Clinton: The Champion of False Claims
The 2016 presidential candidate who won’t allow reporters any time for questions, knows how to take advantage of an open microphone.
This past week, Hillary Clinton appeared at Southern University in Houston, Texas, and wasted little time in falsely accusing the republicans of suppressing voter registration. Hillary Clinton said, “Today, Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting. What part of democracy are they afraid of? I call on Republicans at all levels of government with all manner of ambition to stop fear mongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud and start explaining why they’re so scared of letting citizens have their say.”
What a completely ridiculous claim and one any American who calls themselves a democrat must stand and speak up against. This type of unfounded and downright silly accusation has gone on too long. Many on the right have said — enough — and taken a stand. Rarely does anyone on the left do the same. Its time for the left to saddle up.
**** UPDATE: June 8, 2015 – Evidence of voter fraud in Texas, via admission. Read about it here: Perhaps Hillary would like to restate her claim, adding the specifics from this piece?
Hillary went on to say, “In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker cut back early voting and signed legislation that would make it harder for college students to vote”.
If anything, Walker took steps to ensure voters are legitimate. He introduced a voter ID law which every state needs to do. Walker said, “In our state we have a photo ID requirement that would make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. And I think that’s a good example where her statements of late show that she’s firmly out of touch with I think where mainstream America is.”
Walker pointed out Wisconsin’s solid voting record, “From our standpoint, we think we’ve got one of the most effective systems right now where we have one of the highest levels of voter participation. We’ve got a pretty good system.”
In fact, in the 2012 general election, Wisconsin was #2 with voter turnout with 73% of the population voting. So much for the false claim, Mrs. Clinton.
Clinton’s claim is an example of what is wrong with our political system today. While we respect free speech and our rights as Americans, we must challenge accusations to ensure they are factual. If they are, fine. If they aren’t, we must push back and insist the truth be heard.
Too many politicians have gotten away with false accusations. Many use this tactic to draw out the voting base and to raise ire with their opponents. Mainstream media picks up on it and boom! Next thing you know its online, in print and on the evening news. And if not challenged, goes on to take a life of its own.
Politics have ramped up their nastiness and unless claims are checked for accuracy and those making claims are held to account, nothing will change. Do you agree we’ve had enough? If you do, pass this along. Become vocal in what you believe is right.
-Buddy Belk, LGMF media
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