SuperLib's past comments

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    SuperLib

    Wolfpack: Voter id has absolutely zero impact on voting

    Then explain this comment to me, said by Pennsylvania state House Republican leader Mike Turzai in 2012: "Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done."

    What do you think he meant when he said that voter ID will allow Romney win the state of PA? Could it be that he believes voter ID laws do in fact have and impact on elections, and that impact is pro-Republican?

    When a Republican official from North Carolina says, on camera, that the new voting regulations will "kick Democrats in the butt," what does that mean to you?

    You say it's discriminatory but cannot prove it.

    But yet you are the ones saying that more regulation and bigger government is needed. Wouldn't the burden of proof be on your shoulders?

    You haven't proven that voter fraud has any meaningful impact on elections, and moreover you haven't shown that providing an ID will change anything. In fact, a vast, vast majority of the blips of "fraud" involve people unwittingly voting at the wrong places and other situations where showing ID would have zero impact. So you're fighting fraud which consists of a fraction of a percent of the votes, and on top of that you're only dealing with a kind of fraud that is a fraction of that as well. You're literally going to place burdens on the entire voting population on the United States to catch a handful of imposters at best.

    Obviously there is more going on here than you are willing to admit. The scary thing will be the next round of restrictions that Republicans will try to place on voting.

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    SuperLib

    Russia is describing the situation in East Ukraine as "genocide".

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    SuperLib

    yabits: You seem not to understand the difference between facts and anecdotal opinions.

    And there are countless studies, like the one completed in Ohio in 2013 which found that fraud was alleged in 0.002397% of the millions of votes cast there. And the report was done by the Republican Secretary of State. There was even a massive study under George Bush that said there was no evidence of any meaningful voter fraud that could impact anything. Anyone can do a search for "voter fraud studies" and see countless cases where the results show voter fraud is virtually non-existent. The articles dominate the top of the search engine results.

    We've entered a phase where Republicans know they are in a bubble and they can what they want, even if it's been reported as untrue countless times in the real world. And then there are the other Republicans who just lie through their teeth and they just don't care because they're in survival mode.

    Another example is the Republican war on abortion being framed as a women's safety issue. Obviously a lie, but if they don't admit to it and enough people join in on the BS then they have strength in numbers. Oh, and if you aren't for it then you must enjoy seeing women get hurt!!! ;)

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    SuperLib

    I thought terrorism was caused by the West?

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    SuperLib

    Letterman just didn't make me laugh anymore. I kept comparing him to how fresh his show used to be, but since he made the switch to CBS is was just never that great. Making grunting noises and grabbing his collar can't stack up to the Late Night Monkey Cam.

    Colbert is amazing in his interviews. I'm really looking forward to seeing him!

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    SuperLib

    This is pretty funny.

    Apparently three different Russian news outlets interviewed the same guy in a hospital. For one interview, he was attending a protest and pro-Ukrainian radicals fired at him with weapons from the US and Europe. In the next interview he's a German spy, and in the last interview he is a doctor saving children when pro-Ukrainian thugs fired into his tent.

    <http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2014/04/12/russian-tv-caught-red-handed-same-guy-same-demonstration-but-three-different-people-spy-bystander-heroic-surgeon/?? >

    Such is news in Russia.... ;)

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    SuperLib

    Others in government service might object and I respect that. Do we really need to work the elections people so much? They already have a lot to do leading up to an election.

    Do we really need to work election people so much? hehe

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    SuperLib

    Better check to see if he plays video games.

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    SuperLib

    Here's what a North Carolina GOP official said in an interview that aired nationally: "If it hurts a bunch of lazy Blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it."

    I know that voter suppression supporters here don't specifically point out one group of people that will get hurt, but let's just say I don't think any of you are stupid. You know who it's going to hurt and you're OK with that. But I guess I'm just playing the race card here.

    As for the collateral damage that will be done to the elderly and the disabled, I'm guessing you're OK with that as well.

    Oh, one question. Part of the new laws are to ban voting on the Sunday before the election. Saturday is OK, Friday is OK, Thursday is OK, but not Sunday. Have you guys come up with a reason for that yet? One that you can sell?

    Social media will be busy come election day. There will be plenty of white people showing up to vote and realizing that the names on their driver's license doesn't perfectly match the one they used to register to vote with. Does yours? And make sure your wife doesn't have an issue with a maiden name. Oh, and be sure your state allows you to use your out-of-state license since not all do. Got a kid? Make sure he knows he can't use a university ID because....well, we know why. The fewer younger people voting, the better.

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    SuperLib

    Obamacare is here to stay. There's not much Republicans can do about it besides holding useless votes to shore up support from the gerrymandered districts. By the time 2016 rolls around more and more people will be on the plan and they'll realize that the sky hasn't fallen. And by that time any kind of repeal will be impossible, especially since Republicans can't present a united alternative plan on much of anything, much less healthcare.

