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Voter intimidating billboard in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2012
A billboard in Milwaukee in 2010.
After an outstanding job of detective work, Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now and theGrio revealed Monday that funding to buy voter-intimidating ads on 85 billboards in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came from the Einhorn Family Foundation, run by patriarch Steve Einhorn. It is not known whether the foundation also paid for 60 of similarly toxic billboards in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. Einhorn and his wife, Nancy, contributed $25,000 to defeat the recall campaign against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among other Republican causes.

The billboards depicted a judge's gavel and the text "Voter Fraud is a felony—up to 3 1/2 years and a $10,000 fine.” Citizen advocates objected to the billboard ads because they were placed almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods with obvious voter-suppressing intent. Activists, including One Wisconsin Now, tried to get billboard-owner Clear Channel Outdoor Advertising to say who had purchased the ads. But the company said funding had come from an anonymous donor, something it claimed was against company policy for political ads.

Initially, however, Clear Channel refused to take ads off billboards, claiming it was just a saleman's fault. But after weeks of pressure it reversed course and began taking the ads down, offering as its excuse that the donors still did not want to be publicly identified. And why would they? The damage had already been done.

One Wisconsin Now and theGrio decided to keep looking into the identity of the funder. When they announced their findings, Daniel Bice, who writes the No Quarter Blog at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, picked up the news and got a statement out of the Einhorn Family Foundation:

"Stephen and Nancy Einhorn placed these billboards as a public service because voter fraud—whether by Republicans or Democrats—undermines our democratic process," said the Einhorns' statement, which was released by the Chicago public relations firm Culloton Strategies.

"By reminding people of the possible consequences of illegal voting, we hope to help the upcoming election be decided by legally registered voters."

To which Ross replied:
"Perhaps their Chicago public relations firm could answer why the Einhorns only felt it was necessary to target legal voters in minority communities, and why they didn’t feel the need to do this 'public service' throughout communities across Wisconsin where a majority of the residents are white," Ross asked in his email. "Or put their name on it, rather than hiding behind the cowardly veil of anonymity."
Just guessing here that Ross doesn't really expect any answers to those questions.

The report by theGrio and Ross's group contains some important background that goes well beyond the obscure Einhorn Family Foundation. It received some of its own funding from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Family Foundation. That organization, as detailed in a Journal Sentinel investigation, has plunked down half-a-billion dollars since 2001 to fund a flotilla of right-wing groups.

Ross says the billboards are just another piece in extensive efforts to spread the kind of tea-party politics we've seen in Wisconsin across the nation. Those efforts aren't ad hoc, he says, but tied to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus, who used to be chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party:

“When voter suppression allegations have surfaced in Wisconsin for the past decade, the name Reince Priebus has always been close behind,” Ross told theGrio. In 2010, Priebus was cited by name, in an aborted voter caging plot targeting minorities and college students involving the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Americans for Prosperity and Wisconsin’s Tea Party leaders, including documents that referenced ‘billboards’ as part of the scheme multiple times.”

“In 2002, the Wisconsin state Elections Board enacted new guidelines for poll-watchers in response to a Priebus-led racially-charged voter intimidation scheme in Milwaukee,” Ross continued. “In 2008, Priebus’ Republican Party of Wisconsin sent out an email recruiting volunteers for alleged ‘inner city’ voter intimidation in Milwaukee.

As ought to be obvious by now, these guys are engaged in the long war. Whatever the issue—from abortion to voter suppression—they view defeats as merely temporary setbacks that spur them to seek out new paths to victory. While their agenda is despicable, we should learn from and emulate their relentlessness.


mollyjb has a discussion of the subject here.

Originally posted to Meteor Blades on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 02:47 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Their intimidation is our incentive. nt (11+ / 0-)

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 02:51:58 PM PDT

      •  You should give some context for this: (4+ / 0-)
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        TKO333, Misterdave75, leonard145b, thomask

        At least one copy of this billboard was put up in South Dallas.  DaMN story:

        South Dallas billboard invokes Martin Luther King Jr. to encourage Republican votes

        [photo caption] “This is consistent with what I consider a troubling trend in this election: race- baiting,” Michael Sorrell, a politcal analyst and president of Dallas’ Paul Quinn College, said of the billboard on Martin Luther King Boulevard.  

