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(Fox News)   Both sides are ramping up the "get out the lawyers" effort this election season   (foxnews.com) divider line 13
    More: Florida, Robert Bauer, White House Counsel, Bush campaign, provisional ballots, Delaware Democratic Party, electoral colleges, absentee ballots, Obama White House  
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2012-11-02 02:54:36 PM  
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Bored Horde: The challenger pretty much always loses to the incumbent. If Mitt's campaign of reckless disregard of facts, truth, history, and basic morality proves more successful then conventional challenges of presenting a better alternative to the status quo, then expect his campaign method to become the new norm in American politics.


Given the mass approval of things like Jersey Shore and Honney Boo, Boo, Ancient Aliens, etc. I think the American public is already there.
2012-11-02 02:09:56 PM  
2 votes:
It would be EPIC if it was too close to call, went to SCOTUS, and was ruled that Obama is president.......just to hear all of the butthurt Republicans turn into hypocrites.
2012-11-02 01:59:02 PM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: Sad to say but it's almost necessary these days. I choose to look at it this way: I'd rather slug it out in a courtroom than have a running gun battle in the streets over election results.


The other likely alternative isn't violence, it's one side completely standing down and putting their faith in the counting process and judiciary doing their job effectively and objectively.

And unicorn farts.

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pictured above: The "Brooks Brothers Riot", Florida 2000, interfering with the vote count
2012-11-02 10:51:23 AM  
2 votes:
Sad to say but it's almost necessary these days. I choose to look at it this way: I'd rather slug it out in a courtroom than have a running gun battle in the streets over election results.
2012-11-02 04:12:19 PM  
1 votes:
Ask Al Fanken what he thinks about litigating elections. That was a total sleaze move by the Republicans.
2012-11-02 03:29:50 PM  
1 votes:

Rug Doctor: Weaver95: vpb: Weaver95: Sad to say but it's almost necessary these days. I choose to look at it this way: I'd rather slug it out in a courtroom than have a running gun battle in the streets over election results.

Right, we'll save that until the Supremes make Romney the president like they did with shrub.

I don't think we'll ever see a repeat of that scenario. SCOTUS only gets to pull that trick once a century.

We'll see. One of my deepest, most tinfoily fears is that it could happen again and then the Republicans would just go hard-core "Why do you hate America?" on anyone who questions it, like they did after 9/11. I've seen nothing in the past 12 years to suggest that the Dems wouldn't back down again under the right circumstances.


If that happens, I hope we see a few years worth of old-fashioned rioting, like we had in the 1960s.

Rioting like they had in France, 1787-1789, would be better.
2012-11-02 03:22:21 PM  
1 votes:

Epoch_Zero: ole prophet: Do we really need a President anymore?

Checks and balances, supreme court appointments, declarations of war - how do they work?


I'll bet he's one of those libertarians whose solution to the whole "gay marriage" thing is to get rid of marriage entirely.

/ Congrats on the Florida tag, subby, it really ties the room headline together.
2012-11-02 03:15:22 PM  
1 votes:
This is why we can't have nice things.
2012-11-02 02:43:37 PM  
1 votes:

Citrate1007: It would be EPIC if it was too close to call, went to SCOTUS, and was ruled that Obama is president.......just to hear all of the butthurt Republicans turn into hypocrites.


"turn into"?!??!
2012-11-02 02:13:39 PM  
1 votes:

Citrate1007: It would be EPIC if it was too close to call, went to SCOTUS, and was ruled that Obama is president.......just to hear all of the butthurt Republicans turn into hypocrites.


Anything less then a crushing defeat is a roaring endorsement of Mitt's lying, etch-a-sketch campaign method. The challenger pretty much always loses to the incumbent. If Mitt's campaign of reckless disregard of facts, truth, history, and basic morality proves more successful then conventional challenges of presenting a better alternative to the status quo, then expect his campaign method to become the new norm in American politics. Let's not hope for that, because political leaders around the world are watching this with great interest.
2012-11-02 02:05:35 PM  
1 votes:
I don't think the Dems will go down without a fight this time. We saw what happened the last time they tried to play nice. And you just know the Repubs will try to pull some BS impeachment nonsense if they lose. This could get extremely ugly.
2012-11-02 02:02:32 PM  
1 votes:

Nabb1: No matter the outcome, we're probably screwed but at least someone is going to haul in a metric ton of billable hours.


Between advertising and lawyers, I believe that our economy is becoming election based. Maybe other countries will begin outsourcing their elections to us and we can have a new election on the first Tuesday of every month.
2012-11-02 02:00:18 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: I don't think we'll ever see a repeat of that scenario. SCOTUS only gets to pull that trick once a century.


Technically, 2000 was part of the 20th century.
 
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