Michigan Republicans planning to steal the State for McCain
You know, I really shouldn’t be surprised at all about this shit. I mean after all, it’s not like this is the first time the Republicans have tried some crap like this. And the scary thing? They are damned good at it.
OK, so here’s the latest, according to a story referred to me by my wife recently printed in The Michigan Messenger; the chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County “is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.”
So they’re obviously not concerned about any need to be discreet, which I guess is a good thing except that it seems to indicate that they aren’t at all worried about possibly breaking the law or disenfranchising Democratic voters by any means necessary. Not worried because they are confident that not enough folks will give a damn to pose much of a challenge. Meaning they are confident they can just go ahead and steamroll their way over our quivering submissive flesh and steal the prize just like Bush’s thug posse stole the election for him in 2000. Maybe 2004 too.
You’ll need to read the story in full (link shown above) if you want all the details – and I highly recommend that you do that – but in the meanwhile let me say that the one thing this sleazy move makes obvious for those who may not have already known is that Michigan is a critical state for 2008. So what do the Republicans do? They pull out that same dog-eared playbook they’ve been slapping us around with year after year, banking on the fact that they will once again face mild opposition just like the last time and the time before that. And why do they feel they can count on that? Because we Democrats are becoming far too expert at always getting caught off guard by the same thing over and over and over again and then repeatedly professing shock and awe that a snake actually knows how to crawl on its belly.
What the Republican frontline stormtrooper shock troops have beaten the Democrats over the head with repeatedly for years now is the firmly held belief that not only does the end justify the means, but that the desired end can be achieved (however undesirable that end may be) if there are enough like-minded individuals willing to put those means into play. It’s not about right or wrong with these folks, it’s about having the numbers and the raw bloodlust and desire to get what you want regardless of whose back you have to break to get it.
This most recent ploy offers more than enough evidence of where they are once again headed. For them, the record numbers of home foreclosures that have afflicted our nation’s neighborhoods this year isn’t an American tragedy, it’s a Republican opportunity of epic proportions. The blood and misery of the oppressed is their brick and mortar.
It’s a game plan for victory.
But it has always been thus and shall always and forever more be. So it’s time out for shock, awe, and surprise. It’s time to develop a little blood lust of our own.
SHAMELESS PLUG: Read my wife’s blog @ http://thedspotredeux.blogspot.com