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Obama Pushes Voter ID Program - In Kenya!
Independent Journal Review ^ | 06/28/2013 | Michael Miller

Posted on 06/28/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As the Obamas continue their vacation official visit to Africa, the White House today released a Fact Sheet detailing the prez’s support for the region. One of the first items highlighted? A voter ID law. In Kenya.

Wait – WHAT??? As reported by The Weekly Standard, the Fact Sheet, entitled “U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa,” outlines a $53 million program designed to help young Kenyans “obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration.” Here’s an excerpt:

Civil society and independent media play a critical role in any vibrant democracy. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the United States supports efforts to ensure civil society organizations and independent media can organize, advocate, and raise awareness with governments and the private sector to improve political processes, transparency, and government performance. Examples include:

In Kenya, the $53 million Yes Youth Can program [O even gives catchy names to his programs in other countries] empowers nearly one million Kenyan youth to use their voices for advocacy in national and local policy-making, while also creating economic opportunities.

In advance of Kenya’s March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Can’s “My ID My Life” campaign helped 500,000 youth obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration, and carried out a successful nationwide campaign with Kenyan civic organizations to elicit peace pledges from all presidential aspirants [emphasis added by White House].

hypocrisy-meterIronically, when O’s mouthpiece White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked in August of last year to describe Obama’s view of voter registration, he said the following:

“And on the voter ID case, I can tell you that, as you know, this administration believes it should be easier for eligible citizens to vote – to register and vote. We should not be imposing unnecessary obstacles or barriers to voter participation.”

Setting aside the Hall-of-Fame hypocrisy, Jay, I see your point. If voter ID cards had been required in the 2012 presidential election, it would’ve been damn hard for Obama to garner in excess of 100% of the registered vote in parts of Cleveland, huh?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionfraud; kenya; obama; votefraud; voterfraud; voterid

1 posted on 06/28/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How about “presidential candidate ID”?


2 posted on 06/28/2013 6:55:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tear down America—build up third world countries.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 6:55:51 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SeekAndFind

This President is completely repulsive. Nothing he does shocks me anymore.


4 posted on 06/28/2013 7:02:50 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: SeekAndFind
Ok ... This is from The Onion right?
5 posted on 06/28/2013 7:04:42 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

RE: Ok ... This is from The Onion right?

Nope, this was reported in the Weekly Standard and picked up by Drudge.

See here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-touts-kenyan-program-obtain-national-id-cards-voter-registration_737990.html

and here:

http://www.drudge.com/news/169720/obama-admin-touts-voter-id-kenya


6 posted on 06/28/2013 7:13:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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This is terrible. Since black people are too stupid to have ID’s, and 99% of the population is black, then he pretty much just guaranteed that nobody will ever be able to vote in Kenya.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 7:17:30 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SeekAndFind

We can’t have”Voter ID”here;that would be RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 06/28/2013 7:49:32 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: SeekAndFind

Taking “Community Organizing” on the road.


9 posted on 06/28/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dsrtsage
This is terrible. Since black people are too stupid to have ID’s, and 99% of the population is black, then he pretty much just guaranteed that nobody will ever be able to vote in Kenya.

If the "Right to Vote" actually meant anything the Pols would have outlawed it long ago.

10 posted on 06/28/2013 7:52:41 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Dissonance meter is pegged off-scale high.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 7:52:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: SeekAndFind

.... If we could actually get video of him promoting the Voter ID Program in Kenya we could easily modify it to make an ad promoting Voter ID in America. It would be indefensible because Obama uttered those words only a day ago. Therefore that so called “Evolving Position” argument on the matter would be invalid. It would be hilarious to see the other side squirm and scramble for an explanation.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 7:59:01 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean that Kenyans will vote in the US Elections?


13 posted on 06/28/2013 8:06:42 AM PDT by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Love the meter!


14 posted on 06/28/2013 8:16:28 AM PDT by hummingbird (So many conspiracies. Not enough time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


15 posted on 06/28/2013 9:36:30 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: SeekAndFind

And so why not ask him the same question when he returns home? Naw, that make way too much sense.

We are so helically wrapped around a cylinder.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 9:45:17 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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