Category Archives: Election 2008

Ahmadinejad’s win has lesson for Franken

With the controversial, election-fraud-ridden victory over the weekend of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who won a second four-year term as president with an alleged 63 percent of the boat, it’s clear that Mr. Ahmadinejad has at least one lesson to share with Minnesota’s Al Franken: if you’re going to steal an election result – go big!

Franken’s ACORN-assisted election result is controversial because the election fraud perpetrated in his name was too modest, giving him a win of only a couple hundred votes. If Franken truly wanted to be Minnesota’s next undisputed U.S. senator, he would have fielded an Ahmadinejad-like win that put to rest all doubts that the fix was in.

Meanwhile, digital camcorders may be recording election fraud in Iran and Minnesota, but guess where the footage has the best chance of getting the camera man killed? Look to the west, young man…

Dems vow revenge if Coleman succeeds

If Norm Coleman succeeds in proving election fraud (which is pretty darn obvious in this race) in his re-election bid against SNL candidate Al Franken, the Democrats in Washington are so drunk with power that they have vowed to never give Senator Coleman a moments rest; they will hound him with ethics probes for the entire six years, or until they lose their majority, whichever comes first.

While otherwise acting like mold killer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who bears a distinct resemblance to the hindquarters of his party’s animal symbol, is proving that even in overwhelming victory, the Dems are sore losers.

Coleman’s hopes still holding on

The hope of Norm Coleman to retain his Minnesota US Senate seat is still alive for now. There will be a hearing, despite Al Franken’s request to make Coleman go away and leave him alone after successfully stealing the election with the help of Acorn Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

While it might take some car lifts to ever find all the lies and deceptions in this Franken shoplighting caper, the truth is this: following the state’s so-called “fair and accurate” recount, we now have 25 Minnesota counties that have recounted vote totals that exceed the actual number of people who signed in to vote on election night.

And we’re to believe this was a “fair and accurate” recount?

Only by ACORN standards.

Franken declared Minnesota’s first fake Senator

In a case of election fraud so obvious it would make Algore wonder where he went wrong in Florida eight years ago, ACORN Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his canvassing board declared Saturday Night Live comic and failed liberal talk-radio host and all-around blowhard Al Franken “the winner” of the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota previously held by Norm Coleman.

Despite a series of one-sided decisions by Minnesota courts to deny all of Coleman’s claims and grant all of Franken’s wishes, the closest election in recent Minnesota memory saw voter fraud so wide-spread in heavily Democratic precincts that many reported recount totals far higher than the number of total ballots cast on election night.

The effort was successful in claiming a vote total turnaround that, on election eve, favored Coleman by over 700 votes, to a post-recount total that favors Franken by 225 votes.

Of course, Franken, Ritchie and company shut off the faucets as soon as Franken was comfortably ahead, even though there are still plenty of uncounted absentee votes that may or may not favor Coleman and turn the tide again.

Can’t have that, can we? After all, as far as the mainstream Minnesota media is concern, they “right” person finally succeeded; now all those fine words about counting every vote are about as worthless as Franken’s election certification.

Franken just barely ahead in US Senate fraud-recount

Determined to continue counting until they can manufacture the healthy margin they wan Al Franken to win by, the Minnesota Recount group announced that, for the first time, Franken had pulled ahead of Norm Coleman in the recount by about 46 votes.

Yet it’s not enough for Minnesota Acorn Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and his band of election fraud workers, so the recount is continuing even though the numbers have always broken Franken’s way since recounting began; at one point, Coleman had won re-election by as much as over 750 votes. That means about 800 votes have broken Franken’s way so far, with no Coleman shift to even balance it out.

Forget the Hydroxycut reviews, the real weight-loss is going on with Coleman’s vote totals as Minnesota DFLers continue to count and to count and to count until thay have Franken up by a couple hundred thousand or so.

Amazing how we can be watching election fraud right before our eyes but no one can stop it.

FOR SALE: One Illinois US Senate Seat, hardly used

Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich is the latest victim of the Obama machine. Blagojevich was recently caught red-handed trying to sell Obama’s soon-to-be-vacant Illinois US Senate seat. Among the many corruption charges against the Illinois Democrat, the most headline-making was his effort to make money off appointing Obama’s replacement for an interim term until a special election could be held.

According to the charges filed and numerous wire and online reports, Blagojevich was caught on tape saying that a US Senate seat is, “a *CENSORED* valuable thing, you just don’t give it away for nothing.”

Since then, Obama has courageously told the Illinois governor to step down! No, wait, that’s not right… he’s defending him and asking the GOP to back off his buddy. Oh well, at least he’ll be president soon and the people of Illinois won’t have to worry about Obama muddying the reputation of their state by voting “present” anymore.

Maybe Blago and Obama should vacation one last time before Obama’s oath of office. For old time’s sake.

Coleman still leads by 292

No one is sending out any wedding invitations just yet, but with 86 percent of the mandatory recount completed, incumbent Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman still leads DFL challenger Al Franken by a gap of 292 votes.

While the last 14 percent of votes are still to be recounted and endless court challenges are planned, what most folks don’t like to admit is that at no point has Franken taken the lead in any final vote totals. Determined to turn this Senate election into another Florida Recount mess, we can count on Franken whining and appealing and recounting throughout Coleman’s six-year term.

But at this point, it’s hard to imagine a scenario that legitimately swings the election in Franken’s favor.

