May 22, 2013

"In case you missed it, there's some news out of Colorado that's better than hot pancakes and syrup. (If that's even possible.)"

Email, received just now, from Donna Brazile, the longtime Democratic Party character, identified in the email as Vice-Chair for Voter Registration and Participation/Democratic National Committee.

What subdivision of the supposedly sophisticated Democratic Party database am I in that my email address got selected for this especially folksy presentation of the news? Does the Democratic Party think I look fat? Does it see me as self-indulgent and pleasure-seeking? Does it assume I'm the kind of person who won't find it offputting to use Donna Brazile as the African American woman coming at me with a plateful of comfort food? And why pancakes? If I were cooking up this propaganda, using Brazile as the email signatory, the last comfort food I would choose is pancakes! And syrup... Like that's going to stir up sweet, mystic childhood memories without causing me to think that's racial and wrong.

(Cue the usual: If a Republican had done it....)

ADDED: Full text of the email:
Ann --

In case you missed it, there's some news out of Colorado that's better than hot pancakes and syrup. (If that's even possible.)

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a new elections bill into law that will make it easier for Coloradans to vote -- and takes some of the most proactive steps to do it that we've ever seen.

Under the new law, every registered voter in the state will be mailed a ballot, while keeping the option to vote in person. They're creating convenience centers for in-person early voting, and making it easier for people to register to vote.

Colorado is modernizing their voting process to make it consistent with how we are living our lives these days -- something that every state should be trying to do.

Agree? If you do, join me in thanking Gov. Hickenlooper for taking such an important step to improve the voting process in his state -- and for creating a model for other states to follow.

Republicans across the country have carried out an assault on voting rights over the past several years -- and we've been fighting them at every turn. But this new law in Colorado reminds us that it isn't enough just to fight efforts to restrict voting rights -- we have to find innovative ways of making it easier for Americans to participate in our democracy.

This past November, thousands of Americans stood in line for hours and hours to cast a ballot. That's not right -- and we should be taking every step we can to make the voting process easier for people to participate in.

Colorado just took a great big step in that direction. Join me and thank Gov. Hickenlooper -- let's make sure that Colorado isn't the last state to pass a law like this:

http://my.democrats.org/Colorado-Voting

Thanks,

Donna

Donna Brazile
Vice-Chair for Voter Registration and Participation
Democratic National Committee
I see that when I click on those links, the URL opens up with some elaborate code (which I'm assuming gives them information about what prompts me to click). 

79 comments:

campy said...

The first draft was fried chicken & watermelon.

LarsPorsena said...
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MadisonMan said...

Pork Chops and Applesauce.

(Said in a Peter Brady voice, of course)

phx said...

What subdivision of the supposedly sophisticated Democratic Party database am I in that my email address got selected for this especially folksy presentation of the news?

They're just sending it to rattle you!

Henry said...

Under the new law, every registered voter in the state will be mailed a ballot

So now they're supposed to have an address? Can they prove it?

X said...

like spring without the fall

MadisonMan said...

Link.

Sorry I didn't link to it earlier.

jacksonjay said...


I gotta say, she does look like Aunt Jemima!

ricpic said...

Waffles & Chicken!

Astro said...

"Mr. Pancake" is located in the Wisconsin Dells.

CEO-MMP said...

pffft--where I live the state democrat party sent a pre-filled out one to my father at my address (he lived in my house for a couple of months). Actually they sent three, but let's not quibble. On numbers.

So just an ordinary ballot where the person getting it still has to do all the hard work?

Yawn.


Jesus. Whatever happened to voting being a privilege, something people have fought and died for? It's been reduced to this, an email from Aunt fucking Jemimah?

Oclarki said...

The Californification of Colorado continues apace! The one time I vote for a democrat because the republican party in Colorado is a shit show and Hickenlooper seemed like a moderate with experience running a business.

I'm a dope. The next thing this guy will do is regulate the size of sodas here in Colorado.