        By TOM BENNING
        The Dallas Morning News
        Staff Writer
        Published: 30 October 2012 10:38 PM

        It’s the latest billboard put up by Claver Kamau-Imani and the Raging Elephants, a Houston-based political action committee that’s encouraging more minority voters to join the GOP.

        Kamau-Imani said the advertising campaign, which also includes automated phone calls and TV commercials, is an effort to convince black voters that the Republican Party more closely aligns with their interests and beliefs.

        “The use of Dr. King, of course, deals with the fact that he may be the most iconic African-American figure in the world,” said Kamau-Imani, who’s also purchased billboards in Houston and Austin. “It may inspire some African-American voters to re-examine the historical context of the Democratic and Republican parties.”

        In other news from Dallas County, Texas:

        Dallas County Democrats closing gap in early voting, a sign of another sweep

        After the first week of early voting, Dallas County Democrats seem poised for a fourth straight sweep of Republicans.

        That means likely victories for SheriffLupe Valdezover RepublicanKurt Launiusand wins for judicial posts and tax assessor.

        Go read the whole thing.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:59:27 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Evil rich people undermine the democratic process (14+ / 0-)

    That's why the hid. They were doing evil. Agreed, we need to be more persistent than them. The evil are winning the long term.

    Tipped & recced

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 02:56:17 PM PDT

    •  Bradley Foundation (6+ / 0-)

      ... was one of four big funders of the Right Wing Noise Machine, identified by David Brock in his book of that title.  The Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, and a lot of other now-familiar names were not among those funders, IIRC, so the effort of plutocrats to buy our democracy has only expanded over time.

      Could the DOJ go after the Einhorns for this, I wonder?  Surely there are laws about voter suppression efforts that could apply to the Einhorns, not to mention these True the Vote creeps and their funders.  It'd be nice to see a lot of gazillionaires caught up in criminal conspiracy investigations, although I realize that's about as likely as single payer.

      For the love of money is the root of all evil; and while some have coveted after it, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)

      by Dallasdoc on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:43:39 AM PDT

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      •  The Bradley Foundation flies under the radar (7+ / 0-)

        but you are correct.  They are one of, if not the biggest, right wing funding groups.  They are behind the money behind many of the large right wing front groups like the Heritage Foundation and ALEC.  Harry Bradley was one of the orginal founders of the John Birtch Society.

        Bradley supports the organizations and individuals that promote the deregulation of business, the rollback of virtually all social welfare programs, and the privatization of government services. As a result, the list of Bradley grant recipients reads like a Who's Who of the U.S. Right ... Heritage Foundation ... Madison Center for Educational Affairs ... American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, literary home for such racist authors as Charles Murray (The Bell Curve) and Dinesh D'Souza (The End of Racism), former conservative officeholders Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Jack Kemp and William J. Bennett, and arch-conservative jurists Robert H. Bork and Antonin Scalia...

        They are a hugely influential organization that seems to operate in the dark.

  •  Einhorn's Waukesha billboards? How many? (4+ / 0-)
  •  OLB got to these POS racist billboards (21+ / 0-)

    just before they came down:

    In the suburbs, we have "Fire Obama" billboards. In the city, we have voter suppression billboards. I am so sick of this I could scream.

  •  Al Sharpton just mentioned this on MSNBC (11+ / 0-)

    Way to go Blades, I love that this site scoops the media every time. And, that we at least have one station that listens.
    Personally, I think the best reason for raising taxes on the rich is so they don't try to buy our government. Because the more breaks they get the more they want and demand.

  •  For those who question the intent of these (7+ / 0-)

    billboards, two maps from the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights.

    by ManfromMiddletown on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 03:56:31 PM PDT

  •  Is this family related to this nut? (0+ / 0-)

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:39:06 AM PDT

  •  Milwaukee native here (2+ / 0-)
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    badscience, DSPS owl

    That exact billboard was up a few blocks from my apartment in 2008 as well. They were everywhere.

