Friday, July 27, 2012

Kay Steiger — Former FL GOP chair says ‘right-wing crazies’ want to suppress black vote

Former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer testified in a lawsuit filed against his former party that “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” wanted to suppress the black vote through Voter ID and tactics like current state Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter rolls, according to reporting in the the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday.
“I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting. It had been one of those days,” he testified in the 630-page affidavit that spans two days of deposition about a fundraising meeting with party general counsel Jason Gonzalez, political consultant Jim Rimes and Eric Eikenberg, Crist’s chief of staff. Rimes denies the discussion concerned voter suppression to the Times, and Eikenberg did nto return the paper’s phone calls.
Greer claimed that the 2010 criminal fraud charges filed against him and other Republicans were part of internal party power scheming designed to push out him and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, among others.
Read it at Raw Story
Former FL GOP chair says ‘right-wing crazies’ want to suppress black vote
Kay Steiger

Hey, all's fair in love, war and politics, right?


Trixie said...

While I eagerly wait (still 2 hours away) for the opening ceremony of the Olympics to start, anyone want to let me know how they went?

Anyone know how to get a live stream outside of going through NBC?

Clonal said...

Trixie try

Trixie said...

Thanks Clonal, I will check it out.

I am so frustrated with NBC's coverage. They utterly destroyed any positive experience I may have had during the opening ceremony.

And then they spend the day live tweeting results of events that they WON'T LET ME WATCH unless I have a cable subscription. This is war NBC, this is war. And? AND? When it begins NONE of you will know about it until primetime.