Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Stupid/Evil Continuum?

Rate my Party! Look, if these jerks spent half the energy trying to persuade people to vote for them that they have actually spent trying to prevent other people from voting McCain could have won this election. But trying to get people to vote for the Republican party would have meant moving the party pretty far to the left, admitting the cock up of the last eight years, humbling themselves publicly and not getting to play king and queen of the world but instead promising to work on our actual problems. That was all just too much for them. It cost too much, psychically and in terms of potential lost graft. So they opted for strategies like this:

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports on some nasty campaign tricks trying to suppress the Latino vote in that state:

Sparks resident Raul Murillo, 50, said he received a cell phone call Oct. 13 asking him to vote for his presidential candidate over the phone, which is not legal.

“I said ‘No, I want to vote for Obama. I want my vote to count for him,” Murillo said.
He said the caller identified herself as part of the Obama campaign. but Murillo said he knew something was wrong as he is an Obama volunteer. “When I refused, she got mad and the conversation ended,” Murillo said.

h/t the indispensible Kula at daily kos