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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-12-11 10:19 PM
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Republican manipulation of voting laws is only fair.
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Only in their own minds, of course. But the question is, how can anyone, ever, think is this fair?

I think I've figured it out.

To them, it's fair play, and just part of the "game", to take the phantom menace of "voter fraud", and use it to spearhead, across the nation, laws to make it harder to vote.

To some of us, it's been hard to believe that they could actually get away with advocating making it harder for American citizens to cast a vote. And the more attention you've paid, the more you understand that there is a long history of Republicans trying to limit the vote. Not, mind you, keeping invalid votes from being cast by "illegals", or dead people, or by someone claiming to be Mickey Mouse or Tony Romo.

By American citizens.

How could anyone think this is a defensible tactic? How can Republicans think that this is in the spirit of American democracy?

It's easy: they think Democrats are already cheating.

Because Democrats represent (at least to the point of historically gaining their votes) the poor, minorities, and all of the underemployed and unemployed.

And this is the key: Republicans don't think those people should be allowed to vote. They believe in their hearts that the Democrats getting the votes of those people is in fact cheating.

Hence the ACORN "scandal", and all the myriad facets of the war on the poor that we are seeing.

So since getting the votes of people -- American citizens -- that they see as "losers" or "loafers" or "leeches", is cheating in their minds, they feel it's not only fair but indeed righteous to use the law to decrease those peoples' participation by at least the 1% to 3% it takes to swing an election.

Because those people do not, in their view of American democracy, deserve to vote. This is what their vision of America comes down to.

It's well past time for the 99% to occupy the country they live in. For America, and for what it was founded for.

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