Thursday, August 02, 2012
Obama Campaign Sues To Suppress The Military Vote
The Obama Administration has had a lot to say about voter ID laws 'suppressing people's votes', and Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Department of Justice have engaged in widespread lawfare to try and keep those laws off the books.
Voter fraud, of course is a lot more widespread than they'd like us to realize, and they're depending on it to help them win this year's election.
As you might guess, the democrats are not really all that concerned about voter suppression. They just want the right votes suppressed,if you know what I mean.
One constituency they'd rather didn't vote at all is active duty military, who vote predominantly Republican when their votes actually get counted.
So the Democrats have actively been involved in suppressing those votes.
In 2010, Eric Holder and the Obama Department of Justice prior to the 2010 midterms engaged in a systematic campaign to encourage states to seek waivers not to comply with the Federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (the MOVE Act), which among other things mandated that ballots be in the hands of ourtroops overseas no less than 45 days prior to elections. in order to suppress the military vote. Congress found out in a subsequent investigation when it was too late to do anything about it that the worst offenders were states and counties run by Democrats. In fact, the Justice Department employee who was the chief contact person in encouraging jurisdictions not to comply with the law and seek waivers was actually promoted.
The pattern is repeating itself this year, as Mike Flynn over at Breitbart reports:
On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state's law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is "arbitrary" with "no discernible rational basis."
Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as "arbitrary" and having "no discernible rational basis," I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women's time and their obligations to their sworn duty.
Felons, illegal aliens, dead people and people too inept to score a photo ID even when they're given out free? That's the Democrat's preferred constituency, for very obvious reasons.
Active duty military? Not so much.
And every American whose either served in uniform or has a family member or someone close to them who has ought to outraged and vote accordingly.
President Obama loves the military when he can pose with them for photo-ops,or pound his chest and take credit for their achievements.
Just not when they vote.