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Obama Campaign Checks IDs; Poor, Minorities Hardest Hit

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:07 pm

No ID, no entry:

President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign checked the identification of the supporters attending Obama’s “framing” event at Cuyahoga Community College today. The 1,500 supporters in attendance picked up tickets at campaign offices in Northeast Ohio beginning on Monday, though tickets to the event made no mention of an ID requirement.

Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaign’s Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporter’s identification at the door. “We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out,” she said. “We did this for every person who came in.”

Fascists! Why does Obama hate the poor and minorities?

Thanks to dana.

16 Responses to “Obama Campaign Checks IDs; Poor, Minorities Hardest Hit”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (feda6b)

  2. I’m sure that AG Eric Holder will dress down his boss on this issue. Those poor donors were disenfranchised. /s

    Hal (7389b0)

  3. these obama people and their unalloyed hypocrisy make me sick to where I feel like I’m gonna throw up all over the place and stay in bed all day tomorrow and not get up except maybe for ice cream

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  4. Racists.

    AZ Bob (1c9631)

  5. The oddest thing about the left is its whole “the most important thing is the right to vote” argument when illegal votes negate the rights of citizens.

    The only thing I can think is this argument is solely meant to allow Democrats to cheat in elections.

    There is no other logical explanation regardless of protests to the contrary.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  6. How can the Obama campaign implement Jim Crow poll taxes tactics, this is so un-American.

    Sanmon (98e434)

  7. The only thing I can think is this argument is solely meant to allow Democrats to cheat in elections.

    Of course. Because when it comes to really important things, like the Massachusetts Democratic party rigging their anti-democratic selection process to foist Elizabeth Warren on an unwilling electorate, or protecting what Democrats for some inexplicable reason think is Obama’s leg-tingle generating sweet body, ID is required.

    Steve57 (c441a6)

  8. The poor and minorities — which in Democrat land are synonymous (or symbiotic, or simpatico, or something) by the way — A) don’t make campaign contributions (they exist to hold out their hands, not to take out their wallets don’tcha know); and, B) are considered to be “in the tank” for Teh One already (he ain’t got time to preach to no damn choir!).

    Icy (95c5f7)

  9. The oddest thing about the left is its whole “the most important thing is the right to vote” argument when illegal votes negate the rights of citizens.

    They don’t believe that. To lefties, voting is a ritual, and it’s vitally important for people to perform it regardless of its effect. It’s not a means to an end, it’s an end in itself. And so important is it that all eligible people perform this ritual that everybody should be encouraged to perform it; better that it be performed in vain by some people than that some miss out on performing it. Indeed, performing it in vain, either because one has already fulfilled ones obligation or because one is not obligated in the first place, is not so terrible after all.

    Think of it perhaps as Catholics do taking communion, or as Jews do putting on tefillin (for men). Yes, non-Catholics shouldn’t take communion, and non-Jewish men (or Jewish boys under 13) shouldn’t wear tefillin, but it’s not really all that terrible if they do, at least in some members’ eyes, and in those members’ eyes it’s worth risking that happening, or even accepting the certainty of it happening, if the alternative is that someone obligated will not fulfill that obligation.

    So your claim that allowing an alien to vote negates a citizen’s vote makes no sense to them. You’re treating voting only as a means to the end of determining the democratic will of the electorate, and that’s not how they see it at all. If the purpose of voting is merely to find out whom more eligible voters want to represent them, then uninformed people and people without strong opinions ought to be discouraged from voting, and there ought to be barriers to voting such as (fairly designed administered) literacy and numeracy tests. To lefties that is anathema. To merely mention the possibility brands one as a racist and a heretic.

    Milhouse (312124)

  10. Take a crumpled-up cble bill. Hey – it’s good enough for the polls.

    Space Cockroach (8096f2)

  11. #9 Milhouse, your first paragraph is insightful, and it stands on its own. I agree with it. Your second paragraph, in my opinion is not helpful. No offense is offered.

    felipe (3cc5df)

  12. #11, felipe, In what way is it not helpful? Did I get the Catholic attitude to communion wrong? I know that non-Catholics are not supposed to take it, but am I mistaken in thinking that Catholics are supposed to take it? Or that some might think it so important to include all Catholics that they would encourage everyone to join the queue, and be willing to take the risk that some of them might not be eligible?

    Milhouse (312124)

  13. If the Catholic analogy is not apt, then substitute another one of your own. I just reached for two examples, especially because most people won’t have a clue about the Jewish one.

    Milhouse (312124)

  14. oh boy! teh milhouse
    regaling all with tales of
    others’ religion

    Colonel Haiku (7c3fd4)

  15. IF teh Left had a lick of sense, they’d realize just how damaging this avalanche of security leaks out of this White House is and will continue to be. Lives have been lost, operations compromised, affected allies don’t trust us and will stop working with us. So much more damaging than “Watergate”.

    But, as many of us know, liberals don’t “embarrass easy”.

    Colonel Haiku (7c3fd4)

  16. If minorities without ID can vote but can’t get into an Obama campaign activity, what about illegals who are essentially no longer illegal?

    Or will the emperor make another executive order that they can vote with or without ID, as long as they pull the big lever with the “D” by it.

    If I knew making executive orders was so easy, I would have ran for President a long time ago.

    I would have even let you folks make recommendations (but not Mr. Surls, because he would want to jail or deport all men with hair less than 3/4″ long).

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

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