They charge Democrats and our supporters are stealing the election, and sue us? That’s rich, and a classic case of misdirection, like sleight-of-hand magicians, considering McCain and the Republicans are publicly in the process of trying to prevent millions of us Democrats, poor, people of color, students, Blue-Staters, city residents, etc., from voting — AND privately, most assuredly rigging the e-voting machines or e-counting machines for good measure. These are all repeats from 2000 and 2004, and possibly ’02 and ’06 too.
Lately we’re hearing that racist voters might lie to pollsters about their willingness, or not, to vote for Obama, excusing a discrepancy between pre-election surveys and the reported results or exit polls. Is the re-surfacing of talk about this “Bradley Effect” preparing us for another stealth coup d’etat? Nevermind that there might not have even been a Bradley Effect! Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley, a Black man, ran for Governor of California in 1982, and led going into Election Day, but lost, inspiring this Bradley Effect theory. But some analysts I’ve read (I can’t locate where now) say that since both his lead and his defeat were within the polls’ margin of error, the Effect may be an illusion. So beware allegations of an Obama Effect in coming weeks before and after Election Day! It’ll be like in Ohio in ’04, when we were told that Republican voters intentionally lied to pollsters or refused to respond, producing the “glitch” that seemed to say W. carried that State’s election results, and the whole enchilada. Was John Kerry Black?!?!?!
(Reminds me of the line in The Commitments about a Dublin, Ireland, soul band: “The Irish are the Blacks of Europe. Dubliners are the Blacks of Ireland. Northsiders are the Blacks of Dublin. So say it loud: I’m Black and I’m proud!“)