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Dems Are Stacking the Deck
Human Events ^ | Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Posted on 02/19/2009 5:48:47 PM PST by Vozda

Democrats have thumped the Republicans in two consecutive elections, but they are taking nothing for granted. Maybe they are expecting Republicans to change their ways and start acting like fiscal conservatives again. That could explain the Democrats' multi-pronged attempt to stack the electoral deck in their favor, an approach that includes President Obama's decision to politicize the Census Bureau by placing the Bureau under the direct control of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel instead of the Secretary of Commerce.

If all goes as planned, the Democrats will be holding at least three aces in their hand by the time 2012 rolls around. The first ace is card check, an anti-democratic process that bypasses secret ballot elections when employees are deciding whether to unionize or not. While unions' share of the workforce has increased recently, labor union membership has declined dramatically in the past twenty-five years from 20.1% of the workforce to 12.4%. Most of this decline has occurred among private sector workers. Democrats want to recoup their losses of the past several years and make it easier for their Big Labor bosses to unionize more companies. After all, more unionization means more union money and organized support for Democratic candidates. Card check bypasses all the inconveniences of democracy and secret ballots by allowing union hacks to intimidate and pressure workers to sign cards. Once a majority of workers has signed on, the shop is unionized.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; chaffetz; corruptdems; democrats; election; rahm
Sorry if this has already been posted.
1 posted on 02/19/2009 5:48:48 PM PST by Vozda
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To: Vozda

They’re Democrats. It’s how they roll.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 5:50:14 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: Vozda

Does the Census matter in 2010? I thought it was done in 2010 and in place in 2011 ready for 2012.


3 posted on 02/19/2009 5:54:46 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Vozda

There may come a time when patriots will have to go sit in the street, as the East Germans did. When nothing could move, no work was being done, and no money was being sent to the oppressors, Communism crumbled. It’s the Yertle, the Turtle, effect, for those who know Dr. Seuss books.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 5:55:01 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Vozda

By 2012 the Unions may be mostly unemployed.


5 posted on 02/19/2009 5:55:57 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Vozda
I posted this question on another thread last night, but
I'll ask again here.

If we weren't fighting two wars abroad, and most of our
military was stationed stateside, would the democrats
be attempting to overrun our nation with their communist
agenda?

I don't think that they have any true intentions of stopping
either of our wars until they have complete control.

They fear our military.

6 posted on 02/19/2009 5:56:21 PM PST by Semper Mark (As graceful as a bulldozer and as subtle as a wrecking ball.)
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To: Vozda

It’s a coup by process. Pogroms will be next.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 6:00:27 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Left killed my country.)
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To: Markos33

The truth is that most of the military is still stateside. And having served 20 years in the Air Force I can tell you that most members will follow orders to a certain extent. Review the history of the military in the depression and MAcArthur’s use of it in quelling riots. Don’t count on the military as your ace in the hole.


8 posted on 02/19/2009 6:00:52 PM PST by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: mortal19440

“Does the Census matter in 2010? I thought it was done in 2010 and in place in 2011 ready for 2012.”

Time for an executive order.


9 posted on 02/19/2009 6:01:55 PM PST by nbhunt
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To: Vozda
...and who is responsible for letting the deck get stacked? Sure look for support after the fact. THE RNC and underlings have abandon the voter...NOW you look for support? You did nothing about voter fraud, WHEN IN POWER. You did nothing about illegals, WHEN IN POWER. You did nothing about taxes, WHEN IN POWER. Your decisions WHEN IN POWER, not to stand by principles, laws,the constitution, has lead us ALL into dire straits.
10 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:19 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Vozda
Card Check

ACORN with no DoJ interference

Amnesty (it's coming)

Census control

11 posted on 02/19/2009 6:09:26 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: kittymyrib
There may come a time when patriots will have to go sit in the street, as the East Germans did.

Ain't gonna happen, my FRiend....this is 21st Century America, & everyone nowadays is too complacent & settled into their own comfort zone to do this or throw another Tea Party like Drudge posted earlier.

It's sad, but true IMO.

12 posted on 02/19/2009 6:10:51 PM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: Vozda

Dems are stacking the deck, and the Joker is in the White House.


13 posted on 02/19/2009 6:12:09 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Venturer

...either that, or controlling everything.


14 posted on 02/19/2009 6:12:17 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Markos33

Communists and dictators of all stripes never trust the military unless they have built that military from the ground up. I expect Hussein will commence a Purge of the officer corps at some point the way Clinton did. That Clinton purge was probably the main source of getting bogged down in Iraq. We had to flush out the top ranks of the bureaucrat generals and colonels and let the capable combat officers come to the top before we got a handle on it. The “surge” didn’t do it by itself. It was accomplished primarily with the competence that was finally in charge with the turnover in commanders.


15 posted on 02/19/2009 6:14:44 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: Doogle

In fairness to Rep. Chaffetz, he was not there during the GOP collapse. This is his first term. We replaced his predecessor in the primary for voting for amnesty.

So far he’s been pretty good, although I’ve heard a rumor that he’s wobbly on the DC representation vote because Utah would get another representative in the deal.


16 posted on 02/19/2009 6:15:56 PM PST by hotshu (Keep the Faith, that might be the only thing 0bama doesn't take from us.)
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To: Doogle
Well, we can't change the past. The question is what do we do about it now. Can anything be done?
17 posted on 02/19/2009 6:17:24 PM PST by Vozda ("For equanimity in the face of blind hatred, I recommend Christianity." ~Ann Coulter)
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To: Markos33

And they want to take away our guns. I mean have they planned this, or am I just being paranoid?