  •  Fortunately, it's not very effective. (1+ / 0-)
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    Very few people are sitting home right now plotting to commit voter fraud.  I realize that's not the problem, but still.

    Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

    by Boundegar on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:43:12 AM PDT

    •  It gets people on the fringes. (4+ / 0-)
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      sethtriggs, Vatexia, a2nite, DSPS owl

      People who don't know the law. People who are tired of being hassled by establishment and government. People who fear harassment at the polls.

      True the Vote and the Republican party have incorrect poll watcher training guidelines that state anyone convicted of a felony can't vote in WI. NOT true. But people don't want to be hassled and put their lives and families at risk.

      When you're hassled daily because of your skin color, this kind of thing is part of the landscape of oppression, and it is effective.

  •  And Harry Bradley founded the John Birch Society (5+ / 0-)

    along with the Koch Brothes' father.  Racist nuts who were thrown out of the Conservative movement by William F Buckley for being too extreme.  Until the Cheney/Rove era where any freak with bucks is considered an ally.

    We're gonna beat the crap out of them by GOTV-ing all week long!

  •  As the GOP's base (7+ / 0-)

    becomes whiter, older, and more male, the GOP is going to continue to have a focus on voter suppression. It makes sense, tactically (though it is against modern American values and is diabolical). In order to combat this, we have to get elected. The more Dem governors, presidents, Congresses, etc., the more we will have sympathetic judges, and the less these GOP tactics will work. The same goes for campaign finance regulations. We just have to win, there is really no other way.

  •  Despicable, but predictable, behavior from that (4+ / 0-)
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    hooper, cactusgal, graywolf1948, Vatexia

    crowd. The only thing I note here is that they can suppress some amount of our vote with these tactics, but we have time and demographics on our side. Conservative election victories are predicated on rounding up the white male geezer vote, and with every passing year the grim reaper is suppressing that voter turnout...

    (By the way, I'm an over-60 white guy, so I think I can say something like this.)

    I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Blue Knight on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:45:06 AM PDT

  •  I'd add "Way to Go Scott Ross" (3+ / 0-)
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    verdeo, North Central, scribeboy

    and One Wisconsin Now.  They have been behind many of the uncovered GOP illegal tactics in this state. Ross is the Badger that latches on and doesn't let go.

  •  Amen to that (2+ / 0-)
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    Blue Knight, DSPS owl
    As ought to be obvious by now, these guys are engaged in the long war. Whatever the issue—from abortion to voter suppression—they view defeats as merely temporary setbacks that spur them to seek out new paths to victory. While their agenda is despicable, we should learn from and emulate their relentlessness.
    I cannot count how many diaries over the years have told us of the impending death and destruction of the Republican party. They're never correct, and I don't expect them to be for a good many years yet. These guys never quit, ever. They're still fighting battles that most of us feel were settled many decades ago.
    I don't admire their tactics or goals, but I have to respect their tenacity.
  •  Isn't a foundation a way to shelter (2+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick, a2nite

    money from taxes?  

    Is this "foundation" allowed to engage in political activity?
    Just wondering.

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:50:00 AM PDT

  •  This should show you how well (0+ / 0-)

    the economic machine is working for the wealthiest Americans. A quarter century ago, no one dared dreamed to spend their own money on stuff like this.

    "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

    by CFAmick on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:50:10 AM PDT

  •  Someone should alert the AP: (5+ / 0-)

    Associated Press
    Published: 30 October 2012 11:31 PM
    RelatedMIAMI — With a week to go until Election Day, the nasty campaign tactics are coming out
    . . .
    In addition to those cases, garish billboards warning that voter fraud is a crime punishable by jail time and fines were put up in minority neighborhoods in Ohio and Wisconsin. They were recently taken down amid complaints they were aimed at intimidating black and Latino voters. The people behind the billboards have not come forward.

    “It’s hard to believe that these were just public service announcements,” Marshall said. “Those neighborhoods were specifically targeted.”

    Commenter's bolding.

