The best voter suppression

Republicans are doing everything they can to suppress the vote, because every study shows that if everyone voted, Republicans would pretty much lose. Vote (Not every district, of course, but they would certainly lose their House majority, as well as many statehouses.)  

But there is one idea that they haven’t grasped yet which would accomplish the same goal.

What they need are for people to become apathetic about politics — especially young people, who are overwhelmingly less religious, more liberal, and less prejudiced than their elders.  What the Republicans need is a way to keep these people in a state where all they want to do is watch TV and eat doritos.

You see where I’m going with this, right?  Come on, Republicans!  Legalize marijuana and then those kids won’t even be motivated to get out and vote!  Bam!  Instant suppression without breaking any laws!

(OK, Republicans, stop reading now.  The rest is for my Democratic friends.

Shh!  Don’t let on.  Most republicans are so clueless about both marijuana and what young people want and think that they just might fall for this!)

Well, duh, of COURSE it’s partisan voter suppression

I admit that while I can despise certain Republicans who want to limit voting rights, I admire those who admit it is purely for political reasons, because at least they are being honest in their evilness.th061QIW1J

The fact is that there is no voter fraud. Here in Pennsylvania, the Republican party has installed a number of new barriers to voting in order to prevent that terrible voter fraud, because, after all, in the last ten years we’ve had zero cases of voter fraud here. Similar numbers exist around the country.

Clearly, these new voter suppression laws are a solution in search of a problem.

So I tip my hat to those Republicans who tell the truth. Take Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai who admitted that voter identification efforts were designed to suppress Democratic votes. (Remember him? He told a Republican Steering Committee meeting that Voter ID “is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”) While Obama did carry the state, Republicans still bragged that their efforts cut their losses and allowed them to retain control of the House seats from Pennsylvania.

The strictest voter ID laws since the 1960s have recently been passed by the neanderthals in North Carolina, all to stop that elusive “voter fraud.” So I can applaud neanderthaless Phyllis Schlafly, who recently argued that getting rid of early voting was important not to fight against fraud but because it helped Democrats.

How can you not admire her for that? We’ve been saying all along that this was for partisan political reasons, and her response was essentially, “Yeah, of course it is. So what?

Here’s what she said:

The reduction in the number of days allowed for early voting is particularly important because early voting plays a major role in Obama’s ground game. The Democrats carried most states that allow many days of early voting, and Obama’s national field director admitted, shortly before last year’s election, that “early voting is giving us a solid lead in the battleground states that will decide this election.”

The Obama technocrats have developed an efficient system of identifying prospective Obama voters and then nagging them (some might say harassing them) until they actually vote. It may take several days to accomplish this, so early voting is an essential component of the Democrats’ get-out-the-vote campaign.

Translation: “We need to get rid of early voting because these early voters don’t vote the way we want.”

So please don’t buy the bullshit. There is no voter fraud. The Republicans know they can’t win if everyone votes, so their only hope is to keep us from voting.

And they admit this.