Obama honors veterans during Memorial...

Obama honors veterans during Memorial Day weekend

There are 81 comments on the Peninsula Clarion story from May 26, 2012, titled Obama honors veterans during Memorial Day weekend. In it, Peninsula Clarion reports that:

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to veterans during Memorial Day weekend, honoring those willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.

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Cracker

Festus, MO

#42 May 27, 2012
In one especially troubling case, St. Clair County in Illinois mailed 1,000 military voters their absentee ballots only about two weeks before the ballots were due back in the United States. That was "insufficient time for the ballots to even arrive at their locations overseas," noted Hans A. von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Election Commission. There were similar delays in ballots sent by more than a dozen counties in New York state.

The study also found that in a number of instances, the U.S. Department of Justice did not act in a timely manner to protect military voters in the 2010 midterms.

Ironically, in more recent months, the Obama Justice Department has wrongly focused on preventing states from enforcing valid photo ID requirements of stateside civilian voters -- requirements that can prevent fraud and that have rarely been found to disenfranchise legitimate voters.

That tells us a great deal about the administration's misguided priorities.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/1...
Cracker

Festus, MO

#43 May 27, 2012
M. Eric Eversole, the executive director of the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project and former litigation attorney in the Justice Department's Voting Section, wants to know why military voters are being involuntarily disenfranchised. He and J. Christian Adams accused the Justice Department of encouraging states to use waivers to bypass the MOVE Act.

Read more: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/08/15/...
Cracker

Festus, MO

#44 May 27, 2012
WASHINGTON — With less than three weeks to go before the midterm election, a growing number of states are coming under pressure from the Justice Department for missing a new deadline to mail ballots to troops and overseas voters.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/10/ap-over...
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Cracker

Festus, MO

#46 May 27, 2012
If 5,000 “non-citizens” voted illegally in the Colorado midterm elections. How many “non-citizens”(illegal aliens) participated in the 2010 Illinois midterm elections? Combined those phantom votes (50,000 – 100,000??) with the criminal debacle surrounding the military votes and the state of Illinois might now have a Republican governor running the state.

http://www.ice-news.net/2011/04/04/gop-says-5...
truueeee

Seattle, WA

#47 May 27, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
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Excellent dodge and spin on RMoney's deferment from the draft as a Mormon 'minister of religion' for the duration of his missionary work in France. He must love France too.
while you dodge and shift from the topic

I can do that too:
viva la France (it banned burkas)

obama does not honour vets, you can easily tell by his actions
he Is kinda forced to at least pretend to, to save presidential face since it's election year

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#48 May 27, 2012
Cracker wrote:
Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada and Wisconsin – some of the fiercest battlegrounds of the of the 2010 midterm election -- are among the 14 states and territories singled out by the U.S. Justice Department for not complying with the federal law that says absentee ballots must be sent in time for overseas soldiers, sailors and airmen to have their votes counted.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/despite-new-l...
The DOJ link details the FACTS from ALL 14 states that were in violation.

Unlike Brent Bozell's propaganda site you cited, the DOJ didn't selected pick and choose to deceive. Listening to Bozell's BULLSH!T ...it's no wonder you are so horribly ill-informed and brainwashed and unable to accept FACTS.

You left out the rec-neck cracker states....but that's understanable talking
drink the hive

Netherlands

#49 May 27, 2012
He Received Several Telephone Call' One Afternoon From The Mortuary Officer At The Air Field -(The UFO Roswell Crash On July 1947)...

http://www.freakingnews.com/Barack-Obama-Visi...

Patriot

Westminster, CO

#50 May 27, 2012
drink the hive wrote:
He Received Several Telephone Call' One Afternoon From The Mortuary Officer At The Air Field -(The UFO Roswell Crash On July 1947)...
http://www.freakingnews.com/Barack-Obama-Visi...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =H7Tp4dMQrPcXX
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About the same photoshop quality as his birth certificate.

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#51 May 27, 2012
Cracker wrote:
- Of the nearly 2 million military voters residing in the states covered by the report, only 89,887 or 4.6 percent cast an absentee ballot that counted in 2010.
- While 310,625 military voters requested an absentee ballot in 2010, only 31 percent of those ballots were returned to be counted by local election officials.
- There were widespread failures by federal officials—in particular, the Department of Justice—to implement and enforce a new federal law designed to protect military voters. These failures had a clear and undeniable impact on military voters.
I don;t blame you for not sourceing the crap you lifted from the Reich-wing porpaganda POS run by two highly partisan and discredited Reich-wing hacks,(both highly involved in the Bush-era politicization of DOJ). They have a history of making unsubstantiated, misleading, and blatantly untrue claims and continue that pattern with this latest POS. The claims by Eversole, Adams that "The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment" demonstrates they continue their past habits.

