Henry Vilas wrote:Walker told reporters Tuesday that he sees voter ID as the most "pressing" election-related issue facing Wisconsin, and would like it to be in place "before the next election."
He would have told the truth if instead he said "Wisconsin Republicans."
He would have told the truth if instead he said that he sees voter ID as the most pressing election-related non
-issue facing Wisconsin. It's the non-issues where Republicans get to score all the points -- they make up non-facts, come up with non-solutions, and nobody notices anything else that gets slipped in under the torrent of hot air and fake outrage because most of us can't figure out why they're going on and on about something that really doesn't seem to be a problem and so eventually we stop paying attention. To our regret.
That said, they mess with my voting rights at their peril. Voting is something I take very, very seriously.
ilikebeans wrote:Special sessions, extraordinary sessions: Republicans do not take these kinds of measures unless it directly benefits themselves, their cronies, or their social class.
Given the wild aim of the past few "laser-like focus" special sessions I have got to assume that this one, should it come to pass, will have absolutely nothing to do with whatever voter ID requirements are invoked to call it into existence. There's no reason to expect that Governor Walker will play things any differently this time.