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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Grand Theft Election - Senator-select Al Franken

The Wall Street Journal pretty much sums it up in the subtitle of their piece in todays edition: Franken wins by changing the rules.

In good journalistic fashion, the first and last paragraphs of the piece provide a good summary of the debacle (emphasis mine):
The Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday declared Democrat Al Franken the winner of last year's disputed Senate race, and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman's gracious concession at least spares the state any further legal combat. The unfortunate lesson is that you don't need to win the vote on Election Day as long as your lawyers are creative enough to have enough new or disqualified ballots counted after the fact.

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Mr. Franken now goes to the Senate having effectively stolen an election. If the GOP hopes to avoid repeats, it should learn from Minnesota that modern elections don't end when voters cast their ballots. They only end after the lawyers count them.
Although there is nothing we can do about the wormy little guy the DFL controlled power structure selected to embarrass us as our senator (as if our other one isn't embarrassing enough), we on the Right need to learn from this debacle. Norm Coleman's RINOism and unfaithfulness to his base allowed the election to be close enough to be stolen. He needs to quietly fade away and not even think of running for governor.

"Selected, not Elected" - it does has a familiar and catchy ring to it.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Force50 said...

I've been pondering what to call Franken. Have not been able to come up with a word or phrase that describes him. Sure enough, Right Hook has done it. From this point forward I will always refer to Franken as "wormy little guy."

7/01/2009 12:04 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

You may also want to consider "The Diminutive Marxist" as the senator-select's height in inches is roughly equivalent to our other senator's IQ.

7/01/2009 2:00 PM  
Blogger G-Man said...

Minnesota is now being represented in the U.S. Senate by Senator Klueless Klobo and Senator Frankenthief. What a pair!

Rumor has that Frankenthief will be holding a séance so he can thank all his voters.

7/01/2009 6:11 PM  
Anonymous daisy said...

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
-- Benjamin Franklin

7/02/2009 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article was proven to be fabrication to what was actually going on. Why do people believe all of this bull shit? Did you even follow or read about it at all? Open your eyes and quit twisting things around. Coleman declared the votes not to be counted and so they were not counted. Later, when he found out he was losing, he started protesting to count those votes that were already thrown out. He's a sore loser just like a tennis player who lets a point go early in the match, and then wants it to be counted when he loses.

7/16/2009 1:23 AM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

Do you honestly believe there was about a 1000 vote turn-around from election night to the official final count? One may argue that optical scan equipment can be manipulated if access is not restricted, but that has never been alleged by either side. Professor John Lott has also done a statistical study that shows the absurd unlikelyhood of the result.

The process wasn't a recount. It was a redefinition of what a vote was and how votes were counted. Coleman's team was pretty lame in how they handled it, but the Democrats are always much better at engineering election theft.

I'm no fan of Coleman, but at least he wasn't the embarrassment the wormy little guy will turn out to be.

7/16/2009 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always much better at engineering election theft? Tell me, besides this one, what other elections have they stolen?

7/24/2009 9:54 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

Oh, let's see. Offhand I'd cite Kennedy in '60, LBJ's election to the senate before that, Sanchez co-opting Dornan's seat, and the 2004 Washington state gubernatorial race. And I'm sure a local election or two has been taken in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, etc.

A nice post on this topic can be found at http://www.republicanassemblies.org/how-to-steal-an-election-democrat-style.

7/24/2009 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha I love you! You are soooo far off an so far to the right, you are an extremest! People like you are the ones who are going to bring down the republican party. You must have joined the club with Limbah and Beck! But I will let you have your view and keep telling your lies and shooting yourself in the foot.

8/11/2009 8:42 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

As the saying goes, "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue."

Did any of you lefties pay attention in school when spelling was taught?

8/11/2009 9:24 PM  

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