Mandatory Voting: Do As Obama Says, Not As He Does.

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Recently Barack Obama shared more of his “wisdom” with the world:

Asked how to offset the influence of big money in politics, President Barack Obama suggested it’s time to make voting a requirement.

“Other countries have mandatory voting,” Obama said …

“It would be transformative if everybody voted — that would counteract money more than anything,” he said, adding it was the first time he had shared the idea publicly. …

“The people who tend not to vote are young, they’re lower income, they’re skewed more heavily towards immigrant groups and minority groups,” Obama said. “There’s a reason why some folks try to keep them away from the polls.”

At least 26 countries have compulsory voting, according to the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. Failure to vote is punishable by a fine in countries such as Australia and Belgium; if you fail to pay your fine in Belgium, you could go to prison.

Surely the only citizens that Obama would like to fine or imprison would be those who fail to vote for progressives.

This idea of Obama’s, of course, like many of his ideas, is unconstitutional. However, when did Obama, the constitutional scholar, ever let the clear words or spirit of the Constitution stand in his way?

Obama considers it to be very important for other people to vote, most especially those who he hopes will vote the way he wishes.

In his twisted mind, what’s good for others and what should be mandatory for others is not, however, what’s good for him. He’s a delicate genius, you see.

When Obama was a state senator, someone who represented those very constituents who he now believes should be forced to vote, even against their will, Obama himself often voted “present.” In other words, he didn’t vote. He didn’t take a stand. Obama

voted “present,” effectively sidestepping the issue, an option he invoked nearly 130 times as a state senator.

Sometimes the “present’ votes were in line with instructions from Democratic leaders or because he objected to provisions in bills that he might otherwise support. At other times, Mr. Obama voted present on questions that had overwhelming bipartisan support. In at least a few cases, the issue was politically sensitive.

When Obama failed to vote, his constituents’ voices were not heard. State Senator Obama obviously didn’t believe that it should be mandatory for state senators like himself to vote.

Apparently, what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander, at least in Obama’s mind.

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83 responses to “Mandatory Voting: Do As Obama Says, Not As He Does.

  1. Rosemary Woodhouse

    We expect nothing less than hypocrisy and lies from this man.

    Mandatory voting….therein lies reason #2 behind his push for the illegal invasion,

  2. The Muslim Terrorist In Chief has brought forth this alignment of Assad and Isis:
    debka

    Assad looses ISIS against Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk camp – a sinister new partnership
    The Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus in April 2015

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 8, 2015, 1:45 PM (IDT)

    Obama’s detente with Iran and recognition of Bashar Assad’s key role in Syria has produced an incredibly sinister new twist in the Syrian war. debkafile reveals: The Yarmouk refugee camp and its 16,000 occupants face not one enemy, but two: the Islamic State and Assad’s army, which opened the way for the ISIS attack. Assad first agreed to split energy revenues with ISIS and went on to outsource the terrorists for a demonstration in Yarmouk to allies and foes alike that he holds the whip hand in the Syrian war and the fate of the Palestinians.
    More>
    ========================SNIP===============================
    Can this man get any more evil?
    Umm, probably,
    I wouldn’t advise any American to stay in the USA if he or she can get out now. It probably will be safe to return when and IF Obama is forced out of office in early 2017. (What’s Jade Helm? is that Chinese at the wheel?)
    Whilst we would not conduct a Tianeman Square action against our own citizens, the Chinese did and would again. Hence, Jade Helm. Scheduled for June/July this year.

    I returned for a visit this year around Christmas but I now think it is too dangerous to set foot in my own country again for the next two years.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Yes, dave. Who is Jade Helm would be the question posed by the vast majority of Americans?

      It’s been a lonely journey for many of us. At least we have the internet and sites such as WTPOTUS. For now, anyway.

