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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:26 PM

Really George...Really?

George Will Can Hardly Contain His Contempt for Americans

Posted on 12/20/2012 at 4:00 pm by JM Ashby


George Will is very uncomfortable with the idea of automatic voter registration or even the idea of more people voting, and here he is explaining why.


Because the likelihood of any individual’s vote mattering is infinitesimal and because the effort required to be an informed voter can be substantial, ignorance and abstention are rational, unless voting is cathartic or otherwise satisfying. A small voting requirement such as registration, which calls for the individual voter’s initiative, acts to filter potential voters with the weakest motivations. They are apt to invest minimal effort in civic competence. As indifferent or reluctant voters are nagged to the polls — or someday prodded there by a monetary penalty for nonvoting — the caliber of the electorate must decline.

Which group of Americans are disproportionately effected by making it more difficult to register and more difficult to vote? Minorities.

According to Will, these people have the “weakest motivations” and are only willing to invest “minimal effort in civic competence.” And if we register all of them to vote, the “caliber of the electorate must decline.”

George your voters educate themselves by listening to Fox News! Enough said!

http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/12/george-will-can-hardly-contain-his-contempt-for-americans.html

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:33 PM

1. Yes, George ...

A small voting requirement such as registration, which calls for the individual voter’s initiative, acts to filter potential voters with the weakest motivations. They are apt to invest minimal effort in civic competence.


It's far better to have individuals voting that have the strongest motivations ... the fear that fox feed them. NOT!

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. Yep, George just wants the Spineless Zombies to vote!

He believes we should make it as hard as possible to vote for your own self-interest and that it’s better to have a milquetoast electorate that, almost categorically, votes against their own self-interest.



milque·toast


noun, ( sometimes initial capital letter )
a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, especially one who is easily dominated or intimidated:

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:48 PM

2. How do you measure motivation?

Is there a sliding scale 1-10?

Can we factor in impediments?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:41 PM

4. Pure racism.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:42 PM

5. mr will is about 25 years past his sale date.

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:24 PM

6. Yup...Curdeled milk!

Time to toss him away!

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