When the New York Times (and leftists in general) were trying to protect an African-American President, any kind of voter ID law was deemed racist and wrong against blacks. So of course now that the New York Times (and leftists in general) are trying to prevent the GOP from making any inroads with Hispanic voters (when two our of the top three candidates are Hispanic), the media is trying to paint voter ID laws as an Attack on Hispanics. Those mean ol’ Republicans are at it again, and they don’t want you to vote! Solution? Vote for the Democrats! Well, one does.
Funny thing? This idea that voter ID laws are totes racist? Not a real news article, but an op-ed framed to look like a news article, only taking passing glance at said “problematic laws.” Why does the New York Times article spend so little time informing their readers as to the actual laws? Maybe because they’re not racist at all.
There were rollbacks of laws that allowed people to register and vote at the same time, a vital convenience for lower-income Americans, who more regularly change addresses and would otherwise need to continually update their voter information. And there were new photo-ID laws that placed strict limits on which types of identification would be accepted at polls: The law in Texas accepted gun permits, held predominantly by whites, but not state school or employee IDs.
Really? So needing a driver’s license and registering in advance to vote is racist? Maybe it’s my white privilege talking, but could someone explain how proving who you claim to be before voting for our next leader, who affects the lives of all Americans, is racist? No really, go ahead.
Did you notice this guy takes issue with school IDs or employee IDs not being accepted? See, to get a gun permit, you have to prove who you are, that you’re a legal American citizen. Not only that, but a background check is run, and you can’t be granted one if you’re a felon. So, it’s widely accepted to be the form of I.D. with some of the most stringent requirements available. Aren’t leftists all about ‘den background checks?
The main thing is that being an American citizen is kind of important if you’re going to vote for an American senator, President, or town councilmen/person/ze. But a school ID? That’s a picture of you on a bad hair day, your school name, your school ID number, cut, laminated and delivered. Proving you’re a US citizen? Not so much a thing with school IDs. Which, of course, is the idea. Take that dinero to el banko.
Also, riddle me this, Batfleck: I’ve yet to get an answer from anyone who thinks all non-white people don’t care enough or are unable to get an ID to vote. Scratch that; none of my decent, taxpaying American friends believe non-white people are that apathetic. Then again, I don’t hang around with SJW leftists… or pedophiles.
Yes, I put them on the same playing field. Salon.com told me to. (No really, Salon, one of the biggest liberal sites on the planet, supports pedophelia. Read about it here)
So considering that this is the premise of the article, it begs some questions. Leftists, do you think Hispanics (and all non-whites) are too stupid to register to vote? Or do you just think they’re too lazy? Apathetic? What is your justification for your assumption that Hispanics and black people are incapable of filling out one piece of paperwork, or presenting an ID that all legal citizens carry anyway? I’ll wait…