Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Damn it, Snyder!

Just when Rick Michigan starts to get on my good side a bit, he does something once again that pisses me off.

From CBS




(CBS News) Breaking from Republicans in his state and across the country, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday vetoed three bills intended to curb voter fraud but that opponents cast as forms of voter suppression.
One of the bills vetoed would have required training for people involved in voter registration efforts. In a release, the governor's office said, "While Snyder supports the concept of training individuals involved in voter registration, [these changes]... may cause confusion with ongoing voter registration efforts."
Another one of the vetoed bills would have required a voter to prove his U.S. citizenship before receiving a ballot, while the third would have required a voter to show a photo ID when picking up an absentee ballot form. The governor's office said in its statement, "this legislation could create voter confusion among absentee voters."


You got to be shitting me. The veto of the third provision is what really pissed me off. That's about 1/3 of the votes right there. How the hell can you veto a photo ID for an absentee ballot form?

I got a laugh out of this.


The nonpartisan group Project Vote, meanwhile, applauded the Republican governor for "doing right by Michigan voters and taking an important stand against the current onslaught of voter suppression laws."


Non partisan? It's obviously not unbiased.  Barack Obama (ACORN's Attorney) in 1992 ran the Chicago chapter of Project Vote. It's tight with ACORN, Jocelyn Benson, Soros, the Secretary of State Project, and all those leftists.

From Capital Research Center
Browne-Dianis, like many of her colleagues, engages in racially tinged overstatement. She likened a Florida election law to a “Jim Crow” law because it requires that voter registration groups like ACORN quickly hand over to the state the registration forms they gather.
Besides Levitt and Brown-Dianis, Durbin could have filled the panel with dozens of other well funded left-wing election law specialists eager to support his opposition to voter ID. By contrast, Heritage Foundation expert Hans von Spakovsky is one of very few election law experts prepared to rebut the overblown claims of people like Browne-Dianis and Levitt. The Left has scores of soldiers; the Right but a few. There is no middle to speak of in this field.
Left-wing election law soldiers are paid salaries by dozens of well-funded nonprofit legal and policy advocacy groups, including ACORN-affiliated Project Vote, Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense Fund (AALDF), Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, DEMOS, League of Women Voters, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). These and other groups often work against conservative candidates and the rule of law by attacking election rules and procedures.
Not surprisingly, sizeable contributions from George Soros’s philanthropies go to these organizations. For example, Soros’s Open Society Institute has given grants to Project Vote ($1 million since 2007), Demos ($2,475,000 since 2003), Common Cause Education Fund ($2,025,000 since 2001) and MALDEF ($323,200 since 2001), according to the FoundationSearch philanthropy database.


Convicted Felon George Soros. Who else would be involved in this.Thanks for nothing Snyder. I hope Snyder's veto gets overridden.

22 comments:

Communications guru said...

Great veto. Glad to see he ditched this clear voter suppression effort. Ah, the attacks on George Soros. It's funny you hate this self-made humanitarian and ignore the billionaires so vile they kept a loser like Snewt Gingrich in the race so long.

BTW, where is this voter fraud these voter suppression bills are supposed to stop? There is none, and Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai made it very clear what these ALEC designed bills are all about.

So, are the League of Women Voters and AARP stealth liberal organizations funded by Soros? You are such a jerk. There is no chance it will be overridden; not a chance.

Communications guru said...

This is a good read about the most partsian SOS in Michigan history.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120703/COL33/120703059/Stephen-Henderson-Crusade-against-voter-fraud-solution-need-problem

Denis Curran said...

Yes, you're right CG! And that's not the only thing, look at all the check suppresssion that is STILL GOING ON TODAY! Those fascists are still making people show photo I.D. to cash a check, even at a bank! It's a white supremacy plot, I tell you! And those Nazi store clerks that want to see a drivers license before you can buy booze, don't even get me started. Mr. Snyder has to veto all of that too!

Communications guru said...

