The Pissed Off Tree Rat is pissed. Yup, even more than usual.
You need a photo ID to:
Buy nasal decongestant at WalMart.
Check into a hotel.
Rent a DVD at Blockbuster.
Get on a plane.
Buy a car.
See an R-Rated movie.
And so on, and so forth……………
So when states legislate an ID requirement to vote what’s our Command and Chief have to say?
TPM. “I will say that my big priority is making sure that as many people are participating in our democracy as possible,” Obama said. “Some of these moves in some of the other states that we’ve seen try to make it tougher to vote, restricting ballot access, making it hard on seniors, making it hard on young people.
“I think that’s a big mistake, and I have made sure that our Justice Department is taking a look at what’s being done across the country to ensure that people aren’t being denied access to the franchise,” Obama said.
Buying beer, or smokes, or cold meds needs to be controlled tighter than casting a vote in President Obama’s opinion. The only reason to fight voter ID laws is an overt desire to support voter fraud. Being asked for ID when buying a 12 pack, when you’re over 40, is just inconvenient and stupid but I do it anyway. Arguing that a state has no right to ask for my ID to vote is just fraking insane! Any DOJ employees with a grain of decency , or common sense, should be throwing up right about now.
I don’t know what pisses me off more, the idea that you don’t need to produce a photo ID to vote or that the President tries to argue that weak assed disenfranchisement bullshit as the excuse to facilitate plain old DNC turn-out-the-vote fraud.