Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Joe Biden dishonors his office with shameful ‘voting rights’ falsehoods in Georgia | Washington Examiner
It’s not enough to explain soberly but respectfully why they disagree with traditional measures such as requiring identification to vote. Instead, Biden and other Democrats must ascribe nefarious and imaginary motives to Republicans, equating GOP officials with virulent racists and insurrectionists.
When Biden and company spread this calumny — that Republican positions are not just misguided, but “sinister” — it is they, not the Republicans, who are un-American. Indeed, what is by reasonable definition un-American is New York City’s new law allowing people to vote in municipal elections who aren’t even U.S. citizens, a direct and ludicrous assault on the very meaning of citizenship, against which Biden has raised not a peep.
Whereas vast majorities of all ethnicities consistently support the voter ID requirements that Biden labels as being akin to Jim Crow laws, it is a lead-pipe cinch that most believe it is virtually insane to allow, for instance, a citizen of red China temporarily domiciled in the United States to vote in any U.S. election.
Biden and his fellow Democrats spent 30 years raising not a peep about ballot security while pushing radically lenient voting provisions such as same-day voter registration, a key facet of the misnamed “voting rights” bill they are pushing in Congress. But far more believe the rules ensuring voting integrity are not strict enough than believe it is too difficult for eligible citizens to vote.
It is even more risible, not to mention hypocritical, that in order to achieve his weak-on-fraud ends, Biden advocates doing away with the Senate filibuster that he insisted for decades was an essential safeguard for constitutional governance. While falsely claiming to be protecting the right of ethnic minorities to vote, the president wants to do away with the Senate’s great, historic protection for the interests of the minority.
On Tuesday in Georgia, Biden said that for Republicans, “too many people voting in a democracy is a problem.” This is a hideous lie. He said Republicans are moving toward “the kind of power you see in totalitarian states.” Yes, totalitarian. This is a damnable lie.
Even the liberal Washington Post fact-checker has given Biden “four Pinocchios” for his dishonest claim that Georgia’s 2021 voting law restricts “voting rights.” In truth, that measure made it easier, not harder, to vote in that state than it ever had been before.
This divisive, dishonest hack of a president is covering himself with ignominy, pushing desperately to rig the rules in his party’s favor. Joe Biden has become a shameful shell of a man. He dishonors his office and his country.
Well, I hope the Dems' bill fails. What more can I do? Republicans in NYC have challenged that strange bill there -- you wouldn't have to be a citizen to vote. Why do they even have a vote? Why not just declare themselves the permanent party in power? I know a friend in NYC from Italy who probably isn't a citizen. I'm ok with his voting, but lots of others -- I doubt it. Strange times.