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An Offensive in the Republican War on Voting

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Election Theft, GOP Hate, GOP Rehime, Maddow, Racism, Video )

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TomCat S (128)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:53 am
The Republican Party has a war on _______. Just fill in the blank with anything good for America, and you’re right! The Republican War on Voting has been going on for years, but their most recent big offensive, now taking place in McCrorystan, opens a window on Republican intentions for the future of our right to elect our representatives.

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:57 am

pam w (139)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:12 am
Every time I see reports and news like this, I wonder...WHY DON'T VOTERS JUST TOSS THEM OUT?

It's a puzzlement.

Sue M (79)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:33 am

Alice C (1797)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:00 am
Thanks for posting this information

P A (117)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:04 am
In Boone, North Carolina, 1500 people per voting station is the recommended guideline, Pat McCrory now says 9,300 people have to vote in one voting station – which only has 35 parking spaces – as Rachel Maddow said "WHAT could go wrong?!". As For Elizabeth City in NC – things are even worse – if your skin is black you can't vote – AWFUL!! This is so blatantly illegal – yet they are convinced they can do it – do they have a different rule book?

Argh just had elec cut/power outage – must post this!

P A (117)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:05 am
PS - I completely agree with your post above TC - it is too true!

Gene J (290)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:20 am
"The bill is a truly abominable piece of anti-democratic legislation, the only likely effect of which will be to make it increasingly difficult — maybe even impossible — for some people who don’t typically support Republicans to be able to vote."

As fast as the Voting Rights Act was gutted, it will be put back in place because of the immediate reaction to do exactly what the Supremes said these states were no longer doing. Damn fools. All they had to do was lie low and they could have gotten away with it likely, but what they have done proves the argument that protections are still needed. Let's not forget that NC's brilliant legislature is the one that passed a law allowing for only an 8 inch rise is sea level. They make a lot of money off those coastal golf resorts so they put nature on notice they're coming after her if the sea goes up more than 8 inches - which is what it already has done there. The only bright side to the rise that is coming is that it will flood these morons first. Stupid is as stupid does...

Terrie W (798)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:37 am
Doesn't surprise me none, just look at what TX has done. Now they have come out and basically said--in writing--that their intention is to stop Democrats--ALL Democrats in the state--from voting. Actually admitted it, like they think they won't get dinged for it. Holder is already putting the paperwork in on the constitutionality of it to the Fascist Five. Hopefully, something will be done about it. Actually had the cojones to say it outright. So, NC shenanigans do not surprise me at all. Can we just start calling this what it truly is --in print, in media, online and all points internationally...that we are truly a Fascist Regime?!!!!!

Arielle S (313)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:39 am
I found it interesting that it is a 92 year old black woman suing NC over this voting issue. Where is everybody else? We actually thought about moving to NC to escape the southern mentality - obviously, not a good choice either.

Winnie A (179)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:44 am
Are we going back to the Dark Ages again when it comes to voting? Americans must stand up against this assault on their rights no matter what state they live in and contact those in office to make your voice heard.

Kit B (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 7:44 am

The swift reaction by many states to the SCOTUS decision was nothing less than a laying of the gauntlet. They seem to want the fight and believe that no matter what, they will be championed by the court. In fact, what they have accomplished is to bring many people from both sides together to fight against these hideous new laws. Though it is true there is no wording that explicitly addresses race, gender or age, but a close look at the changes in the laws and who is affected (precincts) and there is your discrimination.

If the republicans can not on the principals of their platform they will attempt to win by eliminating the voters who will probably vote against them. This is a vindictive, small minded and isolating why of attempting to win office. I hope it both backfires and is fully rejected by each court that hears these cases.

Thanks TC, you got my blood boiling first thing this morning. A bit of righteous indignation to start the day.

Jason R (67)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:40 am
What a thoroughly disgusting people.

Deb E (63)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:06 am
They do believe they can do anything. They are working for a very powerful group. And I fear they might just get away with it. Unless, like Terrie said, those on the other side start calling this, publicly, what it really is. And it isn't just about rights. It is how to take over a country. Without firing a shot.

Jason R (67)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:44 am
War on "democracy". That thing they only refer to in the middle east. The hypocrisy is out in a wide open field. Their ability to ignore it completely even though we see it and are yelling and pointing, is mind boggling.

