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Thursday, February 21, 2019

NO REST FOR THE WEARY

After bombshell testimony, the North Carolina Election Commission has just voted 5-0 to invalidate the House race in the 9th CD and to call for a new election.  I guess this means we have to contribute to yet another campaign.  The Republican, Mark Harris, won by 905 votes in a massively crooked election.  Maybe we can win this time.

1 comment:

Christopher J. Mulvaney, Ph.D. said...

Given how Republicans have gone to great measures to manufacture a crisis over voter fraud in recent years it does ones soul good to see them caught in the act. So much of Republican zeitgeist is paranoid and delusional and voter fraud and sale and profiting from fetal tissue sale are two of the prime examples.

Republicans believe that democrats win through fraud. In the strange but true category, there are frequent cases of voter fraud perpetrated by republican voters who, when caught, say they were simply trying to prove voter fraud exists. The argument that there is a voter fraud problem is not substantiated by facts, but the belief is strongly held as an ideological cover for a return to systematic voter suppression a la Jim Crow by government officials. (This follows the weakening of the Voter Rights Act by SCOTUS based in part on the belief expressed by the court that African Americans simply didn't need these protection anymore). A New Mexico republican candidate for Congress, who declared victory before some 8,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were counted, lost. She claimed fraud when she lost the absentee ballot count by a huge margin when in fact the democrat had a superior field organization.

Similarly, anti-abortion activists believe that there is market for the sale of fetal tissue. This claim gained currency after doctored videos appeared to implicate Planned Parenthood. But despite thorough refutation of the video and more than a dozen investigations by State Attorney's General no evidence has been found to support his claim. The claim appears to follow from the belief that abortion is the new holocaust. Since the completely depraved people who engage in this absolutely immoral behavior must be capable of selling fetal tissue to equally depraved University medical school researchers who appear to the delusional to be the equivalent of Nazi concentration camp doctors.

Funny that republican think tanks spent so much time and effort on discrediting Richard Hofstader's work only to confirm his thesis in the monograph "The Paranoid Style in American Politics." To quote Stephen Stills: "Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep..", from "For What It's Worth." Buffalo Springfield, 1966.