Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Your Voter ID, Senator Obama? No problem, Rev. Hagee....

The Supreme Court just upheld an Indiana law requiring citizens to present a photo identification card in order to vote. That means that all the non-driving poor and/or old and/or two-jobbed and/or busy and/or clueless people who don't know or have the time to find out which government agency supplies these cards are tough out of luck on election day. And if they can't afford the $15 - 50 such a card might cost - no, that's not an unconstitutional poll tax says the Supremely Unfair Court.

If Illinois enacts such a law, Barak Obama will have to present his card. Hope his driver's license is up to date!

Of course, by election day the media should have thoroughly destroyed Obama's candidacy, if they don't just hand the nomination to Hillary first. After all, we all know that there is no more important story than the three or four silliest things your pastor said when you weren't listening. (Or is it Wright's critique of US/Israel racism that really freaks out the media?)

Meanwhile Christian Zionist John Hagee - a speaker at AIPAC's 2007 convention - can endorse McCain and nary a word is said, even though he's been quoted saying: ''It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God’s chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day.'' Oh, and Katrina victims and 9/11 victims also deserved it - and don't get him started on those Catholics! The Columbia Journalism Review did a nice expose of journalistic bias in the McCain-Hagee versus Obama-Wright situations. (I've written about Hagee here a couple times previously - and include the groovy photo of Hagee as Satan to the left.)

In conclusion - if voting could change anything they'd make it illegal - like the Supreme Court just did, just in case...

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