The hysteria has begun, although it never really subsided.
Like the IOC (International Olympic Committee) president declaring the Olympic Games open, so too has our beloved leader officially declared, in this election-year, the protection of voter fraud has begun.
Yes, Barack Obama has kicked off the commencement of the seven-month full-court press to protect our “precious” right to vote, and the closer we get to the upcoming midterms in November, the more ridiculous the rhetoric will become.
Last week Obama made a speech at Rev. Al (CI-007) Sharpton’s National Action Network conference. He also said virtually the same thing at the Johnson Presidential Library.
I wonder what they discuss at these events. How to better lie, cheat, steal, and extort? It’s like a bunch of inmates in prison getting together to discuss how better to rob a bank when they get out.
Anyway, Obama said, “The stark and simple truth is – the right to vote is threatened today – in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly 5 decades ago.”
Well, at least he didn’t say “let me be clear” which is his usual tagline. Oh wait – I was wrong. He continued: “So let’s be clear – the real voter fraud is people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud.”
And what are the dastardly Republicans doing? What are he and all the other would-be cheaters complaining about? Well, it’s the usual flap over the requirement of voter ID laws and restrictions on early voting and such.
Obama exclaimed that, “America did not stand up and did not march and did not sacrifice to gain the right to vote for themselves and for others only to see it denied to their kids and their grandchildren.”
Interesting choice of words: “to gain the right to vote for themselves and for others.” Who are these “others”?