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Conservatives Missing
Massive Voter Opportunity

PJ Media, by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/21/2013 12:37:32 PM

America is dedicated to the principles of human liberty, grounded in the truths expressed in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal and endowed with equal rights. As Abraham Lincoln once said, these permanent truths are “applicable to all men and all times.” Our founding fathers were steeped in the Judeo-Christian traditions.(Snip)CPAC speakers this past week and the RNC chair spent an extraordinary amount of time discussing reaching out to Hispanics and African Americans, yet did not say anything substantive about a larger group of voters — Americans with disabilities.

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One-fifth of Americans have disabilities. Mizrahi backs up her hypothesis with numbers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/21/2013 12:49:18 PM     (No. 9236927)

Oh, for crying out loud, will the next group be under 5 ft tall or above 7 feet tall that was not specifically mentioned. Most, probably the majority of individuals with disabilities have been characterized under a different lefty classification.

This is just trying to throw more dirt on any Conservative action. Look at what the T.E.A. movement has been called.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 3/21/2013 1:03:50 PM     (No. 9236962)

The ADA has been abused, much like the food stamp program. There are millions on the "list" who do not belong, to the detriment of those who are legitimately disabled. Just watch the disabled parking slots at your local post office, and notice how many able-bodied people get out of the vehicle. The disable tag is no more than a "preferred parking" permit to these abusers.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: retiree, 3/21/2013 1:34:56 PM     (No. 9237030)

It might help if there were not so many fraudulent voters voting multiple times as well as thousands of dead voters. I think we should go back to paper ballots and have to dip our fingers in ink like some other countries do. That stuff don´t wash off easily.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 3/21/2013 1:51:39 PM     (No. 9237056)

# 1 You miss the point of the piece .
Mizrahi never mentions the Tea Party, the article is not about the Tea Party.
Her focus is on Americans with disabilities and how they are a natural conservative base.
Democrats treat citizens with disabilities like they have traditionally treated blacks.
" The majority of working-age voters with disabilities want to work and be independent.
Thankfully, a talented bipartisan group of elected officials is now really focusing on these issues.
In the House of Representatives, two talented Republicans,
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Gregg Harper,
both of whom have children with disabilities,
are considering solutions through
the prism of fiscal conservatism."
Not from the article, but, I wonder why Sarah Palin didn´t do what Harper and Rodgers are doing and become a serious and full time national advocate for children with disabilities
instead of going the FOX , reality show route .


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/21/2013 2:22:43 PM     (No. 9237105)

Re #4, nice try.

Those who are critical of a theory they don´t seem to understand - don´t seem to have taken the trouble to read - are the reason why Conservatives are believed to be meanspirited. Not terribly attractive.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/21/2013 4:40:20 PM     (No. 9237305)

#4, Sarah Palin tried hard to advocate for and speak out for families of disabled children and give them special note during the election! McCain campaign was not interested. She has never stopped in her vocal support of many of these groups. A friend of mine has a disabled child. Gov. Palin still does MUCH for the cause of the disabled.

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