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EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights
The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT by jazusamo

Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.

Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least 45 days before the election. Yet, as former Justice Department lawyer Eric Eversole first reported in The Washington Times last week, the department seems to be encouraging states to apply for waivers so they won't have to follow that law. More than 17,000 Americans serving overseas were denied the vote in 2008 - but, presumably because military personnel are thought to lean conservative, the liberal Obama administration is in no hurry to correct the situation.

The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section - 2,314 words - to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
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1 posted on 07/28/2010 3:12:57 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

will this story have legs


2 posted on 07/28/2010 3:15:24 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: jazusamo

Shockingly dangerous times, these.


3 posted on 07/28/2010 3:15:29 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: dalebert

I hope so and it’s been warming up, Cornyn putting a hold on cole is going to really help.


4 posted on 07/28/2010 3:19:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Notice how Holder has been in hiding here lately........=.=


5 posted on 07/28/2010 3:20:02 PM PDT by cranked
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To: jazusamo
THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!
6 posted on 07/28/2010 3:22:13 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: dalebert; All
Earlier thread today from Fox News.

EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military

7 posted on 07/28/2010 3:25:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Felons are more likely to vote Democrat. Same with illegals. I can have no more respect for Hispanics who support Democrats.


8 posted on 07/28/2010 3:43:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: jazusamo

Any way they can steal future elections and cling to power to promote their Afro-Marxist totalitarian police state.


9 posted on 07/28/2010 3:45:02 PM PDT by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: Bon mots

Yep, this is what we get when thugs are running the country.


10 posted on 07/28/2010 3:48:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: fullchroma

It’s just one thing after another with this bunch. All they care about is controlling everyone and everything and they literally do no care how many lives or nations are destroyed in order to get absolute power. They really and truly prefer a system where the vast majority are penniless beggars with a tiny few elite leaders than a system where there are literally hundreds of millions doing well while a tiny minority live off government scraps.


11 posted on 07/28/2010 4:06:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Satan is a Democrat and Obama is his minion.)
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To: dalebert

No


12 posted on 07/28/2010 4:07:29 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe it’s racism - felons are overwhelmingly black compared to their rate in the population.... Is Holder really Bull Conner under the sheet - I mean skin...


13 posted on 07/28/2010 4:09:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (..Liberalism is Intolerance..- - Freeper Eric in the Ozarks)
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To: GOPJ

There’s something to be said for that.

This, the Gerald Walpin thing, New Black Panthers and Julie Fernandes telling attorneys in a meeting at Justice that voting rights cases wouldn’t be enforced if defendants are white. I’m sure there’s others but those four come to mind right now.


14 posted on 07/28/2010 4:16:31 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Sorry, if defendants are minorities.


15 posted on 07/28/2010 4:18:00 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: The Shrew
Send a copy of this article to every soldier you know. Send a copy of this article to any soldier's family that you know.
Send a copy of this article to any organization that has the goodwill of the soldiers in mind.

The soldiers must be informed of the socialist government we have in the White House, and the policies/laws/takeover tactics this government is exertiing over We The People.

WE MUST GET THE WORD OUT TO OUR SOLDIERS NOW.

16 posted on 07/28/2010 4:22:30 PM PDT by itssme
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To: jazusamo

Well felons tend to vote liberal Democrat.

Soldiers vote Conservative Republican.

There is a reach one is protected and the other is not.


17 posted on 07/28/2010 4:25:18 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce
...Well felons tend to vote liberal Democrat.

WAKE UP AMERICA


obama-jail-6
Obama jail


18 posted on 07/28/2010 5:18:08 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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additional:
19 posted on 07/28/2010 5:41:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: jazusamo

I hate this administration and everyone in it. I hope a special place in hell awaits them.


20 posted on 07/28/2010 6:14:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It’s just one thing after another...

I know. I'm in shock and grief at what has transpired over the past 18 months. I honestly don't think this corrupt power grab can be reversed and I'd be surprised if the (yes, eroding) freedom we've known will survive. The "vast majority" you mention is just too ignorant, bought-and-sold or unaware to whimper, never mind fight.

21 posted on 07/28/2010 6:58:13 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: jazusamo

btt


22 posted on 07/28/2010 7:00:03 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: fullchroma

I don’t either. Too many liberals are in the judiciary and in positions of high power. In its lust for power, Congress has grabbed too much and has given it to bureaucrats and the president. We literally need about 500,000 pages of laws repealed and hundreds of government bureaucracies cloes permanently.

We also need to repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, and pass several others beginning with an amendment limiting federal spending to a small percentage of the gross national product (government spending not included), another preventing Congress from giving any government bureaucracy the power to make defacto laws, and several others.


23 posted on 07/28/2010 7:46:11 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Satan is a Democrat and Obama is his minion.)
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To: jazusamo

How about putting a hold on Kegan until this issue is resolved.


24 posted on 07/28/2010 8:14:34 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: fullchroma
When is enough, enough?

We're at a tipping point.

25 posted on 07/28/2010 8:18:14 PM PDT by behzinlea (a)
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To: jazusamo

Holder hates American soldiers but loves communist terrorists (FALN, Weather Underground/May19th Communist Organization).

He is following the old Marxist concept of releasing criminals back into society to serve as cannonfodder/shocktroops for the revolution.

These felons, whose rights have been returned, OWE Holder and Obama, and will continue to support them. This is the modern equivalent of serving as “shocktroops”.

Right out of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin (Check out the use of “penal battalions” by Stalin during WW2).


26 posted on 07/28/2010 8:26:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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