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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
Replies (31-40):
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:18 AM
1 mom liked this

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:42 AM

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

 Stay classy, Fox.

SMH.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:46 AM
1 mom liked this

 Yes, when they look at certain data , figure our when majority of dems vote and how...and make laws to hinder that...How is that funny? it's a perversion of government.

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:50 AM
4 moms liked this

 

It's kinda funny that you admit that insisting people follow the law hurts Democrats, not groundbreaking news, or earth shattering information, pretty much common knowledge, but amusing, I think.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

 I seriously hope that you apply the same logic to laws regarding gun control( if and when they are made) because based on this logic, if it's law people should follow it. If a law is enacted that confiscates all assault-type weapons and large capacity magazines, I'm sure you're going to insist that people follow it.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

It's kinda funny that you admit that insisting people follow the law hurts Democrats, not groundbreaking news, or earth shattering information, pretty much common knowledge, but amusing, I think.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 

If I were to take a position (on any subject) I would suggest people follow the law, or be willing to accept the consequences of not following the law.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 I seriously hope that you apply the same logic to laws regarding gun control( if and when they are made) because based on this logic, if it's law people should follow it. If a law is enacted that confiscates all assault-type weapons and large capacity magazines, I'm sure you're going to insist that people follow it.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

It's kinda funny that you admit that insisting people follow the law hurts Democrats, not groundbreaking news, or earth shattering information, pretty much common knowledge, but amusing, I think.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM

 When demographics are studied and laws made to TARGET those citizens based on HOW and WHEN they vote to specifically make it harder for them...

Which the republicans ADMIT to doing....

um, yea

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

It's kinda funny that you admit that insisting people follow the law hurts Democrats, not groundbreaking news, or earth shattering information, pretty much common knowledge, but amusing, I think.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:21 AM
3 moms liked this

 

The only demographic relevant to the issue is that people who vote illegally vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 When demographics are studied and laws made to TARGET those citizens based on HOW and WHEN they vote to specifically make it harder for them...

Which the republicans ADMIT to doing....

um, yea

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

It's kinda funny that you admit that insisting people follow the law hurts Democrats, not groundbreaking news, or earth shattering information, pretty much common knowledge, but amusing, I think.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 Clever response.

Why is it funny?

Quoting rocketracer:

Voting laws hurt voters who vote for democrats....now that's funny.

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM

 1) that's false

2) that's not what we are discussing

 We are discussing republicans passing laws targeting certain voters to suppress their votes. Something they admit to doing and were surprised their offorts didn't pay off in Florida.

No laws were broken by voters 

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 Billiejeens:

 

The only demographic relevant to the issue is that people who vote illegally vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

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