Skip to comments.Obama appoints anti-voter ID Dem to co-lead voter commission -Bob Bauer
Posted on 05/25/2013 9:06:17 AM PDT by opentalk
Barack Obama appointed Tuesday to help lead the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, Robert F. Bauer, said during the 2012 election that voter ID laws are a Republican tactic to suppress lawful votes.
During the 2012 election, the Obama team tapped Bauer to lead the legal teams for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Among his initiatives: fighting voter ID laws enacted by a number of states in an effort to combat voter fraud. During his time as the teams organizer, Bauer told the Associated Press that he believes that the GOP is enlisting these new laws to impede the right to vote.
Before his work on the campaign, Bauer served as Obamas general consul from 2009 to 2011.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Commission to identify practical, real-world solutions to long voter lines, access to polls.
The Commission was created by Executive Order 13644, Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Commissioners were appointed by the President.
Robert F. Bauer, Co-Chair and Member Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Nazis! Nazis! Everywhere! This country is starting to look like the Ardennes on December 16, 1944.
...Similar tactic - to Obama appointing Holder to investigate Holder..
The House of Reps could stop Zer0's adm in its tracks by just not funding their programs. There is something here that I clearly do not understand.....
.....it just may boil down to the fact Boehner just don't think the situation is so dire and he is not willing to take on the flack which would storm his way from the libs & MSM.
Boehner really needs to be replaced.
We can see the current scandals have certainly had an effect on Obama. /s
I agree. We need somebody up there who will stand up to the commie libs.
Welllll, if anyone knows voter suppression, it’s O’s team.
The business of the Progressives is to keep on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to not correct the mistakes.
-Gilbert K Chesterton-
You’re right. There has been talk ever since Obamacare passed that we could defund it. But realistically, the House will not use their power over the nation’s checkbook to accomplish anything.
And now we see the liberals starting to say that the GOP can’t refuse to increase the debt ceiling, because money has already been spent, yadda, yadda, yadda, and children won’t be vaccinated, seniors won’t get Social Security checks, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Unfortunately, the GOP and conservatives have to battle both the Democrats and the media narrative. Democrats only have to do battle with Republicans.
Heck, Obama won both elections by narrow margins. Would he have won at all without such fawning coverage from the media???? That coverage may well have tipped the balance.
Obama acts like he has some mandate, but winning 51-49% is hardly an overwhelming vote of confidence.
Especially with WH/DOJ going after FOX.
Anita Dunn - married to Bob Bauer, publicly claimed FOX news was not real news....when she was WH communications director
Well, isn’t this just special. Obummer (via valjal and Georgie boy) is just doing more in your face, I’ll do what I want.
More info on the Bobster (aka husband of Anita (I love Mao) Dunn:
More on Bob Bauer:
Bob Bauer in his own words
By Bill Allison Aug 10 201012:36 p.m.
Robert F. Bauer, who will take on part of the responsibilities of Norm Eisen, the departing Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform, has a long and storied career in Washington. He has represented the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, and 527 organizations like Vote Now and America Coming Together. Hes defended Democratic politicians who ran into ethics trouble, including former Rep. Tony Coelho and former Sen. Robert Torricelliboth of whom were forced to give up their offices as ethics charges mounted against them. Hes filed ethics complaints against Republican and Republican-leaning organizations, most spectacularly when he prepared a complaint alleging racketeering on the part of former Republican Majority Leader Rep. Tom DeLay for extortion (for his aggressive fundraising), money laundering and illegally coordinating with section 527 groups to evade campaign finance laws. The suit was later dropped.
Thanks mostly to Lexis-Nexis and his own blog, here are a few choice quotes from Robert Bauer over the years. In reverse chronological order:
24 posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:28:52 AM by ncfool (Obama’s aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
Oh Oh this cant be true....But now we have to connect the dots back to the White House. I wonder if this person BOB BAUER White House General Counsel that was written about in yesterdays WSJ by Has anything to do with the IRS Scandal.
Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign (and later White House) general counsel, wrote letters to the Department of Justice in August 2008 attacking a conservative 501(c)4 called the American Issues Project for running an ad that highlighted Obamas connection to former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Bauer did not stop there; he also contacted the Federal Election Commission. That same month, a left-wing activist created a 501(c)4 called Accountable America that was designed to intimidate GOP donors.
14 posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:21:13 AM by ncfool (Obama’s aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
I agree with you that Boehner needs to be replaced,but I disagree that he doesn’t think the situation is so dire. What I can’t figure out is why... Is he just incompetent? Doesn’t he realize he has the power to stop a lot of these evil plots? Or is he in secret agreement with everything that’s happening and that is why he does nothing? Whatever the reason, he needs to go and now! He is the worst Speaker in my memory. Say what you will about his predecessors, including Pelosi, they were effective. He really hasn’t done much at all in his tenure.
The nation is screwed.
There are enough enemies in Congress to keep the slow leak leaking ... eventually sinking the ship.
wasn’t Bauer the husband of crazy WH staffer lip-licking Maoist Anita Dunn?
didnt his law firm reap MILLIONS from quashing challenges to obama’s birth cert and constitutional eligibility?
