15 Responses to “fighting back”

  1. 1 Doris
    October 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Oh Lord Chips, you got us on a roller coaster!!! No complaints though. 😀

  2. 2 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    An absolutely exhilarating video. Thanks Chips….

  3. 4 utaustinliberal
    October 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    WoooohOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! That was AMAZING! Go O-H-I-O! #YesWeCan. Got to tweet this. Thanks Chips. 🙂

  4. 5 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2011 at 5:06 pm



    Republican efforts appear likely to keep upwards of 5 million Americans from participating in the 2012 elections, following an aggressive campaign to restrict access. Ari Berman recently labeled it the Republican Party’s “War on Voting,” and as part of the national effort, GOP officials “have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote” next year.

    But the initiative has not gone unnoticed by the administration. Berman noted this week comments from President Obama on the effort to keep people from voting.

    “I will say that my big priority is making sure that as many people are participating in our democracy as possible. Some of these moves in some of the other states that we’ve seen try to make it tougher to vote, restricting ballot access, making it hard on seniors, making it hard on young people.

    “I think that’s a big mistake, and I have made sure that our Justice Department is taking a look at what’s being done across the country to ensure that people aren’t being denied access to the franchise.”

    That part about the Justice Department is, as near as I can tell, a new development. DOJ officials may have some options in combating the Republican efforts — most notably, investigations on whether the new laws violate the Voting Rights Act — but the surest way to get to find out is for the president to ask Justice to launch a review.


  5. 6 Obama Grandmama
    October 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Thank God! Thank President Obama. Thank these activists. I have been worried about the voting suppression work going on in many GOP lead states in this country. I have emailed my Senators, Rep and the WH about my concerns after seeing what has been happening in WI, FL, NJ, OH, MI, and many other states. I am so glad the DOJ is working on not letting voter suppression take away the election of 2012. The Citizens United ruling is the other part of the GOP Supreme Court justices ruling that threatens our election. Not sure what can be done about it other than make sure we get some transparency into the unlimited donations. Thank you for posting this news.

  6. 7 Ladyhawke
    October 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm


    In a campaign supported by the Koch brothers, Republicans are working to prevent millions of Democrats from voting next year


    As the nation gears up for the 2012 presidential election, Republican officials have launched an unprecedented, centrally coordinated campaign to suppress the elements of the Democratic vote that elected Barack Obama in 2008. Just as Dixiecrats once used poll taxes and literacy tests to bar black Southerners from voting, a new crop of GOP governors and state legislators has passed a series of seemingly disconnected measures that could prevent millions of students, minorities, immigrants, ex-convicts and the elderly from casting ballots. “What has happened this year is the most significant setback to voting rights in this country in a century,” says Judith Browne-Dianis, who monitors barriers to voting as co-director of the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C.


  7. October 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE! This is what happens when you poke a lion. You hear a loud roar then bite marks in your ass while trying to get away.

    • 9 ber6964
      October 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

      You always make me chuckle Mr. Yardarm perhaps you were a comedian in a previous life!

      • October 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm

        Thanks but most of my life has been pretty intense. So now in my advance age i see humor in a lot of situations where people get in tight situations but still have options. The humor stops when you have no options and there is a gun pointed at you. If one can smile and see the truth, why not.
        “Examine what is said, not him who speaks.”- Arab Proverb

  8. 12 Left-Indie
    October 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Great stuff. Time to donate a little more.

  9. 13 a4alice
    October 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    this is so heartening. tweet time!

  10. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    When I think that women only got the right to vote in 1920, one year before my Mother was born, and that our country’s civil rights and voting rights greatest “eras” were when I was a teenager, it sickens me to see this kind of voter suppression STILL going on in our lifetimes or our children’s and grandchildren’s and (in my case) great grandson’s lifetimes. This is SICK.

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