Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is really pitiful. Republicans are in such a panic over the possibility that they will lose another senate seat when the legally-mandated recount in Minnesota is completed, they are doing everything they can to taint the results before the process even begins. The desperate moves began the day after the election when Norm Coleman declared himself the winner and laughably suggested that Al Franken forego any recount, and now, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has set up a website for "keeping a watchful eye" on the recount.
And their idea of keeping a close eye on the race? By posting deep thoughts from various conservative blogs, and deranged, fact-free opinion pieces. For example, there's a post from Power Line, that attempts to smear Minnesota's Secretary of State by using scary words like MoveOn, George Soros, and San Francisco, and some serious stupidity from Redstate's Erick Erickson, where he gives two reasons why the entire process is suspect, never mind that one of his claims has been completely debunked, and the other just a flat-out lie.
This is the kind of garbage the NRSC is relying on to preemptively call the recount results into question. And given the all-out blitz of false charges, innuendo, and disinformation the Republicans have been peddling, it's clear that they don't think Norm Coleman's 206 vote lead is going to hold up.