Perfect gift for Mark Ritchie

Considering DFL Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie believes that ACORN commits voter fraud everywhere but Minnesota, and isn’t worth investigating here, I have the perfect holiday gift idea for our myopically-challenged top election official: Nikon binoculars.

They’re great for bringing the stuff in the distance up-close and visible. Maybe that’s what’s needed for him to see that, yes, even in Minnesota, a group like ACORN can do things wrong and skew election results. Of course, for a guy like Ritchie, as long as his party wins, that’s all that matters… not the actual vote counts, just the outcome… so long as it favors the DFL.

Ritchie’s ACORN Stance: Insanity Defined

DFL Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has stated that in Minnesota, ACORN doesn’t engage in voter fraud. That’s the definition of insanity. To wit: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

Here’s what the Wall Street Journal wrote on ACORN:

In Ohio in 2004, a worker for one affiliate was given crack cocaine in exchange for fraudulent registrations that included underage voters, dead voters and pillars of the community named Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey. During a congressional hearing in Ohio in the aftermath of the 2004 election, officials from several counties in the state explained ACORN’s practice of dumping thousands of registration forms in their lap on the submission deadline, even though the forms had been collected months earlier.

At least in Nevada, where another Democrat is the secretary of state, they have someone who’s not afraid to take on ACORN for their illegal voter registration violations. Here’s an excerpt on the Nevada ACORN raid, from Fox News:

“Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications,” Walsh said, describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.

Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.

“Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4,” Miller said.

That’s hardly all. In 2006, ACORN was investigated for voter registration fraud in Washington state, and out of 1,800 registrations, only six — SIX! — were genuine registrations.

So, yeah, we’re supposed to believe Minnesota is the only state in which ACORN operates above-board? I want home theater seating to that asylum commitment hearing!

Coleman-Franken: The ACORN Recount

Just hearing political pornographer Al Franken speak is enough to make a person run away and burn some fat, even if it’s not the best fat burner. But in a recount upon which could ride the potential of a filibuster-proof Democratic US Senate, there’s plenty of nauseating dialogs to be found.

The troubles with the Coleman-Franken recount are numerous. First and foremost is ACORN’s involvement in voter fraud over the past two election cycles. While folks like Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (DFL) would prefer claim ACORN’s not a problem in Minnesota, that’s just too much of a stretch to be believed, considering the group’s been charged with voter fraud in 15 states and rising in the past couple of election cycles or so.

Of course, that’s another problem: Ritchie, a DFL loyalist, worked with ACORN before achieving public office and is not the most neutral of judges on their campaign ethics. Ritchie won the secretary of state’s office by being part of a MoveOn.org effort called The Secretary Of State Project, designed to place radical liberals in those offices to help “massage” election results in favor of the donkeys.

Finally, the ONLY candidate benefiting from late “vote finds” is Franken, which is statistically just about impossible. Pretty soon we’ll be able to change our state motto to, “Minnesota: Land of 10,000 Lakes and 10,000 election fraud votes for Al Franken.”

Election 2008 post-mortem

Well, the battle’s over, at long last; the battle of 2008, at any rate.

With the dust settled, WonderfulPessimist.com wishes to congratulate the victor, Barack Obama. Of course, we still believe he’s the wrong guy, woefully underqualified and determined to take the country in the wrong direction. Yet, as the victor, that’s his prerogative and we wish Barry well.

To be honest, despite all the hours at the espresso machines worrying about an Obama victory, the truth is that a McCain victory would have been worse for the GOP, because McCain was at the top of the ticket, after all, not Sarah Palin. And McCain would have done many of the same things Obama is gearing up for, only it would have been the GOP that took the blame for it all.

So, in an “addition by subtraction” sort of way, an Obama victory, while wrong for the country from a political philosophy point of view, is probably the best thing that the conservative movement could have hoped for.

Rather than being saddled with yet another liberal Republican in the White House, the GOP field for 2012 looks rich with a commodity sorely lacking in ’08, and that’s genuine conservative candidates. Though four years can change a lot, I certainly anticipate eagerly the potential presidential campaigns of Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal.

Sure, there are still risks that could shut conservatives out; Tim Pawlenty is a mirage when it comes to genuine conservatism, Mitt Romney was the best of a bad field and doesn’t measure up to Palin or Jindal, and there are still threats from Charlie Crist (liberal) and Mike Huckabee (fake conservative who seems to want to be the U.S. Pastor, not the U.S. President) to fend off, but Palin and Jindal are definitely the future of conservatism, if not necessarily the GOP.

One name I can guarantee won’t show up in 2012?

Jeb Bush.

McCain narrowing gap

Ever since the last debate and the Joe the Plumber episode, McCain has been narrowing the gap between himself and Barack Obama; top major pollsters, John Zogby and Gallup, now put the race at only +3 for Obama, well within the margin of error.

I’m never a big believer in polls, but traditional wisdom is that, at this point, if the Democrat candidate isn’t up by double-digits, they are running a campaign that is in trouble, since the late swing traditionally goes toward the more conservative candidate in the race. McCain, due in large part to running mate Sarah Palin, just barely qualifies.

Of course, I still believe most of these polls oversample Democrats, so the danger for Obama could be even more significant than is believed. But ultimately, the only poll that counts in the national vote in November.

See you all at the polls, and on the screen of a Sony Vaio! Happy voting, America!