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Old 01-07-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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I get the feeling from Republicans that they would rather black people not vote, than to vote for Democrats. Am I wrong to believe that? They always want to mention how the Democrats keep us on the plantation, but they never give a reason as to why we should vote republican. That is just my opinion, what do ya'll think?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:41 PM
 
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Does everyone use a wide brush these days?
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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A Google search of "voter suppression" yields dozens of news articles about the GOP trying to prevent voters in certain areas from casting ballots. This speaks volumes.

Here is just one example:

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When the U.S. Justice Department last week blocked South Carolina's new voter ID law because of possible discrimination against minorities, attention quickly focused on Texas, which passed similar legislation this year.
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In rejecting South Carolina's law, the Justice Department used the state's own data to show that tens of thousands of residents did not possess the required photo IDs, and that nonwhite voters would be most burdened under the statute.
Source: Texas voter ID law unnecessary but state AG must defend it nonetheless | Editorials | Fort Wo...

Here are a couple more:
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201...-voter-turnout
http://floridaindependent.com/60544/...-suppression-2
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...?newsfeed=true
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North America
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Yeah, those republicans are TOTALLY racist!


The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul - YouTube


Reporters vs. Conservative Black Leaders at Press Conference 8 4 2010 - YouTube


Tea Party Member Stuns Crowd! ORIGINAL!!! - YouTube
(Notice all of the racist whites in the crowd?)


Behind The Dixie Stars - YouTube
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Maplewood, NJ
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I think Republicans would rather have anybody not vote than vote for Democrats. They have not exactly shown a lot of respect for the democratic process.
Blacks are especially vulnerable targets for tactics designed to prevent population segments from voting. And Republicans are great at working the system. The Democrats could learn from them how to get down and dirty. They are generally too high-minded though. This is a weakness when it comes to winning elections. I can't find it in myself to rebuke it though.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I get the feeling from Republicans that they would rather black people not vote, than to vote for Democrats. Am I wrong to believe that? They always want to mention how the Democrats keep us on the plantation, but they never give a reason as to why we should vote republican. That is just my opinion, what do ya'll think?
That's what all of the voter ID laws are for. They don't want the blacks from winning Obama another 4 years.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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That's what all of the voter ID laws are for. They don't want the blacks from winning Obama another 4 years.
Wrong, Americans are tired of ineligible voters "like dead people" voting. People should have to prove who they are in order to vote, Doesn't matter what flavor you are. Fair is fair.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:46 PM
 
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Wrong, Americans are tired of ineligible voters "like dead people" voting. People should have to prove who they are in order to vote, Doesn't matter what flavor you are. Fair is fair.

How exactly do dead people vote? They go to the polls and someone gives them a ballot?
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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How exactly do dead people vote? They go to the polls and someone gives them a ballot?
With no ID required, anyone can simply give their name (on the second or third trip to vote) as that of a dead person who is on the registry and be handed a ballot.

And yes, I'm sure Republicans would rather ANYONE not vote at all vs. vote for a Democrat. I'm equally sure that Democrats would rather anyone not vote at all vs. vote Republican. Sounds reasonable to me.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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With no ID required, they simply give their name (on the second or third trip to vote) as that of a dead person who is on the registry and are handed a ballot.

Doubtful, where I come from a voter has to sign a form at the polls and a poll worker compares the signature with one they have on file.

Wouldn't work if people are doing their job unless there's a larger conspiracy.
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