Republicans fuming about failing to take the country back are promoting another fake narrative to validate their election-night denial of reality by further discrediting President Barack Obama's legitimacy.
Four years ago, Obama was a laughable community organizer, and worse, a foreign-born Muslim Kenyan Socialist with a phony birth certificate and no birthright to civic participation like those held by real Americans like Michelle Bachmann or Donald Trump or Rick (Oops) Perry or Grover Norquist to run for President or play kingmaker.
Now he's a swindler like Arnold Rothstein - - the fixer of the 1919 World Series - - sitting atop a national vote-stealing conspiracy covering small towns and big cities in suburbs in northern and southern states.
In Virginia, listen to the Republican Attorney General:
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told a radio host he completely agreed with her assertion that investigations are needed to determine why President Obama lost “every one” of the states with photo identification requirements for voting, yet won re-election. Cuccinelli, who has lost most of the major legal cases he has brought since taking office in 2010, told the host she was “preaching to the choir.”In Maine, the suspect voters were black.
Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities, this time claiming that groups of unknown black people showed up in some rural towns to vote on Election Day.Wisconsin GOP congressman and high-profile bad loser Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, was smart enough to say "urban" instead of black, but the message was the same.
Though in Wisconsin, the fraudmesiter with data is GOP State Sen. Glenn Grothman, the pride of West Bend:
...Senator Grothman says that he believes it's possible if not probable that 200,000 people committed voter fraud in Wisconsin this year.The last Republican to put a number to voter fraud in Wisconsin was national GOP chairman Reince Priebus - - the same guy who helped steer Romney/Ryan on to the rocks - - and PolitiFact rated his claim "false." Five months later, an unrepentant Priebus was right back at it.
Footnote: the Madison-based liberal-leaning mainstream radio program on which conservative Grothman made his remarks has been cancelled. So much for fair and balanced radio.
Further footnote: there is a call for an investigation into Grothman's statement.
Final footnote: Here's more of what should be investigated:
A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines and caused some to abandon voting altogether was intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters, former GOP officials and current GOP consultants have told The Palm Beach Post.There's some real voter fraud for you - - with state power driving the scheme.