18 posted on 02/19/2009 6:18:51 PM PST by Vozda ("For equanimity in the face of blind hatred, I recommend Christianity." ~Ann Coulter)
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To: VR-21

They won’t be satisfied until the entire United States ends up like California - mailing out IOUs for tax refunds.


19 posted on 02/19/2009 6:32:04 PM PST by glorgau
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To: Vozda

I don’t know how it is possible, but I hope these Democrat operative jerkwads do SO MUCH overreaching, the states they consider reliable even turn on them.

I would so much love to see, for instance, California become competitive again. The world is going down the tubes because of their policies and actions...and America is going to be in a lot pain because of them.

Let’s hope for a true revolution in thinking in America.


20 posted on 02/19/2009 6:37:48 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mortal19440

The census bureau issues estimates and other relevant data that can be used to legitimize cheating in the 2010 elections by blowing up the population versus registered voters. As a rulewe don’t count people here illegally for example. They can play with the numbers even earlier. Also controlling it now will be allow them through cronyism to stack the bureaucrats so the bureau does what they want it to. Hugo Chavez would be proud.


21 posted on 02/19/2009 6:43:43 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Vozda

bump for later read


22 posted on 02/19/2009 6:44:07 PM PST by Tirian
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To: ChrisInAR

All revolutions are started by people not only willing to die, but also willing to kill. The lefties talk a good game but don’t have the balls to confront the right on the streets. Lenin’s bolshevik’s accounted for a mere 11% of Russians, but they had no qualms about shooting you. Hitler’s nazis garnered a mere 32% of the german vote. Minorities willing to brake heads have always held sway. In my native argentina a mere force of 45,000 troops controlled a nation of 30 million. Just put two or three against the wall and the rest will follow.


23 posted on 02/19/2009 6:48:27 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Vozda

That’s why we have to take back the states, and if necessary (disolve the Federal Government) by dicate of the states declaring their sovereignty (hence loyalty toward the CONSTITUTION) over loyalty toward the Federal Bureacracy!


24 posted on 02/19/2009 6:49:00 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: JSDude1

Hmm, I prefer the United States to be whole and conservative. But if that can’t happen, that’s actually not a bad idea. The conservative states can form an alliance to fight the crazy Muslims. And the liberal states can form an alliance to fight global warming. Of course, the conservative states would have a nice immigration policy that would let conservatives from liberal states immigrate there, right? :)


25 posted on 02/19/2009 6:57:31 PM PST by Vozda ("For equanimity in the face of blind hatred, I recommend Christianity." ~Ann Coulter)
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To: mortal19440

Right—the 2010 election districts are still based on the 2000 census because it takes time to compile the data. The 2000 election had electoral college quotas based on the 1990 census, or Bush would have won a few more electoral votes.


26 posted on 02/19/2009 6:59:14 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Vozda
And they want to take away our guns. I mean have they planned this, or am I just being paranoid?

Can't speak to paranoia (they could be after you even if you are paranoid *\;-), but they are after your guns and have been for a long time. Started, I believe, with the Gun Control Act of 1968. (Not sure about machine-guns though...) I think until GCA 1968 even ex-felons with their rights restored could own guns.

When they came for the ex-felons' guns I said nothing, because I was not an ex-felon
When they came for those accused of D.V. I said nothing, because I was not accused of D.V.
...
Any time you let a right be taken away from someone else without due process of law, you are giving up one of your own rights. Not many FReepers, not to mention other Americans, understand this concept.

And won't, until it's too late.

Might as well turn in your guns now and at least get the cash back. Later they're just going to take them from you, and having them "registered" will be no protection from the law.

27 posted on 02/19/2009 7:03:46 PM PST by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | Impeach Obama!)
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To: windsorknot
Dems are stacking the deck, and the Joker is in the White House.

If they're not careful, somebody's going to kick over the table.

28 posted on 02/19/2009 7:05:48 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Vozda

Definitely though I am hoping that it doesn’t come to that, that all states raise up and just shut down the current corrupt overreaching Federal Gov, and Re Constitute it with the Original Constitution (minus some minor parts like slavery); and without all the “Progressive” 20thC Amendments..!


29 posted on 02/19/2009 7:06:09 PM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: glorgau
"They won’t be satisfied until the entire United States ends up like California - mailing out IOUs for tax refunds."

I agree, though I might substitute Cuba (or perhaps Haiti)for California.

I've long believed that once those bastards got control of the federal government, their first priority will be to make sure that they are never out of power again. The feckless Republicans never seemed to catch on to the fact that they were trying to fight the Waffen SS using Marquis Du Queensbury rules, and our "watchdog" press was too busy slipping into their new role as "Ministry of Truth" to take notice.

30 posted on 02/19/2009 7:37:16 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: Vozda

I cannot believe that “card check”, which is no more than legalized thuggery, will be allowed to stand. If it is allowed to stand in the private sector, can it be long before union thugs and the Zero’s brown shirts accost you in front of the grocery store and “encourage” you to sign a card saying that you are in favor of the ‘Rats and just do away with elections?


31 posted on 02/19/2009 8:02:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Markos33
If we weren't fighting two wars abroad, and most of our military was stationed stateside, would the democrats be attempting to overrun our nation with their communist agenda?
I don't think that they have any true intentions of stopping either of our wars until they have complete control.
They fear our military

I expect them to keep nearly all our military members and their families stationed outside of CONUS in many brushfire wars and police actions AND then to make sure those military members can't vote or their ballots are not counted.

32 posted on 02/19/2009 8:28:33 PM PST by Aroostook25
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To: mortal19440
Does the Census matter in 2010? I thought it was done in 2010 and in place in 2011 ready for 2012.

The 2010 census will be used to reapportion the Congressional Districts in 2011 before the elections in 2012.

33 posted on 02/19/2009 8:30:48 PM PST by Aroostook25
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