Military Votes? What Military Votes?

In the last election the Democrats sent out guidelines on how to void military absentee votes before even opening them. Solders in the field often get their ballots after the election is over, or so close to the election date it was impossible for them to return the ballot in time. The Pentagon is quite aware of this problem, but to all appearances just doesn’t give a damn.

On July 8 Roy Blunt’s resolution, demanding that the Pentagon get their act together, has been pretty much ignored.

Robert Novak’s article provides the details.

Considering the injustices we already heap on them, why should be be concerned with them being able to vote in the country they’re allegedly defending? They’re only putting their lives and limbs on the line. And when they get home from “fighting for freedom,” if they want a smoke at the VFW hall we’re going to kick them out in the cold and the rain. And deny them heath benefits whenever we can. And send them to VA hospitals that are just embarrassing. So what’s the big deal?

The big deal, of course, is they are far more likely to vote Republican. So if the Democrats can’t actually interfere with their votes, they’ll just let the current, miserable situation persist.

You can bet that if they were more likely to vote for Democrats congress would turn themselves inside out to make sure that every vote was cast, received and counted.

Probably several times.

2 Comment(s)

  1. I find it interesting that this is blatantly obvious to me but when I try to explain it to a Democrat they don’t see it and try to say that this is what republicans do not democrats.
    I really don’t know how to get through to them sometimes. I can agree that republicans do try to make it harder for some people to get the polls sometimes but I see democrats doing it a hell of a lot more. Hell more dead people vote for democrats all the time and people just seem to shrug it off, especially the media.

    Tom | Jul 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. There is, and always has been, loads of fraud all over the country by both major parties. I like to think they tend to cancel each other out, but if it were possible to tally it up we might find one party did it a bit more than the other. What would that prove? That the one party who did it a bit less was more honest? Or just that they’re underachievers?

    Dave Hitt | Jul 26, 2008 | Reply

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