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I just came across a wonderful blog, which has introduced some wonderful terms, such as "teabilly". I think I'm going to find that term useful!
Okay, now, this is for EVERYONE here on Care2 who is NOT a TEABILLY. {You know who you are, both ways!}
The Koch brothers are DESPERATE to win with Mitt. Michael Moore thinks they have a good chance of winning, if Dem voters don't turn out EN MASSE, as we did in 2008. That year was of course a LANDSLIDE for President Obama; 5 million voters turned out more than previous elections. THIS year, due to VOTER DIS-ENFRANCHISEMENT, there may well be as many as 5 MILLION VOTERS TURNED AWAY AT THE POLLS.

Remember that we HAVE STILL THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SYSTEM. That means, that Candidate Obama, even if he gets THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULAR VOTE, he can still LOSE KEY STATES WITH ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES. The Koch brothers, of course, are WELL AWARE OF THIS.
The Koch brothers, as people here on C2 are well aware, are sending HORDES OF PAID TROLLS {paid by the POST, evidently!} to C2 and to other Liberal sites. NO, there is NO COMPARABLE sending by Dems and Liberals to Right-wing sites! There is NO NEED FOR THAT; and there are NO RICH DONORS supporting that!
These PAID TROLLS, or Teabillys! as I might call them! get their TALKING POINTS from the RNC, the RepublicanNationalCommittee. That is why they ALL SOUND ALIKE. They ALL USE THE SAME TALKING POINTS - they are REQUIRED TO. This is NOT their "own initiative" or their "own considered opinions". They SAY WHAT THEIR MASTERS TELL THEM TO SAY - THAT'S IT!
The Koch brothers, using the RNC, the RepukelicanNationalCommitte, have VERY SKILLED PROPAGANDISTS working for them. They KNOW they are NOT going to persuade ANYone on Mitt's "merits".

THAT IS WHY THE HORDES OF TROLLS ARE BEING SENT OUT TO THE LIBERAL SITES. Their PURPOSE, is to KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM THE POLLS, away from voting Democrat! {Don't forget, there are important SENATE elections too!}
The Trolls are INSTRUCTED to say, in order to collect their paychecks, things that will tend to DISCOURAGE and UNDERMINE enthusiasm for President Obama, in VERY SUBTLE WAYS. {Much subtler than the stupid Trolls could think up by themselves!} At this point, if you have a copy of works by GEORGE LAKEOFF, take it out and RE-READ IT!!!

What the Trolls have been instructed to say: "I voted for Obama, but NOW I am going to vote for ROMNEY!" Well, THAT didn't go over too well!!!
So, NOW, the NEW "meme" they are ALL pulling, is, "I AM VOTING FOR MITT AS THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS. They are both bad; but Obama is worse."
You see, this is DESIGNED TO DAMPEN THE ENTHUSIASM. It is VERY CLEVER; VERY PROFESSIONAL.

Mary B said,"Do folks really get paid for commenting negatively here?....I have noticed that there are a handful who repeat the same negative diatribe over and over..(In fact it's almost like a script)"

Yup, YOU GOT IT, Kid! The KOCH BROTHERS, with their endlessly deep pockets, are PAYING THE TROLLS. Who are definitely NOT wanted here, and they know it!
A while ago, a C2 member {who is no longer with C2}, WENT TO THE RNC SITE, and showed us how to get there, and we actually SAW the Talking Points Of The Day, posted on the RNC site! {Since then, it is not possible for us to access that site any more!}
The PURPOSE of the Trolls and their DISRUPTIVE TACTICS, is to CREATE A NEGATIVE ATMOSPHERE. Sort of a "Plague On Both Your Houses!" thing. To LESSEN THE ENTHUSIASM FOR GOING TO THE POLLS. That is the "why" of their CURRENT "Lesser of two Evils" talk the Trolls are INSTRUCTED to make.

{If THAT falls flat on its face, as did the "I voted for Obama but am now voting for Romney" schtick - as so many pointed out, the REPUGS by the hundreds, are now voting for OBAMA this time around! - if that tactic BOMBS, then be assured the Koch brothers and their professional admen and propagandists, will come up with another goodie -- and ALL THE TROLLS WILL FALL INTO LOCKSTEP BEHIND THAT LITTLE NUMBER!!!}

They are NOT TRYING TO CONVINCE US. Just to make us SICK OF THE WHOLE THING. So we might be too "tired of it all" to get out and GET OUR FRIENDS TO VOTE TOO!

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Posted: Sep 3, 2012 3:59am
Apr 12, 2012
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Protest
Location: United States

This is a copy of an article from "Z Magazine".

      Color Lines.com forwarded their concern about voting rights. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, as many as five million eligible voters could meet difficulties on Election Day 2012 due to new, imposing voter laws. [FIVE MILLION FORMERLY-ELIGIBLE VOTERS!!!!!] There are currently eight states with photo voter ID laws containing specific criteria for what qualifies as "identification" for voting purposes. Some states require that identification be state-issued and only for the state a person is voting in; some prohibit college IIDs; some demand that the full name and address on the card be current; while others require that an ID card has an expiration date. 

      Looking at those stipulations, it's not hard to imagine how low-income citizens, African Americans, Latino Americans, college students, and elderly voters might get tangled up or turned away on voting day.

      The Center estimates that as many as 11 percent of eligible voters lack proper identification right now. For African Americans, it's 25 percent. Other groups like Native Americans, transgendered people, newly divorced, newly married couples or people who've recently lost their homes could all have information on their drivers licenses that reflect names, address, and faces that aren't current. The costs for these groups will be more than an inconvenience: fees for new birth and marriage certificates, hours lost waiting in lines for updated materials, and transportation costs to handle it all.

      Republicans in state legislatures around the country have tried to pass these laws for years. In 2010, when Republicans not only took over Congress, they became majorities in state legislatures across the country, one of the chief items on their agendas was changing the rules of the voting game. An example is Tennessee, which for the first time since the Civil War saw its House of Representatives, Senate, and governor's office all controlled by Republicans. They quickly passed new voter ID laws and last year made headlines when a 96-year-old African American was denied an ID to vote.

      A great deal of funding comes from the Koch Brothers, who've vowed to remove President Obama from the White House by any means and billions of dollars if necessary. Another player is ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- a body that includes banks and corporations working alongside Republican legislators to craft laws that would dismantle not only voter rights, but also environmental and labor protections.

      The states are perverting and exploiting civil rights laws in order to pretend that racial discrimination has been completely eradicated. Some even point to the election of the first black president and the record turnout of voters of color in 2008 as evidence that no traces of discrimination are left in the system. Instead, they claim to trace voter fraud to "people voting with the names of other displaced, deceased, or fictionalized voters" and argue this is why voter IDs are needed.

      All the data shows that instances of voter fraud are negligible at best. The voter fraud argument is in many cases a ploy to disguise the racial animus that fuels the voter ID push as well as to keep "illegal immigrants" from voting.

     

     

  

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