But he does have a point. Republicans have historically suppressed minority voters, especially in the post-Civil War South. Remember the Ku Klux Klan? Weren't they Republicans? And what about Bull Connor?
In 1938, Connor became a candidate for Governor of Alabama. He announced he would be campaigning on a platform of "protecting employment practices, law enforcement, segregation and other problems that have been historically classified as states' rights by the Democratic party."
Whoops. Looks like old Bull was a Democrat. I wonder where Mud found factual evidence of Republican voter suppression? I'm betting he didn't. Funny how he is about facts, huh?
Here's a link to an opinion piece on Republican voter suppression. Note: Opinion is not fact.
How about this opinion?
Fifty percent of black males between 18 and 24 don't have picture ID? How do they cash a check? The idea that requiring a photo ID to vote as suppressing a right is absolutely ludicrous. In most states, if a policeman asks you to identify yourself, you are required to show him your photo ID. Unless you are an illegal immigrant. Then the very idea of asking you to identify yourself is a violation of your civil rights. Bullshit.
I must admit I was surprised by our equally good friend Jeff disagreeing with the Mudster. Sometimes Jeff confuses me. Sometimes he seems like a normal human.
The real suppression of votes occurs in our schools, where they no longer emphasize the civic responsibility of voting. To grow up not caring about your vote should be a crime, but how do you punish someone for avarice? You can't take away something that an individual has already thrown away. Maybe Mud just likes to whine and bitch. He really should do better research.