Post by caseagainstfaith on Mar 9, 2011 12:16:52 GMT -5
If some GOP lawmakers get their way, it could be a whole lot tougher for people across the country to cast a ballot in the upcoming 2012 presidential election.
Boosted by major electoral gains in state legislatures nationwide in the 2010 campaign, Republican lawmakers in 32 states are pushing measures that would require citizens to show a state identification or proof of citizenship to vote. Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, GOP lawmakers are proposing new limits on college students who vote in the state, potentially eliminating a key base of electoral support for Democrats in the state ahead of the upcoming presidential election.
As the Washington Post's Peter Wallsten writes, the measures have set off a partisan battle over voting rights across the country, with Democrats accusing Republicans of trying to suppress voters, including young people and minorities, who would cast their ballots for President Obama and other Democratic candidates next year.
In New Hampshire, Republicans are pushing to end rules that allow same-day voter registration in the state, which has often provided key swing votes for candidates from all parties in the state. State GOP lawmakers are also proposing new limits on students, including a bill that would allow them to vote in college towns only if they or their parents had established permanent residency in the state.
I guess if you can't fight fair, cheat your ass off to win right?
The reason fundie Christians love George Bush so much is because he was the only president dumb enough to come close to ending the world and let's face it the fundie Christians just want to go "home" - Marc Maron
Post by Dragon Zachski on Mar 9, 2011 14:29:02 GMT -5
This isn't just cheating, it's BLATANT cheating. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore.
If you see me typing in "quotes", that's because I'm remembering what it was like to be a fundie and then typing as if I was one :3 "Please. Understand that I only want to share God's love with you. I mean you no harm, really. You need to stop sinning."
I wonder if those GOPers have any hard numbers about this alleged voter fraud they constantly cite for this law.
From Chicago: Velma: Thank you Roxie and I would just like to thank you for your belief in our innocence. Roxie: Yes it was your letters, telegrams, and words of encouragement that helped us through this terrible ordeal of ours. Velma: You know a lot of people have lost faith in America. Roxie: And what America stands for. Velma: We are the living examples of what a wonderful country this is
This may be the greatest profanity I have ever heard, or ever will hear.
Marry me and have my unbaby.
Thank you! ;D I am trying to reduce my use of traditional profanity, in order to a) follow Catholic Lenten tradition to please various members of my church, and b) have fun making more colorful profanities.
When we get married, can we celebrate by banning straight marriage and eating the flesh of aborted babies? (Following in the footsteps of all hypothetical gay marriages, according to fundies)
But the elderly have gained too much wisdom over their years. So what if they can't even remember their own names, put 'em in the voting booth and tell 'em to vote for the guy with the R next to his name and it's all good.
I think the thought of ironbite licking Caitshidhe's ears till cows came is far more disturbing than any naked flesh we could post. Sexy thoughts are universally ruined by the introduction of farm animals.
Wait....what about college Republicans? do they still exist?
They do, but laws like this would hurt Democratic numbers far more than Republican ones. And at the end of the day, Republicans don't really care who has a voice, so long as the voice they hear is praising them.