The Boxer Rebellion
Yep, she did it. Barbara Boxer gave the one Senate vote required to challenge the certification of the presidential election, and allowed herself to become to toady of the Congressional Liberal Black Caucus who tried and failed at the same trick after the 2000 election.
It comes under the pretext that she felt that there were voting irregularities in Ohio and she wants to highlight them. Really? Just Ohio?
Coincidentally, Ohio was one of the closest states, and it's the one that put Bush over the top. I'm thinking that the irregularities became apparent to these Democrats immediately upon the networks calling the state for Bush, or the certification of the vote by the secretary of state. Whichever.
But why then didn't she oppose certification of the electoral vote in the equally close and electorally vote-rich state of Pennsylvania? Remember this bit of gold? Ballot boxes found pre-stuffed in heavily Democratic precincts in Philadelphia before the polls opened? I guess the Senator finds nothing irregular about that, likely because Democrat efforts at election tampering are regular enough. But here, courtesy of blog extraordinaire RealClearPolitics, are the alleged irregularities which warrant this act. Boxer and her CLBC cohorts in the House are upset that the Ohio election wasn't perfect not because there was obvious tampering of the kind we saw in Philadelphia.
So the Democrats are creating a standard where "irregularities" mean that if the Republicans want to win a state, conditions must be perfect in each state at each precinct for the win to be legitimate.
And as we saw in the Washington Governor's race, all they need is that one more vote, no matter how ill gotten to call it a win and a mandate.
So a little time wasted, Dan Rather will talk about it tonight as a crisis, and we'll be done.
But just spare us the smoke Senator. Boxer and other leftists like her hate George W. Bush. Which is fine, as hating is what they do best. All she needs to do is say it. But stop blubbering about manufactured "irregularities", because it is the Democrats who depend on irregularities to win close elections.