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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 05:53 AM

Jim Cramer Solves His Dad’s Voter ID Mess | TPMMuckraker

Are you one of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania voters who lack the type of photo identification required by the state’s voter ID law? If your son is a rich cable news personality with a big Twitter following, the state of Pennsylvania is on the case.

As TPM reported earlier, CNBC’s Jim Cramer tweeted on Tuesday morning that his father — a World War II veteran named Ken — would lose the ability to vote under the state voter ID law because he “does not drive, he is elderly, and can’t prove his citizenship.”

Less than seven hours later, the “Mad Money” host tweeted that authorities with Pennsylvania’s transportation office “came directly to the rescue” of his father.

So how did it happen so fast? Needless to say, the reach of the younger Cramer, who has more than a half million Twitter followers and a net worth reportedly in the tens of millions of dollars, had a lot to do with it.

More here: http://laborspains.blogspot.com/2012/09/jim-cramer-solves-his-dads-voter-id.html

Original post here: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/jim_cramer_dad_voter_id_solved.php?ref=fpb

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Reply Jim Cramer Solves His Dad’s Voter ID Mess | TPMMuckraker (Original post)
geefloyd46 Sep 2012 OP
mucifer Sep 2012 #1
coldbeer Sep 2012 #3
mucifer Sep 2012 #4
Kolesar Sep 2012 #2
judesedit Sep 2012 #5
KarenS Sep 2012 #6
LibGranny Sep 2012 #11
treestar Sep 2012 #17
drm604 Sep 2012 #7
dotymed Sep 2012 #14
Botany Sep 2012 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #9
tanyev Sep 2012 #10
Javaman Sep 2012 #12
handmade34 Sep 2012 #15
Javaman Sep 2012 #16
berni_mccoy Sep 2012 #13

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 05:57 AM

1. These laws are there for the wealthy.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:16 AM

3. Maybe the authorities

expect him to vote GOP?

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:18 AM

4. Well they don't want him publicizing the evils of the law.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:09 AM

2. Bet the Koch Brothers will buy commercial$ on Mad Money to get Jim Cramer to STFU...eom

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:20 AM

5. If BigBucks Cramer was any kind of real man, he would help ALL of the people in the same situation.

Let's see what he does.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 07:56 AM

6. Yes, indeed. n/t

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Response to judesedit (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:23 AM

11. You're answer is the right answer but we'll see!

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Response to judesedit (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:17 AM

17. +1

How did these even work?

If everyone else has to have a photo ID and a BC, then what the the exceptions, and they should be applied to others in the same situation.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:02 AM

7. Okay Jim. Now show your sincerity on this issue by loudly and publicly complaining

about all of the other Pennsylvanians (and people in other states) who are facing similar problems but who don't have a family member with a soapbox.

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Response to drm604 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:35 AM

14. I think he will.


edited to acknowledge that I was thinking of Max Keiser....sorry.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:04 AM

8. Good now people from the PDOT can go to all homes of people who don't have I.D.

..... and get them up to speed.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:09 AM

9. PA Republican government rushes to serve the 1%

Less than seven hours later, the “Mad Money” host tweeted that authorities with Pennsylvania’s transportation office “came directly to the rescue” of his father.


How about them coming directly to the rescue of a poor black rural widower? Or a hundred rural poor black widowers?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:23 AM

10. Now, now. I bet they'd help anyone if they were sure they'd vote Republican.

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:34 AM

12. So in other words...

unless you are a loud mouth on TV you are shit out of luck.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

15. not to be cynical much, but

"...unless you are a loud mouth (white guy) on TV you are shit out of luck..."

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 09:09 AM

16. I stand corrected.

Cheers!

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 08:35 AM

13. Cramer got his...

we'll see if he's man enough to help others.

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