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If Obama is not ready now--I am not sure hanging around in the Senate for another eight years actually helps him much (or God forbid--the VP).
Having said all that, the Demo base loves Bill--and that is a huge plus for Hill.
However, I cannot support vouchers. As someone who has opted out of public education for my two sons, I am not willing to risk government involvement in the last refuge of traditional American learning. My fear is that once the government starts moving toward private education, there will be strings, regulations, mandates, and, finally, a complete corruption of the incredibly healthy system of parent-controlled schools. I am unwilling to take that chance.
Back to voting: it is not unreasonable to make voters prove they are who they say they are, as long as there is a reasonable and accessible system to obtain ID.
The good news for you: the nasty Texas fascists are going home soon, and, more than likely, the pure-hearted Democrats, who only want truth, justice, and the American way, are on their way back to total control of the Federal City.
Seriously, a rational Democratic president will be good for the country, as Democrats on the edge will have an opportunity to reinvest in the system--which is something we desperately need. Every dark cloud has its silver lining.
Brad, Brad, Brad. You seem like a nice fellow. Your blog is impressive. I will make it a point to read more and deeper in the days to come, and I will interact with you.
However, you are parroting a recent Demo talking point in re voter fraud. "Show me a case." See Hugh Hewitt's book, for starters. Regardless, can you really say seriously, that there is not one case of fraudulent voting out there? That is, there is a massive, systemic, Rovian GOP conspiracy to disfranchise Democrats on the one hand, but, on the other, there is not one case of Demo voter shenanigans?
Anyhow, this is a worthy dialogue--and I compliment you on your argument. I take seriously your challenge to produce evidence. I pledge to dig some, investigate further your charges and your "evidence" of GOP conspiracy, and continue ASAP.
One last thing: you mentioned a few posts back that Tanner was a Democrat. What is your speculation as to why he decided to turn to the dark side?
Americans (and by that I mean ALL Americans) have more access to the franchise today than at any time in our history.
Just for kicks: let me just give you one more nail in my fascist coffin. I think a national ID card is a good idea. National ID would help in terms of fraudulent voting, proving eligibility for work, and solve a host of problems at the airport.
As for the quote you reference, let me say what I wanted to say in a more straightforward way: there are a whole set of statistics and assumptions that have been in use for a generation. Generally, they benefit one side of the partisan divide. However, if you turn those stats around to make a counter-point, all Hell breaks lose.
One more thing: don't kid yourself. Tanner was a national page-one story over his remarks and the reaction to them--not about anything he did at DOJ.