By BARBARA HOWARD
Donald Trump is loudly complaining about this presidential election being rigged. How right he is!
Obama even ridiculed Trump for saying this election will be rigged.
Well, the public got a whiff of these shenanigans when WikiLeaks exposed how Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), crippled Bernie Sanders campaign.
But I’ve seen it for years. When Jeb Bush was Republican governor of Florida, he created “One Florida” and put an African American Democrat state senator in charge of the community council to oversee its implementation. The DNC orchestrated a conference call where this state senator was coerced into giving up his chairmanship and lying at a press conference where he blasted Jeb as having “hoodwinked” him into accepting this role.
All this was an effort to keep black voters from voting for Jeb’s brother, George W., governor of Texas who was going to run for POTUS. And when Jeb ran for his second term, black elected officials went around the state blasting him saying if he won he would take away black folks’ civil rights. Of course, black folk ate up this propaganda, as usual.
In 2008, after Republican presidential candidate John McCain selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, candidate Obama sent over 30 attorneys, reporters and investigators to Alaska trying to find dirt on her.
Then for the rest of the campaign, Democrats and their operatives, the mainstream media,proceeded to ridicule Palin as a dimwitted woman who was not fit to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. And of course, she was labeled a racist.
They even went after her children. She had a special needs son who many heartless liberals suggested she should have aborted. Late night talk show host David Letterman even went so far as to suggest that New York Yankees star A-Rod should rape her unwed teenage pregnant daughter.
Fast forward to the 2012 election – Obama’s re-election campaign against Republican Mitt Romney,who,of course,was mocked as a racist and said to be “suddenly deeply concerned about poverty.” They also ridiculed his running mate,Paul Ryan, for “wanting to throw grandma over the cliff.”
There were so many lies told about Romney. Senate Majority Leader Democrat Harry Reid said he didn’t pay his fair share of taxes when Reid had never even seen Romney’s taxes.
It’s ironic that Democrats and Obama are now mocking Donald Trump about Russia when during the last debate with Obama, Romney was criticized by the rabid liberal mainstream media for saying Russia was “our number one geopolitical foe.”
Now they agree with Romney and are blasting Trump for wanting to even talk to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Funny last year (2015) Obama even praised Putin for helping him solidify the deal with Iran. But nobody blasted him for doing so.
One of the most egregious violations of voter suppression happened in 2008 and 2012 when members of the New Black Panther Party stood in full military gear at a predominantly African-American Democratic polling station as voters came in to vote.Of course the Obama Justice Department dropped all charges and refused to call their actions “intimidation,” contrary to what they did with the Ferguson, Missouri police department.
But I find that the most egregious voter rigging is the assault on the voter ID laws. These laws only require that in order to vote, one must show a valid photo ID. But Democrats have defined these laws as racist and discrimination and equal to the infamous “Poll Tax” forced by them on black voters during segregation.
Mind you, everyone entering the Democratic Convention had to show ID. You must have ID to get into a night club, to cash your check, and to do a myriad of other things. But Democrats complain that to purchase a $15 or $25 photo ID causes a hardship on minority voters.
They want felons and illegal aliens to vote. Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe gave blanket restoration of rights to over 200,000 felons so they could vote in this election for Hillary Clinton. Although a Virginia court overturned that order, McAuliffe vowed to restore the voting rights one by one until all 206,000 were done.
Now if that’s not rigging the election, I don’t know what is. Dirty tricks by tricky Democrats.