Reason #4: Republican operatives are evil

Republican Operative Karl Rove

Republican Operative Karl Rove

While Democrats certainly have their own history of illegal and immoral political activities, Republicans have raised the art of justifying the means by their ends to a whole new level over the last 10 years.

Here are just a few of the dirty tricks that will help put McCain over the top:

  • Phone Jamming. Republicans in NH were convicted of jamming the phone lines of Democrats who were trying to get out the vote on election day 2000. Nasty, and didn’t get enough press.
  • Voter roll massaging. As we saw in Florida in 2000, the Republicans in power hired a firm to purge voter rolls of felons. Only they ended up purging a lot of African-Americans who weren’t felons…unless you count not wanting to vote for W. a felonious act.
  • Voter confusion. Republicans have a history of trying to fool likely Democratic voters by getting them to screw up their registrations, etc.
  • Voter intimidation. Republicans go to polling places in Democratic stronghold areas and challenge the right of individual voters to vote on various grounds. This hurts in two ways. First it intimidates voters directly, and secondly it slows down the line terribly. Machiavelli would love these guys.

There are many more examples of these wonderful, family-values type activities out there, so feel free to add them in the comments.

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2 Responses to “Reason #4: Republican operatives are evil”

  1. Dave Q. Says:

    I love this blog! Funny and making good points! But in all honesty, this election is in the bag. No way Obama loses.

    That being said, he should bound and gag Joe Biden and stick him in a brrom closet for good measure. πŸ™‚

  2. Dave Q. Says:

    I love this blog! Funny and making good points! But in all honesty, this election is in the bag. No way Obama loses.

    That being said, he should bound and gag Joe Biden and stick him in a broom closet for good measure. πŸ™‚

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