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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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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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No, that is completely incorrect

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 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.


 

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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 Voting laws are a states rights issue.  Scott acquiesced on the issues the court ordered.  It is up to the cities and towns to see that they have enough polls and workers set up.

And as I have said before, people can vote with an absentee ballot...which are easy enough to get, if you plan ahead...and send it in through the mail.  There is no need for people to subject themselves to standing in long lines like this.  If they're going to wait to the last minute, then they have to deal with what they get.

And this guy Tranter doesn't speak for the Republican party or republicans in general.  He's a campaign consultant, not a consultant on voting laws.  He just simply made a stupid statement.  The guy's an ass, get over it.

 

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 

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.

 

 

 

grandma B

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Her voting ordeal was hours long, that is hardly a last minute decision

Now, you are perfectly fine with the state government making laws targeting certain citizens to impede their vote


Quoting grandmab125:

 Voting laws are a states rights issue.  Scott acquiesced on the issues the court ordered.  It is up to the cities and towns to see that they have enough polls and workers set up.


And as I have said before, people can vote with an absentee ballot...which are easy enough to get, if you plan ahead...and send it in through the mail.  There is no need for people to subject themselves to standing in long lines like this.  If they're going to wait to the last minute, then they have to deal with what they get.


And this guy Tranter doesn't speak for the Republican party or republicans in general.  He's a campaign consultant, not a consultant on voting laws.  He just simply made a stupid statement.  The guy's an ass, get over it.


 


Quoting sweet-a-kins:


 


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.


 


 


 

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grandmab125
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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 It certainly is.  She could have sat home all comfy and voted by mail.  I have several friends who vote by mail, and we don't even have long lines where I live.  It's just more convenient for them because of work schedules, kids, etc.

Apparently, you either don't remember or choose to forget, that once upon a time, there was only one day for voting....election day.  Otherwise, you had to go to your county office ahead of time, get a ballot and mail it in on time for it to get counted.  Now every state has many days for early voting.  Hell Ohio has 30.

This whole voter suppression by the republicans is pure bs.  Personally, I think all the states should have the same amount of days for early voting, but again it's a state's rights decision.  I would love to see Ohio only have one or two weeks. They had two counties with more votes for Obama than democratic voters registered.  How do you suppose they pulled that one off?  Early voting maybe?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Her voting ordeal was hours long, that is hardly a last minute decision

Now, you are perfectly fine with the state government making laws targeting certain citizens to impede their vote


Quoting grandmab125:

 Voting laws are a states rights issue.  Scott acquiesced on the issues the court ordered.  It is up to the cities and towns to see that they have enough polls and workers set up.


And as I have said before, people can vote with an absentee ballot...which are easy enough to get, if you plan ahead...and send it in through the mail.  There is no need for people to subject themselves to standing in long lines like this.  If they're going to wait to the last minute, then they have to deal with what they get.


And this guy Tranter doesn't speak for the Republican party or republicans in general.  He's a campaign consultant, not a consultant on voting laws.  He just simply made a stupid statement.  The guy's an ass, get over it.


 


Quoting sweet-a-kins:


 


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.


 


 


 

 

grandma B

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