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(USA Today)   You know all those GOP efforts to supress the black vote in 2012? They failed-spectacularly. New data shows that for the first time ever, black voter turn-out rates exceeded those of whites-and provided Obama his entire margin of victory   (usatoday.com ) divider line
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2013-04-29 01:59:08 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: By God, I'm not going to let that happen to him.


Does that mean you can clarify your earlier post? I'm very "concerned" about what you have to say.
 
2013-04-29 02:01:45 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: HighOnCraic: I don't recall conservatives coming up with the idea of a high school diploma...

So? Do you think it is wrong to want a voter to at least have a high school education?



I think it was wrong to come up with that new requirement only after the civil rights movement began.

Was he right when he said that the black vote would become a solid voting block wielded by a single party?

Did that justify preventing blacks in the South from being able to vote?

Weren't white southerners a solid voting block wielded by a single party (Democrats) at the time? 

Aren't white southerners a solid voting block wielded by a single party (Republicans) right now?
 
2013-04-29 02:03:36 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dr Dreidel: A different sort of "playing", but point taken.

Just curious. In your opinion, do you think that 50-60 years of near total voting allegience to the democratic party has been good for the African-American community on the whole?


So you really think they would have been better off voting for a party that has actively demonized them for the last 50 years?

Good luck with that Rand Paul.
 
2013-04-29 02:04:47 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dr Dreidel: A different sort of "playing", but point taken.

Just curious. In your opinion, do you think that 50-60 years of near total voting allegience to the democratic party has been good for the African-American community on the whole?


I'm not touching that with a 10-meter cattle prod. I've lived on the East Coast my whole life, in mostly middle-class suburbs - now, I live in DC, the furthest south I've ever lived (also the least middle-class neighborhood). I'm qualified neither anecdotally nor observationally to make any sort of speculative offer.

This being Fark, though, I've gotta say something: the country as a whole is doing better than 40-60 years ago, and the GOP does itself no favors by reminding everyone who was on the other end of the firehoses and dog-leashes back then. That "allegiance" may be more out of necessity than out of any sort of ideological kinship.

// also, 90% of registered black people vote for Democrats
// if turnout was closer to 70% (in that community, let's shoot for 50%, though), would it still be that same 90/10 split? If Election Day was a Federal Holiday, and the GOP wasn't constantly emptying their lungs into every available dog whistle? I could easily see 30% support in 2 cycles.
 
2013-04-29 02:06:48 PM  

HighOnCraic: I think it was wrong to come up with that new requirement only after the civil rights movement began.


So? Do you think it is wrong to want a voter to at least have a high school education?

HighOnCraic: Did that justify preventing blacks in the South from being able to vote?


I don't see anyone trying to justify anything. Was he wrong in his prediction?

HighOnCraic: Aren't white southerners a solid voting block wielded by a single party (Republicans) right now?


No. They may trend Republican, but they are nowhere near 95% or more. There are plenty of union Democrats, Social Justice Catholics, liberals, etc. The "White South" is not a uniform voting bloc weilded by a single political party.
 
2013-04-29 02:07:02 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Halli: BP is concerned? I have never seen that before.

So very, very concerned.  So much so that I'm concerned for him.  That much concern might eat a man up inside.  Turn him into a bitter tortured shell of a man that has nothing left going for him but trolling on the internet.

By God, I'm not going to let that happen to him.


Is it the best possible outcome? No.

Is it far superior to the alternatives? Yes.
 
2013-04-29 02:07:41 PM  

qorkfiend: Satanic_Hamster: Halli: BP is concerned? I have never seen that before.

So very, very concerned.  So much so that I'm concerned for him.  That much concern might eat a man up inside.  Turn him into a bitter tortured shell of a man that has nothing left going for him but trolling on the internet.

By God, I'm not going to let that happen to him.

Is it the best possible outcome? No.

Is it far superior to the alternatives? Yes.


Wait, what? Quote failure on qorkfiend's part.
 
2013-04-29 02:11:17 PM  

TheGogmagog: Fart_Machine: Which means they'll just try harder next time.

The real question is will the black vote show up to vote Democrat again.  Have they really taken an interest in politics, or just to prove their last two votes weren't racially motivated.  So how do you measure if the voter suppression worked, many of the measures were delayed until the 2014 election cycle.

