Obama uses American Idol, college appearance to tout mandatory voting, pulls race card

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Democrats are out in full force pushing the “voter suppression” narrative.

President Obama wants voting for president to be as easy as voting for the next “American Idol” winner.

It should be no surprise to anyone that the president would want to allow people to vote an unlimited amount of times with no identification and across all computer-literate ages. Perfect for the Democrats.

The president took the time to give an opening address to the nation at the start of the finale of “American Idol” on Thursday, but rather than talk about the show and the competition, he made a case for making it easier to vote.

“Voting is the most fundamental and sacred right of our democracy,” he said. “I believe it should be almost as easy as voting on American Idol, and we’re working on that.”

Yeah, we’re sure that you are.

It was similar to the case he made earlier in the day at the University of Chicago School of Law when he pushed the idea of mandatory voting.

“Australia has got mandatory voting. If you start getting 70 or 80 percent voting rates, that’s transformative,” he said.

Hey, if you can force people to purchase health insurance, why not force them to vote? Choice and individual freedom is so passé.

He also made certain to play the race card.

“There is a legacy too that grows directly out of a history in which first propertied men, then white men, then white folks didn’t want women, minorities, to participate in the political process and be able to empower themselves in that fashion. That’s the history. We should be a society in which at this point we should say, yeah, that history is not so good,” he said.

This comes two days after Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz lamented about the long lines for voting in Wisconsin because of voter ID laws.

If everyone was forced to vote, wouldn’t the lines be even longer?

Apparently, our country’s foundation as a representative republic whose leaders are chosen by an informed electorate means nothing in this day of top-down, centralized governance.

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Carmine Sabia


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