Left wingers are absolutely giddy because Asa Hutchinson—a GOP gubernatorial candidate who supports voter ID laws— forgot his ID when he went to the polls to vote on Monday. Hutchinson was mildly inconvenienced (due to his own negligence) but was still able to vote after retrieving his ID. The event probably resides on the disaster scale somewhere between not having change for the parking meter and forgetting to pick up milk on your way home. But it’s totally HILARIOUS and ironic and stuff.

RIGHT? It’s hysterical.

How sweet it is.

L…O…L, indeed, friend.

But wait. If you think about it this sort of shows that the law applies to everybody and not just minorities like the Democrats have tried to tell everyone.

And it didn’t prevent Hutchinson from voting. He even won the primary. But he did have a staffer he could send to pick up his ID for him. What about people who might have to go get their own ID?

Maybe the irony is in lefties celebrating that voter ID laws aren’t what they say they are.

 

  • twinx

    Someone needs to look up the definition of ‘irony.’

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      Don’t mind the subtitles.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awD1gtpdWIA

      • Maryland_Malcontent

        There’s just something about British comedy that just doesn’t register with me. That said, the definition of irony given in this video is better than what I’ve gotten from lefties :)

        • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          I really love Blackadder. It’s especially funny to introduce it to fans of House, since Hugh Laurie was in series 3 and 4 as a foppish upper-class idiot and it completely destroys their image of him as a snarky jerk doctor.

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            That and A Bit of Frye and Laurie. That was a bit of a mind bender…

          • Guy_Montag_OG

            I’m a bigger fan of BA1, but I’m a minority…mind you, I’m not asking for dispensation due to my strange proclivity.

            lol. It’s as though we Americans have never heard of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Horatio Hornblower, or The Blitz.
            I keep thinking The End is near.

          • Corey Dennison

            I think Series 3 was the best–it didn’t have an utter downer of a finale like 4 did.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

            It could have been worse – in the original filmed ending you actually got to see everyone get killed during the final charge. But the shot was unusable because the stage ground “bounced” when the actors fell down, so the producers just slowed down the footage they had and then faded out, resulting in one of the most iconic endings in Britcom history.

          • Mead

            That’s why I can’t watch House, I’m expecting something about socks or anti-distinctly minty.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

            Or Henry the Horny Hunter.

            Wonder if I can even say that or if the Twitchy mods will nuke me. D:

          • Frogmouth

            Try Jeeves & Wooster.

            Hugh Laurie is amazing as P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster.

          • PNWShan

            My favorite Hugh Laurie role is Bertie Wooster.

        • Guy_Montag_OG
        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          The thing about British “humour” is that, anytime a joke bombs for unfunniness, it’s chalked up to “that dry British wit.”

          There’s a Britcom called The Vicar Of Dibley in which a Roseanne-esque actress plays an Anglican priest in a small country town, as much a parody of smalltown life in Britain as it is a jibe at the clergy, and at the end of each episode, the Vicar tells a silly joke to her assistant, a young woman who apparently has “Asparagus” Syndrome and always takes the joke seriously:

          Vicar: “Did you ever hear the one about the disciple of Jesus who had a heart condition– ‘Joseph of Arrhythmia’?”
          Assistant: “Oh, that’s sad! Did Our Lord miraculously heal him?”
          Vicar: “Alice– it was a joke…”
          Assistant: “Not to Joseph, I’ll bet!”

          Now that’s funny, I don’t care who y’are…but as you say, MD Mal, it might not be everyone’s cuppa tea, so to speak.

          • carmenta

            Dibley – a classic! Such gentle humour (if you’re English and ever lived in a small village), and funny every single time!!!

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
          • Maryland_Malcontent

            That sounds like classic humor to me, ie: actually funny, but whether or not I’d laugh if I saw it would depend on the delivery.

            I’ve laughed at some bits in British comedy like Red Dwarf or Monty Python but too often the delivery is wonky and the joke falls flat to me. It reminds me a bit of the modern SNL putative comedians whose schtick is that by being intentionally “unfunny” they become funny, an “irony” that I just don’t get.

      • Guy_Montag_OG

        SoaB! There’s another Black Adder fan here on Twitchy! You probably like to watch I, Claudius as well. We’re a dying breed.

        Signed,
        Dr. Johnson

        • Robyn

          Rowan Atkinson is a genius, and Blackadder is the height of wit and wordplay.

          • Guy_Montag_OG

            I offer you, Robyn, my most enthusiastic contrafibularities.
            :)

          • Corey Dennison

            contrafibularities

            I’ll look that up after I’m done looking up rude words, like ‘fart’ ‘fiddle’ and ‘fornicate.’

          • Robyn

            Well, I don’t know what you’re talking about, but it sounds saucy! 😛

        • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

          Dr. Johnson? Probably shouldn’t mention the sausages then…

          • Guy_Montag_OG

            Baldrick is not interested in pendigestatory interludicules, but he does like Turnips.

          • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

            A little turnip of his own, or a great big turnip out in the country?

        • PNWShan

          I was discussing Julius Caesar and Augustus with my teen son yesterday – and I cannot help but picture the people from I, Claudius when doing so. And I watched that 38 years ago!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      To be fair, liberals need to look up the definition of a lot of words: “success,” “affordable,” “working,” “functional,” “transparency,” “accountability,” etc.

      • ERMERGERD

        And the word “liberal”, in all honesty.

        • Sam701

          Yes, liberals today and “Classical Liberals” are completely different

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Have them look up “honesty” too, now that you mention it.

          • drw

            Don’t forget “keep” and also the word “period” when spoken at the end of a statement.

      • Alan Tuttle

        Liberals and progressives know a lot of words: the F-word, the C-word when describing conservative women… And those words can basically replace or be used along with “success,” “affordable,” “working,” “functional,” “transparency,” “accountability,” etc.

    • MrApple

      Someone needs to look up the phrase “law works unbiasedly and as intended”.

  • JeffWRidge

    Oh, the ironing of it all! Let’s see here – he forgot his ID and so couldn’t vote. He sent someone to get the ID, and then votes. The only way this would actually matter would be if he demanded to be able to vote without his ID, which he apparently did not do. It’s slightly amusing, but that’s about it.

    It’s not like he was a lefty who supported increased taxes, but neglected to pay his own taxes. It’s only lefty/Democrats who do that.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Exactly so.

  • Republicanvet

    I’d like to see a study of voting before and after this law passed, in Arkansas or anywhere, and see how much the numbers change.

