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Dems Move to Block Military Vote
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Aug 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 08/03/2012 10:51:21 PM PDT by John Semmens

In recent elections less than 5% of the ballots cast by active duty military personnel serving overseas arrived in time to be counted. Nevertheless, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Ohio Democratic Party have jointly filed suit in Ohio to strike down a law that gives deployed troops more time to cast absentee ballots.

The suit alleges that the provision allowing more time for deployed troops is “contrary to the policy of the current Administration” and “would improperly embroil military personnel in partisan politics.”

DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is a long standing tradition in America that our armed forces do not engage in partisan politics while on duty. States should not be permitted to undermine this tradition.”

“Not only would the Ohio law undermine this tradition, it also would undermine national security,” she added. “Soldiers deployed overseas should not be distracted from their primary duty of carrying out the orders of their Commander-in-Chief. The idea that we should be accommodating the opportunity for them to vote to depose their Commander-in-Chief is about as wrongheaded as could be.”

Wasserman-Schultz assured that she isn't advocating taking away their right to vote because “a move that overt could incite a negative reaction from too many people. Letting them cast ballots that arrive too late to be counted is a good compromise. It's kind of a 'pressure release valve.' We allow them to vent without subjecting the nation to an unwarranted influence on election outcomes.”

Surveys of military personnel indicate that they tend to favor Republicans by about a three to one ratio.

In related news, U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa blocked a Texas voter registration law on the grounds that “requiring ID will tend to discourage those without documents from voting. This disproportionately affects those of Mexican descent.” Costa ruled that “until everyone has documents no one can be required to show them in order to cast a ballot.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/116119-2012-08-03-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-august-5-2012.htm


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; satire; voting

1 posted on 08/03/2012 10:51:36 PM PDT by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 08/03/2012 10:53:11 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

This happens every election season...the media always remains silent...the military is always silenced...but, we always take note personally!


3 posted on 08/03/2012 10:54:52 PM PDT by hope
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To: John Semmens

This happens every election season...the media always remains silent...the military is always silenced...but, we always take note personally!


4 posted on 08/03/2012 10:57:26 PM PDT by hope
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To: John Semmens

To deny military votes is treason.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 10:57:36 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: entropy12

Agree! Sorry for the double post above.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 10:59:26 PM PDT by hope
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To: John Semmens
The suit alleges that the provision allowing more time for deployed troops is “contrary to the policy of the current Administration” and “would improperly embroil military personnel in partisan politics.”
Sorry kiddies, even the "current administration policy" must comply with the constraints of the Constitution.

DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is a long standing tradition in America that our armed forces do not engage in partisan politics while on duty. States should not be permitted to undermine this tradition.”
WTF?
Did that fruit loop Wasserman-Schultz escape again?
VOTING is engaging in partisan polics by definition!
Did this fool just claim that the military while serving are not entitled to vote?

7 posted on 08/04/2012 12:10:31 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: entropy12

Most of what Libs stand for has an ultimately treasonous motive. They are varying degrees of Marxist.


8 posted on 08/04/2012 12:28:42 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks for the ping.


9 posted on 08/04/2012 3:46:37 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: John Semmens

Well played.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 4:15:30 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: John Semmens

I hope the Military remembers this, when the orders come down to attack American citizens that aren’t complying with the edicts of “The One.”


11 posted on 08/04/2012 4:17:12 AM PDT by wdnhrse
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To: John Semmens

Well done, John.

It is getting harder and harder to distinguish Democrat antics from oyrageous satire with each passing day.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: John Semmens
Essentially, they want to deny the military men and women the right to vote, yet it is OK for someone at home and out of harms way to vote without an ID.
The military teaches people to break things and hurt people and then the government wants to upset (can you say “Disenfranchise”) these same people. That does not sound like a good idea to me.
If it wasn't for the military, you would not have the freedoms you have today.
13 posted on 08/04/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by GOJPN
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To: John Semmens
Oh! I clicked on this thread knowing it was one of your satires, and I *still* almost got taken in by this:

DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is a long standing tradition in America that our armed forces do not engage in partisan politics while on duty. States should not be permitted to undermine this tradition.”

