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Fox news mocks Desiline Victor, 102 year old woman that received standing ovation at the SOTU

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Desiline Victor, a 102-year old woman, received a standing ovation during the State of the Union on Tuesday for her resolve to vote. Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade, Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer, however, wondered what the "big deal" was.

Victor made two trips and waited three hours to vote in Miami in November. President Obama spoke about the need to protect voting rights during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and pointed to Victor, who was there as a guest of Michelle Obama, as an example.

Kilmeade, MacCallum and Hemmer did not seem to think she deserved one, though. Speaking on Kilmeade's radio show on Thursday, MacCallum said that the issue had no place in the State of the Union because it could be handled on the "municipal level… Get the town council on that one."

"How long was she on line?" Hemmer asked.

"What's the big deal? She was happy," MacCallum argued. "She waited on line, she was happy that she voted."

"They held her up as a victim!" Hemmer alleged. "What was she the victim of? Rashes on the bottom of her feet?"

by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

 Who claimed she was?

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:24 AM

 

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID controversies that plagued the 2012 election. In his comments, Tranter seemed to imply that he believed these issues were helpful to Republicans and should be pursued for that reason.

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be," Tranter said with a laugh.

Tranter owns Vlytics, a company that was paid more than $3,000 by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for "data consulting."

 

... Florida Democrats asked Governor Rick Scott, ... not otherwise vote. They can make appointments ... more difficult are causing the very long lines and ...
 
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation ... That led to long lines at early ... to make it difficult for people to vote
... he wouldn't make them wait 4 hours in line. ... out to vote waited as long as six ... exactly what Rick Scott is trying to do: make voting as difficult
 
 
Quoting grandmab125:

 Struck out once again.  The GOP didn't do anything to make it difficult for this woman to vote.  It's up to the cities and villages to have enough polling places so people don't have to wait in line for hours.  Besides, ever hear of early voting?

Quoting mikiemom:

Well yes Faux News makes fun of the fact that the GOP made it difficult to vote. She got the last laugh, she voted and they lost - they can keep laughing it shows us who they truly are.

 

 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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 The right to vote means a lot to me....child of an immigrant....


Quoting colins_mom:

But at 102 she saw a time when she couldn't. She saw people fight for it. It means more to her probably than it does to me, who never had to.fight for it, who's parents didn't have to fight for it.,

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.


 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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 "Obama spoke about the need to protect voting rights during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and pointed to Victor"....insinutes that voting rights may be taken away or the process may disenfranchise some voters


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Who claimed she was?

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.

 


 

colins_mom
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM
Ok, i didnt say it didnt. I do recall i used myself as an example.

Quoting rocketracer:

 The right to vote means a lot to me....child of an immigrant....




Quoting colins_mom:

But at 102 she saw a time when she couldn't. She saw people fight for it. It means more to her probably than it does to me, who never had to.fight for it, who's parents didn't have to fight for it.,


Quoting rocketracer:


Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.




 

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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

 Because thats whats happening...and it wasn't so long ago that certain people weren't allowed to vote and some were beaten, hosed and KILLED for trying

do you understand what disenfranchise means? that's EXACTLY what Rick Scott and other republicans are doing...

 

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID controversies that plagued the 2012 election. In his comments, Tranter seemed to imply that he believed these issues were helpful to Republicans and should be pursued for that reason.

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be," Tranter said with a laugh.

Tranter owns Vlytics, a company that was paid more than $3,000 by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for "data consulting."

 

... Florida Democrats asked Governor Rick Scott, ... not otherwise vote. They can make appointments ... more difficult are causing the very long lines and ...
 
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation ... That led to long lines at early ... to make it difficult for people to vote
... he wouldn't make them wait 4 hours in line. ... out to vote waited as long as six ... exactly what Rick Scott is trying to do: make voting as difficult
Quoting rocketracer:

 "Obama spoke about the need to protect voting rights during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and pointed to Victor"....insinutes that voting rights may be taken away or the process may disenfranchise some voters

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Who claimed she was?

