Thursday, June 16, 2011

Of Tea and Paranoia

I'm not at all confused by this. In fact, after Wisconsin, I'm shocked that the Republicans are still trying to hide it. According to Think Progress, the Maine Teabaggers are expecting to shut down same-day voter registration at the polls.  So what's this mean? Well, same day voter registration allows voters to arrive and register at the polls, without having to wait in line. This means people who otherwise wouldn't have the time to wait three hours at the Sec. of State can register right there and then vote. None of this quick stuff. You'll have to wait just like the rest of us.

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of these voters are democrats. Honestly, I love democrats. I just we were more responsible about our voting habits. But the GOP is trying it's damnedest to make it harder for us to vote; between redistricting to this garbage, it's almost like they don't want us voting because, well, they know they'll lose.

Oh, but wait - it gets better. Let's listen to what the state chairman said about this:
“If you want to get really honest, this is about how the Democrats have managed to steal elections from Maine people,Webster told a columnist for the Portland Press Herald in a piece published Friday. “Many of us believe that the Democrats intentionally steal elections.”

So, wait. "Many of us believe that Democrats intentionally steal elections." Translation: "I disagree with you. Therefore, you steal elections because people don't give a rat's ass about what I believe, because I simply cannot get it through my fat head how democracy works."

Hey, that makes perfect sense.
"There's a large mustard-mine near here. And the moral of that is -- the more of mine there is, the less there is of yours." That's pretty much the Tea Party mantra, and that apparently applies to voting rights, too.

And this isn't the only bill like this. All across the nation the GOP is trying to make it harder and harder for democrats to go out and vote. Voter ID laws are popping up all over the place, to protect you from voter fraud, despite the fact that there's only been one case of it 143 years. Smaller governments regulate who can and can't vote, apparently.

I'd call them fascists, but that'd be an insult to sticks.

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