Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bradley's Bilious, Big Brother Billboards

The conservative pundit and wordsmith George Will goes after President Obama in a nationally-syndicated piece in which Obama or his administration is accused of  "condescension" to voters, or is "bilious" and "discordant" in tone, among other negatives.

I am a long-time reader of Will's. I enjoy his writing even if I disagree with it.

But the confluence of his column today with disclosures about voter suppression efforts in Milwaukee lead me to this observation:

A tone that is bilious and discordant, and which condescended voters, were front-and-center in those jarring, Big Brotheresque billboards that were displayed in predominantly-minority neighborhoods in the 2010 and 2012 and warned against voter fraud.

And which were posted with the financial help of the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, as has been documented.

As a Bradley Foundation board member, Will could direct his ire towards the foundation's discordant flyer into urban voting.

1 comment:

gnarlytrombone said...

These corporate civics "courses" and voting "recommendations" are the pinnicle of condecension (as well as creepy authoritarian verbiage). And let's not forget Ron Johnson's pledge to "re-educate" America.