      Jeremiah 51:45 Revelation 18:4

      • Amen Rose. 🙂

      • Jade is a semi-precious gem stone, revered in china,
        here is an extract from http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/arts/jade.htm

        Jade has a history in China of at least four thousands years. Unknown to some, it is found contained within the development of religion and civilization, having moved from the use of decoration on to the others such as the rites of worship and burial. Although other materials like gold, silver and bronze were also used, none of these have ever exceeded the spiritual position that jade has acquired in peoples’ minds – it is associated with merit, morality, grace and dignity. In the funeral objects of the people of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 24 AD), for example, we can see only high officials were buried with jade articles.
        ———————————————————————————————
        So the clue is in the country most closely linked with jade, he didn’t call it Turquoise helm because he had a deal with the Navajo, he called it jade helm because he probably has a deal with the chinese.

        Everything this prezodent does he does in plain sight, from making the sign of the devil to kissing the ring of the Saudi king. He adores gloating in his superiority before (he thinks) the stupid American public,
        sort of an Uber Gruber.

        Jade Helm is his signal that if he calls for his final act to go live, he will put the Chinese at the helm. He can’t trust his own forces will obey the final commands to bring down America, but the Chinese army, at Tiannamen Square, proved that they would obey orders.

        I am sure Hannity doesn’t get this – yet.

  3. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/238171-obama-daughters-asthma-attack-made-climate-change-personal

    It’s all about him and if it’s not, then it’s always all about his daughters or any of his imaginary sons:

    “President Obama said in an interview broadcast Wednesday that his push to address climate change has been partly influenced by a frightening moment when his daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a 4-year-old. …”

    Now that I think about it, maybe the daughters are as imaginary as the sons.

  4. Malia was born 7-4-1998 ….. So in 2002 she was about 4 …
    Sasha was born 6-10-2001 … would be about 1 years old …
    Was the usurper Smoking CIGS … in the HOUSE at that time?
    Were the flowers in bloom .. may be the carpet .. that’s why they…
    got BO…. remember … asthma … many kids have it & it gets better.

  5. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/confirmed-us-taxpayers-are-now-paying-to-fly-illegals-into-us-video/

    INFURIATING! And WHAT does Congress do?!!!

    “The US State Department confirmed in a call today with reporters that US taxpayer dollars are being used to fly illegal aliens into the United States. Eliana Johnson from National Review explained:

    Children up to the age of 21 can apply to this program and the devil’s really in the details. The State Department told one of our reporters that the families are given a $1,900 loan to purchase a plane ticket and then they’re flown here. But on an official State Department conference call a State Department official actually said there is no cost at all to these families and US taxpayers are indeed paying to fly these children in from Central America. …”

    They will be reimbursed at some later time, somehow, surreptitiously, if necessary. It’s been reported elsewhere that the kids do have to take a DNA test at the parents’ expense BUT if they pass, then We the People REIMBURSE them the money, which probably already comes from the $1900 “loan”!

  6. God bless and KEEP Judge Hanen:
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/federal-judge-denies-obamas-motion-to-immediately-implement-amnesty-saying-obama-misled-court/

    “… U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen refused to set aside his Feb. 16 decision granting a preliminary injunction requested by 26 states. The U.S. government wants the injunction lifted — allowing Obama’s action to proceed — while it appeals Hanen’s ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans.

    In his order Tuesday denying the government’s request, Hanen said the government hasn’t “shown any credible reason for why this Directive necessitates immediate implementation.”

    There was no immediate comment from the White House.

    The Justice Department has already asked the 5th Circuit to lift the injunction. The appeals court was scheduled to hear arguments on whether the injunction should be lifted on April 17.

    The coalition of states has filed a lawsuit to overturn Obama’s executive actions, which would prevent as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally from being deported. …”

    The TX attorney general says the judge ruled that the Obama administration “misled the court.”

  7. http://pamelageller.com/2015/04/cheney-if-you-wanted-a-president-to-take-america-down-it-would-look-exactly-like-what-barack-obamas-doing.html/
    “Cheney: If You Wanted a President ‘To Take America Down … It Would Look Exactly Like What Barack Obama’s Doing,’” Weekly Standard, April 8, 2015:

    Vice President Dick Cheney had harsh criticism for President Barack Obama in an interview last night with radio host Hugh Hewitt.

