GOP: If You Can’t Disenfranchise Brown People at the FEC, Disenfranchise Them by Vote-Caging

I’m not surprised that the RNC is hiring former insta-US Attorney and expert vote cager Tim Griffin.

Indicating what lies ahead is the McCain campaign’s plan to bring in Tim Griffin, a protege of Karl Rove, who is a leading practitioner of opposition research — digging up derogatory information about opponents. Although final arrangements have not been pinned down, Griffin would work at the Republican National Committee, as he did in Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign.

I’m rather more struck by the timing.

Griffin’s return comes just days after Mark McKinnon, who refused to use smear tactics to campaign against Obama, stepped down.

More alarming still, it comes just days after Hans von Spakovsky, whom Bush had selected to be the FEC’s expert in disenfranchising brown people, gave up his bid for that position.

I guess the Republicans felt they couldn’t run this year without having somebody in charge of disenfranchising brown people.

All of which leaves me wondering. If Tim Griffin helps McCain win the Presidency using the same methods he did in 2000 and 2004, how will President McCain reward him? Will he try to illegally fire Justice Souter and replace him with Tim Griffin?

Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Reddit0Share on Facebook0Google+0Email to someone

20 Responses to GOP: If You Can’t Disenfranchise Brown People at the FEC, Disenfranchise Them by Vote-Caging

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
Emptywheel Twitterverse
JimWhiteGNV @armandodkos That. And there's excitement whenever rapist quarterbacks fall hopelessly behind in games.
JimWhiteGNV Yes!!!!
bmaz @Steplor @ggreenwald @hsmoghul @Ali_Gharib @RBrulin @stamp Not sure how relevant it was here, but it was worthwhile to see that piece again.
bmaz @Steplor @ggreenwald @hsmoghul @Ali_Gharib @RBrulin @stamp Well, I do appreciate it in that I like+respect Exum+McCants quite a bit.
emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Btw, struck that both DOD GC Preston & Panetta recently described as citing revenge for their choices @CIA. @RyanJSuto
emptywheel RT @NEPD_Loyko: The #Patriots INACTIVE list could win the NFC East.
emptywheel @AllThingsHLS @RyanJSuto Well, OBL succeeded in accomplishing most of his interim policy goals. Faisal Shahzad, mad abt drones, not so much
bmaz @Steplor @ggreenwald @hsmoghul @Ali_Gharib @RBrulin @stamp Yeah, golly, thanks, that was super helpful. Or, you know, not so much whatsoever
bmaz Doink! Shanked extra point, but hat's off to Cam Palmer, the Cardinals new running QB.
bmaz Sorry, that was a clean hit by the 49ers on Carson Palmer. I'll take it, but it was total bullshit.
emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Einstein, the guy who got us thinking about relativity? That made you want to come up w/theory of terrorism?
emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Not sure how you can distinguish. Unless it is considered belief of career FBI guy punishment doesn't change behavior?
May 2008
« Apr   Jun »