8/16/12


I  honestly believe Ohio was stolen in 2004.  And this year, there's a full court press--with many different tactics at work. Voting roll purges, limited access to polls in Democratic leaning counties, photo ID requirements with not enough time for local governments to comply--it's quite a list. And all to prevent "voter fraud" which is manifestly unproven is not demonstrably false. And I've not even mentioned the role of ALEC or Citizens United's funding in these things. Are we witnessing a permanent strategy by the GOP to win by any "banana republic" tactics necessary? And is it the smart thing for Dems to just file lawsuits and/or wring their hands? Protests seem to be starting--methinks the peoples wants their vote to count.

Great charts on voter suppression: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/voter-id-laws-charts-maps
General issue: http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/karen-finney/230805-ending-voter-suppression
Florida: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/15/691171/rick-scott-administration-new-voter-purge-florida/
Ohio http://www.harpers.org/archive/2005/08/0080696
PA: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/post/the-93-year-old-face-of-pennsylvania-voter-id/2012/08/16/ed4b3b06-e7d8-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_blog.html

8/15/12

Kingly Incompetence Polling Dead Even?

When I stand back and look at the incompetence of the Romney campaign's messaging, his pathetic struggle to defeat the troglodytic primary contenders (Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, et al.), his obvious and unapologetic membership and policy push for the top .1%, and his undisguised "Etch-a-Sketch" flip-floppery--when I stand back and look at all that, it simply *beggars belief* that this race is even close. And yet it is. WTF, America? WTF!