How nice of them to help with the needless hoop they created.
Of course none of this was necessary before the neo-confederates in the Mississippi legislature injected a citizenship challenge into the voting process via necessitating presentation of birth certificates to get a “free ID.”
So what’s wrong with the PDA (Public Disservice Announcement)? In fairness, it says that “if you already have an acceptable photo ID” you won’t need another on election day. Here the conservatives cunningly conceal in plain sight a truth that is detrimental to many Mississippians. In the process of telling you what you won’t need, they omit something critical. You can’t get the “free ID” if you have something many Mississippians now have, a current driver’s license. The ad is cute. It even has Mr. Haney, I mean, Mr. Hosemann sitting in a boat with a fishermen telling him that he can use a paycheck stub to get a photo ID. See it’s so simple even a Mississippian or a caveman could do it. But hold it right there. Did he say if you wanted to get a “free ID” you could bring a paycheck stub? Mr. Haney knows that isn’t true. You have to have a birth certificate to get the “free ID,” according to the law that the neo-confederates passed. They aren’t going to give you a “free ID” if you bring in your paycheck stub.
But Mr. Hosemann, like Mr. Haney selling Oliver Douglas doors without knobs or a tractor without wheels, pretends he is selling voting ease to the public when what he is really selling is a Republican constructed complication. For if you lose your driving privilege (which costs money) due to suspension for traffic fines or your Geico auto insurance lapsed and you get a ticket which you can’t pay, you must go through the citizenship challenge (present a birth certificate). In effect Mississippi’s neo-confederates have increased the penalty for unpaid driving penalties.
So in essence in a state, Mississippi, where black families have a fraction of the income of white families, voting has a new poll tax attached to it. People with licenses who can afford to keep them don’t have their citizenship challenged as a step in voting and people who can’t afford them do.
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Did you catch Ann Coulter’s latest routine where she feigns concern for the American worker in an attack on Sheldon Adelson’s immigration stance (amnesty). What’s hilarious is how see thinks we haven’t noticed the things about which she’s silent.
While she attacks Mexican immigration and the businessmen who hire Mexicans, she’s conveniently silent about the real attack by business on American labor via job and profit off-shoring which weakens the tax base thereby giving rise to Teabaggers.
Ann, you’re so funny. I just love how you quote Friedman about the businessman’s love of free enterprise except “when it comes to themselves,” as if with lobbyists writing the laws, America actually has had anything approximating free enterprise.
Ann, this routine is almost as funny as the time, a few months ago, when you did your best Angela Davis impression by attacking white southerners (Democrats) for opposing black gun ownership after the Civil War. Ha, ha, ha! You have got to love it when conservatives like Coulter criticize conservatives of the past like Klansmen and by association their descendants the Neo-Confederates.
But back to the immigration discussion, a reference to white people (Israelis) giving black people one-way tickets to Uganda, priceless. Haven’t had this much fun, since Gingrich proposed firing janitors and giving their jobs to the children. Republicans favoring American labor. Guffaw, guffaw, heehaw!
Coulter not concerned about workers
Chris McDaniel, 2014 Mississippi U.S. Senate candidate, may be the best thing for Mississippi. At long last Mississippi would be able to end its secret lover (Strom Thurmanesque) relationship with the federal government.
McDaniel would back Utah Sen. Mike “Laughing Stock” Lee
Well paid clowns running interference for the insurance companies
the next time Republicans decide to shut the government down (like the Tea Party shutdown/Republican employment plan which idled thousands of Utah workers) as a way of showing how they would be willing to widen the doughnut hole for seniors (a hole which Obamacare closes) for freedom’s sake.
Oh, the government is too large, the constitutional conservatives say, so no one should have a problem with cutting farm subsidies and letting the free market work in Mississippi, right? And, by ending this affair that the people have with their government, Mississippi could help stop the government from forcing insurance companies to allow Mississippians to keep their children on their health policies until they’re 26 or to accept people with pre-existing conditions.
Yes, Republicans are ideal for America because they know that nothing fails like all that government and/or labor involvement in the market. Just look at those wretched Singaporeans, Japanese and Germans with their economies in total free-fall, totally un-American.