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Monday, June 08, 2015

Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting RightsT

The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line.

Then last week, Hillary Clinton demanded that the federal government override state laws and automatically register everyone to vote and then offer at least 20 days of early voting, turning Election Day into an Election Month. Both would dramatically complicate the job of already-overburdened voter registrars and make it harder to catch potential fraud. In the case of New York v. United States (1992) and other cases, the Supreme Court has clearly ruled that it is beyond Congress’s power to do what Hillary wants.

But her policy proposals were merely a way station on the path to Clinton’s goal: lambasting Republicans as inheritors of the Southern Democratic tradition of Jim Crow and firing up a liberal base that isn’t yet enamored of her. She accused Republicans of “fear-mongering about a phantom epidemic of voter fraud” and accused Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, and Scott Walker by name of taking part in “a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people.” Ohio governor John Kasich wasn’t amused. While Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign’s general counsel, is participating in legal challenges to Ohio’s voter laws, his candidate doesn’t seem to follow the news in Ohio much. In discussing Clinton’s call for an early-voting period of 20 days, Kasich told Fox News:



Anonymous said...

I think it would be better if everyone voted. As it stands now the majority of the voters are the sponges and leeches of the country. The working class is so busy working that come election day they are to worn out to vote. How many workers are going to stop off at the polling place on the way to work. When they do they see long lines of sponges waiting to vote so they just keep on going to work. When they get off work the stop by the polling place and see long lines of leeches waiting to vote so they say the heck with it and go home. That is why we end up with the losers like BO and Billiary.

Anonymous said...

I have always felt that voting was my responsibility. If you don't vote, I don't want to hear you complain about anything the government does.

Anonymous said...

I take the time to vote - especially against these leeches!

BTW - what a caption picture of the HildaBeast! No wonder Bill is looking at Caitlyn Jenner!

Anonymous said...

Hellary will get 1/2 the vote by default. It's up to people who pay taxes and care to caste the other 1/2 opposing vote.

Anonymous said...

We must show ID to board an airplane. We must show ID to conduct banking transactions. We must show ID to purchase Alcohol. We must show ID to purchase weapons. We must show ID to enter schools. However no ID is required to vote! ALL election day totals are comprised of non-eligible voters. The politicians want it this way!

Anonymous said...

The only way that the Democratic Party will ever change is from within. All of you Democrats (I count myself as one) who sees the shame and avarice of the party and wants to change it, consider your vote well.

Anonymous said...

I know many Democrats who are well educated but have no common sense. Our Country got in a mess of trouble because Democrats usually vote a straight party line. Now our country is in trouble because of that.