In the never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American Way, which sometimes seem to be contradictory goals, a victory was won on a key front which adavances the cause of all three.
My adopted state, Ohio, which is currently being run by a gang of smarmy, self-serving, conniving wretches (aka “Republicans”) has been given extra voting time on the weekend before the election.
This was the denouement of the recent “Obama hates the troops” brouhaha, wherein the Rightistas said that expanding the right to vote on that last weekend to everyone, not just military, was “anti-military.” Even though, four years ago, everybody could vote that weekend, anyway, and the military didn’t complain even once.
That, of course, did not stop the GOP from “fixing” a “problem” which doesn’t exist, only to have the “solution” make voting harder for key Obama demographics, including old people, working people, minority people and sentient people.
Such helpful, handy, unneeded, un-asked for and unConstitutional fixes are all the rage among the Rabid Right, who can’t win without lying, cheating, obfuscating and lying again, all while carrying a cross, wrapped in the flag, with a cherry on top (until marriage!)
The Republican OH SecState has managed to put the kibosh on the other weekends leading up to that one…so far! He’s even FIRED two Dem Election Board members in Montgomery County who tried to defy his imperial edicts. But this decision (as well as others in FL and TX) sets the table for more such victories in Ohio…and elsewhere.