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(Salon)   Fark-ready headline: Scott Brown outraged at the prospect of poor people voting   (salon.com) divider line 149
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2012-08-10 03:20:52 PM
Anybody else hear that?

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-10 03:22:23 PM
Uuuuum, wasn't that the actual Fark headline when this story was posted last time?
 
2012-08-10 03:27:31 PM
 
2012-08-10 03:28:42 PM
asshat republican says what??

oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.

Never mind.
 
2012-08-10 03:36:35 PM

namatad: oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.


Um, what?
 
2012-08-10 04:04:46 PM
I want every legal vote to count, but it's outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another

well, then you should change your political party policy positions so that they'd have broad based appeal and then maybe poor people would see some benefit to voting for you.
 
2012-08-10 04:07:59 PM

eraser8: namatad: oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.

Um, what?


namatad seems to be a bit confused.

It was a violation of Federal law for Mass to *not* offer folks going on welfare the chance to register to vote, and so Mass is rectifying that right now by giving them the chance to register. This is what Rep Brown is objecting to (because poor people might vote against him).
 
2012-08-10 04:12:44 PM

eraser8: namatad: oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.

Um, what?


The Federal law which says you must provide voter registration forms to welfare applicants, that MA was not doing, and now pursuant to a court settlement is doing -- but it will help poor people, and thus hurt republicans. Thus, Scott Brown thinks it's OK to break federal law if said law hurts a republican.
 
2012-08-10 04:13:30 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: eraser8: namatad: oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.

Um, what?

namatad seems to be a bit confused.

It was a violation of Federal law for Mass to *not* offer folks going on welfare the chance to register to vote, and so Mass is rectifying that right now by giving them the chance to register. This is what Rep Brown is objecting to (because poor people might vote against him).


Hey, it's Friday, start drinking so you post slower so I don't look as stupid.

/I'll still look stupid but not as stupid
 
2012-08-10 04:18:20 PM

Elandriel: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: eraser8: namatad: oh wait, it is ok to break federal law if it would hurt a republican.

Um, what?

namatad seems to be a bit confused.

It was a violation of Federal law for Mass to *not* offer folks going on welfare the chance to register to vote, and so Mass is rectifying that right now by giving them the chance to register. This is what Rep Brown is objecting to (because poor people might vote against him).

Hey, it's Friday, start drinking so you post slower so I don't look as stupid.

/I'll still look stupid but not as stupid


I'm outta here in 10 min, so you can take over then ;)
 
2012-08-10 04:22:00 PM
Has anyone mentioned Mass. is required to do this to be in compliance with federal law?
 
2012-08-10 04:24:47 PM

Elandriel: The Federal law which says you must provide voter registration forms to welfare applicants, that MA was not doing, and now pursuant to a court settlement is doing -- but it will help poor people, and thus hurt republicans. Thus, Scott Brown thinks it's OK to break federal law if said law hurts a republican.


So, I just didn't grok what namatad was trying to say.

What namatad was saying is that, in Scott Brown's universe, it's okay to break a federal law if adhering to that law is disadvantageous to Republicans. Okay, that makes sense.

Seemed like a strange way to frame the sentiment...but, since you guys figured it out without any difficulty, it's likely that I'm the one at fault.

/yes, I knocked off early am enjoying a few beers
 
2012-08-10 04:26:18 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I'm outta here in 10 min, so you can take over then ;)


You guys both did a great job.

I was the boob who misunderstood. I'm the only one here who should be complaining about being made to look stupid.
 
2012-08-10 04:37:00 PM

dugitman: Has anyone mentioned Mass. is required to do this to be in compliance with federal law?


As well as compliance with a federal court order? I guess following court orders is now optional in the GOP?
 
2012-08-10 04:37:29 PM
i'm watching tom menino fight giant rats on tv, so i'm getting a kick out of this
 
2012-08-10 04:38:39 PM
"It means that I'm going to have to work that much harder to get out my pro-jobs, pro-free enterprise message."

'Work' is the thing that Republicans object to the most during their whining about poors voting.
 
