Hillary Sweeps Left in Houston, Sells Early Voting as Civil Rights Issue

Hillary Clinton ran one of the most boring, tired football plays in Houston this week -- Wishbone Sweep Left. We've seen it over and over again: tell Democrats that Republicans are out to bring back Jim Crow, energize a moribund, racially motivated base by scaring them into thinking the Voting Rights Act has vanished, and claim that not having a month-long election day means blacks are being targeted for vote "suppression."

The play is tired, familiar, and goes nowhere.

Even reliably leftist MSNBC reporter Zachary Roth seemed to see through Hillary's stance on voter ID. In his friendly, Clinton-fed piece "Hillary Takes on Voting Rights in Houston," Roth notes Hillary didn't really harp about voter ID like the racial interest groups do:

She didn’t offer the kind of broader condemnation of ID laws per se often voiced by voting and civil rights groups. And in criticizing Wisconsin and North Carolina’s slew of voting restrictions, she focused on cuts to early voting rather than those states’ ID laws.

There's two reasons for Clinton giving voter ID a pass.

First, voter ID is yesterday's battleground. Sure, there are still court cases and bills, but the Left has moved on to bigger and better things: preserving illegal alien political clout in legislatures; moving to mandatory voter registration and all-mail ballots; extending election day for a month or more to move the unmotivated to the polls; giving SEIU employees the power to help the incompetent vote; ensuring non-citizens on the rolls aren't detected; and seeing that state power over elections is slowly but surely taken over by Washington, D.C.