Squaring the Culture

"...and I will make justice the plumb line, and righteousness the level;
then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
and the waters will overflow the secret place."
Isaiah 28:17

01/11/2008 (11:41 am)

Sawing the Limb Where They're Sitting

Remember Diebold Dementia? It’s BAAAAAAAAAACK…

Only, this time, it’s pointed at Democrats.

Starting around the 2004 elections, nutroots began screeching about electronic voting machines being used to steal elections. Never mind that there are zero recorded instances of this ever being carried out. Never mind that actual, documented voter frauds seem always to come from the Left. No. BusHitler is stealing the elections. We know because… um… the President of the company who makes the machines is a Republican! Yes! We’ve proved it!

Well, they’re at it again. The blog site “Cadillac Tight” published the first collection, and then a number of major right-wing blogs jumped on the bandwagon.

I like Texas Rainmaker the best:

The news really isn’t that the nutroots are again blaming electoral defeat on conspiracy theories… but that they’re highlighting the fact that Democrats are out there trying to commit election fraud today. Quite the admission.

And now, responding to the flurry of Diebold Delusions, Dennis Kucinich has requested a recount.

I’ve already said that I think it’s possible the ballot box got stuffed somehow, so I’m glad of the investigation attention. Ms. Clinton received almost 10% more votes than polls predicted, while every other poll prediction was accurate. But.. Diebold? I’m more inclined to think “Clinton,” since frauds just keep coming up surrounding Clinton campaigns. But that’s just my Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy membership talking…

Update: This remarkably sane liberal posits reasons to believe Diebold had nothing to do with it. What has me scratching my head is his or her insistence on paper ballots. Paper ballots can’t be created fraudulently? He’s never heard of stuffing the ballot box? I’m sorry, but turning Luddite doesn’t solve the corruption problem.

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