Wednesday, October 13

GOP Smears Ratfucking and Dirty Tricks

With Odds that resemble slim and none that the preznit will improve upon his dismal performance in the previous two debates, expect and embrace the GOP endgame to come. They will only grow more vicious in attack and slimey in innuendo. They have nothing to sell now that Preznit Prop and Smirkumstance has revealed himself as clearly unfit for the office. They know this and are desparate.

As Krugman noted yesterday, Bush will lie tonight, like he lied in the last couple of debates.
It's not hard to predict what President Bush, who sounds increasingly desperate, will say tonight. Here are eight lies or distortions you'll hear, and the truth about each. JOBS - Bush will talk about the 1.7 million jobs created since the summer of 2003, and will say that the economy is ''strong and getting stronger.'' That's like boasting about getting a D on your final exam, when you flunked the midterm and needed at least a C to pass the course.
Bush's statements, on the other hand, are fundamentally dishonest. He is insisting that black is white, and that failure is success. Journalists who play it safe by spending equal time exposing his lies and parsing Kerry's choice of words are betraying their readers.
This is nothing new, they hit the ground lying and haven't stopped, big lies, small lies, white lies, it doesn't matter. Next (via Atrios) we have former congressman Jankow (R-SD) complaining about GOP methods used to disenfranchise voters
The former governor and congressman says the national GOP is encouraging campaign workers to cheat. He says his ire is directed at the Republican Party's Victory operation, which helps register people and get them to the polls.
Oky Doky Meanwhile in the too angry to think straight while desparately clinging to the falsehood that is my leader, department, the theft of Kerry signs is rampant, in Texas, Iowa, North Carolina, and Michigan for example.

It wasn’t the first Kerry sign to be stolen from their yard in this well-to-do neighborhood in south Arlington, and so the couple wasn’t surprised.

Surprise came when they checked their mailbox and found a mean-spirited, vaguely threatening letter from an anonymous sender. The letter accused Kerry of lacking leadership, standing against God and the military, and favoring abortion, homosexuality, big government, welfare fraud, and high taxes. “Seven out of 10 people in Texas will vote for George Bush,” the typewritten letter said. “Remember that as you advertise your support for John Kerry and all the issues above. People see your sign or bumper sticker and think, What an IDIOT!!!”

Gotta love the Brownshirts and the stink of desparation left on anything they touch.
Gird up thine loins, kids it's gonna get ugly. Just remember that we are in the majority and this time wil prevail.

Just caught this one over at Kos. Just a reminder of what projection looks like the next time you hear of a nefarious Democratic plot to steal the election.
Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats.

"We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them up right in front of us. I grabbed some of them out of the garbage and she tells her assisatnt to get those from me," said Eric Russell, former Voters Outreach employee.

Eric Russell managed to retrieve a pile of shredded paperwork including signed voter registration forms, all from Democrats. We took them to the Clark County Election Department and confirmed that they had not, in fact, been filed with the county as required by law.
Personally I'd be happy if everyone voted, and would accept a bush presidency on that basis, but I suspect (as the republicans must) that a dufus like the dimwit Dauphin would never see the light of political day. The stink of fear is strong, as Clinton said "they need a divided America, we don't".