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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Twinkie-meister: First Amendement for Obama Opponents = Bull Connor

Oliver "The Twinkie-Meister" Willis compares these Obama Opponents to Bull Connor / George Wallace. (Nevermind the harsh truth that both were Democrats; facts are to be ignored.)

Check out the video on his post and you'll see individuals respecting the laws regarding the distance they must stay away from a polling place, voicing their opinions in accordance with the First Amendment.



One of the things you'll notice is an Obama supporter also standing in the throng of people voicing their opinions. I wonder if he's Bull Connor, too? (It's also interesting that he says he's voting for Obama because Obama is a veteran. There's your informed Obama voter for you!)

They aren't blocking the doors... they aren't imposing Democrat Party poll taxes or reading tests. They're just shouting their opinions and it's unlikely that any of their shouting will change anyone's mind.

What are they so upset about? Well, the fact that the Obama campaign convinced the local election board to open the polling place on a day when they are not normally open. Why did they do it? Because the Obamessiah was in town for a rally and they didn't want people to lose that "thrill in their leg" and forget who to vote for.

Is it really an "emergency" that Obama was in town and they wanted to get those attending the rally into the voting booth immediately? Ummmm, no.

I wonder if polling places throughout the state were opened at the same time. I doubt it, but the question of equal access to the polling place is an interesting one to pose to the FEC. (Not that it will matter, since keeping the polls open late in St Louis city is a common practice to ensure that the Dems can find enough votes each and every election.)


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (4)
Kelly J. Johnson said...

Your Twinkie-Meister comment is a perfect display of your lack of character. I'm glad you got that out of the way first so everyone would know who they're reading. Typical conservative class.

Sean said...

Nevermind the harsh truth that both were Democrats; facts are to be ignored.

Nevermind the harsh truth that the Democratic party of 45 years ago is significantly different that the party now, the racists having moved to the welcoming arms of the Republicans. Facts are to be ignored.

Willis was commenting on the attitudes expressed by the individuals. Trying to turn it into a apple/oranges comparison of the political parties doesn't really serve you well.

Sean said...

Well, the fact that the Obama campaign convinced the local election board to open the polling place on a day when they are not normally open.

Got any support for this "fact". No. Of course not. "Facts are to be ignored."

I wonder if polling places throughout the state were opened at the same time.

Yeah, keep wondering. Don't bother to actually, y'know, check. Because finding out what the facts actually are might get in the way. "Facts are to be ignored."

Took all of ten seconds to find that polling places all over the state opened on Oct 16th.

St Wendeler said...

Kelly - Oliver & I have a long history and Twinkie-meister is a term of endearment. seriously...

His Bull Connor / George Wallace remark could also be indicative of his character, but I digress.

Sean - I was told for the first 6 months in 2008 that the Democratic party was full of racists... people who would support Obama (because they agree with his policies), but for his race. The GOP opposes Obama not because of his race, but because of his policies. Check out this post from August for more info and/or this one about Juan Williams where he begs Obama to do the right thing.

WRT Race - first... I'm a libertarian, free-market guy who appreciates the Enlightenment. I tend to vote republican, primarily because they are the tent that opposes nanny-state government (which is antithetical to everything I believe).

But, Willis has a long history of trying to adopt the history of the Republican party as his own.... saying that Lincoln wasn't a real Republican, refusing to acknowledge the racist history of the democratic progressives, etc, and somehow make Bull Connor & George Wallace standard bearers for a party they didn't - and never - belonged to.

Seriously, people...It was Dwight Eisenhower - a REPUBLICAN - who sent federal troops to the school house in Arkansas.

The lone dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson was a REPUBLICAN.

A larger majority of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than the democrats.

Al Gore Sr (a DEMOCRAT) voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sen Robert Byrd (a DEMOCRAT) was formerly Kleagle & Exalted Cyclops of the KKK and filibustered the Civil Rights Act for 14 hours.