the popular vote in a Democratic
primary, while Obambi has won under the rules. In a spectacular turnabout, media
commentators are heaping sarcasm on our plucky Hillary for imagining the
"popular vote" has any relevance whatsoever.

It's the exact same
situation as in 2000, with Hillary in the position of Gore and Obama in the
position of Bush. The only difference is: Hillary has a much stronger argument
than Gore ever did (and Hillary's more of a man than Gore ever was).

[...]

After nearly eight years of having to listen to liberals crow that Bush was "selected, not elected," this is a shocking about-face.

While it is true that Gore won the popular vote, it is nowhere near the same situation and Coulter - a lying republican mouthpiece - knows very well that Bush was SELECTED by the Supreme Court and NOT by the actual votes.

This set into motion a series of recounts (portions by machine, and
portions by hand), questions about portions of the Florida vote, and finally
lawsuits.

These ultimately resulted in a December 12 7-2 United
States Supreme Court decision
that the Florida Supreme Court's plan for
recounting ballots was unconstitutional, as well as a 5-4 United
States Supreme Court decision
that ended the Florida recounts and allowed
Florida to certify its vote. The vote was certified according to Florida state
election law by Katherine Harris, the Republican Secretary of State who had been the Florida co-chair of Bush's campaign.[34] Because Bush's younger brother, Jeb Bush,was the governor of Florida, there were allegations that Harris and Jeb Bushhad manipulated the election to favor the governor's brother.[35][36]
In reality, if it had been left to the actual votes and the delegates in Florida Bush Junior would never have been SELECTED by the Supreme Court... And Gore would have been President in 2000.

It would be nice if stupid republicans would stop trying to rewrite history and redefine words so liberally. Until the Supreme Court has to decide on the 2008 Democratic party candidate for President, Coulter's false comparison is just more dumpster diving from the fanatical right wing.

[update] Though it has little to do with Coulter trying to redefine what liberals mean by "Bush was selected", I should have pointed out the other obvious flaw in her false argument (since there has been a lot of discussion on this), but thanks to MLN's Jon Kantrowitz for pointing this out in comment:
Hillary DID NOT win the popular vote - her claims rest on uncontested
states - FL and MI - where there was no real vote.
Not to mention that the people that claim Hillary won the popular vote completely ignore caucus states. Dubious claims at best.

4 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

she is a true meglomaniac

Jonathan Kantrowitz said...

Hillary DID NOT win the popular vote - her claims rest on uncontested states - FL and MI - where there was no real vote.

Connecticut Man1 said...

Thanks for the reminder Jonathan and you got that right Torrance!

The Truffle said...

Coulter doesn't know what she's talking about? She's just making things up? Wow, I'm shocked.