Friday, October 16, 2015

Bitter Home Alabama, Con't

Alabama Republican Gov. Robert Bentley is upset that the real racists are accusing him of shutting down DMV offices in predominately black counties as a ploy to disenfranchise black voters who will need photo IDs in order to vote in 2016 and that you're crazy for thinking it has anything to do with race because it doesn't, and you're the real racist if you think so!

They are wrong on this issue," said Bentley. "Everyone can get a license and everyone can get a voter ID. They (critics) really don't have anything to talk about. It's politics at its worst. And it's race politics at its worst."

Bentley told the group that he had worked hard to help change the image of the state.

"Alabama is not George Wallace's state. I don't want it to be George Wallace's state." said Bentley. "I want us to be inclusive. I don't want us to look at the color of people's skin. I don't want us to look at whether they are male or female. We are all Alabamians and I'm their governor. I know most of them (blacks in the affected counties losing driver's license offices) are not going to vote Republican. But you are not going to win people over by not being inclusive."

And that doesn't matter if you make it so difficult for them to vote that they can't vote at all, in a state that doesn't have any public transportation, so that they can't get to the driver's license office and get an ID in the first place.  No, everyone can't get a license, and that's the whole point.

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