Republicans are waging a war on American voters by attempting any means necessary to keep President Barack Obama from winning a second election. That doesn't mean they're going to be successful, with his approval rating being higher than those who disapprove (depending on which source you look at, of course). So when the far right isn't busy attacking the reproductive rights of women and the civil rights of homosexual Americans, they're focusing their sights on voter ID laws.
On the surface, requiring picture identification isn't that bad of an idea. It would prevent electoral fraud, which is a good thing because voter fraud is unacceptable regardless of the side of the political spectrum you associate with. Nonetheless, it's the wording used by a Pennsylvania Republican that points out why they're after these new laws. It truly has nothing to do with you, the American voter. It has more to do with their damaged pride and the fact that they seem to have a hard time accepting a black liberal president in the Oval Office.
House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) made some revealing statements recently regarding the reasoning behind voter laws, and it really didn't seem to have much with the point of protecting the interests of every American. In fact, it appears to be a concept pandering to bitter republican apologists.
Indeed, this is a war on U.S. voters.
Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it's done. First pro-life legislationÂ—abortion facility regulationsÂ—in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.
Republicans are trying to attack low-income voters, in particular African-Americans, because that is what this law would most affect. In conjunction with Turzai's comments, this just clearly shows what kind of game the far right is trying to run.
They cannot rely on honest political strategy or simply using good values in their platforms. Instead, they've got to cheat and play a cut-throat game that creates American casualties. This sad attempt at losing Obama the next election may come to bite them in the backsides when it's all said and done, though!
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