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Years ago a Democratic gnome sitting in a cloister pouring over reams of polls and demographics had a profound revelation: Most of the people who didn’t vote were Democrats. The word spread from gnome to pollster to politicians where it led to scads of mischief (all dressed in the trappings of government) as Democrats passed laws like same day voting, early voting, and moter-voter registration – all to elect more Democrats.
 
Then the Republicans took power. And set about repealing the Democrats’ laws. And then, as sure as one bad deed leads to another, started passing new laws of their own (also in the name of good government) – the way the Republican politicians saw it a pandemic of voter fraud was loose in the country and the cure to kill that nasty germ was to inoculate everyone with massive doses of Voter IDs.  
 
By the time all the political machinations were done no one had clean hands but, of course, no Democrat fessed up to doing any conniving and no Republican questioned the Republicans’ counter-conniving.
 
Until Rand Paul (who must have known he was about to stick his head straight into the tiger’s mouth) said, Everybody’s gone completely crazy on the Voter ID thing.
 
That made Paul no friends in either camp. Republicans said he’d just proven he  wasn’t tough enough to be the conservatives’  candidate for President in 2016 and Democrats said they didn’t believe a word Rand Paul said because he’d once also said the 1964 Civil Rights Act wasn’t perfect.
 
Before sundown Paul was getting shot by politicians from both sides – which makes a pretty good case he may be exactly the man we need for President in 2016.

 

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Reaganite
# Reaganite
Monday, May 12, 2014 6:23 PM
Most countries in the world, including all of them in Europe, have required photo voter ID for years to vote, and the frauds of ACORN show that it is way past time to implement them here. One victim of vote fraud I well remember in NC was the late Jack Hawke, whose election as Congressman from the 4th District over Ike Andrews was stolen by vote fraud in the black precincts of Durham County by the machinations of the DCNA. The Democrats are now cynically stirring the issue to try to create a sense of victimization among some racial groups to try to drive turnout. It is a red herring. People have to have photo ID's to buy alcohol, buy cigarettes, get on an airplanes, sign up for welfare, sign up for Obamacare, and many many other things.

Here is a much better take on Rand Paul on this issue:

http://www.redstate.com/2014/05/12/rand-paul-lickspittles-strike/
Choo
# Choo
Monday, May 12, 2014 9:33 PM
Why is it that anytime there is a head butt, and one side has to back down in the name of bipartisanship, it's always the Republicans. Never the Democrats. Rand plays the big tent game, a ruse intended to hoodwink Republicans into thinking if they go along with Democrats, then some of the groups the Democrats have in their pocket will peel off and vote Republican. It is the very definition of RUSE. Rand Paul can get more actual votes by going after the American Association of cross dressers. Also this play by the Democrats of Voter ID is a vote supressor is stupid. You need picture ID's for almost every endevor in America, and not having one to vote is just an invitation for fraud. Also this ploy by the left saying voter fraud is almost non-exsistant, is like saying shop lifting at the Food Lion is non exsistant, because we caught only 3 shoplifters last year. There could be and probably were 3,000 shoplifters, and only 3 were caught. Being uninformed, doesn't bode well for Rand Paul.
dap916
# dap916
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:23 AM
Yeah, I kinda agree that this voter ID issue "controversy" needs to just be put on the back burner and let the chips fall where they may in the different states that are dealing with it. I've seen so many polls that show that the majority of the population (even within the minority population) thinks that people should have to show an ID to vote to prove who they are. I think it should be a SCOTUS issue whether or not a state can constitutionally require an ID to vote and leave it at that. If the court says it's unconstitutional to require it, then that's it. If they say it's within constitutional rights for states to do it, then those states that want to do it should go for it. Next issue. Politicians seem to want to use this issue to draw favor within certain groups and nothing more.

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