Thursday, June 07, 2007

Do they have to spell it out for us?

What will it take to wrest our country back from these neocon thugs? John Amato of Crooks and Liars explains who Weyrich is:

Paul Weyrich, father of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority and various other groups tells his flock that he doesn’t want people to vote. That’s why the GOP is obsessed with voter fraud—only they want to disenfranchise voters because as Weyrich said back in the ’80’s…the more voters there are—the less of a chance the wingers have in any election.
Then he quotes him:

Weyrich: “Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.

You can't get any more clear than that.

3 comments:

whig said...

On that account, I would truly encourage Republicans to stay home and not vote.

mapaghimagsik said...

Democracy is a terrible thing, I guess.

Man, we've really lost it when this is what we think government is all about. Its not representation, its about power.

ellroon said...

Republicans vote in fear, Democrats vote in tolerance.

And whig, with the lineup they have right now, I bet a lot will be staying home on election day.