Needless to say, he's a democrat.
Gov. McAuliffe wants murderers to feel good about themselves again
In his order, McAuliffe explained the decision in standard liberalese: the ban on felon voting “disproportionately affects racial minorities and the economically disadvantaged;” ex-cons “deserve to re-enter society on fair and just terms...”Is he really equating his action - allowing convicted rapists and murderers to vote - to freeing innocent people from being enslaved? Other than both groups consisting of mostly black people (not being racist, but merely stating facts - McAuliffe himself acknowledges that the ban on felon voting “disproportionately affects racial minorities") I don't see any similarity. Why aren't the professional 'racism is everywhere' whiners all over this?
The felons whom McAuliffe has allowed to vote include murderers, rapists (including those who have committed child rape), armed robbers, and kidnappers...
Adding more layers of absurdity, and laying it on thick, McAuliffe said that ex-cons are “embarrassed to tell their children” they lost the right to vote because of their crimes. Thanks to McAuliffe, they can avoid embarrassment by telling them they committed rape or murder but are free to vote.
McAuliffe also compared his political maneuver, a crass attempt to enlarge the number of Democratic voters, to the work of Abraham Lincoln. “Ten yards from where I spoke [about allowing criminals to vote] is where Abraham Lincoln addressed the freed slaves 151 years ago this month.”
It's also worth noting that McAuliffe did not restore the right to keep and bear arms to those felons. I could make a pretty good argument that it is less harmful to society to shoot the wrong person than to elect the wrong person. But that's beside the point.
Anyway, there is no doubt that this is a blatantly political move.
... (Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's) order will allow more than 200,000 ex-cons in Virginia to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
Everyone understands that the Democratic candidate, presumably Hillary Clinton (for whom McAuliffe has carried much water), will gobble up the overwhelming majority of these vote.No doubt. So why do I bring this up now, days after McAuliffe's announcement?
Because this just came to light.
Donald Trump Donated to the Democrat Governor Who Just Gave Felons the Right to Vote
The governor who just upended the Virginia constitution to allow over 200,000 felons vote for Hillary — well turns out that Donald Trump donated to him as well:
... among the many liberal Democrats Trump supported throughout his career was Terry McAuliffe in his first bid for the Virginia’s governor’s mansion in 2009. We are not talking ancient history here. The frontrunner for the GOP nomination gave $25,000 to one of the sleaziest Democrats of our generation just seven years ago, a man who served as the Chairman of the DNC.
As late as September 2014, Trump was still rubbing shoulders with the man:
This has just confirmed what I have slowly come to suspect. Donald Trump is not a political outsider. Sure, he may not be a member of the republican establishment. But he's mingled and traded favors with politicians of both sides in an ongoing effort to feather his own nest. He's no different from the rest of the lying two-faced hypocritical weasels that run both political parties, and the special interest groups they consort with.
A pox on them all - including Trump.