Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Bob, as far as the evil Republicans trying to keep Democrats from voting, there are actually laws governing voter registrations in the United States, Bob. Democrats in several areas ignored these laws. Republicans insisted that they follow the laws. does that make the republicans evil? One of the instances your CNN link gave was the case of Jennifer Brunner in Ohio. Here are the Ohio voter registrations laws:
* Be a citizen of the United States
* Be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before an election
* Be 18 years old on or before election day. If you will be 18 on or before the day of the general election, you may vote in the primary election for candidates only.
* Not be convicted of a felony and currently incarcerated
* Not be found incompetent by a court for purposes of voting
They seem to be straighforward enough, right? This is what happened and what republicans challenged:
Between January 1, 2008 and mid-October 2008, over 666,000 Ohioans registered to vote either for the first time or with updated voter information, and over 200,000 of them provided driver's licenses or Social Security numbers that do not match government records. Over 20% of these voters are from Cuyahoga County, which is heavily Democratic. Also, many of the newly registered voters were the result of voter registration drives to register voters for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the March 4, 2008 Ohio Democratic primary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Brunner
So, she basically ignored the requirements to get hundreds of thousands of pro-democratic voters to have their votes counted and the republicans contested that. Is that was made the republicans evil.?
Ohio was just one instance. There were others. Undoubtedly Republicans wanted pro-democratic voters off the ballots while democrats wanted them on, the difference being that republicans were insisted on the laws being followed while democrats were insisting they did not have to follow them. If the situation were reversed, no doubt millions of democrats (possibly including yourself) would be screaming dirty republican tricks. As it stood, howver, it was democrats screaming that Republicans were trying to squelch democratic votes.
Let me put it to you this way......
Mother: Billy, you can't do that. it's against the rules.
Billy: I don't care. I want to do it, anyway.
Mother: Sorry, you can't.
Seems straightforward enough, no. Under your scenario, though, in the third line Mother should be saying, "Well, ok. Go ahead them, Billy, if it gets you what you want."
......and i'm still trying to make the jump between drug cartel cash and voter registrations....perhaps you could suggest that I take a flying leap