Skip to comments.Bill Clinton Calls Out Rick Scott on Ex Felon Voting Rights (FL)
Posted on 07/06/2011 2:50:50 PM PDT by Jacquerie
....There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today, Clinton added.
Clinton mentioned Florida Gov. Rick Scotts move in March to overturn past state precedent including under former GOP governors that allows convicted felons to vote once theyve served theyve finished probation periods.
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Franchise. What a fitting word. That’s what it’s all about to them - staying in business.
Seems like a good way to carry the attack to the Dems. Most states already forbid felons from voting, the Supreme Court is fine with it, and the public supports the policy by a wide margin (even Democrats.) Imagine if this were in place in the 2000 election.
No one is born a felon. Felon is neither a race or a skin color.
Feel free to STFU
Should a citizen get their right to vote back after they have finished their debt to society?
Bill loves to lie.
I don’t know about Scott, but I can tell you Bush pushed programs to make felons aware of their right to vote. I’m never big on pushing people to vote. I was actually pretty ticked about it.
I figure, if you are educating yourself enough to vote, and it’s important to you, you can do that stuff yourself. It ticks me when Dems in FL bus in carloads of people telling them, “Fill in the 2nd hole”. (That’s what caused all those votes for Buchanan in 2000). They didn’t even know who they were voting for.
The RATS are getting desperate when they have to go after the Felon Vote.
Someone please tell me why it is that liberals assume that minorities don’t carry identification. That’s kind of racist isn’t it?
Bill Clinton is such an ass.
No mention that an ex-con no longer under probation, may easily appear before a judge to have their rights restored, and many do—specifically, to have their right to have a *gun* restored. Having their voting rights restored as well, is generally a big “meh, whatever” to them.
With the exception of those felons who were the *reason* felons were disenfranchised in the first place — those who were committing criminal acts with the intent to corrupt elections.
Something that Bill Clinton knows all about.
Specifically, back in the days of Bills mentor, Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, the man who famously called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the integration of the Little Rock schools, until Republican president Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne Division to change their minds.
Faubus was rotten to the core, and Bill was a good student. So if Bill wants ex-cons to get the vote, it is for very dirty reasons.
Yay Gov. Scott! You know you’re doing everything right when Slick Willy complains about you.
Hey Bill, what Gov. Scott is doing is the antithesis of Motor Voter. I guess you don’t like it when our side employs your tactics.
As was mentioned elsewhere here, I would support both re-franchising and restoring an ex-felon's firearms rights. At the same time, I would make sure sentencing is stricter. If a person is free enough to be on the street, he should be free enough to have his rights back. Otherwise, keep him locked up.
FL also shortened the “early voting” period down to one week from two weeks prior to the election. The Left are not pleased. They lost 50% of the available time to commit fraud.
charlie crist, a republican, recently had felon rights automatically restored. our awesome new governor has returned things as they belong.
The Democrat Party: the party of death and taxes...and now felons!
Our Legislature, the representatives of the people decided “no,” and the Gov agreed. I agree with them.
Given the opportunity, I would further limit the franchise.
If they crawl on their bellies like a Reptile. They are Reptiles.
Let’s see, I expect zerobama to grant a full pardon to all inmates in order to get their votes.
Guess What, Felons Favor Democrats
Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota
Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls
without the felon vote, where would the ‘rats be?
Studies show the vast majority of felons would vote dem. Were that study to show the majority ready to vote Republican do you think Bill the prevert would be complaining?
Someone should ask Clinton if he feels the same way about restoring ex-felon’s 2nd Amendment rights.
Democrats are pro-crime.
ID for voting? Jim Crow.
No vote for felons? Jim Crow.
First the ex-felons, then the current felons. If there was any suspicion that these people were the slightest bit inclined to vote conservative, Clinton and the others would be gone on the issue.
Coming soon, after the franchise is extended to ex-felons: Overturning convictions in exchange for votes. Calling all liberal judges.
The Dems are getting desperate. Obama is fading away so fast he is almost invisible.
Yes, of course he should.
And how many of 'em will actually go out and vote anyway?
If the DEMS want to be known as the Felon-Vote Party, then we should make EVERY effort to let the public know that.
That’s their base.
Rock Solid base. Felons. Too funny. But true. Birds of a feather ya know.
Hey! One Felon one vote!
Hey bill... eat more Quarter Pounders and fries and bacon and fried cheese sticks... eat it up MF’er!
Every time a liberal democrat wants to restore voting rights to convicted felons, they should have to explain why these felons should be trusted with the vote if they cannot be trusted with 2nd Amendment rights.
I think I would actually be more inclined to restore their 2nd Amendment rights before their voting rights.
He is former President "MF'er." lolol
He was never my president but I will strive harder to be more distinguished in my prose. ;-)
What Clinton advocates is usually called a Democrat voter registration drive.
Well Bill, you are not the Governor of FLorida and it is none of your business. You did not do a very good job as President and your time has passed. SO MYOB!
Translation “Damn they have a REAL Republican in Florida who doesn’t care what the media and Democrats think about what he does!”
If we had poll taxes then we might not, as a nation, be contemplating oblivion these days.
Or, how about this .. rather than have a poll tax, you can't vote if you've recieved *any* check from state of federal government in the previous 12 months?
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