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Texas Messes with the 19th Amendment
Posted - 10/22/2013 1:40:15 PM | show profile | flag this post
The new Texas Voter ID Law effectively requires one-third of the women -- and only women -- in the state to produce a stack of documents to back up their photo ID if they want to vote.
Posted - 10/22/2013 4:09:40 PM | show profile | flag this post
A VERY quick check...
and I mean taking less time than it would take to read etwinkie's bullsh*t article...clearly indicates the far left political slant of Political Wire.
Does this mean etwinkie is guilty of that of which he contstantly (and wrongly) accuses me...citing only rabidly partisan sites?
Posted - 10/22/2013 4:19:30 PM | show profile | flag this post
no, you dummy.. what it means is that..
what he wrote about the texas law is the absolute truth..regardless what the source was..
of course, absolute truth is something you would have no acquaintance with, isn't it?
Posted - 10/22/2013 7:35:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
When it really gets down to it
...whether or not these women whose names have changed can vote will be determined by the poll workers at the polling station the woman goes to + her individual assertiveness. It's not a cut-n-dried matter.
On the bad sad, by law poll workers have a right to challenge women voters' eligibility based on the specifics of their gender (i'm smelling something, and it may be a lawsuit). I can see some women leaving polling stations in embarrassment or anger, and I can see some women standing their ground and demanding to be allowed to vote, and/or talk to the city's registrar.
Here in Texas we have progressive--female--Wendy Davis running for governor against regressive--male--Greg Abbott. Wendy is expected to really light a fire under women voters, and this law is a pretty excellent device for thwarting some of that enthusiasm.
Who can say how it'll really play out? But one should re-visit the alleged reason for the law: to ensure in-person voting is free of fraud. Only problem is, it's been very nearly 100% free of in-person fraud for years. Which suggests to me that the reason for the law is where the fraud actually is.
Posted - 10/22/2013 7:48:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
And by the way
...I received this from an acquaintance down the road in San Marcos. Real life testimonial of sorts of someone who was doing early voting.
"A Deputy Voter Registrar who lives in my voting precinct in San Marcos said that two of the four voting yesterday when he voted were challenged over name inconsistencies --- one because his TX DL said Jr. after his name but his VR card did not. I hope everyone who is challenged at the polls writes his or her State Rep & State Senator & shares the experiences they have. Dumb Law."
Posted - 10/22/2013 7:50:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
Does anyone know who actually got this law passed?
Could it have been forces under the control of or in support of Wendy Davis in order to set up female backlash against the law that could...presumably...sweep Davis into office?
I wouldn't put anything past Democrats, who are known far and wide (read: all over the country) for a variety of dishonest election stunts.
Having read etwinkie's article, Political Wire is playing it as though they know nothing...NOTH-ING (channeling Sgt. Schultz). I'd be very interested in seeing an investigation of this.
Posted - 10/22/2013 8:39:19 PM | show profile | flag this post
While cruise suspects
(hopes? prays? insinuates?) that this may be another 'false flag' operation (And Lord knows the wingnuts have tons of those scenarios)
Can I just say this--We're talking about Texas, right?
Posted - 10/22/2013 8:44:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
You don't have a clue what you're talking about
I have a brother living in Texas cattle country who's very likely tuned in to this. I'll ask him.
Posted - 10/22/2013 9:55:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
Can't wait for that expert source there Skippy.
"I have a brother living in Texas cattle country who's very likely tuned in to this. I'll ask him."
Geez. I have a good friend in Texas (nicknamed Tex btw. The irony hurts don't it) and he says yer full of shit.
Though we do remember you're no fan of Ms. Davis (and I quote: "You lose…There are at least a dozen references to Ms. Davis' catheter on Google.") Which of course was a stockyard fullofcowchips, but let's not get off topic too far again. The obvious anti-women voter ID law is stupid. Just plain stupid. You can defend it all you want, or even crawl out on a limb and create a conspiracy, but "you can't fix stupid'.
Posted - 10/22/2013 10:07:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
Cruiser, you're full o'fecal matter
If you think Democrats got something detrimental to Republicans through the Republican-controlled Texas House and Senate, and that Rick Perry signed it, then you have more in common with your brother's cattle than you do your brother.
Cruiser, if you'd stop bloviating about things of which you know little, then you'd...well, now that I think about it...you'd disappear completely.
Posted - 10/22/2013 10:09:10 PM | show profile | flag this post
face it, cruiztwit..you're dead in the water on this one..
no matter how you try to sidestep your way outa this one, you've been caught, gutted, cleaned, filleted and pan-fried on this topic..
that you would even consider floating the wendy conspiracy theory demonstrates just how far you've fallen on this one..
maybe you'd be better off going to texas and helping your relative shovel bullshit..
something you're eminently qualified to do..as you prove here daily..maybe the ONLY thing you're qualified to do..
Posted - 10/22/2013 11:49:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
"You can defend it all you want"
Who's defending it??? The idea is as idiotic and unethical as the Democrats who dreamed it up.
Posted - 10/23/2013 6:20:02 AM | show profile | flag this post
Where is your proof croozer? You made a statement as it were a fact. Present the FACTS that Dems made up this discriminatory law that Texas gop lawmakers passed gop gov Oops Perry signed.
