Obama White House Touts Kenyan Program to Obtain National ID Cards for Voter Registration … But in America Obama Mouth Piece Says, “We should not be imposing unnecessary obstacles or barriers to voter participation.”
You just can’t make this stuff up …
While on his $100 million tax payer paid trip to Africa, The Weekly Standard reports the Obama White House touted the Kenyan program to use a national ID card for voter registration. The WH stated, one of the first items highlighted by the White House is a $53 million program in Kenya that helps young people “obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration.” Sounds great doesn’t it? Barack Obama and his minions are praising a national ID card as a prerequisite to “voter registration.”
FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Strengthening Democratic Institutions, Rule of Law, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Civil society and independent media play a critical role in any vibrant democracy. Across sub-Saharan Africa, the United States supports efforts to ensure civil society organizations and independent media can organize, advocate, and raise awareness with governments and the private sector to improve political processes, transparency, and government performance. Examples include:
• In Kenya, the $53 million Yes Youth Can program empowers nearly one million Kenyan youth to use their voices for advocacy in national and local policy-making, while also creating economic opportunities. In advance of Kenya’s March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Can’s “My ID My Life” campaign helped 500,000 youth obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration, and carried out a successful nationwide campaign with Kenyan civic organizations to elicit peace pledges from all presidential aspirants.
So what is wrong with this picture? Isn’t it Barack Obama and Democrats that are against voter ID in order to prove who you are at the ballot? Do they think we just forget or don’t have the ability to use an Internet search engine? At an August 2012 press briefing, Jay Carney had the following to say about a Texas voter ID law: “And on the voter ID case, I can tell you that, as you know, this administration believes it should be easier for eligible citizens to vote — to register and vote. We should not be imposing unnecessary obstacles or barriers to voter participation.”
So what’s the difference between Kenya’s national ID for voter registration and a voter ID in Texas? Oh that’s right, no voter fraud in Kenya can sway the election for Obama or Democrats. How come an ID card is not a barrier to voter participation in Kenya?