Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Virginia Republican? I swear!

So if you are a Republican in Virginia and you want to vote in the primaries, you must take an oath and swear to vote for a Republican.

Are you watching Iraqis? Are you watching democracy the new American way? Are you seeing how we do free and open elections?

Hell of an example the state of Virginia Republicans are setting for the world to see. Are they that desperate or are they that insane? Don’t they see how this looks?

(complete story here)


Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Yikes, sounds as if they're trying to get some new converts, ya know, the sheeple types. I'm sure there will be plenty who would follow through on this little exercise, willingly while waving the flag, or something or another!

Grrrrr! ; (

November 28, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

It's called desperation PoP. The thing is it is not enforceable under Virginia election law. It is just an attempt at intimidation of those that don't know the law.
Pretty ugly regardless.

November 28, 2007 3:01 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

How freaking sad is this. In the unlikely case that Dems had done this, can you imagine the outcry?

Wow, astounding.

Talk about control freaks. It can't be enforced, but what a message it sends!

November 28, 2007 3:37 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

I would have to say that are both desperate and insane. What the measure of each is I don't have any idea but as long as they lose, and the democrats get some general issue spines after 2008 I'll be happy.

November 28, 2007 4:25 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

An oath? Do Repubs know what that means?

Bush took an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States".

They are just words, it's not like they have any meaning (to them).

November 28, 2007 4:32 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

It's has become quite obvious that we aren't any better that anybody else in the world when it comes to elections.
Ours are just as rigged as anybody's.

November 28, 2007 4:46 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

One brick at a time.

November 28, 2007 5:12 AM  
Blogger DCup said...

What Randal said.

Will they get sort of tattoo on their wrist when they take that oath? Like in the Harry Potter books....the death know, the mark of the GOP?

November 28, 2007 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

This vow should be treated like the promises we'll hear during the campaign. Made, but not made to be kept.

November 28, 2007 5:45 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

And this after teh rethugglikkins totally meddled with the Ned Lamont primary...

November 28, 2007 5:50 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

Well, it IS their primary. Anybody who doesn't want to sign can just vote in the Democratic Primary.

November 28, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

I'd swear and then vote for the Dem just because... how dare they! Besides, what are they going to do, check your vote and void it if you don't do what they say?

What a bunch of yahoos. I hate republicans and I'm not even American.

November 28, 2007 6:30 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Just a reminder: Intra-party politics was never designed to be democratic and as far as I know, it never has been.

However, I still recommend you keep a shotgun handy.

November 28, 2007 6:48 AM  
Blogger Matt-Man said...

I'm surprised that in addition to the oath they arent required to "adopt" an embryonic stem cell. Cheers!!

November 28, 2007 7:32 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Who are they swearing an oath to? Dick Cheney? It's so idiotic that I'm actually glad they did it. It gives us all a nice look into the depth of their insanity. Chilling and weird.

November 28, 2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

How are they supposed to know who you voted for? Don't they have secret ballots in Virginia?

November 28, 2007 8:04 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Idiots. And no, they don't "see how this looks," because they don't see reality, PoP. Otherwise, they'd prolly all commit hari-kari for what their party has done to our country.

November 28, 2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger annie said...

More grist for the mill... and people wonder where sweeping generalizations comes from! Sheesh.

November 28, 2007 8:15 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

All I have is WTF?

That is crazy!

November 28, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger TheCultureGhost said...

Drag it out into the light of day and laugh. Humor is best way to go after these morons-they have no defense against it.

November 28, 2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

"The only thing we have to fear is.... ummm, well, heh heh, the only thing we have to fear is, errr, ummm, our constituency voting for the opposition. Yeah, that's it. That's how we strengthen our resolve to work for corporate interests... err, the people. The work of the people. Watch democracy in action." – anonymous Republican consultant.

You know, the good thing you can say about this is that Americans always find a work-around... we can find loopholes in swiss cheese.


Now watch this drive.

November 28, 2007 10:22 AM  
Blogger URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

This is craziness. I hope people aren't buying into it.

November 28, 2007 11:28 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

I read this somewhere this morning. I am friggen stunned at this continuing crap. What the hell is next? I hope it friggen backfires on them along with everything else.

November 28, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger ThomasLB said...

That tactic will turn away the moderates and leave the extremists with the reins to the party. That should hurt Giuliani and help Thompson.

November 28, 2007 3:57 PM  
Blogger fairlane said...

I took an oath to no longer read about any Wingnut related activities.

Fucking dumbasses.

The "voters" who go along are the real travesty.

Wingnuts are the "Real Americans?"

Thank God I'm from another planet.

November 28, 2007 4:02 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

This way they would know exactly how many more add ons they would need to push the Republican vote over the top.

November 28, 2007 4:04 PM  
Blogger annie said...

Fairlane~I like your latest profile pick.

November 28, 2007 4:12 PM  
Blogger antipop said...

any one stil believe in democracy?
it does not exist. not anywhere. not in america, not in the vatican, no where. so go figure!

about taking the oath, u can ask clinton what he did with his marriage and state oaths.

November 28, 2007 8:28 PM  
Blogger WeezieLou said...

this is actually more historically frightening than anything so far done. the nazi SS had to swear personal fealty to hitler himself, not to germany. this is a semi-replication - to swear a (democratic) oath to a specific component of an organization.

November 29, 2007 1:41 AM  
Blogger ZILLA said...

Fascist idiots!

November 29, 2007 7:48 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Great minds, PoP. I think I understand what they are up to. In Virginia, party members can vote in each others' primaries. I think the GOPers want to influence the Democratic primary, while discouraging Democrats from influencing theirs.

December 01, 2007 2:58 PM  

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