Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 14, 2012
Any effort to limit voter fraud through such means as voter IDs is met by the Democratic Party with the ridiculous claims of racism and profiling. Liz from Maryland sent in a story that helps demonstrate how bogus this claim really is.
Last week The Baltimore Sun reported on Democratic congressional candidate Ms. Wendy Rosen being forced to withdraw from the campaign because of her personal acts of voter fraud. According to the Sun, during the 2006 and 2008 elections Rosen voted both in Maryland and Florida, which is not only illegal under Maryland law, but likely it to illegal votes for Barack Obama. To their credit Maryland Democratic Party leaders raised the allegations that forced Rosen’s withdrawal.
Voter fraud is an age-old problem in democracies. The Democratic Party fights any attempt to address it for one reason alone: they get more votes from fraud than the Republicans do. The next time a Democrat or one of their pals in the mainstream media questions the need to address the issue of voter fraud, the Rosen story is but one clear example. Another is the Democratic Party’s requirement of photo IDs for those entering the Democratic National Convention.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 7, 2012
Breitbart.com reported on a story that the mainstream media has not surprisingly ignored. In mid-July the Obama for America Campaign, Democratic National Committee, and Ohio Democratic Party went to court in Ohio in an effort to make it more difficult for active military persons to vote. The Democrats attacked part of Ohio’s law for being “arbitrary” and with “no discernible rational basis.”
Here’s what the Democrats do not like. In Ohio, its citizens are allowed to vote early, up until the Friday before the election. Military personnel are allowed three additional days. Given the special responsibilities of active military personnel, the Ohio law seems neither “arbitrary” nor with “no discernible rational basis.”
The real problem for the Democrats is that military personnel are more likely to vote Republican than for Leftist causes. Anything they can do to help stuff ballot boxes is standard operating procedure for the Left. That is why Democrats go so berserk when the issue of voter fraud is raised. Such fraud is most likely to benefit their Party. As they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 21, 2012
United States Department of Justice is attacking various states on the issue of voter ID. One of the states, Texas, has been taken to court in Washington DC. Pjmedia.com reported that a DOJ witness, 18-year-old Victoria Rose Rodriguez, testified that her parents were too busy to take her to get the new voter ID cards that Texas requires.
Let’s see, her parents were too busy to take her a few miles to obtain a voter ID card, but not too busy to get Rodriguez from Texas to Washington and back. These folks must think that the American people have stupid written across their forehead!
The Left’s clamoring concerning the voter ID issue is a red herring. Photo IDs are required to get on airplanes, to cash checks and yes to get into the Democrat convention. This is not about ensuring the rights of minorities. This is about voter fraud. Obama and his team learned well in Chicago were the adage is “vote early and vote often”.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 10, 2012
Blog reader Jim sent this story in of Leftist more hypocrisy.
The setting is the NAACP convention being held in Houston, Texas. One of its early speakers, wise CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous who railed against the efforts by some states to require its voters to have photo ID’s stating “We must overwhelm the rising tide of voting suppression with the high tide of registration and mobilization and motivation and protection“.
Another speaker at today’s convention was Attorney General Eric Holder who has not only come out publicly against voter ID laws (see video below), but is suing the state of Texas for its law claiming it is “discriminatory”. While Jealous and Holder attack states for attempting to require IDs for voting, the NAACP required photo IDs and more for anyone attending their convention with their press release stating: “All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.”
It is amazing is how Leftists can talk out of both sides of their mouth and still keep a straight face.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 3, 2010
Newsbusters.com had an interesting piece yesterday on voter IQ. They reviewed a New York Times’ articleby Charles Blow discussing Pew Research Center poll findings that indicate the following:
- 42% of blacks, 42% of Hispanics and 35% of voters ages 18 to 29 years old don’t even know that Democrats have a majority in the House.
- Only 71% of Democrats overall knew that Democrats had a majority in the House. 82% of Republicans knew it.
- 64% of Hispanics, 51% of young adults and 45% of blacks could not name Biden as the vice president. Only 35 percent of Republicans got it wrong.
Since Blow reported the story, let us look to him for conclusions. “Big-city liberals and their blogging buddies love to paint Tea Partiers as yokels with incoherent candidates and language-mauling signs. The unpleasant fact that these liberals rarely mention, and may not know, is that large swaths of the Democratic base, groups they need to vote in droves next month – blacks, Hispanics and young people – are far less civically literate than their conservative counterparts.”
Since Progressives do not like to debate the issues, they often resort to impugning the intellectual capabilities of those that disagree with them. That dog no longer hunts. May it rest in peace!
Posted in Politics, Progressives, Voting | Tagged: Charles Blow, Democrats, Pew Research Center, Progressives, Republicans, Tea Party, Voters | 2 Comments »