Sunday, October 23, 2016


So there's a lot of real and faux outrage over Rump's threats to not accept the results of the election if he loses, with even the implication of violent resistance to that outcome. And a lot of that outrage posits that this is the first time in our history since The Civil War where that may be the case.

But, may I remind us all that in 2000 when the networks and voting results all called Florida for Gore, Bush Junior phoned his brother in a rage wanting to know how he could have let that happen and ordered him to make it unhappen.

And as part of the recount that was called as a result, Republican functionaries collected a crowd of out-of-state other Republican functionaries and bussed (or flew, I can't remember that detail) them down to Florida where they staged a white collar faux riot that intimidated the vote counters and the local and state authorities into caving and letting The Supreme Court overturn the will of the people.

Nothin' new under the sun as they say...or at least not much...

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