Florida vs The Feds

11 06 2012

I’m finally back!!!

Today has consisted of Gov. Rick Scott and the federal government announcing that they are suing each other over the “controversial” effort to purge the voter rolls of non-U.S. citizens.

This all started earlier today when  Scott announced that he will sue the Department of Homeland Security for not giving him access to their database to find out which people are not citizens, but on the voter rolls.

Scott said, “I have a job to do to defend the right of legitimate voters.We’ve been asking for the Department of Homeland Security’s database, SAVE, for months, and they haven’t given it to us. So this afternoon, we will be filing a lawsuit, the secretary of State of Florida, against the Department of Homeland Security to give us that database. We want to have fair, honest elections in our state and we have been put in a position that we have to sue the federal government to get this information.”

Soon after Scott’s announcement, the Department of Justice responded by saying that they are suing Florida to get them to stop the purge. The DOJ said that the purge violates the federal Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act.

Scott responded to this by saying that the federal government is breaking the law by denying Florida the access to its database.

I personally do not know enough about what Florida is doing or about the laws that they are supposedly breaking to fully make an opinion, but this will be very interesting to watch play out. I will be doing a lot more research on this, so look forward to follow-up post about this.

Feel free to comment with what you think about this issue, and here are my sources:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/11/florida-sues-dhs-over-access-to-voter-citizenship-records/

http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/232099-florida-governor-to-sue-dhs-in-voter-registration-battle





Walker Up Nine In Recall Election

14 05 2012

Democrats in Wisconsin have shown their true colors this past year by running away to avoid voting and then working harder to try and make their own lives easier by getting Gov. Walker into a recall election.

Just after the recall, most polls showed Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the margin of error. However, a new poll from We Ask America shows Walker up by nine percent over Barrett with a Walker getting  52 percent to Barrett’s 43 percent.

This is a huge blow to Democrats in the state who have let pettiness get in the way of politics. With the election taking place on June 5, this election is looking like a lost cause for the Wisconsin Democrats, who are blaming the DNC by saying that they are not giving them enough money and support to win this race.

Walker has a lot more money to spend than Barrett, so look for Walker to blow up the TV and radio airwaves with only a few weeks until the election, and look for Walker to retain his job as governor.

Feel free to comment below, and here is my source:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/14/poll-puts-walker-up-nine-in-recall-fight/





DWS Strikes Again

3 05 2012

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) said in an interview that she believed that agenda of the Republican party and Mitt Romney were clearly “an attack on the issues that matter to women.” She went on to say that Republicans were “making sure that we would redefine rape.”

Really? Are Democrats still trying to play the war on women card? Coming from from the Democratic National Committee Chairman, or should I say Chairwomen so I am not construed as a member of this sexist society, this is absolutely ridiculous.

The reference to redefining rape was to H.R. 3, which I guess she forgot was co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski, and 16 Democrats actually voted for it. This bill never mentioned redefining rape of any kind and only used the term “forcible” when discussing federal funding of abortions.

This is coming on the heels of many different liberals saying the the GOP is running a war on women. This is just completely petty arguments that the left is trying to use to paint the right in a negative light in order to capture a key demographic of voters.

I personally think that it is sad that Democrats elected DWS to be the DNC Chairman because she has honestly created more bad publicity for them than good. Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC, has done well to stay low key in this election so far and not doing anything stupid and detrimental to the Republicans.

Feel free to comment, and here is my source:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/02/dws-republicans-want-to-redefine-rape-you-know/





Warren Vs. The Cherokee

2 05 2012

Anyone who has looked at political news in the past month knows about the Senate race in Massachusetts with incumbent Republican Scott Brown facing off against Democrat Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren. This past week, many have begun to question Warren’s claim that she is of Native American ancestry.

Warren listed herself as a Native American several years ago in order to make Harvard seem like its professors were more diverse. Genealogists have determined that Warren is only 1/32nd Cherokee, with her great great great grandmother being full Cherokee. While Warren says that she never used her status to advance her career, she did use it to deceive the public.

Personally, I do not list my self as Native American on official documents (occasionally, I might put biracial if that is an option, but never Native American), and I am over 1/8th Cherokee which is a lot more than Warren who has listed herself as Native American.

Originally Warren said that she was unaware of the press release sent by the university claiming that she was hired because of her race, but when it was discovered that she was listed as a minority professor for eight years in the American Association of Law Schools, her campaign said, “The simple fact is Elizabeth is proud of her heritage.”

To me this seems like Warren was trying to play the system to get ahead, which is what the Brown campaign is suggesting. While Senator Brown himself said that he is not accusing her of anything, he campaign manager has come out firing saying that she needs to “apologize for participating in this hypocritical sham.”

This race is currently in a dead heat, and stuff like this could possibly be enough to sway this election, so both candidates should watch out for small issues like this because they can come back to haunt them on election day.

Like always, here are my sources & feel free to comment below:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/elizabeth-warrens-native-american-problem/2012/05/01/gIQA7U5CuT_blog.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/achenblog/post/is-elizabeth-warren-a-native-american/2012/05/02/gIQAxKSMwT_blog.html





Two New Joe Quotes

28 04 2012

After searching all over the internet to find something to write about, I just kept coming back to the same thing. Joe Biden added two new great gaffes to his already extensive list. First was his comment about Obama “has a big stick” and then came his remark to donors telling them that “You look dull as hell… pretend you like me.”

Oh, you gotta love Joe, and now I think I’m going to start playing a drinking game for each stupid thing he says in a week. Small comments like the “big stick” and the previous “I had a successful dump” get one shot, while the “pretend you like me” and the racist “You cannot go to 7-11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent” get 2 shots.

We all have our fair share of dumb quotes (see Obama “57 states” and Rick Perry forgetting which agencies he wanted to cut), but Joe just doesn’t think before he talks. If I really wanted to get caught up on the amount of dumb quotes he has said, I would be in the hospital for alcohol poisoning. I will admit that he does seem like a really nice man, but really nice people do not always make the best Vice Presidential choices.

I leave you with the question, would we really be worse with Sarah Palin as VP because I don’t think we would.

Here are my sources:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/biden-donors-you-all-look-dull-hell/506956

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/04/biden-rebuffs-romney-on-iran-obama-has-a-big-stick/

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2008/08/average-joe-has/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13757367/ns/politics/t/biden-explains-indian-american-remarks/#.T5tTSatAarY