A recent study (confirming what we all suspected), has shown that felons vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.
On average, 74 percent of felons would have voted Democratic in presidential and U.S. Senate elections dating back to 1972, according to the study’s analysis of demographic and voting data.
Well, why shouldn’t felons vote after they’ve paid their debt to society? As John Lott, who has written extensively on this subject says, Simply because society believes that the debt includes a prohibition on voting.
But while Democrats blather on and on about disenfranchisement, and racism, their true motive for this particular hobby horse is the usual power grab for votes.
In a related story, Nebraska authorities are pushing forward with their case against The Westboro Baptist Church, of Topeka KS, for breaking a Nebraska law against trampling on the flag. The Phelps family are of course, well known supporters of the Democratic party.
Al Gore accepted…wait, did I say accepted? I meant sought the support of Phelps, and received it in 1988.
Maybe it’s a little unfair to tie the Phelps’ with the Democratic Party. After all, Ted Bundy was an active Republican. Democrats wouldn’t claim Phelps as one of their own any more than Republicans would claim Bundy. But the thing is, Phelps also has a history as a Democratic politician, running for governor of Kansas in 1990, 1994, and 1998, after he started picketing the funerals of AIDS victims, getting 15% of the Democratic vote in his last try. He ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, in 1992, getting nearly 31% of the primary vote. He also ran for mayor of Topeka in 1997. FrontPageMagazine has more on The Phelps’ Democratic history.
Fred Phelps certainly resonated more with Democratic voters than say, Republicans did.
You know, Republicans may be stupid (sometimes), but at least they’re not bottom-feeding scumbags.