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Know this has been out there, but until today... I hadn't seen it.

So, I pass it along... so you can pass it along.

This is the GOP's View of the 2012 Elections (and Citizens United) explained in 38 Seconds of deeply unfortunate honesty.

Paul Weyrich (co-founder of ALEC) with Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings...




If you just want the words...

"How many of our Christians have what I call the Goo Goo syndrome... Good Government.  They want everybody to vote.  I don't want everybody to vote.  Elections are not won by a majority of people--they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now.  As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections, quite candidly, goes up as the voting populace goes down."
Emphasis is mine.
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