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Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!
http://news.investors.com ^ | 9.7.12 | IBD Editorials

Posted on 09/08/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by Whenifhow

Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

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Last week, however, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that attempts to locate and contact IVAO offices at overseas military installations failed about half the time. "Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50% of the time," the inspector general reported. "We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available." The estimated cost of establishing functioning IVAOs at all overseas military bases not in combat zones is estimated at between $15 million and $20 million a year. We wasted $530 million on Solyndra but can't afford a relative pittance to ensure our soldiers are not disenfranchised.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: military; move; obama; pentagon; sourcetitlenoturl; vote
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1 posted on 09/08/2012 7:58:59 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv; Las Vegas Dave; EBH; Absolutely Nobama

FYI


2 posted on 09/08/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
I read the entire article and I'm mad as Hell! That turd in the WH exploits our troops and their achievements at every opportunity. He did not dispatch Bin Laden - but the guys who did - at least those of them who remain after he blew their cover - can't exercise their franchise! Excuse my vulgarity, but that sucks big donkey d***s!

If there's any segment of our population who deserves to have a vote, it's the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in our Armed Forces! They are the guarantors of our Freedoms - the Obama Regime subverts and undermines our Freedoms at every opportunity.

Let the Military vote!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 09/08/2012 8:16:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Whenifhow
IVAO = installation voting assistance office ...

Results were clear ... half the time the assistance office didn't exist because of ... ???

I guess funding, but with zero, I'd say it was planned.

Some of these guys are gonn'a come home and figure it out ... THEIR own life is not the one to take.

4 posted on 09/08/2012 8:25:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Whenifhow

Not able to access article.

It is widely mentioned on the internets.


5 posted on 09/08/2012 8:34:27 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Whenifhow

Politics Chicago-style; Obama knows only too well that the troops hate him and will cast their votes for Romney.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 8:40:33 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Tainan; admin

Admin, could you make the correction to the link ?

Thanks!

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/090712-624998-obama-ignores-military-absentee-voting-problems.htm


7 posted on 09/08/2012 8:40:48 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

This infuriates me like no other issue. These people are despicable scum.


8 posted on 09/08/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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9 posted on 09/08/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Whenifhow; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...

Active duty ping.


10 posted on 09/08/2012 9:37:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Whenifhow

Bump


11 posted on 09/08/2012 9:41:22 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Whenifhow

> Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You! <

Soldiers to Obama; Ok, then no fighting for you!


12 posted on 09/08/2012 9:48:51 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: FightforFreedomCA

Agreed. Scum


13 posted on 09/08/2012 9:50:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Whenifhow

Outrageous. Obama has to go!!


14 posted on 09/08/2012 9:53:12 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Whenifhow

These men and women are still citizens. Will a class action suit be filed by them against Obama?


15 posted on 09/08/2012 9:54:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

A class action lawsuit may take some time. Obama seems to be pushing buttons from the headlines.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 10:05:13 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

And naturally our inillustrious Congress is nowhere to be found.

Again.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 10:05:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ihave become so upset (to put it mildly) that I am praying the Rosary at night and I am not even Roman Catholic—but Lutheran Mo Synod. Soldiers should protest NO VOTE, NO FIGHT. No worse consequences than we are going to get if that that pompus A$$ F’ing bastard gets back in office!


18 posted on 09/08/2012 10:34:47 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
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To: Whenifhow

I’ve already written my congresscritters; they may ignore, but, at least, I’ve gone on record with them and the more that do it, the more the bastards may worry about their next election.

“Undocumented democrats” are being imported while our fighting men and women are disenfranchised.

Remember your congresscritter’s address when the riots start; you might want to “warn” them of impending doom...ya know-as a “caring” constituent.


19 posted on 09/08/2012 11:05:19 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey; onedoug

There was an article on Free Republic this past week where Congresswomen/men had gone to Secretary of Defense Panetta and asked him to ensure that military personnel would be able to vote.

There isn’t much Congress can do at this point. It is the responsibility of the administration to make sure the Postal Service and Defense Department function correctly.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 11:50:26 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Whenifhow

Obama will do anything to win, even if it means cheating our fighting men out of their right to vote.


21 posted on 09/09/2012 2:59:08 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: ConorMacNessa

No surprise here. I spent 3-1/2 years of my career overseas and didn’t get local or national absentee forms in time to vote for the period.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 4:06:32 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SatinDoll

Nonsense.

Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution gives the House - not the President - primary jurisdiction over postal matters. Congress chooses to simply abdicate this responsibility. It’s evidently too much work for them, and they don’t give a damn for our Forces afield, nor for the state of the nation.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 5:58:28 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

It is true what you say, only the mail delivery system to military personnel is not controlled entirely by the USPS.

Congress went to Panetta for a reason - the USPS interconnects with the military who handle mail delieveries on base or in the field, and the deliveries can be halted or slowed by the DOD!

In my own community the election office is controlled by Democrats, so the mailing of absentee ballots can be slowed at that choke point. I don’t trust them or their damn union - SEIU.


24 posted on 09/09/2012 6:39:36 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: trebb

I served in the USN between 1980 - 1986, and voted absentee in every election. Columbia County, Oregon, did a great job on getting those ballots out to the services.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 6:41:50 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: onedoug

Meanwhile, 1,491 US servicemen dead in Afghanistan on Obama’s watch. (2/3 of all casualties during 1/3 of our time in Afghanistan)
Thousands more with PTSD or/or maimed for life.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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