Melowese Richardson, a poll worker who was convicted of multiple counts of voter fraud and just released on probation from a five year prison sentence, was brought up on stage to rousing applause as Rev. Al Sharpton joined State Representative Alicia Reece at a rally to kick off the drive for an Ohio “Voter’s Bill of Rights” amendment.
My head is scattered all over my hotel room, so I am struggling to be articulate, restrained and calm.
The cynicism of Democrats on the voter fraud issue approaches…oh, hell, I can’t do it!
HOW DARE THEY?
For over a year, the news media and Democrats have condemned reasonable Republican measures to prevent voter fraud as racially motivated and designed to keep honest, civic-minded minorities from the polls. Now a woman who not only voted four times for President Obama in the last election by stealing the identities of others, but who was also a poll worker, and professed no remorse whatsoever is hailed as a hero at a Democratic rally. Says a Cincinnati website: there was “immediate outrage from Republicans on Twitter.” No outrage from Democrats? Well, why should there be…after all, they apparently like voter fraud, and object to any efforts to restrict it as “racist.” Heck, the complaints about the applause Richardson got must be racist too. Besides, as Cincinnati National Action Network President Bobby Hilton, who invited her onstage to get the love, said,”We did not celebrate or applaud a convicted felon. We congratulated a lady with a health issues coming home to take care of her sick sister.”
At a voting rights rally. Sure, Bobby. Wink,wink, nudge, nudge. Who wouldn’t believe that? And she’s such an admirable example of an American citizen, too…in a addition to the voting fraud, she was previously convicted of threatening to kill a witness in a criminal case against her brother; of theft, drunken driving; and of assault and battery in a bar fight. But she was willing to go to jail for voting four times for Barack Obama, exactly the kind of heroic acts those racist Republicans want to block.
This would be a profound embarrassment for the anti-voter ID crowd, but luckily, only the “conservative news media” is reporting it. After all, it isn’t real news. So Al Sharpton will continue to be featured on MSNBC as a respectable pundit, routinely calling Republicans racists for falsely asserting that voter fraud exists. And the Obama administration will continue to treat him and his uncritical followers as an elders statesman, because he is part of the media barricade that helps Democrats achieve their objectives by any means possible.
I’ve got to call the hotel maid now, and have a big tip ready. What a mess.