That excellent American Prospect article that Cole references below got me thinking about just how Republicans plan to get what they’re going to need to win, something like 70% of the male vote in November. It’s a ridiculous, unattainable bar to get that kind of percentage voting for any of the Clown Car Kids. The plan has to be to get as many of them as possible to vote against President Obama and the Democrats, then. As I mentioned Wednesday over at ABL’s place:
It will not be long now until we descend past 2008′s nadir of Obama Waffles and 2010′s witch doctor with a bone through the nose and hit actual use of ni-CLANG. It’s only March, people. We’ll get there by Memorial Day at this rate.
I still believe that, which is why the millisecond Romney wraps this tragedy of a primary season up (yes, still convinced Romney will prevail) the sewage will flow like nothing you’ve ever seen before. And Romney and the SuperPACs will have one goal in mind: to basically get every voting-eligible white male into a booth and cast a vote against President Obama, the Democrats, and anyone who isn’t a voting-eligible white male.
2008 was nothing compared to what’s coming once R-money’s Pretty Hate Machine is fully operational. The side effect of how soul-destroyingly horrid the attacks will be is to try to depress everyone else into not voting at all. Only by lowering the turnout to the worst levels ever seen in modern election history will Romney be able to win. It’s the only shot he’s got, and everyone knows it at this point.
All he has to do is draw a near-permanent chalk outline around the sprawled body politic. Not taking anything for granted myself, not with Citizens United in play. Neither should you. We need to get out there.