Back up your assertion with facts or apologize and admit you were wrong or run away like you usually do but this time stay away.
Posted - 10/23/2013 8:43:38 AM | show profile | flag this post
Blaming the Democrats for passing a Voter ID law that RICK PERRY wanted?
Cruzo, you've really gone over the edge!
But then, you call PoliticalWire -- one of the most respected political websites out there -- by politicians on both sides of the aisle -- "partisan."
Your posts on this thread alone show how little you know about politics in America!
Posted - 10/23/2013 8:56:34 AM | show profile | flag this post
Here are the sponsors of the Texas Voter ID Law:
Brian Birdwell (TX - R)
John J. Carona (TX - R)
Robert F. 'Bob' Deuell (TX - R)
Robert L. Duncan (TX - R)
Kevin P. Eltife (TX - R)
Craig Estes (TX - R)
Troy L. Fraser (TX - R)
Patricia Fincher Harless (TX - R)
Chris Harris (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Glenn Hegar Jr. (TX - R)
Joan Huffman (TX - R)
Mike Jackson (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Jane Gray Nelson (TX - R)
Robert Nichols (TX - R)
Steve Ogden (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Dan Patrick (TX - R)
Aaron Pena Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Kel Seliger (TX - R)
Florence D. Shapiro (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Todd Smith (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Larry Taylor (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Vicki Truitt (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Earl Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wentworth (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Tommy Williams (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
Oh, and if you scroll down, you'll see tons more who signed on as co-sponsors.
Not a single Democrat in the bunch.
Posted - 10/23/2013 12:00:06 PM | show profile | flag this post
Nice try at misdirection...
something at which you far left wingers hope to excel...but when I said "dreamed up" I wasn't talking about the law BUT THE SUB ROSA EFFORTS OF DEMOCRATS TO HELP THE LAW PASS.
lHoist on your own petard...again.
Posted - 10/23/2013 2:03:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
prove it, cruiztwit.. for just ONCE, in your..
miserable, useless life..
PROVE there is some sort of sub rosa democratic effort going on..
I know you can't..you never can..
you're just a liar..and not a very good one..
Posted - 10/23/2013 2:38:11 PM | show profile | flag this post
Cruzo is officially insane!
A Republican Voter ID bill. Sponsored or co-sponsored by practically every Republican in the Texas Legislature.
Opposed by every Democrat in the Texas legislature.
And cruz says it was the opponents who got the bill passed?
This is even dumber than his "military wounding bullets" nonsense!
Cruzo has proven he knows nothing about anything -- but embraces the weirdest of conspiracy theories.
Posted - 10/23/2013 2:48:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
Here's the vote on the bill, cruzo...
Texas House: http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/34185#.UmgKWZyDmSo
Only one Democrat voted for it and only one Republican voted against it (another Republican didn't vote).
Texas Senate: http://votesmart.org/bill/votes/33216?s=party#.UmgK_pyDmSo
100% of Republicans voted FOR the bill. All but one Democrat voted against it -- and that Democrat didn't vote.
This was a Republican bill, written by Republicans, sponsored by Republicans and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry -- a Republican.
And it's the very kind of law you've been demanding for years here on this board.
Why have you suddenly changed your tune?
Posted - 10/23/2013 2:58:17 PM | show profile | flag this post
You're a liar...I haven't change my tune at all
I absolutely support rational voter ID laws. But the way that law was worded was idiotic. But I digress.
My condemnation is for the Democrats for whatever they did behind the scenes to get the law passed so the gender backlash would be directed at the GOP.
Why are you trying so hard to hide or disguise Democrat involvement by pointing fingers at me?
Posted - 10/23/2013 3:35:05 PM | show profile | flag this post
ergo, YOU'RE the liar..
but we already knew that..
Posted - 10/23/2013 3:52:26 PM | show profile | flag this post
Quit blaming Democrats, cruzo...
this was the law the Texas Republican Party wanted.
Democrats fought it tooth and nail.
The Obama Justice Department sued to stop it.
But Texas Republicans fought to pass it, defend it in court and put it into law. It does what the GOP wanted -- it suppresses Democratic voters.
You can't show one example of the Democratic Party trying to pass this law. But there are tons of examples of Democrats trying to stop this law. Just check out a simple Google search:
You've given our "casual readers" a ton of laughs at your expense over this one!
Posted - 10/23/2013 3:54:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
Here's a story specifically...
showing how Democrats fought to block the bill from becoming law for six years -- until Perry and GOP Senators celebrated its signing:
Posted - 10/23/2013 9:18:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
Man, how anal can one person be?
faced with absolute positive proof this was a total Republican effort, wingnuts like cruise still moan about an imagined conspiracy. Sweet Jeebus. Republicans piss poor polling numbers are such a mystery...
BTW, we got a deli in downtown Pittsburgh that makes one helluva 'Sub Rosa'...
Posted - 10/24/2013 7:30:07 AM | show profile | flag this post
Croozer, you still haven't presented one scintilla of proof that Dems had anything to do with the tx gop voter suppression law, passed by tx gop legislature and signed by gop gov OOPS Perry. Are you just making sh*t up or can you present actual facts? It sounds like you're saying republicans are stupid and easily duped.
Please clarify. Facts are always welcome. Cranky old man factless rants and tin foil hat crazy unfounded conspiracy theorys are not.