Friday, October 26, 2012

But, The Constitution Says..

The Republican Party just LOVES to spout the beliefs of our Founding Fathers when it's convenient for their cause. But it gets a little pesky for them sometimes when these same Founding Fathers put into place ideas that run contrary to Right Wing ideology. For example:

The U.S. Constitution stated in Amendment XIX, which was ratified by the states in 1920:
"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
What they REALLY want is this:

The Republican candidate for the presidency, Mitt Romney, also a former governor though not a popular one, has even himself suggested (almost commanded) that heads of companies "suggest" that their employees vote in a certain manner, maybe with a threat implied: 

Other heads of companies have followed suit: Wynn Resorts, the third-largest casino operator in the U.S., recently mailed a "2012 General Election Voter Guide" to its 12,000 employees in Nevada.  ...This pressure is compounded by the behavior of company CEO Steve Wynn, who has used corporate time and media to attack President Barack Obama's policies.
A CEO of a Florida resort company threatened to fire his employees if Obama won. The CEO of a timeshare company did the same. And the famous right-wing Koch brothers warned of “consequences” of not voting for Romney.
Arthur Allen, CEO of ASG Software Solutions, was previously exposed by Hayes as having urged his employees to vote for Mitt Romney for president. A new email from Allen shows he encouraged employees to donate to Romney to "help ASG and yourself."

And there have been a slew of other such ...voter intimidation shall, we say.
Employees of Koch Industries received a voter information packet this month. Included was a letter from the company's President David Robertson, warning that if there's a second Obama term, "many of our more than 50,000 U.S. employees and contractors may suffer the consequences ..
The CEO of Westgate Resorts, David Siegel, putting it bluntly: "If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current president plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company."
The head of the Murray Energy Corporation blamed the Obama Administration for recent layoffs at his company.

"Mike White, the chairman and owner of Rite-Hite, a major Milwaukee manufacturer of industrial equipment, wanted to be sure his employees understood what he feels is at stake in the presidential election.
In an email sent this week to employees, White said his workers "should understand the personal consequences to them of having our tax rates increase dramatically if President Obama is re-elected, forcing taxpayers to fund President Obama's future deficits and social programs (including Obamacare), which require bigger government."
I have NEVER seen such blatant, in-your-face political scheming in my life...and I've been around a little while. The racism, hatred, bigotry, and plain old propaganda (fear tactics really) are being played out by the GOP...and they DARE you to do anything about it! As a matter of fact......they accuse the Left of doing it. And the media plays out this false narrative of "equivalency" which is totally wrong. But that's what money and Citizens' United will get you in today's political world.

you can brag about this:

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