Giving the military three extra days to vote considering the sacrifices they make hardly seems like an issue for the President unless he has an ulterior motive.
Suddenly, President Obama cares about the constitution. This love for the constitution is coming from the guy who thinks it is okay for people to not abide by their religion, who thinks it is okay for drones to take pictures of you in your house without a warrant, who hides information from Congress (Fast & Furious), and who thinks it is okay to bribe people into passing a healthcare law.
No president has won office without winning Ohio, an important swing state in this year’s election. Eliminating military votes, which primarily go to the Republicans, would help Obama win Ohio.
Obama’s campaign committee – Obama for America – sued two Ohio officials for changes in the law which gives permission to families of armed forces members and civilians overseas to vote through the Monday before an election. Early voting for all other Ohio residents ends on the preceding Friday. [Bloomberg]
Obama’s campaign claims this is unconstitutional. It is unfair in Obama’s world of social justice to allow military to have this one small exception after they’ve risked their lives for their country.
The mail from overseas is very problematic and this time extension for military and civilians overseas should be longer. Obama is disenfranchising the military vote.
Mitt Romney called Obama’s claim that it is unconstitutional to give Ohio military extended time to vote an “outrage.”
Mitt Romney’s Facebook page
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.
The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote.
I stand with the fifteen military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.
Rep. Allen West, former Lt. Col. West, called the comments by the Obama administration “unconscionable.
Allen West’s Facebook page
“As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable…
Congressman Allen West on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:15am
As a retired Army officer I am appalled at the Obama administration’s actions to bring a lawsuit against the State of Ohio for the early voting privileges it extends to our Men and Women serving in uniform. To have the Commander in Chief make our US Servicemen and Women the target of a political attack to benefit his reelection actions is reprehensible.The voting privilege extended to these Warriors who represent the best among us should not be a part of the collective vision of this inept President who is more concerned about his reelection than sequestration.
As a Combat Veteran, for this President to unleash his campaign cronies against our Military is unconscionable….how dare this President compare the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who Guard our liberties not as special and seek to compare them to everyone else. Barack Obama is undeserving of the title Commander-in-Chief.
We could never repay these men and women for all the sacrifices they have made. The least we can do is give them time to vote.
We don’t see the flag-draped coffins any longer. The media received permission to photograph the coffins, but it was only acceptable to do it when Bush was in office.
We no longer here of the deaths and injuries as we did when Bush was in office. Here are the statistics from the Congressional Research Service R41084. The military and their families don’t deserve three extra days?