Monday, January 10, 2005

The Protest

Click here for AmazonIt's not easy to determine who benefits from the Democratic protest of electoral vote certification.

The Democrats? Not likely. To most observers, it appears like little more than sour grapes... fermented, perhaps. There is no credible evidence that the election was anything but legitimate.

The American People? Hardly. To most, it appears to be a feeble attempt to chip away at the foundations of the Republic.

This isn't doing anyone any good, least of all the Democratic party.

Mark Steyn on the Democrat’s protesting the electoral vote certification:

A Democrat chum said to me on Thursday, oh, well, they’re just doing this to toss a bone to the base. But they’re running out of bones to toss, and the base needs a reality check, not more pandering. One reason why the party has shriveled away to Greater New England plus the ‘’minority neighborhoods'’ of a few cities is that it’s all fringe, and no mainstream. The base is out of control; the kooks still holding their post-election vigil outside one of John Kerry’s mansions sound no loopier than the big-time senators. The party has no urge to move on from

Indeed, on Thursday, one Democrat senator and 31 Democrat House members voted to decertify Ohio’s electoral votes and disenfranchise 62 million people who voted for President Bush. Among the “honorable” members of Congress who took this outrageous action were:

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), former presidential candidate
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), son of former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson

These aren’t just kook grassroots Democrats. They’re high-ranking elected officials who would hold significant sway over public policy if the Democrats ever managed to take back the House or Senate.

PoliPundit: The Protest

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