The shame is how Colorado, which used to be a great state with a strong libertarian streak, became a labratory for progressive nonsense thanks to an influx of Californians and liberals from back east.

Astro said...

I'm 'In the Mood' for pancakes:
Mr Pancake

lgv said...

What IS the first comfort food you would choose to associate with a Donna Brazile propaganda e-mail?

Tibore said...

"Republicans across the country have carried out an assault on voting rights over the past several years -- and we've been fighting them at every turn."

How dare those nasty Republicans take issue with dead people and non-citizens voting!

Chip Ahoy said...

YouTube autocompleted
[Peter Brady p..................]

Oh! He need's orkchops and applesauce, here you go! What alacrity.

sane_voter said...

At Mr pancake

"-Our pancakes and waffles are gently prepared from our own special batters, served with your choice of syrup or add ice cream."

I would also like some whipped cream and 10X confectioners sugar on the side, thankyouverymuch.

Chip Ahoy said...

I would have be properly propagandized with a plate of pierogies.

SteveR said...

Butter? Butter? Hello

Chip Ahoy said...

I was just cited by the apostrophe police. There goes my lunch money.

Seeing Red said...

Drudge:

Sergio Garcia at centre of 'racist storm' after insulting Tiger Woods...

'We will serve fried chicken'...

WOODS: 'Wrong, hurtful'...

AprilApple said...

Also called the Democrats-can-cheat law.

edutcher said...

Good news only if you're a Democrat who can only win elections by stealing them.

Methadras said...

ROFL!!! Campy took my thoughts precisely.

Meade said...

lgv said...
"What IS the first comfort food you would choose to associate with a Donna Brazile propaganda e-mail?"

Small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and... dog meat (comfort), snake meat (more comfort), and roasted grasshopper (sheer luxury).

Paddy O said...

"thanks to an influx of Californians and liberals from back east."

California used to be a conservative place too, you know, until the influx of liberals from the east. Up through the 80s, really. Republican governor, Senators, what have you. Then the population boom, liberals buying up housing in developments that used to be farm land, then (once in their nice homes) complaining about the environment, and making it harder for poor people, who have to put up with both their elitism and their guilt-ridden, corruption inducing liberalism.

They like to move around, vote in policies, ruin places, then move on.

It's the Liberal Horde.

David said...

I guess Uncle Ben's rice is out of bounds too.

Must I prefer polyester to cotton?

What's a guy to do?

bpm4532 said...

It sure sounds like they're just making it easier to vote twice.

Oclarki said...

PaddyO,

Yep, just like Wall-E. Texas turns blue in less than 20 years for the same reasons.

X said...

there's only one thing worse in this universe

Icepick said...

Personally I'm interested in why the FBI is bumping off witnesses/suspects in the Boston Bombing case. I'm REALLY interested in why these Chechen fuckers are in my home town.

gerry said...

Aunt Jemima.

FleetUSA said...

Let's see Sergio is offering fried chicken and Donna is offering Aunt Jemima pancakes.

That's all the Dims think about -- race.

John said...

Donna Brazile

http://gazette.gmu.edu/images/donnabrazile.jpg

Does look sort of like Aunt Jemima.

http://fancyayancey.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/auntjemima.jpg

Perhaps that is the relationship? She is actually Aunt Jemima moonlighting for the Demmies?

John Henry

Phil said...

FWIW Ann, the URL says that you arrived at the landing page as a result of clicking on an email sent to the general Obama database.

bagoh20 said...


IARHDI = "If a Republican had done it..."

LilyBart said...


I live in Colorado. Apparently, this bill will allow people to show up at the polls (same day registration) with the flimsiest of indentification (like a Light & Power bill) and vote.


Don't you think that people who support this kind of 'get out the vote' effort think that they'll be the ones to benefit from the voter fraud that comes from it?

MadisonMan said...

