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  •  I don't think (none)
    anyone is really going to fall for this.  This is so crude that I doubt anyone who is mentally competent enough to show up at the polls would believe it.  It also reads like the crude racist flyers that get left on windshields.

    In fact, it would be more likely to fire up African-Americans to get out the vote than it would to suppress the vote.  A quick reminder that some political parties still don't think they are human beings.

    I think that anyone fooled by this would be outweighed by African-Americans outraged by this kind of crap and show up when they might not.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident . . .

    by LeftCoastTimm on Thu Oct 28, 2004 at 05:32:24 PM PDT

    •  i'm not worried (none)
      i'm from milwaukee. the biggest fear of white suburban republicans is that black metro milwaukee voters will tip the city--and maybe the state-- to kerry.

      the black community in milwaukee is very sophisticated. i can just imagine the laughter this flyer would illicit. don't underestimate urban milwaukeeans!

      sadly though, milwaukee it is the most segregated and bigoted city i ever lived in. now i live in madison. what a turnout for kerry and the boss today!

      •  YES (none)
        I agree completely.  Being a white, suburban democrat, I'm counting on the city of Milwaukee to tip the scale and pull the state through.  

        The only thing this will end up doing in the Milwaukee area (if it's even that widely circulated at all)is anger people in the black community and push them to further GOTV - something that is already happening in record numbers in the area.

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