[Marxism] SWP on Gore's loss in Florida

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 19 10:51:50 MDT 2004


THE MILITANT evidently accepts that Bush won the
presidential election of 2000 legitimately. Here
THE MILITANT finds itself in agreement with both
BUSH and GORE, accepting Bush's "victory" in the
election of November 2000 as legitimate. That is 
the political meaning of THE MILITANT's statement 
in the article which Steve cited: 

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"When the November 7 vote total in Florida turned out
to be close enough to require an automatic machine 
recount, the Gore camp began looking for a way to 
steal the election from Bush." (THE MILITANT)
http://www.themilitant.com/2001/6501/650102.html 
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Re-read this and be sure you read carefully:

"THE GORE CAMP BEGAN LOOKING FOR A WAY TO STEAL THE
ELECTION FROM BUSH."!!!   FROM Bush???

This is as out of touch with reality as saying that
Michael Moore's ANTI-war move, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, is
a PRO-war movie. See the discussion of this here:
http://www.walterlippmann.com/f-9-11.html 

This is the group which thought that the rescue of
Elian Gonzalez was a violation of the "democratic 
rights" of the working class", which attacked the
Spanish Socialist candidate who later withdrew his
countries troops from Iraq, accusing the Spanish
Socialists of "anti-American demagogy", who calls
Hugo Chavez a "bonapartist" under whose government
"The capitalist class...continues to hold state power"!
http://www.themilitant.com/2004/6811/681101.html

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STEVE GABOSCH wrote:
As portrayed in 'Fahrenheit 9/11', that Gore and every
Democrat in the Senate did nothing about the outrageous
undercounting of African American and immigrant votes in
Florida - even with petitions for a recount from one
Representative after another being vigorously presented to
the full Senate - exposes Gore just that much more.


Best,
- Steve Gabosch

Here is the January 8, 2001 Militant article:
http://www.themilitant.com/2001/6501/650102.html







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