LargeCanine: There was no voter suppression.
Satanic_Hamster: They only voted for Obama because he was black and because they hate white people
Republicans take'n a lick'n? DY-NO-MITE!!!
Magorn: Nattering Nabob: While giving black people the right to vote *may* have been unwise, I think we can all agree the bigger problem was giving women the right to vote.You joke but I have seen variants of this argument, being advanced in dead earnest, by the section of the punditariat favored by folks who frequent Free Republic, all the way back to July of last year when Romney was revealed to have a ten point Gender Gap with Obama.Without the slightest race of a blush, these commentators and columnists explained that women, bless their big hearts and tiny little brains, were hormally incapable of seeing the big picture and voting for the best candidate and the correct fiscal policy, instead, they would always be drawn to the "sugar daddy" candidate who promises to care for them and provide for them the best. they don't WANT to be moochers, you see, they are just biologically hard-wired that way, so clearly shouldn't be allowed to do something that requires rational, dispassionate thought, like exercising the franchise.
someonelse: Yes, I saw that you repeatedly asked whether people SHOULD NEED a high school diploma to vote, and then made the bold statement that you thought it would be neat if everyone had one.
Dinki: js34603: Well I'm sure those trends will continue when the Dems run a white person in 2016.Black voter turnout was bigger because the GOP made a concerted effort to suppress the black vote, and the black community knew it. If the GOP makes the same mistake again, the color of the Democratic nominee will be irrelevant.
Dr Dreidel: It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).
BojanglesPaladin: DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?Wait. Are YOU seriously suggesting that only people who are employed and who pay federal taxes has a right to a voice in the elections?/see?
BojanglesPaladin: DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?No. Where did I say any such thing?
BojanglesPaladin: I'm not asking about implementation. Simple question: Is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high-school education?
Halli: BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.
MFAWG: Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?This. Anybody darker than a caramel qualifies as 'black'.
daveUSMC: Does this mean we can stop whining about voter ID now?I mean everyone. STFU. It's neither the worst thing in the world since 3/5 and hosing off the Undesireables, nor absolutely necessary to protect the sacred rights of both Fartbongolian and Real American PatriotTM Voters. It is a stupid wedge issue with little relevance and negligable pratical impact.
Branch Dravidian: Satanic_Hamster: They only voted for Obama because he was black and because they hate white people...Well... who doesn't hate white people?
Nattering Nabob: While giving black people the right to vote *may* have been unwise, I think we can all agree the bigger problem was giving women the right to vote.
Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?
FlashHarry: Diogenes: Amazing what voter fraud can accomplish./runs awayactually, despite their best efforts, the GOP voter fraud campaign fell short in 2012.
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