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Voter Apathy Isn't a Crime

NormRx Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:10 AM
I told a person I know that Obama had a Mao ornament on his Christmas tree. This persons response was "that's not true, if it was, he would have heard about it on Oprah's show." He like to call himself an independent, but to the best of my knowledge he has never voted republican.
TNLady Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 8:18 AM
Independents are liberals who are ashamed to admit they are really democRats

It's a sure sign someone is losing when he demands that the rules be changed.

That might explain the renewed interest in forcing people to vote against their will. Peter Orszag, President Obama's former budget director and now a vice chairman at Citigroup, recently wrote a column for Bloomberg View arguing for making voting mandatory.

He's not alone. Icons of the Beltway establishment Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann also favor the idea. As does William Galston, a former advisor to President Clinton. (Mann and Galston are scholars at the liberal Brookings Institution; Ornstein is a colleague of mine at the American...