Friday, November 14, 2008

Coming unglued?

Safe to say, this editorial is dead on. I never cease to be amazed by the ability of the ruling party in power to change the rules to suit their own agendas. The Democrats did in the early 1990s, and now the Republicans are eager to do it today.

Granted, one would think that getting as many people to vote as possible is a good thing for a representative democracy, but whatever. Still, isn't there something alarming about this ...

State Sen. Eric Johnson, a Savannah Republican, offered the even more specious assertion, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that 45 days of early voting provides opportunities "to go out there and pick up homeless people, and carry them to the polls, and register cats."

Obviously, cats voting in flocks (herds?) is a bad thing for everyone not named 'Garfield', though of course there's no actual documentation of this nonsense ever happening. Still, isn't the bigger problem that Johnson is advocating for the denial of voting rights to people who presumably have a legitimate right to vote? I mean, just because people are homeless doesn't mean they can't vote (and, if they're homeless, they might just need a ride to the polls).

What is it with Republican leaders the past few days? Paul Broun's accusing Barack Obama of setting up a Marxist dictatorship; in addition to wanting to blacklist smart people who said 'gee that Sarah Palin might have been a bad idea for our ticket' Erick's making coin off calling Obama 'The Antichrist' (despite numerous theological and historical problems with such an assertion); and now Johnson's eager to disenfranchise folks.


Blogger David Hamilton said...

Perhaps a "pride" of cats?

10:54 AM  
Blogger Josh M. said...

There actually is no "right to vote." Doesn't exist.

8:29 AM  

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