religious rights, military voting rights, freedom of speach, gun rights, we are being robbed of everything by this president, BO must GO
The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee filed the suit to block a new state law allowing men and women in uniform to vote
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“The Obama campaign is not trying to prevent military personnel from voting. They are trying to allow all Ohioans to vote early under the old laws.”
Thank you for accurately depicting the issue at hand – As I live in Ohio, I was going to explain it, but you are 100% factually correct.
No one in Ohio has any problem whatsoever with additional time for the military to vote. The problem is that the Republicans in charge in Ohio took away that same privilege from everyone else simply because they thought it would benefit them – just as their insane gerrymandering has done in this state. These are all manipulative political ploys based on their insecurities about their shrinking base of like-minded cronies.
DOING it is bad enough – doing it surreptitiously, and then, waving their flags of jingoism while trying to present it as the Democrats taking away something from our servicemen and women, is pathetic and beneath contempt.
This is factual information and it would be nice to see people concerned with the truth, reacting accordingly to this repugnant behavior. Better yet, why don’t those who back these actions, explain in detail what the purpose of taking away these rights from everyone else are supposed to be (other than to benefit the republicans who changed the rules.) Here’s how their legislation explained it:
“Republicans faulted the extra time for civilians as too costly for local governments and prone to fraud and abuse.” Gee, that sounds familiar! And of course, Romney’s jumped on the bandwagon, as well.
"I think it's shameful that Governor Romney would hide behind our servicemen and women to try and win a lawsuit to deprive other Ohioans of the right to vote.” – David Axelrod
So, all you clowns who accuse others of spinning. One last time – No one in Ohio wants to take away any voting rights for the Military – they simply want to get back those exact same rights for everyone else from whom they were stolen.
>>>Ricky, there has always been trouble counting the military vote dating back as long as I can remember. In Ohio where every vote counts it has become an important issue.
Then improve the absentee ballot process for those overseas. I fully support that, as does everyone else. There is no reason these days we can't get absentee ballots out to our troops in time. This has nothing to do with that, however.
In this case, ALL Ohioans used to be able to vote early up until the Monday before the election. Last year, Republicans passed a law limiting early voting but they carved out an exception for a constituency they consider friendly. It backfired but it is still an illegal attempt to skew the vote.
The Obama campaign is not trying to prevent military personnel from voting. They are trying to allow all Ohioans to vote early under the old laws. If the suit is successful, military personnel will still be able to vote under the same rules as they would if the suit is unsuccessful. It is simply that all other Ohioans will be able to join them.
>>>This post gets the Acadamy Award for spinning.
What spinning? Is that not what is happening?
>>>You would think this issue would be one both sides could agree on, especially if the military folks are primarily in Obama's camp as you suggest.
The military makes a great effort to ensure those serving overseas can exercise their right to vote-something it should do--but there is no reason to make the rules different for military personnel exclusively. Giving preferential treatment to one group over another is merely the flip side of giving inferior treatment to other groups.
There is a history in this country of using supposedly innocuous rules to deny certain groups the right to vote. We are seeing a concerted effort to do this again this election cycle. This is one more effort--designed to for maximum PR effect to be sure--but one designed to skew the vote unfairly.
Voting may be something you don't care much about. Americans, however, consider it a right. If you continue to mess around with this right, there will be consequences. Your attempts to make our electoral process unfair are anti-American. I will not tolerate them. Any of them. And I expect the people I vote for to not tolerate them either.
What a crock. First you tell me the military will vote for Obama, then you tell me the Republicans are trying to make it easier for them to vote & the Dems are opposing the initiative because it would make it harder for all other voters. Jeez!
This post gets the Acadamy Award for spinning.
You would think this issue would be one both sides could agree on, especially if the military folks are primarily in Obama's camp as you suggest.
Sounds like the hard core left has gone goofy on this one. Of course, you always suggest that only happens on the right.
Perhaps those pesky maga hard to get along with Tea Party folks have infiltrated the left. WOW!