WI Rethugs ram through another winner. Voter ID bill.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Crooks and Liars, specifically David, we have video of this fuckery below..but first..my bitchfest on the subject.

This crap passed on a 19-5 vote. The five were of course Democrats, many of the other Dem’s refused to vote for this bs bill that jackass extraordinaire Gov. Scott Walker says will prevent voter fraud…like they really have any cases of individuals using other individuals names to vote, because in the entire history of WI They. Do. Not. From the WI State Journal:

Amid chants of “Shame!” and “Recall!” from the gallery, the state Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a controversial bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The measure now heads to Gov. Scott Walker, who said he plans to sign it next Wednesday.

“Requiring photo identification to vote will go a long way to eliminate the threat of voter fraud,” Walker said. “If you need an ID to buy cold medicine, it’s reasonable to require it to vote.”

Republicans in the state Assembly passed the bill in a late-night session last week. Debate in the GOP-controlled Senate began Tuesday, running until after 1 a.m. Wednesday, when Democrats used a procedural move to delay final passage.

On Thursday, Senate GOP leaders limited floor debate to one hour. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, defended the time limit saying the topic “has received a lot of debate,” and Democrats had had plenty of chances to speak on the floor.

These Wisconsin rightwing nutters really are disgusting. And you know they are trying to prevent certain types of people from voting..its a no brainer, fer christs sake.

When do those recall votes start up? Come on WI. residents..get a move on and toss these fuckwads out!

You can watch the video here at C&L. (will open up in a new window/tab)


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6 Responses to WI Rethugs ram through another winner. Voter ID bill.

  1. Norman says:

    Gosh Dusty, going for a twofer, you are. I have to agree with you on your description here, as I guess these idiots just can’t help themselves! The saving grace being, every action, has a reaction. Law of Physics for those who might ask. I might add that here in the Golden state, even though it’s somewhat tarnished today, I had to show my photo I.D. last year when we voted to legalize POT, with the rest as a side show. I’m aware that there are those who don’t have the funds to waste on such a piece of I.D., (sometimes it’s eat or . . . ) but, I believe that it’s really a matter for the state to provide the I.D. when they require it, at no cost to those that can’t afford the thing. We have to accept some of the things in today’s world that we find objectionable, because that’s where we have arrived at. Sorry for the long blab and to any who think this old man has given in, for I can assure you that isn’t the case, just excepting some of life’s little annoyances.

    • With state economies in such bad shape, many are jacking up the price to purchase any type of ID. Also, some states refuse to provide you w/ID if you owe them money, or have outstanding child support issues, etc. The following is a comment on this writeup on my blog from a lifelong resident of WI:
      there are SO many contingencies in the bill that you almost puke…. a glaring one….. you must have been residing at your stated residence a ‘minimum’ of 28 days…. I can have lived here my whole live….same town, city…. but if I move less than 28 days before an election… I am shit out of luck. Student ID’s , state wide…. do not have signatures… can’t use them…. and if your driving license, has your home town on it…. you cannot vote at college… you would have to ‘go back home’ .state licenses are good for 10 years, I believe. This is just bullshit…..

  2. Gwendolyn H. Barry says:

    In FL they are trying to push through the same kind of legislation. There is a (for want of a better title) ‘Republican Agenda’ with these Gov’s who were elected in the last go around. I wish someone would ferret their way into the GOP main frame (what ever that might be… it ain’t based in any brainwork) and actually expose this national rethug conspiracy to bring down the Koch – Corporate / Rove – politic agenda across the nation, state by state… **gods, !!! Tim is right, I’m acting like a paranoid!!!!** Recall is coming not a bit too soon. And I see today that the Unions are threatening the general Dems w/o support if they don’t pony up on the votes… and stand off this agenda. They are trying their best to ensure their longevity in the offices’ they have won… they are well aware there is huge buyer’s regret / voters’ regret on the Tea Bagging Rethugh take down of ’10. Right?
    Good stuff Dusty. 🙂

  3. osori says:

    Thanks for this, Dusty. One of those issues where we need to spread the word. The simplistic argument from that dipshit Walker of cold medicine vs voting is the type of thing which can be misleading – on the surface it sounds reasonable until you point out that f’rinstance having just moved doesn’t result in denial of medicine. Plus there really are problems with medicinal fraud. With voter turnout of less than 30% in a lot of areas, fraud isn’t an issue. Just getting people to get off the couch (I know, offering a viable candidate would do it but that’s another topic) is difficult enough. Plain and simple its a way to screw working/poor folks who generally vote Democrat.

  4. scaredstiff says:

    Cut down or eliminate certain types of voters seems to be the agenda the right have agreed to under it’s corporate masters. We all know it’s the democratic vote they’re trying to effect. I don’t think Walker has had an original thought in many years. He reminds me of Bush. Trauma of having to get the right I.D. will make the elderly and young frustrated thus eliminating their vote. Meanwhile I’m betting as in the past somehow the dead will vote in Wisconsin. Funny they seem to vote Republican ehh.
    I’ve said it before and since I’m a prick of sorts, I hope people realized what they’ve done having voted for Republicans. Apathy has caused much distress this particular year.

  5. jackjodell53 says:

    Dusty, the Republicans (who hate government unless THEY are running it), have long tried to suppress voter turnout, especially by likely Democratic voters. They don’t believe in democracy in the least. All they believe in is a socially and economically reactionary Republican plutocracy.

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