Posts filed under ‘Voting Issues’

Is it Payback Time for Republicans in Georgia?

GOP Dinasour

Remember that we’ve-got-to-reinvent-ourselves post-12012 election evaluation GOP Chairman Reince Priebus was screaming about early last year?

“The way we communicate our principles isn’t resonating widely enough,” he said. “Focus groups described our party as ‘narrow-minded,’ ‘out of touch,’ and ‘stuffy old men.’ The perception that we’re the party of the rich continues to grow.”

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The party will make a concerted effort to elevate more women, Priebus said. He suggested that some “biologically stupid” remarks by Republican candidates turned off women voters. Female surrogates should be elevated, the report says, and women must be promoted within the RNC and included in messaging discussions ” to represent some of the unique concerns that female voters may have.”

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And remember how the party ignored that report?

Conservatives Argue Abortion Can be a Winning Issue for Republicans

Senate Republicans Block Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

Senate Republicans Reject Equal Pay Bill

Well, it might be payback time, at least in Georgia:

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a sizeable lead over Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, a new poll found, thanks in large part to a huge gender gap.

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Nunn has 47 percent in the new WSB-TV Channel 2/Landmark Communications poll, while Perdue has 40 percent. The big reason: The gender gap.

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“There’s a widening or stagnant gender gap. Mr. Perdue does not seem to be moving or closing his number,” said Channel 2 analyst Bill Crane in a story posted on the WSB site. “He’s about 20 points behind Michelle Nunn in females.

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Sorry, I know it’s tacky but I can’t help it:  Hahahahahahahah!

 

August 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment

The Insanity of Two Senators Per State

Wyoming has roughly 600,00 residents and it has two senators:

Wyoming Residence via world of maps.net

(Image via WorldofMaps.net)

California has almost 40 million residents and it has two senators too.

WHAT?

So collectively, Wyoming’s 600,000 people have a much louder voice in the Senate than the 40 million residents of California.

The system needs updating.

 

June 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM Leave a comment

Winger Who Supports Voter ID Laws Turned Away at Poll Because He Forgot His ID

I wish everyone who forgets their voter ID had a gopher who could run home to get it for them:

Asa Hutchinson via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

A Republican candidate for Arkansas governor who supports the new voter ID law was left waiting after he forgot his identification.

Spokesman Christian Olson told The Associated Press that Asa Hutchinson forgot his ID when he attempted to vote at the polls in Bentonville on Monday. Olson says a staffer was able to retrieve the ID and bring it to Hutchinson so he could vote.

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Olson says Hutchinson thought the incident was a “little bit of an inconvenience” but still believes the law is necessary.

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It would have been way more of an inconvenience if he was trying to vote on his lunch hour and he’d be fired if he didn’t punch back in when he was supposed to.

May 21, 2014 at 8:23 AM Leave a comment

Waiting for Fox’s Neil Cavuto to Renounce Dinesh D’Souza For Violating Election Laws

Oh the irony.  I.  Am.  Loving.  This.

Fox News has spent the last five years promoting the notion that election fraud is rampant across the United States though time and again, their Republican cronies haven’t found any (here and here as recent examples).

That meme has been about discrediting an African-American president and insinuating that creepy crawly homeless and poor people — African-Americans of course — are stealing what would otherwise be a clean and pure election process that would elect a (white) Republican, not a Kenyan Muslim guy.

That said, I can’t help but laugh my ass off tonight as I read about one of Fox’s favorite “contributors,” Dinesh D’Souza, who has been indited for, get this,

VIOLATING U. S. ELECTION LAW

Cull through the posts I put up at the Newshounds after I worked on Outfoxed and you’ll see reference after reference to good ol’ Dinesh.  He was one of Neil Cavuto‘s favorite guests. He couldn’t get enough of sitting on his high horse, bashing Obama, bashing everything that was wrong and supposedly corrupt about Democrats, the election process, the economy and well, you name it.

Dinesh D'Souza via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

Oh, and Fox used Dinesh as one of their brown guys.  You know:  We like brown people (despite their underlying deceitfulness, corruption and tendency toward killing white people).  We really, really do!

Ah, life can be so sweet.

Click on the headline above or go here for more on the indictment.

 

 

 

January 23, 2014 at 9:06 PM Leave a comment

Winger Iowa Secretary of State Spends $150,000 and 18 Months Looking for Voter Fraud — Finds None

Vote image via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

Here we have the latest example of a winger state official picking through the weeds looking for what he claimed was massive voter fraud in his state and again, not finding one single instance of it.

So, the next time Republicans and their buddies scream about all the voter fraud going on around here, can we please collectively laugh as loud as we can?

Thank you.

From the Des Moines Register:

The timing was perfect for Secretary of State Matt Schultz when he ran for office in 2010. The Republican was able to ride a national wave of trumped-up hysteria about hundreds of non-citizens supposedly voting illegally. Schultz made rooting out voter fraud the centerpiece of his campaign, and he won the election, unseating incumbent Michael Mauro.

After 18 months of scouring the state for voting scofflaws and spending $150,000 in tax money on the effort, what serious problems have been uncovered? None…

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December 18, 2013 at 12:55 PM 1 comment

Joseph Weisenthal is Thrilled We Little People Are Charging More and More Stuff

Check out the enthusiasm and glee of the Executive Editor of BusinessInsider at news that We the Little People can’t live on what we’re paid.

Feel the energy:Ams Going in Debt Again via @TheStalward on twitterJoe’s excitment is palpable. I think he might be orgasmic.

Me:

To Stallwart 12-9-13

Zero, zip, nada thus far.

December 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM Leave a comment

Obama’s SEC Says Disclosing Corporate Political Spending Isn’t a Priority

$  $  $  $  $  $  $  $

I wouldn’t be surprised if this were to happen under a Republican but under Mr. Constitutional lawyer Obama?  It’s a disgrace. Maybe it’s just me but I expect Democrats to have higher standards — standards that tilt toward We the Little People and away from the corporatocracy and the rich having all the freakin’ advantages.

This is just fucking infuriating.

SEC Drops Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending From its Priority List

Missing from the Security and Exchange Commission’s list of regulatory priorities for the coming year is any plan to consider whether public companies should disclose their political spending, a setback for investor advocates who rallied behind the cause.

A “set back for investor advocates?”  How about a set back for people like you and me who donate $10, $15, $20 and want to know what we’re up against?

Last year around this time, when the SEC released its 2013 to-do list, it signaled that it might consider formally proposing a rule to require the spending disclosures. But the item slipped off the 2014 agenda released this past week without any formal explanation.

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Geezus.  Don’t get me started.

December 2, 2013 at 8:41 PM Leave a comment

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