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(Salon)   To be fair to the GOP, they don't want voter registration drives to happen anywhere, not just in Ferguson   (salon.com) divider line 113
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2014-08-20 02:07:23 PM  
Local activists in Ferguson are signing people up to vote. Republicans say this injects race into the conversation

I thought that the conversation was about race already.
 
2014-08-20 02:23:27 PM  
"Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom" Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald's, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens.

GOOD.

Votes matter. We need more voters.

Liberal activists - including from the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights - have promoted voter registration booths at multiple locations in Ferguson, including at the roadside memorial marking the spot where Brown was shot.

Hey GOP: the NRA has had membership drives and conventions following mass shootings. Why would this be any different? Why do you not want people to vote? Actually, I know the answer. They don't want more voters. This tends to tip the balance in favor of the middle and lower classes.
 
2014-08-20 02:55:07 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.


exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.
 
2014-08-20 02:58:28 PM  

somedude210: Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.

exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.


And just how to propose to stop the wrong people from voting and diluting my say?  You seem to gloss right over that.
 
2014-08-20 03:01:51 PM  

EvilEgg: somedude210: Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.

exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.

And just how to propose to stop the wrong people from voting and diluting my say?  You seem to gloss right over that.


the joys of democracy. Your view isn't God's word. Stop acting like it is :D
 
2014-08-20 03:04:56 PM  

EvilEgg: somedude210: Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.

exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.

And just how to propose to stop the wrong people from voting and diluting my say?  You seem to gloss right over that.


Draft them and send them to Vietnam Iraq.
 
2014-08-20 03:13:14 PM  

EvilEgg: Local activists in Ferguson are signing people up to vote. Republicans say this injects race into the conversation

I thought that the conversation was about race already.


Remember, these are the same folks who say the effort to impeach Obama was created by Democrats.
 
2014-08-20 03:16:35 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom" Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald's, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens.

GOOD.

Votes matter. We need more voters.

Liberal activists - including from the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights - have promoted voter registration booths at multiple locations in Ferguson, including at the roadside memorial marking the spot where Brown was shot.

Hey GOP: the NRA has had membership drives and conventions following mass shootings. Why would this be any different? Why do you not want people to vote? Actually, I know the answer. They don't want more voters. This tends to tip the balance in favor of the middle and lower classes.


this
close the thread please
 
2014-08-20 03:17:34 PM  

EvilEgg: Local activists in Ferguson are signing people up to vote. Republicans say this injects race into the conversation

I thought that the conversation was about race already.


Just like Democrats to inject race into the conversation!

Of couse Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have to go down there and make everything about race.
 
2014-08-20 03:35:11 PM  

vernonFL: EvilEgg: Local activists in Ferguson are signing people up to vote. Republicans say this injects race into the conversation

I thought that the conversation was about race already.

Just like Democrats to inject race into the conversation!

Of couse Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have to go down there and make everything about race.


You ever see them inject themselves and all that black stuff when white people are shot?  No, you say?

Checkmate, librulardo!
 
2014-08-20 03:40:25 PM  
"Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn't help a continued conversation of justice and peace." Wills said.

WTF did he think this was about, exactly?
 
2014-08-20 03:45:00 PM  

somedude210: Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.

exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.


Precisely. Voter registration is actually preferable to protests. Protests are a way to raise awareness, but voting is where you make things change. If they are pissed at the police chief, elect a new one. If they don't like the way their city council is handling things, vote them out. That's the way things are supposed to change in this system, vote for the people who listen to your concerns.
 
2014-08-20 04:21:39 PM  
I do question the decision making ability of people who fail to realize the importance of voting without somebody telling them.
 
2014-08-20 04:44:49 PM  

serial_crusher: I do question the decision making ability of people who fail to realize the importance of voting without somebody telling them.


Perhaps; but if they're making questionable decisions, it tends to be less costly overall for society when they're made by going to the voting booth instead of by joining a street riot or other violent insurrection.
 
2014-08-20 05:00:01 PM  

serial_crusher: I do question the decision making ability of people who fail to realize the importance of voting without somebody telling them.


that's only just this thread, if it were one about social services or progressive taxation they'd know the importance and are voting for free stuff.
 
