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How to Steal an Election (Again)

By Larry Dorshkind

 November 05, 2012 "Information Clearing House" -

Operations Plan:

1 – Step 1A: You, Mitt Romney, make millions of dollars by buying troubled companies, increasing their debt and then allowing them to go bankrupt, all with the result of reaping millions of dollars (and parking your plundered earnings in offshore tax havens) (http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/matt-taibbi-reveals-how-romney-made-his-fortune-it-aint-pretty-and-he-shouldnt-be).
 

2 – Step 1B: You, Mitt Romney, make millions of dollars by buying trouble companies and then closing them and shipping their jobs overseas (and parking your plundered earnings in offshore tax havens) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/romneys-bain-capital-invested-in-companies-that-moved-jobs-overseas/2012/06/21/gJQAsD9ptV_story.html).
 

3 – Step 1C: You, Mitt Romney, attempt an effort to make millions of dollars by teaming up with a Chinese company (Haier Group) to purchase an American company (Maytag), with the result of attempting to send those jobs to China (the effort failed). (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=amvfWt5_l3z8&refer=asia).
 

4 – Step 1D: You invest in companies (Stream International and Modus Media) to assist American companies to outsource technical support services, thus shafting jobs in the United States (http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_20920958).
 

5 – Step 1E: You increase your earnings by taking advantage of tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/04/fact-check-tax-break-for-shipping-jobs-overseas/) and “sticking it” to the middle class who have to make up for lost governmental revenue.
 

6 – Step 2: You hide the possibility that you, Mitt Romney, as the Republican nominee for President, are a felon for not paying US taxes on foreign earnings (hidden in a Swiss bank account before a whistleblower blew the whistle on some of those accounts) by not reporting your tax returns prior to 2009. Review of those tax returns would indicate whether or not you took part in the IRS forgiveness program of 2009, thus proving you violated the laws of the US and were a felon. (http://middleclasspoliticaleconomist.blogspot.com/2012/07/is-noose-closing-around-romneys-tax.html).

7 – Step 3A: You obtain potential votes from uninformed voters by changing your positions at any moment in time and then changing your positions again and again (you are well known as being a “flip flopper” and “Mr. Etch-A-Sketch”). Of course, obtaining the maximum number of potential voters is required to get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operation Plan (indicated below).

8 – Step 3B – You hide the fact that you are a pathological liar by lying at the Republican National Convention, lying at the Presidential Debates, and lying throughout your Presidential campaign. (http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/08/mitt-romney-616-lies-in-33-weeks/; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32719.htm; http://truth-out.org/news/item/11943-at-last-nights-debate-romney-told-27-myths-in-38-minutes); http://truth-out.org/news/item/11983-gingrich-admits-romney-wasnt-honest-about-tax-plan-during-debate; http://cleantechnica.com/2012/10/04/debunking-romneys-90-billion-lie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29; http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2012104110/its-been-one-week-debate-how-many-lies-has-romney-told; http://hinterlandgazette.com/tag/mitt-romney-lied-under-oath-stemberg-divorce-case; etc., etc., etc.). This is required to get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operations Plan (indicated below).

9 – Step 3C – You hide the fact that you were a Bishop in a church (some Christians call it a “cult”) (http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/Mormons.html) that was “founded on deception and continues to build upon that deception and can be interpreted as a religious Ponzi scheme and swindle” (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32806.htm; http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/11/02/how-mormon-doctrine-shapes-romneys-world-view/) and ‘has little respect for women” (http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/30/an-ex-mormon-woman-looks-back-at-the-church/). You take advantage of the fact that Christian Fundamentalists will hold their noses and vote for a Mormon in order to get rid of “the black guy” in the Oval Office with the result you will get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operations Plan (indicated below).

10 – Step 3D: You hide the fact that several Catholic bishops (speaking on behalf of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops) stated that the proposed Ryan budget “fails a basic moral test” (http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2012/08/paul-ryan-bishops-not-in-accord-on-budget/), and the “Nuns on the Bus” stated “it does not adequately provide for the care of the poor and the vulnerable” (http://www.newoxfordreview.org/note.jsp?print=1&did=1012-notes-moment).

11 – Step 4A – You hide the fact that you and the Republican Party exist to serve the oligarchs, plutocrats and corporate masters against the needs and wishes of the 99% (http://archive.truthout.org/bill-moyers-money-fights-hard-and-it-fights-dirty64766?print; http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/13542). This failure to communicate is required to get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operations Plan (indicated below).

12 – Step 4B – You hide the fact that you and the Republican Party are against women’s right to “choose”, have access to health services, use contraception, define rape, and a enjoy a myriad of other women’s rights. This failure to communicate is required to get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operations Plan (indicated below).

13 – Step 4C – You hide the fact that you and the Republican Party do not want to terminate Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthy.

14 – Step 4D – You hide the fact that you and the Republican Party do not want the wealthy to pay their fair share of supporting the commons, including raising taxes on the wealthy which includes federal income taxes, capital gains taxes, dividends, estate taxes and Hedge Fund and Private Equity “carried interest” tax exclusions.

15 – Step 4E- You hide the fact that you wish to privatize Social Security as a way for the Financial Elite to plunder this Fund. This failure to communicate is required to get your poll numbers within the margin of error in order to safely carry out the final step of your Operations Plan (indicated below).

16 – Step 4F- You hide the fact that you wish to “voucherize” Medicare as a way to reduce recipients’ earned benefits in order to plunder Medicare by adding administration costs and profits for the benefit of private health care companies.

17 – Step 4D – You hide the fact that you and the Republican Party are war mongers and want to keep the Global Empire going, no matter the cost.

Final Steps:

18 – Step 5A – Now that you, Mitt Romney, have plundered your way to make hundreds of millions of dollars (if not a billion) and have offshored thousands of jobs, have hid your true agenda from the “low information” voters and have been running for President for six years, it is time to buy a voting machine company, and you do so.

19 - Step 5B – You, your wife, your son and your brother are owners of a Private Equity Fund (named Solamere) which, invests in H.I.G. Capital, which, in turn, holds majority share in Hart Intercivic, the nation’s third-largest voting machine company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in many states, including swing state Ohio, on November 7. Since H.I.G. holds three seats out of the five Board seats of Hart Intercivic, and two of these Board members are major Romney fundraisers, and a third of H.I.G.’s leadership worked at Bain Capital, you are in pretty good shape. But, to ensure control and access, you made it your mission to have invested $10 million in this Private Equity Fund that is majority shareholder of Hart Intercivic. So far, so good. (http://truth-out.org/news/item/12204-does-the-romney-family-now-own-your-e-vote)

20 – Step 5C – Now that you have controlling ownership of Hart Intercivic, you, Mitt Romney, inventory what jurisdictions Hart Intercivic will count the votes for, and you come up with 17.7 million registered voters in 370 jurisdictions. Great! Lo and behold, one jurisdiction is Hamilton County, Ohio, which includes Cincinnati, a hotly contested battleground city which may determine whether the Democrats or the Republicans earn Ohio’s electoral votes. Sweet, if you are the one counting the votes! (http://truth-out.org/news/item/12130-will-hig-owned-e-voting-machines-give-romney-the-white-house)

21 – Step 5D – By serendipity (of course), Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted just had “experimental” (uncertified and untested) software patches installed on vote counting tabulators in 39 Ohio counties! Couldn’t be better! (http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4742; http://www.freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4768)

22 – Step 5D – Game over???!!! Guess who will be celebrating.

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