BTW: The DoD must also sign off on waivers.

But anyone dumb enough to buy into Adams' BULLSH!T about the New Black Rather Party is dumb enough to believe anything.
holtzhog

Olive Branch, MS

#52 May 27, 2012
Maybe Izz can get da vote, otherwise I don't needs them

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#53 May 27, 2012
I liked the way Talking Points Memo summarized the BULLSH!T being spread by those 2 hacks:

"In summation: By the logic of Cornyn, Fox News and Adams, the DOJ is trying to undermine the voting rights of overseas troops by helping states figure out how to legally comply with the law." http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/201...
Crakca Obama the Con Man

Wasilla, AK

#54 May 27, 2012
did Obum say that the veterans were CLINGING to THEIR GUNS and RELIGION??????

LIB SPEAK:

BIGOT = Patrotism

RACIST = TO be Proud of the worlds greatest culture since Rome

HOMOPHOBE = To want a normal family and the strong building blocks of a culture.

READ COMMUNIST MANIFESTO

and OBUMS favorite author KARL MARK - Das Capital
Crakca Obama the Con Man

Wasilla, AK

#55 May 27, 2012
I'm never fooled by that Chi-town mafia clown are YOU???

He hates the military, especially if they are white!!!
pushedtofar

Duncannon, PA

#56 May 27, 2012
He honors them for keeping his butt safe, if he really honored them he would stop killing them in vain for a war we should not be involved in

Since: Sep 08

Huntsville, AL

#57 May 27, 2012
Cracker wrote:
If 5,000 “non-citizens” voted illegally in the Colorado midterm elections. How many “non-citizens”(illegal aliens) participated in the 2010 Illinois midterm elections? Combined those phantom votes (50,000 – 100,000??) with the criminal debacle surrounding the military votes and the state of Illinois might now have a Republican governor running the state.
http://www.ice-news.net/2011/04/04/gop-says-5...
What utter BULLSH!T! Debunked here: http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/... If it was remotely true surely the REPULBICON Sec of state would have prosecuted at least a few of them....maybe at least 1%. NOT a SINGLE prosecution!

That'w the same BULLSH!T the NM governor trumpeted and was debunked and ridiculed. It's the same BULLSH!T Rick Scott is using in FL to
disenfranchised legal long term citizens. Details here: Florida Telling Hundreds Of Eligible Citizens That They Are Ineligible To Vote http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/27/4...
Rambeaux

Philadelphia, PA

#58 May 27, 2012
pushedtofar wrote:
He honors them for keeping his butt safe, if he really honored them he would stop killing them in vain for a war we should not be involved in
As Obama honors the deceased veterans of past wars he is building his OWN supply of dead military to be honored in future Memorial Days.

Since: Dec 11

Fort Worth, TX

#59 May 27, 2012
John wrote:
Opee has such disdain for the military. But this cat has the kahonas to stand up there and fake it as if he loves us. He repulses me.
I don't see your point of view. I don't get the feeling that he has disdain for the military. I even recieved an email from him when I wrote him concerning an issue I had with his policies.
Bluntforce

Canton, OH

#60 May 28, 2012
I'm sure that Preezy Down Low will spend the entire Memorial Day in reflection. The reflection of the nearest mirror so he can congratulate himself again and again for "killing" Bin Laden. Here's hoping that by next Memorial Day, Barry will be a terrible memory.
Kenny

AOL

#61 May 28, 2012
I hope he has the balls to apologize for his nit wit idea of having their insurance pay their own medical bills when wounded in action. I believe he said they volunteered, noboby forced them to put their lives on the line. They knew this when they signed up! This man is a disgrace even though he backed off the plan. He has no respect for our troops. its all a circus to him. Those of you with family defending us, remember this in November!
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Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#63 May 28, 2012
truueeee wrote:
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Sooo, what does that propaganda have to do with obama pretending to honour veterans?
REAL Americans don't spell "honor" with a "u". My ancestors didn't fight in the Revolution so traitors like you can corrupt our American language with the extra vowels of tyranny.

All kidding aside, I hope everyone has a safe and meaningful Memorial Day. Remember, veterans of many faiths, races, and political ideologies fought and died for this country.

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