    Hewitt asked the former vice president, “Is he naïve, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end?”

    “I don’t know, Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories I’ve heard, but you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing. I think his actions are constituted in my mind those of the worst president we’ve ever had.”

    SNIP

    Thank you Mr Cheney for saying what Meghan Kelly, Janet Pirro, and Sean Hannity, broadcasters with reasonable public exposure, are too afraid to say. He is not the worst prezodent we ever had, that is too kind a judgement, he is the first enemy agent that ever managed to seize the WH.
    He is the traitor in the WH. All those who help him, yes I am thinking of you Mr. Holder, are as guilty of treason as he is. I am thinking of you Mr. Reid, get out while you still can.

    The Iran agreement guarantees a kill-shot in the form of an EMP bomb against the US before Obama leaves office (which is why he is buying property in Hawaii). Reasons to be cheerful:
    1) It might not work
    2) Our military may decide to return fire on their own.
    3) Israel might strike first.
    But make no mistake, the Obama-Iran agreement is his plan to kill most everybody living inside of America. I cannot think of a larger act of treason in American History. Is it not monstrous?
    Preserving your TV broadcasting license in the face of treason is not glorious,
    To save the lives of 300 million Americans, it would be entirely reasonable for the House of Representatives to entirely defund the whole federal government. Start over from nothing – but at least almost everyone is still alive,

    • So Spin This:
      Breaking News »
      Khamenei breaks silence on nuclear deal with equivocal comment
      DEBKAfile April 9, 2015, 1:17 PM (IDT)

      Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Thursday delivered his much-awaited first comment on the nuclear framework concluded in Lausanne last week with the world powers. He said that the deal is no guarantee that a full agreement will be reached by the end of June. “What has been done so far does not guarantee an agreement, nor its contents, nor even that the negotiations will continue to the end,” Khamenei, who has the final word on all matters of state, said on his official website. Iran on no account will rescind its demand for the immediate removal of all sanctions, he emphasized.
      Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said Thursday that the “Swiss Statement” does not include allowing inspections of military centers. ‘We have not so far permitted inspection of the military centers, and we will not to do so in the future,’ Jazayeri stressed.

  8. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/bill-oreilly-it-seems-obama-is-more-skeptical-of-christians-than-muslims-video/

    “… it seems Obama is more skeptical of Christians than Muslims …”

    Gee, Bill. Ya think?

    A most excellent comment at GP, wherein the person asks when O’Really’s next book, KILLING AMERICA, will come out! Wish I’d said that.

  9. DOCTOR PAUL the man!!! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/dnc-leader-wasserman-schultz-states-full-support-for-late-term-abortion-including-stabbing-babys-skulls/

    “Here’s the deal—we always seen to have the debate waaaaay over here on what are the exact details of exemptions, or when it starts,” said Paul, waving his hands to the left. “Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it okay to kill a seven-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and you ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a seven-pound baby that is not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and you ask Debbie when it’s okay to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, get back to me.”

    • Loved reading that James. Just hope something would come of it!!! THe guy sure seems to be an authority in the area of cyber security doesn’t he. He was explicit. I like that.

    • Yuh, right. Like THAT’S going to happen. After the Rose Law Firm records? After Sandy Burglar? After Whitewater? Nothing.

  10. Iran executes Rothchild bankster !!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBG7PHO26ZU

  11. ~ Jed • 13 hours ago
    Good column Mr. Lewis, but the true prize at stake here is nothing less than Western Civilization itself. We are on the verge of perhaps the greatest Turning Point in History. What we do (or fail to do) now may well determine the course of humanity for the next thousand years.

    ~ dmellon Jed • 5 hours ago
    I sometimes wonder just for Whom are WE trying to save THIS Country?
    The 20 or 30 million illegals,
    the 92 million that have stopped looking for work,
    the 50% that don’t pay income taxes,
    the 42 million on food stamps, the millennials,
    the ignorant 53% that voted for Obama, feminists, white elitists, inner-city dwellers, Hispanics, Jews, corporate leaders, & of course Republicans?

