To the editor: Green
September 6, 2012
To the Editor:
I find it truly amazing that Republicans can forge into a mine field involving private sector jobs and voter fraud and not even blush.
They seem to forget that their fearless leader Bush 2 created most of this BS. Only days into President Obama’s first term they declared that Obama would be a one-term president and would do nothing to support him during the following four years.
It’s my opinion that the Republican House/Senate members should not be paid for their bullish presence in their respective chambers for those four years. They did nothing but obstruct everything Obama wanted. I find that to be treasonous at best. They were sent to Washington, D.C., to move the country forward, not to obstruct. They instead screwed us and want their paychecks too.
Brassy at best … childish and deceitful at the very least. Now Mr. Schowalter wades into this mess with comments like this: “Obama and the Democrats have no clue how to create private sector jobs and don’t deserve another term.”
As I remember, the House and Senate Republicans wouldn’t even give Obama the time of day let alone meaningful legislation. So much for bipartisanship, the Republicans weren’t interested. It has been mentioned recently that Congress, while in session, costs the tax payers $30,000,000 a day. And they did NOTHING? Really? Thanks, guys, but you’re all fired. Now get out of here.
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Mr. Budisavljevic, on the other hand, wants all of these nasty people (all 5,000 of them) involved in voter fraud banished from earth. That didn’t work out too well – turned out it was more like 1,791 and then was dropped further to a few that were guilty.
The more important fact in question here is the voter fraud/suppression: A major probe by the Justice Department between 2002 and 2007 failed to prosecute a single person for going to the polls and impersonating an eligible voter, which the anti-fraud laws are supposedly designed to stop. Out of the 300 million votes cast in that period, federal prosecutors convicted only 86 people for voter fraud – and many of the cases involved immigrants and former felons who were simply unaware of their ineligibility.
The number of states that are enacting voter sanction is astounding. And it is the Republicans that are doing these voter restrictions. Democrats simply don’t go there.