"If, indeed, the Court, as the critics say, made a politically motivated ruling (which it unquestionably did), this is tantamount to saying, and can only mean, that the Court did not base its ruling on the law. And if this is so (which again, it unquestionably is), this means that these five Justices deliberately and knowingly decided to nullify the votes of the 50 million Americans who voted for Al Gore and to steal the election for Bush ... The stark reality, and I say this with every fiber of my being, is that the institution Americans trust the most to protect its freedoms and principles committed one of the biggest and most serious crimes this nation has ever seen--pure and simple, the theft of the presidency. And by definition, the perpetrators of this crime have to be denominated criminals."
Regardless of the Supreme Court decision, Al Gore was the choice of
Florida's voters. The core finding of the eight news organizations that
conducted a review of disputed Florida ballots was by any measure ... Gore won.
Why was it so important that at every step of the recount process ... from hired Republican thugs bused down to disrupt the recount ... to the Supreme Court ultimately stopping the recount ... Why was it absolutely necessary to install George Bush as President? What did he accomplish in his first 233 Days in office?
He moved to block federal aid to foreign groups that offered counseling or any other assistance to women in obtaining abortions.
He created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to distribute government money to religious groups.
He ordered military strikes against Iraq. American bombs destroyed radar stations near the capital, Baghdad, killing two people.
He reversed a rule reducing the levels of arsenic in drinking water.
He rejected the Kyoto Treaty.
He refused to help consumers harmed by the California's electricity crisis.
He opposed comprehensive protections for patients in HMOs.
He refused to provide adequate funding for low-income energy assistance.
He decided to allow cable TV and telephone monopolies to expand.
He endorsed a bankruptcy bill that excessively punishes honest consumers hit by unexpected debts.
He proposed killing a program to help low-income consumers who cannot afford to open bank accounts.
He proposed ending government testing for salmonella in school lunches.
He spent 54 days at his ranch in Crawford, Tex., 38 days at Camp David, and a four-day weekend at the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, which worked out to slightly more than 40 percent of his time.