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(The Contributor)   Texas elections director blames Wendy Davis for creating an imperfect solution to the colossal mistake his own party signed into law   (thecontributor.com) divider line 140
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2013-11-11 07:44:20 AM
How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?
 
2013-11-11 07:50:12 AM
Why are Republicans so afraid of this strong, intelligent, progressive woman? Does every mention of her name have to result in Davis Derangement Syndrome? She certainly has you Contards shaking in your New Balance MallWalker 5000's. It must be her Executive Experience from the second-biggest state in America.
 
2013-11-11 08:06:32 AM
Let me mansplain it to you broads.  Voting is hard with all that thinking and stuff.  When we make you read and sign an affidavit you are likely to forget why you are there in the first place.  It's really best you don't vote after that.  Maybe we could change the language to sign your vote over to your husband, he'll take care of it for you.
 
2013-11-11 08:31:03 AM

rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?


How bloody are your feet, knees, and knuckles from going around house-to-house begging for votes?
 
2013-11-11 08:31:38 AM

reillan: rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?

How bloody are your feet, knees, and knuckles from going around house-to-house begging for votes?


/on second thought, I can't talk.  I'm in the state that elected Inhofe and Bridenstine
 
2013-11-11 08:39:23 AM
I can not wait for the exchange:

Perry: Women's brains are smaller than men's, it's science.

Walker: yeah well your hair looks stupid.

Perry: what did you say?
 
2013-11-11 08:44:25 AM
So, they are upset about Ms. Davis' modification to the law because otherwise it would keep clearly eligible AMERICAN CITIZENS from being able to vote.  The spin seems to be that this modification is just a burdensome requirement in the voting process.  Really?  That's their argument?

They implement a draconian and anti-democratic law supposedly to stop the non-existent voter fraud but was nakedly to stop certain groups from exercising their right to vote by  placing an undue burden on them to do so.  Then an amendment that at least tried to mitigate this travesty to our electoral process is just too burdensome for the election officials to handle.

You can't have a rational discussion with anyone who would support that! So I will just say to them: YOU GO TO HELL.  YOU GO TO HELL AND YOU DIE.
 
2013-11-11 08:56:34 AM

rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?


Depends, how many times did you vote?
 
2013-11-11 09:00:41 AM
Party of personal responsibility strikes again.
 
2013-11-11 09:12:13 AM
Why is it I always envision a Texas GOP "Who To Blame" flowchart having "Blacks" and "Women" as the first two possible options?
 
2013-11-11 09:12:45 AM
It's really, really bizarre how much they hate this woman.
 
2013-11-11 09:15:40 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Why are Republicans so afraid of this strong, intelligent, progressive woman? Does every mention of her name have to result in Davis Derangement Syndrome? She certainly has you Contards shaking in your New Balance MallWalker 5000's. It must be her Executive Experience from the second-biggest state in America.


The new 5000s are out? Cool.
 
2013-11-11 09:15:52 AM
To all the Texas based Fark folks. I hope you will vote for her for Governor.
The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.
 
2013-11-11 09:16:39 AM
imageshack.us
 
2013-11-11 09:18:33 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: It's really, really bizarre how much they hate this woman.


Amazing how far they've come from Ann Richards.  If she were around to run now, there'd probably be hit mobs arranged to take her out.
 
2013-11-11 09:19:47 AM
Everyone who voted for the law should be hung from the nearest tree
 
2013-11-11 09:22:15 AM
Non.

Partisan.

Elections.

Boards.

Why are these things run by political types in America? Why do you hate democracy?
 
2013-11-11 09:22:29 AM

Skleenar: [imageshack.us image 750x528]


Possibly the most relevant use of that strip I've ever seen.
 
2013-11-11 09:22:43 AM

monoski: To all the Texas based Fark folks. I hope you will vote for her for Governor.
The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.


She's been a great representative for my area, so she has my vote. I'll do my best to get the lazier members of my family and friends to head to the polls as well.
 
2013-11-11 09:23:10 AM

monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.


Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.
 
2013-11-11 09:23:31 AM
texas republicans know thier base
in another 4 months the story will be that
it was mrs davis who wrote the vile legislation

(recall who the people of louisiana blame for katrina)
 
2013-11-11 09:25:00 AM

rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?


