How true the vote? 4

Front Page has a bigger readership than we do, but not necessarily the same readers. So we are taking David Horowitz’s article Democrats Vote the Mentally Disabled from there and quoting it in full. There could hardly be a more convincing proof that the “Democratic Party” holds the process of democracy in contempt. The story he tells should be spread as widely as possible.

I am incredibly steamed this Thanksgiving Holiday over what the Democrats are doing to my country. Everybody by now knows – or should know – how readily Democrats conduct election fraud, and how determined they are to defend it. James O’Keefe and others have taken videos of paid Democratic operatives encouraging citizens to vote twice. O’Keefe was even able to claim Attorney General Eric Holder’s own ballot at a district polling place by claiming to be him, and then to vote in his place. Democrats have promoted Motor Voter laws and same day registration, and month-long election days to help them mobilize the votes of people who are so unconnected to the political process and so uninterested in the country’s future, and perhaps so incompetent to understand what voting entails that they require keepers to see that they get to the polls and then vote the “right” way.  In the election that put Al Franken in the Senate by a few hundred votes, more than a thousand felons voted illegally because of the loose laws that govern the polling booth – laws the Democrats want to make even looser. It is in fact the number one civil rights issue of the NAACP this year to give felons the right to vote. So we know that Democrats have little respect for the election process, and we should assume they will attempt to pursue their victories by any means necessary.

But even knowing this, I was not prepared for a conversation I had at Thanksgiving dinner today with my brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled, and though now in his forties has the intelligence level of a six-year-old.

“Obama saved me,” he said to me out of the blue.

“What do you mean?”

“I voted for him for president and now he’s saving me.”

I was taken aback by these words, since Henry had no idea who Obama was, or what a president might be, and would be unable to fill out a registration form let alone get to the polling place by himself. So I asked him how he knew that and how he had registered and cast his vote. In halting, impeded speech he told me that the people who take care of him at the home filled out “the papers” to register him to vote, told him how Obama cared for him, even taught him the Obama chants, and then took him to the polling place to vote. They did the same for all of the mentally disabled patients in their care, approximately sixty in all.

This is so appalling in its contempt for the voting process, which is the very foundation of our democracy, and in its cynical exploitation of my brother-in-law and the other patients in the home, many of whose mental capacities are even more limited than his that I am at a loss for words to express it. I hope poll-watching groups like “True the Vote” will comb the rolls of residents at other homes for the mentally disabled, and attempt to stop this particular abuse. I hope that people who care about our country will make electoral fraud a focus of their political efforts, and work to protect the integrity of the voting process.


Posted under Commentary, corruption, government, Progressivism, United States by Jillian Becker on Saturday, November 24, 2012

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  • Paresh

    Unfortunately, none of this surprises me any more. The Dems have shown that almost nothing is beneath them. I mean seriously, who in their right mind thinks voter id laws are discriminatory? No matter how absurd, the libs will push their agenda, no matter how logically flawed. The two things that drive me absolutely crazy are how the media play along, and how seemingly intelligent people fall for the BS.

    Northern Virginia, where I live, is very liberal and generally well-educated. I am shocked by how most of my well-educated friends defend Obama and his policies at every turn.

    If you detect a hint of pessimism in my tone, you are right. I am really bummed after this election, and I really am starting to feel concerned for this country’s future.

    • A lot of feel the same way. A lot of seemingly intelligent people were all in for Hitler too (no I am not comparing Obama to hitler).. Ideas can seduce otherwise reasonably intelligent people into tunnel vision, and “ends justify the means” bias. When this happens every possible cognitive dissonance is resolved on the side of their romantic idea, no matter how absurd the vehicle (explanation) of resolution may be.

      I also have many Liberal friends. My best friend is one, and his parents who are both raving liberals are also high school teachers. Upon making the mistake of engaging in a political discussion with these “educators” I was shocked at the misinformation they had accepted at face value, and were passionately and angrily defending… yet they would not even let me walk 10 steps to a computer to pull up the web page for the congressional budget office, YouTube footage, or other direct evidence to disprove them.

      Sorry, but you are well justified in your concern…

      • Paresh

        Thanks for the reply Steve. I hear you on the Hitler comment.

        On the voter id thing, most of my liberal friends actually agree with the Democrat talking point that it is “voter suppression” because it will keep low income people and minorities from voting. They don’t realize that there are two logical flaws in their argument.

        1) It only amounts to suppression if there is a targeted measure to keep those people from voting. Getting a photo id is the same process for everyone! So if a certain segment of the population is unwilling to get one, then the problem is with those people, not the law!

        2) Voting is more than a right. It is a RESPONSIBILITY. Liberals just don’t get this concept. It is a duty for each citizen to take the necessary steps to vote. I do not think getting a photo id is an undue burden for anyone. Using liberal logic, I am surprised they haven’t tried to get rid of voter registration! (I don’t even want to get started on those states with same-day registration. What a joke).

        I actually do think photo id laws need to be put in place to prevent voter fraud. Lack of evidence of HUGE voter fraud is not proof of no need for photo id, as the liberal myth contends. If photo id’s are too expensive for low income folks to get, then we can devise a system by which they can obtain them a little cheaper (or free).

        I have tried to convey these concepts to liberal friends, but there is no way to get them to budge on this. Truly amazing.

        • liz

          Well, what are you guys thinking? I would compare Obama to Hitler, no problem! Or Fidel Castro, or Mao, or any of his other big heros. Or the Manchurian Candidate, or his namesakes, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Any of the scumbags will do.