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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:18 PM
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Vadum is not alone:
John Stossel (Fox News): "Let's stop saying everyone should vote."
Rush Limbaugh: "If people cannot even feed and clothe themselves, should they be allowed to vote?"
Judson Phillips (Tea Party Nation): "If you're not a property owner, I'm sorry, but property owners have a little bit more of a vested stake in the community than not property owners do."
Steve Doocy (Fox News): "With 47% of Americans not paying taxes...should those who don't pay be allowed to vote?"

There is a GOP War On Voting currently in progress to roll back voting rights for millions of Americans. It is imperative that we fight back on this. (Shareable InfoGraphic at the link above).

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=5335


In case you missed it:

"It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote,"

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/colum...
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:20 PM
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1. Insanity run amuck!
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:26 PM
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2. There is apparently no limit to what they can say without consequences.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:30 PM
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3. If you don't pay taxes you don't get a vote. LIKE BOA or GE. They can't vote they can just BUY
elections.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:31 PM
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4. k&r...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:38 PM
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5. p.s. vadum is a disgusting piece of shite
'Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?

Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.

Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. '


http://my.auburnjournal.com/detail/187046.html
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:43 PM
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6. This is how republicans run up their trial balloons. Soon you'll
hear man-on-the-street types agreeing with this bullshit, then it will be spoken out in the open by "serious" candidates, not really because they believe a day will come when only property owners vote, but it will cause a lot of small minded people to resent poor people voting. It's what they do.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:27 PM
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8. It will cause poor people to get discouraged at the polls. Probably with baseball bats.
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Chorophyll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:29 PM
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10. You're right, unfortunately. nt
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:47 AM
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15. Then the DLC candidate will start agreeing with them, offering to "reform voting as we know it". nt
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:19 PM
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7. I've already seen someone using this argument on another message board.
This is obviously a scripted talking point.

They're basically saying "if you lose your job you should lose your vote". Of course they won't say it that way, but that's how we need to characterize it.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:28 PM
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9. Catapulting the propaganda...
:woohoo:
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:00 PM
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11. "if you lose your job you should lose your vote"
Of course the Democrats will never bring up that point.

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moondust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:08 PM
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12. What do these oinkers squeal about human rights?
They obviously believe "some animals are more equal than others."

I imagine they'd say all rights should stem from property ownership or something. :eyes:
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:18 PM
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13. They'd disenfranchise a lot of the elderly that way
And those are some of the most dedicated voters.

Better start spreading the word.

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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:05 PM
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14. k and r -- bookmarking
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:52 AM
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16. Yeah, Mr. Property Owner: Where did you get the money from to buy the property?
I have a feeling your "hard work" probably didn't give you enough to buy the $12 million dollar home outright. Just a clue you evil fucks.

You know, I'm not saying to do it, but these rich people will be lucky to come out of this with their heads on their shoulders the way things are going. The safety net isn't really there for the poor, it's to keep the rich people from being run out of town by a pitchfork and torch armed mob, and these dumb fucks just don't get it.

When you take everything away from people, they have nothing to lose, and they will act in desperate ways, including violence.

It's a story that's been played out time and time in history all over the world.
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