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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 04:06 PM

Idiot Conservative admits the goal is punishing NC voters for voting early for President Obama

. . . Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly, a prominent leader of the religious right movement for decades, has a new defense. In a WorldNetDaily column, the right-wing activist offered an unexpected explanation of why some of North Carolina's new restrictions are worthwhile.

The reduction in the number of days allowed for early voting is particularly important because early voting plays a major role in Obama's ground game. The Democrats carried most states that allow many days of early voting, and Obama's national field director admitted, shortly before last year's election, that "early voting is giving us a solid lead in the battleground states that will decide this election."

The Obama technocrats have developed an efficient system of identifying prospective Obama voters and then nagging them (some might say harassing them) until they actually vote. It may take several days to accomplish this, so early voting is an essential component of the Democrats' get-out-the-vote campaign.

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And then there's Phyllis Schlafly, writing a piece for publication effectively saying Democrats are entirely right -- North Carolina had to dramatically cut early voting because it's not good for Republicans.

Remember, Schlafly's piece wasn't intended as criticism; this is her defense of voter suppression in North Carolina. Proponents of voting rights are arguing, "This is a blatantly partisan scheme intended to rig elections," to which Schlafly is effectively responding, "I know, isn't it great?"



http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/26/20197189-how-not-to-defend-voter-suppression-in-north-carolina?lite
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/27/1234207/-Idiot-Conservative-admits-the-goal-is-punishing-NC-voters-for-voting-early-for-President-Obama
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/phyllis-schlafly-s-totally-coherent-defense-north-carolina-s-voter-suppression-law

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Reply Idiot Conservative admits the goal is punishing NC voters for voting early for President Obama (Original post)
kpete Aug 2013 OP
d_r Aug 2013 #1
BlueJazz Aug 2013 #2
KoKo Aug 2013 #9
demwing Aug 2013 #11
lastlib Aug 2013 #13
EC Aug 2013 #3
surrealAmerican Aug 2013 #5
marions ghost Aug 2013 #4
ladyVet Aug 2013 #29
marions ghost Aug 2013 #30
Botany Aug 2013 #6
Post removed Aug 2013 #7
radhika Aug 2013 #8
BumRushDaShow Aug 2013 #10
The Wizard Aug 2013 #12
DissidentVoice Aug 2013 #14
ashling Aug 2013 #15
rarigney Aug 2013 #16
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bucolic_frolic Aug 2013 #18
bluestate10 Aug 2013 #19
TBF Aug 2013 #20
calimary Aug 2013 #31
Scurrilous Aug 2013 #21
blackspade Aug 2013 #22
marew Aug 2013 #23
cynzke Aug 2013 #24
Blue Owl Aug 2013 #25
indepat Aug 2013 #26
Thinkingabout Aug 2013 #27
Rozlee Aug 2013 #28

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. they not shamed

they don't try to hide it. they're proud of it. it is street cred for them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 04:12 PM

2. Good grief...I didn't even know that nasty hag was still around. I thought she had died somehow.

 

I once wrote down her personality traits and made it my life's choice to never, ever date a woman who had even one of them

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:31 PM

9. So did I...but, this is really good to know...and can be used for good purpose!

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:35 PM

11. Time, I am

 

the destroyer of worlds, and I have come to engage all people.



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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:41 PM

13. no such luck--but now she can at least be a useful idiot.....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 04:52 PM

3. Can't this be used in court to prove

discrimination? Or are they going to play their little games of "Oh, no we're just rigging it against Democrats, not minorities(since the voting rights act only covers minorities and not parties).

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Response to EC (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 06:01 PM

5. I doubt it.

It's not like she has any political power. She's just a mouthpiece for right wing ideas.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. Punishing North Carolina

This is the agenda in general.

They have no shame.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:43 PM

29. Yep.

It's a sad state to live in these days. I used to be proud of NC. Now, not so much.

Oh well. When all the poor pukes get their food stamps and Medicaid cut, maybe they'll see who put the knife to their throats. Or not.

Don't cry for me, Democracy! I tried to carry your light forward.

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Response to ladyVet (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:32 PM

30. I get that



It's scary to see how easily a state can be stolen and jerked backwards...

And sad to see how many people are so greedy and corrupt that they support the RethugliCon agenda. No morals, no conscience, no ethics. Just all about moi.

