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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-10 19:44
Subject: Voter fraud
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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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User: francitabozita
Date: 2007-04-11 03:14 (UTC)
Subject: Voter Fraud Karma
Ah Grasshoppah, what goes around comes around, does it not? Those who commit voter fraud see it everywhere around them because they believe everyone does as they do.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-04-11 11:36 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Voter Fraud Karma
Heh. And hello there.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2007-04-11 03:27 (UTC)
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Duh. Just read what they write. What Rove and Cheney do and say.

They honestly believe they are righteously entitled to it. They're fricken Dominionists, after all. God appointed them to be in the White House. Or at least that's the cracked interpretation of how they see it.

(and there's at least one good OT story about Saul and the Witch of Endor that kinda brings a few parallels to me between that and the current Administration).

Sorry. I was in Florida right after the 2000 election, and heard too many hotel workers, white and black alike, talking about election fraud. Watched the local coverage down there, read the local papers.

But remember, the Watergate started with a similar conviction that the Democrats were committing electoral finance fraud.
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User: lt260
Date: 2007-04-11 08:38 (UTC)
Subject: Voter Fraud
"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
Lord Acton

Not to suggest that there is anything great about this administration but I believe the corruption part is quite apposite. Hopefully, the new people in congress will find the cojones to keep after them until they are all in prison -- a real prison where Dubyah, Rove, and Dick get to find out that fist can be a verb.

I won’t be holding my breath. Still, Pelosi and company can do the USA a great service by holding their feet to the fire until they squeel. After all:

“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
John 3:20
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User: brni
Date: 2007-04-14 01:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Take a look at Mark Crispin Miller's Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheyney's New World Order. He does an interesting analysis of the lexicon of the administration and its supporters which actually addresses this phenomenon.
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