Thursday, May 31, 2012

Randi Rhodes: Voter Purge

Florida Governor Rick Scott is systematically trying to purge voters who might vote Democratic. Rick, Florida voters already elected you—just how dumb do you need them to be? Actually, Rick Scott has been purging potential Democratic voters from Florida for years—by making Florida so nightmarish to live in that anyone with progressive views will move away.

Mitt Romney is touting a constitutional requirement that the president of the United States has to have spent at least three years working in business. Under such restrictions, Dwight Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt would not be eligible to be president... but Tony Soprano would be. Mitt thinks that his experience throwing people out of work and raiding pension funds makes him more fit to be president than Eisenhower’s experience leading the Allied forces over the Nazis in World War II. I don’t think Eisenhower could have beaten Hitler with a leveraged buyout.

Between Rick Scott’s voter purge and Mitt Romney’s business experience requirement, you can see where we’re headed—a world where only conservatives can vote, and where only businessmen run.

Mitt is lying about President Obama’s stimulus program. How can you tell? Because Mitt Romney is talking about President Obama’s stimulus program. A new Romney ad tries to portray the stimulus program as crony capitalism. Of over $800 billion in stimulus money handed out, only about one one-thousandth of one percent has been found to be fraudulent. You can tell the stimulus program wasn’t administered by Republicans. For Republicans, any program that has a fraud level that low isn’t worth administering.

The billionaire GOP mega-donors are getting annoyed at the attention being paid to them. What is this country coming to when a handful of billionaires can’t buy an election without some pesky do-gooders asking questions? Idaho billionaire Frank VanderSloot says his privacy has been invaded. It would be more accurate to say that his plans have been exposed. It’s not against the law to point out what the billionaires are doing... yet.

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