/I realize I would really hate to hear this being pointed out by the opposing party.


Maybe the opposition party's constant demeaning of black and Latino voters finally came back to haunt them.
 
2013-04-29 02:12:23 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: HighOnCraic: I don't recall conservatives coming up with the idea of a high school diploma...

So? Do you think it is wrong to want a voter to at least have a high school education?

Was he right when he said that the black vote would become a solid voting block wielded by a single party?


define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?  If I want a pass fail question on the age of the earth and a true false on whether evolution is real do I get it?  And can I also require a minimum Bachelor's degree to own a gun?  Why not?  If we can set minimal education requirements before you are entitled to one right, why not another?

Back when the south had "literacy tests" for voting they were routinely failed by black people with PhD's,, but whites all mysteriously passed (or didn;t have to take them because anyone whose grandfather was allowed to vote didn;t have to take it because they were "grandfathered in")
 
2013-04-29 02:12:52 PM  

MFAWG: Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?

post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?

This. Anybody darker than a caramel qualifies as 'black'.


i.accesshw.com
 
2013-04-29 02:14:09 PM  

Lackofname: js34603: Well I'm sure those trends will continue when the Dems run a white person in 2016.

Ol' Bill Clinton got 89% of the Black vote.


Did he get record numbers of black voters to turn out and win the election based on that record turnout?
 
2013-04-29 02:14:12 PM  

qorkfiend: qorkfiend: Satanic_Hamster: Halli: BP is concerned? I have never seen that before.

So very, very concerned.  So much so that I'm concerned for him.  That much concern might eat a man up inside.  Turn him into a bitter tortured shell of a man that has nothing left going for him but trolling on the internet.

By God, I'm not going to let that happen to him.

Is it the best possible outcome? No.

Is it far superior to the alternatives? Yes.

Wait, what? Quote failure on qorkfiend's part.


I should say.  So you WANT him to remain a poor sad little pathetic troll?

Also, apparently my sister is on a plane right now sitting behind the actress who plays Carol from the Walking Dead.
 
2013-04-29 02:16:05 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: HighOnCraic: I think it was wrong to come up with that new requirement only after the civil rights movement began.

So? Do you think it is wrong to want a voter to at least have a high school education?


Yes, it's wrong.

HighOnCraic: Did that justify preventing blacks in the South from being able to vote?

I don't see anyone trying to justify anything. Was he wrong in his prediction?


The whole farking point of most National Review editorials of that era was justifying the maintenance of segregation and denying voting rights to black Southerners.

HighOnCraic: Aren't white southerners a solid voting block wielded by a single party (Republicans) right now?

No. They may trend Republican, but they are nowhere near 95% or more. There are plenty of union Democrats, Social Justice Catholics, liberals, etc. The "White South" is not a uniform voting bloc weilded by a single political party.


White Southerners may not hit the 90% mark, but they are the most reliable block of Republican voters.

Not sure how many pro-union voters live in the South; are they mostly right-to-work states?
 
2013-04-29 02:17:40 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Wait! So Romney was RIGHT?

/I think I need a moment...


You mean blacks won't vote for the guy who is patronizing and claims they only want "free stuff"? I'm shocked really.
 
2013-04-29 02:17:42 PM  

Halli: BojanglesPaladin: Dr Dreidel: A different sort of "playing", but point taken.

Just curious. In your opinion, do you think that 50-60 years of near total voting allegience to the democratic party has been good for the African-American community on the whole?

So you really think they would have been better off voting for a party that has actively demonized them for the last 50 years?


It seems to be working for dumb poor white rednecks.


/not really
 
2013-04-29 02:17:43 PM  

Dr Dreidel: who was on the other end of the firehoses and dog-leashes back then.


You mean leftist radicals? Or do you mean the Democrat establishment holding the hoses? :)
(kidding. Couldn't resist)

Dr Dreidel: I'm not touching that with a 10-meter cattle prod. ...I'm qualified neither anecdotally nor observationally to make any sort of speculative offer.


Fair enough. I grew up in a mostly black town still reeling from the economic devestation of desegregation, and while it is certainly a complex issue, I find it fascinating.
 
2013-04-29 02:21:09 PM  

Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?


Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?
 
