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Just when I thought I'd seen and heard everything in this election cycle -- a major party candidate trucking in urban legends, party chairman engaging in transparent smear campaigns, and broadcast networks publishing fraudulent stories to unseat a sitting president -- the Democrats manage to create one more surprise. Drudge has a document from the Kerry/Edwards campaign that not only lowers the bar on political discourse but threatens to undermine the democratic processes themselves, all just to grab power (scan here):
The Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee are advising election operatives to declare voter intimidation -- even if none exists, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.
A 66-page mobilization plan to be issued by the Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Democratic National Committee states: "If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a 'pre-emptive strike.'"
Here's what else the strategy plan for the Colorado race asks campaign staffers to do:
* Issue a press release reviewing Republican tactic [sic] used in the past in your area or state[;] quoting party/minority/civil rights leadership as denouncing tactics that discourage people from voting
* Prime minority leadership to discuss the issue in the media; provide talking points [emph mine -- CE]
So Democrats can't rely on "minority leadership" to talk about voting issues on their own? Doesn't that sound the least bit condescending to anyone? "Oh, let's push a minority in front of a camera to cover our ass, but don't let them speak for themselves. They'll only get confused, the poor dears. Make sure you tell them exactly what to say, as obviously they won't have a clue on their own."
Hey, they keep voting Democrat, this is the thanks they get.
I've never seen a party get more repulsive than the Democrats this electoral cycle. It passed unbelievable weeks ago, when Kerry himself began implying that Bush was a coward for serving in the National Guard, all the while holding up the Clinton Administration as the gold standard for presidencies -- and Bill Clinton lied to his draft board to avoid any service at all. It passed shocking when CBS collaborated with the Kerry campaign to foist a fraud on American voters in order to warp the Presidential election, and the rest of the media yawned.
I've never voted for a Democrat in a national election, but had I been inclined to support any at all, that impulse has been purged from my system. In order to ensure that Democrats across the spectrum get this message, I'd urge everyone else to do the same, at least for this election. Read Stephen Green's outstanding post, where he puts his feelings into much stronger terms than I do.Sphere It View blog reactions
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