:: Friday, July 25, 2003 ::
Bill Press is a bit loose with the facts in his arguments against the recall initiative in California.
Losers should not be able to demand an instant replay of every election. Else how can anyone, Republican or Democrat, ever govern?
This is a fundamental tenet of democracy that today's Republicans don't seem to understand. In 2000, they didn't like the outcome in Florida, so they asked the Supreme Court to overturn it. In 2002, they didn't like the outcome in California, so now they're asking voters to rerun it. Win or lose, why don't they just accept the will of the voters? Isn't that what democracy's all about?
As I remember it, the Republicans went to the Supreme Court in 2000 to block the Democrats from overturning a result that THEY did not like.
:: Mark 11:49 AM [+] ::