I know I'm supposed to be a bridge building, turn the other cheek, be the change you want to see type person. But today, I am going to point fingers and be a bit feisty. I am not going to slam people who are conservatives or who identify as Republicans. I can question their blind obedience, should it continue, when so much evidence is piling up that the Republican Party and the Politicos who run it are willing to do anything to gain power and wield it in positions where they are supposed to be serving or speaking for the best interests of the American People. The only voter fraud that has been found in the last year appears to be massive and done on a nation-wide scale.
It began unraveling last week when a woman at a supermarket became suspicious about what was going on outside of a supermarket at which she was shopping.
A Fox affiliate station in Denver reports that: Strategic Allied Consulting was hired to do voter registration drives in Florida, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada, and had been planning get-out-the-vote drives in Ohio and Wisconsin, Sproul told the Los Angeles Times Thursday.
At the same time this video was beginning to get national attention, alledged voter registration fraud in 9 Florida counties was also uncovered. Now the count is up to 12 counties, and the the RNC hired firms problems were known internally well before last week when the problems came to light.
The RNC hired Sproul but asked him to change the company name so previous allegations of fraud in several states would not follow him and them accord to an article in the Tampa Bay Times that also reported,
Top Democrats are saying the GOP should have known better.
“I have grave concerns not just about the Republican National Committee's decision to retain this company, but also about what the company has allegedly done,” said U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland in a statement to the Times/Herald. “Contrary to a 'zero-tolerance' policy, it appears that the RNC knew exactly what it was doing when it hired this company as the only one it uses to conduct this kind of work across the country.”
Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking that Sproul make himself available for an Oct. 12 interview and provide copies of correspondence with state and national Republicans. Sproul's firm was the only vendor hired by the RNC to register voters in seven battleground states and was paid $3 million.
As someone who has lived in Arizona for 24 years, give or take a few months, I have watched the political atmosphere here become more corrosive and vitriolic than I could have thought possible on a statewide scale. I knew the state was conservative when I moved here, but this is where the man I was going to marry had been offered a position, so this is where we built our life together. The mockery of American values, law, and the thuggery that takes place here is nauseating. I've watched test runs of vile illegal election tactics tactics be carried out here before national release. The process is so un-American I have to question the patriotism, or matriotism, of every individual involved in this mockery of our law and values.
Sproul pulled the same crap in Arizona. The man should be in prison. Every Republican should hang his or her head in shame for the national level of collusion and conspiracy. The RNC must be scared or they would not have suspended voter registration drives in several states yesterday.
In my book the act of collecting voter registration forms and tossing the registrations of people who filed out the forms and checked Democratic Party should be treated as a form of treason. It is a felony with each act of fraud punishable by five years in prison. Why do I think it is close to treason? Because the vote is the act most close to the sacred as you can get in a non-religious aspect of American life. The contempt I hold for this act and the revulvsion I feel is difficult to convey.
So, I am now inclined to think that the attempts to disenfranchise voters in swing states by passing restrictive Voter ID laws was the “too much” in the high level Republican protestations that the opposition was engaged in fraud and that was why they wanted restrictive ID laws. Turns out they probably thought the ID laws would go over well, and they have not, because they began to believe their own propaganda and presumed that since they were engaged in fraud, that everyone was. That is the criminal mindset. It is the same mindset that blocks the basic legislative functions of a nation by forcing a supermajority vote to overcome constant filabustering, rather than the constitutionally required majority to pass legislation, for an entire term of a POTUS for purely partisan reasons.
I really, really hope that these folks are stopped soon, because no one really wants a socialist revolution in the U.S., I know I don't, but the constant screwing of our Constitution and regular old Americans by Big Business Interests is far more likely to provoke irrational behavior than anything the supposed “left” within the Democratic Party, that does not even exist, could do to forward an extremist agenda.
D. Ann says
I’ve been following that crap on the news. Mind you, I rarely watch the news and especially stay away from the political BS because I know who I’m voting for. However, this crap is mind boggling to me since it’s hard for me to understand why they think these tactics will work. Don’t they know that it just makes them look bad to people?
Counterintuitive, isn’t it? Thanks for your comment, it is good to know I’m not the only one who is flabbergasted.