Al Sharpton kicked off the left’s big voter (fraud) rights election year push, last week at a rally in Cincinnati in which prolific Obama voter and felon Melowese Richardson was actually hailed as some kind of returning hero after having just been sprung from jail.
I took the liberty of transcribing some of Sharpton’s speech from the event:
“Let me tell you, I don’t care what you know – if you afraid – it don’t matter. Fear cancels lives. Fear cancels abilities. And the reason some of us have been repressive, is because you afraid. You can’t send scared leaders to (inaudible)….If you scared say dat. It not you got some new strategy… It ain’t like you figgered out something we ain’t figgered out. Just say, “I’m scared, and sit down and shut up and let someone that’s not scared do what needs to be done. If you scared, they aint no one gonna beat you because you too afraid to fight…They intimidated and wuffed you out of the fight.”
I might be missing some context, there, because I have no idea what he was talking about. None.
He went on to explain why their right to vote (fraudulently) is so important:
“If we protect the right to vote, then mama’s Social Security is protected, our children’s education is protected and food stamps is protected, and union laws are protected – this ain’t for them – this is for us!”
Anyway so – you get the idea. It’s an election year and the organized left is mobilizing to get everyone jazzed up about “voter disenfranchisement” and whatnot.
Thing is – they’ve really got a hell of an uphill battle. Public opinion’s definitely not moving in their direction on this.
A federal judge last week upheld the right of states to require proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote. Voters continue to overwhelmingly support such a requirement.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of Likely U.S. Voters believe everyone should be required to prove his or her citizenship before being allowed to register to vote. That’s up from 71% a year ago. Just 19% oppose that requirement.
Twenty-nine percent (29%) believe laws that require proof of citizenship before allowing voter registration discriminate against such voters. But more than twice as many (61%) say such laws do not discriminate, up three points from 58% who felt that way in March of last year. Ten percent (10%) are undecided.