Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How McCain is stealing the election.

It doesn't matter how stupid Sarah Palin is. It doesn't matter how well Obama does in the debates. It doesn't even seem like it's going to matter if Obama gets more votes than McCain. Thanks to Carl Rove and his "Rovebots," as Greg Palast calls them, McCain is almost certainly going to "win" the upcoming election. Why is the national media not reporting on this? Why isn't it on the front page of every newspaper in the country? Why is it not the top story on television and radio news? People need to know about this. Maybe it isn't too late, but if people don't start screaming about it, I fear nothing will stop McCain from being "our" next president.

Here's just one example: In Middleton, Wisconsin, a town just outside of Madison, the McCain campaign is mailing absentee ballot request forms to registered Democrats. Golly, that's awfully civic-minded of them. Or is it? The only problem is, the envelopes that they are including for use in requesting the aforementioned absentee ballots are addressed to the city clerk in Madison, not Middleton, and Middleton voters are not eligible to vote in Madison. I've heard this from more than one source, and it doesn't stop there. These sorts of shenanigans are taking place all across the country and no one is talking about it! Read more about it here, watch the following video of Greg Palast (sorry, it's kind of long, and the thread wanders a bit, but it's important), then call your representative, senator, and local papers. I find it to be pretty frightening.


gomonkeygo said...

Damn - I'm a former Middletonian! Graduate of Middleton High School (Class of '84! - Voted "Most Apathetic Class Ever!"), former near-neighbor of the incredible Gartebrau Brewery!

This ticks me off!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the politcal system in Britain stinks but yours is rank. We all remember how Gore was robbed of the presidency and it seems the Republicans will do it again. Fair or foul means? It makes no difference to them as power is all. Only a matter of time before it happens here.

By the way, I've seen Rove a few times on Fox News and he seems a very scary man to me. There's something psychotic about him.

Suzy said...

Government by sociopaths. I want to move to Canada. (I know, Stephen Harper is cut from the same cloth.)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, so this is the latest trick to steal votes from the Democrats! Scumbags. Aaaaaaaargh.

I'm with Suzy and W.P. and I were just talking about it today, too - we wanna move to Canada. Nova Scotia to be exact.

And, Ed. Sorry I haven't been by. I've been too busy listening to The Motor Primitives!! ;-) I love the CD. Played it again today.