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Lukovich: "Binders Full Of Women..."

Virginia GOP Caught RED-HANDED Destroying Voter Registration Forms (Update: ARRESTED!)

Virginia GOP Caught Destroying Voter Registration Forms- UPDATED

On Monday I saw a really interesting story coming out of Harrisonburg on Facebook:

"I just saw a guy throw a bag of trash in my cardboard dumpster and speed off. I went to get the bag and throw it in the trash dumpster. In the bag was a folder containing FILLED OUT VIRGINIA VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS!! I called the Harrisonburg Registrars office and they sent the police who said they really didn't know what to do in a case like this because its never happened before. The police took the forms and left. I'm really concerned because today is the last day in Virginia to register to vote and if these forms are tied up while trying to figure out what to do, will these people be allowed to vote??? I'm tagging you Lowell since I thought you might want to follow up on this. I spoke with Debbie at the Harrisonburg office and police spoke with Doug at the Rockingham county registrars office"

Who would drive up to a dumpster on the registration deadline day to throw away completed voter registration forms and why?

The car that drove up was a black Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania license plates. Who would be in the Valley from Pennsylvania and have a bunch of completed voter registration forms that they wanted to destroy?

Once this story hit Facebook, a number of people pointed out to the person who witnessed this crime that the state GOP "Victory Office" was just a couple blocks away. Yesterday afternoon, guess what car was parked in front of the office?

Yep, a black Toyota Camry from Pennsylvania.




MORE:
http://notlarrysabato.typepad.com/doh/2012/10/virginia-gop-caught-destroying-voter-registration-forms.html



UPDATE:
Man Tied To Va. GOP Arrested In Voter Form Destruction

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/colin_small_virginia_gop_voter_registration_fraud.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

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Police Make Arrest in Trashed Voter Forms Investigation


Posted: Oct 18, 2012 3:48 PM PDT
Updated: Oct 18, 2012 3:56 PM PDT


Related Link: Investigation Launched Over Trashed Voter Registration Forms
Rockingham County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the investigation of voter registration fraud that began on the afternoon of October 15th when law enforcement received a citizen complaint of voter registration application forms being found in a dumpster behind a business in the City of Harrisonburg.

The following individual has been charged:

Mr. Colin Small, 31 year old male of Phoenixville, PA
Voter Registration Supervisor employed by Pinpoint, an independent private organization contracted by the Republican Party of Virginia for purposes of general voter registration.
The following charges have been placed:

Four (4) counts of Destruction of Voter Registration Application, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia
Eight (8) counts of Disclosure of Voter Registration Application, Class 5 Felony, Section 24.2-1002.01, Code of Virginia
One (1) count of Obstruction of Justice, Class 1 Misdemeanor, Section 18.2-460(A), Code of Virginia


http://www.nbc29.com/story/19858475/rockingham-police-make-arrest-in-trashed-voter-forms-investigation

"IF?"

MR. ROMNEY:
I recognized that if you're going to have women in the workforce that sometimes you need to be more flexible.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1145849/-Finalized-transcript-of-town-hall-debate-remarks-by-Barack-Obama-and-Mitt-Romney-Hofstra-University

Meanwhile over at Amazon, the binder meme mutates.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRW8z82JBq1YdC-Z4bAzIPmlqC1okKTFY0EKyPB3kpDqpOkkwCf

A presidential candidate's choice is the choice for me, October 17, 2012
By Bazinga

This review is from: Avery Durable View Binder with 2 Inch EZ-Turn Ring, White, 1 Binder (17032) (Office Product)

As a woman, I'm not adept at making decisions that concern me. So when I need the right choice, I turn to the presidential candidate that KNOWS. One with prideful experience in this department. I don't want to be filed away in an inferior & confusing electronic doohickey that I couldn't possibly understand. Or heaven forbid, have a man ask for & listen to my ideas! I'd much rather rely on this top of the line, 1980s style, Avery Durable binder. It's the choice America can trust. My education, my ideas, my opinions, my choices, please PLEASE keep them safely stored away here and far away from the men that might fear them (I mean, want to use them to hire me somedaynever). I'd write more about this most useful product, but it's time I hurry home to make dinner.