    • JeffWRidge

      I second that.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      I’d like to see a study of voting before and after this law passed, in Arkansas or anywhere, and see how much the numbers change.

      Zum befehl… from Georgia:

      http://www.ajc.com/news/news/despite-voter-id-law-minority-turnout-up-in-georgi/nR2bx/

      Georgia first adopted a voter ID law in 2005 and won court approval to implement it in 2007. The law has now been in place for two major statewide general elections: 2008, when the presidential race was on the ballot, and 2010, when voters selected a new governor. Prior to the new law, voters had been able to present one of 17 forms of identification, including a utility bill.

      Elections data reviewed by the AJC show that participation among black voters rose by 44 percent from 2006 — before the law was implemented — to 2010. For Hispanics, the increase for the same period was 67 percent. Turnout among whites rose 12 percent.

      It was expected that African American turnout would spike in 2008, when Barack Obama became the first person of color to win the presidency. And it did rise to historic highs in Georgia.

      Black participation fell in 2010, as it did for all demographic groups. Still, a far greater share of black voters turned out in 2010 than in 2006, showing that Obama was not the only factor driving turnout.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Veeeery interesting…

    • PNWShan

      Ah, but there are so many voting scams. John Fund related several of them in his book Stealing Elections. Libs can still go into nursing homes and ‘help’ everyone there vote; they can still get in the back of the truck with a bunch of ballots and drive a nail through stacks of them if they’re the hanging chad type of ballot; they can still get absentee ballots by fraudulent measures ..

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    I’m sure that if a gun rights supporter got killed by a nutcase with a gun, they’d laugh about that too.

    • iconoclast

      They would cheer about that one. Evil is like that.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Imagine the libturd outrage had he been allowed to vote anyway without the ID.

    • bungopony

      It’ll be spun into a story with snarky,backhanded hints that he tried.F’rinstance,they’ll start by chuckling over the”indignity”,which will morph into,”indignation”…

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    No, an example of irony in regards to voter ID would be someone (say, a Democrat) who opposes vote ID yet demands a photo ID be presented before attending a function (say, a convention).

    In any case, a big thanks to the liberals for demonstrating that they grasp irony as well as they grasp any political issue. They can’t even begin to comprehend it and they look stupid when they try, but at least they provide a nice laugh at their expense in the process.

    • bungopony

      Alannis Morisette is their English teacher.

  • chetnapier

    I think we would be better off with a pot of purple paint at every polling station

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      I wish we could paint MD, and all the other “deep blue” states, purple :)

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

      I’m good with the painted finger AND the ID. Double protection, which is usually not a bad thing.

    • Jay Stevens

      The purple paint would not stop someone from voting if he is not entitled to. It will just prevent him from voting more than once.

      • globalcrap

        Make them show I D, then stamp the back of their hand with a bright color.

        • Jay Stevens

          Works.

        • Adam Baumb

          If they vote Democrat, a red X on their forehead.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com/ FreedomRecon

    So, the law worked, and this is irony? Definitions much?

  • MrApple

    Who walks off of his/her property without a key or two, a little money, a debit or maybe a credit card, and their ID?

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Someone well known enough to pull the old “Do you know who I AM?” routine where the rest of us would have to show ID?

      • MrApple

        I’m a nobody so I wouldn’t know anything about that.

    • Jay Stevens

      “Who walks off of his/her property . . . ”

      A mayor with his driver, bodyguards, and assistants.

      • MrApple

        What I see is an elitist @sshole, who’s gotten too used to people doing things for him and is disconnected from the People.

  • kbielefe

    I’m just surprised the headline wasn’t, “GOP candidate attempts voter fraud.”

  • Maxx

    Nothing ironic here libs. He forgot his ID. Until he could show it, he couldn’t vote. Sort of like when you’re at the library and you need ID to check out a book.

    The law worked and like a grown adult, he dealt with it.

    I suggest you race-baiting apologists do as well.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Kinda simple, ain’t it?

  • WhoDat

    If you need an ID to vote, it should be provided free of charge.

    • Spinmamma

      Why?

    • crosspatch

      They are in most states that require one.

    • crosspatch

      Arkansas: “If you don’t have any of the types of photo I.D. shown here, contact your county clerk to get a FREE voter I.D. card before you head to the polls. ”

      http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/Pages/FaceYourvote.aspx

    • Corey Dennison

      They already are.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Do you know of a state where they are not free? If so, tell us and we’ll petition to make it happen.
      Update #2: I re-thought this and decided free ID would be nice but if “the poor” could get one for about the price of a pack of cigs, it’s not really a hardship.

      Update: I just looked up CA. Regular fees are $28 but if you qualify you can get a reduced fee of $8. For anyone 62 or over it is free.

      • Maxwell

        In MI they’re ten dollars last I heard… I don’t think it’s much though.

      • CO2 Producer

        Doesn’t matter because CA doesn’t require ID to vote in most cases.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Well, according to your link, that’s debatable:

          “Will I need to bring identification?

          In most cases, California voters are not required to show identification at their polling place. However, it is a good idea to bring identification with you when you vote for the first time. A poll worker may ask to see your identification if you mailed your voter registration application and did not include your driver license number, California identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

          A copy of a recent utility bill, the sample ballot booklet you received from your county elections office, or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other examples include your passport, driver license, official California identification card, or student identification card.”

          • nc ✓s & balances

            I bet if they firmed up the requirement to show ID in all cases to vote in CA they would eliminate the ID fee.

          • CO2 Producer

            I believe if voter ID is the law, an ID should be free. That way no one has any basis for making the poll tax argument.

          • WhoDat

            I also believe any identifying documents you need from the government to get an ID should be free.

          • CO2 Producer

            Are you talking about a birth certificate, a Social Security card, a passport? How does one go about getting a BC or SSC? You need an ID. You can’t just walk into an office and say, “I need my birth certificate.” Sounds like a vicious circle, but if you can’t prove who you say you are, why should anyone provide you with any confidential documents? Should they be free? Hard to say. They call fees for copies of BCs “administrative costs.” It is a variable cost, depending on how many people come in to obtain a BC. A BC is needed for all sorts of things. Everyone needs to have one at some point in their lives.

            I can’t say more at the moment. I’m already running late for something. Gotta run.

          • CountMahdrof

            Every state has driver license requirements. And every state charges. A poll tax sound perfectly reasonable to me. Felons aren’t allowed to vote. Why should deadbeats be?

