Have They No Shame?

Stephen Green calls the Democrats on their vote-manipulating shenanigans:

To these guys, winning office is more important than the sanctity of elections. Holding power is more important than the Constitution. Much as I despise at least half of what most Republicans stand for, they don’t seem nearly as willing to trash the system they’re trying to run. Too many Democrats, especially at the national level, just don’t care that our system, our nation is far more important than any single election.

I could mention the Lautenberg Trick in New Jersey. Or Gore’s ballot shenanigans in Florida. Or the voter-registration fraud currently going on in Colorado, Nevada, and elsewhere. Or the Democrat’s successful call to bring election observers into this country. Bring them in from where, Venezuela? Hey, no big deal sullying the reputation of the world’s oldest continuously-functioning democracy, just so long as we can make the Republicans look bad, right?

The rules don’t matter. The reputation of the country doesn’t matter. The political health of the nation doesn’t matter. Power matters.

I don’t mean to say that Republicans haven’t used dirty tricks, or won’t in the future. But I have yet to see them pull anything as crass as replacing a losing candidate with a more-popular one just weeks before election day, and in violation of state law. I have yet to see Republicans calling on the world’s most corrupt international organization, run largely by apparatchiks from the world’s most brutal dictatorships, to pass judgment on how we run our elections. I have yet to see the Republicans encouraging their own to commit fraud by shouting “Fraud!” where none yet exists, putting at risk everything we’ve built here in the last 228 years.

Because, in the end, that’s what the national Democrats are doing: They’re trying, however inadvertently, to destroy the Republic in order to rule it.

Sadly, I think he’s right. While one group is under investigation for improperly throwing out Democratic registrations in Nevada, that’s the exception, not the rule. On the other hand, with the Democrats we have a national campaign to intimidate Bush/Cheney volunteers through the AFL/CIO, liberal groups like ACORN and Let America Vote turning in thousands of fraudulent ballots, widespread voter fraud in states like Ohio and Colorado, and now the DNC’s campaign to use false charges of voter intimidation at every turn.

At this point, while the Republicans aren’t angels, the Democrats are indeed turning this country into a banana republic. At the point at which the price of victory becomes a willingness to cheat, the Democrats are beginning to turn their backs on democracy. Then again, sadly, it’s what we’ve all come to expect from them.

7 thoughts on “Have They No Shame?

  1. I’m anticipating hundreds of thousands if not more than a million Democratic voters to be turned away at the polls because of GOP dirty tricks and deliberate disenfranchisement efforts. We should already be on the lookout for thousands of new voter registration ballots to be floating down the Colorado River or tossed to the bottom of Hoover Dam. At this point, all the Dems can do is try to salvage the voting rights for as many minorities as possible. Vowing to secure these rights for all minorities is an exercise in futility with Republicans controlling every level of government and thus offering precious little legal recourse to dispute the GOP’s consistently successful cheating strategies.

    Furthermore, Kerry’s dominance in the debates and slight lead in many polls should put the fear of God into him. Democrats pulling ahead of Republican challengers in late October seem to have a highly suspicious number of “freak accidents,” particularly when they climb into airplanes. For Kerry’s sake, I hope he knows every one of his pilots personally…and that he checks in the cockpit to make sure there aren’t any last-minute replacements filling in for the regular crew.

  2. In other voter fraud news…The NY Times is reporting that Nadar has been taken off of the ballot in Pennsyvania due to what the judge called “an unparalleled case of election fraud”. The courts viewed 51,273 submitted signatures of which only 18,818 proved valid. Nadar needed 25,697 signatures to be on the ballot. So unless Nadar repeals its a two candidate race in PENN.

  3. Mark’s paranoia has no evidence to support it. The GOP’s paranoia about Dem shenanigans does.

    And besides, GOP “activists” really aren’t that organized. I’ve been “active” in the party for years and our organization sucks. GOP voters don’t see GOP “activists” as cool, as in the donkey party. Really.

    We’re too busy making making money to pull of voter fraud and intimidation.

  4. Winston, that’s kind of interesting seeing as how the poorest states in America are all expected to go soundly for Bush, with the possible but unlikely exception of West Virginia. I suppose these voters could be busy making money, but it’s the money that jingles in your pocket rather than fattens your billfold.

  5. Ya know, fellas. Your arguments could be more than hearsay (sp?) if you linked to evidence.

    Does no one want to discuss, what a high court judge called “an unparalleled case of election fraud” in what could be the most important swing state of this election? The only reason why it was caught was because democrats flied a suit. How many other cases in how many other states is this happening?

  6. Nevada is hardly the exception. Look at your own state – South Dakota – and the Republican fraud taking place there. And those people are being rewarded for taking part in election fraud.

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