34 Responses to “dorothy cooper”

  1. October 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    this is what GOP VOTER SUPPRESSION 2012 looks like, people.

    Maddow has been out and front with this story for a long time

    • October 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Yes, and so have you and JJP, rikyrah. Thanks Chips, for posting this. 96 freaking years old, and Dorothy says it’s worse than jim crow. The GOP are going for blood folks, and must be STOPPED.

      • 3 COS
        October 8, 2011 at 12:09 am

        I don’t even want to think of the GOP regaining a majority in the Senate and the House.

      • 4 nathkatun7
        October 8, 2011 at 4:04 am

        Indeed! This “must be STOPPED.” Yet we have black folks, many in academia, who are, foolishly in my humble opinion, concentrating on attacking the President by manufacturing outrage about his call to the CBC to put on their marching shoes. I am a student of history. During Reconstruction, Black folks and their white allies were caught off guard by the viciousness of the so called white backlash to black enfranchisement. Similar to the current political climate, the decades before the U.S. Supreme Court gave its blessings to Jim Crow laws, the Congress, the Press, the Academia, and the Progressive Republicans, had all soured on Reconstruction that had witnessed a record number of Black folks elected to office. Vicious and ugly propaganda–based on falsehoods– accused blacks of the twin evils “ignorance and corruption.” These vicious false accusations dominated the media. Eventually, even the so called white friends of blacks, who had fought for the abolition of slavery, fell prey to the propaganda and turned against black participation in voting. It’s really no accident that the teabag-Republicans are resurrecting the same tactics used to drive black folks from voting, and participating in politics, that were unleashed during the Jim Crow period. I hope that all of us will pledge not to allow history to repeat itself!

    • 7 chiara
      October 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

      Agreed. Rachel has been sounding this alarm for a while and calling out the “beltway” media for completely ignoring it. I have been posting links to this type of information to my FB page to make sure everyone I know understands the egregious wrongs that are being perpetrated by the republicans in the Statehouses around the country.

    • 8 Bobfr
      October 8, 2011 at 1:06 am

      Our4thEstate Bobfr
      @OccupyWallSt American citizens are being systematically denied access to their federal right to vote. FOCUS. #OccupyAVotingBooth2012


  2. 9 carolyn
    October 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    If you look historically, this is a step toward fascism, not socialism that people are always screaming about. Marginalization of certain groups of people, AS A GROUP, which is what these laws do, is a big step. Hooray for Rachel bringing this to attention. This IS dangerous. I hope these laws get legal challenges and have injunctions against them until they can be overturned. The people of Ohio have stopped their suppression law until after 2012. As a forer Buckeye, I am proud of them.

  3. October 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    It’s not just this.

    The question was asked, “Why are Republicans so confident?” Because THEY KNOW THEY CAN STEAL IT.

    While this is of major importance, and should be fought with all the power we have, the bigger problem is ELECTION FRAUD, not voter fraud. If anything, this is the shiny thing they want us to concentrate on while allowing the bigger problem go unchallenged.

    It won’t matter a damn if we get every single person in this country to vote, when they can steal it with a remote control.

    • October 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      AMEN Sister Talley. Therein lays the fight. Screw the daily news. All eyes on the AG.

    • 12 JoJothecat
      October 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      One thing Randi Rhoads talks about is that “They” the GOP, will have a harder time stealing the election when there is a large DEM turn out. She was screaming that everyday in 2008. The 2010 turn out was not the same and I believe they did some stealing. That is why the GOP wants to suppress the vote this time by making it harder for poor and students to vote. We have got to do ALL we can to fight this. I was so glad to hear PBO say he is having the Atty Gen’l look into these suppression tactics.

      • October 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

        This is right, JoJo. They can’t steal when the turnout is heavy and the margin is big. That’s the added burden Dems have. The Republicans can squeak by, but Dems need to win decisively.

    • October 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

      Tally you are so right the latest example to that fact is in the Wisconsin Judgeship race were the local election board person found the 14,000 votes needed for the Republican Judge to win .That was doing the recount when the Democrat candidate had won in the first count.The same thing is happening where the electronic voting machines have no hard copies of each vote to verify a vote.We all know what happen in 2000 the Republicans are trying to do it again by any means possible.So we all needed to push the Justice Department and all in Part head quarters to start the fight now every day to get it right by 2012 it will be all out war.

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      October 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

      Tally – Brilliant case you just made. This could be worse than what happened in 2000 with Gore. Let’s remember to keep our eyes away from the shiny object, and narrow in on what’s going on in the shadows.

    • 16 nathkatun7
      October 8, 2011 at 4:34 am

      Exactly! They are really determined to unleash everything to defeat President Obama. That includes rigging vote machines, denying people the right to vote with all these ID laws and suppressing voter turnouts by both intimidation and the politics of divide and conquer.

      • 17 conlakappa
        October 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

        This is why I want us to be incredibly focused *now* to get people registered and in the booths for the primaries. Any kinks/problems/mischief can be discerned and taken care of between the primaries and the national elections.

