I understand that this GOP absentee ballot dirty trick makes a good donation appeal, but here’s something a
It’s that easy, my friend—and unless you and other Progressive organizations address, and remain bulldog-focused on, the issue of computerized vote tabulation (the Right, as you must know, took over the equipment vendorships a decade ago; we might as well be handing our votes to a little man behind a curtain wearing a Bachmann For President button), the entire Progressive agenda is DOA and US politics will continue to suffer from the “mystery disease” of which the Debt Ceiling charade is just a symptom.
We have the numerical evidence, anytime you’re ready to strap them on and look. Think of it this way: there is
no question that, at least from a Progressive viewpoint, the American body politic is exhibiting symptoms of disease. What is going on in Washington and in many states just does not make political sense. The radical Right, instead of being electorally punished for destructive hyperpolarization, has been electorally rewarded (in 2010 a Generic Congressional Ballot lead of 9% netted the GOP 125 House seats; in 2006 a GCB lead of 26% netted the Democrats all of 58 seats–ask yourself by what calculus such is possible?). Faced with symptoms that could stem from a brain tumor or a nutritional imbalance a clinician orders a cranial MRI; symptoms that could be a heart attack or a indigestion call for an EKG, etc.
In each case the responsible clinician acts to rule out the more dangerous and deadly malady but, faced with such symptoms in the body politic–along with the Right’s control of the voting apparatus, willingness to win by any means fair or foul (see above), and all the numerical evidence of votecount manipulation analysts have amassed–its clinicians reject the MRI, reject the EKG because, apparently, they just don’t want to know.
Election theft is such a dread diagnosis, it seems, that it is better to just let the patient die than to risk getting to the bottom of what is wrong with her. But, unfortunately, it’s your funeral, it’s my funeral, it’s America’s funeral, and it may well be humanity’s funeral. Please reflect and act.
Thank you–Jonathan Simon, Executive Director, Election Defense Alliance
The Koch-funded Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to solidly Democratic voters in at least two Wisconsin Senate recall districts with instructions to return the paperwork after the election date,Politico reports today.
Only eight days to go until Election Day, when we MUST Recall the Right and force the shift we so desperately need as a country … but we have to overcome the Right’s dirty trick’s and unlimited corporate cash to do it.
Your support has put us on good footing in this fight so far, but Americans for Prosperity’s misinformation campaign is just the latest example of the ruthlessness we’re up against in Wisconsin.
The corporate money is so abundant on the Right that just one day after Alberta Darling — a favorite of the corporate right who PFAW is now running ads against — showed a dip in the polls, the right-wing Club for Growth announced a massive $400,000 ad buy just in her district! The Club for Growth is spending well over a million dollars on the recalls altogether.
Your support so far has allowed us to meet our budget needs, but with all we’re up against, those needs keep increasing — and this is no time to back down!
Thank you for your energy, your activism and your unwavering commitment to the American Way — and to helping us fight to protect it.
Michael Keegan, President
P.S. The Tea Party in Congress just brought the country to the brink of default and forced a terrible deal on raising the debt limit that’s chock full of draconian cuts for the Americans most in need of help. Wisconsin can be where we turn the tide — We CAN’T let them win in Wisconsin! Please donate to help us Recall the Right now.