And since you need ID for buying beer (well, I don't any more), well, what the hey, might as well require it for voting too:
For Attorney General Eric Holder, life must present a hellish vista of pervasive racist practices. Wherever he goes, people are required to show identification. When cashing a check. When signing up for a library card. When boarding a plane. When entering certain office buildings. When checking into hotels. When (in the case of the youthful-looking) buying a beer or cigarettes, or entering a bar. The tyranny of the photo ID is so all-encompassing that people can’t enter Holder’s own Justice Department without showing one.Little Richie, the yappy poodle of Conservativedom, might have noticed when he compiled this list that there's not a constitutional right to buy beer or cigarettes, and very few polling places have been flown into buildings. In fact, there's not a constitutional right to do anything of the things he lists.
In the Texas situation, less than half the counties of Texas actually have a DMV office. So to vote you'd have to organize a trip out of the county, regardless of whether you're elderly, disabled, impoverished, or all three.
I don't hear any proposals from the wingnut party that Texas expand its DMV offices into every county and raise taxes to pay for it. When that happens, then we can hear more from Rich on this.