Jesse Jackson: "2004 Election ‘Ain’t Over". Jesse threatens to enlist the service of Michael Moore if a formal congressional investigation is not launched. Kerry issues a statement.
The 2004 presidential election was plagued by fraud and voter suppression, according to some Democratic members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, liberal special interest groups and big-name private citizens, who used the formal surroundings of a congressional office building Wednesday to present their evidence.
Many of those present declared the election of 2004 not yet over. "It ain’t over," Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder Jesse Jackson declared. "This race is not over until it is certified — every vote is counted and honored."
The event, called "Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio," was chaired by U.S. Rep. John Conyers from Michigan, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. It was held at the Rayburn House Office Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, and focused on results in the Buckeye State. President Bush won Ohio by more than 135,000 votes over Democrat John Kerry.
Jackson threatened to recruit left wing filmmaker Michael Moore for the election fraud debate if a formal congressional investigation is not launched. "I urge Congress to act before Michael Moore comes and exposes the violation and the capitulation again," Jackson said to applause. Moore directed "Fahrenheit 9/11," the Bush-bashing film that electrified liberals and enraged conservative backers of the president during this year’s campaign.
For goodness sake, would someone just slip Jesse a few bucks so he’ll quiet down? That’s all it takes right?
Although Wednesday’s event was not an official Judiciary Committee hearing and included no contrasting viewpoints from committee members or witnesses, Conyers’ role allowed it to have the appearance of being official. Sponsors conceded that the event, billed as a "hearing," was really a just "forum."
John Kerry was not present at Wednesday’s forum, but did issue a statement Tuesday, stating that it was "critical" for an investigation to be conducted into the "voting irregularity."
"I want every vote counted in this election, but I also want to make sure there are no questions or doubts in future elections," Kerry said.
Complete incoherence. A loss of reality. Unhinged and shrill.
This is the Democratic Party.
Also see No Mas, Pt. 1