Video: Obama asked to show ID while voting in Chicago

posted at 8:01 pm on October 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. If he’d forgotten to bring his driver’s license, this clip would have been 24-karat comedy gold. As it is, I’m surprised that he didn’t seize the opportunity to say something about voter ID laws afterward. His own DOJ has sued several states to try to get them lifted; some on the left have already pre-positioned them as a reason to declare Romney’s presidency illegitimate if Obama loses. You’d think O might have thrown them a bone here.

Fun fact: Illinois law doesn’t require voter ID on election day. Only early voters (plus a few others) are legally required to show it. It’s not immediately obvious to me why that is. If you’re going to go so far as to impersonate someone to cast their ballot, you can do it almost as easily on election day as you can weeks in advance provided you’re not stupid enough to try to commit fraud at the same polling place where you intend to cast your own ballot. The theory here, I guess, is that you don’t want to leave a would-be impersonator free to mess with the process for weeks on end. Better to demand ID for early voting and force him to confine his messing with the process to election day itself. Makes “sense.” Seriously, though: If Team O is eager to boost turnout by having its supporters vote early, and yet Illinois makes that impossible for the apparently many Democrats who don’t have ID, why didn’t Obama say something about the law today? Or is this another one of those things, like Bush’s counterterror apparatus, that he secretly favors and only pretends to oppose because his base does?

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Pantload…

Seven Percent Solution on October 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Obama’s passport and transcript records WILL come out after we depose the dictator in two weeks.

I suspect they may discredit the democrats for much of the rest of my life.

wildcat72 on October 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM

The story that is lost in all of this…

… is the epic battle between a handful of Americans and hundreds of 7th Century savages, armed with Obowma’s “Lead from Behind” weapons paid for by American taxpayers, that raged on for nearly 7 hours.

But as our heroic Americans fought on, Obowma dithered, and as Commander in Chief went to sleep…

… When he awoke, 4 were dead, the last two, the Retired SEALs, in the last moments of the battle.

THAT is the story I want told…

THAT is the movie I want made.

Seven Percent Solution on October 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Oops…

… wrong thread.

:)

Seven Percent Solution on October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Hey guya, I kinda doubt that this has been widely reported, but on one of the most popular shows on Chicago radio station WLS it was reported that Obama took five minutes in the booth, kept looking up confused and ended up calling for assistance from a poll worker. Then, Barry –not knowing that this is illegal–gave a little impromptu speech to those in the place that early voting was a good thing and that it was designed to make working peoples’ lives simpler. Then,he starts taking pictures with the voters while inside the polling place.

Unbelievable.

Edith Stifle on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Edith Stifle on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

He didn’t have Valerie Jarrett with him!

slickwillie2001 on October 26, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Yeah, the outtake they didn’t show was when the poll worker looked at his license and told him that he was in the wrong state and to head northeastward because it just said, “ME.”

cane_loader on October 26, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Edith Stifle

I want to say that maybe this is his first time voting (which would be a headscratcher on its own), but surely he voted for himself in the first election? Um, right?

R. Waher on October 26, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I’m thinkin’ Obamuh voted present.

stukinIL4now on October 26, 2012 at 2:29 AM

So once again Obama flogs the hell out of the Air Force One machinery for campaign and personal business. Jay Leno, Vegas for a rally, Chicago to early vote, and he’s off to somewhere else again tonight.
Some ‘journalist’ could win a damned prize just cataloguing all of Obama’s travel abuses, compared to the last 5-6 presidents.

rayra on October 26, 2012 at 2:44 AM

Some ‘journalist’ could win a damned prize just cataloguing all of Obama’s travel abuses, compared to the last 5-6 presidents.

rayra on October 26, 2012 at 2:44 AM

…none of the MSM would report it!

KOOLAID2 on October 26, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Hypocrite

TX-96 on October 26, 2012 at 5:44 AM

Another nice video that I cannot view on my iphone. Thanks yet again, HA!

Sherman1864 on October 26, 2012 at 6:19 AM

Was the ID real or photoshopped?

Kissmygrits on October 26, 2012 at 7:38 AM

the photo id thing?

a total staged event

look, even I am compliant

audiotom on October 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Hey guya, I kinda doubt that this has been widely reported, but on one of the most popular shows on Chicago radio station WLS it was reported that Obama took five minutes in the booth, kept looking up confused and ended up calling for assistance from a poll worker. Then, Barry –not knowing that this is illegal–gave a little impromptu speech to those in the place that early voting was a good thing and that it was designed to make working peoples’ lives simpler. Then,he starts taking pictures with the voters while inside the polling place.

Unbelievable.

Edith Stifle on October 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

The Five on Fox showed him at the “booth” (not much privacy there) and asking the poller back and forth. He can’t even get voting or his swearing in ceremony right.

they didn’t show the speech – where is the outrage?

oh right, ast and furious… benghazi… crickets

audiotom on October 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM

“I can’t tell you who I voted for.”

He couldn’t remember?

Marcola on October 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The REAL question: Which ID did OBOZO show – was it rahmbo’s, a DEAD person’s, his pal farrakhan’s, his daughters’ (sushi and malaria)…? Since the d-cRAT socialists generally vote multiple times (it’s the ONLY way they can win an election), he probably has several ID’s he uses. That’s not just “chicago values” – it’s the despicable, anti-democracy way of the lunatic-left.

TeaPartyNation on October 26, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I’m a Republican election judge in Crook County and I think the reason is probably that on normal election days you are only voting at your precent and they have voter books that has everyone’s name address and signature that they verify every time you vote and these would not be available on early voting since you can vote at any early voting location.

cmptrnerd on October 26, 2012 at 2:02 PM

IF you can vote anywhere….

.. You have to wonder how many times Obama voted.

CrazyFool on October 26, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Wait… Obama is a minority. How was he able to vote without an ID. I mean minorities don’t have ID’s at least that is their argument against PhotoIDs right?

Dasher on October 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM

That just proves you do not need a valid birth certificate to obtain an ID. I am sure he thought about his future and that of his daughters and figured MITT really is the best choice and pulled that lever.

j bo on October 27, 2012 at 1:10 AM

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