          • Hirogen

            Deadbeat? Just who exactly are these deadbeats? Anybody without an ID, like a senior whose license has expired and is told they shouldn’t drive anymore? Is it the mother of two who needs a little help by way of Food Stamps because her husband has left her high and dry with no child support. Or is it just these “low-information” voters?

            Just curious because I’m dying to know if I was a deadbeat as a child.

            By the by, I love how Rush has his drones using the phrase “low info voters”. It’s a classy little insulting way to say “people who didn’t vote the exact same way I did”

          • Jay Stevens

            ” Is it the mother of two who needs a little help by way of Food Stamps . . . ”
            Pretty sure you need photo ID to draw food stamps.

            I also love the phrase “low info voter”. Here’s one:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

            But keep throwing poo on the walls. Sooner or later, some is bound to stick.

          • WhoDat

            What qualifies that woman as a “low info voter”?

          • grais

            Did you not listen to her???

          • WhoDat

            I did. I’m not smelling what you’re cooking, though.

          • grais

            Ya think Peggy Joseph no longer has to be concerned about her mortgage and putting gas in her car?

            edited to add : I’m startin’ to get a whiff of what you’re…uum…extruding.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Wouldn’t that be a lack of something which designates her a ‘low info voter’?

          • globalcrap

            “Free Stuff” don’t have to work. Free gas, I wonder how that is working out for this low information O Bogus voter.

          • WhoDat

            I didn’t hear her mention free stuff.

          • globalcrap

            Free gas, don’t have to pay a mortgage . Food stamps. Are you one of these O Bogus low information voters ?

          • WhoDat

            “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about my mortgage.”

            Where’s she talking about free stuff?

          • globalcrap

            You are stupid.

          • grais

            She’s talking about not worrying. If she’s not worrying today, it’s because her vote for Obama made her very rich, or she’s lost both her home and her car.

          • globalcrap

            We got a brother in our White house. We don’t have to pay anymore bills. No government check, how will I LIVE. Watch the video of these O Bogus low information voters.

          • Jay Stevens

            Sigh.

            Are you serious or are you trolling?

          • Jay Stevens

            You are serious? How about the thought that because they are both black, Obama will put gas in her car and pay her mortgage if she votes for him?

          • globalcrap

            No wonder America is in the shape it’s in, letting people like this with a low mentality , voting.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “… [A] senior whose license has expired and is told they shouldn’t drive anymore…”

            You mean, like my Mom, who then obtained a State Non-Drivers’ ID– which is also issued to those convicted of DWI and whose driving license is revoked? She needed it to cash checks and other tasks, and made sure to get it. What? Some elderly are too senile to figure they need such ID? Then they’re too senile to vote (Democratic).

          • globalcrap

            100% correct

          • WhoDat

            Not every person drives.

          • CO2 Producer

            What’s debatable?

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Well, I’m just reading the law as I quoted it to you from the website, and it seems vague to me. “It’s a good idea” to bring your ID when you vote for the first time? Why do they word it like that? Why not just say “Bring it” and be clear?

          • CO2 Producer

            True, true. Bring your dang ID when you register and vote for the first time. What will the poll worker do if a first-time voter puts up a stink? Probably can’t do much when the wording off the website is so panty-waisted about enforcing rules. Now we’re getting into territory where the statutes have to be looked up or the voting guidebooks have to be referenced. I do think the free IDs should have to be renewed for verification purposes every three years with another form of ID showing current address.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            A utility bill seems like an odd form of ID. Heck, anyone can steal one of those out of my mailbox any month they choose and say they’re me.

            I would be more than willing to go for the free ID if it meant something with a photo and a recognized documentation.

    • drw

      Why? You need an ID for practically everything nowadays, I’d bet that 99,7% of the people bitching about needing an ID to vote have one on them at all times. Isn’t it at least as important to protect the sanctity of the ballot box as it is to return that unwanted pair of socks to Wal-Mart?

      • WhoDat

        I haven’t needed to show an ID to return items at Walmart.

        Why even the need to show any ID at all to vote?

        Why not just allow anyone who shows up to the polls to vote?

        • alanstorm

          “Why not just allow anyone who shows up to the polls to vote?”

          The massive ignorance contained in that one sentence is staggering.

          • IfYouHaveToAsk

            I think he does that on purpose.

          • WhoDat

            Hell, if you can get any decent sum of people to a voting booth on an election day, it should be causes for celebration.

        • NRPax

          Why do I need to show an ID to buy a gun? The right to keep and bear arms is documented before the right to vote.

          • WhoDat

            The 27th isn’t any more or less relevant than the 1st.

          • NRPax

            So you are fine with people having to show ID to exercise one kind of right but not another. Noted.

        • globalcrap

          Are you that stupid? Illegal alien criminals , that sneak across the border can vote? Liberal mentality is a mental disease.

        • grais

          Ya mean like non-citizens? 16 year olds? People who want to vote in multiple districts?

          ( I’m starting to be concerned about your mental faculties, bub)

          • WhoDat

            One vote. Age and citizenship should be irrelevant.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That is just completely stupid. What do you think this is, a democracy?

          • grais

            They should???
            So, a five year old foreigner should be allowed to vote in this country?? And what kind of un-Godly hardship should be put on that 5 y-o to assure that he only voted once?

            You’re out of your friggin’ mind. Or trolling. Either way….

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Is it me, or do you think Xi Jinping would then win every election in America?

          • WhoDat

            If they like your stance on the issues, why not?

          • grais

            You’re trolling.
            Or you need help w/the velcro straps on you shoes.

          • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

            A five year foreigner should also be allowed to buy guns, tobacco, and alcohol! lol

          • NachoCheese (D)

            citizenship should be irrelevant.

            lolwut?!?!!?!

          • globalcrap

            You must be an illegal alien on “Free Stuff”, or a patience in a mental ward.

          • Wanderer

            Either he’s trolling or grotesquely stupid.
            In both cases he’s not worth replying to.

          • grais

            Oh, I dunno…I had a little fun w/it.

        • Leende

          Obtuse.

        • drw

          Got the troll setting on max, cap’n?
          How can I take you seriously when you post shit like this?

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    If only he had been a poor, black woman who is pregnant and can’t afford busfare to get to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. Then it would be REALLY obvious what a burden it presents for certain minority groups.
    Yeah, tell it to Mexico where all the brown people have to show ID to vote.
    SMH

  • CO2 Producer

    From the AP’s story:

    {Spokesman] Olson said Hutchinson thought the incident was a “little bit of an inconvenience” but still believes the law is necessary.

