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Voter (information) fraud

Voter (information) fraud

I am still laughing at an incredible (literally) piece of political mail I received recently.  The folks who sent it apparently think that I – and all those others to whom they sent this communication – are among the most ignorant and gullible people on earth.

The letter was from something called the Center for Voter Information.  In the description at the bottom it states, “Paid for by Center for Voter Information,, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.”  They informed me that we voters “need to decide whether to elect Donald Trump for four more years or to elect Joe Biden.”  Well duh!

In the opening paragraph, it reminds us that it is “… our duty to be informed about both candidates.”  That sounds right.

The Center assures us that they are only concerned with providing “election information about issues important to voters, such as respecting the rule of law and maintaining law and order.” Who can disagree with that?

In a highlighted box they wrote: Foreign Influence in Washington: The Founding Fathers knew that foreigners might someday try to infiltrate our government or tempt a president to be disloyal to the American people. [Hmmm. You can see where this might be heading … eh?] That’s why the Constitution prohibits presidents from taking any gift of payment from a foreign government.”

In the supposed interest of “informing” voters, the Center claims that Trump “secretly received money from the Saudi, Chinese and Turkish governments” in return for special favors that are “threatening our security.”

Biden, they claim “is committed to restoring the rule of law by enforcing the laws that stop foreign officials from tempting our leaders with bribes.  His financial records show that he has not received money from a foreign government and has remained loyal to America.”  As a source of that claim, the Center directs the reader to – which is actually a Biden fundraising site.  So much for the no-partisan bs.  Hmmm.  Actually, the Center’s letter may be … illegal.

Missing in their comparison is the millions upon millions of dollars that Biden had arranged for his son and his son’s company to receive from Ukrainian and Chinese interests.  Maybe it was just an oversight on their part.

In the next highlighted box, the Center wrote: Pardons: Our Founding Fathers entrusted the presidency with the sacred duty to grant pardons to criminals.  Their expectation was that pardons were to be used rarely in order to preserve the rule of law.”

By now I was wondering who on God’s earth was writing this drivel?  Turns out the missive was signed by one Lionel Dripps.  You just cannot make this stuff up – and doesn’t the name have one “p” too many?

The Center described Trump as “vowing to pardon government employees he told to break our laws” and for reversing the demotion of a Navy Seal who was acquitted of dubious murder charges.

Conversely, the Center claims that Biden “promises to restore respect for the rule of law when offering pardons.”  In fact, Trump has given very few pardons and has focused on individuals, such as that black great grandmother Alice Johnson, whose punishment did not seem commensurate with her crime.  Trump has not pardoned a single government official.

If you go to the Center’s website, you will be told that the organization is (highlight added) “a non-partisan and non-profit organization that works to provide even-handed and unbiased information about candidates and their positions on issues.”  That is a lie … a fraud on the voters.  This organization is NOT non-partisan.  The only issue is whether there are ANY voters as stupid as Dripps and his group believe.  Insult is not usually the best form of persuasion.

The letter closed with, “We hope this information is useful? LMAO.  No, Dripps, it was not only NOT useful, your attempt at pretending that the Center is not a pro-Biden organization is futile.  Any five-year-old – who has not been confined to his room for the past five years – can see through this gimmick

Do you really think that anyone is fooled into believing that the Center is some sort of independent objective source of information?  Your communication is not only a fraud on the voters, it is a really bad attempt.  It Dripps with incredulity.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Richard Edwards

    wish we could share this on Facebook and Twitter

  2. Mike

    Larry-Of course the information that you provide in your posts is totally factual and non-partisan? There is very little “non-partisan” information out there, and from reading your posts, not much factual. As for the payments you mention, perhaps not direct payments to trump, but when you start considering his company and his children’s company, there i Is evidence of fraud. Much less proof (none) for the “millions and millions of dollars from Ukrainian and Chinese interests that biden arranged for his son”. Your nose should have grown about a foot with that one. As for try he pardons, Trumps pardons have been disgusting for the most part. Overriding the military’s decision, traitorous action from old bone spurs. Of course, similar mailings have been sent out by the trump organization as well. So there tis, another example of right wing indignation when their side plays much dirtier…

    • Dish It

      Mike, you ignorant mutt. This is a conservative commentary website – do you understand what that is? Your opinion which is stewed in the fake news propaganda is pointless to post here. We all know that if we ask you 3 questions your diatribe will fall apart. You haven’t even heard most of the story – that’s part of the lie they shove down your throat. They, like the parcel Larry Mentions, present themselves as something they’re not. That isn’t happening here – that’s the difference.

    • Larry Horist

      Of the many folks who comment on my posts — even those who take exception to my opinions — you stand out as a person in the top echelon of the least informed commenters. Your partisan passion is inversely proportional to you utter lack of factual knowledge.

    • Eli

      Mike, you obviously don’t know that Obama pardoned 1900, some who were Criminal terrorists. Bidens took millions in the Ukraine scqnda. Clinton pardoned 459, while Trump pardoned only 36, because of crooked people in office attacking him.The Marxist group is trying to dominati our voting precincts with altering votes. Have you checked out Biden’s crooked charity and Hillary’s payola foundation. News gives only one side. Deceitful.

  3. snooky6677

    I am so tired about hearing Joe Biden is an innocent person will he’s not he’s a guilty son of a b**** and this website thinks that people are stupid enough to vote for Joe Biden I wouldn’t give him a vote if he was the last person on Earth it’s time to start Prosecuting these Democrats they are getting away with too much s*** and I’m sick of it I used to be a Democrat but I’m ashamed to say that I was these Democrats nowadays are getting away with entirely too much s*** they are corrupt they steal they lie just like the news media the news media is behind the Democrats 100% it’s time to start opening up and be honest and give this President a chance to do what he was elected to do.

  4. Jeanette Kelley

    Individuals like “MIKE” above are so “Brainwashed” by the Lamestream Media, as he will never see the Truth! Just like Nancy Polosi, that LYING WITCH who’s Quoting the Book of Matthew, as we all know she is a LYING/BABY KILLING
    female who calls herself a “CATHOLIC” , has never probably picked up a BIBLE, or has read one in her LIFE!

    While President Trump is by far not a perfect Man, as no
    man is except our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, he never has
    done what Creepy Joe Biden and People like him have done.
    These Demooncrats have never paid for all the crap/lies/injustice they put on the American People, and I
    doubt they ever will.

    President Trump and his team are trying to do what’s Best
    for AMERICA, not the WORLD!!!!

    He’s an AMERICAN , NOT A GLOBALIST like many of these
    so called Billon Dollar Men in this nation, who only look out
    for themselves!

    It took one Billionaire , President Donald J. Trump who actually
    cared and related with the “Average Joe & Jane” worker in this
    country to say WAKE UP AMERICA, and see where your great
    AMERICAN NATION is going!

    He’s trying to do what’s right for American , not the World!

    He was duly elected the right way the first time, and we can
    only pray he’s reelected in 2020.

    He beat the establishment on both sides, and they HATE HIM