2012-08-10 04:40:11 PM
Hey Scotty, your daughters tits or GTFO
 
2012-08-10 04:41:12 PM
Why does Senator Brown believe Massachusetts should refuse to follow a court order to comply with federal law?
 
2012-08-10 04:42:19 PM
Does anybody have a poll more recent than January showing how Vilsack's doing against him in the new 4th district?
 
2012-08-10 04:42:35 PM

qorkfiend: Why does Senator Brown believe Massachusetts should refuse to follow a court order to comply with federal law?


because libs bad, QED
 
2012-08-10 04:43:04 PM

qorkfiend: Why does Senator Brown believe Massachusetts should refuse to follow a court order to comply with federal law?


He doesn't want to find himself unemployed; victim to Obama's economy.
 
2012-08-10 04:44:15 PM
In other news, there are Republican-voting poor people too. Most of them don't even realize the check they get is actually evil bad government money.
 
2012-08-10 04:45:12 PM
www.desmogblog.com

Poor people trying to vote is like when your dog tries to sit on the couch. You just have to give him a smack and say, "You're not a real person. You don't get to do that!."
 
2012-08-10 04:46:38 PM

Bag of Hammers: Hey Scotty, your daughters tits or GTFO


This is one of those cases where proper use of an apostrophe can improve your life. Put it after the "s" in "daughters, " not before.
 
2012-08-10 04:48:18 PM
Wow, what a scumbag. Also, I like how he implies that folks on welfare only vote Democratic, ignoring the reality of a huge working-class and poor constituency that vote Republican. Anyway, this is all dog whistle stuff.
 
2012-08-10 04:48:23 PM
Why doesn't he get all boot strappy and help get these people registered to vote, then? He would rather let the Dems do it, and then complain, I suppose.
 
2012-08-10 04:49:12 PM
Republicans seem to be very afraid of voters this year.
 
2012-08-10 04:50:02 PM

farkityfarker: Republicans seem to be very afraid of voters this year.


can you blame them? if I were a Republican I'd be terrified of facing the voters as well.
 
2012-08-10 04:53:11 PM

Philip J. Fry: qorkfiend: Why does Senator Brown believe Massachusetts should refuse to follow a court order to comply with federal law?

He doesn't want to find himself unemployed; victim to Obama's economy his, and his party's downward spiral into pure insanity.


FTFY

/Another month or so of this kind of stuff from the GOP, and not even a "live boy/dead girl" situation could ruin Obama's re-election chances.
 
2012-08-10 04:54:23 PM
but it's outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another.

I wonder what he thinks about using tax dollars to pass voter ID laws.
 
2012-08-10 04:56:47 PM
If all these poor folks and old people would just die already, we could take back America for the rich, white men. Like the founders intended.
 
2012-08-10 04:57:07 PM

Weaver95: farkityfarker: Republicans seem to be very afraid of voters this year.

can you blame them? if I were a Republican I'd be terrified of facing the voters as well.


Here in Washington, no Republican exceeded 50% of the vote for any statewide position in our open primary this week. That's unprecedented, I believe.
 
2012-08-10 04:58:05 PM
What an assclown.

Helping people register to vote is not a conspiracy.

Also, you don't get to pretend that taxpayer dollars are reverent and holy when you get a drawer full of them to use at your discretion, and then you choose to use them to lease a car.
 
2012-08-10 05:00:08 PM
They sell their vote for a pack of smokes.
 
2012-08-10 05:00:16 PM

Weaver95: farkityfarker: Republicans seem to be very afraid of voters this year.

can you blame them? if I were a Republican I'd be terrified of facing the voters as well.


Was it Cantor who said that if they didn't fix the economy they should get voted out? Man, those were the days.
 
2012-08-10 05:00:21 PM

willicus: eraser8: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I'm outta here in 10 min, so you can take over then ;)

You guys both did a great job.

I was the boob who misunderstood. I'm the only one here who should be complaining about being made to look stupid.

If I must...

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x372]

/hotlinked


Those are....

