Thursday Night Video – The Rachel Maddow Show on Voting Rights
August 2, 2012 2 Comments
The Rachel Maddow Show addresses Ohio Republicans cutting down on access to voting in that state, including reducing early voting by three days. Maddow is joined by Michael Waldman from the Brennan Center for Justice. They discuss the conservative fight against democracy. My worry is that even if courts strike down these voter suppression tactics, Republicans win anyway by intimidating and confusing voters.
Funny that conservatives don’t seem to be bothered by lengthy lines to vote and other obstructions to democracy. One might even be tempted to think that their concern for spreading democracy abroad was a front for corporate acquisition of material wealth and that their concern for voting IDs at home was a front for making it harder for minorities and Democratic-leaning voters to get to the polls. Democracy not as a value, but as a means for the acquisition of power…