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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:13 PM

sponsor of PA voter id -voter suppression act thinks many of the 47% too lazy to get out & get an ID

so it's not the voter ID law that should be blamed for disenfranchizing them.

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/19/877981/sponsor-of-pennsylvania-voter-id-law-defends-romney-says-lazy-people-also-shouldnt-vote/?mobile=nc

Pennsylvania’s strict voter ID law returns to the lower court for reconsideration, its original sponsor, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-PA), told KDKA Radio Wednesday morning that his law will only disenfranchise “lazy” people, like the ones Mitt Romney was talking about in the leaked video of a private fundraiser.

When asked about the voter ID law’s disenfranchisement of the 750,000 Pennsylvanians who cannot get IDs, Metcalfe cited Romney’s offhand dismissal of the 47% of the country who will never “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” as proof that those people don’t deserve the right to vote:


HOST: Are you absolutely convinced…that the methods to implement this law are effective and will in fact make sure no legitimate voter will be disenfranchised?

METCALFE: I don’t believe any legitimate voter that actually wants to exercise that right and takes on the according responsiblity that goes with that right to secure their photo ID will be disenfranchised. As Mitt Romney said, 47% of the people that are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work, and we have a lot of people out there that are too lazy to get up and get out there and get the ID they need. If individuals are too lazy, the state can’t fix that.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:15 PM

1. I'm hoping and praying people in PA get mad enough to make sure they go vote.

 

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:16 PM

2. He's a POS. If this guy was a true American, he'd be raging

against obstacles to voting put in Americans' way. This is their formula to win. They all disgust me.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 07:33 PM

3. Yet more embarrassment from my state

. This guy is a real nut job. He has been on KDKA radio often, mostly talking about all of the illegal immigrants he sees in PA. He can look at them and tell they are illegal, by the way. He advocates that if you think you see someone illegal, you should call the police.

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