Rand Paul to GOP: Our voter ID push is “offending people”

posted at 4:41 pm on May 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’ve been waiting three hours since I saw this tweet for the NYT to publish a transcript or story about what he said, but no dice as I’m writing this. If it happens tonight, I’ll update with a link. The quote’s almost certainly not out of context, though: Remember, Paul told David Axelrod a few weeks ago that he thinks the GOP might be overemphasizing the issue. What’s newsy about this is the tone. Sounds like he’s gone from “maybe this isn’t a great idea” to “let’s drop it, quickly.”

An interesting reply from lefty Benjy Sarlin:

And Paul’s evolution, needless to say, is no accident:

Meeting with black pastors and breaking with the party orthodoxy on voter ID is less important to Rand in building his base for the general election than it is in preemptively defusing the “Paul’s a racist” attacks that will begin the instant he emerges as a serious threat for the nomination. The left (and maybe not just the left) is going to kitchen-sink him on that — his old comments on the Civil Rights Act, his father’s newsletters, having the “Southern Avenger” on staff, even agreeing with Cliven Bundy about federal land-use practices before quickly denouncing him after his comments about blacks went viral. Between Paul’s voter ID skepticism, his outreach to black leaders, and his criticism of racial bias in drug law enforcement and sentencing, he’s trying to vaccinate himself from the “racism” attacks that are assuredly coming, at least to the extent that reporters are forced to mention all of Paul’s conciliatory measures towards minority voters when relaying Democratic talking points on him.

How does this play in the primaries, though? Voter ID is of a piece with immigration reform, I think, in that righties see both issues as very basic rule-of-law stuff. (Whereas lefties, naturally, see them as proxies for racism.) If you can enhance the integrity of elections by imposing a simple ID requirement, you do it; if you can reduce the risk of illegal immigration in the future, even as a condition to a mass amnesty right now, you do it. If Paul’s conceding on one of those issues because he’s eager to impress a core Democratic constituency from whom he’s unlikely to win many extra votes, it opens him up to speculation that he might concede on other important issues once in office. That is to say, in the name of vaccinating himself in the general election, he might be giving himself a bug in the primaries. And there is, of course, a potential rival who’ll be only too happy to make him pay for it: Not only has Ted Cruz praised GOP candidates for defending voter ID, he tried to attach a voter ID measure of his own to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill last year. Cruz could use this as a proxy issue to convince conservatives that, when push comes to shove, Paul simply can’t be trusted to stand on principle. He has too many liabilities and he’s a bit too eager sometimes to try to atone for those liabilities. (Interestingly, if Paul’s recent flirtation with hawkishness towards Russia continues, some of his libertarian fans may agree.) But that raises a problem of its own:

Right. One of the reasons Perry got nuked in 2012 was his “you don’t have a heart” comment on in-state tuition for illegals. He got pounded for it in the primaries, including by Mitt “Self-deportation” Romney, and then Democrats turned around and pounded Romney on immigration. You might see the same thing on voter ID. Rand calls for a stand-down, Cruz or Rubio or Jeb or whoever tears him apart over it en route to the nomination, and then in the general election Democrats tear that guy apart for tearing Rand apart. They’ll be desperate in 2016 to maintain the high level of black turnout that Obama saw in 2008 and 2012. A GOP civil war on voter ID could be just what they need.


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Guess I should have linked that for context.

Zippity dee doo dah. All dee doo dah day.

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Probably and I realize that Rand isn’t the enemy but personally I think we have over our quota of people willing to compromise on everything.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Oh……and……Meow. ; ) Cindy’s here Meow! Come out and say hi!

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Well that’s just a super attitude.

I wonder how minorities get the idea that Conservatives don’t care about them.

Total freaking Mystery, there.

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Why do conservatives need to “care” about black persons? Blacks adults aren’t their children or chattel.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Anyone that is offended by voter ID is willfully ignorant or purposefully avoiding reality.

brainpimp on May 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

No not national. Apparently Pennsylvania has thrown in the towel. It’s expensive to fight these people and I don’t think Rand needs to encourage the Left to keep fighting.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Why do conservatives need to “care” about black persons? Blacks adults aren’t their children or chattel.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

That’s the truth! Good to see you.

katy the mean old lady on May 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Wow, I wasn’t aware that was allowed to still exist.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

So why didn’t blacks en-mass complain when the TSA made us have to have ID to fly? How about writing checks? Opening a bank account. This is the stupidest argument.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

A nice happy tune it is. ; )

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

This will be an epic betrayal

The GOP will betray you

True_King on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Rand is as dead to me as Crispy. If a candidate is so gutless that he can’t stand up to blatant racial PC garbage, then he is part of the problem.