The syrup in question better be pure maple syrup. Accept no substitutes, like that horrid Log Cabin/Aunt Jemima crap.

G Joubert said...

Oregon went to exclusive vote by mail in 1998. Oregon has not elected any Republican to any state-wide office (governor, US senate, SOS, AG) since.

Coincidence? Right.

Mitchell the Bat said...

The same PR firm that does email for the Democratic National Committee must also work for Land's End.

I'd call the tone more chirpy than folksy.

But either way, it makes me want to puke.

LilyBart said...


BTW, Maybe Ms. Brazile thinks democrats are more likely to respond to this type of appeal because democrats are more emotional and have less impulse control.

RecChief said...

So who is the guy on the Cream of Wheat box?

LilyBart said...
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Mitchell the Bat said...

They went with "hot pancakes and syrup" because chocolate's become too obvious.

And who the fuck eats cold pancakes, anyway?

It's a thirsty bath towel!

David said...

Of course democrats are not the only humans who wlll cheat if permitted (indeed incentivized) to do so.

I expect competing frauds by both sides as all this unfolds.

Won't that be wonderful.

AprilApple said...

Democrats get so excited when voter fraud becomes even more inevitable. Could it be that voter fraud helps democrats?

Sigivald said...

I'm baffled by the "Evil Republican Vote Suppression" part of that.

Here in Oregon we've had vote-by-mail for ages ... and the State Republican Party has, to my knowledge, not a word to say against it.

Because them mean ol' Republicans don't want to make it "hard to vote" - they just want to make sure you're eligible to do so.

(Also, though, I admit there isn't much better than a nice, fluffy pancake with some syrup.)

chrisnavin.com said...

Hot pancakes and voting rights. Party politics and syrup. Condescending platitudes and pats of butter.

prairie wind said...

Can't I just eat my waffle?

prairie wind said...

Can't I just eat my waffle?

Ralph L said...

I saw a bumpersticker yesterday that said, "A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders."

Big Mike said...

Looking just at the summary of the legislation in Donna Brazile's message, I can think of three ways to cheat. And I'm not a pro, like the Chicago Democrats.

Republicans want to suppress the vote from people who are legally ineligible to vote. Wonder why Ms. Brazile overlooks the qualifier?

AprilApple said...

Vote at the polls, vote by mail. Vote once, vote trice... No need to identify yourself.

Yummy!

G Joubert said...

The shenanigans go on in the back rooms of the election offices. You mail in your ballot a little early to be sure it gets there on time, and there it sits, away from prying eyes, with all manner of municipal employees (local level Dem operatives) having free access to do with it what they will.

Methadras said...

X said...

there's only one thing worse in this universe


Leftists are as bad as it gets really.

edutcher said...

Paddy O said...

thanks to an influx of Californians and liberals from back east.

California used to be a conservative place too, you know, until the influx of liberals from the east. Up through the 80s, really. Republican governor, Senators, what have you. Then the population boom, liberals buying up housing in developments that used to be farm land, then (once in their nice homes) complaining about the environment, and making it harder for poor people, who have to put up with both their elitism and their guilt-ridden, corruption inducing liberalism.

They like to move around, vote in policies, ruin places, then move on.

It's the Liberal Horde.


Locusts.

Oclarki said...

Yep, just like Wall-E. Texas turns blue in less than 20 years for the same reasons.

Part of the Lefties' big "Resistance Is Futile" psyop they've been running since they stole the "election".

It's dependent on demographics staying the way they are now, and that's not gonna happen.

Shanna said...

The syrup in question better be pure maple syrup. Accept no substitutes, like that horrid Log Cabin/Aunt Jemima crap.

Vouch!

(my mind does not go to race on pancakes in any way. Chicken and Waffles, as mentioned, would be a different story)

kcom said...

Don't you see? It's critical to make it easier for several hundred thousand people to vote - twice.

EMD said...

