now, that’s some rat fucking that nixon would have been proud of

You may have heard about it by now, but a few days ago, the Republican National Committee sent out mailers in West Virginia and Arkansas that told people how the Bible will be banned if Kerry is elected President this November, and that men will be marrying men across the country. Yesterday, the New York Times picked up the story. Here’s a quote:

The Republican Party acknowledged yesterday sending mass mailings to residents of two states warning that “liberals” seek to ban the Bible. It said the mailings were part of its effort to mobilize religious voters for President Bush.

The mailings include images of the Bible labeled “banned” and of a gay marriage proposal labeled “allowed.” A mailing to Arkansas residents warns: “This will be Arkansas if you don’t vote.” A similar mailing was sent to West Virginians.

If you didn’t believe it before, maybe you’ll believe it now — this is about winning at all costs to them. It’s not about playing fair, it’s about winning now, and then dealing with the repercussions later. They proved in 2,000 that they could bully the Democrats into stepping down, and they’ve built their entire strategy around it.

As evidence of this, see the new ad from the Flotilla of Douchebags that focuses on Kerry, “meeting with the enemy” while Americans were dying in Vietnam, with no mention of the fact that he was indeed meeting with both sides and that the occasion was the Paris Peace Talks, where he and others were attempting to craft an agreement that would bring an end to the fighting between the North and South Vietnamese.

And, while we’re on the subject of manipulating the American voters, you should probably also take a moment to consider Bush’s meeting this week with Pakistan’s President Musharraf and the fact that he just called for the nation’s strategic oil reserves to be opened. So, gas prices will be falling, and, one would suspect, the effort to find bin Laden in Pakistan will be stepped up. (Bush not only recommitted the $3 billion to Musharraf, but he also reversed policy and stopped calling for the President of Pakistan to step down as the head of the military.)

And, then there was this article in the Washington Post which catalogs all of the recent statements made by Republicans which either say that Al Qeaeda would like Kerry to win the election or that another terror attack is eminent if Kerry wins. I believe it’s the opinion of the Post, as well as my own, that it’s not a coincidence – that this is a coordinated attack, and not a series of unfortunate misstatements. (Thank you, Jim, for that link.)

So, the sum up, the Republicans are using shell organizations to insinuate that Kerry, like Jane Fonda (remember that fake photo that was being circulated earlier), was a tool of the North Vietnamese, while their leaders in Congress are insinuating at every turn the two seemingly contradictory things – 1) Al Qeaeda wants Kerry to win, and 2) that they’ll attack us in a big way if he does. Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee has begun to spread the word among the evangelicals that their Bibles will be confiscated by President Kerry, who will be too busy ensuring that hot, man on man sex will be taking place on every street corner to protect us against terrorism. And, at this same time, Bush has been bribing Musharraf to hurry up with his October surprise (bin Laden’s head on a spike), and manipulating the strategic oil reserve to force gas prices down. So, to those of you who have been content to sit on the sidelines and watch this unfold as spectators, I have to ask, “How much is too much? How much do you have to see before you decide to get off your asses and do something?”

*This post was brought to you by the good folks at Vanity Fair, who ask, “What the fuck really happened in 2,000 anyway?

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 27, 2004 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m sorry folks… there were some really great comments for this post, but they got lost in transit to the new site, and I can’t find them.

  2. Anon
    Posted September 28, 2004 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Yeeeehaawwww, get with it!! Thats the kind of provocative blogging we like to see! MM doing his best to preserve democracy in 2,004!

  3. mark
    Posted September 28, 2004 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Yes, if everyone tried just half as hard as I do, we’d be living in a fucking paradise.

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