    An inconvenience? That was a dumb thing to say. How about saying he thought the incident was “an error on my part and I was embarrassed it happened.” Saying anything more opens you up to this ridicule. Maybe he did say it and the AP decided the “inconvenience” quote was more worthy of attention. What was the whole quote by the spokesman?

    Then again, who volunteered the information on this non-story in the first place? The spokesman? A poll worker? I’m curious.

    Add: it sounds like the spokesman gave this info to the AP. Why? Again, dumb.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Is there any chance– any chance at ALL, that this was a bit of a put-up-job?

    Asa Hutchinson champions Voter ID, attempts to vote without an ID, is stopped, so now he can say “You see, it works as it is supposed to do– even a rich white guy can’t vote without ID!” Oh, no– couldn’t possibly be political theater, perish the thought!

    (Although it makes you wonder how a man who could seemingly forget a detail like THAT, could stay on top of things while serving as Governor, if it really WAS an innocent mistake on his part…)

    • CountMahdrof

      NO ONE gets elected today without political theater. Political theater is what got Obama re-elected. I’m happy that conservatives are finally employing it. Facts don’t even register with low-info voters. Theater is the only way to reach them

    • Adam Baumb

      Brilliant ploy, if so. Proved the system works as intended.

  • Jake Bradford

    The Left wants and needs voter fraud.
    The arguments against voter ID are just straw men used to disguise this fact.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    He probably did it intentionally. I would have.

  • Red Fred

    Maybe Asa was just checking to see if they would let a high profile person vote without ID.

  • robert anthony

    Liberals are lame…what would be better would be, say, a President married to the National Food-Nazi who runs out for burgers and shakes the minute her ass is on AF2. Or, maybe, the same Food-Nazi who has called for sacrifice taking vacations and spa weekends, on the taxpayers’ dime, every chance she gets. Or maybe a woman named DiFi who wants gun control, yet is seen holding a gun with her finger on the trigger while she points it at her audience. This…this is nothing compared to those…but liberals never notice the other.

  • Evie1949

    One time I was voting here in FL, a guy in front of me seemed to be having an understanding problem while trying to vote without ID. Finally, the woman asked him how he had gotten to the poll to vote – he managed to reply that he drove, so she offered to have the deputy who was there to direct traffic take him home to get his license since he would not want to break the law by driving without his license. He then said it was in his car and he would go get it – and never came back. She later told me they had been called by a couple of other polls where this guy had tried to vote and had been turned away. Yes, democrats, there is voter fraud…and they all vote for you.

    • WhoDat

      Do you have any proof he was planning on voting for the Democrats?

      • Adam Baumb

        There’s no other explanation for how Democrats win elections. Without fraud, they have nothing. Voter ID. You’ll prove to be an idiot when you vote Democrat.

  • globalcrap

    A liberal O Bogus voter without I D , will vote many times. It’s a hardship getting I D, so they say. How do they cash their welfare checks ? How can they rent a place to live without I D? How do they turn on the water, electric ,without the proper I D. How can They drive to the polls ,and say they have no I D ? Liberal are just like O Bogus, liars.

  • Evie1949

    One time I was voting here in FL, a guy in front of me seemed to be having an understanding problem while trying to vote without ID. Finally, the woman asked him how he had gotten to the poll to vote – he managed to reply that he drove, so she offered to have the deputy who was there to direct traffic take him home to get his license since he would not want to break the law by driving without his license. He then said it was in his car and he would go get it – and never came back. She later told me they had been called by a couple of other polls where this guy had tried to vote and had been turned away. Yes, democrats, there is voter fraud…and they all vote for you.

  • tonnyb2

    This a solution to a problem that doesn’t exists.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    It is funny . . . but merely merits a smirk, not a guffaw.

  • grais

    It would only be ironic if he’d pitched a lib-type, “Do You Know Who I Am?” fit and demanded to be allowed to vote w/o his ID.
    What IS ironic is their failure to see the irony of the proof in this that Voter ID works, and is a “burden” only to those who forget to bring their ID w/them.

    Those hyenas are dummer’n dirt.

    • WhoDat

      Let anyone who shows up to a polling place vote. If they took the time out of their day to actually show up, they should be allowed to vote.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        Sounds reminiscent of practices in the 1800s where they would drag drunks around from polling place to polling place to vote 10 or 20 times. A practice which may have lead to the death of Edgar Allen Poe. Nope, no voting fraud there, back to the good old days of Tammany Hall.

        • WhoDat

          I didn’t say anything about allowing them to vote more than once. Just allow them to vote hassle free.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Yes, you did. You just will not admit it. If just showing up at the polls qualifies you to vote, it doesn’t matter how many polls to which you arrive.

          • WhoDat

            Polls.

            Do the finger thing. One vote. Everything else should be irrelevant.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Sorry about the spelling.

            Your ideas are irrelevant.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Nope. If you are not a citizen of this nation or you have forfeit your right to vote as a result of being convicted of a felony, you should not be allowed to potentially negate a citizen’s vote.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            At the time of our country’s founding you had to own property to be permitted to vote. Voting has never been considered a right, but a privilege, reserved and limited.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I know but I did not want to get into an extended history lesson. I wore out my old finger joints on the keyboard yesterday…

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            You know what they say, those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to be liberals.

            Okay, maybe that’s just me.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Heh… True, but sheesh, I’ve seen the obstinance of many of the commenters in these forums. I do not have the patience to point out documentation/laws/data to support my position only to have a yeah but… retort, then have to repeat myself, ad infinitum…

            My profile speaks to my position on jackasses, both the two legged and four legged variety. 😉

          • WhoDat

            I don’t see letting anyone who wants to vote as negating my vote.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I do. As I said, if you’re not a citizen or you’ve been lawfully convicted of a felony resulting in the forfeiture of your right to vote, you do not get to have a say in selecting the leadership that governs me/mine.

          • WhoDat

            If you’re here, you’re living under the leadership and should be able to choose them.

          • Squirrel!

            Pure ignorance on your part. People like you would give our country away. You’re disgusting for that.

          • WhoDat

            So, giving people who live here have a say in who leads them is a bad thing?

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “So, giving people who live here have a say in who leads them is a bad thing?”

            If they are lawful citizens of the nation, no, of course not.

            Otherwise the poor individual to which you wish to give voice in the running of this country, I’d instead suggest they exercise their right to select their leadership, to vote on initiatives, taxes, etc. in their own nation.

            Would you mind terribly if I were to round up a few dozen bus loads of my best buddies and we came over and voted for the local leadership, school initiatives, taxes, U.S. Congressional reps, etc. in your district?