Voter I’D is required in Mexico for heavens sake, get real.

captnjoe on May 10, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Why do conservatives need to “care” about black persons? Blacks adults aren’t their children or chattel.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIUzLpO1kxI

It matters.

If not caring worked, we’d attract more than 10% of the black vote.

Not worth going after?

The hell you say.

All voters are both children and chattel. Blacks included.

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Oh hello. Pleased to meet you. You’ve already made an impression on me: I think you’re a complete idiot. Prove you’re not.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Too late, already proved beyond shadow of doubt that he’s not *just* an idiot, he’s a sub-moronic, f*ckwitted idiot.

Midas on May 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

The people that voter ID offends need to be offended. They are people who want to erase your vote with their fraud.

In the mean-time we will be suspicious of what Paul has to say on other topics, even if he makes sense, because we cannot be so sure he is not pandering again.

virgo on May 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

It would be impossible for me to care any lees about who would be “offended” to stop voter fraud.

Old joke: “My Grandmother voted Republican ’till the day she died, then she started voting Democrat”

Old eagle on May 10, 2014 at 12:45 PM

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Sorry, but can someone tell me again what’s oppressive about requiring an ID to vote?

rogerb on May 10, 2014 at 12:49 PM

The people that voter ID offends need to be offended. They are people who want to erase your vote with their fraud.

virgo on May 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Exactly!

captnjoe on May 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM

You’re a bastion of ignorance…

JannyMae on May 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM

JannyMae, What a great word and phrase:

You’re a “bastion” of ignorance.

+1

Typicalwhitewoman on May 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM

I support Cruz over Paul now…Cruz has backbone and does not care about “offending” people…

sorrowen on May 10, 2014 at 1:03 PM

It matters.

If not caring worked, we’d attract more than 10% of the black vote.

Not worth going after?

The hell you say.

All voters are both children and chattel. Blacks included.

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Give us a strategy that would garner more than 10% of the black vote.

Don’t worry, it’s rhetorical.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Voter ID issues. On, and on, and on. We have the technology to end this now. What is preventing the enactment of the cure?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

So why didn’t blacks en-mass complain when the TSA made us have to have ID to fly? How about writing checks? Opening a bank account. This is the stupidest argument.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

It is, indeed. And it’s insulting.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Leftist racist on display

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Hi baldi!!!

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Well now, how long did it take for Rand to show the looney-tune nuttiness of his equally nutty/close-to- insane father? Not long.

Why am I NOT surprised?
(haven’t read all the post so forgive if this has already been posted.)

avagreen on May 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

It matters.

If not caring worked, we’d attract more than 10% of the black vote.

Not worth going after?

The hell you say.

All voters are both children and chattel. Blacks included.

Skipity on May 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM

The point is that all involved should stop thinking of black persons as in need of “care” by some set of white persons. The notion implies that blacks are inferior.

As for your last sentence, I agree. Time to break those chains also.

BTW, I assume that you’ve figured out that I do, indeed, ‘know of black people.’ And, there’s one I know quite well.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

BTW, I assume that you’ve figured out that I do, indeed, ‘know of black people.’ And, there’s one I know quite well.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Hugs and kisses

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:19 PM

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

What a great blog you have. I’m going back to read……

avagreen on May 10, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Hi baldi!!!

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Good morning!

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM

A picture ID or a finger print.

growl on May 10, 2014 at 1:22 PM

500+ comments.

Yeah!!!

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM

This thread seems to be consumed with race. So sorry for my intrusion.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Jeantel of HA just showed up.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:24 PM

This thread seems to be consumed with race. So sorry for my intrusion.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM

This thread is not about race. It’s about voter I.D.

TarheelBen on May 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Screw Rand Paul. I’ve had enough of his schtick.

I am now of the opinion that America may need to have a civil war to clean out all the dregs of society.

UODuckMan on May 10, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Gosh I love the crazy talk on this thread.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

This thread seems to be consumed with race. So sorry for my intrusion.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Sorry for asking, but are you new around here or new to commenting?

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

It should be. From what I’ve read so far, voter ID is nothing but a race issue.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I’ve had a leave of absence. Why do you ask?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Gosh I love the crazy talk on this thread.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Every time you show up.

