Past Pieces

Looming Election Brings Back Same Old GOP SOP: Voter Caging, Voter Suppression and Undermining Democracy

A huge story is breaking about a massively coordinated attempt by the Wisconsin GOP, the group Americans for Prosperity and a coalition of Tea Party teabaggers to suppress the vote in that state among minorities and students. Major elements of the story so far can be found on DailyKos in a diary by xofferson and a follow-up by One Wisconsin Now.

Voter suppression, particularly through means of voter caging, has been a major weapon in the GOP's arsenal and is brought to bear against citizens particularly likely to vote Democratic -- or at least almost guaranteed to not vote Republican.

ePluribus Media has covered this topic extensively in the past, and below the fold you'll find a list of many of our past pieces, showing elements that tie together voter suppression strategies such as voter caging along with manipulation of the DoJ (particularly the Voting Rights division) and US Attorneys, who'd be the ones who'd have to investigate any claims of irregularities -- real, imagined or fabricated on the backs of tea-stained elephantine fat cats.

If the Wisconsin voter caging story intrigues, interests, offends and angers you, then take a deep breath and venture forth for a more in-depth range of topics that really illustrate just how far the GOP will go in order to compromise democracy and to promote their party, partisan politics and political power over the interests of the nation and her people. The list begins immediately...

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Past Pieces and Random Reminders: Re-recapping the US Attorneys, Voter Fraud and More

Just for kicks and giggles, here's some past pieces that came up when searching on the term "Prosecutor Purge" using the ePluribus Media search function:

Criminal Coverup: DoJ Report Implicates White House Involvement In Prosecutor Purge

... Implicates White House : E-Mails Hint at Involvement in Prosecutor Firings, Officials Say by Carrie Johnson, Washington Post Staff ... week on an in-house investigation into the 2006 political purge of federal prosecutors during President Bush's second term all but

commentary - GreyHawk - 10/01/2008 - 13:11 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Fourth Of July Reflections

... Oil company execs ...actively participated Prosecutor Purge in the enforcement of these laws...illegal even under German law. ...

commentary - GreyHawk - 07/05/2008 - 13:04 - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Of Lawyers, Guns and Money: GOP DOJ Guts Justice for All [REPOST from 2007]

... the Inspector General (IG) or a special prosecutor has been enlisted. One bright and promising exception to this ... Times examined Gonzales’ record beyond the U.S. Attorney purge and the FBI’s Patriot Act violations: – Gonzales “repeatedly ...

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- GreyHawk - 06/24/2008 - 22:23 - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Has anything been resolved yet on that? No? ...maybe it's time folks started thinking back, and pushing for a bit more housecleaning so that we can address the problems facing our nation without past impediments cropping up to slow our progress. 

Monday Review: Past Pieces -- The Monkey Trap and Acinetobacter

I've often found it interesting to traverse the sands of time and excavate various archives for a glimpse and reminder of what has come before and what was predicted for the future. Humanity is a curious species, at times reaching out and exploring with eyes wide with innocense and at other times galloping headlong into the unknown, sometimes deriving dubious benefit from the journey and at other times pushing the wellspring of human experience to dizzying new heights -- and depths.

Often, critics and nay-sayers intone odd phrases like "curiousity killed the cat" in their efforts to halt or slow what they see as inevitable bad ideas on the horizon, while enthusiasts oft cry words of encouragement and bravado like "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" or cryptic pseudo-wisdom like the sage "a journey of discovery begins with the first step" or "one must spread his wings in order to fly."

Somewhere in the middle, the folks generally regarded as old stodgy grandparents of caution interject terms and tidbits like "walk before you run" and "every time one door closes, another opens" -- the latter is perhaps intended to encourage the more zealous to look around instead of alighting upon the closed doors with plastique and battering rams.