So...I'm a racist.

Or at least that is what the liberal left would like you to think about me or anyone else who dares support legislation requiring a photo ID to vote. But when you take into consideration that their goal is to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator*, the accusation is hypocritical, laughable and just plain dumb. Especially when you add in how the left operates; arguments based on emotion rather than fact and focused on the supposed rights of a group rather than the actual rights of an individual.

Enough about us crazy right-wing racists though. Let us, for a moment, examine how the left actually thinks about some of the people they purport to champion. One could sum it up, noted by Mr. Prager in his article, as what George W. Bush called “the soft bigotry of low expectations”;

  • “Given the lack of demands, given the rationalization for poor speech (before the Left took over education, both blacks and whites spoke and wrote far better), given the advocacy of lowering standards for blacks in everything from civil-service tests to college admissions, and given other examples, it is hard not to conclude that many on the Left really do think black Americans are not equally capable of excellence (outside of sports and entertainment).”
    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/268966/low-expectations-demean-bl...

So what now? If race is just a card being played by liberals in the game of political poker, what do they seek to gain by opposing measures to improve the integrity of our elections? Well, as the razor for that Occam fellow said, the simplest answer is most often the correct one…the outright theft of elections.

  • “Americans take the integrity of our elections for granted. Every citizen has an equal right to vote, and every vote cast is counted. Rubbish. The voter rolls of this country are stuffed with illegal aliens, felons and dead people, who not only vote, they vote overwhelmingly Democrat.”
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44053

Before wading into the numbers, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take at least one of my elected (not by me) representatives to task for being a lockstep liberal moron. I thought about starting with my City Councilperson, Lindsay Webb, but I didn’t feel like spending the dollar (or whatever it costs) to read drivel from The Blade editorial board. So State Representative Matthew Szollosi it is. As a quick aside, does anyone else think this guy may actually have a “bat phone” to the local union halls in his office? I don’t think I can recall an event of his recently that wasn’t in some part sponsored by a union. Anyway, below is part of Szollosi’s statement after the initial passage of HB 159 (Ohio’s Voter ID Bill), which he feels will disenfranchise thousands of qualified voters.

  • “I can sum up the goal of this bill in one word - control. Proponents of the bill are determined to suppress minority participation in the election process, and I find that to be offensive and unacceptable. There is no question that passage of this bill will disproportionately impact minorities, the elderly, folks making less than $30,000 per year, and college students. It’s no coincidence that these groups typically vote for Democrats.”
    http://glasscityjungle.com/2011/03/statements-on-passage-of-hb-159

There it is, “suppress minority participation”, it only took him two sentences to pull the race card. And while we’re here, what is it with Democrats always trying to sell people on who and how many will be “disenfranchised”? Regardless, I'd be curious if Captain Co-Sponsor actually knows how many people have driver licenses or ID cards, are registered to vote or have even voted in our great state? To makes things easier, here's how it looked in 2010:

  • Licensed Drivers/ID Card Holders: 8,831,740
  • Registered Voters: 8,037,806
  • Votes Cast: 3,956,045
  • Voter Turnout: 49.22%

So if I’m reading the above correctly, and I hope that I am considering it is my own research, there were approximately 800,000 more licensed drivers and ID card holders than there were registered voters in 2010. But didn’t Rep. Szollosi say he felt that thousands of qualified voters would be disenfranchised by having an ID requirement? I’m sure he would argue that it is still legal to vote in Ohio without having a photo ID and that those people are still “qualified voters”. But I’ll see his “thousands” and raise him a voter turnout of less than 50% because I’d be curious to hear how many of those “qualified voters” he thinks actually made it to the polls. And I’m sure he would also say that the number of licensed drivers and ID card holders includes individuals who are not of legal voting age. Fair point, but what if I told you that according to the 2000 Census there were roughly 325,000 individuals in Ohio who were of driving age but not of voting age. That still leaves almost 500,000 individuals holding drivers licenses or ID cards who aren’t even registered to vote.

From this vantage point, it appears the only things being “disenfranchised” are civic duty and the integrity of our elections.

* By the way, does it strike anyone as only just a coincidence that if you were to abbreviate Lowest Common Denominator and Lucas County Democrats you get the same three letters?

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I don't know if you're a racist or not, but so what? A Right Wingnut likes HB 159 so it follows that the Moonbats must oppose it with great vigor and a show of emotional hostility. Personally I don't have a problem with it, although I don't think it will solve anything. For instance, it does not prevent non-residents that were imported into Ohio by ACORN from getting an Ohio ID and voting.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

but as you precisely stated, so what? Race has nothing to do with the crux of the issue.

I wouldn't necessarily agree that the legislation won't solve anything because it is a step in the right direction. That being said, it is only one step and there's still much to be done to ensure the integrity of our elections.

It's racism because the only other argument the libtards have is that they support voter fraud...

Which we all know is the plain truth anyways....

They are only fooling themselves...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Using their logic the following things are racist because they involve showing an ID:

Boarding a plane
Cashing a check
Using medical insurance
Buying a car
Buying a fishing license
Selling a car
Renting a car
Renting a boat
Applying for a gun permit
Taking a vocational certification test

Wow I guess Jim Crow really does live. And in Ohio too!

MikeyA

Another unintended irony...Jim Crow laws are from Democrats.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

My hard spot with the whole election integrity issue is that while it will never be perfect, the process can be improved to the point that the imperfections do not matter. For instance, with a voting population of 4,546,767 100 people are not likely to make a difference.

In a way it reminds me of the 12 million illegal aliens that reside in the US. The argument is that we can't find and deport 12 million people, which is likely true, but we can deport 11 million and that's a good beginning.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

I find it funny that could walk in and vote with my mother's utility bill without being questioned yet I have been denied three separate times to buy beer with my Federal Issued Military ID each time within the city limits of Toledo.

MikeyA

Consider the people involved. Election workers (at least where I live) are volunteers and are generally pretty reasonable people and actually know many of the voters by sight. Now, I don't know where and how you were denied a beer - I'd buy you one and be proud to do so - but the clerical staff involved may not have been hired for their academic achievements.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Your just a yuppie want-a-be queer, thats all !

And you are no "wanna be".....you are the genuine article...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

You beat me to it.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

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