    But not every Republican will change with the country. Some will sell the false promise that we can just repeal it and things will be A-OK. The low information voters will always support them as well as a growing number of Republicans who live in the bubble. The minority party will continue stay relevant for a short period of time.

    Another tea party favorite, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, insisted that the party must broaden its appeal in order to grow. The Republican Party, he said, cannot be a party of “fat cats, rich people and Wall Street.”

    When more Republicans realize this, the US will start to improve. Then they will be able to create legislation and put forth a leader who can challenge for the White House. Maybe they'll even get my vote. But until then, we're in for some dark times.

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    SuperLib

    Wolfpack: Id is required to vote in many European countries.

    Wow. Just, wow. Republicans are now looking to expand government bureaucracy and their example is that Europe does it, too. I never thought I'd hear a Republican looking to Europe for help, yet here we are. How the mighty have fallen.

    So what's the big deal?

    Well you should know based on the comments here that everyone knows what you're really up to. So I guess that's the big deal. Restricting registration, reducing early voting, closing voting polling places, requiring useless voter IDs that solve a "problem" that only exists in your head, trying to change the electoral college, etc. Republicans are losing the popular vote due to changing demographics so now you're changing democracy in the US.

    My guess is that you'll be successful for the next election, and in elections in the future where voter turnout is smaller. You'll keep the House since you've created a system where you keep the majority even though Democrats get a million more votes than you do. You'll sometimes claw your way to getting half the Senate, but since Republicans have abused the filibuster there's not much that will be done without 60 votes anyway. The White House will be a pipe dream unless you can find a way to capture that without the popular vote, something you're working on. Instead of stemming the tide of a shrinking base, Republicans are choosing to subvert democracy and win with fewer voters.

    It's the new system in America. Republicans have banned themselves from creating new legislation on immigration, healthcare, or the budget. They have decided to wait until after the election this fall because they don't want to expose their party as a fractured group that is unable to even agree, therefore unable to lead. It's pathetic. When I was younger Republicans used to lead the country, now they ban themselves from leading because they don't want people to see who they really are. Since they cannot create policy their entire platform is based on complaining about Obama and convincing people that anything is better, making them the "choice by default."

    If I'm wrong, tell me about successful Republican policy that isn't related to obstruction, and give me an example of someone who can capture the White House in 2016. Since that's not possible, might as well destroy Democracy in America as the next best thing.

    The first to be excluded from the democratic process will be the elderly, the disabled, the younger voters, and minorities. That should help keep Republicans around for a few more years. After that? Who knows. Republicans are in survival mode now and everything is on the table. The more voters that lean to the left that can be eliminated, the better. It's the best chance the Right has.

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    SuperLib

    Oh well.

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    SuperLib

    Noliving: They won the popular vote for president in 2004, so it has been less than a decade.

    Thanks for that. I should have said that Republicans have won the popular vote once in the past 6 Presidential elections.

    bass4funk: So please explain to us

    I haven't been responding to your posts that much, sorry. Once you resorted to petty word tricks to get around listing Republican accomplishments I figured your position for the future is to treat me like I can't see right through you.

    MarkG: Bottom line, US Citizens can produce a form of ID. If they cannot produce a valid ID maybe they don't have enough responsibility or intelligence to vote anyway.

    I think this is what Mitt Romney was talking about when he said he wanted to write off 47% of the United States. It was taboo a few years ago, but Republicans are becoming more brazen about selling a concept that there is a group of Americans who just shouldn't count anymore. No one here is debating that reality that Republicans want to make it more difficult for the poor and minorities to vote, the opinion is more that they shouldn't be allowed to vote and this is a good way to get things started. Unfortunately, they are willing to include the elderly and disabled as collateral damage and they're fine with that. The list will grow longer in the future.

    What's scary is phase II.....which is a Republican push to change the electoral college. They want to change it from the "winner take all" system that we currently have to one the splits up the votes and makes it possible for a Presidential candidate to get the electoral votes when that person actually loses the popular vote for the state. That's one's a big danger.

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    SuperLib

    jerseyboy: The Republicans understand the message of the last election -- that the U.S. is becoming a country of many, many minorities, rather than one dominant demographic group -- and rather than respond positively to that, they have gone down this road. As usual, they are preaching fear and negativity rather than embracing change.

    Yep. Republicans haven't won the popular vote for President in decades. And after each loss they talk about "soul searching" which lasts a few months. Then it gets pushed to the side because they cannot change as a party, and to combat that they start to work on things like voter suppression. The message is always the same: We don't really have to change our party when we can just change the system.

    The laws are bad, but the overall goal is voter disenfranchisement. Republicans lose when a lot of people turn out to vote, and instead of changing their party to reflect the new America they are doing their best to sideline the new America. They know that laws designed around IDs will scare a lot of legal Hispanics who might fall victim to rumors that will circulate around their communities. And that's exactly what they want. Option 2 is to reform immigration which they are unable to do as a party.

