Voter Fraud is Awful, Ed Schultz Complains, Unless By Him to Stop GOP

Time for Ed Schultz to hire someone to vet what he says to make sure it doesn't embarrass him when juxtaposed with something he's previously said.

On a segment during MSNBC's "The Ed Show" last week, Schultz angrily condemned several examples of Republicans engaged in voter fraud over the last few years. (audio clip after page break)

"The voter fraud Republicans talk about," Schultz vented, citing ACORN as an example, "is imaginary. The voter fraud coming from their own party, believe me, it's the real deal."

Unfortunately for Schultz, he created the distinct impression not long ago that he's all too willing to engage in voter fraud himself.

Here's what Schultz said on his radio show in January 2010 less than a week before a special election in Massachusetts to fill a Senate seat left vacant by the death of Ted Kennedy (h/t for audio, Radio Equalizer Brian Maloney) --

I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts I'd try to vote 10 times. I don't know if they'd let me or not, but I'd try to. Yeah, that's right, I'd cheat to keep these bastards out, I would. 'Cause that's exactly what they are.

Sounds like there is definitely a need for greater oversight whenever and wherever and however often Schultz deigns to vote.

Jack Coleman
Jack Coleman
Ex-liberal from People's Republic of Massachusetts