They Vote their Feelings
Crazy kids! What the hell are we allowing them to vote for. Hell they always vote the liberal line. They just vote with their feelings. They’re “foolish”, said New Hampshire’s new Republican state House Speaker. The Speaker’s name is William O’Brien.
He gave this little speech while recently addressing a tea party group.
Students lack “life experience,” and “they just vote their feelings” he was quoted as saying.
Peter Wallsten a writer for the Washington post recently wrote of this story.
“New Hampshire House Republicans are pushing for new laws that would prohibit many college students from voting in the state – and effectively keep some from voting at all.”
“One bill would permit students to vote in their college towns only if they or their parents had previously established permanent residency there – requiring all others to vote in the states or other New Hampshire towns they come from. Another bill would end Election Day registration, which O’Brien said unleashes swarms of students on polling places, creating opportunities for fraud.”
Tell me this isn’t a direct attack on the left. Voter fraud is the new mantra of the looney right wing. Really? They have the temerity to say that after Bush v Gore? If nothing else they are ballsy.
Let me ask you this, what is so wrong with bringing ideals to the voting booth? Ideals means goals, goals you want for yourself and our country. To dismiss anyone because they are to emotional, idealistic, or in your view not worldly is more ignorant then can be imagined.
Yeah they’ll reach for any straw in attempts to discredit unions, youth or minorities. The right has this track record of such things.
Hey we have to be vigilant, and call their ass out on whatever evil path they choose. Funny, not shit is said about their life experience when we send them to fight the old men’s wars. Could it be we have double standards?