    None of those groups WILL appreciate or support anything WE attempt to do. I guess it is my grandkids who may appreciate it some day but probably NOT. …. more @ AT

  12. ~ Anthony · 7 hours ago ~ @ BR
    Crash Position
    The pilot was locked out of the cockpit.

    That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown & perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women & children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

    Lubitz, in his Single-Minded MAD-ness, couldn’t BE stopped because anyone who Could change the jet’s Disastrous Course was Locked OUT………

    It’s hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear & helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard – but not impossible.

    Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don’t know where we’re going anymore, but do know it isn’t good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us OUT………. !!

    He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us OUT of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

    Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals.

    Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS. He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

    And of course, Barack Obama has now locked OUT Congress, the American people, & our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

    Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

    The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror. !!!

    It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they ” ” Began to Scream ” …….. !!!!

    Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come to the inescapable conclusion that our nation’s decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of “ONE” MAN ????? who is in FULL Control of OUR 8 year PLUNGE….. !!!!!

    A man ??? who has ….. Locked Every- ONE OUT. !!!!!!

    – Author unknown
    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/04/shock-audio-trevor-loudon-flubs-article.html#4MCMX9YtKZWRxShs.99

    • Good analogy, unfortunately.

    • Lesson here
      If the pilot had a thermite lance, he could have re-entered the cockpit
      and saved the flight.
      There are traitors anibgst us.
      Too easy to be naive.

      • True. They ought to put one in every plane, but probably the co-pilot would have found a way to get around that, too. I saw that used in the movie The Score. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_lance

        Dave, off topic, but there’s a good example of “typoglycemia” in your comment: anibgst, which I’m sure we all could read as “amongst”. I recently was told about this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typoglycemia

        Try it; it’s easy:

        “I cdn’uolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg: the phaonmneel pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rseearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Scuh a cdonition is arppoiatrely cllaed Typoglycemia .

        “Amzanig huh? Yaeh and you awlyas thguoht slpeling was ipmorantt.”

        • Typing at night in the dark causes thes things,
          sorry!
          qwertyuiop
          asdfghjkl
          zxcvbnm
          Yes i know that by heart in case that is some use on a game show
          like who wants to be a millionaire
          but in the dark it don’t always work!

          • That’s okay, Dave. I thought it was funny and it fit perfectly with that story I read about how we can understand so long as the first and last letters are correct. Isn’t that odd?

  13. There is some nagging in the back recesses of my brain about Ted Cruz that I can’t quite pull to the front and make sense of. However, a bit of that nagging feeling almost formulated onto thought today when I saw the sale of Ted Cruz sneakers and read about Crus super hero pisters being splattered around a city. It started as a feeling of surreal dejavu. So familiar. Being sold as “fan planned” but all very marketing professional, this Ted Guy is. Looking hip to the youth but instead of being authentic mimickry of the promotion of Barry it seems to be out of the same advertising house; the same handlers and promotors, or at the very least, the same promotional ghostwriters, so to speak. Same signature. Eerie. Of course, just a nagging in the recesses of the mind. Something is so off yet so perfect; so off yet so crazy familiar.

    • Watching the News, they have edited the clip not showing the two grappling or the Officer attemping to assist the tazered individual. Though the traffic stop was only a minor infraction, he bolted, after telling the Officer the car wasn’t his and was thinking of purchasing the car. The family believes he bolted because he owed child support and may or would have too, have gone to jail. Whatever the victims circumstances his actions deem a felon arrest. Mentality vs. Mentality !!!!

      • No word on who took the shots in the first link and in the photo above it appears that the green shirt is assisting the murderer.

      • I’m not sure I understand what I’m seeing there. I read today that there were two videos. A dashboard cam (iirc) and then a cell phone video of a guy who came into the scene in the middle and so didn’t catch any of what might be crucial interaction prior to the shooting. My personal belief is that they suddenly charged the cop in order to tamp down any riots. They will deal with justice later. The cop will have his day in court. What SEEMS TO BE may not be what be, if you know what I mean.

