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December 11, 2000 11:08 AM   Subscribe

"If they are, I am..." Bush in an extraordinary display of independant thought.
posted by jyoung (14 comments total)

 
This was certainly worth posting.
posted by Popstar at 11:14 AM on December 11, 2000


At some point, I expect to be presented with The Tao of W. Get cracking, somebody.
posted by ethmar at 11:14 AM on December 11, 2000


Does it seem weird to anyone else that Mr. States' RightsTM wants a federal court to overrule a state supreme court decision?
posted by mathowie at 11:25 AM on December 11, 2000


mathowie: exactly... of course on the other side of the coin "Mr. Federal Government has all the answers" wants the state supreme court to decide it.

Oh wait, that's just Bush's characterization of Gore, not borne out by any real difference between the two. Looks like I'm snowblind by a blizzard of Republican propaganda.

What a joke this whole thing is... just like in the election, the Dems seem to me marginally less assholic-- but not enough for me to really give a shit.
posted by cell divide at 11:46 AM on December 11, 2000


I'm sonof, & I'm an assholic.
"Hi, sonof."
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:59 AM on December 11, 2000


I wasn't aware of any particularly strong States' Rights leaning by Dubya. Maybe I've been missing something, but hasn't he been in favor of national standardized testing for public school students?

Of course, no matter your standing on States' Rights, I think few people would assert that state courts can override the Constitution of the United States.
posted by daveadams at 12:28 PM on December 11, 2000


Does it seem weird to anyone else that Mr. States' RightsTM wants a federal court to overrule a state supreme court decision?

Perhaps a better question is this:

Does it seem at all odd that an entire political party, founded on the notion of small federal government and state's rights, wants a federal court to overturn a state ruling?

Argh - if the Democrats had taken this to the supreme court, you know the GOP would have gone on at length about rampant federal interference in state matters.

Sigh . . . .

posted by aladfar at 12:38 PM on December 11, 2000


I believe the case is whether a State Supreme Court can rewrite a law, nullify the state constitution, and circumvent the legislative body.




posted by Mick at 12:43 PM on December 11, 2000


I believe the case is whether a legislature, in writing contradictory laws, can nullify the right of the people to have their votes counted. Courts have always had broad power to order election results to be revisited, recounted, thrown out, or reheld.
posted by dhartung at 1:02 PM on December 11, 2000


I don't think that the Republican party was founded on the concept of states rights. That may be their general ideological stance now, but I think that when Abraham Lincoln was elected as the first Republican president the whole states rights stance was slightly different.
posted by captaincursor at 2:11 PM on December 11, 2000


Yeah, I know captain, but using the word 'founded' in spur of the moment argument gives me a certain level of credence don't you think ;)


posted by aladfar at 9:31 PM on December 11, 2000


Maybe I've been missing something, but hasn't he been in favor of national standardized testing for public school students?

Hahahaha... Man, I'd make him take a standardized test. :)
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 9:34 PM on December 11, 2000


Does it seem weird to anyone else that Mr. States' RightsTM wants a federal court to overrule a state supreme court decision?

The only thing that seems odd to me is that the usual fans of federal protection of voting rights object to the Supreme Court considering this case.

Well, there's another thing that seems odd to me - that liberals in general are advocating states' rights at all. This seems to be a bit like David Duke lecturing on racial tolerance.
posted by mikewas at 10:04 AM on December 12, 2000


I'd prefer to hear David Duke's racial tolerance lecture -- at least then it would be clear that he was spouting bull, something not so clear with certain talk-out-of-both-sides-of-the-mouth libs.
posted by Dreama at 3:20 AM on December 13, 2000


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