Rand Paul and the Voter ID Dance

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Rand Paul and the Voter ID Dance

rand_paul-618x400by baldilocks

Recently, U.S. Sen­a­tor Rand Paul (R-​KY) has been inti­mat­ing that the GOP should drop the topic of voter ID leg­is­la­tion. This posi­tion seems to have been influ­enced by his speech at Howard Uni­ver­sity — a his­tor­i­cally black uni­ver­sity — and by his meet­ing with a group of black pas­tors. In short, in these two meet­ings, it seems that some sets of self-​appointed black “lead­ers” and spokes­bod­ies have informed him and his party should lay off the advo­cacy so as not to appear racist, espe­cially racist against blacks.

And, today, Sen­a­tor Paul seems to be say­ing “let’s not drop it, but let’s keep it on the down-​low.”

It’s really tough to lis­ten to politi­cians “debate” issues like voter ID as if a solid foun­da­tion for debate actu­ally exists. It’s equally tough to watch as rea­son­ably sane politi­cians like Sen­a­tor Paul kow­tow to the bought and paid-​for Left­ist shills as they tell him what the Orga­nized Left — their mas­ters – want.

The Orga­nized Left wants any­one and every­one — cit­i­zen or not — to be able to vote and to do so as many times as desired. That abil­ity makes voter fraud eas­ier and voter ID laws pre­vent these frauds. And, since there is no above-​board rea­son to oppose voter ID, one has to be fab­ri­cated. Racism charges always work.

The idea that there are large groups of black Amer­i­cans run­ning around with no form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is so incred­i­bly ridicu­lous — not to men­tion insult­ing — that it seems equally ridicu­lous even to explain it.

How­ever, the beauty of this par­tic­u­lar fraud is two-​fold. Com­mon sense will tell most observers that this notion is the most bla­tant of lies, and, there­fore, many pro­po­nents of voter ID see no need to spell out why it’s a lie. Sec­ondly, we Amer­i­cans have been inun­dated for so long with the idea that black Amer­i­cans are help­less babies that some of us who don’t know that many poor black per­sons may begin to believe the lie.

Why won’t some promi­nent politi­cian have the stones to call the foun­da­tion under­gird­ing oppo­si­tion to voter ID what it actu­ally is? It’s Bravo Sierra.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in baldilocks2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!

rand_paul-618x400by baldilocks

Recently, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has been intimating that the GOP should drop the topic of voter ID legislation. This position seems to have been influenced by his speech at Howard University—a historically black university—and by his meeting with a group of black pastors. In short, in these two meetings, it seems that some sets of self-appointed black “leaders” and spokesbodies have informed him and his party should lay off the advocacy so as not to appear racist, especially racist against blacks.

And, today, Senator Paul seems to be saying “let’s not drop it, but let’s keep it on the down-low.”

It’s really tough to listen to politicians “debate” issues like voter ID as if a solid foundation for debate actually exists. It’s equally tough to watch as reasonably sane politicians like Senator Paul kowtow to the bought and paid-for Leftist shills as they tell him what the Organized Left—their masters–want.

The Organized Left wants anyone and everyone—citizen or not—to be able to vote and to do so as many times as desired. That ability makes voter fraud easier and voter ID laws prevent these frauds. And, since there is no above-board reason to oppose voter ID, one has to be fabricated. Racism charges always work.

The idea that there are large groups of black Americans running around with no form of identification is so incredibly ridiculous—not to mention insulting—that it seems equally ridiculous even to explain it.

However, the beauty of this particular fraud is two-fold. Common sense will tell most observers that this notion is the most blatant of lies, and, therefore, many proponents of voter ID see no need to spell out why it’s a lie. Secondly, we Americans have been inundated for so long with the idea that black Americans are helpless babies that some of us who don’t know that many poor black persons may begin to believe the lie.

Why won’t some prominent politician have the stones to call the foundation undergirding opposition to voter ID what it actually is? It’s Bravo Sierra.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published ibaldilocks2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!