E.J. Dionne should have retired from column-writing a couple of years ago. If he had, he wouldn’t have penned this embarrassing screed against the laws some states are putting into place that require voters show real identification (with at least a name, photo, and address) in order to vote. Dionne, predictably, toes the left-wing line that any reasonable identification requirement is a brazen attempt by the Republicans to steal the next election when the opposite is the case.
Moe Lane destroyed Dionne’s ham-handed attempt to carry water for the Democrats in about half the words and Troglopundit administered the coup de grace. The bottom line is that the left does not want an election system free from fraud. That would run against the Cloward-Piven strategy they’ve used to devastating effect against social and government institutions for more than four decades.
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And now, links!
- Are the fans of Quantitative Easing our newest cargo cult? Stephen Green makes a great case for it.
- Here comes the new health care Orwellian maneuver to fool you into believing that it’s good for the government to force you to buy a product you do not want to buy. The phrase that pays (the lobbyists and Democrats in Congress, that is) is “individual responsibility”.
- The New York Times printed a 2,700 word hit-piece on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, but don’t you dare call it a propaganda organ for the Democrats. That would be irresponsible hate speech.
- What adult in their right mind would offer pole-dancing classes for three year-old children? What parent in their right mind would put their children in that class? Why is the community not running everyone involved with the class out of town with shotguns and baseball bats?
- Remember that McKinsey poll that showed almost a third of businesses would stop their health care coverage and dump their employees into the government system? Well, not only is that poll on the up-and-up, but the results are far worse for Obamacare than the initial stories indicated.
- The Kindle really is a revolutionary device and it’s even won over Ed Driscoll. The big book publishers remain the big obstacle to widespread acceptance of e-books as they continue to price their products far too high.
- There is no good reason for Big Oil to be the villain of Cars 2, except that the director is a narrow-minded progressive. In a world where all the “people” run on gasoline, it literally makes no sense as all for oil companies to be villains. It’s not as if Lightning McQueen or Tow Mater ever had a problem getting gasoline. It’s a shame. I was actually looking forward to taking my niece and nephew to see it at some point.
- I watched the two-hour premiere of the new sci-fi action show Falling Skies and I wasn’t very impressed for all the reasons listed in this article. I’m willing to give it a couple more weeks, though. Perhaps the writers have a few surprises in store for us.