Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Kerry...delayed reaction

John Kerry made a gracious concession speech the day after he lost the election. In typical Kerry fashion, he's flip-flopped again.

At a Boston MLK Day breakfast, Kerry gratuitously invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and made up reports of voter disenfranchisement. Never mind that he lost by 115,000+ votes, confirmed by a statewide recount.

He reiterated that he decided not to challenge the election results, but "thousands of people were suppressed in the effort to vote." Uh, no they weren't...unless you count people who didn't vote because they didn't like him. I guess now the left is trying to claim that people who stay at home and away from the polls were disenfranchised by a lack of good candidates to choose from!

Kerry alleged: "Voting machines were distributed in uneven ways. In Democratic districts, it took people four, five, eleven hours to vote, while Republicans (went) through in 10 minutes - same voting machines, same process, our America," he said.

He fails to mention that (a) in those same Democratic districts (counties), the supervisor of elections were also Democrats; (b) voting machines are handled by each county's elections office, NOT by the state's Secretary of State...that's why some counties use scanners, others use punchcards, etc.; and (c) whether it's one hour or eleven hours, once you are in line before the polls close, you are allowed to vote...period, end of discussion.

So if I understand liberals correctly, a voter is disenfranchised if he/she is inconvenienced in trying to vote. A voter is disenfranchised if the Democratic elections supervisors don't set up enough voting machines (presumably, they didn't set up enough voting machines that they could tamper with).

(Sigh)...Democrats never actually lose elections, do they? Somehow, they're always robbed of them!

As for poor Jean-Francois Kerry, this face-slapper from NewsMax:
While Sen. John Kerry has made it clear he's interested in running for president again in 2008, party insiders aren't very enthusiastic about the prospect. "Kerry has been reaching out very aggressively and finding that many of the people that he automatically thought would be on board are not," NBC's Campbell Brown told "The Chris Matthews Show" on Sunday.