2013-04-29 02:22:45 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?


Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.
 
2013-04-29 02:26:07 PM  

Halli: BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?

Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.


But it won't happen again this time...we promise!
 
2013-04-29 02:26:51 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Branch Dravidian: Satanic_Hamster: They only voted for Obama because he was black and because they hate white people...

Well... who doesn't hate white people?

I only hate crackers.


"The white race is the cancer of human history."
-- Susan Sontag
 
2013-04-29 02:29:05 PM  

HighOnCraic: The whole farking point of most National Review editorials of that era was justifying the maintenance of segregation and denying voting rights to black Southerners.


And? Again, Only you are trying to re-fight the civil rights battles of the 60s. I am asking you about today.

Do you think it is wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?

HighOnCraic: Not sure how many pro-union voters live in the South; are they mostly right-to-work states?


I'm not going to be snotty, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Unions are weaker everywhere than they used to be, but especially in right to work states, they have a firm foothold. I grew up in a refinery town, and believe me, the overwhelming majority of white people were both union and lifelong Democrats... and usually really, really racist.
www.siteselection.com
vielmetti.typepad.com
 
2013-04-29 02:29:28 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: BojanglesPaladin: That is not my experience. I think bloc voting based on anything is dangerous to democracy. That being said, is there another voting block that divides exactly on race lines that reliably votes 95% for a particular political party?

Obviously, it's because the blacks are the REAL racists, not members of the Republican Party.


"I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy."
- Joe Biden
 
2013-04-29 02:30:32 PM  

Halli: BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?

Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.


Wonder how this would go over if we made this a requirement for firearm ownership. For the lulz.
 
2013-04-29 02:30:37 PM  
I resent the notion that the GOP singles out blacks to suppress their votes. The GOP suppresses votes of all minorities equally
 
2013-04-29 02:30:56 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?


My friend's mother has no high school diploma, but knows algebra better than most high school students, can quote Shakespeare better than a lot of English majors, and read Dante's Divine Comedy (all three books) in her spare time.

Yet you think she's less qualified to vote than Romney? GTFO and go DIAF.
 
2013-04-29 02:32:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.

But it won't happen again this time...we promise!


I'm not asking about implementation. Simple question: Is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high-school education?
 
2013-04-29 02:34:47 PM  

Peki: Yet you think she's less qualified to vote than Romney? GTFO and go DIAF.


I did not say that.

But I do appreciate that you not only made a huge leap and assumed a position on my behalf, you wished me dead for a position I did not take, but you projected onto me. Nice. Very reasoned and rational response there.
 
2013-04-29 02:37:28 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Dr Dreidel: who was on the other end of the firehoses and dog-leashes back then.

You mean leftist radicals? Or do you mean the Democrat establishment holding the hoses? :)
(kidding. Couldn't resist)


RIGHT after I hit "submit", I knew that was coming. I would expect nothing less.

// seriously, are you Rand Paul, sent here to fark with us?
 
2013-04-29 02:38:22 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?


Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?

I am of the opinion that our civics education in the country is awful and needs to be improved, and we would all benefit from more people finishing school.

Ultimately, however, the uneducated should have just as many rights as the educated. Perhaps you ought to concern yourself more with improving and expanding education than arguing for ways to restrict voting in a society that (theoretically) values democratic ideals.
 
2013-04-29 02:38:59 PM  

Raharu: Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?

post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?


Clearly the GOP needs to give out presents like free deluxe 0bamaphones, and extra govt cheese wheels, just like taxfarthussin0bongo did to win.



The sad truth is that there is a vocal portion of the GOP right that truly believe that more black people came out to vote because of Obamaphones (that started before Obama was elected). Fox News has told them that black and young people are enjoying their obamaphones as a reward for voting him into office.
 
2013-04-29 02:39:59 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Mrtraveler01: Because tests or qualifcations for voting have been abused in the past.

But it won't happen again this time...we promise!

I'm not asking about implementation. Simple question: Is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high-school education?


Yes.
 
2013-04-29 02:41:36 PM  
Maybe the GOP loves america so much they just wanted us to think they were trying to suppress the vote, so that they could actually get the everyday person off their ass and to be more inclined to go make their voice heard.
 
2013-04-29 02:43:16 PM  
Holy Crap!  Black people voted en masse for a black Democrat?

