Here’s the meme developed at the True the Vote national summit in Houston this past weekend.
The Obama administration and an army of political operatives it controls are colluding to steal the 2012 election, and the only thing that might stop them is conservative poll watchers and lawyers willing to defend liberty in November.
This is remarkably clever. It pre-de-legitimizes a second Obama presidency, because if he wins he will have won by fraud. The stolen election will serve the same purpose as President Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate.
The event in Houston was largely ignored by the press, except for ghetto media: reporters and bloggers who are part of the movement they are covering. The only main-stream reporter at the event was Joe Holley from The Houston Chronicle.
That’s not to say it wasn’t newsworthy.
True the Vote is a project of the King Street Patriots, a Houston Tea Party group. A year ago, 80 people attended True the Vote's summit. This year, 300 activists from 34 states paid $200 plus the cost of lodging to hear from speakers who are familiar to anyone following the national debate over voter ID laws:
John Fund, the Wall Street Journal columnist and author of books about stolen elections; Heritage Foundation Fellow Hans von Spakovsky, a George W. Bush appointee to the DOJ and Fund’s co-author; Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch; “Citizen journalist” James O’Keefe, who purported to wear a pimp costume (he didn’t) into Acorn offices in 2009 and later did impersonate a telephone company technician to get access to Senator Mary Landrieu’s U.S. Senate office.
Speakers at the event had defined roles.
True the Vote’s hometown staff focused on the basics of civic engagement: read the election code; cultivate relationships with state representatives; locate and use public information that in many states is online, familiarize yourself with precinct poll workers, etc.
The fly-ins fueled the crowd’s fear of election theft and vilified the Democrats who will do the stealing.
Christian Adams long angry riff was typical.
Adams resigned from the voting-rights division of the Justice Department because it refused to prosecute the New Black Panther Party for an incident at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.
What the DOJ declined to prosecute was two black radicals (one carrying a nightstick) standing outside a polling place and shouting insults at white people. No voter claimed to have been intimidated. There were no reports of New Black Panthers at other polling places in the city, or anywhere. The two men left when police arrived and didn’t return. Adams claims the Obama DOJ’s failure to bring criminal charges against the two men is proof of racist anti-white bias in the department. He has written a book making his case, which he sells at events where he is brought in as a speaker.
Adams warned the True the Voters about what's comming.
“The people who will oppose what you are doing are liars and destroyers. They will lie about you and what you do.… They are an alphabet soup of Soros-funded radicals: the ACLU, Maldef, the LCCR [Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights], LULAC, Demos, the Advancement Project, Project Vote.
“Stop negotiating with them. They do not share your values. They are corrupt destroyers.”
If people paid $200 to hear the rant of the angry white man, they went home satisfied.
Tom Fitton: The Obama administration has decided to deport only illegal aliens who have committed a crime, allowing millions to stay in the country because Obama needs “the illegal alien vote.” And: Obama is encouraging registration in state and federal offices because he wants to “register a food stamp army to vote for him.”
John Fund: “Because elections are important [to Democrats holding public office who are not qualified to work in the public sector] they will steal elections.” And: “You have a civil right not to have your election stolen by illegal aliens…”
A million poll watchers, putting their bodies on the line to stop illegal aliens, a food stamp army, and indolent Democratic Congressmen who will be panhandling for change if they lose their elections.
This could get ugly, or uglier if this crowd gets its hands on Jean Raspail’s The Camp of the Saints.