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EDITORIAL: Felons vote, soldiers don't
The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 10/20/2010 5:38:45 PM PDT by jazusamo

Justice Department disenfranchises military, protects Black Panthers

The Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to boost Democrats in the upcoming election. It's helping stifle military votes, facilitating criminal voting and encouraging intimidation at the polls by deep-sixing the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case.

In an Oct. 15 letter representing the views of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich tied together the department's mishandling of military voting rights and the Black Panther case. Mr. Weich wrote Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia Republican, to give assurance that Justice would "not take any action that would be inconsistent with applicable whistleblower protections" against civil rights lawyer Christopher Coates for recent sworn testimony highlighting department abuses. The official also defended Justice's order to Mr. Coates - which Mr. Coates defied - not to testify about the Black Panther case or broader policy issues.

Mr. Weich then switched gears to put out some gratuitous disinformation about his department's record. "With respect to voting rights," he claimed, "the Department is actively working to ensure the successful enforcement of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment [MOVE] Act 2009 so that members of the Armed Forces and citizens living abroad receive their ballots in time to vote in the upcoming federal election." This bears no relation to reality.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: doj; holder; militaryvoting; moveact; obama; votingrights

1 posted on 10/20/2010 5:38:49 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Old Sarge; SandRat; JulieRNR21; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; randita

This is the biggest disgrace of all.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 5:42:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: jazusamo

If I recall correctly, some of the Roman emperors tried to disenfranchise the Roman army and were later found floating down the Tiber.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 5:47:26 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Clintonfatigued

AMEN!


4 posted on 10/20/2010 5:47:43 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

5 posted on 10/20/2010 5:48:06 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: reg45

Appropriate!


6 posted on 10/20/2010 5:49:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

The rat party has either soiled or compromised significant American institutions such as, K-12 and post secondary education, the courts, media, popular culture, Congress, the Presidency.

If the time arrives when the entire electoral process becomes suspect, like that in a banana republic, what recourse do honest and Constitutional patriots have?

Yeah, I know.


7 posted on 10/20/2010 5:51:14 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats soil institutions.)
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To: jazusamo

Notice that this is always happening in Democratic strong holds, Bookmark.


8 posted on 10/20/2010 6:02:05 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: jazusamo; kristinn; Kaslin; 2ndDivisionVet; unkus; flat; Doogle; 70th Division; Albion Wilde; ...

It’s up to us to make this an issue. Our troops are fighting in a war zone defending us. The least we can do is defend their right to vote.

We should all contact Rush, Hannity, Levin, Malkin, Reagan, Hedgecock, Savage, Drudge.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 6:03:10 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010. Let's Roll!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I would think that felons are a much more likely vote for the Democrats.


10 posted on 10/20/2010 6:06:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Jacquerie

The Democrats and their far leftish masters have dragged the public discourse and culture of this country into the gutter. The sound of our president talking is like the gurgling of a sewer.

The righteousness of our cause has never been more crystal clear than at this moment in history.

A warning to RINOS: NO compromise! NO collaboration!.


11 posted on 10/20/2010 6:15:51 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Jacquerie

12 posted on 10/20/2010 6:26:27 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I recall late 1968 and my fanny was in RVN. We needed bombs in a country west of RVN. One man promised them. That was Wallace’s VP LeMay. Almost every SF man in my camp voted for George Wallace. Not for his great race relations, but; for the darn bombs his VP promised.

I have watched the left cut/snub the military’s vote, and; they do not care. They want the sure votes like from criminals,illegals, etc.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: jazusamo; SandRat; Allegra

BUMP!


14 posted on 10/20/2010 6:59:39 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: jazusamo

Sad state of affairs, but nothing new from the Democrats.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 7:00:42 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: jazusamo

Since the Dems wanted to keep polling places open later in past elections, lets allow those military ballots to be counted up until say...Thanksgiving.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 8:24:44 PM PDT by OregonPatriot2010
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To: Jacquerie

There were over 98,000 disenfranchised military ballots in the 2008 election... the electoral process is already suspect.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 5:27:26 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: jazusamo
The midterm elections will send a strong message of disapproval, but hope for an administration change will have to wait for 2012.
Not if the new republican leadership prosecutes accomplices like Holder, Frank, Dodd et al.
18 posted on 10/21/2010 5:31:53 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; jazusamo; kristinn; Kaslin; 2ndDivisionVet; unkus; flat; Doogle; 70th Division; ...

” It’s up to us to make this an issue. Our troops are fighting in a war zone defending us. The least we can do is defend their right to vote.

We should all contact Rush, Hannity, Levin, Malkin, Reagan, Hedgecock, Savage, Drudge.”

Amen!


19 posted on 10/21/2010 1:27:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: jazusamo

Under Obama , felons vote while soldiers don’t, and armed Black Panthers can yell racial epithets at voters but whistleblowers are prohibited from responding to lawful subpoenas


20 posted on 10/21/2010 3:45:04 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Roger That. I would add Hugh Hewitt,too. His father was a Bataan death march survivor.I kid you not. His dad and mine worked together in 67-70. They are long gone. I believe he is pro military and writes and speaks effectively.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 5:20:56 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Lumper20

Let me re phrase that maybe it was another Hewitt I know, whose father was at Bataan plus mainland Japan for slave labor.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 6:57:15 PM PDT by Lumper20
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