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.

 

 

 

 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Yes and I stated how I felt about it....so.... 


Quoting colins_mom:

Ok, i didnt say it didnt. I do recall i used myself as an example.

Quoting rocketracer:

 The right to vote means a lot to me....child of an immigrant....


 


Quoting colins_mom:

But at 102 she saw a time when she couldn't. She saw people fight for it. It means more to her probably than it does to me, who never had to.fight for it, who's parents didn't have to fight for it.,


Quoting rocketracer:


Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.


 


 


 

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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 This is a perfect example of how Fox encourages nastiness and disrespect in our national discourse. This kind of flippant, ignorant commentary (which is 99.9% of the garbage put out by that network) sadly appeals to the kind of person who can't see beyond their own teeny worlds.

I'm not suggesting that Fox viewers aren't educated or intelligent; just cowardly and deliberately obtuse.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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 LOL...let's vote early and then vote again with absentee ballots....oh, BTW don't bother showing an ID, not necessary....LOL

As the child of an immigrant I value the right to vote.  I don't take it lightly.


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Because thats whats happening...and it wasn't so long ago that certain people weren't allowed to vote and some were beaten, hosed and KILLED for trying

do you understand what disenfranchise means? that's EXACTLY what Rick Scott and other republicans are doing...

 

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID controversies that plagued the 2012 election. In his comments, Tranter seemed to imply that he believed these issues were helpful to Republicans and should be pursued for that reason.

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be," Tranter said with a laugh.

Tranter owns Vlytics, a company that was paid more than $3,000 by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for "data consulting."

 

... Florida Democrats asked Governor Rick Scott, ... not otherwise vote. They can make appointments ... more difficult are causing the very long lines and ...
 
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation ... That led to long lines at early ... to make it difficult for people to vote
... he wouldn't make them wait 4 hours in line. ... out to vote waited as long as six ... exactly what Rick Scott is trying to do: make voting as difficult
Quoting rocketracer:

 "Obama spoke about the need to protect voting rights during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and pointed to Victor"....insinutes that voting rights may be taken away or the process may disenfranchise some voters

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Who claimed she was?

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.

 

 

 

 


 

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

 Oooooo...I'm 13th generation immigrant. So do I. And these voting "laws" are designed specifically to deter and discourage voters who, more often than not, vote Democrat.

Voter fraud has, statistically, had zero effect on an election, while the laws to "prevent" it do.

It's pretty friggin obvious.

Quoting rocketracer:

 LOL...let's vote early and then vote again with absentee ballots....oh, BTW don't bother showing an ID, not necessary....LOL

As the child of an immigrant I value the right to vote.  I don't take it lightly.

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Because thats whats happening...and it wasn't so long ago that certain people weren't allowed to vote and some were beaten, hosed and KILLED for trying

do you understand what disenfranchise means? that's EXACTLY what Rick Scott and other republicans are doing...

 

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID controversies that plagued the 2012 election. In his comments, Tranter seemed to imply that he believed these issues were helpful to Republicans and should be pursued for that reason.

"A lot of us are campaign officials -- or campaign professionals -- and we want to do everything we can to help our side. Sometimes we think that's voter ID, sometimes we think that's longer lines -- whatever it may be," Tranter said with a laugh.

Tranter owns Vlytics, a company that was paid more than $3,000 by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign for "data consulting."

 

... Florida Democrats asked Governor Rick Scott, ... not otherwise vote. They can make appointments ... more difficult are causing the very long lines and ...
 
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation ... That led to long lines at early ... to make it difficult for people to vote
... he wouldn't make them wait 4 hours in line. ... out to vote waited as long as six ... exactly what Rick Scott is trying to do: make voting as difficult
Quoting rocketracer:

 "Obama spoke about the need to protect voting rights during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, and pointed to Victor"....insinutes that voting rights may be taken away or the process may disenfranchise some voters

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Who claimed she was?

Quoting rocketracer:

Desiline Victor wasn't denied her voting rights.  She voted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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