Tag Archives: Republican Dirty Tricks

Verbatim

GOP Governors Launch ‘Fake News’ Site

“The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks readers to sign up for breaking news alerts. It launched in the summer bearing no acknowledgement that it was a product of an official party committee whose sole purpose is to get more Republicans elected. … Only after the Associated Press inquired about the site last week was a disclosure added to The Free Telegraph’s pages identifying the publication’s partisan source.”

Associated Press

Enumerati

North Carolina Law Might Suppress Presidential Votes

29,000


Number of votes that “might not be counted in this year’s Nov. 8 presidential election if a federal appeals court upholds the 2013 law,” a Reuters review of Republican-backed changes to North Carolina’s voting rules finds. “Besides banning voters from voting outside their assigned precinct on Election Day, the law also prevents them from registering the same day they vote during the early voting period.”

Verbatim

Whatever the Game, Republicans Rigged It

The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it.

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), quoted by the Washington Post.

Poetic Justice

Vote Your Stomach!

Like cruel, mean-hearted medieval trolls,
The Republicans voted to cut the food stamp rolls.
They’re hoping 4 million voters
Who happen to to be eaters
Will simply be too weak to vote in the 2014 polls.

News & Comment

UPDATED: Obama Supporters, Beware of Purported Anti-Romney, Anti-Mormon Video, ‘Who’s the Boss?’

Update and Correction: I have been in touch with a producer of the video this afternoon and have learned that my suspicions about the motives behind it were unfounded. He told me he is a supporter of Pres. Obama.

He also told me, via email, “Really, my biggest desire is that it gets people discussing the issue — and whether it’s a fair question and whether it needs to be asked. Just having the issue discussed and having daylight shined on it is a victory…”

I have posted the YouTube video here now, in case you did not see it before.

The original article follows:

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