Tag: influencing elections

It’s about keeping power, baby!

Hal has a post dealing with the AG telling state AGs to enforce laws as they see fit in which several commenters pointed out that this was a terrible idea. Well, the reason it is terrible is simply that it leads to stuff like this:

The Obama administration is set to announce another major delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act, easing election pressure on Democrats.

As early as this week, according to two sources, the White House will announce a new directive allowing insurers to continue offering health plans that do not meet ObamaCare’s minimum coverage requirements.

Prolonging the “keep your plan” fix will avoid another wave of health policy cancellations otherwise expected this fall.
The cancellations would have created a firestorm for Democratic candidates in the last, crucial weeks before Election Day.

The White House is intent on protecting its allies in the Senate, where Democrats face a battle to keep control of the chamber.

“I don’t see how they could have a bunch of these announcements going out in September,” one consultant in the health insurance industry said. “Not when they’re trying to defend the Senate and keep their losses at a minimum in the House. This is not something to have out there right before the election.”

Have no doubt that when Holder tells the AGs to use their discretion, what he means is for them to let their political views taint their decisions. He is lying when he says otherwise, and the way he has run the DOJ and this WH has been doing things should leave zero doubt in anyone’s mind that is what is going on.

The left plays for keeps. They cheat, steal, and will kill to win, and they do not care whom they have to steamroll to stay in power. These narcissistic scumbags may pretend to be doing things for the people, but only a fool would believe their charade. It’s about their power: keeping and growing it.

At this point it will only be the most deluded and stupid of people that think Obamacare has any redeeming qualities to it. It is a giant “fuck you” to everyone, including the people it portends to be helping the most. The left knows it is a disaster and will do far more damage than any incidental good that will come from it, and the way they have manipulated the rules to avoid paying at the polls should make that abundantly clear.

We live in a banana republic where the powerful are screwing us all over while pretending to do things to help the least well off amongst us. The reality on the ground, that the rich are getting richer, the poor, poorer, and the number of people voting for a living rather than working for one, are getting bigger, gets downplayed, or outright ignored, by a lying DNC propaganda machine pretending to be an independent media. That’s the change Obama promised us. Those of you that didn’t see that coming are even bigger fools than you think you are now that you can no longer pretend otherwise. The left cares only about power, and the idiots that don’t see that are screwing us all over.

Battlespace preparation for 2014-2016 has started in earnest

There must be an election coming, because the class/race/gender warriors are hard at work fabricating a faux-crisis that will bring out the vote for them. Here is the problem in a gist: The SCOTUS told the DOJ that last June that federal “preclearance” under Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act had outlived its usefulness in states where black and white voter registration and participation rates are roughly equal. No more favoritism. But Obama’s DOJ can’t risk having states decide that they do not want to let the feds make it easy for democrats to rig elections. After all, denying dead people, illegals, criminals, and the people that like to vote multiple times in the same election their rights is something detrimental to the democratic party. So Holder is filing a whole bunch of lawsuits he knows will go nowhere, but will give the left a lot of leverage to pretend that the people fighting the suits are doing so because they are evil racists/sexists/rich overlords. Check this out:

One claim is that North Carolina’s shorter early voting period will have a more pronounced impact on African Americans, who made up 23% of registered voters in North Carolina in 2012 and cast 29% of early ballots. But while the state reduced the number of days for early voting, it maintained the number of total hours for early voting. That change maintains ample time for voters to cast a ballot but reduces the burden on county election officials who have to man early voting sites in the run-up to Election Day.

Nobody can play as dirty as democrats can, but your average serf isn’t even bright enough to catch on to that fact. It’s Alinksy’s rules on steroids. Every time you hear one of these scumbags talking about how evil, racist, greedy, or whatever America is, remember that nobody does as much as they do to create and maintain that illusion.

Fair Or Foul?

Trolling the interwebs is like a bad car jacking, a circuitous route ensues, then you end up in the bad section of town with no idea how you got there. Afterwards all you can think of is a hot shower. I found this leftest rant about a CEO who sent all his employees a form email putting them on notice that if Obama is elected all their jobs are in jeopardy. I will link to it here just as a point of reference, but be warned, you will end up feeling dirty and will regret the wasting 2 minutes of your life. This guy literally hit a grand slam, getting racism, class warfare, trutherism, and a shot at religion (invoking the lazy “What would Jesus Do” then wishing for the guys murder, like Jesus would be all for that), all into one of the stupidest wastes of bandwidth I have ever read.

But I was intrigued, especially seeing his family (with all those kids he must be Mormon) decked out in opulence. I had to get to the bottom of this:

On Monday, [CEO David Siegel] sent an e-mail to all 7,000 employees of privately-held Westgate Resorts, many of them in the battleground state of Florida, warning them their jobs are at risk if the president is re-elected.

“The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration,” he said in the e-mail. …

“If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company,” he says in the nearly 1,400-word e-mail. “Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.”

Although I don’t usually like union style thuggery of influencing votes, I had to admit, what he said was pretty accurate. And really, isn’t he being a good boss by keeping employees appraised of possible influences that events can goes? He isn’t telling his employees who to vote for, he couldn’t find out even if he wanted to so their protected right is safe, but I’m not getting what all the hub bub is about.

A head of a company in the business of making a profit, telling his employees that a hindrance to that profit will be higher taxation (although if Obama is to be taken at his word {cough,cough} he did say he wants to lower the corporate tax rate, but this still leaves all those Obamacare taxes, so never mind) thus taking more money out of the company to pay the higher rate, that this loss will most definitely affect future growth and it may even affect the sustainability of the company as is, meaning layoffs might occur. What is he saying that is wrong?

Even though some have posited that since there is no demand for goods and no one to purchase those goods, taxes don’t matter, high/low or in between, that the middle class has no demand for the goods or services. Of course this is nonsense, but the opinion is still out there.

This guy runs a chain of hotels/condos. I assume business is good since he has so many employees and he lives in a mansion. Obviously there exists a demand for what he offers and people are buying his services. Since he runs the company I can only assume he has a handle on what economic factors would enhance/grow his business, and what would do just the opposite.

I do think he has an obligation to enumerate the specific taxes and government encumbrances he is talking about, but providing an econ 101 lesson to his employees does not strike me as out of line, they are still free to heed or ignore the email.

But the whole trip was worth it just for all the discomfort it caused to the other side.