It’s the old smallpox-in-the-blanket routine. This apparently is a comically, disarming sales gimmick meant to cast Mississippi’s neo-confederate voting restrictions as minority-friendly. Mr. Haney, I mean Secretary Hosemann, is still trying to favorably portray an ice-to-the-Eskimos- purchase, $1.5 million and counting to stop non-existent in-person voter fraud. Mr. Haney says that Mississippians can use driver’s licenses that are 10 years old, but that’s not what the neo-confederate devils wrote into the details of the law, smuggled-in law via a Trojan-horse initiative. And how long after Obama is out office do you think it will be before Mr. Haney is demanding strict adherence to the law and the neo-confederates add more birth-certificate-type requirements to obtain the “free” photo ID? Why photo ID? Just look at the lower-voting effect of these type laws on black and young people in Kansas and Tennessee.* For the shrewd confidence man, Mr. Haney, advancing voting constrictions is money in the bank (job security). Beautiful Mr. Haney, disenfranchisement wrapped in a voter-integrity blanket.
Oh, and below is the white version of the commercial that Hosemann ran, the forerunner of the ad he ran coincidently matching Cochran’s black appeal campaign. Funny how the Secretary of State’s office ran a black version of the ad to appeal to the voting segment most negatively impacted by the voting changes, a segment which could prove to be pivotal to Cochran’s re-election, if Tea Partier’s Chris McDaniel’s supporters, Cochran’s primary opponent, staged a protest campaign in the general election. Apparently using a black woman in the ad proves that the law couldn’t possibly be harmful to minorities.
*Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by blacks, young
Chris McDaniel, 2014 Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate, may be the best thing for Mississippi. At long last Mississippi would be able to end its secret lover (Strom Thurmanesque) relationship with the federal government.
McDaniel would back Utah Sen. Mike “Laughing Stock” Lee
Well paid clowns running interference for the insurance companies
the next time Republicans decide to shut the government down (like the Tea Party shutdown/Republican employment plan which idled thousands of Utah workers) as a way of showing how they would be willing to widen the doughnut hole for seniors (a hole which Obamacare closes) for freedom’s sake.
Oh, the government is too large, the constitutional conservatives say, so no one should have a problem with cutting farm subsidies and letting the free market work in Mississippi, right? And, by ending this affair that the people have with their government, Mississippi could help stop the government from forcing insurance companies to allow Mississippians to keep their children on their health policies until they’re 26 or to accept people with pre-existing conditions.
Yes, Republicans are ideal for America because they know that nothing fails like all that government and/or labor involvement in the market. Just look at those wretched Singaporeans, Japanese and Germans with their economies in total free-fall, totally un-American.
Both Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, who are Republicans who want to be one of Mississippi’s Senators for the next 6 years feature anti-ObamaCare rhetoric in their campaign ads. Based on that you can be sure that regular Mississippi Republicans don’t know that
- No longer can previous illness or risk for future illness prevent an individual from obtaining health insurance.
- Lifetime limits on essential medical expenses are eliminated;
- Insurers are prohibited from dropping your coverage or raising your premiums if you get sick
- Insurance companies that fail to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care must refund the difference to consumers
- Women can no longer be charged more than men for individual coverage
- Seniors get prescription drug help through the closing of the doughnut hole over the next 10 years
- Insurance plans will have to offer preventive care at no out-of-pocket costs
So why don’t everyday Mississippi Republicans know these things? Because Fox News didn’t tell them and although they live in a Red state, figuratively, for you Matrix fans, they have chosen the blue pill. The shame is that many people who vote Republican and receive government assistance and Mississippi is full of them, don’t know that the people for whom they vote see them as bugs who will come out of the woodwork when they see that they have access to healthcare.
I saw this interview and wondered what the heck is he talking about.
This sent me into a tussle with Mark Levin’s explanation of constitutional conservatism. Those who attack progress and celebrate and long for a return to primitive America, the America of the “Founding Fathers” where Social Security and Medicare didn’t exist and there was no EPA seem to be in love with the America that existed before there was this, in their terms, great “Leviathan” know as today’s American government with an FLSA and government mandates for clean water and meat inspections. “Constitutional Conservatives” feel that America and the states individually for that matter have too much regulation even when it comes to fair and transparent employment practices in government in places like Mississippi where you have to run to the local paper and yell Don’t Privatize State Government.
But to get into the belly of the beast maybe we should have
A critique of one of Mark Levin’s (who is a Constitutional Conservative) Monologues
Odd how this appears to be just another way of running interference for the oligarchs under the guise of being for the common man.