Friday, June 1, 2012


First lady Michelle Obama told a cozy group of 400 campaign supporters in Iowa last month that the 2012 Presidential Election could come down to only a "few thousand folks."

"I just want you to remember that in the end, this all could come down to those last few thousand people that we register to vote. It could all come down to those few thousand folks we need to help to get to the polls in November," the first lady said.

And boy, oh boy, is this administration stacking the deck! After all, just last month Florida election officials were denied help by the feds to confirm citizenship status (and voter fraud) for an estimated 180,000 illegal immigrants already registered to vote in Florida.

That's 180,000 votes in just one SWING state in an election that is going to boil down to, as Mrs. Obama said, a "few thousand votes."

According to state records, Florida election officials have determined that massive voter fraud is taking place and that as many as 180,000 non-residents are registered to vote in the sunshine state, and it only came to the attention of state election officials early last year when the state's DMV turned over a large data-set containing the population's residency information.  Upon sampling the data and running some preliminary checks, officials narrowed their estimate of illegally registered voters to 180,000.

How did this happen, you ask?

Florida's Motor Voter Act of 1993 (which most states have some form of!) PROHIBITED even asking immigration status when an individual filled out their voter registration form while FAILING to require proof of citizenship!

One Naples voter admitted to NBC-2 Tampa reporter Andy Pierrotti that she was not a U.S. Citizen NOR A LEGAL IMMIGRANT -- election records show she voted six times in the past eleven years!

This same investigation revealed Florida county supervisors of elections have no way to verify citizenship and are not required to ask for proof! Not having access to official state records, NBC-2 investigators were only able check a very small sample of "jury excusal" forms and cross-checking those where a person said they couldn't serve because they were not U.S. Citizens with names in the database of Florida registered voters!

The office of Ken Detzner, Florida's Secretary of State, says the Obama administration has been ignoring their repeated requests for access to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases that will allow them to quickly determine the citizenship status of those on the list and put the issue to rest. But the Obama administration doesn't want that.

And we can only wonder why...

After all, with Barack Obama's continuing failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and multiple backdoor amnesty, you can be certain who/what 180,000 illegal immigrants will be voting for in November 2012 --Their champion, Barack Hussein Obama.

The integrity of our electoral process has been obliterated.  This self-serving administration (and Obama's minions on Capitol Hill) are quick to draw the race-card whenever something so basic as ensuring only U.S. Citizens are registered to vote or passing Voter ID laws while America's economy has been sucked dry and our laws remain unenforced.

This is SERIOUS, folks.

Lefty U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, who hails from Florida, is even working against the effort to remove the 180,000 illegally registered voters from the ballots, putting the invasion of privacy of illegal immigrants above the integrity of our elections!

"The Florida Republicans' desire to use Department of Homeland Security information -- which is for the purpose of thwarting terrorists and not to engage in yet another round of voter suppression -- would set a dangerous precedent," Rep. Wilson said, "by not only taking away citizens' constitutional right to vote but by giving state governments free rein to invade innocent Americans' privacy."

Obviously, Rep. Wilson missed the point -- perhaps too distracted by the sparkly rhinestones on her ever-present Bedazzled cowboy hats -- since (1) these 180,000 individuals registered to vote are NOT CITIZENS from what Florida election officials can tell, and that (2) by having the same level of confirmation of these person's likely non-citizenship as the federal government, the state can ensure that not American citizens are unjustly removed from the rolls.

Given the Obama administration's lack of cooperation, Florida has moved forward to check citizenship status of these 180,000 individual, notifying them first by mail with 30 days to respond, then publishing the names of these persons in the paper (in an attempt to gain their attention) if they fail to do so.  After the newspaper publication of the list, those persons identified will have 30 more days to respond, at which point they will be removed from the voter rolls if they still fail to confirm their eligibility to vote.

'Obamnesty' for themselves and approx. 12 million of their illegal immigrant friends and family members -- that's what illegal immigrants will be voting for in November, and the great Campaigner-in-Chief and his Capitol Hill sell-outs (who will cling to power with the help of their illegal immigrant supporters) are doing NOTHING to stop it.


Why did anti-immigration sentiment boil over in Israel?

Because the "immigrants" concerned are illegals from Africa, who mostly behave as Africans usually do

Amene Tekele Haymanot thought he had made the right choice when five years ago he escaped war-torn Eritrea and opened a business in sunny Tel Aviv, Israel.  But he and his countrymen couldn't escape conflict for long.

Haymanot never expected himself - or his store -- to become targets of threats and violence in a metropolitan city known for its tolerance. But it was. His windows were smashed in and his business looted during an anti-immigration protest.

