Moreover, the average felon is from the sort of demographic that tends to vote Left to begin with. They are disproportionately minorities. And if you were an ex-felon, who would you be more likely to listen to? The people who arm you with excuses and talk about you as the real victim, or the people who believe in the American system and seek to enforce the laws and standards more regularly?
Do you think such people would be more likely to want to see the current America continued, or torn down?
So, of course, Soros and his far left gang are going to spend a lot of money organizing these guys and getting them to the polls.
Progressive organizations, many financed by billionaire activist George Soros, are working overtime to restore voting rights for Florida’s nearly 1.4 million ex-felons as the nation’s biggest swing state seems poised to play a pivotal electoral role in the 2020 presidential race.
The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.
Some information more specific to the efforts of Soros and his inexhaustible wealth:
The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.
Soros’s Open Society Foundations donated $50 million to the ACLU. The Brennan Center has been the recipient of numerous grants from Soros’s Open Society Foundations totaling over $7,466,000 from 2000 to 2010 alone.
Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, helped lead activism that put Florida’s Amendment Four on the ballot last year, including a news-making petition to restore voting rights to the released felons. His group is currently opposing efforts to require the former felons to pay their court fees prior to regaining their voting abilities.
“When I looked out of the plane, I said somewhere down there’s an imaginary line that divides Florida from Georgia. And it reminds me of the days of slavery when all a slave had to do was cross an imaginary line to get to freedom,” Meade said, comparing the ex-felon registration drive to the fight against slavery.
“And I said there is no way in hell in the 2000s should any American citizen have to escape another state to experience their freedom and their democracy.”
Meade’s official bio boasts that in his capacity at the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, he has “orchestrated the reorganization and incorporation of a coalition comprised of over 70 state and national organizations and individuals”
Meade’s coalition, formed to help the ex-felon voting efforts, is comprised of numerous Soros-financed activist organizations, including the ACLU, NAACP, PICO National Network, and the Florida chapter of the radical League of Women Voters.
But let's also remember... there is a fantastic dope that has President Trump's attention who has blown smoke up the anuses of loads of Republicans by implying that these felons are our guys.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told Fox News that more ex-felons in Florida have registered as Republicans than those who are Democrats.
In a wide-ranging interview with host Laura Ingraham, President Donald Trump's son-in-law expressed his satisfaction at seeing the passage last year of the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, called the First Step Act, which aims to reduce recidivism and help convicted felons reintegrate into society.
When Ingraham asked Kushner about it, he said: “One statistic that I found very pleasing, is that in Florida, they passed a law where former felons can now vote. We have more ex-felons registered as Republicans than Democrats.”
Ingraham interrupted him to say, ”Woah, you have had more ex-felons register as Republicans than Democrats?”
Kushner replied: “That is the data that I have seen. I think that will surprise a lot of people when they see the new coalition that President Trump is building for what the Republican Party has the potential to be.”
It is unclear where Kushner got his data.
... Imagine going in front of the GOP and implying that the new Republican Party will be one of ex-cons, and that is the direction that we need to be going in.
This guy is either stupid or evil. Stupid to think that this is the case... or evil for underestimating the GOP and thinking that he can get away with parading out these devious & bizarre arguments.
If Kushner continues being a staple of the Trump administration, I am going to be holding my nose when I vote in 2020.
April 25th, 2013