The Republicans continue to reach out to the African American community. And by “reach out,” I mean “disenfranchise.”
In a private phone conversation that was secretly recorded, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, told state Republican leaders last week about his plan to send “voter integrity” squads to four predominately African American neighborhoods of Chicago “where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat.”
Kirk’s campaign confirmed the candidate was secretly taped last week as he was talking about his anti-voter fraud effort. [...]
Hmm. “Voter integrity squads” sent into African American communities by a white Republican candidate during an election. That can’t possibly turn out well.
By the way, remember in 2000 and 2004 when we were accused by the Republicans of wearing our tinfoil hats a little too tightly? Good times.