(Said in a Peter Brady voice, of course)

Peter Brady was channeling Humphrey Bogart in that charming Peter Brady way.

Chip Ahoy said...

Pancakes are leavened chemically the same way you make the volcano experiment, so the lighter and fluffier then the more chemical they are, and the effects of digesting them lead to excess gas in the digestive system, fueled with sugar and it builds up fermenting in there causing discomfort and exits one way or the other, the digestive system being an open system at two ends. It's not real food. ))parft(( But what do you think of these mint chocolate chip pancakes?

el polacko said...

is this the same donna brazile who insisted that, as a CNN commentator, she is completely non-partisan ?

Pettifogger said...

The Democrats have succeeded in locking Colorado in the blue column for the indefinite future. There'll always be enough mail-in votes to take care of any aberrant in-person voters.

DanTheMan said...

It won't be long until those voting illegally will be called "undocumented voters".
Referring to illegal voters will be considered prima facia proof of racism.

Pogo said...

Another reason favoring secession.

Original Mike said...

"Under the new law, every registered voter in the state will be mailed a ballot..."

Steal the vote.

n.n said...
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Original Mike said...

The fact that it's the Democrats pushing this leaves no doubt as to the party that receives the vote of the ill-informed.

n.n said...

Easier to vote. Easier to disenfranchise American citizens. This is the analogue of the easy money scheme which financed Obama's candidacy.

Anyway, perception matters, and the "journalists", "teachers", etc., will ensure a politically correct (i.e. corrupt) perception of reality.

Quaestor said...

I've never liked pancakes. If forced into a pancake situation I generally order a waffle and some orange marmalade to go atop. That usually throws 'em.

Sometimes my crew likes to visit the IHOP at some peculiar hour of the day or night. Jeez what a dive. The last time we went there I ordered an omelette. What I got was a large yellow cake with a vaguely eggy taste. The bastards put pancake batter in everything.

Any kind of pancake-purveying flapjack emporium reminds me of Gaear Grimsrud hankering for hotcakes when he's not watching soaps or putting people in the wood chipper

EMD said...

So who is the guy on the Cream of Wheat box?

Rastus, but we're not supposed to know that.

Captain Crunch is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch!


edutcher said...

DanTheMan said...

It won't be long until those voting illegally will be called "undocumented voters".

I think Harry Reid's already done that.

gadfly said...

"Colorado is modernizing their voting process to make it consistent with how we are living our lives these days . . ."

"Republicans across the country have carried out an assault on voting rights over the past several years -- and we've been fighting them at every turn."

Liberal shorthand = Now we are free to cheat like crazy!

From the personal greeting on the form letter, I must assume that Ann Althouse is a registered Democrat. Sad if true.

Bryan C said...

Why not an opt-out voting system? The dedicated civil servants in the federal government could use scientific techniques to analyze your demographics, your habits, and your financial history and automatically cast your ballot for the specific Democrat you'd vote for if you stupid mouthbreeding shitforbrains knew what was good for you.

Oso Negro said...

Has it ever crossed the mind of the average progressive that if a person is TOO MOTHERFUCKING STUPID to obtain a proper ID to vote once, it is a poor plan to encourage them to vote multiple times?

Original Mike said...

Has it ever crossed the mind of the average progressive that if a person is TOO MOTHERFUCKING STUPID to obtain a proper ID to vote once, it is a poor plan to encourage them to vote multiple times?"

But they vote Democrat! They know this.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

It's sad that they had to throw in the REPUBLICANS ARE THE ENEMY bullshit.

YoungHegelian said...

Why the fuss?

Everybody knows that Donna Brazile is Aunt Jemima's granddaughter, so she comes by her love of flapjacks genetically.

Saint Croix said...

Obviously the poor woman is hungry!

Astro said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned that chain of pancake restaurants that (mostly) closed in the mid-70s: Sambo's.
[I noticed online there is still one restaurant left, in CA.]