The latest Democrat(ic) hoax: voter repression

Ramming speed!

Since the demise of Build Back Better, our Progressive … acquaintances have moved past Doomsday for the Planet. Like weirdos on street corners, they now predict The End of Democracy As We Know It! Republicans are going to steal our elections and put Bull Connor or some other segregationist Democrat on a postage stamp if we don’t nationalize elections by passing Chuck Schumer’s Freedom to Vote Act.

VOTER participation by state
On this Martin Luther King Day our favorite Madison daily newspaper screams in 72-point type on Page One:

‘Voting Rights at Risk!’

Only Democrat(ic) Gov. Tony Evers is preventing  Republicans from burning down the church with little girls in it, the typically biased AP story suggests.

Jay Heck of Wisconsin Common Cause is on board. Writing in Sunday’s fish wrap, Mr. Heck damned “the Republican-run Legislature and its Ronald Reagan-wannabe Gov. Scott Walker” for “ramming through the most extreme and restrictive photo ID law in the country.” (Gosh, we miss the Gipper!) Heck hyperventilates:

“Since the voter photo ID law went into effect in 2016, thousands of Wisconsinites have been unable to vote because of difficulties obtaining one of the required forms of photo ID.”

We say, Name one!

Mr. Heck could not provide statistics but the Werkes will. Wisconsin went wild and crazy for Barack Obama in 2008 — 72.4% of age-eligible voters cast a ballot for President that year. A ticket of Trump versus Hillary tamped down excitement in 2016 but 75.5% turned out for the 2020 election — the highest turnout in at least 20 years. Voter turnout for the governor’s race in 2018 was also the highest this century, despite the Reagan wannabe’s supposed voter repression.

Another metric: Only one state exceeded Wisconsin’s voter participation in the 2020 presidential election! Our 75.5% was head and shoulders above the 66.2% of the nation as a whole.

Voter % in WI is up

Election Reform Theater

“I’ve been trying to imagine some kind of strategic vision behind the Biden administration’s recent decision making — the strange pivot from the stalled-out Build Back Better negotiations to election reform theatrics, in which a president with miserable approval ratings managed to advertise his own political weakness and alienate potential negotiating partners, all in the service of legislation remote from most Americans’ immediate concerns and unlikely to address the genuine problems in the system.” — Ross Douthat, New York Times.

Mystery Science theory silhouette

Can’t be cost. Photo I.D.s — like butterflies — are free. Wisconsin accepts 11 different forms of I.D.s and allows no-excuse absentee voting and early voting. Republicans want to outlaw ballot harvesting by political operatives, end the “indefinitely confined” loophole, and prevent billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg from subsidizing elections. Hardly Jim Crow! (More here.)

→ It’s a balancing act. One university study places Wisconsin voting laws as the 25th most accommodating; in the middle of the pack. Equally important is the integrity of the ballot box. On that metric, Wisconsin elections are the 8th most secure.

Heck posits that Republicans want to dampen turnout because it’s the only way they can win. Another Democrat shibboleth dispelled. “It was long thought that surges in voting would help Democrats. So how does the party explain Glenn Youngkin’s victory?” New York Times reporter Reid Epstein asksAt least 25% more votes were cast than in any governor’s race in [Virginia’s] history. What’s more, voters separately elected a black Republican woman as second in command and a Latino as Republican attorney general.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Why Democrats think that black and brown voters can’t get a photo voter I.D. is … well, kind of racist.

Remember when Democrats said the Ruskies
hacked voting machines to elect Trump? (Good times.)

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33 Responses to The latest Democrat(ic) hoax: voter repression

  1. AdamC says:

    Their cognitive dissonance is at an all time high.

    If they had exclusive power in this state so-called “progressives” would force us all to have 4 or 5 vaccine shots (that don’t even work, Pfizer’s admitted) under threat of house arrest.

    Places that require vaccination proof for admittance are now requiring drivers license or other photo ID too.

    How ironic…. asking someone for photo ID was white supremacist and racist not too long ago.

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  2. Kevin S Wymore says:

    Likewise, the adjoining Tall Corn Staters in Iowa furnish evidence that voters of all colors can Figure It Out and cast ballots with a photo ID.

    In 2020, Iowans smashed the all-time high for voting with 76 percent of all registered voters casting ballots. Pandemic? Didn’t matter. Bad Man Trump turning people off? Didn’t matter.

    What some found most galling was not the process, but the outcome


  3. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Yes, the WSJ is going all in for Biden’s misdirection ploy, complete with a political cartoon that has MLK lecturing Joe Manchin to “do the right thing,” by which they mean kill the filibuster. It’s the end of democracy unless 51% are able to pass a law that allows them to pee on the cornflakes of the other 49%. The Dems have been pitching this voter suppression crap since 2000. And for that entire time a large majority of black voters have said they SUPPORT voter ID laws. And why wouldn’t they? The idea that somebody is being disenfranchised by not having an appropriate ID gasped it’s last when Jim Doyle offered up that an older relative (mother?) didn’t have a driver’s license. Now everybody gets a free ID, but that’s still not good enough.