The US is shoveling water out of the Titanic right now, with buckets, alas, and you’re too blind to see.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

It should be. From what I’ve read so far, voter ID is nothing but a race issue.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Because the leftist thugs and the R-immitators of such, assume that all minorities are dummies, inferior, can’t think for themselves.

What an insult!

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:35 PM

It should be. From what I’ve read so far, voter ID is nothing but a race issue.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

It has been shaped into a race issue by its opponents.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Readers should also note that the first tweet cited mentions Senator Paul’s meeting with black pastors.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM

It should be. From what I’ve read so far, voter ID is nothing but a race issue.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I actually don’t mind people asking for id before voting, but republicans have made it into a race issue and they seem oblivious to that fact.

With such great comments as if voter ID and amnesty passes the GOP is done for, you can’t help get the feeling that the whole purpose of voter ID for voting for republicans is to keep people they think will vote democratic ie blacks and Hispanic from voting. So it becomes a race issue.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

The second tweet mentions Paul’s speech at Howard University. Howard is a(n)historically-black university.

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Because blacks and Hispanics are all assumed to be “helpless dummies” by the left, and their minions on the right.

What a shame that MLK died for nothing.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:46 PM

You people have your race, religion, gender, and whatever else offends you discussions. The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

You people have your race, religion, gender, and whatever else offends you discussions. The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Dude you are too sane for this site. Are you sure you want to stick around?

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Walker / Cruz or Cruz / Walker. Rand is off my considerations list for good.

Conservchik on May 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Again, I know of no black American–or any other American–who does not have a state ID.

The idea that black persons are–as a group–too poor to get ID is ridiculous since most states offer free ID to all low-income persons. My great-aunt (RIP) was one such person. When she gave up her driver’s license, the state of CA offered it to her. (She paid for it anyway. $10.)

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM

You people have your race, religion, gender, and whatever else offends you discussions. The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Did you read the original post?

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:54 PM

You people have your race, religion, gender, and whatever else offends you discussions. The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

What offends me is stupid. You need a trigger warning before you post.

NotCoach on May 10, 2014 at 1:55 PM

The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

It’s offensive every time a leftist claims to be a liberal or a progressive.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

It is racist to tell us we cannot have secure elections.

Perspicacious on May 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

I actually don’t mind people asking for id before voting, but republicans have made it into a race issue and they seem oblivious to that fact.

With such great comments as if voter ID and amnesty passes the GOP is done for, you can’t help get the feeling that the whole purpose of voter ID for voting for republicans is to keep people they think will vote democratic ie blacks and Hispanic from voting. So it becomes a race issue.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

How have Republicans made it a race issue?

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

It’s offensive to treat minorities different from everyone else.

Leftists assume that minorities are all dumb.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Leftists want minorities to be kept different and dumb.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

It is clear cut.

There is only one reason people are against voter ID.

And I do mean, only one.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Who hurts who? We’re not the ones saying people are too stupid to get IDs.

rhombus on May 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Again, I know of no black American–or any other American–who does not have a state ID.

The idea that black persons are–as a group–too poor to get ID is ridiculous since most states offer free ID to all low-income persons. My great-aunt (RIP) was one such person. When she gave up her driver’s license, the state of CA offered it to her. (She paid for it anyway. $10.)

baldilocks on May 10, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Take it from a sane and liberated black woman.

Alas, you don’t want to internalize what baldi keeps telling you.

You consider baldi an “auntie Tom”, in fact, you Guinea worms of the world.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Leftists want minorities to be kept different and dumb.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

It’s the leftists who treat them as though they were incompetent.

Do these same poor incompetent people have trouble acquiring their food stamp card? Nope.

In fact, why don’t we put their photo ON their food stamp card. Problem solved.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Try boarding a plane, going to Sea/Disney-World, without an ID, equally.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM

How do these same people get Government assistance?

Doesn’t that require ID?

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Who hurts who?

rhombus on May 10, 2014 at 2:04 PM

NO one has hurt minorities more than obama. See black youth unemployment, for starters.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Conservatives do such a horrible job articulating what it is we believe! It is not that we do not care about minorities, it is we do not believe one group should receive preferrence, indeed we should not divide ourselves into groups we are Americans. Everyone benefits from lower taxes, smaller governments and fewer regulations. It should be all American’s desire to prevent voter fraud, we should all want better schools! Yet it seems we enter into these partisan diatribes with the left instead of constantly reinforcing the values of conservatism as a way of making a better country.

