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Obama Administration Puts Voting Rights Of Criminal Felons Over Our Soldiers

July 28, 2010

The Obama administration is tipping its hand as to whom it regards as its friends, and whom it regards as its enemies.

EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers
The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

By THE WASHINGTON TIMES – The Washington Times

Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.

Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least 45 days before the election. Yet, as former Justice Department lawyer Eric Eversole first reported in The Washington Times last week, the department seems to be encouraging states to apply for waivers so they won’t have to follow that law. More than 17,000 Americans serving overseas were denied the vote in 2008 – but, presumably because military personnel are thought to lean conservative, the liberal Obama administration is in no hurry to correct the situation.

The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section – 2,314 words – to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.

[Continue reading the Washington Times editorial]

Obama understands that the Democrat Party is the type of corrupt organized criminal enterprise that attracts criminals to vote for it.  Just as he understands that the men and women who put their lives on the line for America’s freedom are not folks he wants to encourage to vote.

See my article “How Do Marines Feel About Obama? When Silence Is Golden” and then watch the video to see why Obama fears the vote of our greatest citizens even as he tries to increase the vote of our very worst citizens.