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December 24, 2012

Republicans Not So Delusional

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 9:30 am
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Republican disbelief that President Obama won re-election, handily so, has taken the form of claims that “Obama stole the election,” “Pollsters were trying to rig the election,” “Obama won because of Acorn,” and “Obama won because of voter suppression.”

The reaction to these comments is to “pity the fools, they are just so delusional.”

This is the wrong reaction. These comments are not crazy. They are educational.

The comments clearly indicate that Republicans think that these things work. We tend to think them ridiculous because we would never do such things. But Republicans not only can conceive of doing such things, but they have done all of them and have been doing all of them for many election cycles.

Voter suppression, check. Trying to rig elections, check. (See 2000, 2004 elections for clear evidence that Republicans steal elections.) Republicans even got Ronald Reagan’s victory over Jimmy Carter signed, sealed, and delivered by working with Iranians to not release their American hostages, promising them a better deal than the Democrats would give. The hostages got released when Reagan was swearing his oath of office.

Republicans killed the Acorn organization because they registered poor people to vote, which Republicans considered a way to rig elections. The fact that Acorn was doing it legitimately was irrelevant because they surely must also have had an underground part of the organization doing the dirty work needed.

They can think of all these things because they are doing them.

Listen more carefully to these claims as they are exposing their playbook.

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4 Comments »

  1. Wow! So it’s your contention that Democrats don’t do these things?

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    Comment by aurorawatcherak — December 24, 2012 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

    • They are just not as competent and motivated. Why try to cheat when you can win so easily? My favorite Democrat corruption story is Bobby Kenndy going around West Virgina in 1960 with a bag of cash buying votes for Jack in their primary. Nobody is clean but right now Republicans are ahead of the pack.

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      Comment by stephenpruis — December 24, 2012 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  2. Simple solution: compulsory voting on a Saturday or Sunday.

    On that, is there a logical reason why the States doesn’t have compulsory voting? Please don’t say it’s a “Freedom thing”…

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    Comment by john zande — December 26, 2012 @ 9:42 am | Reply

    • Having an election day on a weekend or make it a national holiday; either would make emminently good sense. How about make it a felony to impeed anyone in the act of voting? Compelling people to vote is not such a good idea. But people should not have to register to vote. Just go to the polls with your neighbors, produce an ID and vote. Of course, everybody has a SS Card, so why not have a voting card or SS/Voter Card, or … something to make it easy.

      The Paranoids don’t want this ’cause that would mean the Gov’mint could track ’em down (as if they couldn’t now)!

      I have really been enjoying your posts, John. Keep up the good work!

      Steve

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      Comment by stephenpruis — December 26, 2012 @ 9:50 am | Reply


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