GOP Nominee 2012 - Pt. 5 - Page 29 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #421
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,572
Local Time: 11:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleb8844 View Post
If someone could explain how either party has ever really mounted an attempt at voter suppression, I'd love to hear it.
The article in the post directly above yours is pretty clear about the matter. If it's not suppression, it's at the very least discouragement of specific voting demographics.
__________________

iron yuppie is online now  
Old 09-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #422
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,318
Local Time: 11:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleb8844
If someone could explain how either party has ever really mounted an attempt at voter suppression, I'd love to hear it.
Seriously? It might not be on a coordinated national level (but then again, it may be), but at the state level the republican party has been very active in trying to suppress the vote. I'm on my phone so I don't have time to look up all the links, but search for Ohio early voting changes (or attempts to), Pennsylvania's voter ID laws (that one prominent state Republican actually said would deliver the state to Romney), Florida, South Carolina, Texas, etc. And these aren't just random scared tactics like mailers saying you can't vote if... - these are actual attempts by Republicans to pass voting laws that would primarily affect sections of the population that historically vote Democrat.
__________________

Diemen is offline  
Old 09-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #423
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Popmartijn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 32,588
Local Time: 06:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleb8844 View Post
If someone could explain how either party has ever really mounted an attempt at voter suppression, I'd love to hear it.
The article right above your post already mentions some of the initiatives currently taken by Republican parties in several states to suppress groups from voting. That article might be a bit strident, but the facts are correct.

For all the latest on what's going on with regard to election laws (not just voter supression, but all kinds of activities) in the USA, there's this excellent blog. Election Law Blog | Rick Hasen's blog
The blogger is a professor in election law, so he's quite knowledgeable.

This is an interesting article also mentioned somewhere on that Election Law Blog:
The Ballot Cops - Mariah Blake - The Atlantic
It talks about efforts by Republican Parties (and organizations affiliated with Republican Parties) to 'observe' voting in specific areas, but that many of those efforts also result in intimidation.

This op-ed contains a good suggestion from someone who has experienced some of the irregularities from up close. It's time for a nonpartisan elections official - Houston Chronicle
I think that something like that is needed in the USA, as you apparently can't trust someone actively affiliated with a party. Or at least, to take away the suggestion that someone's decisions might be motivated by a specific party.
Popmartijn is offline  
Old 09-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #424
you are what you is
 
Salome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 22,019
Local Time: 06:22 AM
Good to see democracy is still alive and kicking.
__________________
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
~Frank Zappa
Salome is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #425
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
trojanchick99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Los Feliz, CA (between Hollywood and Downtown LA)
Posts: 8,124
Local Time: 09:22 PM
Romney said the uninsured can just go to an emergency room. Seriously. He said that.

Quote:
“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” Romney told interviewer Scott Pelley. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and — and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”
There are so many things wrong with that I don't even know where to start. First, he realizes it costs more to treat people when they are emergent than to get people preventative care right? I mean, really.

Of course, after they are released from the emergency room, there is follow up care necessary which if you are uninsured, you won't be able to afford.

Romney: Uninsured have emergency rooms
trojanchick99 is online now  
Old 09-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #426
Self-righteous bullshitter
 
BoMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Soviet Canuckistan — Socialist paradise
Posts: 16,769
Local Time: 01:22 AM
Think how much more fun flying would be if you can feel the wind flowing through your hair:

Quote:
“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”
__________________

BoMac is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 02:08 PM   #427
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,758
Local Time: 12:22 AM
Yeah, and how come in submarines they don't have doors you can open to let some water in if you want to like, wash your hands?!
elevated_u2_fan is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #428
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,507
Local Time: 09:22 PM
I am sure the GOP will call this map wishful thinking


Obama vs. Romney Electoral Map

but, if NC is now the only toss-up state, then Romney will go down in history as one of the least competent candidates ever.
deep is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #429
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 19,081
Local Time: 12:22 AM
This is about the time that McCain went off the deep end in 2008, so he's right on cue.
PhilsFan is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 04:55 PM   #430
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 64,253
Local Time: 09:22 PM
This is relevant to my interests user pic:

Lucille and Mitt
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 06:37 PM   #431
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,406
Local Time: 11:22 PM
Romney really just needs to stop talking. God willing he'll go away after he loses in November.
Moonlit_Angel is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 06:40 PM   #432
ONE
love, blood, life
 
digitize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Dallas / Austin
Posts: 14,027
Local Time: 10:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by trojanchick99 View Post
Romney said the uninsured can just go to an emergency room. Seriously. He said that.



There are so many things wrong with that I don't even know where to start. First, he realizes it costs more to treat people when they are emergent than to get people preventative care right? I mean, really.

Of course, after they are released from the emergency room, there is follow up care necessary which if you are uninsured, you won't be able to afford.

Romney: Uninsured have emergency rooms
So he is now in support of universal health care... just done in its stupidest, least effective, and most expensive form?

Also, that HuffPost map is glorious, but... very optimistic.
digitize is online now  
Old 09-24-2012, 08:56 PM   #433
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,676
Local Time: 02:22 PM
Lucille and Mitt
cobl04 is online now  
Old 09-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #434
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 64,253
Local Time: 09:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobl04 View Post
Dude.

Quote:
Originally Posted by corianderstem View Post
This is relevant to my interests user pic:

Lucille and Mitt
corianderstem is offline  
Old 09-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #435
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,676
Local Time: 02:22 PM
Well that's what I get for clicking last post instead of new posts.

Not really having a good day on interference today.
__________________

cobl04 is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com