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post #1906 of 5454
Can we stop with the "Love won out over fear and hate" bullshit? So Republicans are all hateful and fearful? Am I the only one with a politically diverse family and social circle?
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I agree there are things that can be done to fix the system, and we really ought to be doing them. Still, failures on election day by poll workers are not the same as systemic suppression, and my complaint was over whining about the former being the same as the latter.
What? I'm talking about breakdowns and mistakes on voting day. Things go wrong, even under the best of circumstances. If the rules are onerous, let's look at changing them, but poll workers' errors are not tantamount to intentional, targeted voter suppression.
Poll workers' errors and systemic breakdowns are the inevitable result of overly complex and newly changed voting requirements instituted by Republicans to "fix" a virtually non-existent problem, as many have repeated ad-nauseum. If you get tired of hearing about it, advocate for the repeal of the stupid patchwork of politically instituted voting laws instead of posting shit on bookface.

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Originally Posted by musicmax View Post

The point is that said wallet is not needed.
Oh, and most other nations have voter ID laws or some other methods in place to prevent voter fraud (remember the pictures of ink-dipped fingers in Iraq?).
Wallet needed: it conains my voter registration card (and that's enough to vote in the just-completed election, thanks to emergency court intervention) and/or it contains my photo ID. Show the ID if you don't have my card and you can vote in my precinct before I get there. What are the chances of that happening? Ink dipped fingers would work too. Lots of ways to do this, but necessity of current photo ID to vote, when registration card has always worked in the past, is an impediment for old and poor people who don't keep up with "valid" photo ID's, believe it or not.
post #1909 of 5454
Love won out over fear and hate?

I heard commercials accusing Romney of murder and financial crimes; old people being pushed over cliffs; Black Panther's monitoring polling places; unions in Nevada engaging in widespread voter fraud by threatening illegal aliens with deportation; a "war" on women; voting is a form of revenge;
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Can we stop with the "Love won out over fear and hate" bullshit? So Republicans are all hateful and fearful? Am I the only one with a politically diverse family and social circle?

That is my whole feed now. That and women cheering democracy because they're not in danger of losing their free BC pills.
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post

Lots of ways to do this, but necessity of current photo ID to vote, when registration card has always worked in the past, is an impediment for old and poor people who don't keep up with "valid" photo ID's, believe it or not.

I don't believe it. I'm opposed to voter ID for other reasons but the argument that "the poorz don't have IDs" is not compelling to me.
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post

Poll workers' errors and systemic breakdowns are the inevitable result of overly complex and newly changed voting requirements instituted by Republicans to "fix" a virtually non-existent problem, as many have repeated ad-nauseum. If you get tired of hearing about it, advocate for the repeal of the stupid patchwork of politically instituted voting laws instead of posting shit on bookface.
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These people were accusing poll workers of voter suppression. The laws are really irrelevant here, given my gripe with my friends' posts was the fact that they were conflating mistakes and confusion with intentional attempts at depriving people of a vote. They are not even remotely the same thing.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I don't believe it. I'm opposed to voter ID for other reasons but the argument that "the poorz don't have IDs" is not compelling to me.
You've stated many times your contempt for the poor, so who cares if it's compelling to you or what you believe? But if you wanted to test the veracity of what I (and many others) have said on the subject. just spend some time at a polling place where poor folks, especially poor old minority folks vote and see how they do.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

These people were accusing poll workers of voter suppression. The laws are really irrelevant here, given my gripe with my friends' posts was the fact that they were conflating mistakes and confusion with intentional attempts at depriving people of a vote. They are not even remotely the same thing.
Ok.
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

As I said elsewhere once before: I am so fucking glad we won't have to see this woman for the next four or eight years I could just SHIT. She is everything I detest in a woman and I would gladly gnaw my arm off if caught in the same state with her (unlikely) let alone in bed. Where DOES she live, anyway? One of the great mysteries left unanswered by this endless campaign, along with the answer to "what was the appeal of Mitt to half the country, anyway?"
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why you so mad about some chick:
a) you will never meet in your life and
b) who will never have any impact whatsoever on your life?
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

why you so mad about some chick:
a) you will never meet in your life and
b) who will never have any impact whatsoever on your life?

Because Spats gonna Spats.
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

why you so mad about some chick:
a) you will never meet in your life and
b) who will never have any impact whatsoever on your life?
Had she made it to first lady, she sure would have had an impact on the whole country's life. But we dodged that "Leave it to Beaver" bullet. Oh, and crackup[1].gif on "why would anyone on SF comment on some chick he'll never meet?" Like that never happens. rotflmao.gif

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Because Spats gonna Spats.
You bet. smile.gif
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