Biden Supports Moving MLB All-Star Game Out of Georgia, Repeats Lies About New Voting Law
As if we need more proof it’s all about the narrative and not the facts.
The latest shiny toy for the left is pressuring Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. GA, because of the new voting law.
They twist and lie about the law to fit their agenda. Of course, President Joe Biden spat out the same lies on ESPN.
The Washington Post called out Biden on his lies.
In this interview, Biden repeats a Four-Pinocchio claim about the new Georgia law: "You are going to close a polling place at 5 o’clock when working folks just get off." Nope, that's not in the law. Fact check here –> https://t.co/3OIweLxvQz https://t.co/yZwGnHJQQa
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) April 1, 2021
This is ridiculous. The change expands the opportunity for Georgians to vote:
“One of the biggest changes in the bill would expand early voting access for most counties, adding an additional mandatory Saturday and formally codifying Sunday voting hours as optional,” Stephen Fowler of Georgia Public Broadcasting said in an excellent and comprehensive report on the impact of the new law. “Counties can have early voting open as long as 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at minimum. If you live in a larger metropolitan county, you might not notice a change. For most other counties, you will have an extra weekend day, and your weekday early voting hours will likely be longer.”
Charles Stewart III, an election expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said: “I had also heard this generally reported as expanding early voting, so I’m surprised by the characterization.” He studied the precise language changes at our request and said it indicated an expansion of hours, especially in rural counties.
So where would Biden get this perception that ordinary workers were getting the shaft because the state would “end voting at five o’clock”? We have one clue.
The law used to say early “voting shall be conducted during normal business hours.” Experts said that generally means 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new law makes it specific — “beginning at 9:00 AM and ending at 5:00 PM.” A Georgia election official said the change was made in part because some rural county election offices only worked part time during the week, not a full eight-hour day, so the shift to more specific times makes it clear they must be open every weekday for at least eight hours.
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Meanwhile back at the border, a full fledged non-crisis debacle is underway …
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Here’s what needs to happen at the Border!! All of these Rich Ranchers ( and their are some that would give J.R. Ewing a run for his money)! Need to band together and build their own walls and connect them together as I remember they pretty much are side to side to each other.. Then They need to have a repeat of the Calgary Stampede (only with Illegal Aliens instead of Cattle ) and funnel them back to Mexico !! NUFF SAID
Still can’t believe a WaPo writer would call out Biden for lying. Expect Kessler to be canceled soon.
Is he lying? Or, is he so profoundly misinformed that he does not know the difference? It seems that his handlers filter the info they give him. He lives in his own micro-bubble.
Either way it is dangerous for the USA.
Why hasn’t anyone started a lie count – like the one WaPo did about Trump. Where everything counted – from actual lie to minor exaggeration to mistake.
He has no idea what his words mean. He just parrots what is fed to him.
Biden, Pelosi, Obama, Clinton – they’ve all been massively lying and looting, their entire careers. It’s meant nothing – except getting PDJT elected. But, as we’ve seen, a coup occurred and a corrupt Junta now rules our nation.
In order to lie about something, first you have to know what the truth is, then you have to make a conscious decision to say something that you know is not the truth. Joe’s cognitive decline prevents him from being able to lie, IMO.
Liberals just LOVE to look down on others and boss them around.
Smug condescension is their default setting.
Well, that because they don’t see you as an individual. They see you as part of a tribe (special interest group). And how they treat you is determined by whether your in one of the favored tribes or not.
“The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these, in these, various sports and it’s just not right.”
That’s what he said. I don’t know what it means and neither does he.
“The latest shiny toy for the left is pressuring Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. GA, because of the new voting law.”
What part of the political criterion that states Stacey Abrams is in charge of running Georgia does Brian Kemp not understand? He supposed to check with her before he creates new laws…come on man.
I fully support moving Biden out of the Whitehouse. That would strike a blow against corruption and racism.
Yes they need to IMPEACH BIDEN, AND HARRIS AND ANY OTHER DUMBOCRAT THE THEY PUT UP , THEN WE NEED AN EMERGENCY LAW TO REINSTATE PRESIDENT TRUMP TO SAVE THE NATION ..NUFF SAID
Secession, whether you like it or not: it’s being forced on you, in case you don’t realize it: the left is secessing from America, and taking us with them.
Still want to go?
Democrats are simply anti-American, and anyone who says otherwise isn’t paying attention.
I’ve never said that before, but I’m done giving this wide swathe of the population the benefit of the doubt. I’ve never made that kind of generalization before, but I will now.
When the nominal leader of their party will call on boycotting a US state while refusing to do the same to China, we’ve got an existential crisis on the order of tens of millions or people who support such literally anti-Americanism at the highest levels.
He will never get his lies called with the Democrats Propaganda Ministry until he is tossed out, and even if then.
