Downplaying the possibility of vote rigging on Tuesday surprises me. Yet, in many quarters it’s given a shrug as possible but not likely. Perhaps I’m a cynic. I think I’m a realist. Of course politicians cheat the system when they can. It’s practically in their DNA. Of course Obama will cheat in Ohio if he can. The Chicago Machine is built on corruption. Dead people voting is just another tactic. Would Romney’s team cheat given the chance? I don’t know. It doesn’t seem like he’s the type, but certainly there are plenty of Republicans who can, have, and will again. Does any reasonable person actually believe Bush got more votes in Florida than Gore? He didn’t. So they stopped counting. Deal done. Case closed.
Can a reasonable person look at the pathologies of Obama’s team and supporters and not presume that cheating is on the agenda? Of course, they’ll cheat. Cheating should be considered an assumption, not a possibility, with Obama’s team.
Obama’s feigned high-handed disgust with the idea that anyone in his White House would lie about the Benghazi attack is the perfect window into how they operate. Pretty much everyone lied in Obama’s White House. He knows this. So Obama self righteously feigns horror at the accusation that anyone lied. That’s how the game is played. How DARE you accuse me of ______!
Why have we heard so much about GOP voter suppression? It’s cover in case they need to cheat. This is not remarkable or even sneaky. It’s obvious. The best defense is a well planned, in your face, offense.
Neither side may need to cheat, of course. But the possibility is high, not low, that it will occur. 2000 was a massive cheat, done in public. We watched it happen. And it worked. What would stop if from occurring again? In fact, it would be easier this time. Media collusion takes care of most of the blow back. Much of the television media wants one candidate to win so badly they’ve thrown off any semblance of balance. I’ll not be surprised if MSNBC calls the election after the first Maine precinct is in. Chris Matthews will tell everyone in Colorado to stay home…it’s over. That’s what they did in 2008 with Clinton. If she lost a primary it was over for her. If she won a primary it was over for her. And if any votes are contested this time the shock troops will be out in force, egged on by television talking heads “reporting” the news of Obama’s sure win and sore loser Romney.
If this happens it ought not surprise anyone who’s paying attention. Lordy, we’re talking about politicians here, Chicago politicians, and a feeble, controlled media. These people lie and cheat like the rest of us breath…with unthinking ease. It’s far less delusional to assume they’ll cheat and be surprised if they don’t.