Republicans insensitive, disenfranchising voters

November 4, 2013 

Listening to Republicans at the Affordable Care Act congressional hearings questioning website programing technicians, one could easily assume the congressmen are upset that people have problems registering. Such compassionate public servants.

Then there was a quote in the Herald recently from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., saying, "The president has been poorly served in the implementation of his own signature legislation." Such empathetic representatives.

But don't be fooled into thinking the Republicans holding national office are caring legislators. No, they're just as slimy as GOP state congressmen gerrymandering districts and passing ever more restrictive voter registration laws that make it difficult for blacks and Latinos to cast a ballot.

And now in Texas they're even targeting married women, denying them the right to vote if the name on a voters registration doesn't exactly match a second form of ID, often because of using a maiden name as their middle initial, even though for some women that discrepancy was the case for 50 years! Once again, Republicans hope we'll fall for their insincere posturing. Such scam artists!

This year the best actor Oscar goes to -- the "GOP" (Greedy Obstructionist Politicians) while the dirty end of the stick goes to whomever they see fit to disenfranchise.

Robert Kushner

Bradenton

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