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Barack Obama wants to allow felons' votes, hamper military ones
Modern Conservative ^ | Brad O’Leary

Posted on 09/29/2008 2:12:10 PM PDT by connell

Obama Loves Our Servicemen – But Not Their Voting Rights
By Brad O’Leary

 
Many assume that the presidential debates help the public discern where each candidate stands on the issues.  If only this were true.  It is a most unfortunate irony that, much of the time, these made-for-TV sparring matches accomplish little more than to enable a candidate to pull yet another layer of wool over the eyes of John Q. Public.  A case-in-point from last Friday’s showdown is Barack Obama’s professed honor and concern for our men and women in the military.  Me thinks he doth profess too much.
 
“[W]e honor all the service that [our troops have] provided.  Our troops have performed brilliantly,” Obama told the nation on Friday night.  “The question is for the next president, are we making good judgments about how to keep America safe precisely because sending our military into battle is such an enormous step.”
 
Obama may claim to care deeply about the welfare of our troops, and say that the decision over whether or not to send our servicemen and women into combat is one that will weigh heavy on his mind, but unfortunately these are just words and platitudes.  The real Barack Obama, as his record shows, thinks so little of our men and women in the military that he would rather see their votes suppressed than counted.  In fact, he would rather secure the voting rights of convicted felons than those of our troops serving overseas.
 
Specifically, Senator Obama is the proud cosponsor of the deceptively labeled “Count Every Vote Act,” a bill introduced by Senator Hillary Clinton of New York.  This legislation is designed to override existing state laws and extend voting rights to over five million convicted felons who have finished serving their sentences.
 
In addition, this is little more than a publicly funded “get out the vote” drive for jailbirds.  Of course, it’s little wonder why Obama and his fellow hard-left partisans in the Senate want this bill.
 
As economist and best-selling author Dr. John Lott reminds us, “Virtually all felons are Democrats.”  According to Lott, from 1972 to 1996, 80 percent of felons would have voted Democrat, 93 percent would have voted for Clinton in 1996, and felons in Washington State “voted exclusively for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry” in 2004.
 
Not surprisingly, a clear majority of American voters oppose Clinton felon-voting bill that Obama supports.  According to a Zogby America poll, 54 percent of likely voters oppose the bill, while only 36 percent favor it (the remaining 10 percent are undecided).
 
While Obama is busy fighting to get more felons in the voting booths, he refuses to cosponsor the “Military Voting Protection Act of 2008,” which is also currently pending in the U.S. Senate. This bill was introduced based on congressional findings that “the ability of the members of the armed forces to vote while serving overseas has been hampered by numerous factors, including inadequate processes for ensuring their timely receipt of absentee ballots, delivery methods that are typically slow and antiquated, and a myriad of voting procedures that are often confusing.”
 
In addition, Congress found that members of our armed forces, as well as other U.S. citizens overseas, requested nearly one million absentee ballots in 2006, but less than one-third of these ballots were received by local election officials.  Clearly this is a problem and needs solving.  But not in Obama’s America.
 
In Obama’s America, states would lose their ability to govern and all felons would have their voting “rights” restored and protected.  States would also be forced to spend scarce taxpayer dollars driving felons to the polls.  At the same time, America’s bravest who are serving overseas would continue to have their voices suppressed, and many would continue to be denied an opportunity to help decide who their commander-in-chief will be.
 
Friday night showed once again that Obama is certainly capable of talking a good game, but as always, the devil is in the details – and the details hardly reflect Obama’s carefully crafted sound bites.
 
It is not a little ironic that a man vying to be commander-in-chief would work to secure the voting “rights” of convicted felons, but turn a blind-eye to the voting rights of the servicemen who might one day be under his command.
 

Brad O’Leary is the author of “The Audacity of Deceit: Barack Obama’s War on American Values.”  To learn more about the book, and Obama’s true positions on the issues, go to www.BarackObamaTest.com.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; felonvote; militaryvote; obama; obamatruthsquad; votefraud

1 posted on 09/29/2008 2:12:11 PM PDT by connell
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To: connell

Unless I’m mistaken, Obama has never gone back to visit the wounded troops. Can this miscreant possibly be elected?


2 posted on 09/29/2008 2:16:24 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Williams

He is a clear and present danger to our freedom.

He must be denied at all costs.


3 posted on 09/29/2008 2:20:21 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (H)
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To: connell
...a democrat hampering our military?...why I'm shocked and dismayed. Guess they were always telling the truth when they told us how patriotic they were... and we doubted their “support”

burn me once.......

(mumbling obscenities)

4 posted on 09/29/2008 2:21:14 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Williams

It’s frightening that it is this close.


5 posted on 09/29/2008 2:28:19 PM PDT by connell (I will not cease from mental fight, nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: connell

Desperate to win!


6 posted on 09/29/2008 2:33:27 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: connell

Tell me about it.

Does Obama really think that in the event of a genuine Communist/Fascist takeover that he would be the leader?


7 posted on 09/29/2008 2:33:54 PM PDT by Niuhuru (Don't burn a bra, burn a feminist!)
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To: connell

No, it’s frightening that no one is realizing that Obama’s cronies at ACORN have already astroturfed, gotten the MSM to fix the polls, and already have stuffed the ballot boxes, and this sucker’s already [s]elected.

And he did it in the light of day, without having to burn down the Reichstag.


