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VIDEO: Young People Fight Back Against Voter Suppression in Ohio (Original Post) WilliamPitt Nov 2012 OP
Taking back our country. Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #1
Oh Noes!!! The New Black Panther Party!!! Run For The Hills!!! ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2012 #2
Oh it's here. Glad to see you're not watching FoxNews. Barack_America Nov 2012 #3
Now that's what I'm talkin about GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #4
We Vote, We Win! AzDar Nov 2012 #5
Love Jasirix. Here's another short video from him (THE RACE) OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #6
Hell yeah!! one_voice Nov 2012 #7
Awesome stuff. JBoy Nov 2012 #8
Raised all kinda Cane alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #10
GOP Nightmare, Right There alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #9
Fuck and Yes.... thank you so much for this william. nt seabeyond Nov 2012 #11
Lookin' good in da neighborhood! Way to go! Window Nov 2012 #12
Fucking awesome! Politicub Nov 2012 #13
Great stuff! n/t Digital Puppy Nov 2012 #14
What gets me is when you see a neighborhood like this represented by a Republican.... Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #15
Makes me Proud formercia Nov 2012 #16
Our kids are terrific! Left coast liberal Nov 2012 #17
HUGE K & R !!! WillyT Nov 2012 #18
I don't understand what the board of election was thinking. LisaL Nov 2012 #19
KNR! Cha Nov 2012 #20
Young, Black, Informed, and Registered To Vote Caeser67 Nov 2012 #21
Hell yeah! See it and weep, you f*cking scumbag racist Repukes... Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #27
that's some serious tolerant love you're spewing out there ChillZilla Nov 2012 #29
But can you say that with a smile? countryjake Nov 2012 #30
funny ChillZilla Nov 2012 #31
Ain't a damn thing funny about bringin' Jim Crow back... countryjake Nov 2012 #38
I was talking about the giant smiley face ChillZilla Nov 2012 #39
Believe it or not, I'm usually a very tolerant and patient person. Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #34
Awesome stuff EileenFB Nov 2012 #22
All hands on deck! Yes! countryjake Nov 2012 #23
I love this. Liberalynn Nov 2012 #24
YES! MynameisBlarney Nov 2012 #25
Wonderful! silverweb Nov 2012 #26
This is not voter suppression ChillZilla Nov 2012 #28
That was the front of the building. Quixote1818 Nov 2012 #33
+1! Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #37
In view of unprecedented Republican attempts at voter Surya Gayatri Nov 2012 #36
Never surrender. NGU AtomicKitten Nov 2012 #32
Glad to see those good people keeping them honest! Yay! eom ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #35
Agree 1,000% Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #40
Excellent to see RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #41

Barack_America

(28,876 posts)
3. Oh it's here. Glad to see you're not watching FoxNews.
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:02 PM
Nov 2012

I came across their "black panther guy in Philly, ZOMG!" on Google News. One guy (holding doors open for people) at one polling place in one city...that's their main story today.

OneGrassRoot

(23,005 posts)
6. Love Jasirix. Here's another short video from him (THE RACE)
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:08 PM
Nov 2012

The Race (PSA) - Jasiri X
by jasirix


One candidate's father was not born in America
He came here and got on welfare even scarier
His religion is different not Christian like the tradition
Plus he went to Harvard for law and business now listen
This might shock you so I'm gonna say it calmly
That candidates name is Mitt Romney
But out of his own mouth he was first to mention it
Nobody ever asked to see his birth certificate
Now is this just coincidence?
Or is because of what the color of his pigment is
Is this a incident of benefit
Cause of the skin he's in he automatically a citizen
Even though his father was a Mexican immigrant
Who was once a part of those 47 percentages
A lesson to the ignorant this place that we're living in
Your race can be a privilege, point blank period
Now go vote

 

alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)
9. GOP Nightmare, Right There
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:14 PM
Nov 2012

DJ from Cleveland State? His vote counts just as much as Rush Limbaugh's or Mitt Romney's. Some in the Republican party can't accept that. It's why people like Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham are really going to go after the conservative extremists after this election: they know that Obama changed the voting culture, and that they're increasingly at risk if folks like this organize and vote.

