In a prior post, I discussed the voter ID law and how it would impact those who would tend not to vote for the Republicans/Tea Party. And now we know that the Republicans meant it that way by their own words. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai – R, Allegheny County has forgotten his talking points and said what everyone knew was the case.
“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation — abortion facility regulations — in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”
Voter ID being passed: cause. Gov. Romney to win : intended effect.
The original story about this from Politics PA here. And The Maddow Show also caught it.
It seems that the claims that the voter ID law in PA is indeed meant to disenfranchise voters, an attempt to corrupt the very basis of our representative democracy, are correct (it also demonstrates that the GOP/TP are out to force their religion and beliefs on everyone via legislation). Many knew that was the case and that the GOP legislators were lying when they said it was only about “voter fraud”, a supposed “real problem” and so very “widespread” that they cannot demonstrate to be so at all (citing hmmm, one instance “Joe Cheeseboro” in the city of Philly). Not Rep. Turzai’s spokesman Stephen Miskin, not Attorney General and now Governor Tom Corbett.
Honestly, guys, if it’s so pernicious a problem, your offices should be overflowing with instances that you should be constantly be handing out, not getting constantly caught with your figurative pants down.
Now, I know most if not all of these legislators who have told such lies also claim that they are very pious people which conflicts with a lie told intentionally. Will they be honorable enough to admit what they’ve done? Or will they depend upon an ignorant and lazy constituency not to hold them accountable for their actions and unsubstantiated claims?