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  • Mayorkas Claims Vindication [semi-satire]

    02/13/2024 9:28:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Feb 2024 | John Semmens
    By a vote of 214 for and 216 against, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas narrowly escaped being impeached by the US House of Representatives. Republicans had argued that his complete failure to interdict illegal immigration warranted his removal from office. However, every Democrat and three Republicans voted against impeachment. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo) voted against impeachment saying that "Secretary Mayorkas has completely failed at his job. He is incompetent. He is an embarrassment. And he will most likely be remembered as the worst secretary of Homeland Security in the history of the United States. However, he was only following...
  • "Migrants Are the Lifeblood of America" [semi-satire]

    01/24/2024 11:39:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 January 2024 | John Semmens
    So says the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jared Nadler (D-NY). "The fact is that the birth rate in this country is way below replacement level," he said. "We need immigrants to pick the vegetables and have the babies that lazy Americans refuse to. Fortunately tens, maybe hundreds of millions of people want to migrate to the United States." Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-Ill) bolstered Nadler's assertions, saying "the millions crossing our border with Mexico ensure that we will be able to eat." Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wa) claimed that "study after study has proven that the US economy...
  • Ex-NFL player: 'Tremendous awakening' among blacks spells Trump victory, Onetime Obama fundraiser done with Democrats' 'lip service'

    12/25/2019 6:10:09 AM PST · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 12/24/2019 | Staff
    A former NFL player who once raised money for Barack Obama says a political "awakening" among African-Americans is underway that could translate into President Trump winning 20% of the black vote in 2020. Jack Brewer, now a businessman who formerly played for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, said the move to Trump is easily explained by policies that are making life better for his children, the Washington Times reported. "There is a tremendous awakening going on right now in the country," he said regarding black voters who have traditionally voted Democrat. Trump received...
  • NEW VOTER NUMBERS: Very Good News For Republicans In Ohio

    08/05/2018 8:12:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 8/5/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    One of the most difficult things to do is to predict Ohio politics. The state does not register by party until a person votes in an election. If you did not vote in the previous election, guess what? You get dumped into the “U” bin (“unaffiliated”) until you vote again. Anyway, the numbers produced by the Ohio Secretary of State office are exceedingly inaccurate, at least according to my source, “The Accountant.” In 2016, the Accountant and my other Ohio source “OhioWan” were dead on, saying Trump would win big. Actually, hold that thought: they weren’t dead on. They were...
  • Democrats Beware: Donald Trump Is Finding Success Well Outside The Republican Fringe

    03/16/2016 5:18:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 80 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/16/2016 | Doyle McManus
    Simply put, there's a social divide between Trump fans and not-Trump fans, as my colleague Ron Brownstein has noted. Rubio supporters (and voters for other not-Trump candidates) are disproportionately college-educated, longtime GOP voters. Trump voters are disproportionately blue-collar (which, in practice, sometimes means no collar, plus tattoos), and some said they'd never voted in a GOP primary before. Some weren't Republicans at all. “I'm an independent,” said Richard Patronik, 67, of Coral Springs. “I can't vote in the primary. But I'd vote for Trump if I could.” Trump isn't the only one at fault for the violence at his rallies...
  • Wisconsin Elections Board urges voters to not use older registration forms

    07/03/2014 10:09:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | By Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) is urging voters to not use old voter registration forms in a press statement issued by the state’s elections authority on Tuesday. The reason for the advisory is because Governor Scott Walker signed into law new legislation that would require the proof of residency of a voter to be disclosed on the official form used for voter registration. Kevin Kennedy, the Director of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, said: “State law changed on April 4, and most voters who register must now provide proof of residence. The G.A.B. has revised the form...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill – no matter what it says – because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...
  • Obama Organizer Targets the Big House (Cemetaries and Animal Shelters soon)

