Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Democrats Have to Run Ads On This

Michigan Republicans are using lists of people who have been hit with mortgage foreclosures to mount a "caging" operation.  That when they send letters to targeted addresses with "do not forward" stamped on them.  If the letters come back, the Republicans challenge the voter in question's ballot on election day.  This is similar to tactics that Republicans have used in Florida and Ohio in 2000 and 2004.  Now they are taking their circus of sleaze to Michigan.  


What makes this good for a Democratic ad is that it does two things.  First, it exposes the same old Republican dirty tricks that McCain originally promised to resist.  Second, it reinforces the Democratic assertion that the Republicans don't care about anyone but the super wealthy.  They see a spike in mortgage foreclosures, not as a tragedy and an economic problem, but as a political opportunity to be exploited to keep Democratic turnout lower.

2 comments:

The Law Talking Guy said...

Here's the ad:

(Show a couple looking at their kitchen table with a foreclosure notice)

"It's bad enough Republicans won't do anything to help the homeowners squeezed by mortgage rates and unscrupulous lenders. Now they want to deny you the right to vote. In Michigan, they are trying to do just that, making sure that if you have received a foreclosure notice, you cannot vote."

Unbelievable!

USwest said...

Those guys are lower than dirt.