26 October 2010

Oh, you crazy people.

Not content with increasing the partisan politics that plague the country in the upcoming election and with clouding important issues with talking points and worn-out rhetoric, the Tea Party is now actively trying to sabotage non-Tea Party voters. They are planning to question, take pictures of, and otherwise harass any voter they suspect to be ineligible - or to be voting for the Democratic candidates, many of whom have targeted voters in poor communities or in Spanish-speaking communities because of their plans to cut high-income tax cuts and implement immigrant-friendly (or non-immigrant-hating) policies like the Dream Act. Tea Partiers are hoping to single out minorities or poor people who won't vote for crazy people. They have already aired an ad in Nevada urging Latino voters not even to go to the polls. As far as I know, displaying your dissatisfaction with the current government has never included failing to vote. "Hey, I'll show those government jerks: I won't even vote for anybody!" I'm pretty sure that people will see the holes in this logic and that Latino voters will see through this as the pathetic ploy to sabotage minority votes.

No comments:

Post a Comment