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Bill Clinton Calls Out Rick Scott on Ex Felon Voting Rights (FL)
St. Petersburg Times ^ | July 6th 2011 | Staff

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 Scott’s move in March to overturn past state precedent — including under former GOP governors — that allows convicted felons to vote once they’ve served they’ve finished probation periods.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: clinton; felons; fl; florida; jimcrow; scott; votingrights
The good news from FL just keeps on coming.
1 posted on 07/06/2011 2:50:54 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie

Franchise. What a fitting word. That’s what it’s all about to them - staying in business.


2 posted on 07/06/2011 2:55:04 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 2:55:29 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Jacquerie

Dearest Bill,

No one is born a felon. Felon is neither a race or a skin color.

Sincerely,

OSHA

P.S.

Feel free to STFU


4 posted on 07/06/2011 2:55:41 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: Jacquerie
Clinton mentioned Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move in March to overturn past state precedent — including under former GOP governors — that allows convicted felons to vote once they’ve served they’ve finished probation periods.

Should a citizen get their right to vote back after they have finished their debt to society?

5 posted on 07/06/2011 2:56:02 PM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


6 posted on 07/06/2011 2:57:12 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: OSHA

The RATS are getting desperate when they have to go after the Felon Vote.


7 posted on 07/06/2011 2:59:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Jacquerie

Someone please tell me why it is that liberals assume that minorities don’t carry identification. That’s kind of racist isn’t it?


8 posted on 07/06/2011 3:00:23 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Jacquerie

Bill Clinton is such an ass.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 3:01:27 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


10 posted on 07/06/2011 3:03:29 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Jacquerie

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2011 3:05:38 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: frogjerk
Should a citizen get their right to vote back after they have finished their debt to society?

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.

12 posted on 07/06/2011 3:06:12 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: ccmay

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.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 3:06:12 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Christianity is the heart of our culture. To destroy America, destroy Christianity.)
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To: Jacquerie

charlie crist, a republican, recently had felon rights automatically restored. our awesome new governor has returned things as they belong.


14 posted on 07/06/2011 3:07:10 PM PDT by jjw
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To: screaminsunshine

The Democrat Party: the party of death and taxes...and now felons!


15 posted on 07/06/2011 3:12:47 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (And, therefore, isn't Jim (Robinson) the original Blog Father? - FReeper Aevery_Freeman)
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To: frogjerk

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.


16 posted on 07/06/2011 3:14:21 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Time, Tide and Formation wait for no man.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

If they crawl on their bellies like a Reptile. They are Reptiles.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 3:15:34 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Jacquerie

Let’s see, I expect zerobama to grant a full pardon to all inmates in order to get their votes.


18 posted on 07/06/2011 3:24:37 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Guess What, Felons Favor Democrats

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2551641/posts

Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2551818/posts

Many convicted felons remain on voter rolls

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2103970/posts

without the felon vote, where would the ‘rats be?


19 posted on 07/06/2011 3:34:53 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Jacquerie

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?
Heck NO.


20 posted on 07/06/2011 3:41:22 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Happy Birthday America)
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To: Jacquerie

Someone should ask Clinton if he feels the same way about restoring ex-felon’s 2nd Amendment rights.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 3:44:36 PM PDT by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: Jacquerie

Democrats are pro-crime.


22 posted on 07/06/2011 3:52:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Jacquerie
American Idol auditions started today in San Diego. Local radio reported you must have ID, be a citizen or legal resident authorized to work in the U.S.

ID for voting? Jim Crow.

No vote for felons? Jim Crow.

23 posted on 07/06/2011 3:52:41 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Jacquerie

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.


24 posted on 07/06/2011 3:53:25 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: newzjunkey

The Dems are getting desperate. Obama is fading away so fast he is almost invisible.


25 posted on 07/06/2011 3:56:25 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (Game On)
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To: frogjerk
Should a citizen get their right to vote back after they have finished their debt to society?

Yes, of course he should.

And how many of 'em will actually go out and vote anyway?

26 posted on 07/06/2011 3:57:07 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Capital does not reproduce itself. -- L. Von Mises)
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To: Jacquerie

If the DEMS want to be known as the Felon-Vote Party, then we should make EVERY effort to let the public know that.


27 posted on 07/06/2011 4:38:10 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: screaminsunshine

That’s their base.


28 posted on 07/06/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT by Flashman_at_the_charge (I'd rather be a birther than a leg tingler!)
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To: Flashman_at_the_charge

Rock Solid base. Felons. Too funny. But true. Birds of a feather ya know.


29 posted on 07/06/2011 4:43:18 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: arderkrag

Hey! One Felon one vote!


30 posted on 07/06/2011 4:43:49 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Jacquerie

Hey bill... eat more Quarter Pounders and fries and bacon and fried cheese sticks... eat it up MF’er!

LLS


31 posted on 07/06/2011 4:49:13 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Jacquerie

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.


32 posted on 07/06/2011 4:54:35 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: LibLieSlayer
Be more dignified!

He is former President "MF'er." lolol

33 posted on 07/06/2011 4:57:49 PM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: verity

He was never my president but I will strive harder to be more distinguished in my prose. ;-)

LLS


34 posted on 07/06/2011 5:18:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


35 posted on 07/06/2011 6:15:07 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Jacquerie
well see...if you've committed a felony against your fellow Floridians...you, as said felon, must be prepared to make certian sacrifices in expiation of your feloniousness.....the citizenry want ...shared sacrifice.....after all, didn't we fed the felon, clothe the felon and even air-condition the felon during his stay as our guest? why yes we did, we did indeed and at great taxpayer cost ....so, i for one, feel good about some eeentsy weeentseee bit of inconvenience we as his benefactors can visit upon the haid of the aforementioned felon...... expiation is the name of the game....therefore it is with great ELATION that i stand in with the in crowd who deign to deny every felon the chance to vote democrat now and in perpetuity...call me crazy but....it is what it is....i yield the balance of my time...
36 posted on 07/06/2011 6:17:17 PM PDT by flat (s)
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To: Jacquerie

What Clinton advocates is usually called a Democrat voter registration drive.


37 posted on 07/06/2011 6:19:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: Jacquerie

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!


38 posted on 07/06/2011 9:39:37 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Jacquerie

Translation “Damn they have a REAL Republican in Florida who doesn’t care what the media and Democrats think about what he does!”


39 posted on 07/07/2011 4:42:55 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37
On top of it all, the governorship is Scott's first political office. He previously headed up an evil healthcare insurance company.
40 posted on 07/07/2011 5:58:42 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Our Constitution is timeless because human nature is static.)
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To: Jacquerie
I think a poll tax is a GREAT IDEA. And I'm sure we could resurrect the "Jim Crow" laws and modify them to be color blind. I sure do like the way that Bill Clinton thinks!

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?

41 posted on 07/07/2011 10:23:49 AM PDT by The Duke
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