    But it’s not going to work for Biden, and it damn sure won’t work for Ichabod Evers. They are trying to make voting rights THE issue when the truth is it is at the bottom of everybody’s list. You don’t see any of the radical, northeast liberals like Warren, AOC or Bernie talking about voter suppression. Because it’s not an issue. Show me the poll that has Voting rights placed above inflation, crime/safety, climate change, the economy or…you pick an issue. Name something you care about LESS than voter suppression. I’ll wait.


  4. Kevin S Wymore says:

    … the outcome indicated that Iowans liked Republicans better. Both U.S. Senators are from the GOP. Three out of four U.S. representatives, too. With the GOP-incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds highly favored to win in the fall, Iowa has trended toward its current status as a red-state lock.

    Democracy in peril? Not in Iowa.

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  5. Michael Leger says:

    Here’s an insightful if anecdotal look at Liberals from Berkeley, CA Voter ID/suppression opinions contrasting with citizens from East Harlem:

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    • AdamC says:

      Democrats, spreading idiocy based on racist ignorance, for, what, 200 years?

      Slavery, the KKK, segregation, Jim Crow, all supported and spread by Democrats. Shut them down!

      Liked by 2 people

      • pANTIFArts says:

        All of those interred at “Confederate’s Rest” faithfully voted for Democrats. And, no doubt, some still do.


    • georgessson says:

      Thanks, Michael, Spot On. Saw it a time ago, kinda puts paid to the theory that Blacks, (Or any demographic) might have difficulty voting. Once again, Libs refuse to believe that minorities have a brain…


    • The stupid white people interviewed in that video are bigots.

      Bigot: noun, a person who is obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, especially one who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.


  6. Kooter says:

    The continued march of the Death of Progressivism. Reminds me of the drowning man frantically looking for a handhold.


  7. Montgomery Scott says:

    Jim Crow 2.0? With the majority of Black voters in support of voter ID and Trump getting the black vote in larger numbers than GOP candidates have had in the past, I am starting to see black Americans starting to finally figure out that the Dems have been playing them for uneducated and ignorant fools for far too long now with rhetoric like this. Again, this is a start and that demographic has a long way to go before they figure out they have been used.

    Hence, Biden and the Dems need to keep throwing verbal Molotov cocktails in speeches to distract their base of black Americans from reality. All this “voting rights” bill does is to remove ANYTHING that would allow fair elections to occur as well as meaningful prosecution and penalties to anyone trying to interfere with a fair election. Hell, I am surprised that there isn’t a stipulation that a ballot must be mailed to everyone identified as living at an address, regardless of whether a person is eligible or not due to age, citizenship status, or even if they are not showing a pulse (maybe there is since Congress and their sycophants of lobbyists and lawyers write these bills with legal gobbly-gook and they contain enough paper from a small forest of now dead trees).


  8. richard lesiak says:

    8th most secure. Great! Send that memo to Vos and Gableman: or have they not finished bilking the citizens of Wisconsin.


    • georgessson says:

      I see Dickenstien has posted another memorable comment. Without fail, he proves the Dicker-doodle Bakery has w-a-y more than just rancid pastries, slathered internally w/ moldy jelly -It informs us accurately of all things political.


      • richard lesiak says:

        I see gotch is back. My comment? Did you read yours? You must agree with the waste of time and money then. Even Dave called it a snipe hunt. Idiot.


  9. Gene Larson says:

    until 11 years ago i could vote without an I.D. I went to where I was registered, gave my name and the poll worker verified my address and that was it. Republicans have no ideas, no policies. The only way they can win is to cheat. Your party is going to vanish. Fat old white guys are dying more and more everyday. Blaska don’t send any more of your bullshit. also fuck off and die


    • Bill Cleary says:


      You said in part: “Fat old white guys are dying more and more everyday. Blaska don’t send any more of your bullshit. also fuck off and die”

      You do know that there are people in Madison that can help you with your anger management issues.


    • One eye says:

      You poor thing that must have been so traumatic. 11 years on…you might have PTSD.

      Seek help.


    • Mordecai The Red says:

      Seriously, what the hell is the problem with producing an ID to vote? Do you keep it in your safe deposit box or something? “But, but, but, not everyone has an ID!” Then find these people and move them into the 20th century. Sheesh, and leftists slam conservatives for living in the past.

      Glad you believe that conservatives are all old, blue collar white guys—that misconception is only going to add horsepower to the midterm bulldozer that progressives are already shaking in their Birkenstocks about. I can tell you that nothing turns a person conservative as well as living under liberal policies. I voted solidly left of center until I had a long, hard look at what progressives are doing to Madison.

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  10. Madtownforsure says:

    I wonder if they were dem or repugs sitting at those tables in the parks taking your ballots? They will never tell.


