Friday, August 21, 2020

North Carolina Republican Party Mails Out Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Forms With Trump's Picture And Plea.


-by Noah

I always love pointing out the fact that Republicans have no sense of irony. It's just so easy and it points up the limitations of the Republican mind. But, they've really gone and maximized the irony this time. They can't apply so much as an ounce of critical thinking to anything that enters their fawlty minds, not even to the blatant appearance of their own dubious actions. This time, in the middle of trying to badmouth the very idea of absentee or mail-in voting (Same thing), as led by their Orange Fascist Messiah, the North Carolina Repug Party sent out mail-in ballot request forms (See above) which doubled as campaign pamphlets to North Carolinians. The forms were apparently designed and printed by the Trump campaign itself and come complete with a picture of their Dear Leader and a campaign "Vote for me" pitch. I'm sure other state Repug Parties will copy then and do the same. North Carolina even managed to do it at the height of the eruption over the personal efforts of Trump and his third world styled Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, to sabotage the very idea of mail-in voting.

Said Chandler Carranza a Gaston County North Carolina voter:
The irony is very thick and definitely not lost on me. Trump has been saying mail-in ballots will bring fraud to the election but absentee ballots are legit. Which is ist It can't be both ways. I laughed because if the campaign actually took information from other times they have reached out to me, they'd know I won't vote for Trump despite being a registered Republican.
Speaking of Louis DeJoy, the aforementioned Trump Postmaster Commandant is a prominent citizen of the North Carolina city of Greensboro, a town best known among republicans as the site of a particularly heinous event on 11/3/79 wherein local members of the KKK and American Nazi Party murdered 5 participants of a Death To The Klan march. Notice the date? More irony. 11/3, same day as the day that is planned for this year's election; planned as long as Herr Trump doesn't follow through on "delaying" or "postponing" it. But, the real thing of interest here is that the pro-Trump ballot request mailing happened in the very state where DeJoy Boy is a prominent billionaire repug. Coincidence? You decide, based on your own naivete. Hell, the mailing even went out before all the mailboxes were removed.

Yeah, I know. the USPS Board Of Directors "advised" DeJoy Boy to stop the removal of mailboxes and sorting machines and to restore overtime until after the election. I haven't heard anything about returning the purloined mailboxes (See my Wednesday Midnight Meme to our street corners, or reinstalling the sorting machines, have you? As usual, enough was said to fool people into thinking all would be normal at the post office. The devil is in the details.

All of this makes me wonder how long before states with Republican legislatures manage to set things up so your ballot request gets you a ballot that has only Republican choices listed? They could have a Louis DeJoy republican controlled post office handle it. Our ballots are already like that in all but party name only in so many places anyway so how long before the ballots just list one name at all? Even Russia's ballots have two candidates. You just dare not vote for anyone but Putin or your vote will be cancelled and there's a real good chance you will be "cancelled" too, real permanent like. You know that's the Trump dream and the corporate masters in this country would love to move beyond our current status quo of having two major party candidates and being able to live with either even if they do slighlty prefer one over the other. Hell, I see a future where your ballot request form or the actual ballot comes with a MAGA t-shirt and hat offer or at least a Trump autographed 8 X 10. Or, how about this: you send in your ballot request form and your family Bible and it comes back with Trump's autograph?

Lastly, Wake County North Carolina voter Taylor Alexander had this to say:
My initial reaction was that I was kind of shocked, and laughed because of the irony of it, because Trump had been tailing against mail-in voting, but here his party was, promoting it, and sending out an absentee ballot request form. I think it's ridiculous that the funding is being cut and processes are being changed in the post office. Peoples life saving medications are days late, bills aren't being paid on time, and all for what? It's rigging the election."

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At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim Jong Un should be so pleased that his dotard Vlad Jong Trump is such an avid student of how tyrants dominate their citizenry.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger bt1138 said...

It's Chapter Infinity of my old favorite:

"When they do it, it is patriotic. When you do it, it is treason and you need to be locked up or shot"

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the potential to discern irony requires a modicum of intellect.

so... wazzat say about us/US?

LOOK who I'm askin'?!?


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