Thursday, November 29, 2012

I'm shocked, shocked, to learn that "voter fraud" was a cover for voter suppression by the GOP

By Comrade Misfit

Big surprise, eh? 

"The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates," [Former FL GOP Chairman Jim] Greer told The Post. "It's done for one reason and one reason only... 'We've got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,'" Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants. "They never came in to see me and tell me we had a (voter) fraud issue," Greer said. "It's all a marketing ploy."

It was all a cover for the largest voter suppression campaign since the poll tax. But they screamed "Acorn, Fraud" repeatedly on Fox News, Hate Radio, and all of the fellow-traveling blogs and what not.

The smart ones knew what they were doing, but all of the Teabaggers and other Wingnuts, the useful idiots of the corporatists and the plutocrats, swallowed their bullshit hook, line, sinker, and fishing pole. And for most of those clowns, they'll go to their graves believing that in-person voter fraud was a grave threat. 

(Cross-posted at Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I.)

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