NO FREAKING WAY!!!

STOP THE PRESSES!!!

/did you know that water is wet as well?
//it's true!  I swear!
 
2013-04-29 02:43:51 PM  

Dr Dreidel: RIGHT after I hit "submit", I knew that was coming. I would expect nothing less.


Yeah. Low-hanging fruit. Like I said, couldn't resist. And I like to point out to Farkers of a younger vintage that political parties are not static, and todays good guys were yesterday's bad guys. Which is why it is sooooooo important to never give blind allegience to any political party.

Dr Dreidel: // seriously, are you Rand Paul, sent here to fark with us?


Nope. I'm more of a Zombie William F Buckley fan :)
obscurantist.com
 
2013-04-29 02:44:47 PM  

DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?


No. Where did I say any such thing?
 
2013-04-29 02:44:59 PM  

Peki: BojanglesPaladin: Magorn: define " a high school education", and who gets to determine what qualfies?

Having recieved a high school diploma certifying completion of a high school education. And the same people who determine it today.

So, is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high school education?

My friend's mother has no high school diploma, but knows algebra better than most high school students, can quote Shakespeare better than a lot of English majors, and read Dante's Divine Comedy (all three books) in her spare time.

Yet you think she's less qualified to vote than Romney? GTFO and go DIAF.


Anecdotal proof. The best kind of proof.
/flavored with self righteous indignation and violence
//fark sized!
 
2013-04-29 02:46:55 PM  

DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?


Wait. Are YOU seriously suggesting that only people who are employed and who pay federal taxes has a right to a voice in the elections?

/see?
 
2013-04-29 02:47:04 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Simple question: Is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high-school education?


Oh, and just to weigh in on this:
It's not conceptually wrong. It's a fine goal to ensure that everyone who reaches voting age has finished HS or the equivalent (FYI, some kids may hit age 18 during their senior year. They'd still be allowed to vote, yes?), and to encourage that through free public schools, etc.

It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).

Hell, I'd settle for weeding out the busfuls of drug-addled seniors pulling the levers for Ike for the 15th time.
 
2013-04-29 02:47:17 PM  

daveUSMC: Does this mean we can stop whining about voter ID now?
I mean everyone. STFU. It's neither the worst thing in the world since 3/5 and hosing off the Undesireables, nor absolutely necessary to protect the sacred rights of both Fartbongolian and Real American PatriotTM Voters. It is a stupid wedge issue with little relevance and negligable pratical impact.


I'm sorry, but if you oppose voter-ID, then you automatically support bussing millions of illegal aliens, welfare queens, and libby-Soshlist Commie college students to the polls and letting them vote as often as they want, and posting gangs of armed Black Panther ex-con rapist crack-heads outside the polling places set aside for honest jebus-loving normal (white) people.
 
2013-04-29 02:52:29 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?

Wait. Are YOU seriously suggesting that only people who are employed and who pay federal taxes has a right to a voice in the elections?

/see?


BojanglesPaladin: DeArmondVI: Are you seriously suggesting that someone who works for a living and pays taxes, but doesn't have a HS diploma, has no right to a voice in elections?

No. Where did I say any such thing?


BojanglesPaladin: I'm not asking about implementation. Simple question: Is it wrong to want a voter to have at least a high-school education?


So you are just asking questions?

Very stupid questions.
 
2013-04-29 02:54:30 PM  

Dr Dreidel: It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).


I find it cute that you state it is wrong to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards, then give some arbitrary set of standards that you would like people to meet before they can vote.
 
2013-04-29 02:56:25 PM  

Dr Dreidel: It's not conceptually wrong. It's a fine goal to ensure that everyone who reaches voting age has finished HS or the equivalent (FYI, some kids may hit age 18 during their senior year. They'd still be allowed to vote, yes?), and to encourage that through free public schools, etc.


(I was one of those.) Implementation aside, the question is simply "Is it wrong to want a voter to have a high-school education" While you actually answered it (with obligatory, obvious caveats), I find it interesting how many Farkers seem reluctant to even grant such a common sense answer for fear of some potential slippery slope scenario in which it might theoretically be abused. I didn;t say a single word about denying anyone anything, but nearly every single Farker "filled in the gap" and jumped to some sort of "Jim Crow 2 electric bugaloo" scenario where none was presented.