    Gee, maybe the AP could dig a little deeper and talk about the Einhorn Family Foundation.

    Or not...

    I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

    by tom 47 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:51:07 AM PDT

  •  DO keep in mind (4+ / 0-)

    that Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital.  Guess who makes money off these billboards?

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by ActivistGuy on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:54:14 AM PDT

  •  Culloton Strategies Fun Fact: George Ryan's spox (1+ / 0-)
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    Culloton Strategies is run by convicted former Republican Gov. George Ryan's old spokesman, Dennis Culloton.

  •  What actual pieces of crap (4+ / 0-)
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    Joe B, OleHippieChick, rasfrome, cybersaur

    these people are.

     Is there nothing they won't do?

    "If it were up to me, I'd take away the guns."--Cheryl Wheeler

    by lyvwyr101 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:01:35 AM PDT

    •  No there isn't (3+ / 0-)

      They could kill for their tax cuts.

      Conservatism = greed, hate, fear and ignorance

      by Joe B on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:11:07 AM PDT

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    •  Also give thanks to (0+ / 0-)

      the lazy and conservative 2009-10 Democratic-run Wisconsin legislature, which (among other things) couldn't bring itself to repeal the state's parolee/probationer disenfranchisement statutes.

      There were two or three people sentenced to jail terms around a year in length for unwittingly violating the law in the 2008 elections in 2009/10.  It was a travesty publicized in the national press but it seems the Wisconsin legislature had a lot better things to do than concern itself with the jailing of people who had committed the crime of voting they innocently thought they were legally eligible to do.

      Everywhere elected Democrats do not repeal these crap laws when they get the opportunity Republicans invariably use them to insult, harass, and diminish Democratic voters and turnout.  All these 'voter ID' laws are largely constructed on a theory that there are known felons who it is vital to prevent from voting.

  •  Did a 2nd grader design those billboards? (3+ / 0-)
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    ActivistGuy, OleHippieChick, hoof32

    Not only are those billboards vile, but they look extremely cheap and tacky, too.  Looks like someone got a ten year-old copy of photoshop and some 200dpi photos and went to town.

    "Hey, boss?  These photos look like crap when you blow them up to the size of a billboa..."

    "Shut up and get back to work, mister art school prima donna!"  

    "But boss... do you really Want To Capitalize Each Word In The Caption for no reason?"

    "Yes, mister grammar nazi!  Now BACK TO WORK or no leftover pizza for you!"

    "Should I even bother to center the words in the word balloon?"

    "THAT'S IT!  You're fired!  Little Timmy, get in here!"  

  •  Parents, this is what happens when you name (1+ / 0-)
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    your son Reince Priebus. Next time, give him a nice Republican name like Joe Niedopytalski, fer crissakes!

  •  Remember the Landmark Legal Foundation? (2+ / 0-)
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    verdeo, OleHippieChick

    They were a big part of the vast right wing conspiracy during the Clinton administration.

    The March 18, 1996 issue of The Nation revealed that LLF received funding from the same source mentioned above--The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation--that provided free legal representation to RTC investigator Jean Lewis as well as retained Kenneth Starr on various matters.

    Some background at the time:

    [from the Back to Business home page]

    The Landmark Legal Foundation

    The Landmark Legal Foundation is a right-wing legal organization which  receives much of its funding from conservative causes. Landmark represents RTC investigator L. Jean Lewis, advised Paula Jones, filed ethics  complaints against Gingrich-accuser Democratic Whip David Bonoir,  supported Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court and defended Ed  Meese in the Iran/Contra scandal.

    Mark Levin, Meese's former chief of  staff, is currently the head of legal policy at Landmark. Mr. Levin is a  frequent contributor to the Washington Times' editorial page. Well-known  conservative activist Clint Bolick (himself a Clarence Thomas protege)  headed Landmark's legal policy division until 1991.

