Despite the disturbing number of lies going around, we are seeing some miscalculations and truths emerging in the news. As I posted weeks ago, a lawsuit challenging the GOP led Voter ID laws in Pennsylvania is now being heard in an expedited manner. According to USA Today, the seven day trial has revealed some interesting truths about Voter ID Laws. According to the report, Pennsylvania officials have admitted in their testimony that there have neither been any cases of voter fraud in the past nor any anticipated in the future had the Voter ID law not been enacted. Really? Seems early in the trial, PA officials estimated that out of 8.2 million voters in the state, only 89,000 might be affected by the new law. When asked to provide evidence to support that testimony, officials amazingly admitted that the number of ELIGIBLE voting citizens potentially being denied their right to vote under the law could be as high as 1.5 million. Rumors of the intent for the passage of such laws in GOP led states have persisted, but the statement of Pennsylvania's Republican House Majority Leader Mike Turzai to the PA Republican State Committee was entered into evidence. "Voter ID...is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania - done" should be enough to make all Americans sick to their stomach. And to think, this is happening in 11 critical swing states. Now we know. The entire GOP claim for a need to prevent fraud is just that, a political fraud itself. More proof political parties are only interested in gaining and keeping power, at any cost. Ever hear of the 14th Amendment? The 24th Amendment? The Voting Rights Act of 1965? Which party in this instance is trying to shirk the Constitution and Federal law? You decide, I'm too disgusted by these silly "facts."
Speaking of uncovering another truth, USA Today reports Newt Gingerich has proclaimed the GOP will have a tremendous convention advantage over the Democrats when former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Seems Gingerich, believes the public will receive Clinton well, and then will be reminded that Obama is NO Clinton and will come away more disappointed than ever with Obama as President. Just what the GOP needs, to rely on Bill Clint0n to prove Obama is not good enough to remain president. But will it? The one man Independent American voters trust most IS Bill Clinton (his approval rating still sits at over 70%)! Why else would the Obama folks invite him to their Convention to formally place Obama's nomination for re-election? Does Gingerich think Clinton will overshadow Obama? What happens if Clinton builds a strong argument for retaining Obama while destroying the narratives created by the GOP (and Obama is no slouch at giving a convention speech either). I believe the real truth is that the GOP knows from the polls that they are losing the run for the White House and they fear Clinton's speech (and subsequent campaign efforts) in behalf of Obama will solidify both the base and the Independents for Obama like no one other than a former President can. Is the GOP inviting former President George W. Bush to the GOP Convention to endorse Romney? No way. Come November, we'll know the truth.