Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #76 - Part 3

Clarabell Award: Right wing claims victimhood, claims to be target of voter suppression

The Clarabell Award, given as needed for acts of meritorious stupidity.

I was going to do some voter ID updates, but they will wait until next week; I wanted to get this in because it's just so funny.

Remember how Witless Romney said that 47% of Americans think they are "victims?" Well, let me tell you, no one out victimhoods the right wing.

You've surely heard, if you've paid any attention at all, that polls of the presidential race, nationally and in so-called swing states, have moved in favor of Barack Obama of late. In fact, 10 polls all had Obama ahead.

The right wing's, the GOPpers', response to this? To whine that the polls are skewed! They're biased! :sniffle: Now the polls could be wrong, but that's not what they're saying. They're saying the polls - all 10 of them, including one from Fox News - are being deliberately manipulated to show an Obama lead.

Again, they polls could be wrong - but deliberately skewed? There is some vast conspiracy among all those organizations, again including Fox News, to show Obama ahead? Seriously? And what would be the point of that?

Leave it to the head of the Republican Party, Rush Limburger, to bring the answer straight from bizarro-world. He said, I'm quoting,
I think they’re trying to get this election finished and in the can by suppressing your vote and depressing you so that you just don’t think there’s any reason to vote, that it’s hopeless. They want you making other plans.
Did you get that? According to Lush, never mind all the photo ID laws, never mind the restrictions on registering, never mind all the new hurdles between voters and the voting booth, never mind all the studies showing how these laws and restrictions mostly affect the poor, the young, the old, and minorities, never mind all that. According to him, it is the right wing that is the target of an active campaign of voter suppression.

It doesn't get more clownish than that.


No comments:

// I Support The Occupy Movement : banner and script by @jeffcouturer / (v1.2) document.write('
I support the OCCUPY movement
');function occupySwap(whichState){if(whichState==1){document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}else{document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}} document.write('');