Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Walker blocks conservative rural voters from getting voter ID's.

I like it; a little Democratic reverse psychology working against Scott Walker. Yes!!! And Scott Walker is saying no, as usual, to keeping the rural DMV's open longer for voter ID's.

If I had my way, I would let the rural areas suffer and drift away under the voter suppression efforts put in place by Walker and his band of pirates. Walker has short changed rural families and farmers (except for a major tax cut) since he became governor.

Since Democrats would like longer DMV hours, Walker is blocking that, saying it’s a solution looking for a problem. Yea, like voter fraud? I digress.

But unlike the Democrats, I say leave these predominantly Republican voters alone. After all, they think only Democrats are the targets. Fine with me. From WKOW's Greg Neumann:

Are the Democrats using reverse psychology knowing Walker would instinctively say no way? I’m hoping.
35 Democratic lawmakers say people who live in the country won't have the same opportunity to get a photo ID by November 4th as people living in more populated areas, and they're asking the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to fix that.

In Jefferson County, there are two Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices.  The office in Watertown is open two days a week, while the one in Fort Atkinson is open just two days a month. "Right now, under these conditions, I'm sure there are going to be a lot of people who aren't gonna acquire that ID and aren't gonna be able to vote.  And that's just wrong," said Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton).

More than 40 counties have DMV centers that are open two days a week or less. 

Rep. Jorgensen said,  "Let's do some mobile DMV centers to places we know that we need to get to because there are people that need our help." 
Here’s the interesting thing; our incidental governor is keenly aware of how many people are turning out to get voter ID’s. How would he know that, and why? We know why, don’t we:
But Gov. Scott Walker says that's a solution in search of a problem. "I think you're gonna hear a lot of talk about it, but in the end, we've actually seen fewer people seeking free ID's recently than we've seen in the past couple years. There's no barrier.  That's a lot of hype and hysteria by some on the left."
Think the governor is counting on "fewer people seeking free ID's?" And who's “the left?” “The left,” as a pejorative, is how Walker views his enemies. 

Still, I'm with Walker. Don't keep those DMV's open any longer than a few days a week.

1 comment:

  1. Just noodling this out, but small communities where "everyone knows everyone" also presents a problem as it creates opportunities for poll workers to let folks without proper ID slide and vote anyway because "Welp, Vern's a good guy, we know he ain't no illegal so we'll just let 'em vote."

    These are the counties where Dems need to be at the polls on election day challenging people that don't have the proper ID.