And he has lied so much he doesn’t remember what’s real anymore.
Because early voting from 9-5 doesn’t happen anywhere else in the country.
I’ll bet dollars to donuts any city that offers to host the all-star game on such short notice will be located someplace where Wuflu restrictions are still noticeable and still will be noticeable in July.
Seriously? Wouldn’t this be an impeachable offense under Trump…to threaten a private business with your insurrectionist cancel mob?
Before Milly chimes in, I know that’s not a real offense, but you may recall the Dems making it up as they go for the last 4 with “collusion”, “incitement”, “obstruction”, etc.
I may be out of touch, but, were I CINCUS, I’d have more pressing issues to attend to than where a sporting event is held.
Like when is next medication is due… hate to get lost in the Oval Office. As far back as the 60’s these yo-yos have never deemed anything they do as dangerous or with major consequences. And if anything bad happens, it is always someone else’s mistake. With the Central Committee (AKA the “Junta”) running the country the chain of command is stretched over from.. well DC to Martha’s Vineyard. When things is rough watch Obama visit DC.
The Georgia law, along with Republican-backs proposals in other states are clearly meant to provide structural advantages to Republican candidates. For instance, Georgia limits the use of drop boxes and limits mail-in ballots, both important to working class people who may not be able to vote otherwise. More important, it allows the political branch to seize control of the election process. To add insult to injury, it criminalizes volunteers giving water to people waiting in notoriously long lines in minority areas. So if a Black church conducts a “Souls to the polls” event, the pastor handing out water to senior members of his congregation who have been waiting in the sun for hours in order to vote would be subject to prosecution.
One of the burdens of being white is that I’m expected to bring my own water.
AMEN I am White and I have Picked More Cotton as a Young Adult…Than Many of these BLM Members have ever seen Most of them don’t even know what it is to work I say that they all should spend a little time pickin’Cotton THEN THEY CAN BITCH !!
“…both important to working class people who may not be able to vote otherwise……”
Georgia law as well as federal law for federal elections requires that employers allow workers the time to vote if their work schedule does not allow the worker to get to a polling place.
” To add insult to injury, it criminalizes volunteers giving water to people waiting in notoriously long lines in minority areas. ”
The issue for this was not about water, but that people were handing out water to people in line and electioneering for a candidate. In short, people were using “water and food” subvert the law on electioneering.
gitarcarver: Georgia law as well as federal law for federal elections requires that employers allow workers the time to vote if their work schedule does not allow the worker to get to a polling place.
Federal law is moot. Georgia law only requires two hours unpaid leave, which is hardly sufficient for voting in many urban and minority areas. See Georgia Code § 21-2-404. That’s the very problem: Republicans making it harder for people less likely to support them to vote.
gitarcarver: The issue for this was not about water, but that people were handing out water to people in line and electioneering for a candidate.
That’s their rationale. Turns out that you can regulate the one without regulating the other. We provided the example of “Souls to the polls,” people getting together to vote. Again, it has to do with the long lines and the difficulty many people in urban and minority areas have getting to the polls.
They need to Completely re-do the Vote..and have people vote either in person with an I D card that shows proof of American Citizenship, and proof of residency for that voting district , or if they want to vote by mail here’s what you do..When you apply for a Mail in Ballot online , there should be a place on the application for you to put either your drivers license I D No. or if you don’t drive, Your State Issued I D card no. .and when you receive Your official ballot in the mail your I.D. will be encoded in a bar code ( with no numbers on the side) You then again write your I.D. number in the space provided and you put one thumbprint in the space provided and when your ballot goes through the voting Computers if your prints and license no. don’t match up with the ones on file and your picture doesn’t come up .YOUR VOTE IS NOT COUNTED. BECAUSE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO FILE A FALSE BALLOT NUFF SAID!!
The interview that aired on ESPN SportsCenter was not the interview that appeared on the ESPN YouTube Channel.
You can see what ESPN originally broadcast here:
Here’s the transcript:
SAGE STEELE: I’d like to switch gears quickly Mr. President. Sports and politics cross paths sometimes. That’s exactly what happened last week in Major League Baseball. Tony Clark is the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. He said he would quote “look forward to discussing moving the All Star game out of Atlanta because Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a bill passed by the Republican led state legislature to overhall how its state elections are run. Mr. President, what do you think about the possibility that baseball decides to move their All Star game out of Atlanta because of this political issue?
BIDEN: I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They’re leaders. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are leaders in these various sports. And it’s just not right.
That’s the entirety of the answer.
Someone had to have noticed that this answer from Biden made absolutely no sense, and so ESPN went back and redid that portion of the interview.
In addition, Biden had notes for the questions and answers in his hand.
(You can see them in the link above.)
“Someone had to have noticed that this answer from Biden made absolutely no sense”
Summary: Most major athletes are black, and therefore don’t know where to get a voter ID.