DDoyle0224 on May 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Try boarding a plane, going to Sea/Disney-World, without an ID, equally.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Can you use your food stamp card to go to Disney World?

I’ll let my cousins know that. They’ll be delighted.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Let’s see. VOTER ID. There seem to be OTHER issues that I can’t quite get a grip on. But please, do your best to shake me off of this one. One person, one vote, PERIOD. We have the technology.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Gosh I love the crazy talk on this thread.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Every time you show up.

The US is shoveling water out of the Titanic right now, with buckets, alas, and you’re too blind to see.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

She has an out, she can always go back to the country she just arrived from.

slickwillie2001 on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

She has an out, she can always go back to the country she just arrived from.

slickwillie2001 on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The Castro-tyrants would make her their propaganda mistress.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Im sorry but we are venturing into territory that destroys Pauls credibility.

You dont back away from whats right because some partisan zombies are “offended”. I work at a poll every election and the only people who react to voter ID are the Democrat party puppets. Reasonable people see that they need their ID for so many trivial things, that using it to vote is common sense.

Rand Paul will not win over this type of voter no matter what he says. All they care about is the letter in front of a candidates name.

Like i said, it shouldnt matter anyway.

I wonder how he’d feel losing to Hillary because of a few thousand dead voters in Philly.

alecj on May 10, 2014 at 2:23 PM

One person, one vote, PERIOD. We have the technology.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Without voter ID:

one dog, one vote

one dead, one vote

one dead, many votes

one alive, many votes

Don’t make me ling the documents.

The leftist thugs are not interested in technology. They are only interested in winning.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:24 PM

ling = link

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Losing to WHO? I’m laughing so hard that I can’t even type a name. Thanks for a great time. Don’t forget voter ID.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Don’t forget, you keep minorities in the ‘different, helpless, lesser’ category. Keep laughing, bigot.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Chrissie is another bigot on display

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Which bigot do you refer to? Please, be specific.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Let’s see. VOTER ID. There seem to be OTHER issues that I can’t quite get a grip on. But please, do your best to shake me off of this one. One person, one vote, PERIOD. We have the technology.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Keep spreading that lie. Someone will believe it.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Do you have a problem with a thumbprint? Yeah, thumbprints do not lie. Your comment is questionable. Something I believe.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I am now officially done with Rand.

I don’t care about OFFENDING people who should not legally be voting in this so-called Republic.

I am VERY MUCH OFFENDED that I have to show ID to buy a 12 pack of beer, but people can VOTE without doing so!

ConstantineXI on May 10, 2014 at 3:07 PM

We can always go with the old, low tech standby of purple ink on a thumb, like they used in Iran for voting.

Progress.

Ain’t in grand!

Typicalwhitewoman on May 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Yeah, I know, purple is probably racist.

Typicalwhitewoman on May 10, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I wonder if those offended by the voter I.D. were offended by the POLL WORKER who admitted to voting for The Won multiple times. I got the impression from Rev. Al that she was some kind of hero.

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 3:47 PM

You people have your race, religion, gender, and whatever else offends you discussions. The issue of voter ID is clear cut. End it now. Or does progress offend you too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Whenever I see “progressive”, I see Communism/Fascism. Which one are you?

Conservatives do such a horrible job articulating what it is we believe! It is not that we do not care about minorities, it is we do not believe one group should receive preferrence, indeed we should not divide ourselves into groups we are Americans. Everyone benefits from lower taxes, smaller governments and fewer regulations. It should be all American’s desire to prevent voter fraud, we should all want better schools! Yet it seems we enter into these partisan diatribes with the left instead of constantly reinforcing the values of conservatism as a way of making a better country.

DDoyle0224 on May 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

You are right and wrong here. The Dems are just THAT good at race baiting, that anything Conservatives say or do in our commitment to the individual over the group/tribe gets drowned out.

Garym on May 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Do you have a problem with a thumbprint? Yeah, thumbprints do not lie. Your comment is questionable. Something I believe.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Thumbprints are racist, number one.

Number two, how is that any different than voter ID? It’s not.

Number three, although such technology exists, it isn’t even in the realm of possibility that it could be implemented. Your living in fantasy land.

Number four, it’s racist.

I think about covers it.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 3:52 PM

You are right and wrong here. The Dems are just THAT good at race baiting, that anything Conservatives say or do in our commitment to the individual over the group/tribe gets drowned out.

