The Conspiracy Was TelevisedThink back to the fallout of Election 2004 for a moment. Remember the reports of voting irregularities in Ohio? Do you recall all those reports of people having to stand over 12 hours in line to vote, especially in those areas that were predominately black and latino? And how those very non-white areas experianced a darth of electronic voting machines, thus contributing to those long lines? Many of us on the blue side of the yard point to them and charge the Ohio Republicans of engaging in the greatest act of fraud against the American people: the stealing and wanton rigging of a federal election.
What was the rightwing noise machine's reply to that charge?
"HAHAHAHAH!! THE LEFT IS LOOPY WITH CONSPIRACY THEORIES!!! BWHAHAHAH!!!"
Guess what, folks? The masks have fallen away and, thanks to the investigative reporting from Raw Story, we now discover that not only were the "America-hating" liberals right all along with the whole "The Grinnch Stole Ohio" conspiracy theory but the name of the prime player who rigged the whole thing up has surfaced. It's a name that should be very familiar to you: BERNADETTE NOE -- MRS. "COIN-GATE"
In yet another surreal twist in Ohio's "coin-gate" scandal, the wife of Bush's chief Ohio fundraiser, Tom Noe - who is currently embroiled in campaign finance and money laundering probes - surprised poll workers and observers alike by disrupting the ballot count during the 2004 general election, RAW STORY has discovered.
Bernadette Noe, who served dual roles as chairman for the Lucas County Republican Party and the Lucas County Board of Elections, sent twelve "partisans" into a warehouse on Election Day, according a memo authored by Ohio's Director of Campaign Finance Richard Weghorst who was present at the time.
I think we all know exactly who those "partisans" were (read: Freepers!) and to what extent their moral, Jesus-loving, purpose was. They had an agenda to seal Ohio's elector votes for Bush and that meant...
... [failing] to lock and secure ballots and voting machines; [manipulating] the three percent hand recount; and [failing] to properly remove Ralph Nader from county ballots, [and] peeling the return stickers off the voter confirmation cards ...
You know, what exactly was going to the hearts and minds of these bastards to compell them to pull off something this hideous? What feelings? What emotions? What was their mental state? While the majority of the GOP wrap themselves with a holy religious veneer, I think we know exactly what those things are ... but, again, let's hear it from Raw Story:
Tom Noe, the owner of several shady business ventures, including Vintage Coins and Collectibles, funneled an estimated fifty million dollars into his own personal and business accounts as well as to the state's GOP candidates. Noe's rare coin venture came at the expense of The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, for whom he acted as the sole fund manager.
So, let's do the math here: bilking Ohio State's injured workers fund, employing the use of partisan "freepers" to disrupt voting precincts, wantonly withholding voting machines among districts with a strong minority base thus making it impossible for them to vote, not locking and securing ballots and voting machines, manipulating a small hand recount, failing to remove Ralph Nader from official ballots, and being busted in the act of peeling off return stickers of voter confirmation cards.
Hmmm, is this the conduct worthy of "compassionate conservative" Christians; of morally correct, upstanding, honorable, and respectable people after Jesus' own heart or is it simply a flagrant display of a virulent, furious, and callous sense of DISREGARD, CONTEMPT, and HATRED of sweeping groups of American people such as "niggers", "spics", and "the working class", and other smarmy people who "think they know-it-alls" (read: fuckin' liberals)?
The answer to those questions and more can be found simply by reading the comments they post at Free Republic, Little Green Footballs and my old haunt that I've dubbed as "Freeper Lite". Those are just three of many rightwing joints that - like most of today's mainstream Republicans - often hide and disguise their disregard, contempt, and hatred of large, sweeping, groups of Americans in order to appear sociable and likable. That is until they suspect that your're "liberal". If that happens (especially at my old stomping grounds), look out because you'll be derided as a "fetus-killing welfare leech" or just somebody who "simply hates America". They should know, too. Don't argue with them because they're "experts" on America-hating. Afterall, they've had years of practice themselves under the Patriot/Militia movement of the 1990s and constant indoctrination on their two-way radios by their pill-popping "God" (read: Limbaugh Akbar!!!)
Old habits die hard ...