Marie Cocco

Cocco Forgets How Dems Always Scream About Voter Fraud When They Lose

Marie Cocco is one of those writers who is so filled with hatred for Bush - and Republicans in general - that she is unable to write any column that isn't filled with some sort of invective. This also blinds her to the facts most times, and her recent column (published with pleasure in the Fish Wrapper) on voter fraud is a prime example.

Here is an example from the column that illustrates my point.

The operative phrase is ``election fraud,'' though in Republican parlance it is usually called ``voter fraud.'' Republicans claim, loudly and regularly, that an army of ineligible voters -- illegal immigrants, convicted felons, dead people -- has been invading American polling places, diminishing the value of honest voters' sacred ballots. They make the charge in states where the administration of elections is highly competent, and in states where it is grossly incompetent. It is, of course, leveled solely against Democrats and their supporters.

The charges are almost invariably debunked -- by courts, by prosecutors, by state elections officials and by local newspapers that probe beyond partisan screeching and get down to the facts.

Teaser: 

Marie Cocco is one of those writers who is so filled with hatred for Bush - and Republicans in general - that she is unable to write any column that isn't filled with some sort of invective. This also blinds her to the facts most times, and her recent column (published with pleasure in the Fish Wrapper) on voter fraud is a prime example.

Here is an example from the column that illustrates my point.

The operative phrase is ``election fraud,'' though in Republican parlance it is usually called ``voter fraud.'' Republicans claim, loudly and regularly, that an army of ineligible voters -- illegal immigrants, convicted felons, dead people -- has been invading American polling places, diminishing the value of honest voters' sacred ballots. They make the charge in states where the administration of elections is highly competent, and in states where it is grossly incompetent. It is, of course, leveled solely against Democrats and their supporters.

The charges are almost invariably debunked -- by courts, by prosecutors, by state elections officials and by local newspapers that probe beyond partisan screeching and get down to the facts.

MSM Continues Negative War Propaganda

In it's continuing quest to publish as much liberal drivel as possible, the Fish Wrapper continues to publish as many liberal Bush haters as possible. Today's liberal blather is provided by Marie Cocco. In her column entitled Taking Stock of Lessons Learned (renamed to "Lessons to be learned from our blunder in Iraq" by the DFW), Ms. Cocco trots out all of the typical liberal talking points about the war.

The Iraq invasion was a political choice, not a necessity of national security. If we were befuddled, or scared out of our wits by the Bush administration's rhetoric about weapons of mass destruction and its false linkage of Iraq with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our suspicions should have been aroused by White House hucksterism: ``From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August,'' White House chief of staff Andrew Card said in explaining why the president waited until the fall of 2002 -- on the eve of the midterm congressional elections -- to begin selling us the faulty Iraq product.

Teaser: 

In it's continuing quest to publish as much liberal drivel as possible, the Fish Wrapper continues to publish as many liberal Bush haters as possible. Today's liberal blather is provided by Marie Cocco. In her column entitled Taking Stock of Lessons Learned (renamed to "Lessons to be learned from our blunder in Iraq" by the DFW), Ms. Cocco trots out all of the typical liberal talking points about the war.

The Iraq invasion was a political choice, not a necessity of national security. If we were befuddled, or scared out of our wits by the Bush administration's rhetoric about weapons of mass destruction and its false linkage of Iraq with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, our suspicions should have been aroused by White House hucksterism: ``From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August,'' White House chief of staff Andrew Card said in explaining why the president waited until the fall of 2002 -- on the eve of the midterm congressional elections -- to begin selling us the faulty Iraq product.

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