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A poll worker hands a sticker to a voter at a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane
To Republicans, that's "disgusting".
Diarist librarisingnsf covered this yesterday:
In an interview with Breitbart News, Missouri RNC executive director Matt Wills expressed outrage about the reports of voter registration booths popping up in Ferguson, Breitbart reports.

“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”

Wills explained that the shooting death of Michael Brown was a tragedy for everyone.

“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said. “Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.”

I've been giving this some serious thought, because it's so much crazy, packed into so little space.
“If that’s not fanning the political flames, I don’t know what is,” Wills said, “I think it’s not only disgusting but completely inappropriate.”
The Missouri GOP thinks registering to vote is "disgusting" and "completely inappropriate." Why? Because it's Democrats doing it? Not really. It's non-profits. So there's no partisan element. And there's nothing stopping the RNC or Freedomworks from setting up their own voter registration booth.

But no, the fact that black people are registering to vote is "disgusting" and "completely inappropriate." Because, you know, participating in the political process "fans the political flames." So weird.

More below the fold.

“This is not just a tragedy for the African American community this is a tragedy for the Missouri community as well as the community of what we call America,” he said.
If it's such a tragedy, then why is it a problem that people are responding democratically, by registering to vote? How else to respond to tragedy? By ceding governance to an unrepresentative and unresponsive minority?

And if it's such a tragedy for them, too, why are conservatives spending so much time defending rampant violations of Constitutional and civil rights? The tragedy for them is that this is shining a light on their abuses. Remember, Ferguson has a Republican mayor.

“Injecting race into this conversation and into this tragedy, not only is not helpful, but it doesn’t help a continued conversation of justice and peace.”
You know what doesn't help peace and justice? The Ferguson police whitewash. Where is the incident report from the Michael Brown shooting? These are the same people who violated the law in order to ensure that Ferguson African-American students didn't end up attending white suburban schools. They didn't want black children in their lily white schools.

But it's not them injecting race into the matter, huh? It's not the same crowd screaming about the illegitimacy of the Mississippi Republican primary—because black people voted—now screaming about how disgusting it is that Ferguson African-American residents are registering to vote.

But they have reason to scream. There's no reason that Ferguson should have a white Republican mayor. And before long, they won't.

Originally posted to kos on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM PDT.

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