8 posted on 09/29/2008 2:34:23 PM PDT by sturmde
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To: devolve; All

9 posted on 09/29/2008 2:35:08 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: Niuhuru

Is it really surprising? Rewatch the Omen trilogy. A quick and sudden rise isn’t unbelievable.

Read the article from Jan 2005’s Columbia College Today:
http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/jan05/cover.php

In his own words, he said he wasn’t about to be running for president. Axelrod calls an Obama ‘08 button “out of control”.

Why McCain’s lame campaign staff isn’t using that already, I don’t know.


10 posted on 09/29/2008 2:43:14 PM PDT by sturmde
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To: potlatch


11 posted on 09/29/2008 2:48:39 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: potlatch

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Excellent potlatch!

You posted it while I was searching for a .gif to use!


12 posted on 09/29/2008 2:51:44 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: connell
Hamper the military vote is right! He isn't even patriotic!


13 posted on 09/29/2008 2:53:28 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: devolve

Good post.


14 posted on 09/29/2008 2:53:50 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: connell
Meanwhile, Sarah visits the wounded and active troops.

Sarah Palin visitng wounded troops in Germany!
 
 

She was there!

 Gov. Sarah Palin visits has breakfast and visits with Ramstein Air Base Airmen in Germany on July 26, 2007. Palin went on to visit wounded Airmen and Soldiers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany.

 

Image:Sarah Palin Germany 3.jpg


15 posted on 09/29/2008 2:54:25 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: devolve

Lol, just redoing old things!


16 posted on 09/29/2008 2:56:52 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: potlatch

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Thanks potlatch

A clever new .gif you created!


17 posted on 09/29/2008 2:58:07 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: Salvation; connell; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave

18 posted on 09/29/2008 3:02:00 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: devolve

Thank you!


19 posted on 09/29/2008 3:09:33 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve

Good post Phil.


20 posted on 09/29/2008 3:10:06 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: devolve

Obama couldn’t even make the Corps....Dastardly of him to wear a USMC t-shirt...He wants to usurp the Corps’ glory while disregarding the Corps’ sacrifices on the field...

He is unfir to be commander in chief...even unfit to tie the shoelaces of an average US Marine...He is a bum !

If he ever wins, i may wear a black armband in protest, just like the SDS punks did 45 years ago to protest out government’s policies...maybe it will be brown armband, so as not to be associate in any way with the SDS bums...


21 posted on 09/29/2008 3:11:27 PM PDT by billmor (Friday:Red Shirt Day- silent no more..,McCain and Palin-the right team for '08)
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To: billmor; potlatch

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Obama voted against funding for our troops and for amoured vests and vehicles too

Yet in the debate he spun it with some BS leftie baloney

Sixteen (16) months Obama told Osama bin Laden during the debate.....


22 posted on 09/29/2008 3:29:42 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: connell
As economist and best-selling author Dr. John Lott reminds us, “Virtually all felons are Democrats.”

Heh heh.

23 posted on 09/29/2008 3:30:22 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("It would be disgrace and humiliation if Obama does not win." -Woody Allen)
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To: PhilDragoo; potlatch

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Good post Phil

Obama “phoned it in” again this week to democrats in the House

Obama said before the vote today that he was not sure how he would vote on the Bailout Bill himself

But after the vote went South Obama blamed Senator John McCain for not getting enough Republicans in the House to vote “Yea”

House democrats were 13 short of voting for the Bailout Bill themselves - only 205 voted “Yea”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fails as a leader and lied about being able to pass the Bailout Bill without Republicans:

“They told me they would get half of House Republicans to vote for the Bailout Bill!”

Did Barney Frank queer another deal again?


24 posted on 09/29/2008 3:43:43 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: devolve

Lol, did the pubs have a ‘straight reply for the queer guy’?
A sly reply for Pelosi’s lie.....


25 posted on 09/29/2008 3:53:05 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: sturmde

The Omen trilogy IS fiction! I just wish we’d all wake up and find Obambi was just a nightmare with us all munching popcorn while we slept!


26 posted on 09/29/2008 4:07:47 PM PDT by missanne (If we lost the war in Iraq, who won?)
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To: devolve; potlatch
I was shocked that so many Democrats voted against the bill.

Nancy Pelosi called the Republicans "unpatriotic" for not appearing at her secret meeting at an undisclosed location.

We have: Madame Speaker, the historic, shatterer-of-the-glass-ceiling, Year-of-the-Woman, pop-eyed Phantom of the Opera from Bathhouse-by-the-Sea absolutely ranting that the Republicans ate her strawberries.

We have: Harry "The Loser" Reid, whining that "a couple of hours of political theater delaying matters is no help"--!

We have: Hussein-my-baby-doo-wop crooning "I'll be there if-you-need-me, just call-me an-I'll-be-theeere"--

But, along with Barney Frank, their whole show fell down on its knees.

"Wascally Wepubwicans!"

When your opponent is churning deeper in the sand in that clown car--it is to laugh.

Thanks to the Democrat "leadership" for breaking the tension with slapstick.

27 posted on 09/29/2008 4:09:17 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: potlatch

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Yup!

Not that there’s anything.....


28 posted on 09/29/2008 4:37:58 PM PDT by devolve ((((((((((((((((Trust A Cokehead With Your Life?))))))))))))))
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To: sturmde

This situation is intolerable.


29 posted on 09/29/2008 6:22:07 PM PDT by connell (I will not cease from mental fight, nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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