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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Voter Suppression.

For most of the last few months, I have been astounded that voter suppression by the
Republicans hasn't been the lead story in every newspaper, and every TV news show (except for FOX news, of course)
I've been shocked that there hasn't been more coverage about this ethical travesty.
That there hasn't been more of an insurrection, to the point of a coup d'etat over it.
Romney should be disqualified to win the Presidency simply for not speaking out against the voter suppression employed on his behalf.
That's how illegal it should be.
To this Democratic mind, it confirms that the Republicans are, and have been, in bed with the devil.
In theory, to attempt to deprive any citizen of his or her Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote is reprehensible at best.
And virtually nobody in the media is calling out the lowlifes on it severely enough.
There has always been voter suppression to some extent, but never with the flagrancy
and brazenness that has been prevalent this year.
When presented with the fact that there has been virtually no voter fraud, which has been what they have been hanging their hats on, there has been no embarrassment coming from the other side.
No, they even seem to be thumbing their nose at us.
The courts have taken care of most of it, but that hasn't kept all of the effort down.
However--------
I've recently had a revelation.
I can visualize a scenario where I would be in favor of voter suppression in a
New York minute.
As long as it's still legal.
Let's say that there was this nitwit Governor from a very cold state who quite seriously could end up being one quite aging heartbeat away from being President.
And that ticket was leading in the polls.
I think I would consider it my civic duty, yea, my patriotic duty, to use every dirty
trick in the book to suppress the oppositions vote and make sure that this ticket loses.
I would just be more discreet about it.
And hopefully, a better liar.
I honestly can't believe that this race is so tight.
Maybe the Republicans are right.
Maybe the polls are wrong.
But maybe they are wrong the wrong way.
Maybe the President has a huge lead that simply isn't reflected in the polls.
That would certainly make more sense to me.
But then, maybe my perspective is warped.
Just like my grandmother, who lived in the Bronx in the seventies.
When Nixon walloped McGovern, my grandmother was stunned.
"I don't understand! Everybody in my building voted for McGovern. Nobody voted for
Nixon, that bastard...."
I know that the electorate is entitled to the President it chooses, but in this instance, and the current one, so am I.
Particularly since they are now still trying to suppress us.

I guess what I'm saying is that sometimes the high road is too high.

As we go into this good night, let's hope that there are still enough sane ones
among us.
At least in the swing states.

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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at macchus999@aol.com. Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."