          • grais

            You can have 5 y-o foreigners run your life for you. The rest of us like this thing we have called The US Constitution….

          • WhoDat

            Which can and has been amended to change voting rules.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Try to float that amendment, if you think it is correct. It will go nowhere.

          • WhoDat

            Just because some things have been done one way for centuries doesn’t mean it can’t change.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That is correct, but change should be to better society not to make it worse.

          • WhoDat

            Allowing anyone who wants to vote the ability to vote will make it better.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Allowing anyone who wants to vote the ability to vote will make it better.”

            B.S.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That’s just crazy talk.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Yep…

          • WhoDat

            Not crazy.

            The future of our Republic.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Turning it into a Democracy would destroy the Republic, by the very definition of those words.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Not unless you get sufficient numbers of legal voters to amend the U.S. and/or State law(s) to suit via the legal methods prescribed.

          • grais

            He wants that changed, too.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “He wants that changed, too.”

            Goes without saying, but it’s good you said it, for the sake of those without a program guide. 😉

          • grais

            The death of our republic.

            fify

          • globalcrap

            your socialist illegal alien welfare republic.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Again I’ll ask you;

            Would you mind terribly if I were to round up a few dozen bus loads of my best buddies and we came over and voted for the local leadership, school initiatives, taxes, U.S. Congressional reps, etc. in your district?

          • WhoDat

            Sure, just get one vote, so don’t waste it.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Now I know your B.S-in’ us.

          • grais

            Why on earth would you put that restriction on it? Vote as many times as you want. Afterall, it’s your way of life we’re talking about.

          • grais

            Sure it will. No more ‘bedtime.’ No more required bathing. The allowance of our choosing. All the toys we want, on demand. Junk food all day, every day…what’s not “better” about that?

          • grais

            Get on it, then. I dare ya.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Just because some things have been done one way for centuries doesn’t mean it can’t change.”

            No rational individual believes things can’t change. Look at the state of the Union.

            On the other hand, change simply for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing. Or what Stephen said…

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Which can and has been amended to change voting rules.”

            And that’s the remedy. Get sufficient numbers of legal voters to amend the U.S. and/or State law(s) to suit via the legal methods prescribed.

          • grais

            Hence, my suggestion of lollipops and juiceboxes.

            (I see your nonsense and raise you one inanity.)

          • Squirrel!

            People who are over the age of 18 and are citizens of this country do have a say in who leads them. Who else do you think should be able to vote?

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Personally, I think it should be limited to people who are not on the government payroll.

          • grais

            I like that one. There also needs to be testing that’s at least as difficult as a citizenship test.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I wrote up a proposal for a constitutional amendment to that effect, a little more precise but to the same general effect.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            The “testing” thing though has bad historical precedent where it was misused.

          • Zakasnak

            So the military shouldn’t be allowed to vote?

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            No person should be voting for their boss, it creates an unnatural bias. Whether it is the military or teachers or the welfare recipient.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Disagree on that one. The man/women in uniform has more skin in the game than the average voter.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            It is the skin in the game that is the bias. While I may agree with the direction of that bias, it would be intellectually dishonest of me to violate the principle just because I happen to favor one group or another.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “It is the skin in the game that is the bias.”

            If you would deny the right to vote to those who would give life or limb defending the Constitution/BoR and laws of the Republic we’ve no common ground on this part of the problem.

            So, like I told Who, change the laws through legal means.

            Adios.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            The way I would do it doesn’t deny any person the right to vote, for one thing voting is not a right, but it would merely limit their voting in federal elections, being federal employees. They could still vote in state elections. Their position as federal employees does not change merely because of the nature of their work.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            As I mentioned earlier I aware of the semantics of privilege vs. rights as it has been applied and evolved, over time, to voting.

            The Constitutions through phrases, clauses, and amendments speaks to ways people can not be denied the vote, local laws further refine voting eligibility and then there is the Voting Rights Act of what was it, 64 or somewhere thereabouts? So I’m not gonna going to waste time arguing semantics.

            Granted, when it comes to voting, actively serving members of the military, in my opinion, which is based the notion that people who are willing to put themselves in harms way, are as entitled as any other citizen in the nation to vote in the Federal elections. I might even say their service makes them more entitled, just to be a pain…

            In any event, their selection of the CinC as a result of voting for the POTUS, does not outweigh the above.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I can respect your opinion. That seems to be the biggest sticking point I get from people on the right. But I see no way to effect the outcome of such a Constitutional Amendment without giving a little to each political side to advance the philosophical principle.

            I do not think that the friends and family of military members would sell them down the river, particularly as we have an all voluntary force. I would concur with your exemption if the people in question had been conscripted into military service. No person should lose their franchise, even temporarily, but through their own free election.

            I would also like to see the repeal of the 17th amendment, but that is another discussion.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I believe we agree on much and disagree on little… The shame is we can’t have such discussions in the pub. My fine motor control in the fingers is not what it once was, but the motor running the mouth remains unimpaired. 😉

            And Green Acres calls to me. I’ve too much to do to spend the entire day yammmering away on the keyboard.

            Cheers.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Indeed, a pint settles much. Have a good day.

          • grais

            The fact that I was in agreement w/both of you has confused me a bit because you didn’t seem to have very big differences.
            Thanks for making me think. It doesn’t always happen w/o a push.
            : )

          • grais

            You and Thale have both given me food for thought.
            I appreciate that.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I’d say doing away with the public sector unions would suffice.

            As former USN vet, I’d say Zakasnak’s point shoots the government payroll idea in the six.

          • grais

            I’ve got to agree w/that.
            Public sector union jobs are what I thought he was referring to.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That is a significant part of it. The largest employer in this state is the department of education, so the teachers make a powerful voting bloc always pushing for higher pay, more benefits and better retirement, virtually bankrupting the state.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That actually would not suffice because the very premise of creeping socialism is that you use government spending to buy votes. Then entire social spending concept is an elaborate vote buying scheme, which would not be touched by doing away with the public sector unions.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “That actually would not suffice because the very premise of creeping socialism it that you use government spending to buy votes. Then entire social spending concept is an elaborate vote buying scheme, “

            Agreed. So far…

            “which would not be touched by doing away with the public sector unions.”

            It touches it.. By removing the public unions you remove the incentive of politicians to barter for campaign contributions from the unions in return for special legislative favors, union raises –including dues going back to the union leadership and even more funds for the campaign war chests of the political benefactors–, more benefits package padding, not to mention bus loads of union members campaigning/bullying the vote, etc.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            I agree, see my response to grais.

