Voting http://www.pfaw.org/ Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:56:03 -0500 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:57:18 -0500 'I Don't Want Everybody to Vote' – The Roots of GOP Voter Suppression http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/i-dont-want-everybody-vote <p>The lower the turnout tomorrow, the better Mitt Romney will do. It&rsquo;s always been this way for Republicans. Anyone who doubts that needs to watch the video below.&nbsp;</p> <div>The media frequently reports on right-wing and GOP voter suppression efforts, but they rarely acknowledge the root cause &ndash; Republicans do better when fewer people vote. This is the driving force behind the GOP&rsquo;s draconian voter ID laws and efforts to limit early voting, voter registration drives, and provisional voting.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The right wing and GOP have <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/29/121029fa_fact_mayer">whipped up hysteria around voter fraud</a>, which is <a href="http://votingrights.news21.com/article/election-fraud/">virtually non-existent</a>, in order to justify roadblocks to voting for millions of Americans. I&rsquo;ll let <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Weyrich">Paul Weyrich</a> explain why.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Weyrich is widely regarded as the &ldquo;founding father of the conservative movement.&rdquo; He founded ALEC and co-founded the Heritage Foundation, Moral Majority, Council for National Policy, and Free Congress Foundation, among others.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Speaking more than 30 years ago at a right-wing conference in Dallas, Weyrich set out the case for voter suppression. The right-wing and GOP are still acting on it to this day.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://youtu.be/pN7IB-d7Hfw">Watch</a>: <center><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pN7IB-d7Hfw"></iframe></center> <blockquote> <div>"I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."</div> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Josh Glasstetter ALEC C4 Elections Heritage Foundation Moral Majority Paul Weyrich voter suppression Voting Council for National Policy Free Congress Foundation Fighting the Right 41448 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:56:03 -0400 Voting Neal Boortz's Tea Party GOTV Strategy: Bribe Your Neighbors http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/neal-boortzs-tea-party-gotv-strategy-bribe-your-neighbors <p>After <a href="http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/public-schools-denounced-tea-party-rally-tampa-blamed-election-barack-obama">blaming</a> "government schools"&nbsp;for bringing America &ldquo;to the point that a man like Barack Obama could be sworn in as president of the United States," conservative radio host Neal Boortz <a href="http://youtu.be/qawevMaRpiY">told </a>attendees at the Tea Party Unity Rally that the "Democrats, the looters, the moochers, [and] the parasites" were all going to vote to give themselves "access to your pocket."&nbsp; </p> <p>As such, it was vitally important for every Tea Party activist and Republican to find somebody who shares their views but who does not normally vote and convince them to vote in this election ... even if you need to bribe 'em: </p> <p align="center"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qawevMaRpiY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Kyle Mantyla Neal Boortz Tea Party Unity Rally Voting Fighting the Right 40845 Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:58:13 -0400 Voting