I almost wrote an angry response to that!

14 posted on 08/04/2012 5:29:21 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: John Semmens
DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is a long standing tradition in America that our armed forces do not engage in partisan politics while on duty. States should not be permitted to undermine this tradition.”

Still can't vote, but now they can march in "gay" parades while in uniform. My, my, such a leap forward.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 6:04:38 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: John Semmens

So sad that this is actually not outside the realm of possibility.
Good one, John.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 6:23:12 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: John Semmens

John, this is beyond satire. You must have broken into the DNC and gotten their plans and notes for speeches.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 7:28:00 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: wdnhrse
Remember how the Russian Communist establishment was astounded when the military units sent in to enforce their power grab instead protected Yeltsin and the new Parliament?
18 posted on 08/04/2012 8:22:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: publius911
This is posted as semi-satire.

However, if Wasserman-Putz expressed her honest feelings, I have no doubt it would be right on the money.

19 posted on 08/04/2012 8:25:06 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: John Semmens

Although it’s satire, this is actually what the demonrats believe.

They do sometimes say the truth of thier twisted minds, as when Zero had his “you didn’t built that” accidental truth telling moments.

Vote as many Rats as possible out in November!


20 posted on 08/04/2012 8:25:38 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (O.M.G. Obummer Must Go / LUV my GOV Scott Walker)
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To: John Semmens

You’re late on this one, John. They’re already doing this.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: John Semmens

very good John


22 posted on 08/04/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: John Semmens

Good satire John, now how long before the detractors show up?


23 posted on 08/04/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: John Semmens
Wasserman-Schultz assured that she isn't advocating taking away their right to vote because “a move that overt could incite a negative reaction from too many people. Letting them cast ballots that arrive too late to be counted is a good compromise.

Ah-HA! Semmens is CHANNELING Wasserman-Schultz! (I always wondered how he knew what they were really thinking.)

John, another fine (and scary) column. BTW, do tell Miss Cleo we all say "hi".

24 posted on 08/04/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: John Semmens
thanks, for the ping/satire...but, you've crossed the line; rem:
2000/2004 elections, the 'rats followed thru w/these actions. :-)

25 posted on 08/04/2012 1:08:01 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: hope
This happens every election season

Some on this board thinks that is OK, since they feed at the taxpayer trough.

Ohio Concerned With Obama Military Lawsuit

26 posted on 08/04/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by xone
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To: John Semmens

ROTFL! It’s SO dang believable!!


27 posted on 08/04/2012 2:44:45 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: xone; hope

If we keep troops from voting because they get a govt paycheck maybe we should also exclude the 45 million getting food stamps.


28 posted on 08/04/2012 3:47:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
If we keep troops from voting

The idea of not allowing the military to vote because they get a gov't check is so idiotic I figured I'd never see it here. This practice would of course include retirees and anyone getting service-related disability pay. Just goes to show, never say never.

29 posted on 08/04/2012 5:05:11 PM PDT by xone
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To: John Semmens

DNC Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) declared that “it is a long standing tradition in America that our armed forces do not engage in partisan politics while on duty. States should not be permitted to undermine this tradition.”

“Not only would the Ohio law undermine this tradition, it also would undermine national security,” she added. “Soldiers deployed overseas should not be distracted from their primary duty of carrying out the orders of their Commander-in-Chief. The idea that we should be accommodating the opportunity for them to vote to depose their Commander-in-Chief is about as wrongheaded as could be.”

Wasserman-Schultz assured that she isn’t advocating taking away their right to vote because “a move that overt could incite a negative reaction from too many people. Letting them cast ballots that arrive too late to be counted is a good compromise. It’s kind of a ‘pressure release valve.’ We allow them to vent without subjecting the nation to an unwarranted influence on election outcomes.”

That all sounds like something she would say in reality.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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