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November 4, 2013 - 9:04 am
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On the national scene, President Obama and the Democrats defend the unpopular Obamacare law as settled law of the land, therefore do not question it. At the same time, though, the Democrats relentlessly attack voter ID laws that have been enacted in several states over the past few years. The Obama administration is even waging courtroom war against those laws, suing states including Texas that have passed voter ID to get the laws gutted. Texas is key to Democrats’ hopes to build a permanent presidency and congressional majority, so whatever happens in Texas won’t stay in Texas. Voter ID seems to fill Democrats with dread that they cannot win the state.

For the sake of perspective, it’s worth noting that while Obamacare has never had majority support, voter ID laws routinely grab about 70% support, across all ethnicities, including in Texas. These are popular laws that most Americans recognize are needed to keep our elections secure. In a border state like Texas, border jumping, identity theft, and absentee vote brokering all combine to make voter ID necessary to ensure that legitimate votes count, and illegal votes do not.

Lawfare may not be the only means by which the Democrats are attacking voter ID laws. Over the weekend, a prominent Texan had trouble registering to vote. He’s only former Speaker of the House Jim Wright, the Fort Worth Democrat who resigned his speakership in disgrace a few decades back. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Saturday that the 90-year-old Wright, the first speaker of the House to resign because of scandal, ran into trouble registering to vote, because of voter ID.

 Former House Speaker Jim Wright was denied a voter ID card Saturday at a Texas Department of Public Safety office.

“Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID,” Wright said.

Naturally, Wright took his problems to the local media, who blew the story up.

Wright turned his travails into criticism of voter ID:

“I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements on voters won’t dramatically reduce the number of people who vote,” Wright told theStar-Telegram. “I think they will reduce the number to some extent.”

What were those “unduly stringent requirements”? Wright had to prove who he was before he could register to vote, via photo ID, which he had failed to bring with him.

Maybe the disgraced Democrat was just being forgetful when he failed to bring his photo ID? Maybe.

Or maybe, Wright wasn’t being forgetful at all, and trouble was the point of his excursion.

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Do you ever wake up, look at the news of the day and think that things are 180 degrees off kilter and this is some obscene alternative reality. Some how bringing and I.D. to vote is some huge burden?

It is really frustrating to see this once great nation being destroyed by people that could care less about honor, integrity, patriotism and the like...

As a poster said the other day, and I agree...I worry for my children.
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Anyone who doesn't want Voter ID is a supporter of cheating. It's that simple. If our elections continually lose integrity then we become a banana republic. Perhaps that is what they want.
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45 weeks ago
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I would submit that perhaps we also need an intelligence test to vote since democrats are apparently too dumb to vote.
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Obamacare navigators are registering the next big wave of fraudulent voters as we write. they are registering EVERYONE to vote including illegals, and ACORN operatives intend to vote these phony citizens in the critical election of 2014. Don't let these manufactured "problems" with photo ID justify their claims, stand up and shout them down and don't allow anyone to vote without first proving they are a citizen, a resident of the precinct, and eligible to vote, and have a government issued/approved photo ID that can't be faked, or this country is gone..
45 weeks ago
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'The next “victim” could even be a Republican who is sympathetic to the Democrats’ take on voter ID.'

Sorry, but there is no such thing as a Republican that supports criminal Voter Fraud.
45 weeks ago
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Local news (I live 5 miles from Fort Worth) is saying that the "Honorable" Mr. Wright will have a state issued ID in time vote tomorrow.

I think the only disenfranchised voters in this election are the dead. Pity the dead can't vote this time. Perhaps they can Rest In Peace now.

I voted early and used my U.S. Passport as my ID.
45 weeks ago
45 weeks ago Link To Comment
Do you ever wake up, look at the news of the day and think that things are 180 degrees off kilter and this is some obscene alternative reality. Some how bringing and I.D. to vote is some huge burden?

It is really frustrating to see this once great nation being destroyed by people that could care less about honor, integrity, patriotism and the like...

As a poster said the other day, and I agree...I worry for my children.
45 weeks ago
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Once a lying corrupt old pol, always a a lying corrupt old pol, eh?
45 weeks ago
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Your healthcare is being run like the DMV, your insurance is being run like the Post Office and your voting booth is being run like banana republic.

Welcome to America The Transformed.

When you aren't being spied upon or having the IRS sicced on you...you can always listen to some state news on TV.

After all, why would we need ID's for voting in border states...it's not like we have any illegal immigrants there. Right?
45 weeks ago
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Did the media buy his book too?
45 weeks ago
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Never mind.

/Emily Litella.
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