Why is federal government attempting to influence the election?
You know, like in fascist states?
Today in a Washington Post chat, Dana Milbank revealed that – in “a serious violation of their duty” – the Secret Service is now preventing the press from interviewing attendees at McCain-Palin rallies:
I have to say the Secret Service is in dangerous territory here. In cooperation with the Palin campaign, they’ve started preventing reporters from leaving the press section to interview people in the crowd. This is a serious violation of their duty – protecting the protectee – and gets into assisting with the political aspirations of the candidate. It also often makes it impossible for reporters to get into the crowd to question the people who say vulgar things. So they prevent reporters from getting near the people doing the shouting, then claim it’s unfounded because the reporters can’t get close enough to identify the person.</em>
Well, nobody really wants to hear the words of the knuckledraggers anyway- but we should have the option to ignore the droolers on our own.
But voter suppression? Now that ain’t cool:
This is outrageous.
The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election.
A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press. A second senior law enforcement official says the FBI was looking at results of recent raids on ACORN offices in several states for any evidence of a coordinated national scam.
This is a federally-backed effort to suppress the legal votes of minorities and the lower class. Bottom line.</em>
By any means necessary, huh?