Nov. 3. 2014 By Jack Jodell (in association with Fair and Unbalanced.com – see my Blogroll in the lower right column of this page).
Happy election week, readers! This Tuesday, both resident podcaster extraordinaire Burr Deming and I urge you to be sure to get out and VOTE on TUESDAY, NOV. 4 to prevent the reactionary, Tea Party-infested Republicans from taking control of the U.S. Senate!
Speaking of Republicans and voting, as most of you know they have been actively trying to prevent as many likely Democratic voters from voting as they possibly can. That is why they have launched a thoroughly bogus campaign against supposed voter fraud in a desperate attempt to disenfranchise as many perceived non-Republican voters as possible. Of this taudry effort, Burr Deming weighs in with two notable podcasts, the first of which he begins by saying “Republicans held a public meeting in California this last week where they gathered absentee ballots to deliver to election offices.
A Republican held a private confrontation in Arizona with an Hispanic volunteer who was delivering a group of absentee ballots.
Guess which event has sparked conservatives around the country to a white hot fury.
The two events illustrate the expanded new conservative definition of voter fraud.”
In this second of our pre-election podcasts, entitled “THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS NO LONGER A RIGHT”, Burr takes a swipe at the way our current reactionary EXTREME COURT has, to a large degree, invalidated the great Voting Rights Act of 1965, and points out what a travesty this ungodly current court has wrought upon the individual’s right to vote. This should remind ALL of us that our vote DOES count, and that we should all vote on Tuesday AGAINST all those reactionary, Tea Party-infested Republicans who are actively scheming to deprive millions of us of OUR right to vote!
Burr says “In 1965, when the Voting Rights Act was first passed, the reasoning was very simple. Racial discrimination in voting should not be allowed.
The provision of the Voting Rights Act to which conservatives objected the most named specific states, and specific parts of other states, those with the most vicious history of voting suppression, for special supervision. Conservatives thought that was unfair.
The burden of proof before 1965 was on anyone who wanted equal rights. Local politicians lost records and insisted that coincidence accounted for those disparities that remained. Local judges were often hostile to minority rights. Foot dragging meant that years could pass before burdens of proof could be met.
Courts even ruled, in 1903, that southern registrars could not be forced to process valid voter registrations.
In 2013, the Supreme court ruled that states, not people, were inherently equal. History of voting suppression should not matter. And in 2014, a district court said it could not force the state of Georgia to process valid voter registrations.
Conservatives are beginning to talk about voting as a privilege, not as a right. IIn 1965 we sprang ahead toward equal rights. Now we fall back to states rights. Conservative Savubgs Time.”
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! This Tuesday, be sure you VOTE!!!!!!