GOP locks up the 2010 election
To the editor:
The GOP already has the 2012 presidential election in the bag and so, for them, the coming election squabble is over which of their candidates shall retire Mr. Obama and himself lead us deeper into aromatic pucky creek. This is only my opinion, not my desire, please understand.
ALEC is the acronym for the treasonous organization steering the
GOP/corporate conspiracy presently out to destroy American democracy,
among other goals. ALEC strategies believe the GOP, to win, needs a
mere 5 million voters, in the right states, to be denied to vote. They
mean voters who would vote against the GOP candidates if they were
permitted to vote.
One way to deny them the vote, they figure, is to get GOP-dominated
state governments to pass laws requiring voter ID cards. No card, no
voting. This rather small pressure dissuades Democrat-leaning
low-income voters rather more than low-income GOP voters from bothering
to obtain one. Thirty-one states now have this antidemocratic voter ID
Many times more than 5 million citizens now lack the card and thus can
be denied to vote. That's why I say it's in the bag. Worse, some of
these states require a photo ID, which reasonably enough scares away
many who otherwise would like to vote. And some states even charge for
the cards, which besides heading off many more, amounts to a Jim Crow
poll tax, which we once thought ourselves better than.
Thus, besides winning the 2012 presidential election they have also
deeply damaged American democracy rather permanently. It will take
years, if ever, to reverse these mean stupidities achieved in a few
months of successful conspiring. I fear they have taken us beyond the
remedying by peaceful democratic parliamentary means.