Monday, November 26, 2012

SHOCK REPORT: First convicted felons, now Democrats pushing voting for mentally handicapped

Al Franken elected by less than 1,000 votes in 2008; thousands of convicted felons voted for the first time that year in Minnesota

I am incredibly steamed this Thanksgiving Holiday over what the Democrats are doing to my country...

I was not prepared for a conversation I had at Thanksgiving dinner today with my brother-in-law, Henry, who has lived most of his life in a home for the mentally disabled, and though now in his forties has the intelligence level of a six-year-old.

“Obama saved me,” he said to me out of the blue.

“What do you mean?”

“I voted for him for president and now he’s saving me.”

I was taken aback by these words, since Henry had no idea who Obama was, or what a president might be, and would be unable to fill out a registration form let alone get to the polling place by himself. So I asked him how he knew that and how he had registered and cast his vote. In halting, impeded speech he told me that the people who take care of him at the home filled out “the papers” to register him to vote, told him how Obama cared for him, even taught him the Obama chants, and then took him to the polling place to vote. They did the same for all of the mentally disabled patients in their care, approximately sixty in all.

This is so appalling in its contempt for the voting process, which is the very foundation of our democracy, and in its cynical exploitation of my brother-in-law and the other patients in the home, many of whose mental capacities are even more limited than his that I am at a loss for words to express it.

1 comment:

3c06ce04-2e0b-11e2-9883-000bcdca4d7a said...

wow. if that's true, that's seriously fucked up.

and i'm a liberal! (not a democrat though)