Pages

Jump to bottom

2 comments

1 LadyPugilist  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:02:14am

I couldn't have said it better myself. The GOP tried to suppress the vote of people whose grandparents were lynched and intimidated for deigning to exercise our rights as citizens. Even though I believe these vote suppression tactics are illegal, I will wait in line for 4 hours if need be (as I did in northeast Ohio in 2004, outside in the cold rain), to prove these people wrong. Also, memo to GOP vote suppression machine: now that we've mobilized and experienced success at the ballot box in defeating voter suppression, don't waste your time on this tactic again. Instead, you just might have to retool, embrace diversity and accept power-sharing with your fellow citizens--an ever-increasing number of whom are people of color, and figure out how to pitch your message in a non-dog-whistle-to-racists manner that might convince potential voters of whatever color to consider your policies. I'm black, generally left-of-center, open-minded, and, for the record, I occasionally have voted for GOP candidates in the past. But when someone insults me and disrespects our nation's first black President in unprecedented manners (i.e., "You lie!" birtherism, etc.), and apparently forgets the struggles that my forebears endured just to vote, I will turn out, come hell or high water, and vote against this agenda.

I am completely serious when I say that in the 2 week run-up to the election, I was not worried at all about the outcome. (Why? Because I read Nate Silver, I trust real data, and I've been an Obama campaign volunteer in the swing state of Virginia.) I was relaxed, confident that Obama would win. My only question (as in '08) was what Obama's margin of victory would be. So I was truly surprised that the opposition was surprised. I honestly thought that the Romney campaign's confident projections of victory during the last week were just bravado to keep their base in good spirits to turn out to vote so that the outcome wouldn't be so lopsided in Obama's favor.

The fact that the GOP and the Romney campaign were shocked just demonstrates how they must have no voices in their inner circles who are attuned to on-the-ground dynamics within U.S. communities of color.

2 Destro  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 8:31:54pm

re: #1 LadyPugilist

Even though I believe these vote suppression tactics are illegal

It was illegal and I think a provable criminal conspiracy on behalf of the GOP national party or a political entity (Karl Rove's super pacs?) to suppress the vote in the guise of trying to stamp out voter fraud.

Clearly there seems to have been a coordinated effort by the GOP to do just that. Clearly these GOP led efforts were designed to circumvent the Fifteenth Amendment. I want subpoenas issued and testimonies given under oath. I want the Obama to have the AG investigate.

Where did these ideas come from? What think tank? Is their an email/paper trail? Meetings were held? Who attended?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

I think next week I will contact the NAACP and ask if they are working on such a campaign and I will contact my senators and congressman.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Oklahoma Legislator Finds Way to Ban Non-Christian Invocations Oklahoma state rep finds way to ban Muslims, Jews, Hindus, atheists, and others from offering invocations for the state legislature. tulsaworld.com He has issued rules that a state rep may only invite a member of his house of worship ...
Anymouse 🌹
47 minutes ago
Views: 29 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Live From Daryl’s House - ‘I’m Alright’On this episode of Live From Daryl's House, Kenny Loggins drops by to get "Footloose" with Daryl and his band.
Thanos
2 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 200 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Author Retraces Her Journey From Survivalist Childhood to Cambridge Ph.D. As a girl, Westover says, "There wasn't ever any question about what my future would look like: I would get married when I was 17 or 18, and I would be given some corner of the farm and my ...
Thanos
3 days, 2 hours ago
Views: 305 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Florida Republicans Choose Unregulated Murder Weapons Over Children’s LivesI keep drilling this to everyone who discusses this shooting. Republicans value ownership of unregulated murder weapons over children's lives. So much so that they voted along party lines with Stoneman Douglas students watching they voted to decline debate on ...
TDG2112
3 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 325 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Bounds to Record-Shattering $218M-Plus Bow In a defining moment for Hollywood, Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther exploded at the Presidents Day box office, bounding to a record-shattering estimate of $192 million for the three-day weekend and a projected $218 million-plus for the four-day ...
Thanos
5 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 615 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Brandi Carlile - the Joke (Official Video) From the album "By The Way, I Forgive You" available now. elektrar.ec Directed by Danny Clinch Produced by Lindha Narvaez for MILKT Choreography by Peter Leung Ballet sequence filmed by Middle Table Productions Connect with Brandi: brandicarlile.com facebook.com @brandicarlile ...
Thanos
6 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 677 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Belonged to White Supremacist GroupThis my surprised face.... BREAKING: Nikolas Cruz, alleged perpetrator in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, was associated with white supremacist group Republic of Florida & participated in the group’s training exercises, according to the group’s leader. More info: ...
Scottish Dragon
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 786 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Your Medicine Cabinet Knows What AIls Youblog.timesunion.com HOFFMAN FILESYour medicine cabinet knows what ails you.By Rob Hoffman on February 15, 2018 at 5:27 AM1We all fancy ourselves experts when it comes to the human condition. We see our fellow human beings as open books, and we ...
rhoffman
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 763 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
A.G. Schneiderman Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the Weinstein Companies, Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today filed suit against The Weinstein Company (“TWC”), Harvey Weinstein, and Robert Weinstein for egregious violations of New York’s civil rights, human rights, and business laws. The suit, filed ...
Thanos
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,556 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
Portugal. The Man - Keep on (Official Video) Portugal. The Man - Keep On Video conceptualized, created and directed by Paulin RoguesFollow Paulin at instagram.com Catch Portugal. The Man on tour:portugaltheman.com WOODSTOCK available now!atlantic.lnk.to Follow Portugal. The ManWebsite: portugaltheman.comFB: facebook.com IG: instagram.comTW: @portugalthemanSC: SoundCloudYT: youtube.comTumblr: portugaltheman.tumblr.com ...
Thanos
1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 1,632 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0