Sunday, October 23, 2011

In Tennessee, the GOP War on Voting is Working

First, a 91 year old woman can't get a voter ID in Murfreesboro. From The Tennesseean:

Ninety-one-year-old Virginia Lasater says she was unable to obtain a voter ID because she was physically unable to stand in a long line at a driver testing center.


A new law requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. Since Lasater doesn't have a photo on her driver's license, she went to get one. But the testing center was packed and there were no chairs available.

Shame on everyone in that building for not giving up their chair to Mrs. Lasater. Whatever happened to good manners?

On the other hand, it does seem as if the voter ID laws are having the desired effect.

cross-posted at MainSt/

1 comment:

DissedBelief said...

This is a good example of our "grass roots" values. A 91 year old citizen, for whom NO ONE would bring a chair. There we have it. Our issues and problems are far deeper than any superficial concerns we may think we have. We're on the skids. I see it daily on the roads, in stores and by mere interaction with others. People behave like ignorant uncivil rabble, and this is evident in Tele-Talk, letters and blog comments. And it starts at the top. When our politicians behave like rabble, there's little incentive for those at the bottom of the food chain to develop the brains to do better. Individualism now equates to bad behavior.