Sunday, May 11, 2014

WTF: Rand Paul Rips Focus on Voter ID Laws

Every time Paul opens his mouth these days, odds seem around fifty-fifty that he's gonna enunciate some kind of crackpot position.

The latest case in point: Paul believes discussing the need for voter ID is "offending" Americans, especially minorities.

“Everybody’s gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,” Paul told The New York Times in an interview on Friday. “I think it’s wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it’s offending people.”

...He has even softened his stance on immigration, saying he favors legislation in which all the country's illegal immigrants can get work visas.

But just as Hispanics slammed Paul for being "offensive," even after he took a more liberal approach to immigration in favor of amnesty, black leaders gave him no credit for his softer stance on voter ID laws.

“Get real, Senator,” a black member of the Tennessee General Assembly told the Times. “To come here, to Memphis of all places, and espouse the principles and ‘goodness’ of today’s Republican Party, excuse me if I’m not buying it.”

What idiocy.

Last year, Mark Levin described what the opposition to voter ID really is.

Why does the government issue photo IDs? It’s not the private sector issuing them, it’s not the [Ku Klux] Klan issuing them. The government is issuing voter ID so the government can know who you are. Now why does the government want to know who you are? Because they want to know who they are giving driver's licenses to; if a police officer stops you they want to know who you are. They want to know if you have insurance. They want to know your age if you want to buy booze. And I can go on and on. There wouldn’t be government-issued photos IDs but for the government.

So my question is [this]: Is the government – are all state governments racist because they are requiring you to have a photo ID, that is a photo with your pigmentation on it? I mean, this is so asinine what the Left is up to in this administration.

You know what it is? Let’s just be honest, they want to defend fraud. They want to defend fraud. You can’t get on an airplane without a government issued ID. You can’t buy booze without a government issued ID. You can’t lease an apartment without a government issued ID. You can’t do damn near anything without a government issued ID.

Except vote! Anyone can vote without a photo ID at the polls!

Have you ever tried to check into a hotel without a government ID? Have you ever tried to rent a car without a government ID? Don’t we hold voting, like, at the top? Haven’t we fought the civil rights movement for people to have the right to vote? Why is it ipso facto discriminatory against minorities for people to show an ID? If you have a specific case in which a state, a town, a county or somebody has discriminated against you because of your race, you can bring a federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act, still today and a state lawsuit under state voting rights acts, still today!

But voter integrity is something the Democrat party rejects. Because they want multiple voting. Because they want dead people voting.

Who uses it? The big cities use it, among others. When LBJ was running for president or first, for the Senate, it was rural areas that were using it.

So this isn’t some civil rights issue. This is to promote fraud.

Some of Paul's prior gaffes:

Does Rand Paul Support Amnesty? Yes

Rand Paul mentions non-human marriage while discussing gay marriage, says it was joke

Rand Paul: We "Probably Can't Get Rid of Obamacare"

Video: Rand Paul walks back his comments on Civil Rights Act

I don't know how Republicans can safely nominate a man who has a tendency to pull a Biden on a fairly frequent basis.

Hat tip: iOwnTheWorld


Reliapundit said...


Anonymous said...

His minds so open his brain has fallen out. That's the problems with the Libertarians.

Mike aka Proof said...

"Let’s just be honest, they want to defend fraud." Defend, promote, facilitate... they're for it!

Mike aka Proof said...

Paul has had some success lately in reaching across the aisle to liberals on issues like the NSA and government eavesdropping.
In his zeal to appeal to his newfound friends, he may believe he can compromise himself into the White House.

V. said...

He is Ron Paul's son, and every week he seems to become more Libertarian than Republican. I wouldn't vote for him.

thebronze said...

The more I see/hear of him, the more he reminds me of his lunatic Father...

Doom said...

Not sure. Never was sure about Paul, definitely not senior, less definite about junior. Whatever the case, I haven't established whether he was always in the bag (the wrong one), surrendered, or sold out. But recent tidings from him make me reluctant to include him in my political stable of reliables. Then again... Not sure there are any in there. None alive anyway.

Anonymous said...

This was always a matter of timing. Despite glimmers of hope, there was always the genetic connection that was bound to raise it's dopey head.

So I guess we can add another name to the DOA list of repubic's. Next!