Friday, October 20, 2006

Election Comedy

I am SO ready for this election to be over. I'm tired of getting reams of campaign flyers and recorded messages from J.D. Hayworth. Ugh. So, today I decided to go with a little election based comedy to lighten the mood.

Close your eyes and visualize this:

You're a naturalized citizen originally from Vietnam running for Congress as a Republican against a popular Democratic Representative. You're running behind, so you need to do something, quick!

Your campaign's next move: Let's try sending thousands of letters to latino Democrats telling them that if they're immigrants, they can be arrested for voting. Oooh, oooh, great idea!

Ok, voter suppression isn't exactly a new idea, and let's be honest, over the years its happened plenty, from both parties. So, the fact that these got caught is punchline enough because usually a campaign is smart enough not to get caught -- you should know enough to keep your voter suppression efforts on the DL.

Of course, the big punchline is the obvious one -- THE CANDIDATE IS A NATURALIZED CITIZEN. Ah yes, having a naturalized citizen jump on the anti-immigrant bandwagon, that's just priceless. It really is a Grand Old Party, isn't it?


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