          • Squirrel!

            That’s legitimate.

          • WhoDat

            Anyone who lives here.

          • Squirrel!

            In that case my 6, 7 and 16 year olds need the right to vote. Pretty sure they’d make more informed decisions than voters with your same mindset. While we’re at it my mother who is out of her gourd with dementia and doesn’t even know who she is most days needs a vote as well. And someone who crosses the border illegally on election day should go straight to the nearest polling place and get his or her vote on too. Where are you, Who Dat? Lake Charles?

          • WhoDat

            Yes, to all but the last question.

          • Squirrel!

            Was just curious on that last one.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            If you didn’t let people who were out of their gourd vote; there would be no Democrat party.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I’m so old I can remember when the average Democrat was not a Leftist, much less bat guano crazy.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Jefferson is gone now . . . time to move on.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Harshing my mellow dude…

          • Squirrel!

            Well, I was also just scrolling through the older comments, and I see that Who Dat DOES think kids should be able to vote. I take mine when I go. They all get a turn at voting with me but I don’t think they’re ready to research candidates and make those kinds of decisions except the 16 year old. She’s ready and can’t wait for 2016.

          • grais

            WhoDat doesn’t think research is needed (although I’m convinced he’s trolling).
            What a 5 y-o foreigner wants is what’s important.

          • WhoDat

            You have a thing for 5 year old foreigners or something?

          • grais

            “a thing?”
            You want them to vote; I don’t.
            If that’s “a thing” I guess we both do.

          • WhoDat

            I want everyone to have the ability to choose their leaders without someone telling them they’re unable because of some arbitrary rule.

          • grais

            I know that. ; )

            ‘One vote’ is an “arbitrary rule,” too.
            As would be ‘no lollipops’

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Of course he’s trolling . . . mindlessly wasting time . . . he doesn’t believe a word of what he is saying . . . needs a job or a girlfriend.

          • E Quilibrate

            His girlfriend resides at the end of his right wrist.

          • Tom Winegar

            He isn’t a troll, he’s a TROLL!

          • WhoDat

            Just pull the lever or push the button next to the guy with the best name. No need to research.

          • grais

            What do you mean by “best” name?

          • Squirrel!

            Okay, now I know you’re just trolling. I’m done with it.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            That’s your opinion and I vehimently disagree. And fortunately it’s not permitted by the U.S.Constitution or the laws of my state.

          • Tom Winegar

            You’re wasting your time, whodat is historically ignorant and has no respect for borders or the law. He knows right from wrong yet chooses wrong and marginalizes himself.

          • Leende

            Even if you are here illegally? There is something wrong with your thinking.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Heh… Ole Who on occasion sounds reasonable. At other times, the fellow sounds as if he needs a checkup from the neck up.

          • grais

            His trolling muscles are getting a workout. But alas, he’s lost his touch.

          • WhoDat

            I don’t care the reason you’re here. If you’re here, you get a say.

          • Squirrel!

            So if someone is here to traffick children, let ’em vote! Here for a medical procedure? Vote!

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            I do. As I said, get sufficient numbers of legal voters to amend the U.S. and/or State law(s) to suit via the legal methods prescribed.

            Soup to nuts.

          • E Quilibrate

            I did not detect ANY thinking in the post to which you refer..

          • grais

            Why only one vote?

          • Leende

            Allow who to vote hassle free? I have to show ID when vote I don’t consider it a hassle.

      • grais

        And give them all lollipops, too.

        • WhoDat

          The satisfaction of knowing you truly helped elect your leaders is enough of a treat.

          • globalcrap

            With illegal alien voters.

          • grais

            No, it’s not. They deserve free lollipops. And juiceboxes.
            As do you.

          • WhoDat

            I’m speaking about serious matters and you want to be childish.

          • grais

            You’re talking about 5 y-o foreigners voting and *I’m* the one who should get serious?

            lol

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “I’m speaking about serious matters and you want to be childish.”

            No you are absolutely lacking any seriousness or you are seriously unaware of the s#!+ storm such an unappreciative attitude regarding how precious is the right to select your leadership, without violence can stir.

            Much blood has been spilled for that right. Yet, you’re willing to piss it away by allowing anyone who manages to drag themselves into the country and show up at the polling place to cast a ballot, do so.

            I’ve wasted all the time today on your opinion that I will.

            Good day.

          • grais

            He’s Twitchy’s own Peggy Joseph. Only dumber.

          • spaceycakes

            oh that’s rich; grais is being ‘childish’!

            “If they took the time out of their day to actually show up, they should be allowed to vote.” Because=====> rainbows and sh*t

        • globalcrap

          Next these parasites will be looking for “Free Stuff” when they vote illegally.

      • Adam Wood

        Sure! Let them vote. And then when they show up at the next precinct, let them vote there, too! And then if they come in and want to vote 16,428 times, let them vote that many times as well!

        After all, they showed up to vote, against all odds, Whitey holding them down, dodging 88mm mortar shells and land mines, attack dogs, and dried-out cuticles. That’s what really matters. Not things like fair elections and ensuring that each person only votes once.

        • Squirrel!

          Even 3rd world countries know better than Who Dat.

      • Dan13

        Let them take the time out of their day to turn up at 15 different polling places, right, WhoDat?

      • Tom Winegar

        You are dishonest in your thinking and support voter fraud by default. Just admit it, you don’t care where the votes come from as long as they vote Democrat.

  • globalcrap

    If you drop dead on a street ,without I D on you some where in America ,who knows who you are? You need I D for Hotels, credit cards, getting a phone . More liberal O Bogus B S.

  • Squirrel!

    In Pulaski County (Arkansas) there were 40,000 voters to the polls on Tuesday. Of those 40,000, there were only 49 provisional ballots. There is no reason we shouldn’t have voter ID laws. The clerks were also giving free ID’s to anyone who needed one. I would like to know how many they even had to issue.

    As for Mr. Hutchinson, I don’t know why anyone would not have his or her ID on them in the first place. Does he not carry a wallet? I would venture to guess that perhaps this was purposeful. Anyway, a judge has struck down the voter ID law so the fraud can be committed in November. Don’t forget ACORN’s roots are in Arkansas.

  • CLEmom

    You mean he just went home and retrieved his forgotten ID, without causing a huge scene and shrieking about discrimination and racism and stuff?
    Huh.

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      I am beginning to wonder what the IQ range is at think progress. Considering this was an example of Voter ID working and they think it proves ????

