Skip to comments.Obama Pushes Voter ID Program - In Kenya!
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 Kenyas March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Cans 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].
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?
How about “presidential candidate ID”?
Tear down America—build up third world countries.
This President is completely repulsive. Nothing he does shocks me anymore.
RE: Ok ... This is from The Onion right?
Nope, this was reported in the Weekly Standard and picked up by Drudge.
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.
We can’t have”Voter ID”here;that would be RACIST!!!!!!!!!!!!
Taking “Community Organizing” on the road.
If the "Right to Vote" actually meant anything the Pols would have outlawed it long ago.
Dissonance meter is pegged off-scale high.
.... 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.
You mean that Kenyans will vote in the US Elections?
Love the meter!
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.