Garym on May 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Poppy cock. To listen to some here, if we’d just follow the advice that dems have for us, we’d be world beaters.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Bigbullets,

I recently had to undergo a UES background check to renew a HAZMAT endorsement on my commercial driver’s license. Now you’re going to school me? The subject here is voter ID. Let’s not lose track.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Garym,

Do you answer yourself too?

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM

The POLL WORKER who was sent to jail, for five minutes, voted for herself and family members. You don’t think ID’s would have helped. And ID’s are already in place, a thumbprint data bank would have to be built. You’ve heard about how the government does that, right? But I’m willing to listen, can you run by the folks that Sen. Paul was talking to and see how receptive if they are receptive to that idea?

Cindy Munford on May 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Bigbullets,

I recently had to undergo a UES background check to renew a HAZMAT endorsement on my commercial driver’s license. Now you’re going to school me? The subject here is voter ID. Let’s not lose track.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:15 PM

I’m just messing with you because I know you’re not serious. Jokes all around.

Because no one would serious suggest that there is any discernible difference between thumbprints and ID’s.

We just flushed a billion (or trillion or whatever) dollars down the drain for Obamacare. We’re not flushing a billion for thumbprint technology.

How do you suppose all these poor indigent people are going to get their thumbprint in the database?

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Bigbullets,

Tell that to UES.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Rand Paul to GOP: Our voter ID push is “offending people”

Yes, because we don’t want to offend Dem officials who get caught with extra ballots in their trunks.

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Bigbullets,

Tell that to UES.

Netclimber on May 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Are they going to personally fingerprint every voter in the country? House to house?

The answer is no. But you already knew that.

If these poor indigent helpless people can find their way to get fingerprinted, then they can find their way to get an ID.

You see, the only difference is the massive cost to install the system to verify thumbprints.

Again, I know it’s all a ruse. But I’m doing my part to push this thing to 600.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

• In Kenya, the $53 million Yes Youth Can program empowers nearly one million Kenyan youth to use their voices for advocacy in national and local policy-making, while also creating economic opportunities. In advance of Kenya’s March 2013 general elections, Yes Youth Can’s “My ID My Life” campaign helped 500,000 youth obtain National identification cards, a prerequisite to voter registration, and carried out a successful nationwide campaign with Kenyan civic organizations to elicit peace pledges from all presidential aspirants. [emphasis added]

If it is good enough for Kenya……

CW on May 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

We don’t want to offend them because, you know, like the millions of Hispanic voters, they’re just itching to vote Republican as soon as we put a gun to our head. Frankly, I’m offended by people who are offended by the idea of identifying yourself to vote.

2ndMAW68 on May 10, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I actually don’t mind people asking for id before voting, but republicans have made it into a race issue and they seem oblivious to that fact.

Wrong.

Democrats have screamed over and over and over again that if you have black skin or are Hispanic, you are too stupid and helpless to get an ID.

Which is the belief of white liberals and the underpinning for why white liberals like you continue your plantation mentality and worldview.

With such great comments as if voter ID and amnesty passes the GOP is done for, you can’t help get the feeling that the whole purpose of voter ID for voting for republicans is to keep people they think will vote democratic ie blacks and Hispanic from voting. So it becomes a race issue.

coolrepublica on May 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

It is.

The Obama Party has no morality. None. The Obama Party pushes the lie that black people should be allowed to vote multiple times. Melowese Richardson is a hero of the Obama Party, even though she committed blatant and outright voter fraud. She has the endorsement of Barack Obama himself and his toadies and spokespersons like Al Sharpton.

Obama and the Obama Party are racists who push the idea that black skin entitles you to break the law. If you were an honest person, you would repudiate them and their racism, not to mention their fraud. But since you are nothing more than a dishonest liar, you won’t.

northdallasthirty on May 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Anyone who can’t prove who they are shouldn’t vote. I don’t care what color they are. The Dems don’t want voter ID because that means their voters could only vote once. I’m sick of blacks whining about phoney racism. I’m not moved nor am I impressed. Get an education, work hard and make something of yourself or suffer what you’ve bestowed upon yourself. The same goes for anyone of any race.

cajunpatriot on May 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

If it is good enough for Kenya……

CW on May 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Those people weren’t poor or black.

Bigbullets on May 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM

A voter ID system to prevent fraud should appeal to both sides of the isle. No one wants to be cheated. Right? So who on earth could possible find offense with it?

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Schadenfreude. Does it offend you?

Bmore on May 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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