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?

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bmaz Pete Rose has a point https://t.co/UCRPDf2POk
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bmaz @DavidPurdum @WALLACHLEGAL @Norm_Clarke The man has a point.
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bmaz RT @ggreenwald: To belittle Sanders, Dem pundits insisted Primary Season head-to-head polls are worthless. They've now overnight declared t…
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bmaz @DLind @radleybalko @LilianaSegura Yes, been saying it for a while!
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bmaz RT @DLind: @bmaz @radleybalko @LilianaSegura sorry did somebody say IIRIRA https://t.co/p8lrxJGm3N
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bmaz @OKnox Packers too.....Do it for Nibbles!
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bmaz RT @LilianaSegura: "I suspect that there have may well been innocent people who were executed" after AEDPA, a former WH lawyer told me. htt…
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bmaz RT @radleybalko: Tired of people excusing Clinton's crime policy as "well-meaning." It was cynical and crassly political. See AEDPA: https…
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bmaz @radleybalko @LilianaSegura Thank you! I've been saying this since the "no real effect" BS memes started coming out. PLRA PRWORA IIRIRA too!
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bmaz @joshgerstein Now, if only competent attorneys were taking the depos.
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bmaz RT @joshgerstein: Judge OKs depositions of Clinton aides, State Dept officials in email-seeking #FOIA suit https://t.co/NgWUlkfSRl
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bmaz There is absolutely nothing AZ Legislature won't do to screw poor people+students in order to give tax cuts to corps https://t.co/qWIrhJ1L5N
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