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People who are voting "appropriately", according to WI St. Sen Glenn Grothman (R-ALEC)
  Making it harder for Americans to vote is as Un-American as it gets. It's also the GOP election strategy for 2012. You see it in Florida. You see it in Pennsylvania. In State after State where Republicans have control you see them trying to take away the Constitutional right every American has to vote, and in Wisconsin, State Senate Minority Assistant Leader Glenn Grothman (R) flat out admits that, and gladly states that he thinks that making it harder for people "who are likely to vote Democrat" will help Mitt Romney's Presidential aspirations. Shameless.
KEYES: If it were upheld and in place in time for the November election, do you think — polls have shown a pretty razor-thin margin — do you think it might ultimately help Romney’s campaign here in the state?

GROTHMAN: Yes. Right. I think we believe that insofar as there are inappropriate things, people who vote inappropriately are more likely to vote Democrat.

KEYES: So if these protections are in place of voter ID, that might ultimately help him in a close race?

GROTHMAN: Right. I think if people cheat, we believe the people who cheat are more likely to vote against us.


  Wisconsin State Senator Grothman knows about people who vote inappropriately and cheat with their vote, because that is what he does for a living. State Senator Glenn Grothman is a member of ALEC.
    Sen. Grothman is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is a member of the ALEC Education Task Force and ALEC's International Relations Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sen. Grothman co-sponsored 11 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy.


   So, an ALEC owned Republican is brazenly admitting that yeah, we're going to make it harder for poor people, elderly people, young people and minorities to vote, and it will help Mitt Romney. This is Un-American. Making it harder for Americans to vote is Un-American, especially when these same Republicans are screaming about how Obama is taking away our freedoms, and especially when the goal is to enact policies that will benefit only the super rich and their corporate interests at the expense of everyone else. These aren't tea party patriots, they are King George Republicans, they don't want you to vote, that is getting in the way of the lovely oligarchy they have going for them. At this point, freedom is just another word for nothing left for the rich to steal, and when they are stealing away our very right to vote against them I say that they are as Un-Democratic and as Un-American as it gets.

   Republicans, taking away your right to vote so you don't hurt Republicans with it. Freedom, as long as you agree with Republicans and their corporate interests.

   More below the fold . . .


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    I always hear the whine about America becoming a "Nanny-State", but when I read the words of this corporate shill Grothman states that 'I think we believe that insofar as there are inappropriate things, people who vote inappropriately are more likely to vote Democrat.' the first thing that comes to my mind is "Thanks, Dad"

   A callous, abusive, authoritarian father state. Welcome to corporate serfdom.

   What State Senator Grothman and all the other GOP shills are saying is that they believe in Democracy as long as Republicans are winning, but if the race is close and the Republican might not win then the answer is less Democracy. That's what they mean by "Less Government" and "Smaller Government" they mean less democracy, smaller democracy, and greater corporate rule.

   But usually, Republicans are not brazen and/or dumb enough to flat out tell you that they are specifically trying to make it harder to vote for some Americans who are not likely to vote for them. In this statement, ALEC owned Republican Grothman is telling you that the voter fraud IS voting Democrat. The only crisis Republicans are trying to prevent is their own electoral losses at the hands of a public that is rejecting an out of touch Conservative agenda that only benefits the wealthiest 1% at the expense of everybody else.

   Whether he intended to or not, lets all thank Wisconsin St. Sen Glenn Grothman for admitting that the most important thing about the GOP's voter fraud prevention push is to keep Democrats from voting, because Republicans believe in freedom and stuff, just not freedom and stuff for you. And that will be good for Mitt Romney, who can't let a little thing like people voting get in the way of his "Corporations are people, my friends" vision of America's future, that would be "inappropriate".

   Freedom is my ability to vote against these Republicans. And they are trying to take that away from millions of Americans, in the name of economic freedom.

   You have the right to work, just not the right to vote.

   Welcome to freedom, Republican style.

    Peace and love to one and all

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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project and Badger State Progressive.

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