    Landmark is Funded by Right-wing Organizations

       * $450,000 from foundations controlled by Richard M Scaife from 1988-93. Richard Scaife is heir to the Melon fortune and through his three Pennsylvania-based private foundations -- the Carthage, Sarah Mellon Scaife and Allegheny Foundations -- has funded several parts of Newt Gingrich's empire and organizations promoting theories about the death of Vince Foster. Scaife, himself, is publisher of a newspaper that employs Chris Ruddy, a reporter who is a key purveyor of conspiracy theories regarding Foster.
       * $25,000 from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation in 1990. Koch  is the conservative Kansas oil millionaire who (with his brother David-- the 1988 Libertarian party vice-presidential nominee) helped found the Cato Institute and several other right- wing organizations. Koch Industries is the largest privately- held oil company in the United
         States. Foundation Center records; New York Times, 10/31/91; Los Angeles Times, 11/28/92; National Journal, 5/16/92

    Landmark Filed Ethics Complaints Against Gingrich Accusers

       * Landmark has focused on ethics charges against Democrats who have questioned Newt Gingrich's ethics. Mark Levin, the head of legal  policy, and Landmark have filed two ethics complaints -- both quickly dismissed -- against Democratic Whip David Bonior and have sharply criticized Representative Pat Schroeder and Bonior for their ethics  allegations against Newt Gingrich.
         Washington Times, 5/19/95, 3/3/95

    One last note, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, was started by Harry Bradley of the Allen-Bradley Company. Pick up any issue  of the John Birch Society magazine American Opinion from 1963 and you are likely to  find a full-page ad for Allen-Bradley, one of the very few advertisers to associate themselves with that rag. But Harry Bradley was a big Bircher and his foundation carries the torch to the new generation.
  •  It's not 3 years and a $10K fine (0+ / 0-)

    Otherwise, Ann Coulter would be broke and off our radar.

    What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes... Life is too strong for you-- It takes life to love Life

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:11:48 AM PDT

  •  Emulate their relentlessness? (1+ / 0-)
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    If, you mean to take steps to address what is being done by GOP operatives that is or should be illegal and prosecutable, then, yes.

    The Democratic Party should work to make tougher election laws that would regularize election safeguards and really penalize voter suppression efforts. It can be difficult to prove intent in cases like this -- even when there are more specific, false claims about voter ID, one would have the defense of mistaken belief -- but, it's worth the effort to criminalize it. Some might choose to pay fines rather than pay lawyers, or choose to save their money in the first place.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:16:35 AM PDT

    •  I believe it means more (1+ / 0-)
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      Meteor Blades

      A national (federal) election law that guarantees certain uniform standards in casting and counting ballots is past due.  Woe that the Democrats of 1965 didn't think to use their opportunity to fundamentally overhaul our election laws with the Voting Rights Act, but they probably pushed for as much as they could get at the time, and so here we are.  

      Democrats will never beat Republicans until they actually emulate Republican tactics — that is, actively work to destroy their opposition.  Democrats ought to have an easier time with this, given all the work Republicans are doing to destroy themselves.  But Democrats, it seems, are hell-bent on "playing nice", sharing rather than seizing power.

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:30:58 AM PDT

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  •  Mission Statement Dogwhistles (0+ / 0-)
    Our mission is to support that which we value in order to achieve results that would not be possible without our contribution.We will focus our efforts on activities that we believe have the best chance of success to achieve these values.

    We recognize the critical role that education plays in preparing the next generation to succeed. We will devote our resources to promoting excellence in education so that our children will develop self-confidence, accept individual responsibility, think effectively, and have the ability to communicate with others. Reading, writing, speaking standard English, mathematics and critical thinking will receive priority.

    We believe that the arts are an important enriching factor in our community and that they require support. Therefore our foundation will assist the arts organizations in Milwaukee to fulfill their missions of bringing culture and beauty to our city.

    We value our freedom and will endeavor to use the resources of our foundation to promote causes that will "secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity".

    Einhorn Family Foundation Mission

    Einhorn Family Foundation promotes anti-Democratic voter suppression. WHY?

    I ♥ President Barack Hussein Obama.
    Four more good years.

    by OleHippieChick on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:17:23 AM PDT

  •  When I saw the billboards (1+ / 0-)
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    sprouting like mushrooms on Milwaukee's north side, my first thought was Bradley Foundation. So it's the Einhorns. No difference really--it's a small cast of evil like-minded clowns with deep pockets.