Which is why it is so difficult to have a simple rational discussion on boards like Fark. Too many people to intent on "Gotcha!" to be able to say somenthing as simple as "Yes, I think it would be good if all voters had a high-school education. In fact, I would like all Americans period to have that education, so the point would be moot."
 
2013-04-29 02:56:29 PM  

jst3p: Dr Dreidel: It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).

I find it cute that you state it is wrong to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards, then give some arbitrary set of standards that you would like people to meet before they can vote.


In every election, millions of people are denied the right to vote because they don't meet the arbitrary standard of being at least 18 years old.
 
2013-04-29 02:57:51 PM  

give me doughnuts: jst3p: Dr Dreidel: It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).

I find it cute that you state it is wrong to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards, then give some arbitrary set of standards that you would like people to meet before they can vote.

In every election, millions of people are denied the right to vote because they don't meet the arbitrary standard of being at least 18 years old.


Thank God for that at least.
 
2013-04-29 02:59:56 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Which is why it is so difficult to have a simple rational discussion on boards like Fark. Too many people to intent on "Gotcha!" to be able to say somenthing as simple as "Yes, I think it would be good if all voters had a high-school education. In fact, I would like all Americans period to have that education, so the point would be moot."


You weren't asking if it was good or not. You were asking for it to be a requirement. The thing about you is that you are just patently dishonest and play the concern troll angle every single time.
 
2013-04-29 03:01:09 PM  

thenewmissus: Raharu: Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?

post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?


Clearly the GOP needs to give out presents like free deluxe 0bamaphones, and extra govt cheese wheels, just like taxfarthussin0bongo did to win.


The sad truth is that there is a vocal portion of the GOP right that truly believe that more black people came out to vote because of Obamaphones (that started before Obama was elected). Fox News has told them that black and young people are enjoying their obamaphones as a reward for voting him into office.



You're just jealous because your gifts haven't arrived yet.

img545.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-29 03:04:51 PM  

studs up: give me doughnuts: jst3p: Dr Dreidel: It's not OK to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards (knowing when The Brest-Litovsk Treaty was was necessary to graduate; to vote, probably not). I'd like some VERY basic skills tests to be administered - make sure they can read in whatever language, they know who the candidates are, know what a vote is and what it means - but the two hurdles are enforcement and selection (what is "essential information" and what isn't).

I find it cute that you state it is wrong to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards, then give some arbitrary set of standards that you would like people to meet before they can vote.

In every election, millions of people are denied the right to vote because they don't meet the arbitrary standard of being at least 18 years old.

Thank God for that at least.


I'd rather have a 15 year old voter who cares about the issues and educated him/herself on the candidates' positions,  than an ignorant 35 year old whose only standard is "I ain't votin' fer the niBONG!/woman/Messican/Cracker/Gringo/whatever!"
 
2013-04-29 03:07:39 PM  

jst3p: I find it cute that you state it is wrong to deny someone a right to vote because they don't meet some arbitrary set of standards, then give some arbitrary set of standards that you would like people to meet before they can vote.


Well, for those with good reading comprehension, I supplied an example of "arbitrary standard" - knowing when the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed - and some examples of "non-arbitrary standards" - like knowing what a vote is (or where you are).

The non-arbitrary ones are related to the act of voting and knowledge of what participating in a democracy is (as well as implying that being of sound mind is a good thing, too). Knowing the multiplication tables (or not) has very little bearing on voting.

Perhaps we might benefit from a short reading-comp test for responding...

// WARNING: there is heavy sarcasm in the above
// those allergic to sarcasm should not read the above, or have it read to them
 
2013-04-29 03:08:04 PM  
Republicans forgot one very important thing about human nature - efforts to prevent someone from doing something only increases their desire to do it.

"Don't EVER tell me I can't, because I WILL." - seen on handmade sign at voter rally in 2012 here in california
 
2013-04-29 03:12:50 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: pre-November GOP: What can we do to suppress the black vote?

post-November GOP: Why do so few black people vote for us?


Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis. Such flagrant suppression can have a galvanizing effect, ensuring that those you try to disenfranchise try doubly hard to stick it to you. Thank GOD they'll never realize this.
 
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