What Does a Lifetime of Hate Do to Your Personality?


by Bob Quasius (re-posted from Cafe Con Leche Republicansoriginal link)

I couldn’t help but feel utterly disgusted watching this Moveon.org ad from Michael Moore. Clearly, Moore is seeking to anger senior citizens and minorities into voting for Obama. No doubt many conservatives believe these senior citizens suffered from Bush Derangement Syndrome too.

This type of rhetoric is a huge part of what makes politics and public discourse so uncivil and disrespectful these days. It’s time for the left to stop hating on the right, and vice versa.

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To my liberal friends: no one from the Republican Party is trying to take “suppress” your vote or intimidate you from voting! Asking for photo ID of everyone is not voter suppression; it’s ensuring that others don’t cancel out legitimate votes with fraudulent votes, ensuring a fair system where everyone has confidence in the results. Asking us to show ID to cash a check, buy allergy medicine, or beer in a liquor store isn’t an attempt to intimidate us from these activities, but rather to ensure the person is who they say they are.

I’ve been a Republican activist for over 20 years and despite hearing endless claims of “voter intimidation” have yet to hear a fellow Republican speak of planning or doing anything of the sort. Rarely ever are claims of voter intimidation backed up with credible evidence, with one notable exception… the New Black Panthers in this video clearly are there to intimidate white voters.

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After the Bush DOJ largely won a legal case against this flagrant case of voter intimidation, the Obama DOJ dropped the case! If the men had been white Republicans trying to intimidate black or Hispanics voters they would have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law and four years later we’d be hearing about this incessantly.


Comments

  1. So voter intimidation ONLY exists by the left, against the right. Sure. Well, you make a compelling case that carrying a weapon is mostly for intimidation and not self-defense.

  2. Those are some epic blinders, Cafe Con Leche.

    “If the men had been white Republicans trying to intimidate black or Hispanics voters they would have been prosecuted to the full extent of the law and four years later we’d be hearing about this incessantly.”

    I suppose you heard in the media about this?

    “The request comes after the NAACP says it received a photo of an open-air trailer near an early-polling site in Goldsboro with effigies of former and current elected officials, including President Barack Obama, with nooses around their necks.”

    Well, no of course not, not unless you lived in North Carolina, and even then it barely cracked the news.

    Or what about the threatening letters received by Florida voters telling them they needed to verify their citizenship or they would be arrested, sent from the Seattle-area, and in no way affiliated with the State of Florida. I’m sure you heard about that, right in the National news?

    Or maybe the post-election riot by white racist students at Ole Miss? You can Google that one.

    Or perhaps the voter supression that resulted in a felony conviction by Julius Henson (ironically, a black Republican working for Bob Ehrlich).

    But you’re right, the systemic, instrinsic mechanics of minority voter suppression don’t involve one dude standing in front of a building, scaring sad little white people. They’re much more pernicious and insidious. They almost look like they’re not there, especially if you’re a self-satisified conservative who doesn’t bother to look for the news outside their own bubble.

  3. Klute, All excellent points. But better they are all true.

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