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When you don’t have the votes, what can you do?

Yesterday we ended a post with “Stay alert.” Today we see why. The Tea Party, though not a registered political entity, it is clearly a party of the people. The Democratic party, on the other hand, is the party of the government, the governments party. It wasn’t always so. It is now. That’s why tyranny is at the gate.

For what is tyranny but government of the government, by the government and for the government. That fairly well defines the Democratic party today.

The two most powerful unions in the country are the Teacher’s and the SEIU. Both are unions of government workers. Both are solid, solid Democrat. We have seen SEIU coercion at the polling place. From 1996-2008 their political contributions went 96% to Democrats. Donations from the teacher’s NEA from 1989 to 2010 ytd went 93% to Democrats. This is as you might expect for those whose careers are as employees of government. Republicans are for downsizing your employer. Democrats are for enlarging government, expanding your opportunities, your benefits and in recent years even your wages.

Politicians in power decide the voting laws that will keep them in power. It’s left to employees of government to monitor the voting laws. It’s SEIU members who are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the voting machinery. It is government workers who monitor eligibility of voters to vote. It is government workers who mail out the absentee ballots and it’s government workers who process the ballots when they return. The vast majority of government workers are honest, but they do have a conflict of interest and there are many opportunities for fraud. Some have and will continue to fail their duty. See the examples below.

Community organizing is about controlling the vote. Some tyrants are already inside the gate. Stay alert!

1. “Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.

Ferrara said she wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.” Read the full article here.

2. “Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid’s name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members.” Read the full article here

3. “Two days ago, the Democratic Secretary of State announced that voters can be provided “free food” at “voter turnout events.” Harry Reid has been offering free food and, according to other reports, some Democratic allies such as teachers’ unions are offering gift cards in return for a vote for Reid.

Before we were even able to document the reported infractions to report to the authorities, the Democrat Secretary of State slammed the door shut on preventing this behavior and issued a public statement permitting these ACORN-style tactics. THESE are the kinds of shenanigans that can turn this race.” Read the full article here.

South Carolina
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.

“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row.” Read the full article here.

October 26, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — This year marks the first Illinois election that any registered voter can cast their ballot by mail, no excuses necessary. Even as the deadline for those ballots to be postmarked nears, problems are brewing.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote. Read the full article here.


The Age of Obama

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the fastest growing labor union in North America and second in size only to the teachers National Educational Association (NEA). While unions like the AFL sit across the table from private industry employers the SEIU sits across the table from the US Government. When Democrats are in power there is but one side to the table.

On May 16, the SEIU and the National Peoples Action (NPA) group joined hands to organize and transport 14 busloads of people from Washington DC to the Maryland home of Greg Baer, an executive in the employ of Bank of America.

Some 500 in number, they trampled his lawn and blocked the doorway to his home chanting “greed”. Mr Baer’s 14 year old son, home alone, was frightened they might break in. He locked himself in the bathroom in fear and called his dad.

The invaders had no permit to demonstrate. There were no police to preserve order. There was no regular press to record the event. That was all according to plan. But there was one thing the organizers did not count on: Fortune Magazine’s Nina Easton happened to live next door. She photographed and reported the event.


Ms. Easton asked SEIU spokesman Stephen Lerner to comment. His chilling response was “People in powerful corporations seem to think they can insulate themselves from the damage they are doing,” By that statement he was claiming a right to organize an army to harass and intimidate any business man he deemed to be “damaging”.

The Washington DC police had assisted with an escort and safe passage for the demonstrators to the limit of their jurisdiction. They preserved the clandestine nature of the operation by omitting any notification to Maryland police of the approaching 14 bus parade. No local police were present to escort Mr. Baer through the insult hurling crowd on his property as he sought to reach his son, or to free his property from the aggressors.

Personal and sometimes violent intimidation were once familiar tactics used by labor unions in America. These same sort of tactics for gaining and holding power are among the means urged by Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals. Freedom from such tyranny is an inalienable human right. The first role of government is to protect its citizens against attack from within or from without. However, the work of our President was to teach community organizations like the Chicago based NPA on how to gain power by employing such tactics. “Houston – We have a problem”.

Random Thots will have more to say on this issue in future posts. When a union turns thuggish at the same time that it heads the most frequent visitor list at the White House there is more to it than one mangle lawn and one frightened young boy.

Bob B

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