  11. Mr. Forward says:

    “Heck posits that Republicans want to dampen turnout because it’s the only way they can win.”

    “Majority Of Americans Now Identify As Republican after Massive 14% Swing In One Year” Gallup
    It’s so cute when they’re clueless.


  12. Bill Cleary says:

    I am amazed that the dem’s have such concerns about us having to show an I.D. in order to vote. When I stop at my local Pick n Save to purchase a bottle of wine for supper I am required to show my drivers license and they scan it into their system. (Yes, I know that not every store has that requirement.)

    This, despite the fact that I am in my mid 60’s and am far older than the person asking for my I.D.

    So what is the problem here?

    If it is so important to ask a 60+ year old guy for his I.D. in order to purchase a bottle of wine, I don’t hear any dem’s complaining about that, then why is it so darn hard for dem’s to show an I.D. in order to vote?

    I wonder, should establishments that require an I.D. in order to purchase alcohol be banned from requiring an I.D. to purchase alcohol?


  13. This voting rights narrative being pushed by the political left is just like all their other narratives pushed for the past 15+ years, propaganda reigns supreme and the critical thinking, truth, facts and logic be damned.

    For the 21st century political left, there are four tenants of “truth”…

    1. The left is right.
    2. The right is wrong.
    3. Wrong is evil.
    4. Evil must to be destroyed

    …that’s the dead end of the 21st century political left’s critical thinking and that’s what their leadership across the USA is projecting to the public.

    The political left has shown it’s pattern of propaganda lies so many times that it’s beyond me why anyone would accept any narrative that the political left and their lapdog media actively pushes?


    • richard lesiak says:

      And the right believes in Sandy Hook hoax, pizzagate, covid internment camps, enjoys Gen Milley testing positive, the virus doesn’t exist because you can’t see it with the naked eye,…you see where I’m going with this? You righties want to dismiss everything the left says, but blindly follow utter nonsense from your own side. You should dig up your entire backyard; I heard Hoffa is buried there.


      • Michael Leger says:

        Hah! Got a laugh out of the Hoffa joke. 🙂

        RE: Covid internment camps in the US, a recent Rasmussen survey reveals the following:
        — 59% of Democrats favor forcing the unvaccinated to stay home at all times except for emergencies.
        — 55% of Democrats favor levying state or federal fines on people who decline the shot.
        — 48% of Democrats favor fines or imprisonment for people who publicly question vaccine efficacy.
        — 47% of Democrats favor a government tracking program to people who decline the shot.
        — 45% of Democrats support temporary relocation to “designated facilities or locations” for those who decline the shot.
        — 29% of Democrats favor temporarily removing custody of your children if you decline the shot.

        Democrats significantly favor them.

        Since covid internment camps are in full force is Australia, it ain’t a stretch to be concerned that the myriad FEMA camps could be easily converted to the same.


        • A Voice in the Wilderness says:

          Also, you can’t get into Lucille’s joint downtown without producing proof of two shots and a booster. I don’t mean tequila.

          Beam me up, Scotty!


        • Michael Leger says:

          (Sorry Voice, I can’t reply to your post in the proper place)

          Can we beam up anyone in agreement with this poll and leave the rest of us to put the mess back together and get on with our lives?

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      • richard lesiak wrote, “And the right believes in Sandy Hook hoax, pizzagate, covid internment camps, enjoys Gen Milley testing positive, the virus doesn’t exist because you can’t see it with the naked eye,…you see where I’m going with this? You righties want to dismiss everything the left says, but blindly follow utter nonsense from your own side. You should dig up your entire backyard; I heard Hoffa is buried there.”

        Typical inebriated trolling reply when a stupid illogical internet troll can’t intelligently contradict anything they’re replying to.

        You see Richard, your reply is exactly the kind of utter claptrap blanketed pigeonholing that you write that shows us that you’re a political attack dog, a political hack and an internet troll. You obviously consider me a “rightie” because of your intentional multiple uses of the words “you” and “your” in your comment plus the fact that your comment is a reply to mine; but here’s a couple of actual facts, I don’t believe any of that claptrap you wrote and I don’t actually personally know anyone that’s a “rightie” that actually believes that claptrap.

        You’ve dropped your metaphorical pants and exposed both your implicit and explicit bias; you’re a perfect example (immature poster child) of the phrase “bias makes you stupid”. Your comment shows us that you’re literally the definition of a bigot.

        Bigot: noun, a person who is obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, especially one who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.

        You’ve earned yourself a participation trophy for your mantle, display it with honor.


  14. Madtownforsure says:

    Right on

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  15. Bill Cleary says:


    One I’ll make one last comment on this subject and move on. Everyone and I do mean everyone should read the following by Mollie Hemingway in Imprimis. “Zuckerbucks” and the 2020 Election” or the author of, “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections”

    This is a really good article. It has a lot to do with Wisconsin and how some of our cities got a lot of bucks from Mark Zuckerberg and how those bucks were used to influence our elections here in Wisconsin.

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