Obama: Compulsory voting would be “transformative”

Latest scheme to expand Dem voting bloc

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to “fundamentally transform America,” the most triumphant home of freedom and liberty on the planet.

His disturbing words were met with cheers by the ill-informed and poorly educated  crowds. That irrational theme wasn’t just campaign rhetoric as we have seen through his imposition of radical leftist programs and policies that fly in the face of  the Constitution since he first assumed office in Jan. 2009

Now he is hoisting the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S.  Speaking in Cleveland Wednesday, Obama said voting should be a requirement. As an example, he pointed to Australia, where citizens must vote, regardless of their knowledge of the issues or desire to participate in the process.

“If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Obama said, calling it “potentially transformative.” There’s no doubt about that. As millions of prospective Democrats flood the United States, it’s not difficult to see the underlying method to his madness.

Obama used the occasion to tell the gathering that universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.” Those are fascinating views from the man who, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and the Washington Post had a mammoth fundraising mechanism replete with  Hollywood celebrities, top-level bundlers, major financial and healthcare institutions and leftwing bigwigs.

No longer a candidate, Obama appears to have developed a newfound revulsion for such influence. Acting as the hypocrite he is, Obama opposed Citizens United and other court rulings that cleared the way for super PACs and removed campaign spending limits, although he wholeheartedly embraced them in his 2012 re-election campaign. 

In Cleveland, he said he thought it would be “fun” for the U.S. to consider amending the Constitution to change the role that money plays in the electoral system.

Obama’s recent executive actions open the door to enable millions of foreign nationals access to the valid forms of identification required to register to vote, increasing the probability that they would illegally register and participate in our elections. It does happen. According to the election official in this video, “We’re not the police.”

17 Responses to Obama: Compulsory voting would be “transformative”

  1. Maggie says:

    Obama is neither committed to the United States nor our Constitution. His longstanding and bitter distaste of all we stand for is clearly evident. Remember Michelle Obama said she was never proud of this country until he won the Democrat nomination.

  2. SmallGovt says:

    I believe several countries have mandatory voting. So long as tricks were not played to include illegals in voting roles, I would not be against the idea here. I don’t see it happening in the USA.

    • East Valley PC says:

      So the idea of forcing people who have no interest in our elective system to vote appeals to you? Why am I not surprised?

      As someone who has spent much of my adult life working within the conservative framework to educate voters in my precinct about candidates running in local, statewide and national elections, I find the idea of mandatory voting offensive. What possible constructive contribution to the elective process could an intentionally uninformed voter make?

      Forcing people to the polls will encourage many of them to do whatever possible to screw up the votes of those of us who have real concerns about who runs our government.

  3. JCF says:

    “So long as… I would not be against the idea (compulsory voting) ”
    Have you ever watched Watters’ World, observing the dearth of past middle-school knowledge re: things to do with our history, Constitution, government of our Republic, officials’ names and offices they hold, situations and happenings in our country and the world? Do we really need more people in this country voting for a living, voting to raise welfare for life, voting by non-citizens? I’d like to see voting by those who pay the taxes to support this profligate gov’t.

    • American Dad says:

      Exactly!!
      Jay Leno had a similar segment on his late night show that often interviewed college students who were abysmally ignorant of basic historical facts and grade school level geography. Thank the unionist teachers who keep telling us we need to get “more money into the classrooms.” What we actually need in American classrooms are teachers who can teach. What we don’t need is compulsory voting.

  4. Jim McAllister says:

    Watters World and Leno’s interviews are reason enough to allow non voters to remain as they are. Those people are too stupid to believe and most are young enough and educated enough to know at least something. However, they are too busy surfing, skiing, drinking beer, etc. to take enough time to learn the important issues.

    They not only should not be forced to vote but they shouldn’t be ALLOWED to vote. Let them party to their heart’s content.

  5. lowadobian says:

    Obama’s “fun” is already well underway: Note the mandatory DMV/MVD “requirement” in a growing number of States where the driver is automatically “opted in” to the Voter Rolls and has to take deliberate steps to opt out of forced voter registration. Just like all the invasive “privacy (not!) policies” on the internet. Where your personal information is THEIRS and you have to fight/”opt out” to make it NOT theirs. See also the Federal fight to force States like AZ to give out Driver’s Licenses to Illegals. Follow the breadcrumbs. Its all linked to the tidal wave of Illegals Obama advertised for in 2013 throughout Central & South America that were redistributed throughout the US and now can have Driver’s Licenses. Add the Federal Police Force Pilots launched in key cities and you see an ever more sickening picture afoot. and P.S. “Small Govt” (??!!??) the enforcement of your agreeableness is by whom? At whose expense? Guess “small” really IS a relative term.

  6. Doc says:

    When these United States of America were made whole by the Founding Fathers, in order to vote, you had to own property. Had to “have a little skin in the game”. Now THERE’S an idea that should be re-visited! As for th’ annoying one, this is just another stupid thing he’s spewin’! Just when ya’ think he can’t get any worse, he says/does something EXPONENTIALLY WORSE.

    • Gordo Seven says:

      Ballot should be provided ONLY with tax bill and payment…..

      • Orion says:

        BRAVO, Gordo!!!!

        And as Doc says, voters should definitely have some skin in the game.

        But Obama’s only concern is increasing the size of the democrat party and having more people, legal or not, in the dependency class, ensuring the liberals job security.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    He wants the U.S., in his ‘fundamental transformation’ to become North Korea. Voter turnout: 100%…..or else!

    Here’s the good news: Late Breaking News!

    Obama retreats from mandatory voting push amid backlash
    The White House Thursday walked back President Obama’s comments in favor of mandatory voting in the U.S. (Washington Times)

    He’ll try it again at a later date.

  8. jon jensen says:

    Most people don’t vote and register to avoid the continous calls for jury duty in this state.

    • Vince says:

      “Most people” don’t register to vote to get out of jury duty? Where exactly do you get your information? Substantiate it with facts, please. Jury duty is an honor and Americans are fortunate to have such a system.

      • jon jensen says:

        some states have had to go driver license registration to find jurors. Here in maricopa county they are continually taking people off the voter roles for trying to avoid jury duty. I know know one here likes the local paper ;but they do have good articles on stuff like this.

    • Clementine says:

      It must be your reading of the Arizona Republic that has provided you with such keen spelling skills.

  9. Saguaro Sam says:

    HEADS UP, FOLKS.

    An 8 week multi-agency training activity will be taking place in Arizona and other western states this summer.

    Take a look.
    What’s Really going on?

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/dod-plans-exercises-in-civilian-areas-in-western-us-may-violate-posse-comitatus-act/

  10. jake sez says:

    All of you who are against mandatory voting are racist!! Sound harsh? Wait a couple of years when this is part of the democratic mantra.