Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Conservatives Plot To Hijack The 2016 Election


Nothing has changed since Harry S. Truman said, "Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home--but not for housing. They are strong for labor--but they are stronger for restricting labor's rights. They favor minimum wage--the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all--but they won't spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine--for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing--but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it."

Today's GOP is the same as your grandfather's GOP, they're just more outspoken about it, and here's what we can expect from those who want to buy the Election...

"The Secret GOP Tech Summit To Plot 2016."

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"By KENNETH P. VOGEL and DARREN SAMUELSOHN 12/8/14 11:59 PM EST

"The Republican Party’s top operatives — including strategists representing the Koch brothers’ political operation and several leading prospective 2016 presidential candidates – on Monday huddled behind closed doors to discuss how to synchronize their sometimes competing tech efforts, multiple attendees confirmed to POLITICO.
The all-day meeting attracted about 40 of the right’s biggest names in tech and strategy – including Koch operatives Michael Palmer and Marc Short, leading strategists from many of the major super PACs and all of the party committees, as well as close allies of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Scott Walker.
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"The session was at least partly intended to quash a rivalry simmering in the right’s tech ranks. Some party operatives worry that the competition between would be data-wizards could emerge as a problem for Republicans, since Democrats under President Barack Obama have coordinated their technology efforts relatively closely..."

This is what happened the last time...



And since racism is dead in the South according to the Fascist Five in the SCOTUS, can you guess what the Cons are going to do now?

"KKK crucial to building the South’s enduring Republican majority, study finds."

[Image via Flickr user Martin, Creative Commons licensed]
[Image via Flickr user Martin, Creative Commons licensed]
"The Ku Klux Klan played an active and enduring role in steering southern white voters away from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, according to a new study.

"The white supremacist group resurged to prominence in the 1960s as a reaction to the civil rights movement, and its violent extremism inflamed racial division and polarized communities for generations, according to the study published by the American Sociological Review.


"'It encouraged white voters to prioritize the defense of white supremacy when making voting decisions, upending long-standing Democratic Party allegiances,' wrote the study’s authors..."

And you'll never guess where their base is...



So you don't have to worry, the Conservatives are only familiar with their Tea Billy supporters...aren't they?



Yep, it's a whole different world now...



But as long as this is a democracy there's no problem at all, because we're a democracy!





And in a democracy, every vote gets counted - unless the voting machines are fixed and the voters aren't suppressed...


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Before we get excited about the inevitable Hillary Clinton victory in 2016, we better think about what we've been talking about: voter suppression, billionaires buying the vote, and the ascent of the Southern bigots in our polity.

With these tools in place, the Cons are in the best position to hijack our democracy that they could have ever imagined.



Conservatism is a vast criminal cartel that seeks power for the rich, at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

Criminal cartels are vanquished when people understand their power and put the criminals behind bars, so doesn't it make sense to wake up the Low Information Voters and tell them to criminalize Conservatism?


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"I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there."

Mitt Romney in 2012.

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