  14. Rosemary Woodhouse

    “Oink oink bang bang” “We will defend ourselves by any means necessary”. And yet, they were obeying all laws.
    https://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=W7L7moDPW_U

    • It is one thing to bear arms individualy or collectively as a state militia and another to collectively organize as an army and delare war (“oink oink bang bang”) against government and its agents. They may be obeying the protest rules and laws but are seditious with their proclaimations.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        I completely agree, WAH. “Oink, oink. Bang, bang” is clearly an implied threat. The police officers replies were preposterous other than pointing out the Huey P Newton Gun Club was obeying all ordinances.

        Post Ferguson, all police departments appear to have been neutered. It’s worse than the attempted intimidation tactics employed at upscale malls or Sunday Brunch. The bottom line is they are trying to Intimidate to.prove institutionalized racism…….to prove that all whites are intimidated by the presence of black oeople. It’s only going to ramp up.to see how much fear they can instill. But alas, they are flesh and blood…..nothing more. As someone pointed out, they are trained to believe whitey is bad and all.whites are racist. All so sad. All.encouraged by Obama, Holder, Jarrett and Michelle.

  15. I am NOT getting sucked into this latest Obama sideshow about something carp that happened in America. Spend another month on it while Iran gets closer to it’s first warheads.

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      There are many sideshows, dave. What was it the carnival barkers used to say, “step right up”? And PT Barnum said “there is a sucker born every day.”. Shockingly, the Iran negotiations are ON the radar and the Ayatollah has spoken out to make POTUS look like the fool he his.

      The ONLY reason Congress will not impeach is fear of race riots. And while they may be sideshow threats, they most definitely should NOT be ignored.

      Ignore it if you choose, but if you’ve spent any time in the underbelly, you would know that to ignore it is imprudent, to put it mildly.

  16. Rosemary Woodhouse

    ^^^^ Typed on a device.

    Edit: The ONLY reason Congress will not impeach is fear of race riots. And while they may be sideshow threats they most definitely should NOT be ignored.

    After all, while world altering events are occurring in the MidEast, we still live in America.

    • When did they invent this one? Oh, well. To all our friends with or without siblings, Happy National Siblings Day. What would we do without sibling rivalry? We would be far lazier people, I should think.

    • She’s cold, isn’t she? One could very EASILY say the same about Mooch. What has accomplished other than being “present” in our WH because she married a guy who managed to get himself selected president based upon the color of his skin?

  17. On Topic

    • I cannot believe that there’s ANYONE on the face of this planet who would vote for that woman? What is WRONG with people?!!!!

  18. Exclusive: USCIS Denies FOIA Request for
    Ted Cruz’s Naturalization Papers, If They Exist
    “CONSENT MUST BE PROVIDED BY SENATOR CRUZ…”
    by Sharon Rondeau
    — On March 23, 2015, Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz declared his candidacy for the U.S. presidency in 2016. On the same day, his political committee, Cruz for President, filed an official Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

    Cruz was Born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His Mother, Eleanor Darragh, was Born an American citizen, & his Father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, was Born a citizen of Cuba.

    In an interview with NPR in June 2013, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz stated that while he & his wife were working in the Canadian oil industry, he became a Canadian citizen. It has been suggested, but not yet been Verified, that his wife also became a Canadian citizen during that time. Speculation also exists that Eleanor may have maintained her U.S. citizenship while in Canada but applied for & received Canadian citizenship, rendering her a Dual US-Canadian Citizen.

    Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that the president and Commander-In-Chief be a “natural born Citizen.” Extensive research shows that the term of art included by the Founders at the insistence of John Jay referred to two generations of United States citizens. The section’s “grandfather clause,” stated as “or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,” exempted the Founders themselves from the “natural born” mandate, allowing any one
    of them to serve as president since they had fought in the American Revolution against Great Britain.

    The Founders were known to have relied heavily upon the treatise on international relations titled “The Law of Nations,” written by Swiss jurist Emmerich de Vattel. In Book I, Chapter 1, Section 212, Vattel wrote:

    Read more at http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/04/revealed-request-for-senator-ted-cruzs.html#pqpXop8IcTQ9HJxO.99

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