It’s an Anglo-Saxon Heritage Thing and the Voter Fraud Myth

It’s an Anglo-Saxon Heritage Thing and the Voter Fraud Myth


Mitt Romney is across the pond. Nice. He made sure he slammed O before he left,— because we have this thing about politicking in foreign countries— and one of his aides allegedly told the Brits that they have something in common (wink wink) that the black dude in the White House just can’t understand.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” the aide reportedly said, adding, “The [Obama] White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.” (For the record, Flipper and his peeps are denying this quote, so someone is lying.) 

Anywhoo, I will spare you the silly jokes like the one about Mitt going to check on his foreign bank accounts, because this is a serious matter. It goes to his ability to represent the United States on foreign soil and show us his gravitas on International matters.

Mr.Romney could have saved himself the trouble of this trip. Americans could care less about foreign policy in this upcoming election. It’s all about the economy. If it was about foreign policy President Obama would spend half the money that he (Mitt) does and still win the whole thing. Believe it or not, it is the Democrat who has the foreign policy cred this time around.

Speaking of the elections, President Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him this time around. Republicans are doing everything in their powers to make sure that they get the desired result. Here in Pistolvania and other states– where the African American vote could make a difference– strict voter ID laws to cut down on  imaginary voter fraud are suddenly popping up all over the place.

“Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R) said that the voter ID law passed by the legislature would help deliver the state for Mitt Romney in November. “Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation — abortion facility regulations — in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,” Turzai said at this weekend’s Republican State Committee meeting ….”

Thank you Mr. Turzai.

The irony is, of course, that republicans have been more guilty of shenanigans when it comes to voting than the poor, older folks, and minorities, who are all going to have a harder time voting under these Draconian Republican measures.

But this too, like Gore v. Bush, will pass. And Republicans know it.

Americans are too easily distracted with other things to give a damn about something as trivial as voter suppression.

Wayne Bennett is an Attorney in Philadelphia and the writer and publisher of Field Negro.