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Nick Anderson

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Almost anatomically correct.

  2. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 2 years ago

    The problem is, all the laws do is try to make sure only those legally allowed to vote, do so, only once and in the correct precinct. People against such laws are in favor of throwing elections. I only want those people allowed to vote, voting on my taxes, representation, etc. I do not want dead people, repeaters, ringers, illegal aliens, etc voting. I want ALL legal citizens of the US to vote. Once per election. I am all in favor of increasing voter participation, but not at the cost of allowing fraud even worse than we already have. I speak as a poll judge in my county. I want more voters, LEGAL voters. If the process of the ballot cannot be trusted, democracy is not too far from ruin. I’d even go along with the blue dye on the finger they used in Iraq. As a retired GI, I’ve seen first hand what happens in countries with no confidence in the ballot. I do not want that to happen in the USA.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    If it wasn’t for the Republicans, Democrats would’ve blocked the Civil Rights Bill……..

    The Civil Rights Act — which is best known for barring discrimination in public accommodations — passed the House on Feb. 10, 1964 by a margin of 290-130. When broken down by party, 61 percent of Democratic lawmakers voted for the bill (152 yeas and 96 nays), and a full 80 percent of the Republican caucus supported it (138 yeas and 34 nays).

    When the Senate passed the measure on June 19, 1964, — nine days after supporters mustered enough votes to end the longest filibuster in Senate history — the margin was 73-27. Better than two-thirds of Senate Democrats supported the measure on final passage (46 yeas, 21 nays), but an even stronger 82 percent of Republicans supported it (27 yeas, 6 nays).

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/may/25/michael-steele/steele-says-gop-fought-hard-civil-rights-bills-196/

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Appears the Democrats have gone forward and the Republicans backward.

  5. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    @hawgowar

    Voter suppression is not just about voter identification it is about voting access.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    @hawgowar: it is a false solution to a false problem. The level of election fraud in the US – at the voter level – is documented to be very low. At the higher levels, fraud has removed legitimate voters from the roles, taking away their right to vote. Usually, it is the poor who are refused. Furthermore, the solution of voter ID cards disproportionately affects the poor since in every proposal, if you don’t have a license, you have to PAY for a valid picture ID. That is a POLL TAX and poll taxes have been declared unconstitutional. So if you want the photo ID, then you have to provide it at no cost – and that is an unfunded mandate right now.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGuy: yeah, what happened to the Republicans? They used to be okay.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “If it wasn’t for the Republicans, Democrats would’ve blocked the Civil Rights Bill…….”

    Blah, blah, blah…. You love that little factiod, but you intentionally ignore the fact that the Democratic congressmen who did oppose the civil rights legislation left the party in disgust and eventually joined the Republican Party.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    It would be difficult to catch voter fraud at the polls if the fraud is actually occurring during voter registration.

  10. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Republicans in congress are doing their job. Their intention is to keep everything just as it is, unless they can manage to return to the “good old days” of the 19th century, before there was a middle class and when only the landed gentry were voters. And, they have a great strategy for accomplishing this.
    1. Disenfranchise everyone you possibly can, unless they are dependable Republican voters.
    2. Produce ads and media emphasis which emphasizes those politicians who are corrupt and incompetent. Paint all Democrats with the same slime. Lacking sufficient actual slime, simply make some up. This undermines the people’s trust in their government and makes them feel like helpless pawns, so they tune out the whole process and accept the status quo.
    3. Support the “job creators”, who are the recipients of a huge portion of the GNP, although that GNP was produced by working people, who are receiving less benefit from it every day. This gives them the money to accomplish the other two goals, and leaves everyone except the “job creators” with increasingly less money to mount a counter campaign.
    So, this is the way we are going lose the middle class and become a country inhabited only by the very rich 1%, and a 99% who are too busy working two jobs to survive to notice.

  11. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Like driving a car. You choose D to go forward and R to go in reverse.

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    @braindead08

    The hose is a metaphor.

  13. Paul Gross

    Paul Gross GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Do you want to know what really suppresses civil rights? When others vote illegally and dilute your vote.

  14. Paul Gross

    Paul Gross GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Do you want to know what really suppresses civil rights? When others vote illegally and dilute your vote.

  15. Benny Green

    Benny Green said, over 2 years ago

    Another vile cartoon that distorts the truth.

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