Sunday, August 18, 2013

NC Voter Law Has Progressives in a Tizzy.

North Carolina's new voter ID law has caused the panties of Progressives to bunch up uncomfortably.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement concerning the new law,  
“Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote”
and  “This new law brings our state in line with a healthy majority of states throughout the country”.

As one might expect, the Washington Post imagines that the real reason behind this law, and others like it, is to suppress the votes of the young, the old, the poor, blacks and Hispanics and everyone who isn't a white, middle class Republican.

In a column by Ari Berman for the Nation - North Carolina Passes the Country's Worst Voter Suppression Law - the editors felt the need to include a photo of a police officer watching over demonstrators near the NC state legislature; an obvious appeal to Progressives' emotional association of police officers to Fascism.

With this law, North Carolina becomes one of 35 states that require ID in order to vote. Like that bastion of Southern racism, Rhode Island :

"Despite the pleas of national Democrats who realized their cover was being blown, the state senate's only black member, Democrat Harold Metts, sponsored a voted ID bill. He said he'd heard complaints about voter fraud for years, telling the story of one poll worker who encountered a voter who couldn't spell his own last name. "

As we all know, ID laws are already in place to prevent senior citizens from purchasing cigarettes, and and minorities from purchasing beer.

Oh, yeah......I wonder which group those Amtrak racists are targeting with  their  photo ID policy?

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