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    Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

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    With a quiet, almost unnoticed nomination just before Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama rewarded Media Matters for its help in attacking reporters and critics of the administration. At the same time, he virtually guaranteed that a federal agency that is supposed to improve the administration of elections will instead become a partisan battleground intended to help his political party.

    On Nov. 19, the White House issued a press release announcing that it was withdrawing the nomination of Myrna Perez, a lawyer at the Brennan Center, to be a commissioner on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). It instead nominated Matthew S. Butler, the former CEO and president of the George Soros-funded left-wing advocacy group Media Matters, to replace her....

    The common characteristic of its new commissioners — and past commissioners like Paul DeGregorio or Donetta Davidson — has been that most of them were experienced election administrators at the state and local level, or at least election lawyers familiar with the federal and state election laws that apply to the administration of elections. That is a necessity given the EAC’s responsibility for helping improve the election process....

    He [Butler] has been a leader and organizer of the progressive movement, and the head of Media Matters when it was acting as an unofficial PR wing of the White House and the Justice Department. As first reported in 2012 by Matthew Boyle, the administration was working with Media Matters “in an attempt to quell news stories about scandals plaguing [Eric] Holder and America’s top law enforcement agency,” including using Media Matters “to attack reporters” at Townhall, Breitbart, The Daily Caller, Fox News, and National Review....

    The other three new commissioners on the EAC, in stark contrast to the former Media Matters CEO and president, actually have relevant election experience.

    They include: Matthew Masterson, who worked for the Ohio secretary of State for three years and at the EAC for five years before that; Christy McCormick, a senior trial attorney in the Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice who also helped advise the Iraqi government on its new election system in 2009 and 2010; and Tom Hicks, the senior elections counsel for the Democratic minority at the House Administration Committee, the committee with jurisdiction over federal election laws.
    .....making our election process more partisan weakens the public trust in our system of representative government and represents a direct threat to our form of government. That is why we should utterly smash any election official or candidate found to be manipulating the vote - to not only disincentive it in the future, but to restore trust in the system. This is an incredibly bad appointment.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Happened a month ago.... How is this breaking?
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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

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    .....making our election process more partisan weakens the public trust in our system of representative government and represents a direct threat to our form of government. That is why we should utterly smash any election official or candidate found to be manipulating the vote - to not only disincentive it in the future, but to restore trust in the system. This is an incredibly bad appointment.

    First off, Butler has been gone from Media Matters for almost 2 years. Nothing about this is a reward to Media Matters as he had moved on to a different job. Also, he does in fact have relevant experience, despite the claims of the article, having run a presidential campaign for Chris Dodd and being involved in a number of other campaigns. That is what you would call hands on experience from the user side.

    But the one that is the most amusing is that you rail against partisanship on the committy, and yet one of the people listed in your source article as a positive example is in fact a registered republican(Davidson). In fact, trying to get some one who is not partisan to some level in a position like this would be for all intents and purposes impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What's worse.....is that Butller left Media Matters back in April of 2013, so how this "rewards" Media Matters is beyond me, anymore than it rewards BTC, Friends of John Kerry or Chris Dodd.

    The Obama admin picked a successful progressive administrator.....it is the END OF THE WORLD!
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    What's worse.....is that Butller left Media Matters back in April of 2013, so how this "rewards" Media Matters is beyond me, anymore than it rewards BTC, Friends of John Kerry or Chris Dodd.

    The Obama admin picked a successful progressive administrator.....it is the END OF THE WORLD!
    Oh wait, they earlier had picked a republican administrator who the article actually praises....Damn that Obama for appointing people from both sides of the political spectrum, DAMN HIM!
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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Is this another faux outrage?


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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is this another faux outrage?
    Does Cpwill believe the Pope wears a funny hat?
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Oh wait, they earlier had picked a republican administrator who the article actually praises....Damn that Obama for appointing people from both sides of the political spectrum, DAMN HIM!
    Pjmedia....fair and balanced.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
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    .....making our election process more partisan weakens the public trust in our system of representative government and represents a direct threat to our form of government. That is why we should utterly smash any election official or candidate found to be manipulating the vote - to not only disincentive it in the future, but to restore trust in the system. This is an incredibly bad appointment.
    Matt Butler is more than a qualified candidate to become a commissioner on the EAC. He is member of the CA bar graduating from a prestigious and tough private law school. He practiced as attorney for many years specializing in government and legal compliance issues as it relates to management. He started and ran his own political consulting firm and has been around and involved in elections almost his entire career. Did you even bother to look into his resume or did you just take some right wing hacks word for it that this a purely a political reward for media matters.

    Again I assert that the right in this country is a joke. You don't even bother to take the time to see if your complaints and rants make any logical sense at all.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    What's worse.....is that Butller left Media Matters back in April of 2013, so how this "rewards" Media Matters is beyond me, anymore than it rewards BTC, Friends of John Kerry or Chris Dodd.

    The Obama admin picked a successful progressive administrator.....it is the END OF THE WORLD!
    Well given the rarity of such a thing, you can see where some might see it as a sign of the end of the world.

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