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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Those damned IDs

What's Mallard raving about today?

Voter ID Laws

Right, because this is what Voter ID laws are designed to prevent. Viking and Rhinos from voting.

Great argument, Mallard. Did you come up with this piece of intellectual dynamism all by yourself?

16 comments:

Steve-O said...

Intolerant?

Hey Bruce Tinsley, I know I've said this many times over the last few years, but....Fuck you.

dlauthor said...

100 years ago, Tinshley would have been "drawing" comics mocking the women's suffrage movement. Remember that.

Kip W said...

Behold the face of the enemy. These are the barbarians against whom we must daily man the barricades. Vikings. Rhinos. Oversized infants. Walking pies.

And you know they're serious, because they're drawn so blah. They're not there for laughs! No, friends, these are there to inspire fear in us, just as they presumably throw the fear into Tin's sleepless nights. Vikings. Rhinos. Infants. Pies.

Under enlightened policies, Vikings cannot vote because they are foreigners. Rhinos cannot vote because they are probably pluggers. Babies are too young to vote smart and would throw their votes away on pandering nanny-state Dems. And pies? Pfft. They pretend they love America, but they only care about pie.

Vikings. Rhinos. Infants. Pies. Together, they're the source of evil in this world.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, I need ID to get a drivers license, to cash a check, to get on an airplane, to do almost anything significant. So I shouldn't need one to vote? Because no one would try to vote twice or try to vote without being properly registered. Wow, conservatives are so bigoted!

rewinn said...

@Anonymous Coward cannot point to a single actual case of fraudulent voting.

But I can point to many cases in which actual voters were kept from voting by voter ID laws.

In short: Anonymous Coward is both cowardly and anti-American.

Steve-O said...

@Anonymous Coward,

So voter ID laws were designed to root out the "widespread" cases of voter fraud going on in America?

There is another possibility that I bet Fox News hasn't thought out for you, perhaps maybe right-wing groups are trying to suppress the vote of the poor and minorities.

Anonymous said...

Several responses are possible:

Typical Mallard:
Ridiculous, unrealistic situation, poorly drawn, with "typical liberal catch-word of the day."

What they really want:
"Only Republicans are allowed to vote in a general election."

The reality:
In every one of several states that I've lived in, when you are a registered to vote you get a paper voter registration ID card sent in the mail. You are encouraged to bring this with you to your polling place. They have a printed list of all registered voters. No other ID is required if you have your card. Your name is checked off, so that nobody can vote twice. Simple as that. If Republicans want everyone to show a photo ID, then they should find a way to pay for it, rather than requiring what is essentially a voter tax on those who do not need a driver's license, or can't afford a car.

Frank Stone said...

Brucie serves his masters well.

Who's a good boy? Who's a good little talking point spewer? You are! Yes, you are! You wanna Snausage, huh? You wanna Snausage?

Worse than Liefeld's Before Watchmen said...

Tinsley thinks of everyone else as barbarians, toddlers, animals, and inhuman unnatural creatures. He hates when anyone tries to make a difference and improve the world, because he wants everyone to be tortured to death.

Worse than Liefeld's Before Watchmen said...

Tinsley thinks of everyone else as barbarians, toddlers, animals, and inhuman unnatural creatures. He hates when anyone tries to make a difference and improve the world, because he wants everyone to be tortured to death.

Bill the Splut said...

Bruce will show his outrage against ALEC when they try to suppress the votes of walking liquor bottles. Or white Republicans. Either case is just as likely.

DiR said...

Okay, how about this, Annon.

Let's put aside the fact that your argument is being made by a guy who thinks rhinos and walking pies are trying to vote.
In order to sway an election, you would need to create hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of fraudulent votes. Even in small districts, you would need to directly influence around 10% of the total vote count to make a difference. So one in ten votes would be fake.
Or, you could institute laws that would dissuade a group of people people, who make up roughly +20% of any given population set, who are very likely to vote against your candidates, from voting in the first place.
Which sounds more Occam's Razor-y to you?

Brian said...

This was the same argument crazy Republicans used when all of those same-sex marriage votes were going on back in 2004 or so. "If you allow gays to marry then people will want to marry horses or toasters and we certainly can't have that!"

In Kansas, we've had 2 cases of voter fraud in twenty years, and one of those was a woman accidentally using her deceased husband's absentee ballot.

Kip W said...

I hear conservatives complain about RINOs all the time. I suppose Bruce may have developed another elaborate fantasy world around yet another misunderstanding here.

Anonymous said...

None of the things you mention are rights guaranteed by the Constitution, except voting.

Rootbeer said...

No, you frizzy-haired twit, the reason you do not ask for I.D. [sic] when serving as a poll worker is that THE SUPREME COURT RULED UNANIMOUSLY FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO THAT REQUIRING SOMEONE TO OBTAIN A STATE-APPROVED PHOTO ID IS EFFECTIVELY A POLL TAX, AND IS FORBIDDEN BY THE TWENTY-FOURTH AMENDMENT.