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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 10:19 PM
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Republican manipulation of voting laws is only fair.
Only in their own minds, of course. But the question is, how can anyone, ever, think is this fair?

I think I've figured it out.

To them, it's fair play, and just part of the "game", to take the phantom menace of "voter fraud", and use it to spearhead, across the nation, laws to make it harder to vote.

To some of us, it's been hard to believe that they could actually get away with advocating making it harder for American citizens to cast a vote. And the more attention you've paid, the more you understand that there is a long history of Republicans trying to limit the vote. Not, mind you, keeping invalid votes from being cast by "illegals", or dead people, or by someone claiming to be Mickey Mouse or Tony Romo.

By American citizens.

How could anyone think this is a defensible tactic? How can Republicans think that this is in the spirit of American democracy?


It's easy: they think Democrats are already cheating.

Because Democrats represent (at least to the point of historically gaining their votes) the poor, minorities, and all of the underemployed and unemployed.

And this is the key: Republicans don't think those people should be allowed to vote. They believe in their hearts that the Democrats getting the votes of those people is in fact cheating.

Hence the ACORN "scandal", and all the myriad facets of the war on the poor that we are seeing.

So since getting the votes of people -- American citizens -- that they see as "losers" or "loafers" or "leeches", is cheating in their minds, they feel it's not only fair but indeed righteous to use the law to decrease those peoples' participation by at least the 1% to 3% it takes to swing an election.

Because those people do not, in their view of American democracy, deserve to vote. This is what their vision of America comes down to.


It's well past time for the 99% to occupy the country they live in. For America, and for what it was founded for.






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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 10:54 AM
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1. Perhaps the title was too ironic,
but here's a morning kick.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:12 AM
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2. Recommended. nt
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:21 AM
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3. Thus the focus on Republic, not Democracy.
They are primed to go fascist. Even look forward to it.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:22 AM
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4. That's a good linguistic observation.
Thank you.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 11:34 AM
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5. Remember Election 2004
Long time readers of The Brad Blog will remember Election 2004 when the election night reporting web site went down late in the evening and was moved to the back up servers of a far Rightwing firm in Chattanooga TN. The system was created by Mike Connell the GOP's IT guru who in 2008 was supeonaed for a depositon in the matter but he died in a mysterious plane crash just weeks, before he could testify in open court. Never been any doubt this election was rigged with a man in the middle computer attack. Kerry was leading.....

http://www.bradblog.com/?cat=403
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Shagman Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 12:13 PM
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6. The frame is misaligned
The basic assumption here is that Republicans care about fairness. They don't. If they can find an advantage, they'll take it, laws and morals be damned. They won't be sorry if they do something wrong, only if they get caught.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 12:31 PM
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7. That's a very good point.
But a second part of the question is, how can they think that it's defensible as a public position? And this is where they rely on the "principle" that some Americans really should not vote, or that those kinds of Americans are inherently prone to cheating, e.g. ACORN.

But I think you're right that I did underplay the sheer immorality of key elements of the GOP elite.

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Cigar11 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 12:35 PM
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8. They have no choice.
Edited on Thu Oct-13-11 12:35 PM by Cigar11
They have alienated so many groups of people that their world has gotten too small to win any popular election. That leave them only one other option, stack the deck and cheat.
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