    I drove from Milwaukee to Madison last week and saw about 14 kooky outlandish Teabagger signs.

  •  These Voter Fraud billboards are a waste of money. (1+ / 0-)
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    I can't imagine any US citizen not voting because of these signs - just as signs saying auto theft is a crime would not discourage drivers.  

    I prefer to see the other side wasting their money on ineffective ads rather than seeing them spend on effective adds.  The more they waste the better.

    When you see the other side doing counter-productive activities for their cause, you don't want to discourage them.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 08:02:20 AM PDT

    •  How do you know? POC are harassed non-stop (3+ / 0-)
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      we are afraid of the law because we go to jail more than melanin deprived persons. This is one way to intimidate and discourage people from not voting. Like saying there will be police at the polls to serve outstanding warrants, or telling people that the election is on Wed. Nov 7, or that you can vote by phone. Lot's of dirty tricks out there that can and od work.  

      Our people don't know our rights because we haven't learned since voting is still new to us, 1-2 generations of voting since the voting rights act. Thank goodness for black talk radio and many black churches are GOTV. POC are barely citizens (on ppurpose),  and what advantage is it to vote when we don't get anything out of it personally.

      I vote because I know that the R's are agents of evil and my material and extential enemy. Not everyone feels that way.

      The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

      by a2nite on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:18:16 AM PDT

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      •  I have not seen news reports of citizens who (0+ / 0-)

        are hesitating to vote due to concern they will be incorrectly arrested for voter fraud.  I think this is as rare as the actual voter fraud the right rants about - essentially nonexistent.

        If these voter fraud billboards came down, they would be replaced with other Republican ads that would be more effective than these voter fraud ads.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:45:54 AM PDT

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        •  I think you are mistaken about how... (0+ / 0-)

          ...many people of color and low income people used to be pushed around by the dominant forces in our society react. Some, of course, fight back. But many don't want any added hassle to their lives and they see as potentially adding one even though they have every right to vote. Judging reactions by a purely legalistic approach instead of a psychological one too often winds up missing the mark.

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 04:28:53 PM PDT

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  •  Is it the same in Cleveland OH? nt (0+ / 0-)

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:05:28 AM PDT

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    Mr Stagger Lee, rasfrome

    Sorry, had to be done.  H/T to Ace Ventura fans.

    •  Einhorn is Scumbag ... & surprise the scumbag is (0+ / 0-)

      a hedgefund mgr worried about not being able to raid california teachers pension funds anymore.

      how about get a job Einhorn

      what lincoln said

      by rasfrome on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 11:41:29 AM PDT

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    •  What is that, a Robert Ludlum allusion? (0+ / 0-)

      Ideology is when you have the answers before you know the questions.
      It is what grows into empty spaces where intelligence has died.

      by Alden on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 01:46:05 PM PDT

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  •  you gotta love (1+ / 0-)
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    those flag waving cons, they love america and what it can do for them but they hate most of the citizens that inhabit america.

  •  Ever Wonder What A 1%er Looks Like? (2+ / 0-)
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    rasfrome, Meteor Blades

    Ever want to see a picture of a person in the 1% willing to destroy America?

    It is important to see pictures of these criminals.

    I think it is also important for them to know that we know what their pictures look like.

    That we can identify them.

    They think they can hide behind their wealth.

    They can't.

    They need to be as infamously known as much as they are famously known.

    Daniel Einhorn with his father, Stephen Einhorn

    The Republican Party is Simply a Coalition of Greed and Hate

    by kerplunk on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:32:06 AM PDT

  •  email or call their offices! (0+ / 0-)

    Everyone, email or call their offices and boycott them.

  •  The solution is counter intimidation. (0+ / 0-)

    You need a group that "presents itself well".  For some reason, young Black men in suits and ties intimidate the hell out of these bigots.  

    Well dressed young people of color with knowledge and facts and lawyers intimidating the intimidators.

    Sounds like a job for the Nation of Islam.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:37:31 PM PDT

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