The rest of the country needs to see this as the wave of the future in vulnerable states...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:20 AM

6. OMG she has got us dead to rights

"The Obama technocrats have developed an efficient system of identifying prospective Obama voters and
then nagging them (some might say harassing them) until they actually vote. It may take several days
to accomplish this, so early voting is an essential component of the Democrats' get-out-the-vote campaign."


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Yes, I was part of that nasty campaign of GOTV for likely Obama voters. In Ohio we had millions of votes
already in the bank before election day because the republicans are VERY GOOD @ screwing with one day
of voting but if you have a month of voting they really can't do anything.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 02:09 PM

8. Just having Schafly still around babbling is punishment enough..lighten up on NC n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:32 PM

10. ôVoter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: Done."

Saith PA state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) in 2012. THAT is their strategy and they are going to try to implement it everywhere they lost.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 03:40 PM

12. Bigotry is a sure fire

republican vote getter.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 04:15 PM

14. This woman is the precursor to Sarah Palin n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 04:19 PM

15. I sometimes forget that the Gadfly is still around

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 04:29 PM

16. Backfire?

Colin Powell believes that all these voter suppression and intimidation efforts are going to backfire on republicans. I sure hope so!

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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:42 PM

18. Is that old windbag still around?

Hideous, paranoid, snooty, Yuck.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:36 PM

19. Thy will fail. Voting is becoming such a badge of honor among young Blacks, Hispanics,

Chinese Americans, Hindi Americans, Sheik Americans, American Indians, that any attempt to suppress voting will be met with more votes. I want the republican party to die off, so I don't relish giving that party advice. The republican party should embrace voting rights for every eligible American like there is no tomorrow. On top of embracing voting right, the republican party should cast out much of it's base. The changes that the republican party could make will cost it the reddest states, but those states account for a minuscule number of electoral votes. The change would make the party competitive again in many electoral vote rich blue states. But, being the party it has become, the republican party will die instead of making wise changes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:52 PM

20. I can't believe she's still alive -

I remember her from the 70s ... but I was a kid then. She was the woman speaking all over the country telling other women to stay home (I guess she wanted to be the only working mom).

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Response to TBF (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:28 PM

31. HAH! Yeah, I noticed that, too.

She was fine with her own job outside the home, parading all over the country spreading her bile and her idiocy, getting paid for speeches and public appearances, advocating that America's women belonged at home with the kids, and dutifully popping out more every nine months.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:48 PM

21. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:39 AM

22. sigh....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:01 AM

23. You mean some citizens actually...

exercised their right to vote? And they did not vote for a conservative? How gauche of them! What nerve!

SARCASM OFF!

I detested this woman many decades ago when I was a teenager. She has always had a self-righteous and arrogant character. Schlafly is living proof that wisdom and a propensity for respecting everyone's right to vote does not come with age.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:38 PM

24. What an Idiot.

It doesn't matter when you vote, it matters that you vote. Extended dates are granted as a convenience to all citizens to avoid the crowds, not to extend privileges to Democrats. GOP can vote early too, but hey lets punish them too. Then there are ballots for voting. Research suggest that GOP voters are more likely to vote by mail in ballots. Perhaps blue states should do away with ballots. Of course not. If the GOP thinks cutting back on hours will discourage Dem. voters, they are nuts.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:59 PM

25. Hmmm, didn't the evil red menace also discourage voting?

What are you Phyllis Schlafly, some kind pinko commie???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:06 PM

26. It's a crying shame Holder's lads cannot take on those engineering blatant voter intimidation and

suppression.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:19 PM

27. I just wonder how much dumber the GOP will get in the voter supression. I wonder if they will start

Looking at the age group who votes Republican, they are getting older and they are going to have a hard time standing in long lines and most of them vote early to avoid the crowds. Obama's large voting group is younger and can stand in longer lines ergo the voting majority will be Democrats. The GOP does not like minority groups, alienate women voters and continues to create a platform which does not attract new voters.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:29 PM

28. Is she bathing in the blood of virgins or something?

She and Satan must've made a pact to keep her above ground longer 'cause she looks like something that would go around moaning for 'braaaainnnzzzzz.' Too bad. She's in the Republican Party. The pickings are slim to none.

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