Just to refer to my above post as an outsider looking in I hear the same thing from both sides GOP and DEM, the other guy just wants to do this to gain an advantage, kinda sad. I like to think most peopel are in the middle and don't consider the extreme whackos to be credible but lets face there are whackos on both sides and they always get heard out of all proportion to their support (I hope) The internet makes this easier. I hear each side continually defend their guy/gal often with such banalaties as oh yeah that was kinda bad but look at what so and so on the other side said/did.And therein lies the underlying right wing meme pushing these new laws... according to the right,
1. people without jobs are lazy
2. people without jobs are on welfare
3. people without jobs on welfare vote for Democrats
4. let's make it harder for lazy people (without jobs or on welfare) to vote.
The right wants to make it more difficult to vote, plain and simple. That has been their game plan for decades; caging lists, etc... they claim to want to stop illegal votes, when their actions are always framed to stop Democratic votes.
Seriously BOTH sides do this continually. I listen to talk radio on my commute (i know nut jobs) but Best talk radio is when the right wing one and left wing one are talking on the same subject. flipping back and forth, listening to the opposite spins is rather amusing. Then I always have to switch back to local to get the traffic, ohh the evil evil traffic.
Sorry bit off topic this post but It seems this thread is heading that way.