The ironic and almost delicious thing is that this is also Karl Rove's legacy. He engineered the greatest disenfranchisement campaign in modern American history in 2004, and the GOP is going to be suffering the effects of that for many cycles.

 

Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)
15. What gets me is when you see a neighborhood like this represented by a Republican....
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:19 PM
Nov 2012

People say, "How did that happen?" and it turns out they held the election in an off year in spring and it didn't get any media play except on local Right Wing Hate Radio.

There are also city council members who are Republican but don't declare their party and use blue on their campaign posters.

formercia

(18,479 posts)
16. Makes me Proud
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:25 PM
Nov 2012

To see all of these young people, waiting in the Cold for their chance to be heard.

No apathy, Baby.

LisaL

(45,039 posts)
19. I don't understand what the board of election was thinking.
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:36 PM
Nov 2012

They know people will come in with absentee ballots, because OH rules allow voters to bring in ballots on the election day into board of elections. And yet they lock the doors?
Good for voters to not take no for answer, but that shouldn't have happened at all.

 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
27. Hell yeah! See it and weep, you f*cking scumbag racist Repukes...
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:45 PM
Nov 2012

Your days are numbered and the count down to your demise has started!

 

ChillZilla

(56 posts)
29. that's some serious tolerant love you're spewing out there
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:46 PM
Nov 2012

gonna bring a lot of people into the fold with that attitude.

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
38. Ain't a damn thing funny about bringin' Jim Crow back...
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:15 AM
Nov 2012

and the methods that sleazebag groups like True the Vote have used to attempt to disenfranchise the poor, minorities, the working class of our country are so incredibly intolerant, it clearly exposes them as the racist, bigoted bastards that they are. We have long-standing voter's rights laws that were enacted to prevent things like door-locking or intimidation of any sort at our polling places so any and all attempts to discourage voters MUST be acted on!

 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
34. Believe it or not, I'm usually a very tolerant and patient person.
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:08 PM
Nov 2012

But, damn it to hell, enough is enough already! And furthermore, I don't generally use that kind of language, which means I'm really not pleased.

In any case, how many Repukes are trolling around here to see if the atmosphere is to their liking, in view of signing up?

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
23. All hands on deck! Yes!
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:00 PM
Nov 2012

Hoodie vote gettin' it done in O-H-I-O. The Vote Mob has got it down!

http://allhandsondeck.net/

Thanks Will, I hadn't seen this new vid.

 

ChillZilla

(56 posts)
28. This is not voter suppression
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:45 PM
Nov 2012

It's someone that locked the wrong door; people could still, *gasp*, walk around the building to the front. The horror!

Plus Jesse Jackson was there for the event! Are we living in fantasyland?

If this is held up as "voter suppression" be prepared to be ignored when real voter suppression actually happens. Crying wolf is not helpful.

I'm sorry but this is very irritating. Stop finding a conspiracy where none exists. Save your outrage for the truth.


Quixote1818

(29,283 posts)
33. That was the front of the building.
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 07:15 PM
Nov 2012


In other parts of the video you can see everyone going in to vote earlier in the day. If the front doors are locked do you really think people will think the back doors are open?


But I know what you are saying. Practically every time I go to the grocery store someone accidentally locks all the front doors.
 

Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)
36. In view of unprecedented Republican attempts at voter
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:18 PM
Nov 2012

dissuasion, discouragement and suppression, a bit of over-reaction might be considered as perfectly natural.

Give the bastards an inch and they'll take friggin' ten miles.

Eternal vigilance is the price of a democracy.

 

RoccoR5955

(12,471 posts)
41. Excellent to see
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:19 AM
Nov 2012

that there are some young activists out there fighting for EVERYONE'S rights.
We need that in a big way.
No more money ruling our elections.
It's supposed to be a government by WE THE PEOPLE, not them, the corporations!

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