Rachel Maddow got very giggly and over-amused last week reporting that some Republicans offered to buy shots in exchange for signatures on a recall petition. She seemed to think it was illegal, or something. Unethical, maybe. Illegal? No. Alcohol is a legal substance and the people offered it were of age. Was it the best strategy? Maybe not, but I’ll give them points for creativity and a go-get ’em attitude!
What struck me as uproariously funny here is that Democrats invented and perfected bribing people to win elections. That Republicans are finally taking note and getting in the game is only evidence of their arrested development in creative strategy. For decades we’ve been plodding along playing fair and whining when the ballot boxes get stuffed and buses of homeless people are shuttled to the polls and dead people rise from the grave to vote for their favorite Democrat.
Maddow, so concerned about ethical behavior by Republicans during elections, left out the many examples of Democrat tomfoolery that have been an integral part of election techniques used by the Left.
In the county of my birth, Cook County, IL there are still senior citizens who remember the election of 1960 when union thugs entered the polling places just as they were closing, locked the doors and demanded the election judges change ballots in favor of Kennedy. It’s the stuff of legends. But there are many more instances where the Left has been caught red-handed playing fast and loose with election law.
King County prosecutors filed felony charges Thursday against seven people in what a top official described as the worst case of voter-registration fraud in state history, while the organization they worked for agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation.
The seven submitted about 1,800 registration cards last fall on behalf of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which had hired them at $8 an hour to sign people up to vote, according to charging documents filed in Superior Court.
Secretary of State Sam Reed told a news conference it was clearly Washington’s most serious instance of voter registration fraud.
“This was an act of vandalism upon the voter rolls of King County,” said Dan Satterberg, the interim King County prosecutor.
Vandalism is a great way to describe what ACORN does to communities.