    10/16/2008 3:17:13 PM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 8 replies · 514+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/16/2008 | T.W. Farnam
    Barack Obama’s campaign prides itself on grassroots organizing, with thousands of staff members targeting numerous subsets of the population for voter registration and persuasion. One even sought to register inmates. An internal email from the Michigan Department of Corrections in August describes a request from the campaign to enter jails to register those inmates set to be released before Election Day. An Obama spokesman in Michigan acknowledged that a new organizer made the request, but supervisors nixed the idea as soon as they found out about it. The campaign denied all association with a second request to the Department of...
  • Dem voter surge could cut Clinton margin

    04/21/2008 8:23:26 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 47 replies · 188+ views
    Politico ^ | April 21st, 2008 | Jeanne Cummings
    An historic spike in Democratic voter registrations in Pennsylvania could help Barack Obama cut into Hillary Clinton’s vote in Tuesday’s primary, robbing her of the big victory margin she needs to justify continuing the primary fight. The changing party demographics also are contributing to an overall bluing of the Keystone State that could dim Republican John McCain’s hopes of competing there in the fall. A county-by-county analysis by Politico suggests that the hard-fought primary between Obama and Clinton has accelerated an ongoing partisan shift in Pennsylvania that could soon move it out of the battleground presidential states and ripple across...
  • 'Why Is It Impossible To Deport Illegal Aliens, Mr. President?'

    07/14/2007 4:59:33 AM PDT · by GFritsch · 42 replies · 1,690+ views
    News By Us ^ | Jul 14, 07 | Citizen Conservative
    President George W. Bush has undertaken the onerous task of converting Muslim dictatorships and theocracies in the Middle East into enlightened democracies. The president apparently believes that America can, and should, determine the form of government that more than a billion Muslims live under. But while our commander-in-chief is downright eager to impose American ideology on Muslims in nations thousands of miles removed from our shores, he is downright squeamish when it comes to defending America’s own borders and enforcing our immigration laws. Most distressing is Bush’s assertion that deportation of millions of illegal aliens is “impossible.” How in the...
  • CA: New voters being rejected - Many didn't provide the identification that's now required

    03/31/2006 11:30:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 765+ views ^ | 3/31/06 | John Wildermuth
    More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now required by federal law. ---snip--- Problems with a new statewide voter registration system could keep tens of thousands of Californians from showing up on election rolls this June. More than 25 percent of the new registration forms sent to the state since Jan. 1 have been returned to the counties, most because they lack the driver's license, state identification or Social Security numbers now...
  • Soliciting Suggestions for My Daughter's 18th Birthday Party (vanity). . .

    12/12/2004 6:35:41 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies · 2,197+ views
    Too young to vote, but worked the election anyway ^ | 12 December 2004 | Vigilanteman
    My middle daughter worked her heart out with high school friends this election, even though she doesn't turn 18 until next month. Thanks to her and a group of like-minded friends, she not only was able to help deliver our area for GWB, but also able to help retire Al Kukovich, the Tom Daschle of the Pennsylvania Senate, and replace him with a pro-family conservative. The kids of both candidates attend her high school, so it got pretty heated at times, though the conservative kids held their ground. Anyway, she has asked for an election celebration theme for her 18th...
  • More Bad News for Dems

    12/02/2004 2:41:36 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 15 replies · 1,434+ views
    TAS ^ | 12/2/2004 | David Hogberg
    While the mainstream media has grudgingly conceded that the GOP had the better turnout operation in this year's election, no one in the MSM has bothered to explore exactly how much better it was. Perhaps it is done out of desire to not fully discourage the Democrats. And, indeed, the Democrats have been pointing to their efforts in order to boost spirits among their base. For example, in the Arlington Advocate, Gloria J. Steiner wrote: …an entirely different variable should not be overlooked. Conservative-leaning author James Q. Wilson pointed out the key might have been the sheer numbers of new...
  • House (Illinois) votes to loosen voter-registration rules

