HBO: The Newsroom- The Greater Fool Broadcast

Voter IDSource: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus

This is my first satire about voter id and that is because this is a very serious issue. Because we are literally talking about perhaps the most anti-democratic pieces of legislation that America has ever seen at least going back to the 1960s and 70s. It is not a solution looking for a problem, it is bad policy without a problem to fix at all. To put it frankly, it is about preventing loyal Democrats from voting. People who wouldn’t need id’s for anything, like senior citizens and college students, at least not state-issued id’s.

Neoconservatives, because that is exactly what they are and I’m with the Jeff Daniels character on this one, when they won back a bunch of state legislatures and governorships in 2010, especially in big traditional Democratic states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, discovered they enjoyed power. Actually they love power, they loved power as much as Jim Morrison loved alcohol or John Candy loved food. And also discovered that if they put their policies and laws through, people in those states, especially big Democratic states would vote them out and they would be out of power, the thing they love.

So how do you hold onto power without winning reelection? You stop the opposition from voting, you after their traditional base and make it difficult for them to vote. A better term for voter id would be the Democratic Voter Prevention Act or DVPA and then name the state that currently has a Tea Party government instead of Republican government. To be a Republican, I think you actually have to believe in republicanism. That makes sense to me at least. “I know how we’ll win and get reelected! We’ll stop the other sides’ core base from voting! Gee that’s the ticket!” Unfortunately for them, this is unconstitutional and has been thrown out in states like Pennsylvania.

HBO: The Newsroom- The Greater Fool Broadcast

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