MORE REVIEWS/LOLs HERE:
http://www.amazon.com/Avery-Durable-Binder-EZ-Turn-17032/product-reviews/B001B0CTMU/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1146259/-Meanwhile-over-at-Amazon-the-binder-meme-mutates

Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote

Source: Think Progress

Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote
By Annie-Rose Strasser on Oct 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Newly-discovered audio from a conference call in June captures Mitt Romney asking business owners to urge their employees to vote for him.

Romney, speaking on a call to the very conservative National Federation of Independent Business, tells a group of business owners that they should “make it very clear” how they feel about the candidates. He also tells the business owners to “pass… along to your employees” how their jobs might be effected by who wins in November:

I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope — I hope you pass those along to your employees. Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I think that will figure into their election decision, their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well.

Listen at 26:44:



Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/17/1037881/leaked-audio-romney-employers/

Romney's moment of panic



he will NEVER live it down,
kp

BIG DAWG's "Binders Full Of Women"

ZING! Mitt Romney FORGOT to ask for binders full of women to hire at Bain



AND: here's another important detail from the Boston Globe:

Romney, however, did not have a history of appointing women to high-level positions in the private sector. Romney did not have any women partners as CEO of Bain Capital during the 1980s and 1990s.


http://bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2012/10/16/fact-check-romney-record-hiring-women/zvYPgYy2eqsdrDLJgzgOrL/story.html

via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/17/1145946/-Mitt-Romney-forgot-to-ask-for-binders-full-of-women-to-hire-at-Bain

Romney’s Disguise Falls Away - By E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Romney’s Disguise Falls Away
Posted on Oct 17, 2012

By E.J. Dionne, Jr.

The most instructive contrast between Debate I and Debate II was the extent to which Romney’s ideas crumbled at the slightest contact with challenge. Romney and Paul Ryan are erecting a Potemkin Village designed to survive only until the polls close on Nov. 6. They cannot say directly that they really believe in slashing taxes on the rich and backing away from so much of what government does because they know that neither idea will sell. So they offer soothing language to the middle class, photo ops at homeless programs to convey compassion, and a steady stream of attacks on Obama aimed at shifting all the attention his way.

For his part, Obama looks strong when he calmly and methodically confronts the exceptionally large philosophical and practical differences that now divide the parties. He looks weak when he fuzzes up those differences in the hope of avoiding conflict. The fight is often asymmetric because Obama speaks for balance—between tax increases and spending cuts to reduce the deficit, between a thriving market and an active government—while today’s conservatives have no interest in balance.

In the first debate, Obama let Romney back into the race by failing to shake his opponent’s self-presentation. But Romney also put himself into contention by pretending to be a moderate, shelving his plutocratic side, and hiding his party’s long-term objectives.

In the second debate, the disguise fell. Romney revealed more of himself than he wanted to and asked voters to endorse a radical tax-cutting program without providing them the details that matter. Sketchy is one word for this. Deceptive is another.

Romney considers Bain Capital one of those “small businesses” that needs more tax cuts

Romney considers Bain Capital one of those “small businesses” that needs more tax cuts
Posted on October 17, 2012

Just so we’re all clear on exactly what Mitt Romney means when he talks about “small business.”

“Our party has been focused on big business too long. I came through small business. I understand how hard it is to start a small business.” — Mitt Romney, last night’s presidential debate.




http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/10/more_great_moments.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Talking-Points-Memo+%28Talking+Points+Memo%3A+by+Joshua+Micah+Marshall%29
via: http://underthemountainbunker.com/2012/10/17/romney-considers-bain-capital-one-of-those-small-businesses-that-needs-more-tax-cuts/
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