Friday, June 01, 2007

Al Gore knows

Al Gore is out on a rampage thoroughly enjoying the upside of a fickle party - they forget that a few years ago they really didn't like you all that much. Now he's the savior of the world, a prophet. But he's not a total dunce. It seems he's picked up some political savvy since 2000.

Pressed on whether he believed that impeachment is a good use of time, Gore replied, "I don't think it is. I don't think it would be successful."

That and the fact that an impeachment trial would be ridiculously embarrassing for Democrats as all of their unfounded lies and empty rhetoric against the Bush administration would be revealed in the harsh realities of daylight.

Gore then makes a liar out of me by bringing up the 2000 election, which he lost fair and square.

On being asked whether he threw the towel in too soon in the 2000 presidential elections, where he narrowly lost to Bush, Gore said he had taken the fight as far as he could, and the only other option left was a "violent revolution".

"I took it all the way to a final Supreme Court decision. And in our system, there is no intermediate step between a final Supreme Court decision and violent revolution. So, at that point, having taken it as far as one could, then the question becomes, are we going to be a nation of laws and not people?" Gore replied.

"Do I support the rule of law, even though I disagree with the Supreme Court's decision? I did disagree with it, and I think that those of us who disagreed with it will have the better of the argument in history," he added.

Sorry, Al, but you lost. Its like asking a football player if he threw in the towel too early after time ended in the fourth quarter.

I don't even know what exactly the statement "are we going to be a nation of laws and not people means" although I suspect he's trying to say that the laws denied the will of the people. Unfortunately for him and every other left wing moonbat who claims Bush "stole" the election later recounts by every conceivable standard consistently show that Bush won. Note that he never comes out to say that he thinks he won -- he's just egging on the nuts out there that like to scream conspiracy.

It does him some credit that he realizes that the "next step" was true revolution, ending our country's practice of peaceful transition of power. However, what frightens me is that he was willing to take it that far, embracing the power of the judiciary to the extent that he was willing to let the courts adjudicate the outcome of a fair and open election. Sometimes I don't think people realize how close we came to a total meltdown of our political system in Florida that year. Peaceful transition of power is the biggest test for any free government system, and we very nearly lost it.

And as for history...the only thing that worries me is that history is determined by whoever writes it. Right now, the truth about the 2000 election is being eroded away by Orwellian MiniTru efforts, and what history really will show is how much work people did to actively alter it.