From Pine View Farm

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Voters? 6

Clearly, they fear that the voters might actually, like, you know, vote. Can’t have that, now, can we? The will of the people might get expressed, after all. Gasp. Horrors. (emphasis added)

U.S. District Court Judge Kane wasted no time ordering Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman to stop removing names for the Colorado voter lists on the eve of the election, an act that violates federal law.

H/T Karen for the link.

6 comments

  1. Bill

    October 31, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    “Coffman had told the Rocky that a court-approved agreement … still allowed him to remove voters from the state rolls when he found duplicate names, people who moved, felons or deceased voters.”

    I know that democrats have long held that dead people have voting rights. I’m glad they are extending those rights to felons, people who no longer live in the state, and people whose name is listed more than once. That’s a major step forward for democracy.

    Why bother with voter registration? I think we should just hand a ballot to anyone and everyone who shows up at the polling place? If people show up more than once to vote, that’s okay. They’ll make up for the people who don’t bother to show up at all. That would allow states to layoff all the government employees who work in the department of elections because they would no longer be needed. The tax money saved could be given to the right (correct) thinking democrats and they could spread it around (redistribute it) to folks who, in their collective opinion, need it.

     
  2. Frank

    October 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Crap.

    Republicans will go to any length to keep voters from voting.

    As, for example, this.

    You forget two basic facts about the modern Republican Party.

    1. They just make stuff up.

    2. No one can believe a word they say.

     
  3. Karen

    October 31, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Prior to ’04, I considered myself a moderate Republican. Fought with my mother, an extreme liberal, all the time about it. Now, with the group that’s populating the government, I wouldn’t vote Republican as if my very life depended on it.

    BushCo has screwed this country so badly that if I had grandchildren, they would be paying off the debt when they got old. It’s all for the rich or the large corporations, not for the bulk of the population. As long as they have their ridiculous tax shelters & cuts, it matters not to them who goes without.

    Financially this country was in much better shape when Clinton left office, before BushCo got a chance to create the horrors he/they have. We need to go back to that time & McPalin isn’t the way. He thinks your middle class if you make up to 5 mil a year. He knows nothing, as his recent behavior shows, about the economy. Palin is just flat DUMB. But she’s popular with the right wing Christians & rednecks. I’ve even seen it written that she’s going to be the model of the new Republican party.

    I can’t see voting for something like that in my future.

     
  4. Bill

    October 31, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    What the heck does that have to do with removing the names of dead people and felons from a voter list?

    I consider posts on political blogs (both sides) to be about as factual as the claims made on late night TV infomercials. To attempt to support an argument by referencing something written in a blog as a source is about as good as quoting Tim McCarver as an authoritative source on the rules of baseball. Unfortunately, too many people think blogs represent a news source. Blogs by their nature are biased, which is fine, and bloggers print what furthers their slanted point of view. Quotes are taken out of context, “facts” are fabricated, and opinion is passed off are fact.

    By the way, what flavor is the Kool Aide today?

     
  5. Karen

    October 31, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Uhm, how about CNN, WaPo (articles, opinions, & editorials), & NY Times, (same content). As well as Wall Street Journal & Newsweek. Then the talk shows. Some with a liberal bias, Countdow & Maddow & some with both, This Week with George Steph….

    Blogs are fun or irritating, depends on who the author is & what the subject is. Not to be depended on for thinking. At least, not mine.

    Mine comes from experience.

    Coffman & all the other Secretarys of State were told NOT to remove names within 90 days of the primarys. They chose to do it anyway, in such a way they were inhibiting people from voting. That’s wrong, whether his intention was honorable or no, he knows. But he shouldn’t have done it. None of them should. And if they continue, the full measure of the law should be exerted against them, Republican or Democrat. It’s also been on the local ABC news. Are they biased too?

     
  6. Bill

    October 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    “Are they biased too?”

    Everyone is biased. It’s human nature.