As a life-long Kentuckian, I envy you. I've been apologizing for our state's politics for quite some time. Mitch McConnell's been in Congress longer than I've been able to vote. :(
 
2013-11-11 09:25:06 AM
Mistake implies they didn't do it on purpose.
 
2013-11-11 09:25:38 AM
The SS had the identical blaming complaint about their genocide victims.

Texas Elections Director, Republican Keith Ingram was too busy researching movies on Wikipedia to answer the plagiarism charges.
 
2013-11-11 09:25:51 AM
This is funny - once again, voter suppression is going to fail. the poll workers, confused by the scramble to implement these unworkable rules, will end up taking provisional ballots, and most of the votes will end up being counted. Many of them, anti-Republican votes prompted by this attempt at suppression. Same thing that happened in 2012, same thing that happened with the Jim Crow crap back in the sixties. Last-ditch desperation tactics only work for a short time.
this is a no-win strategy for the GOP.
 
2013-11-11 09:26:40 AM
Sure, why not?
 
2013-11-11 09:26:46 AM

Lost Thought 00: Everyone who voted for the law should be hung from the nearest tree


No. Do not interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
 
2013-11-11 09:29:54 AM

gunslinger_RG: So, they are upset about Ms. Davis' modification to the law because otherwise it would keep clearly eligible AMERICAN CITIZENS from being able to vote. The spin seems to be that this modification is just a burdensome requirement in the voting process. Really? That's their argument?


Pretty much.

Step 1: Pass a law which doesn't allow you to vote if the name on your ID and the name on the voter rolls don't exactly match (because one has a maiden name and the other doesn't, or one has a middle initial and the other has the full middle name, or one has a typo from the dumbass clerk at the DMV and the other doesn't).

Step 2: Wendy Davis passes an amendment to that law which allows those people to vote, but only after they check a box which says "Yes, I really am who I am."

Step 3: Complain that Davis is making these poor people jump through extra hoops to vote, while conveniently omitting the fact that the original law would not have allowed them to vote at all, and that the entire law in general makes people jump through extra hoops.
 
2013-11-11 09:30:44 AM
In the politically-charged letter, Ingram lies in saying that the Voter ID law only changed the way people with maiden names voted in "one important respect," referring to the affidavit. He then mentions Senator Wendy Davis by name, and describes her amendment. In purposeful oversight, our State Elections Director chose not to include that before the Davis amendment, people whose names did not match precisely with what was on the voter rolls would be denied the right to vote altogether.

So? He's telling the truth. It changed how they vote in one important respect, namely from "voting" to "not voting".
 
2013-11-11 09:32:10 AM
Come on Texas libs... keep showing up every election and vote these guys out. We know it is a red state but if the trends keep changing in the future, then eventually the GOP is going to have to defend Texas, instead of pouring money on toss up states.
 
2013-11-11 09:42:40 AM

NEDM: monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.

Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.


The scary thing being that many of the same a$$hats who would complain sent money to Scooter Walker.
 
2013-11-11 09:46:10 AM
fta "Texas has the most strict ID of the entire country...we have no implementation plan and very little time to get ready for the November 5th election."

So it's working as designed, then.
 
2013-11-11 09:46:40 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Why are Republicans so afraid of this strong, intelligent, progressive woman?


i18.photobucket.com

Have you seen those biceps?  She can probably knock out half the party.
 
2013-11-11 09:49:05 AM

inglixthemad: NEDM: monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.

Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.

The scary thing being that many of the same a$$hats who would complain sent money to Scooter Walker.


No that's how Texas works. Hutchinson lost to good hair because she got labeled as Washington insider.
 
2013-11-11 09:50:13 AM

rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?


Hey, me too! ::brofist::

I feel the shame and the need to explain as well.

/Rick Perry is not *my* governor.
 
2013-11-11 09:50:44 AM
See, Wendy Davis needs to be the face of feminism. She may not call herself one, but she is one in the purest sense of the word.  Feminism needs to get back to its roots, building up women, not tearing down men like the Watsons and the crazy red-hair-dyed hipster-glasses chicks try to do.  If you aren't advocating for women, you're not a feminist, no matter what you call yourself.  And no matter what you call yourself, tearing down men is not advocating for women.
 
2013-11-11 09:51:49 AM

ShadowKamui: inglixthemad: NEDM: monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.

Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.

The scary thing being that many of the same a$$hats who would complain sent money to Scooter Walker.

No that's how Texas works. Hutchinson lost to good hair because she got labeled as Washington insider.


How Texas used to work is not how it's going to work in El Futuro.
i18.photobucket.com
If the trailer trash don't like it, they can go back where they belong.
 
2013-11-11 09:52:40 AM

Needlessly Complicated: rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?

Hey, me too! ::brofist::

I feel the shame and the need to explain as well.

/Rick Perry is not *my* governor.


I don't think you need to explain anything.  There are probably more progressives in Texas than in any other state except for California. It's just that the potatoheads outnumber progressives there.
 
2013-11-11 09:55:06 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Why are Republicans so afraid of this strong, intelligent, progressive  anywoman?


FTFM
 
2013-11-11 09:57:22 AM
The wise and virtuous elders of the Texas GOP weren't trying to keep you from voting. They were just trying to keep your vote from being counted.
 
2013-11-11 09:58:11 AM

rwhamann: How long do I have to live in this state before I have to start apologizing?  I've only been here a little over a year so,far, and I promise I voted against clowns like this last year.  Is that enough to absolve me?


At this point, it should just be a stock phrase due to the numerous dumb crap that originates there.

'Hi from Texas. I'm so sorry for X.'
 
2013-11-11 09:59:32 AM

Flab: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Why are Republicans so afraid of this strong, intelligent, progressive woman?

[wendydavis.jpg]

Have you seen those biceps?  She can probably knock out half the party.


I've never noticed that. And do I see a hint of triceps? Nice.
 
2013-11-11 10:03:09 AM
I cannot imagine the absolute horror of having to initial an affidavit (after signing my name to vote) because the name on my DL didn't match the name on my voter registration.
 
2013-11-11 10:03:51 AM

NEDM: monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.

Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.


The other take I have seen is that people find out how much money is being donated from out of space and start wondering why and come to discover that they're a total farking embarrassment to the rest of the country and it's a nice gentle way of telling them to get their crap together.
 
2013-11-11 10:06:12 AM
What i don't understand is how on one side Europe is given as an example of heaven with socialised medicine and all kinds of laws that benefit everybody but if you ask for an ID at the polling station (like in any other normal country in the world) than you are some retartded right-wing who wants to keep blacks from voting.

Care to explain?
 
2013-11-11 10:06:49 AM

NEDM: monoski: The rest of us should do our part and send her a few bucks to help her run.

Unfortunately, in Texas that will do more to hurt her than help.  I'm still going to vote for her myself, but all the GOP has to do is say "See?  Look at how much out-of-state funding she's getting!  Who is she going to represent:  Texans?  Or the Washington DNC?"  Shockingly enough, that might get people who were on the fence about her to jump into the R camp.


Most people won't care.  If they did, Scott Walker would have been tossed out in the recall.
 
2013-11-11 10:07:51 AM

Cataholic: I cannot imagine the absolute horror of having to initial an affidavit (after signing my name to vote) because the name on my DL didn't match the name on my voter registration.


3/10 ...  oh ...

images.wikia.com
 
2013-11-11 10:08:18 AM

poorcku: What i don't understand is how on one side Europe is given as an example of heaven with socialised medicine and all kinds of laws that benefit everybody but if you ask for an ID at the polling station (like in any other normal country in the world) than you are some retartded right-wing who wants to keep blacks from voting.

Care to explain?


You just made it up - you explain it.
This isn't 4chan - you need to up your game.
 
2013-11-11 10:08:33 AM

Skarekrough: The other take I have seen is that people find out how much money is being donated from out of space and start wondering why and come to discover that they're a total farking embarrassment to the rest of the country and it's a nice gentle way of telling them to get their crap together.


The Martians are donating to our campaigns now?  I tell you, this SuperPAC thing has gotten completely out of control.
 
2013-11-11 10:09:35 AM

poorcku: What i don't understand is how on one side Europe is given as an example of heaven with socialised medicine and all kinds of laws that benefit everybody but if you ask for an ID at the polling station (like in any other normal country in the world) than you are some retartded right-wing who wants to keep blacks from voting.

Care to explain?


A big part of the issue is trying to implement the ID law right before an election. If it's about responsibly implementing the law, December or January seem like fine months to start.
 
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