“Pointless” because Blow must be phoning it in on this nonsense about oligarchy and voter ID and the rest; nobody’s this obtuse. Well, nobody who writes for what is still a large metropolitan newspaper. Still, just in case he’s being read by people who don’t get it, here goes: the reason why there’s no liberal ‘outrage’ over Voter ID is because there’s a difference between stuff that bugs you because it bugs you and stuff that bugs you because your side is against it. Voter ID is a prime example of the latter; whether they admit it or not, most people will at least privately concede that if you need picture ID to buy booze, cash a check, drive a motor vehicle, or fly in an airplane, then it’s not unreasonable to need picture ID to vote. They also subconsciously assume that city/county/state governments are all run by public sector union employees (read: Democrats) who will make sure that minority applicants will get their ID.
So… sure, rah-rah, Voter ID bad, where’s the phone? I feel like pizza.
And that’s how it goes. No conspiracy, no complacency, just a whole lot of humoring the paranoid. Democratic party specialty, which is why I’m visibly disbelieving that Blow doesn’t know the score, too.
(Via Hot Air Headlines)