Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Obama Evening Wrap Up...Republican Values: Lose you home, Lose your vote

obama in golden, colorado


Shameful Republicans, No Address, No Vote for You

The Republicans will attempt to pull out all the tricks in November. They are willing to go so low as to take foreclosed homes/addresses and challenge voters at the polls. Already announced that they would do it in Michigan. This is call suppressing the vote, scaring you away.

This started in the Michigan Messenger with the article, "Lose your house, lose your vote".

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

Well, this story spread like wildfire on the internet and Carabelli was taken to TASK. Now, he is back peddling the story and said, of course, he did not make the statement.
One political blog accuses him of hatching "the most evil plan in modern Republican history."

Other activists say he's trying to steal votes and disenfranchise African-American voters.

But James Carabelli, chairman of the Macomb County Republican Party, said Thursday it was all a fabrication -- that he never told a reporter the GOP plans to use poll challengers to block residents with foreclosed homes from voting in November.

The interview ignited responses from across the country, with some political observers saying the very idea of linking foreclosures with voting rights could have a chilling effect on turnout.

"Sometimes it doesn't take much to keep people away from the polls," said John Klemanski, a Macomb County native who has taught political science at Oakland University for more than 20 years.

Well, the Obama Campaign did not sit on its laurels, lawsuit filed.
On afternoon conference call, Obama and Michigan Democratic officials say they’re seeking an injunction to block alleged “caging” by the state GOP — using home foreclosure lists to seek to block residents from voting.

Obama counsel Bob Bauer: “It is an absolute attack on their right to vote” and a “completely false and completely illegal basis” to challenge votes.

“This is a standard operating procedure within the Republican party that’s been under legal challenge.”

You can listen to the conference call, here.

This is a nasty, shady attempt of the lowest form. This economy is in the tank because of the leadership of the Republican Party. Now there is rumor that the Republican Party will try to do the same thing in Ohio. This is caging. The Ohio Secretary of State is already fighting this.
In 2004, Ohio was in an uproar over a tactic known as "caging," in which a political party calls for voters to be stricken from the rolls because mail sent to them was returned as "undeliverable." In the last presidential election, the state Republican party used returned mail to challenge the registrations of 35,000 new voters, most of whom lived in urban, heavily Democratic areas.

Not many voters were successfully removed, because "there was so much litigation and public backlash," said Teresa James, a lawyer in Ohio for Project Vote, a nonprofit voter-registration group. But she said some voters likely were intimidated by the challenges and stayed home.

On Sept. 5, Ms. Brunner told election boards that Republicans had passed a law concerning caging that she considered unconstitutional, and that a single returned election notice cannot be used as the sole basis to cancel a voter's residency. She also said every challenged voter must be notified and given a chance to attend a hearing before Election Day.

I am GLAD that the Obama Campaign is on this. The GOP will be watched very carefully in EVERY PRECINCT. Folks who lost their homes, homeless, etc., right to vote should not be taken away.

This is the Republican Values and their roses STINK.


obama's speech on the economy in golden, colorado


Carly Fiorina, former head of Hewlett-Packard, Spokesperson for McCain, CAN NOT STAY ON MESSAGE

Expect her to either take back this statement or OFF the trail for McCain.


Texans are ravaged by Ike, and the press has LIMITED access to tell the REAL STORY
The few hundred holdouts on Texas' ravaged Bolivar Peninsula will be required to leave in the next few days, and officials said Tuesday they are ready to use emergency powers to empty the barrier island scraped clean by Hurricane Ike.

The threat came as the death toll in the Houston area rose by six, bringing the number of people killed in Texas to 17. The new deaths, all after Ike made landfall, were tied to carbon monoxide poisoning, a home fire and falling tree limbs. Ike has claimed 47 lives in 10 states as it spread inland.

In the Bolivar incident, Judge Jim Yarbrough, the top elected official in Galveston County, said the roughly 250 people who defied warnings they would be killed if they rode out the storm in the rural coastal community are a "hardy bunch" and there are some "old timers who aren't going to want to leave."

Galveston should be of extreme concern. There is NOTHING coming from there on death toll and an estimate of 25,000 people stayed. If you have seen the pictures out of Galveston, you KNOW that death occurred there. The thing is what is the count and why is the media given limited access? Also, where the hell is FEMA? Folks on the coast are literally down to NO WATER, FOOD. Electricity will not be up for weeks, along with gas. And Galveston? Forget it. We are looking at MONTHS. Read more, a first hand account, here. Houston is messed up.



McCain invented the blackberry? So, they claim.

Palin's favorability is dropping

Hundreds of National Women Leaders Throw Support Behind Obama

Obama Regaining Ground In National Tracking Polls

Know the TALKING POINTS facts on Obama

Michelle blogging

Palin on Economics: Worse Than C+ Augustus

Folding Fannie and Freddie's debt into the national debt?

Crowds jam in Colorado to see Obama

and want some great pictures? Here is Al Rodgers, again......

Obama's Kick Ass Ad on McCain and the "Fundamentals" of the Economy

Home Page