Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Time Machine to Save America

By Robert Parry
December 11, 2008

Looking out over the bleak landscape of economic and national security disasters that George W. Bush is leaving behind, I sometimes think the best use of the trillion-dollar bailout funds might be to invent a time machine that could take the world back eight years to the fateful decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to give Bush the White House.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

I am not sure at all that Gore would have done anything differently. I think he was selected by the same bunch that selected and supported Bush and the crew that ran this time. He would not have been appproved to run and his run supported unless he was basically subservient.

mvymvy said...

To make every vote in every state politically relevant and equal in presidential elections, support the National Popular Vote bill.

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The National Popular Vote bill has been approved by 22 legislative chambers (one house in CO, AR, ME, MI, NC, and WA, and two houses in MD, IL, HI, CA, MA, NJ, RI, and VT). It has been enacted into law in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These states have 50 (19%) of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring this legislation into effect.


Craig R. Lane said...

On December 12, 2000, the Wall Street Journal reported O'Connor was reluctant to retire with a Democrat in office:

“ At an Election Night party at the Washington, D.C. home of Mary Ann Stoessel, widow of former Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the justice's husband, John O'Connor, mentioned to others her desire to step down, according to three witnesses. But Mr. O'Connor said his wife would be reluctant to retire if a Democrat were in the White House and would choose her replacement. Justice O'Connor declined to comment.[34][35] ”
From the sound of that, it doesn't seem likely the wrinkled old bag would give too much. I just scanned your article and I am not sure if you mention that, (as Bugliosi reported in "The Betrayal of America", "Justice" Scalia's son was a lawyer for team Bush and thusly should have been grounds for Scalia's recusal. Is that accurate?