If you could steal one election, why wouldn’t you steal all of them?

September 27th, 2006

I heard more conspiracy nonsense on NPR this morning.

They were talking about electronic voting machines and how they make it easy to steal elections (an assessment that I don’t disagree with).

But then someone called in to talk about how the Republicans have been stealing elections for the last two years.

And I’m really PISSED.

Not because he believed that nonsense.

But that I have to put up with Jim Doyle, generic viagra try Russ Feingold, cialis and Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi.

After all, if the Republicans have gotten so good at stealing elections I want them to start stealing a couple here in Wisconsin.

The above was meant sarcastically. I in no way endorse actual election fraud. Thank you for your attention.

Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate  |  September 27th, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    I tend to believe that the only way any of those yahoos ever got elected was due to either a “theft” or the American people are getting more stoopid! :/

  • 2. Bill Orally  |  September 27th, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    It’s amazing how you are able to dismiss the Princeton report as “nonsense” without offering a shred of evidence to the contrary. Perhaps that is because you have none. Perhaps that is because you are nothing but one of thousands of extreme right-wing bloggers out there who do nothing but parrot the latest Coulter-isms while your coalition of right-wing bobbleheads chant their “Mega-dittos” in approval.

    Or, most alarming is the fact that your love of the Republican Party is so strong that you’re willing to shrug off the very real idea that our democracy can easily be hijacked.

    Republicans: Party First, America Second.

  • 3. Administrator  |  September 27th, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    I think this is the best rant I’ve ever gotten on a post.

    I’m not sure if it’s relevant (and it’s certainly inaccurate), but it’s passionate and that’s always fun.

  • 4. Brian  |  September 27th, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    Ya, like that 1960 election when Chicago ‘went’ Democrat at the behest of the Daly machine.

    People have been jacking elections forever. Computers just raise the bar on the expertise needed to diddle the election results; tossing ballot boxes in the river no longer cuts it.

  • 5. Bill Orally  |  September 28th, 2006 at 8:12 am

    Again…NO facts or data to support your claim that the Princeton is “Nonsense”. None.

    Yet when someone calls you on this fact, it’s a “rant”. All part of the Rove-ian formula of “Spin, Dodge and Blame”, I guess.

    I realize that the main objective of the right-wing blogosphere is to simply parrot talking points back and forth in an intellectual vacuum in an futile exercise of reinforcing your pre-existing beliefs, so to expecting real and tangible FACTS is, at best, folly.

    Now…see if you can rise to the challenge. WHY is the Princeton study “nonsense”?

    You either have the proof, or you don’t. It’s that simple.

  • 6. Administrator  |  September 28th, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Ahh, now I understand.

    Apparently, Bill thinks my original post was reacting to the story of a Princeton prof who hacked a Diebold electronic voting machine.

    I actually hadn’t heard that story. (I only caught part of the talkshow on NPR, so that story may have been the catalyst for the talkshow topic.) My post was actually inspired by the caller who claimed that stealing elections had become standard operating procedure for Republicans.

    So, Bill, I am not attacking the Princeton study for several reasons:

    1.) I hadn’t heard of it and…

    2.) As I said in my original post “They were talking about electronic voting machines and how they make it easy to steal elections (an assessment that I don‚Äôt disagree with)”. (Yes, I used a double-negative, but my point was that I agreed that electronic voting machines could be used to steal elections.

    I actually prefer a paper ballot.

    So Bill and I agree on the nefarious possibilities presented by electronic voting.

    Where Bill and I probably disagree is in the assumption that elections are already being stolen. Where’s the proof for that?

    (And I called Bill’s first post inaccurate, because I’m not a Republican and I think a careful evaluation of my entire body of posts would reveal that I’m not “extremely right wing.”)

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