Rhode Trip by Matt Brown

I've been following some of the discussion on Kos and MyDD about my recent movement in the polls in the Rhode Island Senate race, and wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about my campaign and how we got to this point.

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SEN-RI: Chafee Voting No on Alito

Sen. Lincoln Chafee announced this morning that he has become irrelevant.   He said that he will vote for Judge Alito and then he will vote against him.

In other words, Chafee promised to vote for Alito if there is a filibuster, essentially ensuring that Alito gets confirmed, and then on the floor vote, where everyone and their mom knows that Alito has the votes, Chafee will vote against Alito.  There is no other way to make yourself irrelevant than to play both sides.  And this wasn't the first time.  Don't you remember when Chafee voted to end debate on the Energy bill and ensured its passage and then, oh so ceremoniously voted against it?

For the record, Democratic Senator Jack Reed has said that he will vote to filibuster Alito and vote against Alito.  Can we please have 2 Senators who share this view?

Chafee's gutless performance leaves no doubt that he is fine with letting the conservative Republican majority run Congress and America into the ground and taking a few ceremonial stands of opposition to throw a few crumbs to the average Rhode Islander.

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Voter ID is “a Lot to Have to Go Through for a Constitutional Right,” says Indiana Judge

 

 

 

Voter ID is “a Lot to Have to Go Through for a Constitutional Right,” says Indiana Judge

Although the 2008 presidential election showed unprecedented increases in turnout from underrepresented citizens, their rates of voter registration and participation were still well behind the electorate in general. As we approach election season, this pattern may only continue. Instead of taking steps to improve the administration of elections to encourage and facilitate voter participation from eligible citizens, lawmakers and elected officials are back to raising barriers to voting by implementing strict voter ID laws, as illustrated through high profile court battles, ballot initiatives, and fast-moving legislation

An appeal to an Indiana’s court’s decision to shut down the state’s notorious voter ID law as unconstitutional was heard last week in the state Supreme Court.

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