Here’s another “47 percent” ad from Team Obama.
I’m glad the Obama campaign is ripping the “dependency” meme out from under Mittens. Even today I’ve seen Romney “recovery not dependency” ads online. I suspect it won’t be long before Lord Etch-a-Sketch is denouncing the “d” word and changing his ads.
Of greater concern — see Ed Kilgore, “The Million Wingnut March.”
True the Vote clearly does not represent an idle threat. Well before election day, reports are surfacing that it (or its state affiliates, like the Ohio Voter Integrity Project) is challenging the registration status of voters in battleground states based on changed addresses, residences listed on tax rolls as commercial property, and student addresses.
But itâ€™s the specter of Election Day (or perhaps in-person Early Voting locations) that should trouble everyone, regardless of partisan affiliation. Itâ€™s hard to imagine a more dangerous scenario than that of hundreds of thousands of self-righteous suburban wingnuts showing up in poor and minority neighborhoods to hassle would-be voters, with Fox News cameras on hand to record any random examples of Solid Citizens experiencing resistance from annoyed locals.
And if we head towards Election Day with Obama still enjoying a clear lead in the polls, you have to figure True the Voteâ€™s shock troops will be loaded for bear, viewing themselves as the last desperate defenders of â€œtheirâ€ country against the barbaric hordes of looters and baby-killers who are already plotting to herd them into concentration camps during Obamaâ€™s second term, after they close the churches and shut down radio talk shows. At a minimum, we can expect â€œpoll-watchersâ€ to come up with enough â€œdocumentedâ€ example of â€œvoter fraudâ€ to support a general post-election effort to de-legitimize the results.
If they are going to start a violent pushback against the will of the people, this may be where it will start.