In an article today on the ThinkProgress site under Justice, Ian Millhiser has written that the RNC National Chairman, Reince Priebus, wants the Republicans to start rigging elections across the country to benefit Republicans.
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus did not simply endorse this election-rigging scheme, he indicated that it should be targeted towards consistently Democratic states where it is most likely to skew the presidential election to the GOP’s benefit:So, after losing an election by a fairly decent margin, the Republicans are going to talk about rigging the next ones to win instead, of, oh, I don't know, finding out why?Republicans are in a unique position to make headway with such a plan nationally because Wisconsin and other key states that have gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in recent elections are currently controlled by Republicans at the state level. The change would give Republicans a chance to claim some of those states’ electoral votes.“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” Priebus said of the plan to change how electoral votes are granted.Such a system “gives more local control” to the states, he argued.
Please, tell me, what is wrong with this picture?
I'll tell you anyway, I won't make you guess. Morality, or better, the lack of morality. Here's a political party whose most conservative members constantly harp about biblical morality and the lack of same in the rest of the country as being the reason it is going to hell in a handbasket, and they are now engaged in a discussion - publicly - on the best way to rig the next few Presidential elections to best ensure Republican victories.
I'd say this is the very height of hypocrisy, but damn it, that word has been too often used for these people - it is losing its punch! Better to name it for what it is - sedition. This is a deliberate attempt to undermine the rule of law, to ensure their own control over the obvious will of the American people to keep a divided government. It should be illegal to deliberately incite the undermining of the law for political gain. It should be illegal to actually do it, too.
But, that's ok. Republicans have been busy in the last four years showing the American people how they will rule once they get power, and since they have refused to take the warning of 2012 seriously, hopefully, the American people will get more serious back, and start throwing them out at the State level too in 2014.
I won't hold my breath, but dang, this is some serious stupid.