Though Republicans admitted that in-person voter fraud was nonexistent, a Republican ideologue judge in Pennsylvania upheld that state’s voter suppression law that the state’s party chairman openly boasted would deliver the state to the Plutocracy’s Dream Team, Romney and Ryan.
“A Pennsylvania judge upheld the state’s strict new voter ID laws on Wednesday. The decision was a blow to voting rights advocates who expected a slam dunk victory after the state admitted it was not aware of a single incident of in-person voter fraud and the state’s House majority leader made it clear that the law waspolitically motivated.
In a 70-page order, Judge Robert E. Simpson, a Republican, said opponents failed to show “that disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable.” Simpson did not rule on the full merits of the case, only on whether or not to grant a temporary injunction.
Civil rights advocates say the law, which could affect as many as 750,000 registered voters who don’t have the required ID, will disproportionately keep poor, elderly, minority and student voters away from the polls.
Opponents plan to appeal the case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is currently divided equally with three Democrats and three Republicans (the seventh member, Justice Joan Orie Melvin, a Republican, is currently suspended due to unrelated corruptions charges). A tie would uphold the law.”
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As outrageous and clearly politically motivated as the voter suppression tactics in Pennsylvania are, they are just one of the many dirty tricks against Democratic-leaning demographics taking place all over the country.
You see, for all their flag waving, Republicans hate America.
Don’t get me wrong… They like the LAND that comprises America for whatever natural resources can wrested from the ground, profited from, and discarded without care. The unfortunate rubes born on that land are merely tolerated – for the time being. Due to the system of government our Founding Fathers entrusted to us, Republicans have no choice but pretend they are working for these useful idiots – until they can actually permanently eliminate the “problem” altogether by somehow denying them the right to vote – and they’re working on it.
Paul Weyrich, the “father” of the right-wing movement, co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Moral Majority and other Plutocratic organizations famously spoke to a bunch of Republican (phony) Christians and admitted that Republicans don’t want people to vote. He said,
“Now many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people, they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”
Having nothing legitimate to offer working people, Republicans understand quite plainly that they will lose the power to subjugate the majority of the population if people actually get to cast their vote.
Since the late 1860′s, when the Republican Party hired themselves out to the Railroad Tycoons in order to turn our government into a mere appendage of corporate affairs, Republicans have engaged in a class war against the working people of this nation.
Republicans are the Enemies from Within
Republicans are the true enemies from within, sporting their (Made in China) American Flag lapel pins as they purposefully drag us back to the very system our founders fought a revolution to escape – namely, one where the rich own and run everything and everyone else knows their (natural) “place” as they await their reward in Heaven. This is why they blanket the nation with Faux News propaganda and lies, smash down the barriers between church and state, destroy unions, and dismantle our education system. The Texas Republican Platform actually states they are AGAINST “Critical Thinking Skills!”
“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin echoed the disgust of millions of freedom-loving Americans when he wrote on his blog,
“The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.
And don’t tell me they are libertarians either. No true libertarians would ever support a culture where citizens must “show their papers” to vote or travel. That’s a hallmark of a police state, not a free country.
One might think that patriotic Republicans who sincerely love this country would be equally alarmed by their party’s dirty tricks, knowing that when they rob one person of the right that so many have died for, they rob us all while putting our entire system of representative government in jeopardy. But, you see, those Republicans with integrity that you may have read about in a history book are long gone and replaced by Stockholm Syndrome-suffering sycophants who sit silently glued to Faux News awaiting further orders to cheer their own demise… and for a billionaire to trickle on them, of course.
You see, Republicans need dumb, easily-manipulated, compliant serfs – NOT an educated, empowered, and economically vibrant middle class. THAT kind of middle class is much too “uppity.” If the United States is ever to be restored to greatness, Republicans must be relegated to PERMANENT MINORITY STATUS – as they were during the 50 years of American history known as “The Great Prosperity.”
P.S. ANY working class person who votes for a Republican is nothing less than a useful idiot for the plutocracy – whose moral failings (racism, homophobia, fear of “other,” ignorance of history/reality) makes them the willing dupes in their own demise.
Let’s Remember, Republicans have committed treason to get their boney, greed-centered, fingers around the neck of power and there has not been a legitimately-elected Republican President since Eisenhower.
Watch: Thom Hartmann explains the history of Republican Treason in electoral politics:
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