Well, I don't place buying booze and cashing a check on the same par as voting. I feel sorry for you if you do.

Denis Curran said...

But what about the first amendment? I have to show my license to get a card to check out books at my local library. It's a conspiracy to keep the rich in power, you know it as well as I do! It's time for all of us socialistically inclined 99%ers to gather at Governor Snyder's house and publicly burn our bras! Or driver's licenses! Or something! Illegal immigrants have constitutional rights too - they should vote just like anybody else!

Communications guru said...

What about the First Amendment? Again, the right to vote is guaranteed in the Constitution, and how can any sane person compare voting to buying booze or checking out books? You already show an ID when you vote; it’s called a signature. I do agree with you, however, that there is a conspiracy to keep the 1 percent the 1 percent. Now, you can burn your bra if you like, but I don’t know what that will accomplish. No, Illegal immigrants do not have constitutional rights, and I’m still waiting for an example, just one, of an illegal immigrant voting. They couldn’t show any example of that happening when this bill was passed, and you can’t now because it’s just not happening.

Denis Curran said...

What, are you trying to deprive illegal immigrants from their traditional Michigan right to vote? Maybe no one told you: "There are about 560,000 registered voters in the city of Detroit. But the 2010 U.S. Census found only 523,430 Detroiters over 18, according to Data Driven Detroit." If voting is a good thing, isn't voting a whole lot even a better thing? Come on, who could argue against that, some kind of crazy right wing radical? We socialists gotta stick together, and make sure we vote as much as we want. Do you realize what would happen if we STOPPED?

Communications guru said...

Like I said, I'm still waiting for you to show one case of an illegal alian voting.How hard can it be to find just one? You can't, the House Republicans coulden't the Sebate Republicans coulden't and neither could the most partsian SOS in Michigan coulden't either.

Denis Curran said...

Dude, it's not the illegal "alians" we gotta look after, it's the illegal "aliens". Or, do you mean these "alians" are those of us who do some extra voting with an "alias"? Cool, that's a good way to put it. I like that, Empower the Alian Vote!

And you're right about those "Sebate Republicans" - they are just the worst, aren't they? When they See Bait like pandering to low-information voters with "across-the-aisle" headline stunts, they just sucker in enough rubes to keep on fooling enough people enough of the time.

Yes, we DO need a "partsian" SOS! Parts of ignoring the Constitution, parts of spending all your staff time getting publicity for chasing "price-gougers" like Kelly used to do, parts of making sure anybody who wants to vote a few more times has it easy - that's the way to keep the good old welfare state running the economy into the ground.

See, if only I was a communications guru, I could spell this out for you.

Communications guru said...

Dude, I know it’s not illegal aliens you’re after; it’s minority voters that tend to vote democratic. Just ask the Pennsylvania Speaker of the House who admitted that is the case.

Yes, Senate Republicans are “just the worst.” No, we don’t need a partisan SOS; we already have one. I guess when the facts are not on your side, all you have are typos. BTW, Frank Kelly was never the SOS, genius, but yes, it would be nice to have an AG who protected consumers for a change.

I’m still waiting for that example of a person voting illegally that warrants these voter suppression bills.

Denis Curran said...

You're absolutely right, CG. See, lots of check fraud con artists get away with it and don't get caught, so that proves there's no reason to try to catch them, right? I mean, come on, that's just basic liberal logic. This fascist rule of demanding people show photo ID to cash a check is SUPPRESSION - no wonder the economy is so bad now, right? We're being suppressed! People will never be free until money is free! End the suppression! We need a careful and honest vote collecting group like ACORN to double and triple up some more liberal votes, or it'll be 2010 all over again!

Communications guru said...

Oh my God. You can’t prove your case, but you refuse to give up.

I’m still waiting for that case of an illegal voting.

BTW, ACORN is dead; killed by righting fraud, and they never, ever engaged in any illegal voting or voter fraud.

Denis Curran said...

