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Sun Jun 3, 2012, 07:31 AM

a few random thoughts...

first of all please bear with me.. I'm not a super experienced poster.. just something that i have observed over the last few years, and a conclusion... also i did not know where to post so if its in the wrong forum, mods please move it, thanks

first of all as i'm sure most of you aware.. there is a real effort going on nationwide to limit voting participation in the 2012 election cycle, as well as beyond, by the right wing in this country.. this is of course to break the back of the Obama campaign, and the Democratic party this cycle, and going forward.. the demographics of course favor the Democrats, and so voter suppression has ben adopted.. the theme of (non existent) voter fraud has been adopted..

one can look back to the U.S. attorneys scandal of 06 to see Karl Rove, and others selling this "problem".. it always seemed to me that Karl Rove needed to brought up under oath on this matter but it was not to be..

fast forward to 2012.. again the right wingers, pushed this issue, this time with ALEC's finger prints all over it.. the process was accelerated by the right wingers electoral victories in 2010.. a very large percentage of the Tea Party and other right wingers are associated with ALEC.. thus insuring that companion legislation hit in a number of states at once.. OK at this point this is just old news, though pretty much ignored by the main stream media, we on the left have been paying a lot of attention, thanks largely to Rachel Maddow, and others..

one thing that frankly has amazed me these last few weeks, is the large exodus of corporate sponsors from ALEC.. attributed to Color of Change and others (congratulations !!).. okay heres where the tin foil hat comes in.. notice the Voter registration issue is moving rapidly toward center stage..

for those who may be better versed in our legal system than myself.. is it possible that the DOJ could be quietly pushing a RICO case against ALEC?.. something along the lines of conspiracy to deny voting rights.. just a thought... after all the corporate folks sure abandon ALEC in a hurry

if so this could be a blockbuster to energize our side..





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oldhippydude Jun 2012 OP
Scuba Jun 2012 #1
oldhippydude Jun 2012 #2
Scuba Jun 2012 #3
oldhippydude Jun 2012 #4
Denninmi Jun 2012 #5
JNelson6563 Jun 2012 #7
Scuba Jun 2012 #8
JNelson6563 Jun 2012 #9
Paka Jun 2012 #6

Response to oldhippydude (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 07:35 AM

1. Good idea. Sounds like you should post more often.

Watch out for the "beer and travel money" replies. If you're new enough, you may not get those.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 07:40 AM

2. perhaps you don't know

you and the other folks on the ground in Wisconsin are my mentors... thanks for the observation

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 07:43 AM

3. Well, if we can come up with beer and travel money, perhaps you can visit soon. There's a big ....

... celebration gonna happen Tuesday night!

Thanks for the props. We're working hard here, as are our brothers and sisters in Ohio, Michigan, Maine and elsewhere.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 07:53 AM

4. don't worry Tuesday

i will be in Madison.. unfortunately by proxy.. will be watching Ed on MSNBC would not miss it for the world

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 08:03 AM

5. a big celebration Tuesday night in Wisconsin.

God, I hope so, I'll be praying for you.

And, a big, big thank you to everyone in Wisconsin who is fighting for our freedoms. No matter which way it goes, I know you've all gone above and beyond.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 08:30 AM

7. Thanks for the nod to Michigan

Red-haired step-child (as it were) to the Democratic party. We always go blue in Presidential elections and no one EVER gives us another thought. We're awash in blood red rethugs all over but all that matters MI is expected to go blue. No one has any idea how hard tit is to make that happen.

Julie--may the gods bless you inspiring Wisconsin people!

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 11:53 AM

8. You're welcome. It's People like you who are making a positive difference in our Country.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 05:03 PM

9. Well today & tomorrow belong to you!

Hugs and encouragement to you dear Scuba! We're all with you in spirit at least!



Julie

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Response to oldhippydude (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 08:12 AM

6. Here's an old hippie in Thailand...

who so wants to be celebrating a victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday...Wednesday morning for me here. The push for disenfranchisement is so ugly.

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