Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Oh no, it could never be about integrity, could it?

Requiring voter identification at the polls, that is...

AUSTIN — Faced with the likelihood that state Senate Republicans will ultimately pass a controversial bill requiring voters to show photo identification cards, Senate Democrats opened the fight Tuesday with delaying tactics designed to give the House a better chance of killing the measure.

And it would seem that this is the typical Texas Democrat response:

“This is about Republicans scaring off just enough eligible elderly, disabled, blacks and Hispanics to stay in power four more years, plain and simple,” said Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, of the Republican proposal.

Yes, indeed. It could never be about beefing up the integrity of the system. It could never be an attempt to ensure that our elections don't turn into some banana republic Chicago-style complete and total joke. No, never. It's nothing more than a power grab by those evil bastard Republicans. You know, now that I think about it, the Dems would really be the fly in the ointment when it came to us going back to the Republic of Texas. If we ever really did it we very well might need all the people in other parts of the United States who believe in what we're doing, to come down here and help us balance out all those folks who vote in assclowns like Eliot Shapleigh. I wonder how we could pull that off...