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The Pardu
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Obstruction?, Investigation?, Trump; "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (VIDEO)


Do you recall this mess from the late 2016 General Election campaign?


Trump took the stage on a daily basis in late October and early November with pure carnival barking to sycophantic minions, to spew what is turning into "The Man In The Mirror" rhetoric. (NOTE: I did not refer to them as "deplorable")

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. Yet, Trump won the election due to a seriously flawed process of electoral votes.  And check out the aftermath of his rhetoric.

Investigation?


Trump warned of endless investigations of Clinton. Instead, the focus is now on him

Endless investigations. The biggest scandal since Watergate. Coverups. An inability to govern. A possible constitutional crisis. These were all arguments that Donald Trump made against Hillary Clinton in the closing days of the 2016 presidential election. But now with the Washington Post reporting overnight that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, it’s worth recalling the rhetoric Trump used in the final two weeks of the ’16 presidential campaign.
October 28 in Cedar Rapids, IA
“As you’ve heard, earlier today the FBI after discovering new emails is reopening their investigation into Hillary Clinton… The investigation is the biggest political scandal since Watergate and it’s everybody’s hope that justice at last can be delivered.”
November 2 in Miami, FL
“If Hillary Clinton were to be elected, it would create an unprecedented and protracted constitutional crisis. Haven’t we just been through a lot with the Clintons, right?”
November 2 in Orlando, FL
“Hillary is likely to be under investigation for many years, probably concluding in a criminal trial.”
November 2 in Orlando, FL
“She'll be under investigation for years. She'll be with trials. Our country, we have to get back to work.”
November 4 in Wilmington, OH
“Hillary has engaged in a criminal massive enterprise and cover-ups like probably nobody ever before.”
November 5 in Reno, NV
“There's virtually no doubt that FBI Director Comey and the great, great special agents of the FBI will be able to collect more than enough evidence to garner indictments against Hillary Clinton and her inner circle, despite her efforts to disparage them and to discredit them. If she were to win this election, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. In that situation, we could very well have a sitting president under felony indictment and ultimately a criminal trial.”
November 5 in Denver, CO
“Her current scandals and controversies will continue throughout her presidency and we will make it honestly, look, it's gonna be virtually impossible for her to govern. Now, the Republicans have talked very tough and the Democrats. It's gonna be just another mess for another four years, folks. A mess. We've got to get back to work, right? I mean, we have to get back to work.”
November 6 in Minneapolis, MN
“First thing you should do is get rid of Clinton. Hillary Clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time for her many crimes against our nation, our people, our democracy, likely concluding in a criminal trial.”
November 6 in Moon Township, PA
“The investigations into her crimes will go on for a long, long time. The rank and file special agents at the FBI won't let her get away with these terrible crimes, including the deletion of 33,000 emails after receiving a congressional subpoena. Right now, she's being protected by a rigged system.”
 Life comes full circle and the carnival barker is exposed.

MSNBC The Last Word (16 minutes)







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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Florida League of Women Voters Fights for the Rights of People


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Fighting for the People's Rights! 


From fighting injustice voter suppression to proposed amendments to the Florida State Constitution,  the Florida League of Women Voters (FLWV) works towards fulfillment of its Mission (see below). Voter registration and legislative issues are two battlegrounds for the FLWV.  Let's walk through both issues; voter suppression first followed by combating 12 proposed amendments to the Florida State constitution. 

Voter Suppression

Fox News and former Andrew Breitbart's video attack campaign literally destroyed and rendered nation's largest progressive voter registration organization persona-non-grata and eventually dead.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, ACORN, an anti-poverty and community services program may have been responsible for registering more underprivileged potential voters than any organization in America. There were cases of legitimate voter fraud perpetrated by hourly paid or piece work ACORN employees. A few cases were discovered and reported by ACORN management staff. The cases of voter fraud may not have been any more significant to a specific election than recent reports of white collar voter fraud perpetrated Republican officials and operatives. ACORN was a target from strategy focused on taking down minority votes for progressive causes and progressive candidates.



Number prior to the election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States and numbers that were unacceptable moving towards the 2010 and 2012 elections.

In 2010, Katrina vanden Heuvel wrote for Common Dreams Dot Org.
After 18 months of screaming headlines and attacks vilifying the anti-poverty group ACORN--attacks reminiscent of a New McCarthyism that threatened the group's very existence--it's clear now that this was a right-wing witch-hunt which, sadly, too many Democrats and the mainstream media failed to fact-check.
In December, the Congressional Research Service cleared ACORN of allegations of improper use of federal funding and voter registration fraud. The latest to weigh-in on the controversy is Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. After a four-month investigation Hynes declared "no criminality has been found" with regard to the conduct of three ACORN employees in the infamous and--turns out--misnamed "pimp-prostitute" video.
In fact, a law enforcement source told the New York Daily News that the unedited version of the video which caused all the outrage "was not clear." 
"They edited the tape to meet their agenda," said the official. 
Conservative operative James O'Keefe--who was later arrested after an alleged attempt to bug the office of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans--was in reality wearing a white shirt and khakis in the ACORN office and posing as a law school student trying to protect his girlfriend from an abusive pimp. The outrageous pimp outfit was shot later and used to promote the video.

After successfully killing ACORN, the Right embarked on other and more pervasive strategies to eliminate the impact of historic progressive voting blocs. The strategies have been targeted on critical bellwether (voting) states. Any state that previously leaned progressive, went progressive for candidate Obama, or any state with significant black and Latino population became post 2010 election targets for voter suppression. The 2010 'shellacking' left the nation with predominant GOP state legislatures, many additional GOP Governors and a House of Representatives literally infested with tea party members of Congress. Organized voter suppression under the guise of Voter ID Laws provided real opportunity to eliminate millions who previously showed inclination to vote for Democratic candidates.


Voter ID laws began to proliferate like weeds in an unkempt front yard. The laws not only worked to disenfranchise millions of African-American and Latino voters, the laws also affected voting rights of the elderly, college students and in some case active military personnel. Voter Suppression is being successfully dismantled via legal challenges in various state courts.


One case of organized and effective suppression led to voter registration retrenchment by another of the nations more prolific registration organizations. The Florida League of women Voters stopped registration initiatives and efforts as a result of Florida Voter ID Laws that carried harsh penalties for registration activities.


While the Voted ID Laws restricted the Florida Leagues opportunity to register potential voters, the restriction were recently reversed via legal action.


The FLWV and Proposed Constitutional Amendments

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