Sunday, October 19, 2008

The "Voter Fraud" Fraud

It appears that the McCain campaign has now decided that they can't win unless they play as dirty as possible (this from the party that likes to promote moral values). So, they have concocted and are now desperately attempting to sell the idea that Obama is the leader of a voter fraud ring that is attempting to destroy American democracy. ACORN is now worse than Al Queda.

This is all nonsense. In fact ACORN has never been convicted, or even indicted for any voter fraud. Some of it's workers have, but the prosecutors in those cases say the workers were committing fraud on ACORN, to get paid for not doing their job. There is no evidence of any plot to promote illegal voting. Don't believe me, then go get the real facts from factcheck.org.

This is part of the GOP's plot to suppress voting among minorities by claiming voter fraud is widespread. Like so many claims you can hear on Fox News, there is no evidence to support this claim whatsoever. It seems that the GOP believes that only those who are registered as Republicans should be allowed to vote.

The real fraud here is not coming from ACORN, but from the Republicans.

The behavior of the McCain campaign gets more disgraceful every day. Here in Colorado we are recieving robo-calls full of lies. Do they really think anyone other than Fox News fans cares that Obama served on a board with William Ayers, who is, by the way, a respected college professor. If you want to call him a "domestic terrorist", the let's also call w "drunk driver George W. Bush". The McCain camp says this showed bad judgement, like palling around with Thomas Keating?

In general, the flood of negative ads from both camps is disgusting. For some reason, many of us thought that this campaign could be run on the issues. Obama still runs some positive ads, but he has the money to run as many ads as he wants, and he has definitely upped the venom level. McCain has less cash, and apparently has decided that the issues people care about are not going to win it for him.

In other news, kudos to Sarah Palin for being a good sport on SNL last night.....or does she not understand they have been making fun of her?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990's. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: "No evidence shows they were "pals" or even close when they worked on community boards years ago ..." (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D93KD6Q00&show_article=1)

Smear groups and now the McCain campaign are trying to connect Obama to acts Ayers committed 40 years ago - when Barack was just eight years old. Here's what the New York Times reported on the connection (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/us/politics/04ayers.html)

But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called "somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8."

Barack has publicly denouncedAyers' radical actions from the 1960's (http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/02/obamas_weatherman_connection.html):

Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous.