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…and more good news for the Republicans.

*First we have the Rasmussen poll released this past Tuesday which reported that 78% of those surveyed favor the requirement to show proof of citizenship before persons are allowed to vote. Rassmussen.com tells the story:

“A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. That’s up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement.

Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe laws that require proof of citizenship before allowing voter registration discriminate against such voters. But more than twice as many (61%) say such laws do not discriminate, up three points from 58% who felt that way in March of last year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.

Opponents of proof-of-citizenship laws claim they are intended to keep eligible voters from voting, while supporters say instead that they are intended to keep ineligible voters from casting votes. Thirty-four percent (34%) think it is more common that people are prevented from voting who should be allowed to vote. Half (50%) of voters disagree and think that more often people are allowed to vote who are not eligible to vote. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure.

This marks a six-point increase from last year in the number of voters who think it is more common for people to be allowed to vote who are not eligible. It’s also the highest level of doubt about the voting process in surveys since January 2008. “

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/march_2014/78_favor_proof_of_citizenship_before_being_allowed_to_vote

Why is this a big deal? Because a long-standing Democrat argument has been that the sole purpose of these laws is to suppress the (Democratic) vote, and that THERE IS NO APPRECIABLE VOTER FRAUD. The poll results indicate that more and more of the American people are seeing this argument for what it is: male bovine scatology. This can especially be seen in view of recent news regarding an Ohio woman who confessed to and was convicted of voting for President Obama SIX TIMES in the 2012 presidential election. Not only has the Obama Justice Department chosen to take no federal action in this case against the “convicted vote fraudster” – Ms. Melowese Richardson – but also her actions apparently have the full approval of such Democratic Party notables as the Reverend Al Sharpton, who greeted her with a warm embrace at a recent “voter rights” rally. See:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/22/No-Justice-Department-Charges-Against-Ohio-Woman-Who-Voted-Six-Times-for-Obama

*In the most recent AP-Gfk poll just released today, President Obama’s disapproval rating has hit ANOTHER all-time high. Here’s the story from the Washington Post:

“Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll.

The AP-GfK poll shows 59 percent of Americans now disapprove of Obama -- a point higher than the previous high set in December.

Obama's approval rating stands at 41 percent. That's the second-lowest figure the poll has ever found.

Part of Obama's problems appear to be related to foreign policy: The poll shows Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in Ukraine 57-40 and disapprove of how he handles relationships with other countries 58-40.

In January, Americans were evenly split on Obama's diplomacy skills.

The poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday.”

See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/26/poll-obamas-disapproval-rating-hits-a-new-high/

*But the poll news may not be entirely bad for Democrats. In their recent article titled: “Democrats' great green hope? Americans only want to vote for marijuana,” TheWeek.com reports:

“Things are not looking too good for Democrats in the upcoming 2014 midterm elections, and a new George Washington University Battleground poll is, on the surface, more bad news. The respondents were roughly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, but 64 percent of GOP voters said they are "extremely likely" to vote in November, versus 57 percent of Democrats. President Obama's 44 percent approval rating won't help the Democrats, and a daunting 73 percent said their personal economic situation has stayed the same or gotten worse over the past four years.

But there is one silver lining for Democrats: Marijuana. While 82 percent of respondents disapprove of Congress — with both parties "universally despised," according to Democratic pollster Celinda Lake — 73 percent support medical marijuana in their states, 53 percent back decriminalizing pot, and most importantly, 68 percent said they are more likely to go to the polls if marijuana is on the ballot. Voters in both parties are in favor of looser marijuana laws, but the highest levels of motivation are among younger, single people — a group that skews Democratic.”

See: http://theweek.com/article/index/258722/speedreads-democrats-great-green-hope-americans-only-want-to-vote-for-marijuana

So if nothing else, the Democrats appear to have locked up the Stoned Vote.

*Finally - on the ObamaCare front - the Washington Examiner reports not poll results, but the expert opinion of “one of the nation's leading Democratic pollsters and strategists” – Celinda Lake (see above) – who says: 'Don't defend' Obamacare, call it 'flawed from the beginning.” (That sounds like great advice to me, since that’s what I’ve been saying all along). You can read the article here:

http://washingtonexaminer.com/top-dem-pollster-dont-defend-obamacare-call-it-flawed-from-the-beginning/article/2546236


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Sheran commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:23 PM

I show Photo ID every time I vote! NOW, I have to show birth certificate, proof of residence, SS card and what ever else just to get my drivers license renewed! They should do the same for voting as drivers license renewal ........☺

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:43 PM

Absolutely. I find it incredible that anybody objects to voter ID. I mean - after all - voting is one of our most important rights AND privileges. And people have to have ID to:

*Drive a car

*Open a bank account

*Cash a check

*Get a medical prescription

*Enroll their children in school

*And scores of other things that are a part of everyday life

Why WOULDN'T ID be required for something as important as voting? I think the answer is obvious: just check out the woman I cited above who confessed to and was convicted of voting six times for Obama in 2012. She's now a Democratic party celebrity. In Chicago where I was raised, the widespread joke about the Democrats was that they vote "early and often" and that their dead rise from the grave to vote on election day. It was only said in half-jest.

Voter ID would minimize (if not eliminate) a lot of the cheating on election day. THAT'S why the Democrats object to it.

Sheran commented on Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 23:33 PM

I saw that on the "NEWS" please post if she gets jail time! What she did was totally unacceptable...

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:07 AM

"…and more good news for the Republicans."

The question is why is it good news for Republicans and not Americans as a whole? You made that statement because the law hurts voters that usually vote Democratic. It's not shocking to me anymore that you would favor a policy put in place by Republicans to hurt a group of people that Republicans don't value.

For those of you that don't know-the provision makes it harder for Americans – particularly African-Americans, the elderly, students and people with disabilities – to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot. Studies suggest that up to 11 percent of American citizens lack such ID, and would be required to navigate the administrative burdens to obtain it or forego the right to vote entirely.

I held you to a different esteem but today-you've shown me what you're about. What type of person comes on a sight and brags about making it harder for people to vote-voter suppression.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:39 AM

He grew up in a Democratic Bastion known for getting out the vote. Couple that with what was probably not a tip toe thru the tulips Catholic Education helps one form strong opinions.

Sebe overall is a good guy but excels in Semantic Argument.

PoliticsNation commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:55 AM

"Sebe overall is a good guy but excels in Semantic Argument"

Some discussions are meant to trifle members of a certain group the individual or group wants to oppress.

Some discussions are discussions that pass the time and make life less intolerant, because humans have desires to uplift their own egos', though there are definitely more ways than one to uplift one's ego.

Some discussions are for "special" individuals that show no signs of emotional connection, so they proceed to possibly close the gap of emotional understanding by using their inquisitions and discussions, or they just keep to their small world of ideologies and tries to shape the world into their own small world of ideologies.

Need I say more...

Funkentelecky commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Supporting voter ID laws isn't voter suppression. It's considered suppression to people who don't believe the "Rule of Law" Constitution. It is a fact that you must be a US Citizen to vote; so how will we ensure compliance of that law to its maximum extent. Voter ID Law, right now it isn't a requirement to document such cases other than a provincial ballot that is supposed to be verified before that vote is legal. We will only know the unarguable extent of voter fraud when we are able to enforce or document it. In today's age of technology it doesn't hold water just to base having Voter ID on emotion and empathy first, you enforce the law and add solutions for those that would have difficulty with compliance. An easy solution would be to add kiosks throughout Walmarts, Targets, etc, etc, etc, to accommodate registration for people who would be challenged to actually get to a DMV and get registered. Additionally you would also want to extend this process for at least 2-4 years and no extensions of the deadline without congressional approval. An example of adhering to rule of law is when I stop a convenience store such as Flash Foods to purchase a 12 pack of Coors Light the register sends out an audible reminder to the cashier and patron"Hey, check that ID". So yes Voter ID is necessary to protect this Democratic Republics interest, not just the interest of minorities, impoverished or whomever may have difficulty to acquire the proper credentials to prove their "Right to Vote"

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:23 PM

"The question is why is it good news for Republicans and not Americans as a whole?"

Because this is a POLITICAL blog, PN - which is designed to give the ObamaCare "losers" and those who feel the country is headed in the wrong direction some HOPE for CHANGE, that's why.

As for voter rights, the argument that it makes it more difficult to vote is pure BALONEY (and I'm being kind with the terminology). EVERYBODY has to have some ID in this country - except illegals and those who want to HIDE their ID for some reason. In those states with ID laws fully implemented, they have made it ridiculously simple to obtain that ID.

Right here in the great state of Georgia is a good example of how simple it is. On the Secretary of State's web site it says this:

"Georgia's Voter Identification Card

If you do not have one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID, the State of Georgia offers a FREE Voter Identification Card. An identification card can be issued at any county registrar's office or Department of Driver Services Office free of charge."

and

"If you have questions, need more information or have difficulty getting a FREE Voter Identification Card, you can contact your county registrar’s office or the Secretary of State’s Elections Division..."

See: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections...

If a person lives and breathes, and has a phone (including an ObamaPhone) or a friend, they can get a FREE voter ID card. If somebody can haul their butts to the voting booth on election day, they can find a way to get a FREE voter ID card. The Democrats pride themselves on "getting out the vote" each election cycle. WHY CAN'T THEIR VAUNTED ELECTION MACHINE HELP ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO SUPPOSEDLY HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO GET VOTER ID?

The reason is obvious: they WANT people to vote six times for Obama in the same election. They WANT to have illegals and those looking for a government hand-out (i.e., a large part of their constituencies) to vote WHETHER THEY DO IT LEGALLY OR NOT.

Voter ID should be the law of the land. The polls show that as each day passes, more and more Americans agree.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:26 PM

…and sorry, PN – I like your new handle image – but it’s time to step on the head of the snake once again. In his article from last week titled “The High Costs of ObamaCare,” Jack Kelly points out that:

“Americans who says they’ve been hurt by Obamacare outnumber those who say they’ve benefited from it by more than 2 to 1, according to recent polls by both Rasmussen and Gallup.”

This gap will only WIDEN as the provisions of ObamaCare that the President has “kicked down the road” past the 2014 elections and beyond take effect. When the effects of the small business and individual mandates fully take effect, the people negatively affected will increase – as will the anger of ObamaCare “losers” across the nation. Those effects will certainly be felt in the 2016 election. The degree to which they will influence the election results is still to be determined.

Kelly goes on to further state:

“Obamacare will reduce the earnings of its 300,000 members by up to $5 an hour by making them replace their current health insurance policies, according to a report by Unite Here, a union which represents chiefly lower-wage workers in service industries. The union said it “threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.”

The administration plans to spend $965 billion on Obamacare subsidies. They’ll benefit insurance companies at the expense of the low-wage workers, according to the Unite Here report. Since Obamacare passed, it said, “The average stock price of the big for-profit health insurers doubled, their top executives were paid more than a half-billion dollars in cash and stock options.”

A Brooking Institution study indicated that families with incomes between $20,000 and $38,000 will suffer the largest proportionate income declines.

“Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality,” the Unite Here report said.

Those who think Obamacare is a bad deal, or who can’t afford it, aren’t likely to change their minds before the end of the month. President Barack Obama gave them a good reason not to when he (illegally) delayed, again, enforcement of the provision canceling “substandard” policies.

This may save the scalps of a few endangered Democrats, but it undermines the economic viability of his “signature legislative achievement.”

For the entire article, see: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2...

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:27 PM

"He grew up in a Democratic Bastion known for getting out the vote. Couple that with what was probably not a tip toe thru the tulips Catholic Education helps one form strong opinions.

Sebe overall is a good guy but excels in Semantic Argument."

You call it "semantic argument." I call it FACTS.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:29 PM

"Need I say more..."

No, PN - we know EXACTLY where you are coming from. You are a part of a traditional Democratic party constituency who - as one national blogger pointed out recently - wouldn't criticize this president if their life depended on it.

The rest of us see this administration and the leadership (i.e., the lack thereof) President Obama has provided to be a significant detriment to ALL THE PEOPLE. We are speaking out and you don't like it.

Sorry about that, but that's what this blog forum is designed for.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 13:36 PM

"Supporting voter ID laws isn't voter suppression."

You've hit the nail on the head, Funky. But obviously the Democrats are selling it that way because that's the only argument they have. They can't come right out and say: "We WANT illegals to vote because they vote for us in huge numbers." They can't come out and say that: "We WANT felons and others on the dole who would be otherwise disqualified to vote to be able to cast their ballots because those people vote for us in huge numbers." They can't say: "We WANT the dead to vote and people who vote for our candidates to cast their ballots SIX TIMES IN THE SAME ELECTION." They can't say: "We don't want voters to be VERIFIED so that their ballots are legal. We'll take 'em any way they come - legal or NOT."

So they say: Gee - it's to hard to get a FREE voter ID card. People who can get to the polls or vote absentee can't get a FREE voter ID card.

That dog won't hunt.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 14:24 PM

Kobe Bryant (of all people) had something to say recently which is pertinent to this discussion. I usually disregard the political opinions and statements of national celebrities and professional athletes because I question their motives. But when one "goes against the grain" and speaks out from pure common sense and logic, I believe they should be recognized and commended.

In an article posted yesterday on newsone.com (a web site subtitled "For Black America"), Bryant is quoted from an interview which will appear in an upcoming issue of the New Yorker magazine in which he said this about the Miami Heat's support for Trayvon Martin:

"I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right?"

See: http://newsone.com/3001242/kobe-bryan...

IMHO - Kobe Bryant is displaying an incredible amount of guts with this statement. I'm certain that he'll take a beating in the social media and from the vast left-wing conspiracy in this country that is hell-bent on perpetuating their constituencies' dependence on them. But this is the kind of attitude and critical thinking that moves us toward racial harmony in this country - NOT the polarizing, self-serving, race-baiting nonsense we usually see in the national spotlight.


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