“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Then there is the case of Philly:
I watched this crap go on in Baltimore for years....It is absolutely buying votes.Nevertheless, a Philadelphia Democratic official signaled this week that the institution is alive and well.
"We still have the street money, and we're very knowledgeable," Rep. Robert Brady said in an interview Monday when asked what the party machine strategy would be and whether it would entail "walking around money" to get people to vote. "We pay attention."
'Walking Around Money' to Drum Up Campaign Support Alive and Well in 2010 Election - FoxNews.com
Last edited by Jerry; 10-30-10 at 08:51 AM.
This reminds me of the 1896 presidential election between Bryan and McKinley. Bryan was able to unite the interests of rural farmers and non-agricultural laborers in cities and towns in common purpose to fight against the rich. It looked like he was going to win rather easily. But there are plenty of anecdotal examples of employers who basically warned their employees that they were free to vote for anyone they wanted to vote for but if Bryan won they would not have a job to return to on the day after the election. That scared enough folks to vote against their own economic self interest and vote for McKinley avoiding the progressive measures of Bryan.
Of course, the progressives got the last laugh when McKinley was killed and Teddy Roosevelt took the office.
Last edited by haymarket; 10-30-10 at 08:58 AM.
Teachers are told all the time who to vote for by the unions. And guess which party it always is?
Unions tell union members to vote Democrat all the time. In fact unions pay to fund Democrat campaigns. How is this any different?
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates