Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Greg Palast

I’m adding Greg Palast to the list of people (Mark Crispin Miller, Robert F. Kennedy) whose treatment of the Republican election-stealing problem is such that it might well discourage more people from voting than can be made up for through the precautions they advise. I remember well, back in 2006, Randi Rhodes yelling at a caller, a victim of paralyzing fear, who had gone to the polls and then left without voting, to get back there and vote, dammit.

This caller had been made to feel voting was futile, hopeless, and was afraid to go through the motions; but, of course, despite the considerable election stealing operation, the Democrats were put into the (numerical) majority (though they remained a ‘mental’ minority).

Remaining off the list of naughty election-stealing warners are Brad Friedman and Bev Harris. Also Mark Crispin Miller is absolved of guilt; it’s just that he seems such an anxious person that he can’t help but make people anxious.

(I notice you don’t hear much about Bev Harris since a whole bunch of people were shocked to discover that Harris wasn’t a Democratic partisan hack trying to depose Generalissimo Bush.)

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