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    Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

    Alison Grimes again invokes constitutional right not to admit voting for Obama

    For second time, Grimes refuses to say if she voted for Obama: It’s a matter of principle!

    http://youtu.be/J-78iZQexow

    Alison Grimes, challenging Mitch McConnell, famously and embarrassingly refused to admit during a news interview that she voted to Obama.

    During the debate tonight, which is still ongoing as of this writing, Grimes doubled down, invoking the military sacrifices made to protect our country:

    “I’m not going to compromise a constitutional right.”

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    Sorry, I’m with Alison on this particular issue. It’s not as if we don’t already know how she voted, but the principle is set in stone. Privacy, especially in one’s political voice, is paramount in protecting one’s ability to exercise discretion freely.

    Have we sunk so low, that we must pin the donkey to the donkey in order to congratulate ourselves on what asses (donkeys) we’ve become?


       
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      JohnC in reply to Paul. | October 14, 2014 at 7:22 am

      She has the right to refuse to answer.
      We have the right to take from her refusal what we will.
      The fact that we’re 99.9% certain she voted for Obama but won’t allow herself to be recorded saying so speaks volumes – about Obama and herself.


       
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      JohnC in reply to Paul. | October 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

      We also know if Romney was president and McConnell refused to say whether he voted for him she would smile into the camera and smack that slow pitched ball right out of the park.


       
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      Observer in reply to Paul. | October 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

      I disagree. When a person chooses to become a public figure and run for public office, they necessarily give up some of the privacy that they could claim as a private citizen.

      This woman is asking voters to trust her judgment, and she is also claiming that she has superior judgment to her political opponent. Voters thus have every right to ask her how she voted in past elections, as those votes are evidence of how she exercises her judgment.


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to Paul. | October 14, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Nobody gives shit whether she admits voting for Obama – everybody knows she did. But, by pressuring her on it, her every refusal to answer and the implications drawn from that refusal cost Democrats votes.


       
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      Immolate in reply to Paul. | October 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Paul,

      It is her right to maintain the privacy of the voting booth. However, she is a candidate for high office, and with asking the people to elect her, there is an expectation of transparency and honesty on her part. She isn’t compelled to divulge the information, but by refusing to do so, she is emptying a 17-round magazine into her right temple, politically speaking. I don’t think it will cost her the election, because she wasn’t in a position to win the election to begin with, but she certainly is causing a spectacle, and will be an object lesson for future politicians for decades to come.

      I can see your point, but in addition to the responses already here, let me point out that she’s running for an office where every vote she casts will be recorded. Everyone will know how she votes on every issue. Every. Single. Time.

      If she can’t handle that level of transparency, then she has no business being a Senator.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | October 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Mistake #1: RUNNING. This is not a smart politician. This is a well-funded, well-connected, pretty and popular Sears mannikin.

    Mistake #2: Rashly decided not to say who she voted for so it couldn’t be used in an ad against her.

    Mistake #3: Confused the correct thing (she has the right of secret ballot) with being the smart thing (admit the obvious and move on! It’s like if Obama refused and refused and refused to ‘admit’ what race he is).

    Mistake #4: Waited too long to cave, admit the vote, and move on without too much damage done. It’s like when it’s too early in a relationship to tell your new GF about that ex-wife and 3 kids back in NJ, and then, all of a sudden, it’s too late. Gotta know how to play that line. She doesn’t.

    Mistake #5: Is ongoing. She STILL has to cave, admit the vote, and move on to have any chance of winning, but she’s only increasing the damage done to herself with each day she refuses to do so.

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    The TV sitcom I’d love to see is a remake of Laverne & Shirley starring Alison Lundergan Grimes and Wendy Davis.

    Pleading the 5th is your right, but it certainly makes you look guilty.


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