Hypocrisy: OK for Republicans to Challenge Voting Deadlines, But Not for
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never fails to amaze BuzzFlash how the Republicans can be so ridiculous
and their hypocrisies so rank. The latest issue to suffer from their small-minded
rhetoric is the New Jersey Senate race:
say Torricelli missed the deadline and that adding Lautenberg's name
would allow parties to replace candidates as elections neared simply
because they feared losing."
number of BuzzFlash Readers have chimed in to point out the glaring hypocrisies
of the aptly named GHP (Grand Hypocrisy Party):
how the Pubbies are whining that Torricelli and the NJ Dems are cheating
by trying to pull his name from the ballot after the deadline?
what? The NJ GOP did the exact same thing in the 2002 GOP primary: They
pulled a doomed candidate after the deadline so they could replace him
with someone (Forrester) who would do better in November.
did Katherine Harris get to run for office after filing incorrectly
but all of a sudden all Repugs are so concerned about the letter of
the law in NJ -- once again the double standard. Why hasn't anyone brought
her case up as a precedent?
we always hear from the GOP (Greedy Old Party) that "competition
is good"? So why are Forrester and the Republicans so scared of
having a Democratic opponent on the ticket? Why are they always trying
to win by default if they like competition so much? If the New Jersey
Democratic State Supreme Court rules that Lautenberg can run on the
Democratic ticket instead of just letting the dictator Forrester rule
by default, then the Republicans are going to go whining to the U.S.
Supreme Court and you and I both know what they will do -- whatever
Bush tells them to. I'd LOVE to see what would happen if a Republican
quit the race. Let's see what the courts would do if the Democrats said
they didn't want an opponent to replace the person. Just look at Patsy
Mink's opponent in Hawaii. The jerk says he is running against a ghost.
Well, my good man in Hawaii, remember Ashcroft, who lost to a dead man.
You could lose the race to a dead woman, too.
the thing about Republican hypocrisy -- it always comes back to bite them
in the keister.
is hardly the first time that a party has sought to change candidates
shortly before an election. In Minnesota in 1990 the endorsed Republican
candidate for governor was caught cavorting in a swimming pool with
naked teenage girls. Less than two weeks before the general election,
the candidate withdrew and the Republican party appointed as his replacement
the guy who had lost the Republican primary. This was challenged in
the Minnesota courts, and the Minnesota Supreme Court ultimately ruled
that the replacement was legal. The new Republican candidate went on
to win the general election. This was covered very thoroughly by the
Minnesota media, and thus can be verified.