Voter Suppression efforts in full swing

howeda7

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This was 100 years ago, but we're still going to have armed white people at polls tomorrow trying to intimidate black people from voting. Sad.

On November 2, 1920, African American residents of Ocoee, Florida, went out to cast their ballots in the presidential election -- no small task at the time.

In the decades since Reconstruction, Florida politics had been dominated by White Southern Democrats, who fought to preserve slavery in the 1850s and had since obstructed African Americans from exercising their constitutional rights through violence, intimidation and legislation.

But in the run-up to the 1920 election, Black people in Ocoee were registering to vote in droves -- a reality that threatened the grip of white supremacy, wrote Paul Ortiz, a history professor at the University of Florida, in a 2010 essay.

"State and local officials -- along with the Ku Klux Klan -- understood that white supremacy was in trouble," Ortiz wrote. "They responded mercilessly."

According to several histories of the massacre, it started when Moses Norman, a prominent Black landowner in the Ocoee community, turned up to the polls and attempted to cast his ballot.
Norman was turned away by poll workers who told him that he hadn't properly registered or paid the poll tax, according to a 2014 article in the Florida Historical Quarterly. So he took the issue to a prominent Orlando lawyer and Republican Senate candidate, who advised that Norman return and demand he be allowed to exercise his right to vote.

Norman returned, with some reports indicating that he had a gun with him as he went up to the poll workers and others saying that White people found the gun in his car. Ultimately, he was again driven away by White residents and went to take refuge at the house of his friend July Perry, another prominent Black man in the community.

 

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Biden is proposing raising some taxes all or part-way (in the case of the corporate tax) back to what they were 4 years ago. Overall taxes would still be lower than 2016. And the right is making it sound like it's an unprecedented increase.
We’re supposed to ignore the fact that those tax increases won’t pay for all the lefty legislation that Biden wants to pass. Not even close. So who gets taxed next?

You can’t pay for those socialist programs without taxing the middle class.
 

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We’re supposed to ignore the fact that those tax increases won’t pay for all the lefty legislation that Biden wants to pass. Not even close. So who gets taxed next?

You can’t pay for those socialist programs without taxing the middle class.
Suddenly you care about paying for things? Pay for it like Trump and the GOP, the king of debt! Besides most of those things that you have so scared won't pass.
 

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This was 100 years ago, but we're still going to have armed white people at polls tomorrow trying to intimidate black people from voting. Sad.
You are a racist and a complete joke. You are a perfect example of what is most wrong in our Country today.
 

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Suddenly you care about paying for things? Pay for it like Trump and the GOP, the king of debt! Besides most of those things that you have so scared won't pass.
Yeah, Republicans spend too much too, but not like drunken sailors.
 

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They blow up the debt far worse. And then lie and say they're the party of fiscal responsibility (and Jesus.)
Yeah, Nancy wants $3.4 trillion and you ignore it.

Republicans are the only thing standing between too much spending and insane spending Democrats.
 

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Yeah, Nancy wants $3.4 trillion and you ignore it.

Republicans are the only thing standing between too much spending and insane spending Democrats.
Tax and Spend vs. Borrow and Spend. Both bad. One's worse. And one side lies about it.

I'd gladly trade the House for the Senate and the Presidency. We function best when the R's control the House but the Dems control everything else. Then the R's pretend to care about spending instead of being massive hypocrites.
 

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Tax and Spend vs. Borrow and Spend. Both bad. One's worse. And one side lies about it.
Dems want to spend if far larger amounts on terrible ideas and government programs. And it’s not close. I understand that you want to ignore that.
 

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Serious question: Are you stupid?
Oh great. The great critic has shown up.

Comments on others’ opinions, but rarely on things that will put his opinion on the line.

Jake, go over to the prediction thread and tell us who wins and in what states.

Impart your wisdom on us instead of just taking pot shots. Stick your neck out for a change.
 

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Oh great. The great critic has shown up.

Comments on others’ opinions, but rarely on things that will put his opinion on the line.

Jake, go over to the prediction thread and tell us who wins and in what states.

Impart your wisdom on us instead of just taking pot shots. Stick your neck out for a change.
I just did. I said you are full of shit about Rs being at all fiscally better than D’s. Drunken sailors would be a step up from this year. But take a history lesson. You need it.
 

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I just did. I said you are full of shit about Rs being at all fiscally better than D’s. Drunken sailors would be a step up from this year. But take a history lesson. You need it.
Let’s hear your election predictions?

Not some opinion on my opinion. Have an opinion on something measurable.

You’re the best critic on nebulous stuff.
 

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I notice there's never a thing posted here about the voter suppression involved with the production of these horrendously false and erroneous "polls" that are out there to stifle enthusiasm for GOP voters. Hmmmmm....
 

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Republicans can't stop saying the quiet part out loud: if more people vote, it's bad for them

 
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