Thursday, August 26, 2004

International Observers?

From FoxNews:

Responding to a request from 13 Democratic congressmen and the State Department, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be sending a group to make sure the United States holds a fair election in November.

Lawmakers who requested the OSCE presence said problems in the 2000 election spurred them to ask the international organization to participate. They say that the monitors will help ensure that the United States should have nothing to hide, but the observers will be there to make sure the election does not suffer any civil rights violations or other irregularities.

Rep. Barbara Lee "felt that given the sort of problems that occurred in the 2000 election that it would be important that there be election monitors on hand for this election," said Stuart Chapman, a spokesman for the California Democrat.

But critics say that inviting an international organization is not only insulting to the world's strongest democracy, but it also puts U.S. sovereignty at risk.

"A lot of Americans are naturally going to be insulted by the idea that there is something wrong with our democratic process and that we need these bureaucrats from abroad," said Jeff Deist, spokesman for Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas.

I am not only insulted, but I am pissed off about this. Where in the hell were the Republicans on this? Why did they not try to block this? Were they sleeping? Oh and what authority do these observers have anyway? Do they get go look for the hanging chads? I would bet they were hand picked by the crats just in case they need to use them to get some credibility and fight the election outcome. This is just reduculous and should not be tolerated in the slightest. I don’t know who these (D)umbacrats are but if they work for you, you should let them know who wrong this is!

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