The American Thinker's, Matthew Vadum, a peach of a guy, helps us understand why it is that Republican leaders are constantly working to prevent Americans from voting.
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?
Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.
Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote.
I give Mr. Vadum an A for honesty. At least he is not trying to hide his bigotry and ignorant biases. Puts them right on the table. I've often wondered why conservatives and Republicans work so hard to prevent citizens from voting. Now Mr. Vadum has made it all clear. Registering poor Americans to vote is anti-social behavior....and not just generic anti-social behavior either, but profoundly antisocial behavior.
That helps to explain the Alfalfa-like moron, L'il Jimmy O'Keefe, you know, I don't know, ringing bells, and editing video tapes.... warning the British that ACORN was coming to destroy the country through the anti-social behavior of registering poor
That helps to explain why.....
...this year, 20 states which did not have voter ID laws and 14 states that already had non-photo ID laws have considered legislation requiring citizens have a photo ID to vote, according to the latest figures from the National Conference of State Legislatures.
You see, there's little-to-no evidence of voter fraud in American elections. Voter fraud is defined as a person trying to vote under another person's name, or vote twice or more on election day. But just because a problem doesn't exist, doesn't mean that conservative dead-enders shouldn't take advantage of an opportunity to disenfranchise Democratic voters. And that's what all the state voter ID laws are about.
Poorer, working Americans have traditionally supported Democratic candidates, while more affluent Americans have traditionally supported Republican candidates. This is no secret. Despite what Mr. Vadum says about poorer voters being out to destroy the country by voting for Democrats who will protect the social safety net in America....affluent voters are more prone to vote for Republican candidates promising to lower their already-low tax rates even further. Voters often vote in their own self-interest. Quite a shocker.
The poorest (sorry....criminals) Americans are more likely to not have a photo ID than the non-poor. Why? Because they are (criminal) poor. Less likely to own a car and a driver's license. Anyway, as Mr. Vadum has stated, these poor would-be voters are out to destroy the country through their Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote.....so working to prevent these same folks from voting.....is seen as an act of patriotism by people who are oh-so-humble enough to call themselves The American Thinker.
The point that Mr. Vadum has helped clear up for progressives and independents is that the wave of new state voter ID laws has nothing to do with voter fraud, or even potential voter fraud. It has to do with poor Americans voting for Democrats. According to Vadum, poor voters will vote for Democrats who defend America's social safety net. And that's why they must be prevented from voting, or even registering to vote.
Finally, let's examine Mr. Vadum's take on "redistributionist politicians." All Congressional members redistribute tax monies. Monies come in to D.C. from the various states and Congress votes how to redistribute those tax monies. All politicians are, therefore, redistributionists. To argue otherwise is to simply admit ignorance.
To compassionate conservatives like Vadum, though, only Democrats who vote for social safety net programs are redistributionists. This faith-based approach to tax money distribution may satisfy the "hate the poor" feelings some conservative elites possess....but it ignores completely the redistribution of tax dollars to the wealthy and the powerful through the tax code....a code primarily written by multi-national lobbyist lawyers.
As I said, at least Matthew Vadum, unlike most conservatives, is not trying to hide anything. I can appreciate that. Crushing ACORN and strict voter ID laws have nothing to with non-existent voter fraud.....and Valum basically admits it. No, it isn't voter fraud Republican bootlickers have in mind when they work to prevent poorer Americans from voting.....it's poorer voters voting for Democrats, just as Valum explains.
What Valum is so up front about is still ugly and hateful....but at least it's honest. Republicans, conservatives, UnThinkers have been trying to stop potential Democratic voters from...voting....for quite awhile. Numerous new voter ID laws are part of the latest GOP efforts to stifle poorer Democratic voters from voting.
It just is so rare to find a conservative "Thinker" so freely admit it.
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