Was Bauer, his law firm, or his surrogates involved in using the legal system to persecute and attempt to bankrupt Sarah Palin?
Bauer, Dunn, Cass Sunstein and his wife Samantha Powers (2 names, harder to pin down to one married couple) et al are among those gray nameless faceless ice cold fanatically agenda driven bureaucrats who work behind the scenes and under the radar to enable even history’s most evil leaders to carry out their agenda.
They are the loyal “true believers” who place their human gods and agenda above everything and everyone in the name of social progress
they are the most dangerous people in our society, not the big names like obama and Clinton, but the army of ‘bot bureaucrats who serve them to support “the agenda”
By the time this communists trash, King Obama, leaves office the entire Federal Government will be a dictatorship with hard core communists running America. Look how saturated the current Administration is now.
some of us have been putting our savings in this TSP account for decades to prepare for retirement
in the past these raided savings have been replaced when the “debt ceiling” is raised
I am feeling very uneasy this time, given the low or nonexistent ethics of this WH and its appointees, fact of our national financial distress and the need for Congress to take a stand and resist this blackmail
this situation is one to watch in regards to the rumored desire of govt to seize private 401K and retirement accounts if obama doesn't get another round of tax hikes to fund his insane spending
I know govt employees are not supported on this forum, but on the overt govt seizure of private savings accounts, we may be the canaries in the coal mine
“...King Obama, leaves office the entire Federal Government will be a dictatorship with hard core communists running America.”
There will be no alternative to replacing them EXCEPT eliminating entire Federal departments which are not part of the U.S.Constitution’s mandate.
You do realize that we’re being handed an opportunity?
Wasn’t Bauer recently mentioned in the IRS scandal?
On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ada common-enough tactic in such ad spats.
What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on the same day wrote to the criminal division of the Justice Department, demanding an investigation into AIP, “its officers and directors,” and its “anonymous donors.” Mr. Bauer claimed that the nonprofit, as a 501(c)(4), was committing a “knowing and willful violation” of election law, and wanted “action to enforce against criminal violations.”
Get out! Get out! Get out!
No institution will be a safe place to stash your cash when the Feds come looking for money to cover national debts.
Empty your bank accounts. Hold cash. If you have a TSP or 401K or IRA cash them out. If you can’t cash out, stop contributing to your pension, stop adding to it - it is only going to be gobbled-up by government.
There is no institution that will function as a ‘safe harbor’ for your money.
Anita Dunn, former Obama aide who told a group of high school students that Mao Tse Tung was one of her two favorite political philosophers .....Ms. Dunn, who is married to Obamas former personal lawyer, Robert Bauer, told the students that when confronted with difficult political problems, Mao was one of the people she turns to most for answers about how to do things that have never been done before. -----http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2010/04/28/fan-of-chairman-mao-to-help-tory-leader-cameron/?print=1
I nominate Trey Gowdy.
The large tea party turn out in 2010...needed to be squashed, countered by WH machine
Regarding Obama wanting to protect the unlawful votes of illegal immigrants in order to continue abusing government power, the states have amended the Constitution to protect voting rights only on the basis of race, sex, tax issues and age as evidenced by the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments. Otherwise, there is nothing in the Constitution which prohibits states from not letting otherwise qualified people from voting if they can't show a valid photo ID.
In fact, in addition to being required to show a valid photo ID in order to vote, I think that the states also need to require candidate voters to pass a basic constitutional law test which emphasises the federal government's constitutonally limited powers before being allowed to vote. This would help to insure that legal and illegal voters know when federal candidate lawmakers try to get themselves elected by promising things, such as healthcare, which the federal government has no constitutonal authority to address regardless what activist justices say about Obamacare.
We need only ONE law passed. ALL Federal Elections REQUIRE PHOTO ID!
Includes...open borders, amnesty, no id, non citizen votes, squash opposition via IRS, DOJ..media wire tapping, appoint your operative to oversee a commission by executive order. Basically to federalize elections..increase foreign,Soros affiliated counting voter machines.
And the low level info voters will take their cue from the Media and the Dems have proven they can mobilize them.....
So the Pubbies need to move slowly and force the media to get these Scandals on the Front pages....
I think that is the only hop;e.
I think the water needs a higher temperature ...near boiling ....then we should have a Select Committee.
Special Prosecuters are Deadly for slowing things down and they can go off in wild directions.
.....why is it always that the Republicans have to be careful, walking on tip toes w/head down, humbled and afraid?
R's have been doing this for decades and where has it gotten us? We have been set upon by an emboldened progressive dog pack which have used their intimidation tactics to the greatest level that I have ever seen.
It is disgraceful and humiliating to watch Boehner and the boys kind of hiding out & not taking the fight with the same viciousness that the other side has. R's have Foxnews, the internet and talk radio to report their message..and I would argue that these outlets reach far more people than do MSM.
Therefore, I would urge Boehner to appoint an attack dog group...demand loudly from the MSM an equal amount of time and refute loudly and with vigor, EVERY attack on the Republicans from the MSM. Follow the progressive candidates around with a watchdog group attending every speech and appearance by a progressive...
In other words...treat the progressives in exactly the same way the progressives treat Conservatives.
..see how they like it....
...and, if they must, do it with a "gentle" viciousness...