Think about it…make voting in elections mandatory. Using the examples of Argentina and Venezuela (who by the way impose fines or imprisonment for not complying), President Obama floated the idea to a group in a Cleveland town hall that included young people who seemed oblivious to the notion of their Government forcing them to act. Scary. Obama mentioned Australia in his speech for touting how compulsory voting is a success; but according to statistics in a 2013 BBCNews report, people would rather pay the fine, not bother to register or simply submit a blank ballot during elections. The opposite effect the law intended.
So let’s ponder this suggestion of our current sitting President for just a moment. The same man who had no problem when his campaign was able to raise $1 billion for his reelection, has decided to criticize and blame Republicans for the money they raised in the 2012 campaign. With the support of the left leaning media, the constant attacks on Republican donors like the Koch brothers seem to negate the fact that liberal/progressive donors such as Tom Steyer, George Soros or SEIU unions far exceed the donations of their competition. Why the hypocritical stance? Why use this as the excuse to ponder mandatory voting laws?
The left didn’t have a problem with money infiltrating campaigns until the Citizens United case in front of the Supreme Court. Because the SCOTUS voted in favor of Citizens United, Obama went on the attack of the justices who voted against his ideology; even chastising them in front of Congress and guests at the State of the Union address in 2010. Yet two years later, he and the left wing media boasted about how $1 billion was raised for his campaign.
Basically, the Democrat party has been taken over by the liberal/progressive wing which believes their way of doing things trump all. If you don’t believe in big government, then you are against the working poor. If you are pro-life, then you are waging a war on women. If you stand for your faith, then you are a religious fanatic who hates people in general. If you believe in the concept of traditional marriage, then you are anti-gay. If you don’t like the policies of this POTUS, then you are racist.
There is “no working across the isles” anymore and the notion that because Republicans gained control of Congress in 2015; there would somehow be a mea culpa from Obama and he would work with Republicans to the center on issues is a lost cause. Instead, Obama has moved more to the left; leaving out the Independents and moderate Democrats who voted to reelect him in 2012.
The Democrats so far have only Hillary Clinton to rally around. Clinton was the speaker box for the single payer system. Clinton believes in big government. If Republican candidates or journalists question her motives or actions the next claim by liberals will be you are a sexist.
Make no mistake, the only reason Obama floats the idea of mandatory voting is because he knows his recent executive orders on illegals will ensure votes. Obama tried to use the tried and failed “voter suppression” lie to explain why his base didn’t show up in 2014, but as the elections of 2012 proved, the states with voter ID laws saw the largest numbers of Democratic voters at the polls.
This is a strategy that the left will ramp up for the 2016 Presidential race. If you thought the radical rantings of Democrats and the liberal media was bad in 2012 (like claiming Romney killed a woman or hates dogs) then you ain’t seen nothing yet!