Great News – We’ve Already Stolen The 2012 Election
So says E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post, arguing that voter i.d. laws and limitations on early voting will suppress the Democratic Party vote and disenfranchise minorities:
An attack on the right to vote is underway across the country through laws designed to make it more difficult to cast a ballot. If this were happening in an emerging democracy, we’d condemn it as election-rigging. But it’s happening here, so there’s barely a whimper.
Is there any successful Republican election which was not stolen? George Bush stole 2000 and 2004. McCain was too honest to steal 2008; we’ll never make the mistake of having an honest candidate again, now will we?
Had I known that we already stole 2012, I might have stayed at Blogger and taken some time off.
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No need to have the election, then … right? High fives all!
EJ is as reliable as the sun rising … its racism 24/7 with him …
Just got over to your new site. Extremely high winds in NW Georgia caused power outage on Lookout Mountain since about 4PM Saturday.
Electrified and internetized once again. Probably won’t last but what the heck.
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Oooh goodie! Sarah and Michele can start measuring for the new curtains at la Casa Blanca, now.
Okay, E.J. Let’s do it your way, but even more so. How about no I.D., no questions asked, (not even “Hi, are you here to vote?” allowed) … anybody who shows up at any poll gets to vote … doesn’t even matter if the sweet little old lady working at the poll there that day could swear she’s seen you 50 times that day, the last time 10 minutes ago when she saw you leave and get right back in line for the 51st time. Complete honor system.
Then, of course, we’ll have to do the same with matters of less importance than voting which currently require proof of I.D., e.g., buying cigarettes, buying liquor, gambling in casinos …
LukeHandCool (who no doubt was inspired by this noble urge to expand democracy when he attempted to buy beer as a teenager).
Things must really look bad if they’re making excuses for losing a year and a half out.
Yeah, denying illegal aliens and other non-registered voters the ability to vote in American elections is “stealing” elections. I would argue that Harry Reid would not have won last November without the illegal alien vote.
The Dems are nervous. People like Clair Macaskill of Missouri are in deep trouble now that they can’t sent their ACORN minions out to falsify voter registrations and sumbit thousands of illegal votes. Ciro Rodriques (D) lost to Republican Conseco when the district decided to check the voter registration cards submitted by La Raza and found that a number of illegals had voted Rodriquez in when he defeated Henry Bonilla.
I will see if I can find the youtube video of Dwana Duke (Texas Representative from Austin) debating a naturalized citizen who is now a state rep about “disenfranchisement” of “her” people.
[So says E.J. Dionne in The Washington Post, arguing that voter i.d. laws and limitations on early voting will suppress the Democratic Party vote and disenfranchise minorities]
This is an equal opportunity i.d. law. It suppresses the Republican Party vote also. Seems like a wash to me. Being Polish, I feel like a disenfranchised senior citizen minority.
And just like all the Democratic, disenfranchised minorities, I may have to vote more than once.
Are there any “1st world countries” where one can vote without ID? I remember voting overseas several times [I hold dual citizenship], and if I would have tried to vote without ID I would have been either laughed out of the polls or arrested. It is my understanding that in Europe, one must carry personal ID at all times.
Even in Iraq, there was a measure to prevent double voting: remember the famous purple fingers.
Of course, E.J. Dionne has a reference “country” in mind: Cook County. Indeed, not an emerging democracy but rather a submerging one. Vote early, vote often.
If the election has already been stolen, then who won (will win)? Romney? Huntsman? Harold Stassen?
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“I would argue that Harry Reid would not have won last November without the illegal alien vote.”
The culinary union and three major casinos. (The MGM has 10,000 maids.)
Unions should be subject to E-verify. It is illegal to “aid and abet” I believe…
ej dionne’s entire argument is racist; basically, minorities aren’t smart enough to handle the simplest tasks.
and i’m offended.
milo-what’s your avatar? this is driving me nuts. i thought i saw it on cartoon network….
“Cowboy Curtis | June 20, 2011 at 1:03 pm
Things must really look bad if they’re making excuses for losing a year and a half out.”
It’s such a dirty shame that they now make people have the same photo ID requirement that they must have for Food Stamps in order to vote.
America must be going hungry with out their E.J. Dionne mustard.
Whether or not these laws can be rolled back, their existence should unleash a great civic campaign akin to the voter-registration drives of the civil rights years. The poor, the young and people of color should get their IDs, flock to the polls and insist on their right to vote in 2012.
WHAT!?!? You mean to say people — aside from dead people that is — can still vote, in fact they can even flock to the polls, under our new Jim Crow laws? Yeesh, the racists better plug that loophole if’n they want quality Nu Jim Crow laws.
I dunno, a “get an ID ya lazy bum” drive doesn’t sound quite as noble as a voter-registration drives. Besides, once you’ve bribed them with cigarettes to get an ID, how can you be sure they’ll vote without shaking you down for another pack of Marlboroughs.
Here in Ohio, we’re going one better…there’s a bill in the works to end ‘I don’t know where I’m supposed to vote, so let me vote here instead’ nonsense.
The second great enabler of voter fraud.
But I don’t feel like a thief. 🙂
[…] Meanwhile, Bob Belvedere and Smitty fisk E.J. Dionne for his ridiculous theory that voter ID laws are racist and biased against Democrats. Prof. Jacobson joins the fun. […]
I am not that smart because I am unable to understand why asking a potential voter for proof that he/she has the right to vote is “voter intimidation”. Someone please help me.
And how do I add an avatar [proof that I am not that smart]?
Great_unknown, Australia is one first world country that requires no ID from voters. All you are asked is “what is your name”, “what is your address”, and “what is your favourite colour” “have you voted before in this election”.
Damn, the <s> tag doesn’t work. “What is your favourite colour” was meant to be stricken out.
Australia requires voting. There is a fine for those who skip their civic duty.
How does this connect the Justice Department refusing to allow a North Carolina town to have non-partisan mayoral elections. The Voting Rights people said that Blacks wouldn’t know who to vote for if there wasn’t a party affiliation. Never mind that No One can remember the last time they had a viable Republican candidate for any office.
What tag does work for striking out? I’ve tried three times and can’t get it to work either.