FIAF – Propaganda Edition

If you watched the SOTU speech Tuesday night, perhaps you caught the inspirational story of one Desiline Victor.

“When she arrived at her polling place, she was told the wait to vote might be six hours,” the president said. “And as time ticked by, her concern was not with her tired body or aching feet, but whether folks like her would get to have their say. Hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line in support of her. Because Desiline is 102 years old. And they erupted in cheers when she finally put on a sticker that read ‘I Voted.'”

Desiline. Desiline. Huh. That’s an unusual name. Perhaps that’s because she 102 years old? Or maybe its because she’s Haitian. And immigrated at the age of 79. And doesn’t speak English. Her presence was to highlight the issue of voting issues, but Flopping Aces is on the immigration angle of the story:

And let’s examine why the President says we need immigration reform:

“Real reform means fixing the legal immigration system to cut waiting periods, reduce bureaucracy, and attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers that will help create jobs and grow our economy.”

“attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers”

Like Desiline Victor, right? How much has she contributed to the system? How much has she paid in income and social security taxes?

We’re going to strengthen the economy by importing 80 year olds with no skills and who cannot speak English and who are wholly dependent on the government for support?


Or are we merely importing elderly dependent future democrat voters who are willing to wait three hours to vote for their “son”?


I have no idea why it took her 6 (or three) hour to cast her vote-I cast mine in about 15 minutes.

But what is more important, is that to highlight Obama’s tale of woe regarding voting rights, he spotlighted a woman who speaks no English, and immigrated at the age of 79- well beyond the point where she may have financially contributed to our society in any way.

But a bit more about this story. This wasn’t on election day. This was during “early” voting.

Desiline Victor participated in early voting in Florida, and waited for three hours to cast her ballot on Oct. 28 at a public library in Miami-Dade county when other voters standing in line complained to election staffers. Others in her state waited as many as seven hours to vote, and according to analysis from an Ohio State University professor, about 200,000 voters gave up and left because of those waits.

Michigan -no early voting, short lines.


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2 Comments on “FIAF – Propaganda Edition”

  1. I’d just be happy to actually vote in a polling place and not be forced to participate in the vote by mail fraud scheme institutionalized here in Washingtonistan.

  2. Car in Says:

    Yep. Voting should require a modicum of effort.

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