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  •  The Heritage Foundation guy? Oh yeah, right... (8+ / 0-)

    Lowry doesn't exactly lend credence--or legitimacy--to his case by quoting one of the leading advocates of voter suppression laws.

    It's not just about race--though of course that does play a role here. It's about age--young people of college age, be they black, white, brown, yellow, red, or whatever. It's about seniors, be they whatever skin color or ethnicity. It's about people whose working hours only allow them to vote at certain times during the day or the week. It's about people who don't drive--and so don't have driver's licenses. And it's about "taxing" students who want to vote where they attend college--and so live at least nine months out of the year. And that, Mr. Lowry, is a poll tax--which is still very much unconstitutional, and not "mainstream" in the least.

    But then, I guess Mr. Lowry can rank right down with our new governor in "...not knowing everything that's in a bill" before he endorses--or signs--it, can't he?

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    by GainesT1958 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 11:32:57 AM PDT

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    •  If they could work out a way ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... to only let angry old white men vote, why, they would.

      And if Hillary opposed it, she'd be "playing" the "emotion card" and the "gender card".

      Because sure as anything, one of their first things when they do something like playing the race card is to accuse the other side of doing so, to create noise to interfere with people pointing out what they are doing.

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      by BruceMcF on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 02:09:22 PM PDT

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