They purge voter rolls of eligible Democrats while simultaneously undermining groups such as ACORN which work diligently to register poor people so they can vote. Link.
They control many local voting districts, and willfully limit the size of polling places, and the number of machines available, especially in Democratic strongholds, in order to make voting as difficult as possible. Link.
They work tirelessly to change the laws to limit the number of poor and disenfranchised who would be able to vote with everything from laws mandating photo IDs, to laws that limit the number of places where voting machines can be set up, in order to ensure long lines in Democratic districts. Link.
They even hand our pamphlets in Democratic precincts that tell voters that their candidate is a Democrat, when they are actually a Republican (e.g., the Robert Ehrlich campaign in 2006 in Maryland). Link.
Then come the smears. Barak Obama is a terrorist “Who is the real Barak Obama?”. He’s not a real American. Link.
This is followed by Robocalls which pump out more ad hominem smears, without a shred of information on what a McCain/Palin administration would do for you. They don’t want you to think about what they would (or wouldn’t) do to fix the economy, or fix our infrastructure, or improve our schools. Nothing about healthcare costs, or college costs, or anything else that might be important to the public. Link.
Why do Republicans do these despicable, un-American, un-Democratic things?
Simple. Because they are a minority within our country.
Conservatives make up no more than 35% of our country’s electorate. In order to win, they need to depress the overall turnout, turn off independents, put impediments in the way of voters in Democratic districts, illegally purge voter rolls of eligible Democrats, smear the other party with ad hominem attacks, and lie, lie, lie.
They have no other recourse if they want to win. The fewer people who vote, the better their chances of winning.
But they don’t want you to think about any of these things. They just want to poison the well. They want you to say, “a pox on both their houses”. They want you to stay home, or give up if the line at the voting booth is too long.
Don’t get mad, get even. If you want to poke a sharp stick in the proverbial Republican eye, then first you need to make sure you haven’t been purged from the voting rolls. Contact your local election board or go here to check: https://www.votepoke.org/index.html.
Then make sure you bring a book or MP3 player to the polling place when you go to vote. There is nothing that angers anti-Democratic Republicans more than patient, determined Democratic voters.