    They'll do well during the elections this year since historically the mid-terms favor the opposition party. And there are a lot of seats up for grabs from 2008 which means there are a lot more blue seats than red. Nate Silver is predicting that a Democrat needs to be at a 6% point lead or better just to counter the fact that Democrats will vote less. So they'll have some new victories and they'll resist change once again, then in 2016 they'll put their religious types and hard-liner idiots in front of America and the candidates will race to the right and they will lose once again.

    Then the head of the RNC will give a speech about how the party needs to change and the process starts all over again.

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    SuperLib

    OlhHawk: 35,570 possible double voters from North Carolina audit:

    Wanna know how they got that number? They cross-referenced voters with another state who had the same name and birthday. And that's the total number. So out of all of the millions and millions of people who voted in both states, if they happened to have the same name and birth - wait, if you know enough about the situation to post links then I'm sure you've seen the dozens if not hundreds of articles written after the study that shows how useless it is.

    Look, several Republicans from several states have already gone on record to say that their voting ID laws are a way to help them win elections. They know what we all know: New laws will stop more good people from voting than will stop bad people from voting. Republicans are on board with this because out of all of the good people it will stop from voting, a majority of them will be left leaning.

    People can say that having a photo ID is easy, and that's because for a vast majority of us it is. But if you're 80 and in a nursing home and all you have is an expired driver's license then it's not easy. If you're disabled and need the assistance of another then it's not easy. A lot of people think they already have it, like a student who has an ID issued by his university, but if that student is in Texas then they won't accept university IDs and some people won't know that until after they arrive.

    But Republican voter suppression doesn't end there. It's not just about producing IDs, it's about making it harder to register to vote, closing polling places, shortening early voting windows, etc. Some states allow early voting, but specifically ban it from one day of the week just before the election: Sunday. And wouldn't ya know it, the Sunday before the election just happens to be when many black voters arrange caravans from their churches for members to vote.

    Again, the new laws will stop more good people than bad. That's the only fact in all of this.

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    SuperLib

    MarkG: Voter fraud is no myth SuperLib. Look into the well published facts. It's alive and well.

    YES! And government bureaucracy will save us from the fraction of 1% of "potential" votes that are voter fraud!

    "Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democrat made famous by her filibuster to try to block Texas' newest abortion law, also ran into trouble when she tried to snag her Texas voter ID. HuffPo reports that Davis ended up crossways with the voter ID regulations because her name is "Wendy Russell Davis" on her driver's license but just "Wendy Davis" on her voter registration file."

    and

    "The same thing happened to Texas' Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott -- "Gregory Wayne Abbott" was on his license, but it's just "Greg Abbott" on the voter roll, reports HuffPo."

    and

    "Last month, a Texas judge encountered issues with obtaining a voter ID because she, like many women, changed her name when she married. Because voter registration or other identifying information may have a women's maiden name as her last or middle name, it seems many Texas women will have to swear to their identities via affidavit in order to vote."

    BIGGER government is the answer!

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    SuperLib

    Bgood41: Responsible citizens have nothing to deter them from casting the vote, including registration or I.D.

    "Former U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright (D-Texas) tried to get a voter identification card at a Texas Department of Public Safety office on Saturday. But the only photo identification cards Wright has -- an expired Texas driver's license and a Texas Christian University faculty identification card -- do not satisfy the requirements of the state's restrictive vote identification law, passed in 2011. Wright is 90 years old. According to the Star-Telegram, Wright will return to the office Monday to get a Texas personal identification card with a certified copy of his birth certificate."

    This one is pretty funny:

    "To get [a voter ID card] in Mississippi, for instance, residents need a birth certificate, which costs $15 and requires the photo identification they don’t have."

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    SuperLib

    “Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” Said by Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA).

    and

    "Featured on the show was North Carolina GOP executive committee member Don Yelton, who bragged about how the new voting restrictions would allow them to “kick the Democrats butt.” He also stated, in regards to the fact that these laws will prevent people of color from voting, “If it hurts a bunch of lazy Blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.”"

    and

    Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer says he attended various meetings, beginning in 2009, at which party staffers and consultants pushed for reductions in early voting days and hours. “The Republican Party, the strategists, the consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for Republican Party candidates,” Greer told The Post. “It’s done for one reason and one reason only. … ‘We’ve got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us,’ ” Greer said he was told by those staffers and consultants. “They never came in to see me and tell me we had a (voter) fraud issue,” Greer said. “It’s all a marketing ploy.”

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  • -2

    SuperLib

    This is a good issue to see how honest the Republican in front of you is. If they have half a brain in their head then they know voter fraud is a myth. That means they're willing to look you in the eye and lie, and it's good to know that up front. For the low-information voters there's not much you can do.

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