Thursday, August 9, 2012

The More the Merrier?

That used to be true, but not in this election cycle.  The Republicans are doing everything they can to take away the rights of citizens.  All across this nation, State after State, they are making laws that marginalize minority, older, and poor voters. Why would they do that?  There is only one reason and that is to try to shave votes from Democratic candidates.  It is stunningly shocking and blatant.  Where is the outrage from the moderate minded politicians?  Why would anyone want to win an election that's rigged?  Would the victory be hollow?  Weren't we always taught to fight against the best?  Never shy away from a strong competitor?  Who wants to win if the opponent has been cut off at the knees?  

There are many lawsuits against these voter ID laws that keep cropping up.  If you are white and well off, it may not seem like a big deal at all to you, but if you don't have a driver's license or a State ID, there are reasons.  Either there is no need, no money to pay, or other hardships.  It looks so bad.  It looks bad that the only party backing these new voter ID laws are Republicans.  As if they are trying to save us from ourselves.  Bulls**t!  They want to win anyway they can.  There excuse is voter fraud, which is, thankfully, not a problem in this country.  I think there were under 100 cases of voter fraud in the last election.  It's unfortunate but with over 300 million people in this country, not a bad percentage.  So the Republicans are taking this minor number and turning it into voter suppression   laws.  Again, disgusting; a disgrace.  

Where is the outrage from the people?  The politicians?  How did our incredible country get hijacked in the name of the Constitution?  What can we do?  If you are living in a State like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Texas, and more, write your Congressman, Senator, Governor, Mayor, television reporter.  Make some noise.  

I always thought winning fair and square made for a sweet victory.... 

Sidebars:  Awkward moment of the morning: Ann Curry chatting with Matt Lauer on The Today Show introducing the piece she did on the official Olympic photographer.  Must be so difficult with all the press and dissolution of job.  Interesting that they premiered the new Matthew Perry series last night.  Jury is out for me.  I love him, but not sure.  Loving Episodes on Showtime.  I love Aaron Sorkin, don't agree with everything he says through his characters, but makes me think just a little bit harder. If I can find the Women's soccer final on TV, I will be thrilled to watch USA vs. Japan.  It's a hot and humid Thursday in NYC.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

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