Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

"Register and vote"

Comcast Cable here is running a "register and vote 2004" public
service announcement that I have never seen before.

The election, of course, was in 2004. My guess is that this PSA is
part of the operation to mollify angry Democrats. It's not fair at
this point to call it a Bushist operation; clearly most Democratic MCs
and senators are on board. Nor need the operation be centrally
coordinated; as with the vote fraud, everyone knows what needs to be

We are plagued with improper elections not because the cheaters are
especially clever, but because American elections are not taken
seriously. The Democratic legislators would rather let a party
dominated by white, male, Southern racists run the nation
illegitimately, than risk facing any retaliation the Bushists might
inflict upon dissidents. African American MCs know where they fit in
this system, so they resist anyway.

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