Let's put the unfunded manate of the "Real ID" on state ballots in 2006.
If the fundie nuts can put gay marriage proposals on ballots to bring out the nutters, then we certainly should be able to get the more progressive voters out en masse to vote if we put the Real ID on the ballot. Fiscal conservatives who loathe Bush and moderates who don't want yet another unfunded mandate taxing their economically deficient pocketbooks will come out to vote against this ploy. A friend of mine on another blog posted this idea and I expanded on it. What are your thoughts? Pros? Cons?
2. I would hope we could get this, at least, in the states where there are
tight races (my state does have ballot initiatives) - will Texas even have any tight races with DeLay's redistricting? My state will FINALLY be getting rid of Bill Frist. And, I know Harold Ford Jr. isn't the most popular Dem on this board, but if it comes down to him or the former mayor of Chattanooga - a progressive Republican - then Tennessee will be MUCH better off with either one of them. However, Ford would have a better chance with that initiative on the ballot.
4. Well, yes... but that wasn't the point I was trying to make.
I was trying to point out that if the wingnuts can get their voters to the polls by putting such items as "gay marriage" on the ballots, then the progressives can get their OWN voters out in force by putting something like this unfunded mandate on the ballot. It's a flip of the Rovian ploy.
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