Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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Voter fraud

One of the undercurrents of the US Attorney firing scandal is a Republican (and specifically Roveian) obsession with Democratic voter fraud. Which is strange on the surface given that most of the indicted/indictable election irregularities which have held any water over the past few years have been Republican operations around misleading signage (Maryland), phone jamming (New Hampshire), ballot handling (Florida) and other voter intimidation tactics.

It has occured to me just now, six years into this wretched administration, that maybe one reasons the Bush-GOP leadership is obsessed with voter fraud is because they're so convinced of their own rectitude that they can't conceive of being legitimately opposed, let alone defeated, in an election. It would certainly explain a lot about their attitude last fall.

How very Soviet of the White House.

(See, you thought I'd abandoned politics for a new career as a writing guru. Hah! My name is legume, for we are meanies.)
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