Saturday, May 10, 2014

Republican Rand Paul Says GOP Has Gone Crazy With Voter ID

You know you are in a bad situation when your own kind starts throwing you under the bus. The Republican lawmaker fraternity is showing signs of member defection on specific issues again. This time the Senator is Rand Paul (R-KY) and the issue is voter ID laws.

Paul says they have gone crazy.


MEMPHIS, May 10 (S2N Media) - The Kentucky Republican Senator told the New York Times the GOP needs to avoid further alienating minorities by backing off voter ID laws.

"Everybody's gone completely crazy on this voter ID thing,"

Paul admitted the debates surrounding voter ID took on a racial tone, and said it would benefit Republicans to be sensitive not to offend.

"I think it's wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it's offending people."

Paul's position should be indicative of future courses of action by his fellow Republican lawmakers if they stand any inkling of retaining long-term employment in their current capacities. This crop of GOP members have been so hell bent on tripping up President Obama at every turn they have crossed all kinds of offensive lines with us folks that can and should vote them out in the future. The lower class, minorities, and women should not soon forget how their well-being has been used as sacrificial lambs by the GOP to block any progress this President has attempted to make.

Rand Paul is playing it smart by appearing to say enough is enough. He is making a gutsy move that will probably have him eating in the cafeteria alone. According to the Times, he is the only ranking Republican to break ranks on voter ID legislation. Colin Powell and former RNC chairman Michael Steele have also spoken out against voter ID laws.

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