Monday, August 15, 2016

...and then there's Pat McCrory logic.

"I don't think that's a fair characterization.
The ID law isn't a load of racist horseshit.
A dollop maybe, a pile at best, but not a load."
Governor Pat McCrory is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate North Carolina's voter ID law. You know, the one a lower court recently threw it out for being a load of racist horseshit? So like, what his rational?

"Allowing the 4th Circuit's ruling to stand creates confusion among voters and poll workers and it disregards our successful rollout of Voter ID in the 2016 primary elections."

-Pat McCrory, hoping we're all idiots

"No, no photo ID necessary."
-There, fucking done,
what's the problem?

Wait a minute, confusion among poll workers? He doesn't think that over the next three months, between now and election day, poll workers will not be able to grasp the blindingly simple concept that they don't have to ask for photo ID? If that's too much for them I'd say the problem isn't voter fraud but volunteer stupidity. Are they getting cactuses to run the polling stations? Like, actual cactuses? Because then I could see their point. But only if North Carolina's polls were run by literal cactuses. To be clear, he's asking to disenfranchise millions of voters to combat voter fraud which is not actually a problem anywhere but in Pat McCrory's head.

There's logic and then
there's Pat Mccrory logic.
If this carpet bomb approach to solving nonexistent problems sounds familiar, there's a reason for that. You might recall that McCrory is currently suing the Federal government to defend HB2, the super discriminatory bathroom bill that forces trans people to use the wrong bathrooms because someone, somewhere might someday abuse transgender protections to watch women pee. Holy shit. So to sum up, the solution to creepers in public restrooms is to discriminate against trans people and the solution to voter fraud is mass disenfranchisement. Meanwhile the solution to gun violence, which is an actually thing that happens, is lax open carry laws and gun show loopholes.

Hey, you don't suppose this Voter ID has anything to do with the fact that minority voters tend to vote Democrat do you? And that he's hoping that with his party in rapid decline thanks not only to the absurd irrationality of Donald Trump but the general trajectory of incompetence the GOP had been on for years now, that maybe he can still win this one for the Gipper?
I don't want to tell the North Carolina GOP how to do their job,
but maybe they'd have an easier time courting minority voters
if they'd stop trying to purge them from the election rolls?

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