Seriously, these people just don’t ever let go
(Politico) Former Vice President Al Gore introduced himself to Florida millennials on Tuesday, telling them that his near miss in the 2000 presidential election is “exhibit A” for why it’s so important to vote.
Campaigning with Hillary Clinton in Miami, Gore highlighted two messages he wanted to share with the former secretary of state’s supporters.
“No. 1, when it comes to the most urgent issue facing our country and the world, the choice in this election is extremely clear. Hillary Clinton will make solving the climate crisis a top national priority,” Gore said. “Very important.”
Donald Trump, whom Gore referred to as “her opponent,” would take America “toward a climate catastrophe,” he said.
Obviously, he wouldn’t be the Goracle without mentioning Hotcoldwetdry, and yammering on about climate catastrophe. Did any industrious reporter ask Gore what modes of travel he used to get to Miami?
“Here’s my second message: Your vote really, really, really counts — a lot. You can consider me as an exhibit A of that group. Now, for those of you who are younger than 25, you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida and across the country,” Gore said, prompting boos from the crowd.
“For those of you older than 25, I heard you murmuring just now. But take it from me, it was a very close election,” Gore said, as supporters began to chant “You won! You won!”
“Here’s my point: I don’t want you to be in a position years from now where you welcome Hillary Clinton and say: ‘Actually, you did win. It just wasn’t close enough to make sure that all the votes were counted or whatever,” Gore added.
“To hell with the legalities, all barely known votes matter! Yeaaaaarg!”
OK, I made up that last line. It is highly amusing that 16 years later Democrats, including Gore, are still whining about the utterly and completely legal George Bush win in Florida. The ones trying to cheat were Democrats. Republicans, ie, the Bush campaign, followed the actual law, which is why the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. But, Dems will not let go.
And the funniest part of the whole thing is thing is, as has been noted again and again, 27 of the 28 election precincts that had all these problems were run by Democrats. The 28th was independent. Instead of complaining about people following that darned notion call Law, Democrats should worry more about fixing their own house.
Gore outlined the need for a president who prioritizes the climate crisis — “a president who gets it, who cares about it, who’s internalized it, who’s passionate about it, who’s determined to lead our country and with our country to lead the world at the key moment when we really do have the opportunity to solve this climate crisis and make our country stronger and more prosperous at the same time,” he said.
Here’s a question: does Hillary really care about ‘climate change’? She rarely ever mentions it, usually only in passing. She’d probably leave the Clean Power Plan in action (provided the courts don’t kill it), along with the Paris Climate accord, and let the EPA run wild, but, she doesn’t seem passionate enough to attempt the kinds of things Obama did, nor what Gore would want her to do. She would have other fish to fry. It just doesn’t seem important to her.
Florida 2000. Get a grip, people. So silly and unhinged.
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