“Disenfranchisement” added to GOP Newspeak Dictionary!

It never ceases to amaze me how adept the GOP machine is at co-opting language and torturing and twisting it to their needs and away from the actual meaning of the word.  But it’s hilarious when they get it wrong!

This time, it’s the very important word “disenfranchise.”  The context is a press release announcing the opening of the Scott Walker “Victory” Center in Waukesha. Check it out.

This event kicks off the 2012 election campaign season where we shall help defend our governor and beat back this effort to disenfranchise our votes from last November.

Wait… What?  I think I see where you’re going here.  You want people to believe that citizens voting in a recall election are somehow “disenfranchising” voters from the previous election.  Interesting theory.  By that logic, George Washington should still be President since each subsequent election was a “disenfranchisement” of the voters who voted for Washington.  Interesting political theory you have there.   Most of us would call that a dictatorship.  Or, at the very least, rule-by-corpse.

“States Rights” is built on a long, sordid history of disenfranchisement.

Disenfranchisement is what the Voter ID bill did.

Disenfranchisement is what the GOP specializes in.

Yet something else is wrong here… what is it… Hang on!  I think see what the problem is!

You’ve used the word “disenfranchise” incorrectly! 

“Votes” are not disenfranchised; voters are disenfranchised.  I mean, seriously, if you’re going to steal these words for your own nefarious purposes, at least have the intelligence to use them correctly!!!!


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