Yes,no,no, ACORN never did anything wrong, never ever never. They just got caught on film somehow - that video wasn't fair, you know it. I mean, what's the matter with pimps getting illegal immigrants a free house from the government, right? Who else is going to show them how to sign up for welfare? If you can't use tax money to start up a prostitution ring, what else does government exist for? ACORN certainly did right (and write) a lot of fraud, a whole lot. Somehow, it just didn't look so good when it came out in public. Those damn Republicans, why can't they just leave us alone in our happy little welfare state - it's been doing just fine for so long.

What are we ever going to do without ACORN now? Say it ain't so - if nobody registers Mickey Mouse to vote in November, how are we going to get back our 99 weeks of unemployment, and Solyndra subsidy scams, and keep the union monopoly that gave us our Michigan economy? Oh the Humanity!!!

Communications guru said...

I can’t say ACORN never did anything wrong, but they never committed voter fraud, and they never got caught on film with pimps. The fraud was committed by the rightwing tools who made the videos, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles.

You must have been asleep in December 2009 or just dishonest when former Massachusetts Attorney General conducted an investigation, and he found that those employees "did not engage in any illegal activity.” Not the case with criminals trying to take ACORN for their crime of giving the poor a voice. He said the videos that have been released appear to have been edited, in some cases substantially, including the insertion of a substitute voiceover for significant portions of Mr. O'Keefe's and Ms.Giles's comments, which makes it difficult to determine the questions to which ACORN employees are responding," Harshbarger said.

In fact, four different independent investigations by various state and city Attorneys General and the GAO released in 2009 and 2010 cleared ACORN.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) tried to improve the lives of the poor for almost 40 years. Their biggest crime was registering the poor to vote, and as we see with the voter suppression bills the moderate Republican Governor just vetoed, the majority of Republicans will do anything to keep and steal power. Again, you are lying.

I see you know you lost the voter fraud argument, so you’re throwing the righting kitchen sink of rightwing false talking points.

Denis Curran said...

Yeah, see dude, like you say, ACORN never did anything wrong, but still they're just totally gone now! And look what happened - all these right wing anti-welfare gestapo people got elected in the very next election! How do you figure that? It's just not right. We deserve extra votes just for, you know, being underprivileged and all that.

Communications guru said...

Hey, “dude,” perhaps you should stop drunk posting. You should read the crap you post when you are sober to see how stupid you sound, "dude." What is really funny is that you think you are clever, “you know.” Yes, ACORN is "totally gone now" because of the fraud committed against them.

Like I said, I’m still waiting for one case of voter fraud that demonstrates a need for these voter suppression laws, and especially one to show “we deserve extra votes just for, you know, being underprivileged and all that.”

Denis Curran said...

Hey dude, I see what you mean about drunk posting. That whizzer you put up at 9:36 on the 5th was floating high, wasn't it? You must have been still lubricated from the previous night's celebration - I'm sure you "coulden't" have had a liquid breakfast. Party on.

Well, chill out, no need to get all tense about the election. Even without ACORN around to xerox up some extra votes, we Democrats still have the media completely in the tank for us, right?

Communications guru said...

Again, ACORN has never been involved in voter fraud. If you still believe that lie, then prove it's not a lie, “dude.”

Denis Curran said...

Exactly right, it's not fraud at all. Just, um, power to the people. Lots of them. Did you know that the number of registered voters in Michigan is 102.5% of the adults living here? Don't get ulcers, dude - we've still got extra help in winning the next election.

Communications guru said...

Like I said, I’m still waiting for one case of voter fraud that demonstrates a need for these voter suppression laws.

Denis Curran said...

Yeah, and now they're starting freedom of the press suppression!!!


http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/07/10/naacp_requires_photo_id_to_see_holder_speak

Communications guru said...

Again, voting is a constitutional right. Getting press credentials, buying beer or any other crap you can come up with is not the same as voting.

Like I said, I’m still waiting for one case of voter fraud that demonstrates a need for these voter suppression laws.