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‘Can a magazine jump a shark?’ The New Republic redefines ‘voter suppression’

“Didja hear how the GOP is suppressing the vote?”
“Dogs? Water cannons?”’
“WORSE. They’re, gasp, LEAVING A DEM ON THE BALLOT!”
“…”

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 05, 2014

Welp, give The New Republic points for creativity with this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/tnr/status/507980510405357569

So here’s the deal: Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor has been running against incumbent GOP Senator Pat Roberts, but the Independent candidate is currently beating him in the polls. So, what’s a flailing Dem to do? Why, drop out of the race, of course.

Unfortunately for Taylor, Kansas’ secretary of state isn’t letting him off the hook so easily. And The New Republic really doesn’t like that. Because … voter suppression?

The case will now go to the courts. Election law guru Rick Hasen writes that though Taylor has a case, the question of what the courts will do is a tossup. If they rule for Kobach, then Democrats will have to undertake the awkward task of asking voters not to vote for the Democrat on the ballot. But they’ll also have vouchsafed the strategy Republicans always employ when they fear the electorate isn’t on their side. Normally that means making it hard for Democrats to vote in the first place. This time around it means trying to trick low-information Democrats into voting for a candidate who isn’t running. But it’s still voter suppression.

It is? Since when?

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/507986048128131072
http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/507984218106781696
http://twitter.com/#!/tsrblke/status/507984918786228224

Heh.

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/507985923012063232
http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/507988799876788224
http://twitter.com/#!/SonnyBunch/status/507987463701553152
http://twitter.com/#!/SonnyBunch/status/507985979807129600

Journalism’s come a long way, baby.

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/507987878283333632

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Lewis Black’s ridiculous rant against voter ID destroyed with single tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Christoph9r/status/520979814144962560

Comedian Lewis Black is speaking out against voter ID laws on behalf of the ACLU. Requiring ID to vote means the end of America as it was founded, or so this ridiculously over-the-top video would have you believe:

My latest video for the @ACLU. F#%! Voter Suppression: https://t.co/fCkcgn9O7x #notonmywatchbaby

— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) October 9, 2014

Start by telling that to the NAACP, Lewis.

Pls sign this open letter. Don't allow lawmakers to impede ANYONE'S right to vote. https://t.co/1TSDpeE7kp #votingrights #notonmywatchbaby

— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) October 9, 2014

Tweeter @RBPundit attempted to educate Lewis Black with just a few words:

Dear @TheLewisBlack, making sure people are who they say they are isn’t voter suppression. It’s voter fraud suppression.

— RB (@RBPundit) October 11, 2014

Now there’s a 20 megaton common sense explosion that’s guaranteed to nonetheless be ignored by those who need to understand it most.

THIS-> "@RBPundit: Dear @TheLewisBlack, making sure people are who they say they are isn’t voter suppression. It’s voter fraud suppression."

— Richard G. Combs (@rgcombs) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack In fact, the lack of voter ID laws suppresses the value of legitimate votes.

— Muster Melanerpes (@formicivorus) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack Sick of all these racists that assume blacks don't have ID.

— Warren Dorn (@warrendorn) October 11, 2014

@RBPundit @TheLewisBlack Another example of white Dems assuming the worst about minority voters.

— Mike Bullard (@bullimusmaximus) October 11, 2014