Friday, November 16, 2012

dozens and dozens of them

This wonderful story, which I picked up at Americablog, reminds me of a funny line in the movie "L.A. Story," where a young girl looking up at the night sky says, "Oooh, look at all the stars -- there must be dozens of them."

And now it seems the head honcho of Maine's Republican Party is convinced there was wholesale voter fraud in his state in the recent election, because of the enormous numbers of black people who appeared out of nowhere on election day, voted for Obama, then vanished without a trace.

“In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day,” Charlie Webster said. “Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in (these) towns knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out.”

Apparently Mr. Charlie never read Ellison's "Invisible Man."

Maine's black population is about 16,000 out of 1.3 million, so there really aren't many of them. What few there are seem to be invisible to Charlie Webster and the state's dozens of Republicans, who are convinced Democrats took the trouble to bus in dozens of blacks in an attempt to steal Maine's four electoral votes.

Memo to Republicans: They really don't like you. I realize you don't understand why, so here are just a few hints: Obamaphones, welfare fraud, T-bones and Cadillacs, the prison system, the death penalty.

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