2014-08-20 05:16:29 PM  
Yeah, I think that in general, people who dont vote are disrespecting their ancestors who fought and died for that right and prople in despotic regimes around the world who dont gave that right.

Its either ignorarance or disrespect, and that goes for black people, white people, old people young people etc, everyone who doesnt vote.
 
2014-08-20 05:17:08 PM  
"Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom" Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald's, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens.

A lot seems to happen at that McDonald's
 
2014-08-20 05:23:06 PM  
I'm shocked    :|
 
2014-08-20 05:24:08 PM  
To be fair to the GOP, they don't want voter registration drives to happen anywhere there are black people, not just in Ferguson.
 
2014-08-20 05:51:11 PM  
smaller government starts with having less people needed to count the votes
 
2014-08-20 05:56:31 PM  

Nadie_AZ: "Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom" Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald's, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens.

GOOD.

Votes matter. We need more voters.

Liberal activists - including from the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights - have promoted voter registration booths at multiple locations in Ferguson, including at the roadside memorial marking the spot where Brown was shot.

Hey GOP: the NRA has had membership drives and conventions following mass shootings. Why would this be any different? Why do you not want people to vote? Actually, I know the answer. They don't want more voters. This tends to tip the balance in favor of the middle and lower classes.


Didn't the NRA have a convention in Denver not long after Columbine?
 
2014-08-20 05:57:20 PM  
If you plant ice you're going to harvest wind.
 
2014-08-20 05:57:48 PM  
To be really fair, Republicans hate the idea of black people voting.

Just look to the south in Mississippi for evidence with the recent McDaniels loss.
 
2014-08-20 05:58:03 PM  
Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?
 
2014-08-20 05:59:29 PM  

Nadie_AZ: EvilEgg: somedude210: Nadie_AZ: Votes matter. We need more voters.

exactly. You want to enjoy the benefits of a governed society, then you need to make your voice heard in the government. The easiest way to do that is to vote. You don't vote, you have no say.

And just how to propose to stop the wrong people from voting and diluting my say?  You seem to gloss right over that.

Draft them and send them to Vietnam Iraq.

Iran


FTFY
 
2014-08-20 06:00:21 PM  

serial_crusher: the importance of voting


www.reactionface.info
 
2014-08-20 06:01:54 PM  

jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?


Yeah, why would you want people of legal voting age to vote? That's soshulizms or something.
 
2014-08-20 06:03:31 PM  
Leave it to the libs to politicize the tragic defamation of a police officer.
 
2014-08-20 06:04:25 PM  

jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?


What are you blathering about?
 
2014-08-20 06:04:37 PM  

jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?


Clearly it's a conspiracy to elect a Democratic Governor to the state of Missouri.  Oh...
 
2014-08-20 06:07:25 PM  

snowshovel: Leave it to the libs to politicize the tragic defamation of a police officer.


Best part forever?

How ya been, winterwhile?
 
2014-08-20 06:09:06 PM  
FTFA: In response to that, activists are saying to the community: "Yes, the system has failed you, so sign these forms and work within that same system to peacefully and proactively ameliorate the situation."

And to this, the Republican response is: "If that's not fanning the political flames, I don't know what is," the Missouri Republican Party executive director Matt Wills told Breitbart News. "I think it's not only disgusting but completely inappropriate."

How is setting up a neutral voter registration booth "fanning political flames"? In what way is voter registration, in a community crying to be heard, a bad thing? I mean other than the fact they won't vote for you. Damn that democracy. It's completely disgusting when people won't vote Republican, am I right?
 
2014-08-20 06:10:17 PM  

jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?


Because the shooting incident was the only thing that happened.  The looting, burning, tear gas, all that was just a bad dream.  Mommy's here.  Nothing to worry about there.
 
2014-08-20 06:13:09 PM  

jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident?


To piss you off.

Keep up the good work, Eric
 
2014-08-20 06:13:22 PM  
Why do we even have an "obvious" tag if we're not gonna use it?
 
2014-08-20 06:13:34 PM  

EvilEgg: And just how to propose to stop the wrong people from voting and diluting my say? You seem to gloss right over that.

