Friday, October 31, 2008

Republicans Up to Their Old Tricks Again

Phony Election Flyer


As was the case in Ohio in 2004 and in Florida in 2000, the Republicans are still trying to keep black people from voting. This flyer, found in Hampton Roads, Va, is being passed out in black neighborhoods informing residents that they are to vote on November 5th. These enemies of Democracy, if found, should be hung for treason.

And in Nevada , Latino voters are receiving calls from Republicans and once it is learned that the voter intends to vote for Obama, they are told that they can place their vote over the phone.

Do Republicans really believe minorities are this stupid?? Ok, don't answer that; it's a redundant question.

I guess they believe that Democracy can only prevail when rich, white people are allowed to vote. This is a true indication of how vile and desparate they really are. What else are they willing to do to ensure their guy wins...again?

And you wondered how Bush got elected to a second term.

9 comments:

Arthurstone said...

'Real Americans'. The 'Silent Majority'. Whatever.

More euphemisms for race baiters, red baiters and smear artists.

Glad to see conservative tradition of fair play and inclusion is still alive and well.

Cheers!

Patrick M said...

I agree that if there is an effort to trick people into not voting, they should be rooted out and prosecuted if possible.

However, if anybody falls for the "Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats vote on Wednesday" thing, then they're too stupid to be voting. And I'd say the same if you flipped the parties in that statement.

Arthurstone said...

Hmmmm.

I'm surprised Patrick.

I thought one of the real distinctions between Liberals and Conservatives, as I read it all too often here in blogoworld, is that Conservatives (Real Americans) are truthful.

Oh well.

Another thing. My father is in 87 and in poor health. His memory isn't what it once was. I helped him with his absentee ballot the other Sunday. Now this flyer clearly would have confused him.

Questions arise:

1.) Is he 'too stupid' to vote?

2.) Should there be some 'test' to ensure clarity of thought for voters?

3.) Should he leap into the Alaska senatorial race?

James Manning said...

the great thing about this election is that we've been able to combat the right-wing lies so they are forced to keep coming up with more crap while obama can focus on the ground game.

Patrick M said...

Arthur: There are lying sacks of shit on both sides and you know it. So let's get to the nuts and bolts, including your father.

1. No, but he may be reaching the point where he doesn't understand the issues at stake (that's for you to judge though). I'm sure if he got one of those fliers, you'd set him straight quick, and that's the point. To be fair, there's a lot of younger people with more brain cells firing who understand even less.

2. No, because being eligible and willing to vote is the important thing. But making an effort to go out, recruit, and drag people who couldn't care less to the polls is an exercise in fueling stupidity.

3. If it gets rid of the criminal Ted Stevens. Probably too late for that, though. But even with the filibuster-proof majority at stake, he needs to go.

James: Same situation here on the right, having to fight the smears and lies from the left.

Arthurstone said...

Patrick dodged:

Arthur: There are lying sacks of shit on both sides and you know it. So let's get to the nuts and bolts, including your father.

We're talking about a particular flyer Patrick. A flyer which espouses lies which could be confusing to some. 'Stupidity' has nothing to do with it. This flyer is meant to deceive. And folks who are indeed In your words) 'eligible and willing to do so (Vote) ' are being discouraged from doing so. Now if you can find a Democratic equivalent we'd like to see it.

Cheers!

Patrick M said...

Arthur: I don't dodge. If the people that are pulling the flier bullshit can be found and prosecuted, I'm good with that. But the contents of the flier are from an old joke that I've heard before. If you haven't been around and voting long enough to know, and are so out of it that nobody (including ACORN, who's already registered the recipients of these fliers a few times) has told them it's bullshit, then they're too stupid to be voting.

dmarks said...

"And you wondered how Bush got elected to a second term."

Actually, more voters thought Bush had better ideas. Besides, the Democrats happened to nominate someone that nobody liked. Big mistake.


@arthurstone: "'Real Americans'. The 'Silent Majority'. Whatever.
More euphemisms for race baiters, red baiters and smear artists."

Wow. What an imagination you have. They are "euphemisms" just as orange is a euphemism for tall, and, fast is a euphemism for dusky.

Toad734 said...

Yes he got more votes because of tricks like this in ohio and elsewhere. So much for having better Ideas.