William Marcy Tweed Quote

“As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?”

~ William Marcy Tweed

Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast, 1870

Ratings and Comments


Logan, Memphis, TN

This HAS to be mounted on the wall of a corporate executive of Diebold, somewhere... When the people are defrauded, only principles in supporting individual rights will save society.

warren, olathe ks

Just a good Democrat by todays standards.

jim kilpatrick, austin, tx

Ah yes, this brings up memories of Cook Co, Illinois and Duval Co.,Texas. In Duval County the votes always seemed to be counted last, interesting. If you can find one , read "A Texan Looks at Lyndon", by J. Evets Haley. Amazon probably has one available.

RobertSRQ
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RobertSRQ    3/10/08

Obviously the republicans learn well and have taken up the reins..

E Archer, NYC

It is not Republicans or Democrats who control these voting machines, but those to whom each are indebted -- the Council on Foreign Relations. They pick the candidates and fix the debates, caucuses, primaries, and elections. It is just like the magic trick where the magician asks you to pick a card, and you pick the exact card he wanted you to pick. Fixing ballot boxes has been going on for ages -- way before electronic voting machines -- this is just more of the same.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

If this is what you think of your friends and neighbors in your precinct I feel sorry for y'all. You probably think your precinct is fine and upstanding and honest but it is those "others over there" across town or state that are the fraudsters. While we must be forever vigilant we should not be forever paranoid.

Ken, Allyn, WA

I wouldn't trust my neighbors with my wallet. Why would I trust them with my vote? What we have today are people who put party above country, party above morality, party above anything and everything. It is a craven lust for pure power to control everyone around them for a few and a vapid, empty minded fanaticism for other herd like people. Those are the "friends" and neighbors I don't trust. If I sound cynical, it's because I am; and I am because my eyes are open. Some choose to be ignorant, others don't.

Mary - MI

Boss Tweed and all others before and after him and made of Tweed's same mold are examples of the soulless despots of the world that would sell your unalienable rights for their narcissistic need for power and greed.

Mike, Norwalk

Robert, it is said of Republicans; It takes a good Republican to implement a failed Democrat policy. What most Amerikan's do about the vote count is say: "give me more bread and circus". Ken, very well said.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

It is not to hard to see across the pond from where the socialist despots originate. What a simple thing as to allow a democratic process to be over run by socialistic agendas pushing labor unions as the plow in the field of our Republic.
" Judge of the Nations spare us yet, Lest we forget-lest we forget." Rudyard Kipling.

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