It's Election Stealing Season
Even in Texas we can smell the acrid bitterness and mildewed flop sweat coming from the McCain campaign.
My official Zipdrive Elevator Poll, where I ask everyone who's riding the elevator with me in my office building (with 1,000+ inhabitants)who they're voting for, it's about 50/50. That's astounding for one of the reddest states in America.
Even some of the archetypal Texas good ole' boys I've been asking have said they were leaning toward Obama. They shake their heads, look down at their boots, grumble and say, "I never thought I'd say that."
With things looking like a landslide is upon us, it's time for the GOP to start looking at their time honored tradition--ballot tampering. Machine rigging. Voter nullification. Whatever works.
That smell of acrid bitterness and mildewed sweat is starting to be mixed with the fragrance of roasting acorns.
Yeah, ACORN hired a few part-time slackers who tried to get out of doing their job of actually registering voters by filling out phony voter registration cards.
Yeah, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, aka ACORN, is unlike any other. They hired a couple of seasonal workers who turned out to be lazy and dishonest.
Now the American public runs the risk of fictitious people like Mickey Mouse, Hugh G. Rection, Anita Hahnjob, Weldon Rumproast, Chris P. Bacon, Dick Fitzer, Kitty Lidder, Frank N. Beans and others showing up at the polls to cast their vote.
Let me lay it all out for you, in case my sarcasm didn't register.
Fictitious voters will not show up to vote because they do not exist. Thus, ACORN may have been guilty of hiring some duds, but those duds' actions will not affect the outcome of this election even in the slightest.
What WILL affect the outcome is Republicans like the crook who runs Diebold pulling another stunt like they did in Ohio in 2004. No paper trail, easily hacked machines and a blatantly Republican agenda virtually handed Bush a victory in 2004.
So, what those of us who favor a fair and legal voting process have to do is ensure the landslide margin of victory is even bigger than the one polls are indicating today.
-Talk Obama up to anyone who'll listen, wherever you are.
In Texas, I just tell people I'm worried about the economy, then mention that McCain voted with Bush 90% of the time.
-Send Obama, the Democratic party or MoveOn.org some money. Imagine if everyone who blogs or reads blogs all sent $5. Every little bit helps.
-Put an Obama sticker on your car, a sign in your yard or both.
-Volunteer at a polling place.
-Write a letter to the editor and complain about ballot tampering.
-Pray. If you don't pray, visualize, send positive vibes or whatever you do to draw good things to yourself and others.
We're in a mess and this is no time to let the election be stolen from the American people.
What other ways can we act to ensure a fair election?