    11/16/2004 7:18:22 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 490+ views
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | November 16, 2004 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois residents could register to vote as late as two weeks before an election under legislation the House approved Tuesday. People who take advantage of the new ``grace period'' in which to register would have to vote by mail or at a special location. The current deadline is a month before Election Day. The bill passed 68-49 and now goes to the Senate, which approved similar legislation in the spring. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, the bill's sponsor, said voter-registration rules must meet voters' needs. ``People get more interested in voting and elections as the time draws nearer,''...
  • The End of a Left-wing Fantasy (There wasn't a huge untapped pool of Democratic voters)

    11/15/2004 1:52:19 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 2,065+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 22, 2004 | Gerard Alexander
    IT'S NOT DIFFICULT TO DETECT a level of demoralization among some Democrats that can't be explained by the loss of a single presidential election by three points. One reason may be the death, on November 2, of a myth that has long nourished the hopes of the American left--the idea that tens of millions of non-voters (if only they could be turned out) were an ace up their sleeve. For decades, liberals and progressives pointed out that Americans vote at much lower rates than Europeans. Since non-voting is especially high among groups that normally lean to the left--minorities and those...
  • New Hampshire to evaluate Election Day voter registration policy

    11/08/2004 3:14:56 PM PST · by jwalsh07 · 21 replies · 1,033+ views ^ | 11/8/04 | AP
    More than 96,000 people registered to vote on Election Day overall. They made up about 15 percent of the state’s turnout. Orville Fitch, who has been overseeing election issues for the state’s attorney general, said he hopes to compile a "snapshot" of the affidavit’s use. He said the research may show if affidavits are used more often in some areas, such as southern border communities, when compared with central or northern areas. "Many people have expressed concern that Election Day registration or registration with domicile affidavit, or the two combined, are creating some opportunity to fraudulently register," he said, "and...
  • Jeb on Hannity, "more registered R's than D's in Fl in past 4 years"

    11/01/2004 6:05:38 PM PST · by jwalsh07 · 124 replies · 242+ views
    Jeb Bush | 11/01/04 | jwalsh07
    I consider myself politically informed and I find this statement flies in the face of the conventional wisdom which is why I am posting it to breaking news.
  • Ohio SOS posted Final Registration Numbers

    11/01/2004 5:53:07 PM PST · by delapaz · 37 replies · 823+ views ^ | 11/1/2004 | me
    I inputted the numbers into my spreadsheet. In a perfect replay of 2000, If Each county in Ohio voted according to the same percentages Republican and Democrat With the same turnout figures Bush gets 157,431 more votes Kerry gets 120,780 more votes than Kerry did.That makes for a 37,000 vote advantage which would increase Bush’s margin of 166,000 to over 200,000.source: Keep in mind that I did not factor out the huge 163,000 Franklin increase which was due almost entirely to their not purging any inactive voters. Franklin was almost half/half so it did not matter that much in...
  • WI: Thousands of registrations in Milwaukee unprocessed

    11/01/2004 5:14:26 PM PST · by NTNgod · 31 replies · 241+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11/01/04 | GREG J. BOROWSKI
    Milwaukee mayor says many may have to re-register at polls Between 15,000 and 20,000 Milwaukee residents who registered to vote in recent months have not had their forms processed and may find themselves unregistered at the polls Tuesday, Mayor Tom Barrett said today. Barrett said the problem was the sheer volume of registration forms that were completed by groups conducting voter drives, with many forms submitted "at the last minute." The revelation could add a new level of frustration for voters tomorrow, extending waits that are already expected to be long, if voters find out they need to wait in...
  • Registration Groups

    11/01/2004 2:03:16 PM PST · by toddlintown · 1 replies · 122+ views
    The News Informant ^ | 10-01-04 | Bob Skilnik
    In the meantime, charges of voter fraud continue. Democrats cried foul over news reports of the alleged destruction of voter registration forms by a Republican-funded registration group and National Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe charged the Republican National Committee of engaging in voter fraud in at least two states. But Republicans are also pointing fingers. America Coming Together and Acorn, nonprofit groups that have conducted voter registration drives in poor neighborhoods, have both been accused of turning in fraudulent voter registrations. Kerry strategist Tad Devine has called the work of third-party groups to bring in new voter registrations “unprecedented.” Notwithstanding,...