Here are some talking points
about the Supreme Court decision:
The Supreme Court's intervention was improper and unethical. There was
no federal question for the U.S. Supreme Court to review. The Supreme
Court never before reviewed the administration of an election.
Scalia, O'Connor, and Thomas had obvious conflicts of interest.
The decision was presented as a "one-time-only" decision - which
is absurd on its face, and has never before been claimed in Supreme Court
The December 12 "safe harbor" deadline was a deliberate misreading
of the law. If there was such a deadline, it was December 18. Even so,
electors could be selected later, without the "safe harbor"
presumption. In 1960, Hawaii presented it's electors on January 6th!
The law specifically provides for Congress to be the final arbiter in
matters of Electors, not the Supreme Court.
The Equal Protection argument for different ballot counting standards
was completely bogus. Under the Supreme Court's own standards, for there
to be an equal protection violation, there must be an intent to discriminate
against a class of people.
Bush had no standing.
The Felonious Five should be forever thought of as unprincipled, partisan
meddlers. According to Vincent Bugliosi, "the Justices intervened
inappropriately to steal an election--and in so doing committed one of
the most serious crimes in American history."
We cannot have the Supreme Court picking our President and we will never
accept a President who is chosen by an incomplete count stopped by a partisan
Supreme Court decision led by judges appointed by the father of George
W. Bush. Let's let them know we will never forget!
And to make their jobs easier,
below are suggestions of authors the media can interview to highlight
this historic occasion. Let them know that most of these authors will
be at events being held on December 10th in NY and December 12th in DC
by Democrats.com and sponsored by CLG. These forums serve to help build
public awareness about the issues at stake and draw attention to the arguments
* A More Perfect Union, by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.
* Down and Dirty, by Jake Tapper
* Grand Theft 2000, by Douglas Kellner
* Hail to the Thief, by Danny Schechter
* Is Our Children Learning, by Paul Begala
* Jews for Buchanan, by John Nichols
* Media Unlimited, by NYU professor Todd Gitlin
* Straight from the Heart, by Gov. Ann Richards
* Supreme Injustice, by Alan Dershowitz
* The Accidental President, by David Kaplan
* The Betrayal of America, by Vincent Bugliosi
* The Bush Dyslexicon,by Mark Crispin Miller
* The Hunting of the President, by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons
* The Votes That Counted, by Howard Gillman
* Too Close to Call, by Jeffrey Toobin
(Many thanks to Bob Fertik of democrats.com
for this information!)