That’s right, he wants to end the tussle over voter IDs, the President wants to set up a voting machine in every cemetery in the nation. Mandatory voting. And he’d probably like 16 year olds to get the vote too.
As if trying to grant amnesty to 15 million illegal aliens now and 25 million more over the next few years with chain immigration isn’t enough.
Of course the “issue” is “money in politics.”
“If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Obama said, calling it potentially transformative. Not only that, Obama said, but universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.”
Like Democrats are at a disadvantage when it comes to raising money. They will screech about “evil corporate money” but they get more of it than do Republicans. The Obama administration owns Wall St. money and when it comes to billionaires, the Evil Koch Brothers are pikers.
Here’s the real formula the President is looking at.
Disproportionately, Americans who skip the polls on Election Day are younger, lower-income and more likely to be immigrants or minorities, Obama said. “There’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls,” he said in a veiled reference to efforts in a number of Republican-led states to make it harder for people to vote.
Statistically speaking, Obama is correct. Less than 37 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2014 midterms, according to the United States Election Project. And a Pew Research Center study found that those avoiding the polls in 2014 tended to be younger, poorer, less educated and more racially diverse.
In other words, ignorant, low-information voters who are looking to “increase taxes on the rich” give more money to the poor. Obama’s base.
You can bet the Democratic Machine would have every illegal alien in the nation at the polls at least once, not to mention the 12 million or so people Social Security is carrying on their rolls who are over 112 years old. Those really old people are 110% Democrats. Democrats want to “get money out of politics.” Or so they say. What they actually want to do is for them to be able to determine who gets money for politics. The current campaign finance law, cooked up in a back room by Senator John McCain and, at the time, the most liberal Democrat in the Senate, Russ Feingold, are unconstitutional and have been chipped away at by various Supreme Court decisions.
George W. Bush, in a monumental act of domestic policy cowardice signed McCain-Feingold into law with the expectation that it would be overturned by SCOTUS. Obama and the Democrats know it’s unconstitutional because here’s their real end game.
Obama said he thought it would be “fun” for the U.S. to consider amending the Constitution to change the role that money plays in the electoral system. But don’t hold your breath.
As of now that can’t happen because Republicans control the vast majority of state Governors’ mansions and state legislatures. Require every 16 year old to vote, set up polling places at homeless shelters, bus in illegal aliens, and Democrats own the game.
The good news is that this brainfart was so bad it didn’t last the day.
The White House Thursday walked back President Obama’s comments in favor of mandatory voting in the U.S.
“The president was not making a specific policy prescription for the United States,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Of course he was Josh. He just got a jolt of reality in the process. Now if we just arrange for a few more jolts of reality on amnesty, on the Middle East, and on the Attorney General nomination, for starters.
We’ll take today’s win. We’re not hopeful on anybody even putting up a fight over the rest.
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