Monday, April 02, 2007

Monday's Krugman

The title says it all: "Distract and Disenfranchise". After watching Bush get into office and then seeing what he's done (and undone) since he's been there, I've reached the conclusion that, since the Republicans really have nothing good to offer the vast majority of Americans, the only way they can get into office (and possibly stay there) is by deceiving people about what they're up to ("Clear Skies" anyone? Invading Iraq for what?) while at the same time going about disenfranchising those who would surely vote against them.

Remember that disenfranchisement in the form of the 2000 Florida “felon purge,” which struck many legitimate voters from the rolls, put Mr. Bush in the White House in the first place. And disenfranchisement seems to be what much of the politicization of the Justice Department was about. . . .

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