Fishing for grievances
March 1, 2012
Last Tuesday’s debut of Photo ID went off without a hitch. Naturally, the media went fishing for ways to convey the opposite. Of the few stories about people who were allegedly inconvenienced, some were fishy, some just stupid.
In the latter category is the tale of an Air Force veteran from Racine who attempted to vote with a photo ID issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Well, SHAZAM! That card, like oh… half a million other forms of photo ID issued by various agencies, employers, wholesale clubs, what-have-you, is not recognized by the Wisconsin law.
The veteran admitted he had a valid driver’s license but declined to produce it and left without voting, saying he took offense that his Veterans Affairs card was rejected. In other words, his rights were violated because he had to follow the same rules as everyone else.
His deliberate abrasiveness wouldn’t rate a mention here, except that it’s now being used to gin up legislation opening the door for other forms of ID. The obvious intent is to “flood the zone,” and render the law incomprehensible to the poll workers whose job is to apply it.
Want more evidence that the media are bent on sabotaging Voter ID? A fourth suit has been filed to overturn the law. Wisconsin’s so-called mainstream media don’t hesitate to tell you that, but if you want to know anything about the plaintiffs, you’re on your own.
We found the plaintiff, but only by going to the Sacramento Bee, for crying out loud. And guess what? It’s George Soros again. He doesn’t want voters electing Supreme Court Justices, but wants anybody and everybody to vote in other elections without having to show who they are.