by Curt Anderson on August 1, 2021 5:48 pm
WaPo Opinion: It’s a good thing Republican election-stealers are so incompetent
Excerpt of op-ed by Paul Waldman July 30, 2021 at 11:20 a.m. EDT
When the results in Florida were thrown into uncertainty, the GOP mobilized its smartest and most ruthless operatives to make sure the outcome was secured in George W. Bush’s favor. The enterprise was run by the cool and efficient James Baker, who had been a Cabinet secretary and chief of staff to two presidents.
Baker assembled a team of the party’s best lawyers, including three future Supreme Court justices — John G. Roberts Jr., Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — to fight the battle in state and federal courts. There was no “release the Kraken” courtroom buffoonery and no Four Seasons Total Landscaping-style face plants. The drama may have been chaotic, but inside the chaos was a highly competent group of Republican professionals who navigated it all the way to the Supreme Court, where five Republican justices handed the victory to Bush.
Now imagine if people like them — rather than Rudolph W. Giuliani, a bunch of QAnon believers and the MyPillow guy — were the ones trying to steal elections today.
by HatetheSwamp on August 2, 2021 6:16 am
There's a fair amount of truth in the Bush 2000 thing but none of you believers in the 020 Biden myth are admitting that the 2000 election was all within the confines of the Swamp.
It really didn't matter in DC which candidate won. As Indy, from the old forum would be pointing out, Bush and Gore were variations on a theme. Six of one, half dozen of the other.
The SwampGOPs rallied to fight for Bush II. No one among the SwampGOPs lifted more than their pinky finger for Trump. If anything proves the Swamp, antiSwamp thing, it's this.