  4. 18 Cathy from MN
    October 7, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This is an issue woth fighting for; this is one of the issues that made Governor Dayton walk away from the table with Republicans this Summer on the last night before the state government shut down. On the last day, in negotiations, the Republicans brought in demands for voter suppression and planned parenthood restrictions as well as several other new and ‘non-starter- issues. I greatly appreciate that Governor Dayton represented the wishes of the people of this state even though the shutdown was very painful.

  5. 22 Bobfr
    October 8, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Our4thEstate Bobfr
    Jim Bopp is the guy who enabled the #KOCHMAFIA to try to buy every politician in America bloom.bg/rdOgxi Focus on him #OWS



  6. October 8, 2011 at 12:56 am

    I was doing a quick peek around before going to bed and w=saw this – http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2011/10/07/romneys-foreign-policy-speech-at-the-citadel-but-not-a-citadel-event/

    Apparently Mitt rented the venue (and audience?) so that he could project some military gravitas. I have a vague memory I saw him saying that he would be authentic in his campaigning, He probably forgot.

  7. 24 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    October 8, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Folks we have to BRACE for a Romney GOP nomination. As you all know I have predicted this since he officiall announced. He already has his cabinet picked out and foreign policy team. He is SO trying to mimick the man currently in the Whitehouse now. The Koch bros. and Karl Rove didn’t get their man in Gov. Chris Christie so they are putting all their might behind Mittens. Democrats and Independents better stand up and FIGHT for voters rights, middle class rights, civil rights, and the right for free speech. We will be invading Iran if any GOPer gets into the WH this time around. We will have BUSH on steroids. Mittens has acumulated all the old Bush operatives to lead his foreign policy team. 😯 America can’t want this?

    The American public has war fatigue, but if the Rethugs steal the election we will get much more of it, while domestically all of PBO’s legislative accomplishments will be reversed. Everyone should be on ALERT and ready to PRESS ON!!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  8. 25 anniebella
    October 8, 2011 at 7:10 am

    The republicans knows all to well about stealing election, remember 2000. These are the things that our press should be bringing to the light, but they rather sit on their behind and talk about the President poll number. If they won’t do it then we will have to do all we can. The only one yo have seen talking about what those no good lying cheating Republicans are doing is Rachel Maddow and Rev. Al. Where is CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC?

    • 26 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      October 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

      The MSM on President Obama’s poll numbers are designed to follow a certain narrative so the GOP can steal the election. IF PBO is continuing in the low 40’s into 2012 then they can justify a surprise GOP victory in Nov. of 2012. 😡

    • 27 geegee
      October 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      They won’t bring it to light unless “we the people” force them to. This is what I love about the “internets”, especially the twitter (gotta learn to do that). I truly believe we can force the issue by being consistent and persistent (like Bobr with the twitter) to the point of forcing the politicians and media to deal with us. Let’s put to use what we’ve been blessed with!

  9. 28 anniebella
    October 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I am going to email Maxine Waters and the CBC and tell them that I want to see them on tv talking about this the same way they went after the President. We have to educate the people as to what the Republicans are doing.

    • 29 Claire
      October 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      I will too. This is the kind of thing of which we will hear nothing from smiley, west, or troubled waters.

  10. 30 Left-Indie
    October 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Bravo! Now we’re talking about something real, instead of stupid-ass comment by a jerk t-bager about Obama. This is really bigger than Obama’s reelection. It’s about the distruction of the Democratic party. I don’t think the conservatives want facism. What they want is a parmenent under class, little education, low wages for their businesses and less tax on their profits. You may call this nifty outcome capitalism, facism, or just plain greed. The money is the point.

  11. October 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

    This is bordering on criminal! I do not completely understand the laws relating to this but it appears wrong to disenfranchise whole groups of people – remeniscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930’s. Will the republican’ts stop at nothing to steel the 2012 election and deny the greatest president of my lifetime a second term.

    Whatever their aim can they not see that all they are succeeding in doing is increasing our determination to work harder to get President Obama re elected – lets face it the alternative is dire, not just for America but for the whole world.

  12. October 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

    SHOUT this out!! VOTER SUPPRESSION!!! That’s what we and all elected Dems need to say everyday. You have a mic in front of you..voter suppression. This must become part of the national dialogue, maybe the Wall street protestors can take this up too. Money talks, so we must drown out the machine that is rolling over us.

    • 33 conlakappa
      October 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      If only in the same breath I’m yelling: VOTER REGISTRATION. We can talk about the negative but that storyline will get old and cast as complaining. Let’s emphasize the positive.

  13. 34 Claire
    October 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    The professional left needs to accept their share of the blame for continually bashing Democrats and in particular the President. They spend their time telling people why they should not support the President, then complain when we are stuck with a House full of baggies. A president romney, paul, or perry would be all too happy to support local laws that suppress lower income voters and voters of color.

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