Does a Life of Partisanship Equate to Being Qualified for the EAC?

As you might remember, President Obama’s choice for the Election Assistance Commission, Myrna Perez, withdrew her nomination last week.  In his place, he nominated Matthew Butler.

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Larry Lessig: Campaign Finance’s Leona Helmsley

Before Citizens United, before the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, even before Terry McAuliffe was shepherding Democrat donors into the Lincoln Bedroom for sleepovers, there was Leona Helmsley. The brusque New York City hotel maven thrust herself into the spotlight reigning over the 1980s go-go Manhattan real-estate scene. Tagged the ‘Queen of Mean,’ she finally met her downfall on a tax evasion rap. At her trial, one of her servants famously quoted her saying “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.”

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Reactions to Obama’s Unprecedented Power Grab on Immigration

Last night the President announced Executive Action on illegal immigration.  Below are reactions from a few leaders. 

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Victory and Defeat for Open, Fair, and Honest Elections

While Republicans see the administration of elections as a non-partisan process to be performed in accordance with the rule of law, we have long contended that some far left Democrats see election administration as a way to race bait and fear monger in a desperate effort to scare the liberal base into voting.  The leaders in this effort include the Brennan Center which has recently been rebuked on the left by the likes of liberal law Professor Rick Hasen and the New York Times.

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Rare Moment of Honesty for the New York Times on Voter ID

The New York Times today in a piece that at least in parts is refreshingly honest (at least by their standards) dispels some of the myths perpetuated by progressive opponents on the impact of photo ID laws. The true believers on the left refuse to accept the true reasons for their crushing defeat. Instead, groups such as the Brennan Center in its most recent piece of propaganda strongly insinuate photo ID laws may have made the difference in favor of Republicans in close midterm elections.

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Crist Grasping at Straws to Try and Keep Polls Open

We have seen many different ideas from the Democrats on how to conduct vote fraud. Political chameleon Charlie Crist, who ran unsuccesfully for Governor in Florida as a Democrat, did not disappoint. Crist attempted to keep the polls open in Broward County once he learned he was not doing as well as he hoped, nor as well as he needed to in order to win.

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Don’t Buy the Brennan Center’s Propaganda

In the wake of last Tuesday’s disaster for Democrats, the Brennan Center was quick to argue (or at least strongly insinuate) that newly implemented photo ID and ballot integrity laws were to blame for some key Democrat losses. Wendy Weiser, writing for Brennan, wrote about North Carolina, Kansas, Florida, and Virginia and how the “margin of victory came very close to the likely margin of disenfranchisement.” Weiser’s proof consists of anecdotal reports from the volume of calls to the “Election Protection” call center and already discredited cherry-picked statistics. Weiser strongly insinuated that these laws may have made the difference and, as usually what happens with Brennan Center’s propaganda, the argument is now being regurgitated by press outlets such as the The Washington Post, Columbus Dispatch and pundits likeAndrew Sullivan. For example, the Post writes that “[v]oter suppression laws are already deciding elections.” Fortunately, at least one national press outlet is pushing back. Francis Berry writing for Bloomberg and who is admittedly against these laws writes:

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Did Al Sharpton Pick the Attorney General Nominee?

The Daily Caller has an interesting article whether Loretta Lynch is the choice of vote fraud committer Al Sharpton.  Sharpton is arguably the leading vote fraud denier on the left and even has provided standing ovations to those who are convicted of vote fraud.  Regardless of whether this is Sharpton’s pick or not she has some potentially troubling views on voting as disclosed in a recent video that has surfaced.   At a minimum she should be thoroughly questioned on these matters.  Those views are:

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Vote Fraud Deniers Attack the “Police” to Protect Democrats

James O’Keefe has a new video that once again shows the attitude on the left toward vote fraud, this time on non-citizen voting.  O’Keefe has been attacked for his methods and his results are ignored by the left wing media; but the videos speak for themselves.  That is the pattern from the far left vote fraud deniers.  Ignore or attack the people who expose the vote fraud instead of address the underlying problem exposed.

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Ann Ravel’s Shakespearian Tragedy

In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a conspirator discusses murdering a King, “And, by that destiny, to perform an act, Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come, In yours and my discharge.” The immortal line reminds (or warns) how past events direct the present and predict the future.

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