I’m waiting for the Republicans to bring their game. The Democrats have an intelligent, well-educated candidate [elected editor of Harvard Law Review — no gentleman’s C’s here!] who’s the most inspiring orator since Lincoln. He’s got a detailed plan to try to drag our economy out of the sewer where it was left by Bush and like-minded rich guys after they took all the money out of it and an incredibly well-coordinated grassroots operation run by volunteers that has raised record-breaking amounts of money from combining tiny little donations from a LOT of tiny little people like me.
The Republicans, on the other hand, have as THEIR “strategy,” lawsuits attempting to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of newly registered voters in swing states by trying to force the states to search for typos in new voters’ names and information and then send them the lists of dubious voters. [Remember Dred Scott?] Colorado and Ohio and Florida.
A high point of this “strategy” is trying to disenfranchise Michigan voters whose homes have been foreclosed on, and who therefore might vote Obama, by having the state send them lists of foreclosed homes so they can see whether the people still live where they’re registered, or whether, luckily for the Republicans, in the chaos of their lives’ crashing around them, they forgot to update their registration.
This is not some random, tenuous, deniable connection — this is the White House trying to get the state attorneys to do their dirty work for them.
They also have:
a VP cadidate who routinely whips up their rally crowds into a lynch-mob type frenzy,
a candidate who can had to be coached through two debates before he could look his opponent in the face and call him “Senator,”
a plumber whom they asked to go to an Obama rally and ask questions based on false information — Joe doesn’t really make $250K a year — who’s not really a plumber [or does it without a license], and doesn’t belong to the plumber’s union. The plumber’s union said Joe is full of sewage: plumbers in Ohio make less than $50K a year. The plumber’s union endorses Obama
and a weirdo who claimed she was attacked by a black guy who carved a backwards B into her face. This is yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater. Lynchings still happen — see previous post, plus remember James Byrd, and the poor kid who got run over and dragged to death by his white aquaintances in Texas last week.
Oh, and they also have a grassroots organization of people sending out emails claiming that Obama is the anti-Christ, claiming that he’s a Muslim, and claiming he’s a socialist [Socialist? how ’bout that Republican-authored bailout?].
All I can say is, Is that the best you got?