That’s where I like watching my money go. Thanks economy! Thanks everyone who told me to “save” and “put money away for a rainy day” and to “pay yourself first”. You were all wrong and I will never forgive you. Think how much frivolous shit I could have bought with that money! And now some greedy jackoffs are wasting MY hard earned wasting money? This is bullshit There’s no justice.
The public impression of this tale is going to be that ACORN is engaging in alleged voter fraud and Barack Obama has some tangential relationship to ACORN. That might not be enough to make a difference in the election, but if the votes are actually close, the Republicans are clearly planning to use the sham investigation into voter fraud as part of the basis of a challenge. As Marshall says (and I think he’s right):
The essence of McCain’s campaign now appears to amount to prepping McCain’s base to believe they didn’t really lose the election. The election was stolen from them by Barack and his army of gangsters and black street hustlers.
A minister delivering the invocation at John McCain’s rally in Davenport, Iowa Saturday told the crowd non-Christian religions around the world were praying for Barack Obama to win the U.S. presidential election.
“There are millions of people around this world praying to their god—whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah—that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you will guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their God is bigger than you, if that happens,” said Arnold Conrad, the former pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Davenport.
'Cause a white, American, Christian God is the only God. Right?
Ok, so the 2000 presidential election was tainted with (almost assuredly correct) charges of voter fraud. Which ever side you fall on in regards to that decision, you can at least agree the whole thing was tainted.
Then more shaadiness in 2004, this time in Ohio.
Both times, the Republicans won and the Democrats claimed voter fraud. (Just to be even more clear about this, yes, i do believe that fraud took place.)
Now 2008 is rolling around, there’s a pretty good chance the GOP are not going to win the White House and what are we hearing about already? Voter fraud. You can bet your sweet ass that if Obama wins, that’ll be the lead story on Fox News for at least a month. They’ll chase any whiff of fraud with a vociferiousness you haven’t seen since the Clinton blow job witch hunt.
So, without trying to sound partisan, is that not hypocrisy? This is all conjecture at this point, but Obama winning and Fox devoting serious chunks of time saying it was due to voter fraud seems to really be in the cards. And if that’s the case, then I think you can finally stop saying that Fox is “Fair & Balanced”. because it won’t be (not that it ever was, but…).
Alex Blumberg and NPR’s Adam Davidson—the two guys who reported our Giant Pool of Money episode—are back, in collaboration with the Planet Money podcast. They’ll explain what happened this week, including what regulators could’ve done to prevent this financial crisis from happening in the first place. You can learn more about the daily ins and outs and join the discussion on the Planet Money blog.