Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Republican Mantra - "NO!"

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday with you family and friends. 

* It is becoming clear to many Americans that Republicans and their Tea Party radical branch are becoming accustomed to saying, "NO!" to nearly everything.

Now, in an effort to eliminate Democratic voters, Republicans are doing their best to stop people from voting.


...Political leaders should be encouraging young adults to participate in civic life, but many Republican state lawmakers are doing everything they can instead to prevent students from voting in the 2012 presidential election. Some have openly acknowledged doing so because students tend to be liberal. 

Seven states have already passed strict laws requiring a government-issued ID (like a driver’s license or a passport) to vote, which many students don’t have, and 27 others are considering such measures. Many of those laws have been interpreted as prohibiting out-of-state driver’s licenses from being used for voting. 

It’s all part of a widespread Republican effort to restrict the voting rights of demographic groups that tend to vote Democratic. Blacks, Hispanics, the poor and the young, who are more likely to support President Obama, are disproportionately represented in the 21 million people without government IDs. On Friday, the Justice Department, finally taking action against these abuses, blocked the new voter ID law in South Carolina.....

This is just another example of the dastardly deeds of Republicans. If you feel that your right to vote is being thwarted, contact your local office for civil rights or the Democratic Party.