Displaying the out-of-touch stupidity of the billionaire narcissist that he is while also further pushing the racist anti-democratic policies of the Republican Party he now commands, President Donald Trump used a rally in Florida on Tuesday night to spew fresh nonsense about the need for national Voter ID cards while bizarrely claiming that people need identification in the United States just to buy stuff at stores.
“Displaying the out-of-touch stupidity of the billionaire narcissist that he is while also further pushing the racist anti-democratic policies of the Republican Party he now commands, President Donald Trump used a rally in Florida on Tuesday night to spew fresh nonsense about the need for national Voter ID cards while bizarrely claiming that people need identification in the United States just to buy stuff at stores.”
Great and accurate commentary from Jon Queally! Right on all counts!
Yes, a racist imbecile photographed in front of an audience of the same mental acuity and lack of integrity…yuk-it-up morons and idiots!
R’Cons count on, and tirelessly work for, voter disenfranchisement, undemocratic gerrymandering, voter intimidation and BS ID cards that many poor people and minorities cannot access easily as trump knows very well.
Mr. Queally must be of an age that he’s never tried to write a paper check at a store. Local bank, no “starter” checks, current driver’s license with a photo and an address that matches the one on the check. Miss any of that and your check was no good. There’s not many places these days that will take a paper check, but where they do the process is still the same. The requirement is very simply based: make sure the person presenting the check is the same person who owns the account on which the check is drawn.
Voting should require the same care: make sure the voter is who they say they are. We have a requirement here in Ohio to do this, and no one squawks about it. I live in an urban district. Most of the poll workers, as well as most of the voters, are from racial minority communities. They both ask for and present valid IDs as if it were the most natural thing in the world. I’ve never seen anyone turned away because they didn’t have ID, because everyone always HAS an ID.
Diversionary rubbish from a trump apologist - channeling trump who knowingly or ignorantly claimed “In many places, like California, the same person votes many times.Not a conspiracy theory, folks. Millions and millions of people.”. Typical trump idiot blather without any evidence - yours isn’t too far behind. Yeah, ID laws are just fine…just like nazi Germany…Vere are your papers?.
“Court filings show that in spite of the president’s claim that millions of people voted illegally, his recently disbanded commission found no evidence of voter fraud.”
“examination after examination of voter fraud claims reveal fraud is very rare, voter impersonation is nearly non-existent, and much of the problems associated with alleged fraud relates to unintentional mistakes by voters or election administrators”
The real fraud is voter intimidation, voter roll purges, polling place schemes to hinder or eliminate voters, and racist voter ID laws that discriminate almost exclusively against the poor and people of color!
This story invokes some thought, is it the theme as it was written, or god forbid, is Trump or his handlers smart enough to start the “everyone is required to have an ID to do anything in this country” meme, that we all fear is coming, using the voter ID storyline as subtle cover. I seriously doubt Trump is that clever, but not so sure about his handlers.
I would not hold Trump to the same standard for truth as George H.W. Bush. Bush aimed to get things correct. Yes I think he did lie sometimes, and one instance comes to mind when he claimed he was not an important meeting during the Reagan administration when everything suggests he was there, but Trump is not trying to get things correct. He is trying to convey the message that truth doesn’t matter. That is something that has to be established for a fascist takeover. I think the people at his rallies get it. They want an authoritarian country and will agree with whatever Trump says.