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “Considering this was an example of Voter ID working and they think it proves ?”

        As a former DHS Secretary noted when a pair of Nike Air-Explosives failed to detonate and the passengers on the airplane subdued the mutt, “The system worked”!

      • E Quilibrate

        Somewhat below room temperature, but higher than freezing.

  • Magnifico

    This rivals Marco Rubio taking a sip of bottled water mid-speech. Remember that doozy?

    • Markward

      Amazing isn’t, Mark Rubio drinks WATER! No one has ever done such a thing before!

      • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

        What’s that clear stuff in his bottle? It doesn’t look like beer or soda…

  • Arkuy The Great

    That means he must have walked to the polling place since he surely would not drive his car without his license. Score one for being environmentally sensitive while doing his civic service.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I would have said: “Voting integrity process upheld”, but hey, we know which side they butter their bread on.

  • Dan13

    If this happened to a minority, would the whole bus load of voters have to go back to Cleveland, Ohio to get his ID, or would just the guy who forgot his?

  • Jeff

    I live in Arkansas, and when I went to vote I also forgot to bring my ID. I didn’t freak out, I went and retrieved my ID, came back and voted. No big deal.

  • Wanderer

    Working as intended, folks. Please note the old white dude who was turned away from the polls for not having his ID. Carry on.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I wonder how many non-white, non-old people weren’t.

  • Denise Sanchez

    This should have been a lesson, not a joke. Glad to see voter ID in motion. Clueless should eventually see how doing things correctly, works. Just need to show it more so they can get it.

  • CrusadaB

    I live in a twin city and worked the polls on tues. Lady wanted to vote but ID was in state next door. She was not turned away, she cast provisional ballot. My problem here is that she probably votes next door too. Stop the fraud!

  • ThomasCollins1

    The ONLY voter ID worth anything is a signed and paid TAX RETURN!

  • iconoclast

    umm, isn’t the point of requiring ID to ensure that someone is entitled to vote? Why is this amusing to the retarded left?

    How many thousands of votes cast in North Carolina were fraudulent?

    http://philberger.com/news/entry/tillis-berger-issue-joint-statement-on-newly-discovered-alarming-evidence-of-voter-error-and-fraud

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      It’s also the 26th Amendment.

      • iconoclast

        “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age”

        ?

        • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          You need to prove you are 18(or older). Just like you need to prove you are 18(or older) when you enlist, buy tobacco, purchase lottery, in some states, and to prove you’re 21(or older) to be able to purchase alcohol, gamble, etc. etc.

          Who fckin’ cares if you look 85… I still need to prove you’re 18(or older)…. the provision is being fulfilled, as per the Constitution.

          • iconoclast

            Ahh, got it.

            What, can’t you prove you are 18 with a utility bill?? /sarc

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Don’t even get me started on the rigamarole I had to go through to get my Michigan ID card. And my replacement SS card….

            Let me just say this. It took my high school diploma to prove I was who I was.

          • iconoclast

            That is why I never let my US passport expire and still have my original SS card. For all the stories about Italian (or Russian) bureaucracies, US bureaucracy can be the very worst.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            My original was stolen along with the wallet it was in. It’s really funny. The card says to not carry it on you.. yet you need to in some circumstances.

            Stupid.

            Yeah, a passport is ultimately the best, imo. Military ID is just as good, in my book.

          • Maryland_Malcontent

            Whoa now, in MD you most assuredly can. That’s all that is required to be cleared to vote here :(

            …which is why we’re a shoo-in 10 electoral votes for any chump with a D next to his name.

  • lgeubank

    The Yahoos and cretins on the left are easily amused.

  • Misanthrope

    At least he went to the polling station, unlike all the dead people who vote for democrats.

  • Jake Bradford

    Why is voter ID ok for Canadians, Mexicans and South Africans, but not for us?

    • I_KICK_HIPPIES

      It makes voter fraud more difficult, and the left won’t stand for that.

    • spaceycakes

      well, only Canadians and Mexicans can cross the border and get amnesty, but South Africans? They’re SOL

    • Tom Winegar

      The simple truth…..anyone that is against voter ID’s is dishonest and supports voter fraud. The Democrat response to voter ID’s is just what you might expect…..IT’S RACIST!

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    JenZenHeathen @liberal_parnell
    @thinkprogress Oh sweet irony

    .@liberal_parnell @thinkprogress What irony? If we had your standards, he’d have been able to vote at least 5 times, and for his dead kin.

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    I noticed that he didn’t scream “racism” or “discrimination” when he wasn’t allowed to vote. No, he did the right thing. He retrieved his I.D. and then voted. That is the way responsible adults act.

  • porgiefirefighter

    I have been saying that it is the old white guys who are going to suffer from the voter ID laws. Because of white privilege old white guys often forget to carry id, because they know they will never get pulled over, people just just believe whatever they say when they write a check or buy liquor, they can just tell employers who they are and the employers accept it without question, etc., etc.

    I thought it was obvious, but /SARC

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Whatever, dude… I have Western Union at my store, and some old fat white guy came in to transfer money, and Western Union requires ID. He got mad when I asked him for his, but he still gave it.

      Some other old fat white guy came in to receive money. He gave his ID. Countless people come into my store and most have their ID ready, even though it’s not always necessary to show it. I sell alcohol, tobacco and lottery, all age restricted products. I suppose, by the standards of the left, I should have sold that fifth of Fireball to the kid from the other day, that was using a borrowed, expired ID.

      There are some of us who are actually trained in determining the validity of ID’s…

      • porgiefirefighter

        You make it sound like all old white guys are fat. I thought I was the only one.

    • Rogue Cheddar

      This post is one big steaming pile of unmitigated hooey and falderall.

      • porgiefirefighter

        I mitigate all my hooey. Only my falderall is unmitigated. My sarcasm is free.

        • Rogue Cheddar

          My initial reaction to your post was that it was sarcasm, so my reply works either way.but when I reread it, it snookered me as well as others. I see that you added the /sarc tag. Kudos.

    • dabhidh

      Concern Troll is concerned. Take heart though, us old white guys are more used to carrying and displaying ID than you seem to understand.

      • porgiefirefighter

        As an old white guy I understand perfectly.

    • Tom Winegar

      There is privilege in American society but it usually favors blacks and Democrats.

    • montereyyjack

      What a dumbass post. Really Porgie, get a life…and another brain cell, the two you have now are overheating with the effort of trying to make you sound rational. Unless you simply forgot to add the SARC, in which case disregard my reply.

