Wednesday, August 15, 2012
There is one party in today's America which understands that the key to gaining and holding power is to limit people's ability to cast a ballot. Republicans know that--short of rigging the counting process, which they have done in the past--the key to winning elections is to suppress the number of ballots cast in an election. The higher the turnout, the lower the chance of their regressive candidates and policies to pass. And so it is that the new Jim Crow laws are with us: Republican judge upholds restrictive voter ID law in spite of no evidence being given that it addresses any problem at all. The G.O.P. is truly America's biggest enemy right now, bigger than any foreign enemy. For all its talk of upholding America's tradition of democracy, the G.O.P. and its agents behave like a totalitarian government. It must be stopped.