“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton claimed during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
If you live in the great state of Georgia, then you can’t help but hear about the alleged voter suppression that is currently underway with the New Georgia Project. Inflammatory statements drawing direct comparisons to the Ku Klux Klan have become common-place as Democrats try to turn Georgia into a blue state. Their claim is that the office of Republican Secretary of State is involved in a complex voter suppression plan to keep blacks from voting in the mid-term and other elections by impeding voter registration. The role of Georgia’s Secretary of State to ensure secure, accessible and fair elections. Has Secretary Brian Kemp done this, or has his office intentionally attempted to keep blacks from voting? Let’s take a look at some of the claims and fact checks available from the Secretary’s website…
Claim: The New Georgia project “flagged” the 25 fraudulent voter registration forms that have been confirmed as forgeries and delivered them to the Office of the Secretary of State.
Fact: Each and every one of the confirmed forgeries came to the Investigations Division from county elections officials. The New Georgia Project did not self-report any of the 25 confirmed forged voter registration forms.
Claim: The Office of the Georgia Secretary of State is refusing to process 51,000 voter registration applications.
Fact: The Office of the Secretary of State does not process any voter registration applications. Applications are processed at the county level. (OCGA 21-2-226) Any voter registration application that is received by the Office of the Secretary of State is sent to the local county election office within 24 hours. Currently, there is absolutely no backlog of applications waiting to be sent to the counties. Any backlog would need to be addressed by county election officials. The deadline for voter registration is October 6th in order to participate in the November 4th General Election.
Claim: This issue has been fully investigated and only minor problems were found.
And infantalizes our troops as Democrats always do.
We all know the full story here. Dopey vice president who can’t conceive of ever going to war in Syria rips opponent for seeming to suggest this very thing, only to find himself two years later hoping no one will remember he said that because, boy, whadaya know, here we are bombing Syria!
But wasn’t just Syria, and to me that’s not even the most egregious thing here. Biden also drones on about how horrible it was to oppose a date certain for bringing “our warriors” home from Iraq and Afghanistan, and tell me if you hear the same thing I hear in this comment:
By George, I think she’s got it — check out this hilarious video of a recovering liberal, now conservative, stating her Top Ten Reasons why she’s no longer a Democrat. One thing is for certain, the younger generation in America is starting to realize that hopey-changey thing ain’t working for them and their future. I guarantee you’ll bust a laugh with this one. Hat tip to @ellysa_maye and her exceptional use of social media to make her point.
And if you need 10 reasons to consider voting Democrat (like that’s going to happen) here are some good ‘uns.
Though potential 2016 presidential contenders have shied away from giving a firm “yes” or “no” answer to the question everyone wants to know the answer to – “Are you running?” – one person just took a big step forward.
Author and retired neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson told radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt that “the likelihood is strong” that he will be seen on the debate stage next year. Though the Republican nomination field will probably be large, Carson says that if the people want him to run, he’ll do it.
Giving a “no later than” final decision end date of May 2015, Carson says he is thoughtfully weighing whether he is best suited for the job, and carefully examining whether Americans truly want a country that is “for, of and by the people.”
He was thrust into the national spotlight in 1987, when he became the first surgeon to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head. He returned to the national stage in 2013 after his iconic speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he espoused conservative ideas while President Obama sat 5 feet away.
Following the President’s remarks on the situation in Iraq and Syria and his plans to combat the growing threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, CNN host Anderson Cooper had Obama’s former Press Secretary on air to discuss the proposed plans with Senator John McCain.
The veteran GOP Senator came out swinging, and didn’t let up until the very end. Every time Carney insisted that the two should “agree to disagree,” McCain came back with different versions of “facts are pesky things.”
Live TV is a very different game than the orchestrated and (at most times) agreeable setting of the White House press briefing room. Carney was just baptized by fire, courtesy of the Maverick.
September 11th, 2001… We all know what we were doing during that fateful day. We all know where we were when we heard the unthinkable news. For the first time since Pearl Harbor, America was under attack. Thousands of our countrymen lost their lives, and the image of so many Americans choosing death as the leapt from those burning towers will be forever burned in our memory. The sounds of twisting metal, the smell of sulfur, gasoline, and smoke… The sounds of falling bodies slapping the ground before the thunderous crashing of those magnificent buildings… And then what?
What did they take from us? What did the cowardice bastards who hijacked those planes and killed so many Christians, Muslims, Jews, and every other faith actually take from us? Our stock market? Our economy? Our way of life? No…. The thousands of innocent people who lost their lives that day are still mourned and missed by family and friends, and the thousands more who have perished in foreign sands fighting for our country are still cherished by all who knew them. So what did they take from us?
September 12th, 2001…. The aftermath and implications of the previous day’s events began to sink in throughout America. We all knew that there was more violence to come. We all knew that the world would never be the same. However- we also knew that we were not the same as we were just two days before. In the following days after 9/11, we weren’t blacks and whites. We weren’t Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, pro-life or pro-choice. We were Americans. There was a sense of American pride in the coming days after those tragic acts that I haven’t experienced during any other period of my lifetime. The National Anthem at ball games left people weeping who previously wouldn’t have thought twice about it. We were Americans.
All these years later, racial tension is at an all-time high in America. Political parties have become more polarized than they’ve been in a century. Religions that preach peace seem to spew intolerance toward one another because they call God by different names. America is more segmented and fractured than at any point I can remember. How quickly we forget. How quickly we lose focus. How quickly we lost our American pride.