2012 Flashback: Democrats Had Different Reaction To Obama’s Postmaster Closing Facilities


[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”J” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]ohn Solomon, with Just The News writes “after the discredited cries of Russia collusion and Ukrainian aid interference, Democrats in Washington have sounded a new alarm that President Trump and his new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy may be trying to thwart mail-in balloting in the November election by cutting costs at the postal service.”

As proof of the Democrats’ “whatever Trump touches turns to collusion” credo, Solomon takes us back to 2012 when “President Barack Obama’s Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe proposed closing as many as 223 mail processing facilities and eliminating thousands of postal jobs.” As a quick reminder, the United States was not in the midst of a global pandemic threatening our economic existence. Nonetheless, Obama’s Postmaster did not receive the same response as DeJoy from Democrats.

Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told NBC earlier this month, “what you’re witnessing is a president of the United States who is doing everything he can to suppress the vote, make it harder for people to engage in mail-in balloting at a time when people will be putting their lives on the line by having to go out to a polling station and vote.” Sanders added “this is a crisis for American democracy. We have got to act and act now.”

Ironically Democrats fully support individuals gathering in masses to protest, riot and loot, but when it comes to attending church services or voting, they have their reliable “health safety” excuse. In 2012, “to be fair” writes Solomon, “Sanders and 26 of his Senate Democratic colleagues strongly opposed Donahue’s cutbacks, asking for a delay and congressional oversight.” However, “in their letter, they didn’t once mention concerns about mail ballots or elections, instead focusing on lost jobs for unionized postal workers and inconvenience for rural customers.”

Some state officials raised concerns about postal cutbacks in 2012, and while “some Democrats supported the state officials, and the Postal Service’s Donahoe proceeded with a series of closings between May and August 2016 before suspending any other changes in September of that year to assuage concerns about impacts on that election, in which Obama won a second term.”

Moral of the story: “Democrats never accused Obama or his postmaster of conspiring to suppress mail ballots or intentionally disenfranchise voters like they have accused Trump of doing.”