READER COMMENTS ON
"RNC's Vote-Obstructing Phone-Jamming Head of NE Regional '04 Campaign Heads to Trial..."
(7 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2005 @ 1:10 am PT...
The neoCons and neoConvicts have infiltrated and hijacked the republican party. It is going to cost the republicans if they do not eject the neoCons.
I think this case would not be any surprise to the public in general. That is, even if the MSM carried the story.
The sexy story at this time is the pre-war intelligence and Libby criminal trial ... so this story may not be covered like it should.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2005 @ 1:16 am PT...
I question the legality of using political contributions, which are gathered under the guise of being used to elect a candidate, for the legal defense of a private individual.
This would seem to be an improper diversion of funds.
The RNC is evidently doing that (link here). This has the fingerprints of a neoCon operation within the republican party.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2005 @ 3:06 am PT...
Strongly agree with Dredd on "this story may not be covered like it should" and respectfully submit that 6 or 7 BRAD BLOG readers --- the ones with functional printers --- might consider lending a hand to the effort to make sure that doesn't happen.
I have two Whispering Campaign links for you this time: the first from Brad's post above; the second from the TPM post he linked to.
GOP Voting Obstruction Case Bound for Trial by Brad Friedman
Election-Tampering Pure And Simple by Joshua Micah Marshall
Short sharp shocks to the system: Single-page, large-font excerpts all set up for you to print, copy and distribute very casually and quietly, leaving copies in public places for others to read and hopefully to pass along... to others who will pass them on again ... and so on...
BTW for those who haven't visited The Whispering Campaign recently:
The archives have finally been organized --- somewhat --- by topic, and the elections-related material is now here:
"What's Wrong With Our Elections?".
And to those who have visited recently:
Thanks for your support!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2005 @ 8:37 am PT...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 11/13/2005 @ 8:38 am PT...
Hell, Brownie's still on the payroll at FEMA, at 150K per annum.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 11/14/2005 @ 2:50 am PT...
If the guy is convicted, expect a pardon and a promotion.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
Robert Lockwood Mills
said on 11/14/2005 @ 5:42 am PT...
Daily updates on Tobin's trial will be helpful here, because we can't count on the New York Times or other mainstream papers to cover it. Predictions:
If Fox Network covers it, the focus will be on whether the prosecutor is a partisan Democrat or not (a spokesman for Tom DeLay will be quoted as saying he is). Scottie McClellan will refuse to comment on an ongong case. Ken Mehlmann will say the courts are tying to criminalize politics. And the same right-wingers on Capitol Hill who say judges shouldn't legislate from the bench will go after this judge for sticking to the current law.