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  • Desperation: Obama Surrogate Calls to Make Voting Mandatory

    06/21/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 123 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Peter Orszag, former head of the Obama Office of Management and Budget, is desperate. With even Roll Call recognizing that President Obama is fighting an uphill battle for re-election, Orszag is floating a trial balloon: mandatory voting. His call for forced voting comes in an op/ed for Bloomberg News: The U.S. prides itself as the beacon of democracy, but it’s very likely no U.S. president has ever been elected by a majority of American adults. It’s our own fault -- because voter participation rates are running below 60 percent, a candidate would have to win 85 percent or more of...
  • Inciting the Idiot Vote

    06/20/2012 6:11:39 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 June 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    Joining the ranks of drug pushers are what I would call polling-place pushers. These are people who run get-out-the-vote drives or at least agitate in that regard, and they are more to be feared than any corner dope peddler. As an example, pollster John Zogby recently lamented how the young people who catapulted Barack Obama to the presidency are now losing interest in voting. He said to the League of Women Voters (LWV), “I truly am worried about today’s twenty-somethings.” I have seen them move from hope and grand expectations for themselves and their world to anxiety and disillusionment.” That’s...
  • Ron Paul Plows to Lead in Iowa; Young Voters Sowing the Seed

    12/19/2011 12:27:14 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 137 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When it comes to foreign affairs, Ron Paul is the most mocked of the GOP field. The argument could be made that Paul only wants to follow the Constitution. He does not believe we should fight a war unless it is declared a war by Congress. As a former military man, Paul says he wants a strong defense, but wants to bring troops back home from around the world. Paul's philosophy on foreign affairs continues to be his biggest stumbling block with older voters and his GOP rivals. An article earlier this year in USA Today stated that Paul has...