Remember, in Wingnut World, there is no truth, only soundbites.
The strategy is simple.
When you know that the majority of the public won’t vote for you and you know that your supporters are conquests of the “Southern strategy” determined to vote under any circumstance, do everything you can to keep everyone else from voting.
Almost a third of North Carolina’s 100 counties have received permission from the State Board of Elections to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year’s elections overhaul law demanded of them.
The law, pushed through by state Republican leaders, remains a divisive issue with legal challenges as the upcoming primary provides a key test of how new rules will work before the November general election.
It is superfluous to point out the the Republican Party is no longer a political party. I’m not quite sure what it has become, but I think that “subterfuge” comes closest.
Gutting out the vote in Ohio.
At my local rag, Darryl Lease considers the latest tactic of the Republican Gut Out the Vote effort.
Dick Polman thinks it’s because they keep getting away with it.
The latest mendacious whopper about the health reform law – supposedly, it’s gonna throw two million people outta work! – will likely beneft the GOP on midterm election day. It doesn’t matter that the claim is a blatant lie; what matters is that the ginned-up conservative base is conditioned to believe it.
Read the rest.
I once overheard one of my neighbors say to someone, “[Redacted], every other word out of your mouth is a lie.” (And he was correct, but that’s another story.)
And that person wasn’t even a Republican.
The lies, followed by the truth.
The three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and Republican talking points.
Kansas gets creative in the art of disenfranchisement.
Why are Republicans so frightened of the electorate?
(Yeah, I know. The question answers itself.)
The Republican Party spins a fantasy world. Sadly, their base likes to fantasize.
Media Matters looks back at news coverage of the Affordable Care Act during 2013 and finds it wanting:
And this surprises you how?
Two University of Massachusetts Boston academics — Keith G. Bentele, an assistant professor of Sociology, and Erin O’Brien, an associate professor of Political Science — recently published a paper looking at the proposal and passage of restrictive voter access legislation from 2006 to 2011. In the paper, titled “Jim Crow 2.0? Why States Consider and Adopt Restrictive Voter Access Policies,” the authors conclude that restrictive voter measures are connected to both partisan and racial factors.
“We looked at proposed and passage over this period, and we looked at just 2011 specifically,” Bentele told TPM in an interview this week. “And you have this consistent emergence — over and over and over — these partisan and racial factors are the most strongly associated with these outcomes.”
More at the link.