By Digby | Hullabaloo | Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 06:08 AM |What Do You Think? If You Like this Article, Press Like, Comment and Share? |
Much of the news on the voting rights has been scary in recent months. Nearly 20 states have passed laws to complicate the voting process in 2012–the most common tactic adding tougher voter ID requirements. The targets of these laws, pushed almost exclusively by the GOP (but some Democrats as well), have been people thought to be core Obama supporters from 2008: women, low-income people, college students and elderly Americans.
Well, in five key presidential battleground states since 2007, state public assistance agencies have been prodded (sued and beaten in federal court) into offering the opportunity to register to vote to eligible voters seeking welfare benefits. They are supposed to do that under the federal moter-voter law, but in too many states that has been ignored and the Justice Department has done little about it. One of the groups that has been at the forefront of those legal efforts — Demos — just noted on their website that more than 1 million poor people have registered following legal settlements in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina.
It is another question whether those new voters will vote in 2012. But for now, this is progress and good news. [ In fact I agree with this statement, if they know what I know they will and as soon as possible come the election of 2012!] Here the facts!
I just can’t see how anyone would want to vote Republican, especially with the slate of candidates that they have for the office and because of all the stale tactics employed over the course of three year. In addition, their overall contempt for one man and his administration – the hell with their oath as Congress men and women! Is it just because of this lobbyist Gorver Norquist’s hold on them, this pledge not to raise taxes? …I don’t think so. It’s an excuse that they’re using – plain and simple! Their main goals are to make Obama a one term President, to win at any cost and the hell with whomever they hurt in doing so! Open your eyes!
Oath by the Senate
I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
What’s the oath of the United States House of Representatives? I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; I will stand by my Pledge to my true leader: Grover Norquist and up hold his Pledge to America not to raise taxes thought-out my tender as a Republican in the House of Representatives and or the Senate and or as a Republican Legislature – period! Wow, it sure seems that way with them and to me! What do you think? Gbismarc!