...wow....

...jesus....
 
2012-08-10 05:01:28 PM
Republican worldview: Welfare applicants are all lazy slobs who need welfare due to their own stupid life choices. They want to be on welfare. So they should not be allowed to vote.

Democratic worldview: Welfare applicants are not there by choice, so should take part in the government process by voting their interests to help create a more equitable society where they don't have to depend on welfare.

Which is more true to the facts? Which do you choose?
 
2012-08-10 05:01:37 PM

imontheinternet: [www.desmogblog.com image 539x384]

Poor people trying to vote is like when your dog tries to sit on the couch. You just have to give him a smack and say, "You're not a real person. You don't get to do that!."


Wow. I hadn't seen a picture of him since his candidacy. He's changed. A lot.
 
2012-08-10 05:03:47 PM
Maybe they wouldn't hate you so much if your platform wasn't to try and keep their families stuck in crushing poverty for the rest of eternity.
 
2012-08-10 05:05:20 PM

Nadie_AZ: Wow. I hadn't seen a picture of him since his candidacy. He's changed. A lot.


yeah, where's the truck????
 
2012-08-10 05:05:23 PM

Cletus C.: They sell their vote for a pack of smokes.


You sound tired.
 
2012-08-10 05:05:23 PM

Weaver95: I want every legal vote to count, but it's outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another

well, then you should change your political party policy positions so that they'd have broad based appeal to one that doesn't insist on systematically suppressing our constitutional right to vote and then maybe poor people would see some benefit to voting for you.

 
2012-08-10 05:05:56 PM
I think he just admitted that republicans represent non-poor (wealthy) people.
 
2012-08-10 05:07:07 PM

Weaver95: I want every legal vote to count, but it's outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party over another

well, then you should change your political party policy positions so that they'd have broad based appeal and then maybe poor people would see some benefit to voting for you.


But then who would stand up for the poor, persecuted job creators? The deck is stacked against them anyway, since they're only !% of the population. And then the Demoncraps try to stir up feeling against them when all they ask is to live a quiet life, uninterrupted by taxes.
 
2012-08-10 05:07:22 PM

AntiNerd: Republican worldview: Welfare applicants are all lazy slobs who need welfare due to their own stupid life choices. They want to be on welfare. So they should not be allowed to vote.

Democratic worldview: Welfare applicants are not there by choice, so should take part in the government process by voting their interests to help create a more equitable society where they don't have to depend on welfare.

Which is more true to the facts? Which do you choose?


Keep it on the low-down, but the rich support welfare as a program keeping the unemployed under control. Part of that control, of course, if attacking poor folks for being on said welfare when the economy falls apart.

/yes, there's a reason why the reactionaries attacked the author of linked book
//not a reason to get rid of welfare, BTW, just an explanation of its function
 
2012-08-10 05:08:28 PM
Shouldn't the parties be the ones paying for voter registration drives?
 
2012-08-10 05:09:35 PM

Mrtraveler01: Cletus C.: They sell their vote for a pack of smokes.

You sound tired.


Too tired to look for a job. Ahhhh, uhhhh, maybe you're right.
 
2012-08-10 05:09:42 PM

cchris_39: Shouldn't the parties be the ones paying for voter registration drives?


They are free to do so. But this is not a voter registration drive, this is a federally mandated program.
 
2012-08-10 05:12:00 PM

BMulligan: Bag of Hammers: Hey Scotty, your daughters tits or GTFO

This is one of those cases where proper use of an apostrophe can improve your life. Put it after the "s" in "daughters, " not before.


Ok then

Hey Scotty, your daughters' tits or GTFO

*waits*

still no tits.
 
2012-08-10 05:13:37 PM

tnpir: willicus: eraser8: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I'm outta here in 10 min, so you can take over then ;)

You guys both did a great job.

I was the boob who misunderstood. I'm the only one here who should be complaining about being made to look stupid.

If I must...

[thechive.files.wordpress.com image 500x372]

/hotlinked

Those are....

...wow....

...jesus....


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