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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:37 AM

Stingy Papercut of Voter Suppression Ruins GOPer's Day

Today, I had half a conversation with an angry and surprised Republican. He was trying to express his anguish by repeating to me a bit he had heard on the radio that morning, about how to Republicans the election was a little bit like Monday Night Football is for many viewers.

They stay up as late as they can and feel they have a good idea where the game is headed, then they wake up the next morning and find it all changed in the fourth quarter.

"That's how I feel about this election. I go to bed, Romney's ahead, everything is going to be okay. I wake up, everyplace where Romney was ahead has gone to Obama. What the hell happened?"

I took that rhetorical question as my chance to supply an unwelcome answer:

"Voter suppression."

"The hell are you talking about?" asked the fellow.

"Well," I said, "it's against the law in most states to shut the polls down when people are still in line waiting to vote. The places with the longest lines are minority precincts, because they are given the fewest and worst machines.

"So the polls couldn't close on time in the minority districts in Ohio and Virginia. Those districts reported their results the latest, in larger than expected numbers, and overwhelmingly for the President. Because someone tried to keep them waiting in line instead of voting."

But most of that landed in an empty room because the fellow was already on his way out the door, to someplace where the truth doesn't sting like cold rain on a dark election night.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:40 AM

1. The Dewey Syndrome

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:40 AM

2. Who was it that said, "Voting

is the best revenge." ?

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:44 AM

3. Well said, my dear sofa king...

Your last line reads like a line of poetry...to someplace where the truth doesn't sting like cold rain on a dark election night.


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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:02 AM

4. It's so sad that

so many people live in the bubble.

If my party ran off the rails like the Republicans have I wouldn't vote for Democrats. If the Democrats became the party of racism I'd dump them like yesterday's trash, but Republicans keep making excuses for their party because admitting they were wrong is too threatening and too frightening.

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