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Friday, April 20, 2012

The National Center for Public Policy Research — the New ALEC

Cut off the ALEC head of the Hydra monster and a new head pops up.  The National Center for Public Policy Research will be carrying on with ALEC’s tireless crusade of making sure low income people, swarthy minorities and the elderly will NOT be allowed to vote.

Just as a cockroach will scamper away when the lights are turned on, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has discontinued its ongoing campaign to disenfranchise millions of voters.  After too much publicity and scrutiny, ALEC has scurried back into the woodwork.  For now.

But not to fear.  The ultra-rightwing National Center for Public Policy Research has formed a Voter Identification Task Force to continue ALEC’s dedicated efforts toward “promoting measures to enhance integrity in voting.”

Again, that’s “promoting measures to enhance integrity in voting.”  And that takes care of our Euphemism of the Week contest.  No more calls, we have a winner!

The Grand Wizard of the National Center for Public Policy Research, David Almasi, said:

“The fact that ALEC is no longer going to be offering the services it did got us interested in doing something.  We obviously can’t do everything ALEC did, but we can do something to make sure the issue doesn’t go away.”

Vice Grand Wizard Amy Ridenour said:

“We’re putting the left on notice: you take out a conservative program operating in one area, we’ll kick it up a notch somewhere else.  You will not win. We outnumber you and we outthink you, and when you kick up a fuss you inspire us to victory.  Corporate CEOs who cower in the face of liberal boycott threats need to understand that the left never gives up.  If these corporations do not reverse course and immediately grow enough of a backbone to say no when the left tells them what to do, conservatives may as well consider them part of the organized left. It doesn’t matter if corporate executives have free-market sentiments hidden deep inside them if they continually surrender to the left’s Trotskyite strategy of making relentless demand after demand in public.”

All righty then.  For what it’s worth, the National Center for Public Policy Research was closely tied to the Jack Abramoff / Tom DeLay scandals.  So according to these nimrods’ “reasoning,” it’s perfectly OK when our government is for sale to the highest bidder — as long as we can keep them Nigras and po’ people out of the voting booth.

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Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

We need to find ourselves a big frigging gecko. They eat roaches.

April 20, 2012 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

"Again, that’s “promoting measures to enhance integrity in voting.” And that takes care of our Euphemism of the Week contest. No more calls, we have a winner!"

That's excellent, LOL.

This development comes as no surprise. The right-wing noise machine has lots of hard core movement conservatives making lucrative careers for themselves in corporate- and fat-cat funded operations like ALEC and NCPPR.

We have to keep turning on the lights.

April 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

NCPPR? What an awful acronym. They aren't getting one dime from me.

April 21, 2012 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

ALEC is hoping this will all blow away and the attention of millions of Americans will get distracted enough for them to come back. This is all PR for these guys till we forget about them, make no mistake about that.

April 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. C: I'd feel sorry for any gecko that ate those contaminated roaches.

SW: Thanks. Yup, we've gotta keep those lights shining.

Randal: If you can't say "ncppr" in one smooth syllable, you have to give them money.

Jess: Unfortunately, with America's collective attention span being what it is, ALEC might get their wish.

April 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it is August 1 and the trial is underway to determine the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's Voter ID law. Huffpost articles scream over and over there is no voter fraud, or neglible. I guess everyone forgot civics and history class in Jr. High. The books were filled with examples of voting shenanigans. Does that mean it was the majority? Enough to change the election? I honestly don't know. But considering what is at stake with elections, I can't accept blindly there is NO voter fraud either.

August 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM  

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