Remember back when politicians used talk all fancy and whatnot to try to dazzle you out of understanding that they were trying to screw you over? It was annoying, but at least I felt like I was getting a show.
Now, it seems they're not even trying to try to make the effort. Quite frankly, I feel dirty…
"I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine," said Doug Preisse, chairman of the county Republican Party and elections board member who voted against weekend hours, in an email to The Dispatch. "Let's be fair and reasonable."
I don't know what I find more offensive in that quote, that this guy considers making polling places accessible to more eligible voters to be a contortion of Democracy, or that he that he's too dumb to even attempt to hide his bigotry. Dude, this is what they invented code words for! They made up the word "urban" so that people like you wouldn't have to say "African-American."
Sometimes, I wonder if Republicans are even trying to hide their racism these days. Yes, that's why they invented code words!
Did he really think that people are too dumb to understand that "urban" means "African-American"? Maybe he's been hanging around with other Republicans too much. But no doubt, in a face-to-face meeting, he'd just wink when he said "urban voter," huh?
This is like the so-called voter fraud problem. That's just code for suppressing Democratic - and especially African-American - votes. But some Republicans seem to be too dumb or too lazy to even keep up the pretense.
Pennsylvania Republican Mike Turzai came right out and admitted that voter ID was a partisan political ploy: "Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done."
My god, people! What's the point of using code words for such things if you come right out and explain what you really mean, anyway?
What's next? Are they going to start explaining what they really mean by "job creator"? Dude, don't bother! We already know it means screwing over the middle class in order to benefit the wealthy. You really don't have to spell it out.