Cognitive Dissonance

The same political party who wants to know who you are calling and if you have ever had the crabs, is quite spectacularly uninterested in whether they know whether you are eligible to vote or not:

State lawmakers from around the country crowded into a packed room Monday at the meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures to learn more about the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down the Voting Rights Act as activists gear up for a new battle over the ballot box.

The panelists that led at the NCSCL gathering in Atlanta said there’s so much interest in possible voting changes that more chairs had to be brought in for the larger-than-expected crowd that topped 100.

With legislatures in most states out session at the time, both sides – those who favor additional restrictions and those want to stop any such efforts – are planning for what could be a long and complicated fight in the months ahead – from the Statehouse to the town council.

“It’s a quiet before the storm period, and it’s hard to tell when the storm is going to hit,” attorney Jeffrey M. Wice told POLITICO after the panel. “No one expects Congress to act, and there’s also a wait and see approach to see how far think tanks and legal defense organizations go to bring lawsuits to expand [VRA] challenges.”

3 thoughts on “Cognitive Dissonance

  1. Illusions, illusions.

    Just enough smoke, and distraction to keep the people placated while the politicians steal away the value of our vote, and secure a future for themselves.

  2. I don’t see the big to do in having to show ID to vote (I’ve always had to.) It’s like what the governor in NC said, “You have to show ID to fly and to buy Sudafed, but not to vote?” (Words to that effect.)

  3. The voter id movement is a cold-blooded move on the part of republicans to take advantage of the poor. There is no other reason for the drive to inhibit voters, voter fraud is negligible; there is no proof to the contrary. They know that the bill impacts the poorest of us more than those who can afford a day off in order to either register or acquire the ID. Shame on them and real shame on people who don’t take the time to jump through another hoop, fair or not! Haitians have to walk miles to vote, and get shot at for their troubles. Still, their turnout was 28%. Our voter turnout peaked in 1876, at 81%. Now that we have cars and days off from work, absentee ballots, and early voting, the turnout has dropped to an average of 55-60%!
    Voting should not be made harder, but the attempt to do so might backfire, if people get angry enough to sacrifice the time necessary to play the repub game, and vote the rascals out of office

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