A Non-Partisan Anti-Obama Group Secretly Run By Republicans? I’m Shocked!on September 13, 2012 at 11:33 am
Remember that “non-partisan” military coalition that was opposing the Obama administration’s efforts to reinstate Ohio’s early voting for everyone instead of just military voters? They were sold, repeatedly, to the media as strictly neutral and not anti-Obama at all. And, of course, the media, always desperate for neutrality, ate it right up.
Somehow, though, it still turned out to be run by Republican operatives! Via MSNBC:
As Lean Forward reported Tuesday, the military coalition, described in news reports as non-partisan, was organized by Michael Morley, a Republican lawyer and political operative who’s behind several similar efforts to intervene in voting cases in swing states, always to the benefit of the GOP. Morley has not responded to numerous requests for comment.
The coalition’s new brief (pdf), filed Monday in support of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, uses rhetoric that appears more suited to a campaign press release than a legal document. “[I]nstead of boldly fighting to defend the constitutional rights of the men and women who serve under his command and risk their lives at his order,” it charges, “the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces is allowing his campaign to undermine the rights of military voters for his own partisan advantage.”
Indeed, that language echoes political attacks made by Mitt Romney and Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel. Romney’s campaign last month accused Obama of seeking to “undermine” military voting rights, and Mandel claimed Obama was “trying to suppress the military vote.”
Will the GOP catch any grief for their duplicity? Nope! And that’s why they get away with being the most corrupt and dishonest political party in living history.