Oct 21st 2016

Trump is No Gore

by Jeff Schweitzer

Jeff Schweitzer is a scientist and former White House Senior Policy Analyst; Ph.D. in marine biology/neurophysiology

In an election mired in Trump’s filth, the most grotesque manipulation of truth appeared last night when Trump’s trolls attempted to equate Trump’s accusation of a rigged election to what Al Gore did in the 2000 election.  So let’s see.  Gore won the popular vote, but the Electoral College vote came down to Florida; whoever won Florida won the race.  But the Florida vote was so close that only 537 votes separated the candidates, which in Florida triggered a mandatory recount.  The Bush campaign hired John Roberts to ask the Supreme Court to stop the recount and declare Bush the winner.  (Yes, the same John Roberts who Bush later named to the Supreme Court and named him Chief Justice).  When the Court, against its own principles of respecting States’ Rights, ruled to interfere in Florida and stop the count, Gore sacrificed his bid for the presidency for the sake of the country and offered his concession.  I urge every American to listen to Gore’s concession speech.  Here it is on YouTube:


Gore was the epitome of grace and honor.  He demonstrated the best of what patriotism is meant to be; his actions should make every American proud.  Even when the system failed him, he accepted the result for the good of the country.  This is the antithesis of the swamp of vile utterances and disgusting behavior that Trump has dumped on the electorate.  To compare Trump’s whine about a rigged election to Gore’s grace is an abomination, a disgusting twisting of truth.  The folks who defend him are the worst of the worst, the cesspool of American politics.




Dr. Jeff Schweitzer is a marine biologist, consultant and internationally recognized authority in ethics, conservation and development. He is the author of five books including Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction (July 2011), and A New Moral Code (2010). Dr. Schweitzer has spoken at numerous international conferences in Asia, Russia, Europe and the United States.Dr. Schweitzer's work is based on his desire to introduce a stronger set of ethics into American efforts to improve the human condition worldwide. He has been instrumental in designing programs that demonstrate how third world development and protecting our resources are compatible goals. His vision is to inspire a framework that ensures that humans can grow and prosper indefinitely in a healthy environment.Formerly, Dr. Schweitzer served as an Assistant Director for International Affairs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy under former President Clinton. Prior to that, Dr. Schweitzer served as the Chief Environmental Officer at the State Department's Agency for International Development. In that role, he founded the multi-agency International Cooperative Biodiversity Group Program, a U.S. Government that promoted conservation through rational economic use of natural resources.Dr. Schweitzer began his scientific career in the field of marine biology. He earned his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He expanded his research at the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine. While at U.C. Irvine he was awarded the Science, Engineering and Diplomacy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Dr. Schweitzer is a pilot and he founded and edited the Malibu Mirage, an aviation magazine dedicated to pilots flying these single-engine airplanes. He and his wife Sally are avid SCUBA divers and they travel widely to see new wildlife, never far from their roots as marine scientists..To learn more about Dr Schweitzer, visit his website at http://www.JeffSchweitzer.com.


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