“Ex-GOP Chair: Florida Voting Laws Were Meant to Suppress Democratic Vote”
Or, “bitter dismissed embezzler looks to harm the GOP by giving cover to Democrat talking points and is corroborated by establishment-backed loser Charlie Crist, who like establishment-backed losers Dick Lugar or Lisa Murkowski or the late Arlen Specter seem to care less about what party they back so long as they maintain power. And if they don’t, well, they’ll turn on a dime against those they’d previously supported.”
Frankly, I like my headline better, uncapitalized though it may be.
The comments to the Mediaite piece are particularly edifying, in a kind of social sciencey sense: The GOP — formed by the abolitionists and the party of Civil Rights, who beat back southern Democrats — have always been interested in voter suppression of minorities, we’re told. Confidently. By people for whom history likely began with Obama, dialectical materialism and the march of historical progress notwithstanding.
Further, it was just a “marketing ploy” that the Florida GOP — or the GOP in any other state working to clean voter roles — was at all interested in voter fraud. They were interested in keeping power. Nothing more. And this is why they are evil. Because lord knows the Democrats would never do such things, being champions of the middle class and the poor and the Others, etc.
Left unanswered by the smirking commenters, however (who lack the wherewithal to question on such a level): does it matter more, for the purposes of keeping a lawful representative republic, what motivation the GOP may or many not have had for cleaning the voter roles; or that the voter roles be cleansed in order to protect the sanctity of the franchise necessary for laying claim to a lawful representative republic?
Those are the kinds of questions that cause progressives’ heads to pop — and that’s just not good for their self-esteem. Meaning, my having even raised the issue is probably a hate crime. So. No dessert for me.