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View Diary: Paul Weyrich wanted fewer people to vote for a simple reason: When more do, Republicans lose (73 comments)

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  •  "Stop them from voting and we win." (0+ / 0-)

    That's not what Paul said.

    He didn't want to use public moneys to encourage voting. Certainly didn't want conservative organizations to encourage participation by minorities.

    "Stop them" is a whole different ball game.

    •  That's not what Paul said. (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, mkor7

      If you truly think for one second that Weyrich was not 100% in favor of doing whatever was necessary to keep Democratic voting down—up to and including all of the voter suppression measures in use today—you're remarkably naive.

      •  Paul Weyrich was not a criminal. (0+ / 0-)

        Not anti-democratic.

        Not a fanatic.

        What he did do was to bring the anti-abortion voters into the Republican Party by the millions. And specifically to increase their voting percentage up above any other voter block.

        I shared lunch with him dozens of times. He never lied. He never hid what he thought. Unique guy for Cap Hill. and that's probebly why very wealthy people -- Joseph Coors and the Waltons -- were happy to give him their money.

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