2008 Paranoia, Paranoia, Indeed: Rolling Stone Fuels Your Nightmares
posted by October 17 at 9:54 AMon
After reading Eli’s call for our most hideous election nightmares, I was ready to plumb my subconscious for fodder. (Components of my darkest election fears: Inside-job assassination of Obama, uproar squashed by those military units deployed inside the U.S., permitting a beyond-our-wildest-nightmares Republican coup.)
But then came this preview of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s and Greg Palast’s new investigative report for Rolling Stone, allegedly detailing exactly how the election’s already been stolen. From Greg Palast’s website:
Don’t worry about Mickey Mouse or ACORN stealing the election. According to an investigative report out today in Rolling Stone magazine, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Greg Palast, after a year-long investigation, reveal a systematic program of “GOP vote tampering” on a massive scale.
Republican Secretaries of State of swing-state Colorado have quietly purged one in six names from their voter rolls. Over several months, the GOP politicos in Colorado stonewalled every attempt by Rolling Stone to get an answer to the massive purge—ten times the average state’s rate of removal.
While Obama dreams of riding to the White House on a wave of new voters, more then 2.7 million have had their registrations REJECTED under new procedures signed into law by George Bush. Kennedy, a voting rights lawyer, charges this is a resurgence of ‘Jim Crow’ tactics to wrongly block Black and Hispanic voters.
A fired US prosecutor levels new charges, accusing leaders of his own party, Republicans, with criminal acts in an attempt to block legal voters as “fraudulent.”
Digging through government records, the Kennedy-Palast team discovered that, in 2004, a GOP scheme called “caging” ultimately took away the rights of 1.1 million voters. The Rolling Stone duo predict that, this November 4, it will be far worse.
The investigators level a deadly serious charge: “If Democrats are to win the 2008 election, they must not simply beat McCain at the polls—they must beat him by a margin that exceeds the level of GOP vote tampering.”
Can we do it? Yes we can! (Repeat until true.)