From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On Thursday, after the first Presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, a 36 year old man from Creston, Ohio (whose name I will not share) left a message on the voice mailbox of a local labor organization.

If you thought the 2008 campaign was awash in over-the-top racist BS, you haven’t heard anything yet.  This year we’ve been barraged with example after example after example after racist example.  And I expect it will only get worse as Romney’s short bump in the polls quickly fades and racist white Americans across the country come to terms with the fact […]

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In an endorsement interview Tuesday, Mitt Romney told the Des Moines Register:

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”

The statement immediately raised eyebrows, as it came from a candidate who said he would be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions, “absolutely” would support a personhood amendment, said he would appoint Justices willing to overturn Roe v. Wade and who selected as his running mate an individual who’s personally cosponsored some of the most extreme anti-choice legislation?

But guess […]

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Ohio’s voting system was famously mocked by Homer Simpson.  You’ve no doubt seen many times the famous clip of Homer who, after noticing rigged voting, says, “This doesn’t happen in America.  Maybe in Ohio . . .”

Really, all you need to know about the history of Ohio’s voting system is that – and we swear this is true – Ohio counties purchased punch card voting machines from Florida for use in the 2004 Presidential election.

Remember 2004?    There were long lines to vote in many precincts (especially in cities), machine shortages and breakdowns, confusion with provisional ballots, etc.  . . THAT […]

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