      • porgiefirefighter

        I shall waste no time disregarding your reply.

        • montereyyjack

          Thank you.

  • Ceo Smart

    He found out about it the same time we did. Doesn’t that excuse work for everything, and I mean everything.

  • dabhidh

    People on the left are just so used to the politicians they support getting a pass on the requirements that they impose on others that when they see a law applied equitably, they get confused.

    I’ll break it down for them: It’s normal for laws to apply equitably. It’s wrong when they do not.

  • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

    Any conservative in the city of Los Angeles knows what an idiot and hack Asa Hutchinson is. In 2004 he was Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security. At the behest of the George W. Bush Administration, Hutchinson put the kibosh on an unbelievably successful roundup of illegal aliens in Southern California by the Border Patrol. He foolishly agreed to be interviewed about that action by KFI talk show host John Kobylt, who absolutely shredded him and his talking points.

    Read more from Twitchy’s Boss Emeritus: http://michellemalkin.com/2004/07/09/asa-hutchinson-meets-hot-talk/

  • LegalizeShemp

    “When I see a liberal voter walking down the street without an ID, I cross the street to the other side!” Sincerely, Mark Cuban

  • MrNewCastrati

    As a poll worker in Ohio, I have had to turn away many would-be voters because of improper ID. What’s the big deal?

  • Tim jones

    so is he disenfranchised now? or could he just go home and grab his ID and come back?

  • Tom Winegar

    The simple truth…..anyone that is against voter ID’s is dishonest and supports voter fraud. The Democrat response to voter ID’s is just what you might expect…..IT’S RACIST!

  • BrwnCon

    Imagine the rage if they would have let him vote without presenting the ID…

  • Tom Armstrong

    Had it been somewhere like Illinois, the Gov would have had his aide vote for him.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Had it been Chicago he would have just voted for his dead uncle instead.

  • SisterMary

    It’s due to white privilege that he had a home to go to and it’s double white privilege that he had his identification at said home. / SARCASM

    • Tom Winegar

      Nonsensical pap. Say something real. Privilege is a Democrat delusion that they try very hard to make real by their own actions. They are dishonest, racist and give almost nothing to charity.

      • SisterMary

        I probably should have put the /sarcasm note at the end of my post

        • Tom Winegar

          Probably, there are real Sheldon Cooper’s and I’m one.

    • Jake Bradford

      Yes, only white people can afford ID. Every cracker has about 29 pieces of identification on them at all times…but most of the time we just have to show up in all of our blinding whiteness, to be ushered swiftly past the velvet ropes.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yes, I can’t tell you the hoops I had to jump through to prove who I was at the MI DMV… My 2 IL issued (although expired) DL and ID, along with my birth cetificate, W-2’s and proofs of residence weren’t good enough….

        And when I finally got my temp ID (IL expired ID stapled to a piece of paper, and was informed I could use that as legal ID ANYWHERE), the SS office here in Lansing wouldn’t take the ID that was just issued by the SoS for my replacement SS card.

        For the DMV, they took my college (expired) ID, and my high school diploma.

        When the clerk told me that they took school id’s as vaild identification, I asked them why, when school ID’s are only valid for the length of the term you are enrolled… and she said, “They expire??”.. so I brought mine in and showed her, hopefully getting across that an expired SCHOOL ID isn’t really any better (or worse) than 2 expired documents (DL and ID) from another state…

        In another instance, I had won a small prize through the lottery, and when I went to pick it up(the first time, I didn’t have the required ID, which prompted the Benny-Hill type run around to get them, I was denied)the second time, after procuring the correct forms of ID, I went in, and as I was waiting, a minority lady had come in, and she didn’t have her ID, but because she claimed she’d paid taxes in MI, the lottery official said, ‘Oh that’s okay, we’ll just look you up’. I needed ID, but the hispanic lady picking up her winnings didn’t. Not too much bias there!

        • Frank Castle

          I used to work at a liquor store in Missouri. They told me only to accept State ID to buy booze but not a US Military ID. I asked why but they just said that is what the boss wants. Needless to say, if a customer used their military ID and was of age, I accepted that. Never had a problem and when voting, always present my voter registration card and my ID.

  • Heather Atkinson

    It’s ‘funny’ that the law worked as intended?

    Irony… that word, I don’t think it means what you think it means.

  • Josh Lucas

    Maybe he did this on purpose to prove a point.

  • Michael Lang

    Dims are such imbeciles.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    The difference here is that, instead of stomping off to get a lawyer….he just went home and got his ID! Irony there too!

  • rennyangel2

    The left is so bored and boring it is easily amused.

  • Arkuy The Great

    No, no, no. You’re all missing the point. The reason for requiring ID is so the poll workers will know your ethnicity and be able to apply the poll tax and literacy test. There is no possible way to know your race without an ID. Hence Voter ID laws are racist.

  • Adam Baumb

    Here’s what the lo-tards don’t get: it worked. Even the guy who’s name is on the ballot had to verify his identity. When he couldn’t produce it, no access to a ballot. Works like a charm. He wasn’t able to defraud anyone or anything. You liberal morons are making the case for national voter ID laws with every ill-advised, snarky remark. Keep up the good work.

  • Kelly Walters

    In other news, 80 year old man forgets ID, can’t buy beer. That is a true story, or could be because where I live everyone gets carded regardless.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      Heh… Just south of Green Acres is a county with mandatory ID check for alcohol, smokes, etc.

      I’m pushing my seventh decade on this rock and under no lighting, circumstance, or state of intoxication could I be mistaken for a lad less than 21 years of age.

      Every time I’m carded I can’t help but laugh while shaking my head at the state of the union and the inundation of legislation in lieu of common sense.

      We are in the age of zero tolerance for the application of common sense and critical thought. Idiocracy here we is.

  • John Howard

    So did he (A) whine, rant and attempt to disrupt the polling place by insisting he should be allowed to vote anyway or (B) did he go home, get his ID and come back to vote later?

  • MinnesotaSlims

    Grandfather voted Republican all his life.

    Until he died. Then, he started voting Democrat.

  • jb80538

    Voter ID will work everywhere!

  • http://ITSPEOPLE.com/ Tantalus XVI

    Irony: “Black people are too stupid and poor to get an ID to vote.” White guy forgets ID at home and isn’t allowed to vote. No wonder they say we have different brain chemistries… I simply could not fathom how that could be funny. It was more like a “Yea… no &^#%” moment.

  • lcky9

    difference here is he DID follow the law and DID show his ID.. see some people FOLLOW the law and don’t whine,