"Now I am afraid here. I cannot live this way. I'm afraid for my life," Haymanot, who is an illegal immigrant awaiting refugee status, told CNN.

His fear has been growing for many months because illegal African immigrants have attracted anger in certain parts of Israel -- and Haymanot believes the color of his skin makes him vulnerable -- because many here will assume if you're black in his Tel Aviv neighborhood -- you are here illegally.

Many Israelis are frustrated with the estimated 59,000 illegal African immigrants in the country and Israel's inability to deal with them. Most of the new arrivals are from Eritrea and Sudan, and the government says they come illegally through the Egyptian border.

The police say about 700 African immigrants enter the country illegally every week.

Illegal African immigrants are blamed by residents in neighborhoods where there is a large African population for increasing levels of crime, suffocating the infrastructure and changing the fabric of Israel.

Anger over illegal immigrants in Israel

Many Israelis who sympathize with the plight of African immigrants say they believe racism plays into all this. Some Israelis are asking how a country that founded by Jews trying to escape persecution could turn against anyone trying to escape danger in their own lands.

Attorney Asaf Weitzen, who works with the immigrant hotline in the south Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Hatikva, trying to sort out immigrants' legal problems, says: "There is a very big pressure on the neighborhood, and the structures cannot support so many people." He adds that the problem is exacerbated because newcomers come from a different background, speak a different language and have a different approach to life as well as by the fact they are a different race.

The biggest problem that immigrants and Israel face, Weitzen says, is the lack of a proper and enforceable immigration policy.

He says the Eritrea population should be awarded asylum and given the necessary papers to work. His words echo the call from the United Nations for Eritreans to be given refugee status due to conditions in their home country.

But Israel has no diplomatic relations with Sudan, the source of the second largest illegal immigrant group in the country, so repatriating those immigrants is nearly impossible.

The current Israeli policy leaves the immigrants in an unsustainable holding pattern, says Weitzen: They are not allowed to legally work but do so anyway, leaves residents frustrated as the number of poor grow in certain neighborhoods, putting pressure on everything from housing to hospitals.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the immigration problem is being dealt with.

"The problem of infiltrators must be resolved and we will resolve it," he said last Thursday. "We will complete the construction of the security fence in several months and soon will start the process of sending the migrants back to their home countries."

Anti-immigrant sentiment is particularly strong in Hatikva, partly due to the influx of large numbers of African immigrants who have moved in there. In May an anti-immigration protest numbering several hundred demonstrators boiled over into all-out violence bashing in a few store and car windows owned by African immigrants.

Israeli protesters chanted slogans such as "infiltrators get out" and "Tel Aviv: A refugee camp". Three members of the right wing Likud party -- part of the governing coalition - were among the politicians who attended. One of them, Miri Regev, was quoted as saying that "the Sudanese are like a cancer in society." Police arrested 17 Israeli protesters at the demonstration and charged them with property damage.

In two separate cases in May, two African illegal immigrants were arrested and charged with raping teenage Israeli girls, sparking even more tension between the communities in some parts of the country.

Even mentioning the issue of illegal immigration in the neighborhood where the violence broke out causes crowds of residents to form. One was close to tears about the situation, saying that people feared the influx of Africans -- and sometimes Africans themselves.

"They come by group, by group, by group and I [am] alone, I [am] afraid," said long-time resident David Ovady, who has lived in south Tel Aviv for 40-plus years. He held up a container of pepper spray that he now keeps with him at all times when he is walking around the neighborhood.

Dror Kahalani, a community activist who has lived in the neighborhood for 45 years, said through tears that he knows the immigrants are human beings and need help -- but that it's not up to residents to foot the bill for them.

"The government must, must in every meaning of the word, starting tomorrow morning," said Kahalani, "gather them all together, build them a tent city and give them solutions, food, medical, everything they need, give it to them. But not here."

In the aftermath of the attacks and arrests, visual reminders of the tension are gone but not the sentiment. "Someone has to take over the law," Kahalani said.

The day after the attacks, Netanyahu denounced the violence and what many described as provocative language used against the illegal immigrants. "I would like to stress that the expressions and acts that we have viewed last night are unacceptable," the prime minister said.

Amene Tekele Haymanot, who works and lives in Hatikva, says that his Israeli neighbors continue to make threats and intimidate him even after breaking apart his business.  He says Israelis in the neighborhood threatened to kill him and burn his place down.

With no official refugee status he now wants to close his store and move somewhere where he can live in peace. So far he can't seem to find that, no matter where he goes.


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