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Values Voters Summit: Obama Voters Are Welfare Recipients And Dead Democrats

by David Badash on September 14, 2012

in Bigotry Watch,News,Politics

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Gary Bauer told the audience at the Values Voters Summit that President Obama’s voters are mostly welfare recipients. Bauer, the former president of the Family Research Council, which hosts the annual event, was talking about the November election, claiming it would be close because “there will be a lot of people to vote for the President. There’s a lot of people out now around America who depend on checks from their fellow taxpayers being in the mailbox everyday. They will turn out in massive numbers.”

Bauer, in a disgustingly racist and voter-fraud laced fear-mongering tirade, went on to state that his “prediction is that when all the votes are counted, even the dead votes of Democrats in Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland, I predict that we will win, and this national nightmare will be over, and America will finally be on the road to recovery. God bless you and thank you very much”

Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland are traditionally considered cities with large populations of poor African Americans.

Bauer is responsible for one of the most anti-gay video ads this campaign season, in which a middle-aged husband and wife, who voted for Barack Obama in 2008, are perturbed because “Obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country,” they lament in the pro-Romney ad. The wife says to her husband, “that’s not the change I voted for.”

As The New Civil Rights Movement reported earlier this month, the super PAC that paid for the ad, the “Campaign for American Values,” has “ties to evangelist leader Gary Bauer,” as Politicker noted:

Campaign for American Values was founded in 2010. It is a super PAC and can accept unlimited contributions. According to the latest documents on file with the Federal Election Commission, the group currently has $762,291.53 on hand. The group has several ties to evangelical leader Gary Bauer. Campaign for American Values’ treasurer is Dorie Black, who is also a staffer at Mr. Bauer’s non-profit. The super PAC’s website is registered to an address shared by Mr. Bauer’s political action committee, the campaign for working families. Mr. Bauer also posted the ad on his YouTube page.

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James_M_Martin September 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Does anyone REALLY take Gary Bauer seriously? I mean, really now.

dougindeap September 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

“Dogma voters” is the more fitting label. “Values voters” is a label invented by people who like to think of themselves as championing good human values. What many of them are pushing actually is dogma. “Values” are “the principles that help you to decide what is right and wrong, and how to act in various situations.” Cambridge Dictionary of American English. “Dogma” is “a fixed, esp. religious, belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to accept without any doubts.” Id. The two, we can only hope, overlap to some extent, but they are hardly the same. Some of what religious fundamentalists hold up as values others find plainly wrongheaded and even immoral. Labels count. Those pushing the “values voters” label hope it will help them pass off their dogma as values. If they want to push their dogma, that’s their right. But “dogma voters” they are, and that’s what I’ll call them.

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