Rick Scott: Über Aryan
Rick has taken the playbook of another Florida governor and run with it. I'm referring of course to Jeb Bush. In case it's slipped from your memory, back in 2000, in a scheme in which he was assisted by former Secretary of State Katherine Harris, Jeb was able to remove 57,000 people (most of them black) from the voting rolls. Most of the purged voters would have voted for Al Gore. The result was the installation (I've never referred to it as an "election") of his brother George whom - as most of us know by now - turned out to be the worst president in US history.
Twelve years ago Jebbie and Kathy had to be really quiet about what they were up to. Not so Scottie! You see, a precedent has been firmly established. Not just in Florida in 2000, but in Ohio in 2004 as well. When the results were in and the crime had been exposed, the intellectually underfed American people just shrugged their shoulders and stuffed their clueless faces back into their Big Macs. We've gone from "E Pluribus Unum" to "What Me Worry"
Was this a great country or what!
Rick Scott is right out in the open. In fact, not only does he see no ethical problem with what he's doing, he's telling us that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional! Isn't that a scream? You see, although it's only been discussed behind closed doors, for the last three-and-a-half years a lot of very powerful white people have been asking themselves the following question:
"How the hell was a nigger able to get himself elected to the presidency of this grand and glorious land of ours?"
How indeed. Rick Scott and Republican governor's all across this once-great nation have studied that question thoroughly, and they've come up with all the right answers. Barack Obama was elected president because all of the "wrong" people came out in force for him - the blacks, the young, the poor and the elderly. What was their solution to this "problem"? Just make it difficult for these disgusting people to cast their precious ballots. Their guise? To combat the nonexistent "epidemic" of voter fraud.
There are no secret cabals of illegal immigrants voting in presidential elections. The Black Panthers have no organized campaign in motion to defraud the American people by sending an army of militant socialists to Washington. There is no organization in existence that is registering the names of dead people who will vote in lockstep to the liberal line (not even in Chicago). Abbie Hoffman is not sending an army of disgruntled, dope-addled Yippees down to your local election board. Abbie Hoffman died twenty-three years ago. The American Communist party is not voting illegally. The American Communist Party has been dead longer than Abbie Hoffman. There is no epidemic of voter fraud. There is, however, a serious epidemic of election fraud. That was proven in 2000 and 2004 in Florida and Ohio respectively. Or didn't you notice.
FOR THE RECORD: I miss Abbie Hoffman.
By forcing people of modest (or worse) means to go out and purchase voter ID cards, by making it difficult for students and elderly people to cast absentee ballots, they are virtually ensuring that Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States. What they have in store for 2012 is no less than an electoral coup d'etat. Are the American people just going to sit back and allow that to happen? Well, umm, yeah, they are. Welcome to the United States of Indifference. Get used to living in a country in ruins.
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
by Hunter S. Thompson
In this dismal election year we need to brush up on our Thompson. This is the finest (and funniest) book ever written about the American campaign process.
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