Well, I wonder how Mitt Romney is going to retroactively correct this clusterf@%k?
I seriously cannot believe this guy is the GOP candidate. Still, your funeral, GOP…
Just to get you up to speed…
The Obama administration has filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio, contesting restrictions on early voting in that state:
More than 1.7 million Ohioans voted before Election Day in the 2008 presidential election — about 30 percent of all ballots cast.
And nearly 100,000 of them voted in-person in the final three days before the November election.
Noting the significance of those numbers, President Barack Obama’s campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Columbus on Wednesday, seeking to restore the three days of early voting prior to Election Day that the GOP-controlled legislature eliminated earlier this year.
The suit was the first legal action Obama’s campaign has filed in this election.
“This lawsuit seeks to treat all Ohio citizens equally under the law,” Bob Bauer, the attorney for Obama for America, the president’s campaign committee, said during a conference call with reporters. “We want to restore the right of all to vote before Election Day.”
The campaign says changes the Ohio General Assembly made created inequality among military and overseas voters, who can cast early ballots through the day before the election, and all other voters, who have until 6 p.m. on the Friday before the election to vote in-person absentee. This, the campaign contends, is a violation of the equal protection provision of the U.S. Constitution.
True to form, Romney has completely and purposely distorted the facts lied about this lawsuit:
Mitt Romney attacked a lawsuit brought by President Obama’s campaign seeking the restoration of early voting rights for Ohio voters by falsely implying that Obama is trying to take away the early voting privileges for members of the military.
“President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage,” Romney said in a statement Saturday.
Actually, the Obama campaign’s lawsuit, filed by the campaign in mid-July, explicitly asks a federal court to restore in-person early voting rights to all eligible Ohio voters on the three days preceding Election Day.
The suit does not seek to prevent members of the military from voting in person during that period, rather it seeks to force Ohio to give other voters (including, for instance, cops and firefighters) the same opportunity to vote.
An outrage! My god!
Obviously, Romney’s flat-out lie “mischaracterization” has veterans hot under the collar, and rightfully so:
Several veterans slammed Mitt Romney on Monday for opposing and mischaracterizing an Obama campaign lawsuit which would expand early voting rights to veterans, cops, firefighters and all Ohio voters.
Romney had claimed — falsely — that the Obama campaign opposed allowing members of the military and their families to vote in-person in the three days before the election. Actually, the Obama campaign wants all people in Ohio — including, for example, veterans, cops and firefighters — to be able to vote during that period.
Honestly, what did you expect?
Mitt Romney is a liar. There, I said it. I’ve kind of danced around it, calling him craven or cowardly…but there’s no more dancing around the mulberry bush for me, and boy do I feel better! Liar. It fits him nicely, because this guy is one of the most dishonest, disingenuous, bald-faced liar politicians I’ve seen in my lifetime. And he doesn’t even try to pretend – except when he’s lying through his teeth.
Liar…familiarize yourself with the word and get comfortable saying it, because that’s exactly what Mitt Romney is. Liar…say it with me now…Liar…
There, you got it. Don’t you feel better now?