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Bloviating Zeppelin: "No Campaigning"? Not Applicable To Obamas

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

"No Campaigning"? Not Applicable To Obamas


Ever hear or read the sign nearing your local voting booth which reads something similar to: "No campaigning within ____ feet of the polls"?


Most states have crafted language prohibiting voters and poll workers from campaigning, or "distributing," "circulating," "posting," or "exhibiting" campaign materials within 10 to 200 feet of polling places. This is sometimes interpreted as including buttons, t-shirts, hats, and other political garb (often called "passive electioneering"), but is more often restricted to signs, posters, fliers, pamphlets, and the like.

At least 10 states -- Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont -- explicitly prohibit the wearing of pins, buttons, stickers, labels, or other "political insignia." And they certainly prohibit active campaigning as well.

Apparently the current First Lady is ignorant of these various laws or she is simply expressing herself via The Chicago Way. From Drudge:

FIRST LADY CAMPAIGNS INSIDE POLLING PLACE
Thu Oct 14 2010 16:19:25 ET

First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!

The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote.

After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key.

She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos.

"She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said.

According to a pool reporter from the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES at the scene, the conversation took place INSIDE the voting center, not far from the booths.

Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a) -- states: "No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place [or] within 100 feet of any polling place."

A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT that Mrs. Obama -- a Harvard-educated lawyer -- may have simply been ignorant of the law and thus violated it unintentionally.

"You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ELECTIONEERING

When questioned about the brazen nature of Mrs. Obama's campaigning, press secretary Robert Gibbs defended the action.

"I don't think it would be much to imagine, the First Lady might support her husband's agenda," Gibbs smiled.

When the Obamas and Demorats conduct themselves in this fashion I can be of two minds as to the reasons for their actions. First, I submit: they don't much care what the laws may be. And second: I suspect that, in many cases, they just don't know.

Yes, primarily they are both that ignorant and that arrogant.

BZ

P.S.
Above photo is from the specific incident in question.


11 Comments:

Blogger mrchuck said...

I believe it is genetically caused. The first lady is a wookie/ni,,,well black female that just Can't Understand Normal Thinking.
Yes, that fits her M.O.
Wait until she "loots' the White House in 2 years when her kenyan husband is tar and feathered and rode out on a rail!

Thu Oct 14, 05:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

The reason this is newsworthy is simple. Both Mr and Mrs Obama are LAWYERS. A large part of Democrats in office are LAWYERS. And this is typical of the way their minds work. We'll make laws and YOU will follow them... NOT US though...

Obama has pushed NO policy that will directly affect him or his family or friends. IF it does negatively they get "Waivers"

The time for revolution is fast approaching.

Someone forgot to teach this academic the history of those that try to rule AMERICANS by "Do as I say not as I do" and by arrogance....

Thu Oct 14, 07:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

well, don't you know Mrs. O's husband's agenda is FAR more important than ANY LAW, or the CONSTITUTION for that matter?
This is a horrid story; picture Mrs. Bush doing anything NEARLY like this and how much the media'd have screeched!

Thu Oct 14, 08:43:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: and that's the yardstick that should be applied; how would the media or public or politicians react had you substituted, for example, MRS BUSH for Mrs Obama?

I think we all know the answer to that one.

BZ

Thu Oct 14, 10:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bumps Stump said...

What did you expect. Some sort of compliance with the law? Neither Obama cares about us common folk and our laws. They've proved it over and over. Bump

Fri Oct 15, 11:42:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, comment moderation or you're gonna have a troll echo chamber... I WILL NOT engage in this kind of bullshit... Police the place man... Damn, don't let that idiot ruin your blog...

Fri Oct 15, 03:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I will not believe that Michelle Obama doesn't know that she's breaking the law with this form of campaigning.

Chicago politics has arrived with the Obama administration -- a total disregard for the law and the voting process.

Fri Oct 15, 03:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Having been one more than once, the Election Judges have the responsibility to stop inappropriate behavior. Think Mrs. O gets a pass on this one.

That being said, she should know better.

Fri Oct 15, 03:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Blew-a-deacon? I guess when you smoke the sausage as much as Db does it warps your brain...

I understand the issue you face there BZ, moderation is tough using blogger. That's why a lot of us went away from Blogger.

You get an infestation of cockroaches like DB and you either squash it like a bug with logic...But that takes some kind of brains on his part (lost cause) Or you simply ignore the idiot. That's tough because it's hard to believe there are people that stupid... I understand BZ...

Deacon, just a word of advice. Get out of your moms basement, get a life, spend time outside with your boyfriend or something it's really ridiculous of you to try and speak in adult conversations. You just come off stupid...

Sat Oct 16, 02:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bumps Stump said...

Hi Blo . . . You run an excellent blog and I read it often. The comments by db are out of line. The fellow must be either too young or too ignorant to have an opinion worth noting. His gutter speech isn't solicited or wanted - and don't let it bother you. He will most likely go away. Bump

Sun Oct 17, 09:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Bump --- YOU are 100% correct in your analysis of DB and his maturity, but IT won't go away... Not on a Blogger blog... You can't ban the idiots here, just delete them... Hoping to get BZ to move up to a much more efficient platform, one where trolls are splattered all over hells half acre...

Sun Oct 17, 12:50:00 PM PDT  

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