The three tenets of republican politics (tenets may be the wrong word there, but I stopped giving a crap already):
build up a huge deficit (it only took them 8 years) and then cry “we’re broke”, so they can attack social security and medicare.
– deception (and repetition)
lie about the debt (90% republican) and deficit, blaming democrats. Blame “spending” by democrats over and over for 3 years. Dumb people (republican base) believe it.
– voter suppression
The topic of this post. This is about republican efforts to prevent people from voting.
This is about trying to steal an election.
But its not exactly new.
“States used dubious ‘list management’ rules to scrub at least 10 million voters from their rolls.”
“If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat McCain at the polls – they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote tampering.”
My co-author for my 2008 Rolling Stone exposÃ©, Bobby Kennedy and I figured 6 million votes and voters were “disappeared” in 2008. The 2012 race will get uglier.
Some additional links that are worth reading.