We have a serious mental disorder. It's an epidemic!

want to know what I really think? lol

David C (129)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:19 am
war and wars on ____________......are awful......but the Greedy Oil Poisoners don't seem to care.....

Lynn S (235)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:39 am
It seems that political thoughts and processes in the US are constipated and in great pain! Why? Because Republicanus/Teabaggers are obstructing the ability of the people to be involved in their constitutional right to vote, among other things. No better example is McCrorystan — North Carolina!

I think the only answer is a strong legal show of force from the DOJ. Moral Mondays are growing but so, it seems, is the ability of police to arrest. With people deliberately being targeted as not eligible to vote, I don't think there is a hope in hell of Democratic North Carolinians taking back NC without help from the DOJ. Get going Eric Holder, time's a wastin'!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:36 pm
Time For People To Get Whatever They Need NOW In Order To Vote Reach Out To Others If You Need Help !!!! VOTE THE GOP/Tea Party Members OUT OF OFFICES!!! Cause Lying , Stealing, Cheating And Gerrymandering Is The Only Way They Can WIN!!! :-( Every Elections Are Important And ALL VOTES COUNTS!!

Gary L (138)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:45 pm
I read your blog earlier TC it comes as no surprise to me . my father left that state in 1936 and never went back these so-called people are nothing more than lousy bigots it's past time that the good people of north carolina,(where ever they are) stand up for our country and democracy

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:10 pm
Anything to make it harder to vote. They'll do anything despicable, because they know they can't win. They are the antithesis of American values that stand for anything good.

Sheri S (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:13 pm
If the GOP has their way, they will be the only party in existence. Then no vote will be needed for any office, they can put in who they please. We need to get the old goats, a***s or whatever you call them out of office and put in a whole new set. Unfortunately, unless we tell those who have run & been elected that they cannot run or be elected or appointed to Congress in any fashion, we are stuck with the status quo. It is time for term limits and the destruction of lobbyists. Let's throw in all the perks they get as well. No perks, maybe they will remember they are humans like the rest of us, not Gods.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:28 pm
Disgusting, sick, and, unfortunately, very true. I don't really think they want to be the only "party"; I think they want to rule. My hope is in the American people. Let's hope the majority can see through the lies and deceit.

Chris C (152)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:37 pm
Well...the people (or "sheeple") voted McCrory in! I wonder just how long it's going to take Americans to wake the hell up???Sure glad I don't live in NC or most of the southern states for that matter! The illegal antics of the right wing govt's there are beyond belief!

James M (84)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:00 pm
Congress needs to suspend their vacation and
get their butts back to work fixing this latest
activist judges wrongful decision.

Yvonne W (229)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 3:02 pm
Is it wrong to fantasize about deporting all street gangs, prisoners, & "illegals" to racist Southern states just so these jerks find out how bad we CAN make it for their fearmongering racist butts? I like to call it Carpet baggers for the TeaBaggers!;)

Barbara V (51)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:03 pm
Aside from the fact that the Repugs have got their noses up the behinds of the rich, they have also gone mad. I cannot for the life of me IMAGINE that anything so reprehensible as voter repression has come to the fore in America. Either we ditch the Repugs from office, or we will be in serious trouble.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:35 pm

Deborah W (6)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:36 pm
TC and groupies at their finest ... let's go.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:38 pm
Kit, the GOP/TP have no principles of their platform - except to win no matter what it takes and who you have to maim or kill in the process.

What I'm wondering is all these states are making the voting changes and the US AG is taking the first ones to the time all of these cases have exhausted all courts, except the BOGUS SCOTUS, won't it be time to vote in 2014? And the changes will still be in effect...Maybe they did know what they were doing.

Twyla S (208)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:08 pm
Noted and not surprised. We all have to stand together.

Diana Bair (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 8:51 pm

Debra T (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:01 pm

Edith B (146)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:15 pm
I can't believe we are back to fighting for the same things we did in the sixties, voters rights and reproductive rights, all these things because the TEa Party has the rest of the Republicans scared and the Democrats don't have the guts to stand up to them. SCOTUS needs term limits, then we could get rod of these scumbags who are destroying our rights.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:58 am
Women in France didn't vote until 1946. So how backward are we?

TomCat S (128)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:58 am
Thanks and kudos to all. Great comments.

GGma Sheila, I've been asking the same question.

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:14 am
sadly noted with interes

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:10 pm

TomCat S (128)
Monday August 19, 2013, 1:52 am
Thank you both!
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