You

are "the wrong people", but we're so nice that we will let you vote anyway.

Or did you have some other "wrong people" in mind?
 
2014-08-20 06:14:34 PM  

jigger: serial_crusher: the importance of voting

[www.reactionface.info image 306x295]


Really. Look at congress. Millions of people got together and voted in the do-nothing squad
 
2014-08-20 06:15:26 PM  
Let's see. RW media jumping on the "white cop was right/dead black guy was wrong" bandwagon before the body is even in the ground?

Yeah, I can see that motivating a few local erstwhile political  fence sitters into registering.
 
2014-08-20 06:16:49 PM  
You're wrong, subby. The Republican Party wants voter registration drives to happen. Just not in locations where the people who will be registered will vote for the Democratic candidates.
 
2014-08-20 06:21:40 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Hey GOP: the NRA has had membership drives and conventions following mass shootings


Well, that's different you see, because guns.
 
2014-08-20 06:22:59 PM  
Unfortunately, it's often very difficult to motivate people to vote in off-Presidential years, and of course those are the elections when a lot of local stuff is determined.

Even here in Libbyland, they vote at abysmal rates.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/06/data-shows-montgomery-county-ha d- lowest-voter-turnout-for-maryland-primary-104521.html
 
2014-08-20 06:23:07 PM  

quatchi: Let's see. RW media jumping on the "white cop was right/dead black guy was wrong" bandwagon before the body is even in the ground?

Yeah, I can see that motivating a few local erstwhile political  fence sitters into registering.


In their defense, a lot of pundits had some making up to do with police after all the smack they talked for Jiven Cliven.
 
2014-08-20 06:24:14 PM  

qorkfiend: jigger: Why is Holder visiting college students that had nothing to do with the shooting incident? Is his trip a get-out-the-vote effort?

What are you blathering about?


I'm guessing he meant to post in the thread just below this one. Though to be fair when every thread on Fark is about Ferguson it's easy to get confused.
 
2014-08-20 06:29:47 PM  
Man, if those black folk thought cops were shooting at them too much already, just wait till election season. .223 poll tax.

/election season
/riot season
/election season
/riot season
 
2014-08-20 06:30:37 PM  
Any reason to get people to vote I approve of.
 
2014-08-20 06:35:04 PM  
Funny it was just a few days ago that those on the right were telling me the only thing those on the right were upset about was the looting and illegal acts. You mean they were not being truthful?!??


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-20 06:35:48 PM  
Good for Ferguson and North STL County as a whole. While I'm pissed off as anyone about this shooting. To be honest, and I say this while supporting peaceful protestors and if I was still living there I very well may have protested too, but we need more than pithy slogans and hashtags and walking down streets. Vote out the mayor, city council members, establish a community relations board with the police, etc. Ultimately, protesting is good, but it don't mean shiat until you get to the polls, and not just for the presidential election either.
 
2014-08-20 06:38:28 PM  

Great_Milenko: Nadie_AZ: "Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom" Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald's, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens.

GOOD.

Votes matter. We need more voters.

Liberal activists - including from the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights - have promoted voter registration booths at multiple locations in Ferguson, including at the roadside memorial marking the spot where Brown was shot.

Hey GOP: the NRA has had membership drives and conventions following mass shootings. Why would this be any different? Why do you not want people to vote? Actually, I know the answer. They don't want more voters. This tends to tip the balance in favor of the middle and lower classes.

Didn't the NRA have a convention in Denver not long after Columbine?


Yes they did Link
 
2014-08-20 06:50:48 PM  

stoli n coke: quatchi: Let's see. RW media jumping on the "white cop was right/dead black guy was wrong" bandwagon before the body is even in the ground?

Yeah, I can see that motivating a few local erstwhile political  fence sitters into registering.


In their defense, a lot of pundits had some making up to do with police after all the smack they talked for Jiven Cliven.


Ah, good point. After that derptastic stunt they do need to recertify their RWA credentials and what better way to do that than with a couple of free weeks of boot polishing over at the Ferguson thing.
 
2014-08-20 06:51:41 PM  

JAGChem82: Ultimately, protesting is good, but it don't mean shiat until you get to the polls, and not just for the presidential election either.


^^^this!
 
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