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Doesn’t matter who the president is — and in fact in most cases, what you find is that people who don’t support a particular president work even harder when that guy is in office to overcome whatever obstacles that guy may put in their way. Rather than, “Well, I guess it’s over for me,” and give up, and then totally allow what happens in Washington to determine their individual future. Edwards said, “Your values are the values that built America: strong families, deep faith, and closely-knit communities.” Then he said — now, let me get to a descriptive paragraph before the money quote in this story. “A self-made millionaire trial lawyer when elected to the Senate in ’98, Edwards cited his own rise from humble origins as the son of a textile mill worker and a postal clerk mother in the small town of Robbins, North Carolina. He said, ‘My story shouldn’t be an exception, it should happen every day in America.'” Senator Edwards, it
I mean, the idea these guys cannot take the attention off of themselves and make this campaign about
I dispute that. He can’t possibly have — well, “unusual”? Well, wait a minute, wait a minute — unusual.
And it also is a phony premise and a phony promise, and contrary to giving these people hope, it robs them of hope because what they’re going to end up thinking is, ‘Well, I don’t have a chance if these guys don’t get elected.’ That’s the attempt. That’s what they want them to think. So out of touch? Yes. Unique? Well, we’ll get into that, too. When you do start to get successful in America, here’s the thing that you learn: There’s a price to pay for it. It’s called
RUSH: From our separation-of-church-and-state file, ladies and gentlemen. (story) ‘Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards pledged from the pulpit of a black church on Sunday that the party will work hard to head off the kind of Florida ballot irregularities that Democrats assert gave the White House to George W. Bush. ‘We will get voters registered. We will get voters mobilized. We will get voters to the polls,’ the North Carolina senator told the congregation of St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church. A scant 537 votes delivered Florida and the presidency to Bush after a protracted legal battle resolved by the Supreme Court.’
The errors in that one sentence could send anybody back to journalism school for a two-year refresher course. ‘The race seems as close this year as then, and the both parties have been working hard to prevail and win Florida’s 27 electoral votes.’
By the way, do you know that they actually had — I got a note this morning — there was actually sort of like a test vote in the House on this whole silly idea of the UN monitoring our election. Now, it went down to defeat, but guess what? I’m going to have to check. An astounding number of Democrats voted for it. (Rush’s coverage) An astounding number of Democrats voted in a losing effort. But they felt fear, they had to be on record as supporting this silly notion since it was advanced by Corrine Brown and others, Eddie Bernice Johnson and the Congressional Black Caucus. I’ll get the exact numbers for you. So here’s Edwards in a black church making political statements, separation of church and state. Let Bush go into a church anywhere and listen to the uproarious protests that results from it. ‘In five days of solo campaigning, Edwards has been reaching out to minorities, Hispanics in southern California, blacks in Orlando, as well as attending a round of fund-raisers in an effort to raise as much last minute money as possible before the Democratic national convention of last week.’
So the myth that no black voters were counted in Florida in 2000 continues. The myth that blacks in the millions were denied the right to even get to the polls. None of those two things are true. The Supreme Court did not ‘deliver the presidency to George W. Bush.’ The Electoral College did. The media has conducted two separate recounts six-month surveys, if you will, of the votes in Florida and concluded that in three-of-the-four techniques used, and two of the four are lockstep, most common. The other two were fringe techniques that would never be used anyway.
You know, these people cannot get the truth through their heads — and I’ll tell you, we had a call last week about why there’s such fear and outrage among these people and I think he was exactly right. There’s just fear of powerlessness that these people have, and they fear the loss of continued power, or the lack of access to it, and they become like spoiled children, whining and complaining and moaning. The very people that are doing the most to protect them are the people they are most scared of. For example, in this war on terror.
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