Florida Republicans So Mad At Florida Republicans For Making It Harder For Florida Republicans To Vote

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  18 comments

By:   Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Florida Republicans So Mad At Florida Republicans For Making It Harder For Florida Republicans To Vote

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Florida Republicans So Mad At Florida Republicans For Making It Harder For Florida Republicans To Vote




May 04, 2021 09:15 AM



Florida has very smart Republicans.




We have an amusing update for you on the story Wonkette told you  of the new Florida voter suppression bill Wonkette told you about the other day. In its effort to out-Georgia Georgia, to really Florida Man up the voting process, Florida passed a bill that was very, very tough on mail-in voting, we guess because Donald Trump says mail-in voting is bad, even though that's how he and his wife vote. It also changes the rules to make people request absentee ballots every two years, instead of every four years, which could make things extra fun for Florida voters who might not be aware the rules have changed.



Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is   hellbent   on signing this bill.

Ready for the punchline? We hope you're sitting in your laughing chair, because the   Washington Post   reported yesterday   that Florida Republicans have realized that in their efforts to keep Black people and other likely Democrats from voting, they accidentally have passed a bill that might suppress the hell out of   their   voters.

DERP.

The   Post   tells the story of Florida Republicans' long and loving relationship with absentee ballots, going back to the time they surprisingly delivered the 1988 Senate race to the Republicans. It was one of those situations Trump   whined about incessantly   last year, where everybody went to bed and it looked like one candidate was winning, but then late at night came the DUMPS — the mail-in ballot DUMPS — and by morning the other candidate had won! In this case, the DUMPS redounded to the benefit of the Republican, Connie Mack.

The   Post   notes that in Florida, this is   kiiiiiinda   how Republicans often win! They   love   it! They've spent   soooooooo much money   winning elections with mail-in voting! Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats didn't even vote by mail that much in Florida!

But Donald Trump says mail-in voting is bad and Donald Trump is the boss and also their Lord and savior, so...

Fast forward to now.

"Donald Trump attempted to ruin a perfectly safe and trusted method of voting," said one longtime Republican consultant in the state who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment.

"The main law that we pass when we pass election bills in Florida is the law of unintended consequences," he said.

You hate to see it.

"It was comical to watch Trump light on fire 20 years of Republican work and tens of millions of Republican investment — literally lighting a match to it," [Florida Democratic consultant Steve] Schale said. "Every time he sent a tweet out, I'd get a text from a Republican operative here in Florida with an eye-roll emoji."

LOL.

It's not that Florida Republicans are so dumb that none of them actually saw this coming. The   Post   reports that when some of them realized that they were shooting off their own dicks to spite somebody else's face, they frantically tried to fix their bill to carve out exceptions for the kinds of (white) voters they like. They didn't want old people and military people to get fucked by their voter suppression bill, after all. And Florida has   a lot   of olds and militaries!

They tried, but were denied:

One former state party official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations said some Republicans briefly discussed whether lawmakers could exempt those two groups from the provision requiring voters to request mail ballots every election cycle. "Key lawmakers said, 'You can't do that,' " the former official said. "It would raise equal protection problems."

Oops. (And we know how concerned with equal protection problems Florida Republicans always are!)

Now, the damage is done, he added. "Now, you'll have military personnel who might not think they have to request a ballot who won't get it. And we've got senior voters who have health concerns or just don't want to go out. They might not know the law has changed, and they might not get a ballot, because they're not engaged."

Did we mention Ron DeSantis is hellbent on signing this bill? Unless something suddenly changes, he is hellbent on signing this bill. Amy Gardner, the journalist who authored this report, said on Maddow last night that Ron DeSantis is hellbent on signing this bill.

Oh well. Guess we'll just have to see how this all shakes out.

Or maybe the Senate could just pass the For the People Act and we could try letting everybody in America have their votes counted. That would be fine too.

[ Washington Post ]





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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago
We have an amusing update for you on the story   Wonkette told you    of the new Florida voter suppression bill Wonkette told you about the other day. In its effort to out-Georgia Georgia, to really Florida Man up the voting process, Florida passed a bill that was very, very tough on mail-in voting, we guess because Donald Trump says mail-in voting is bad, even though that's how he and his wife vote. It also changes the rules to make people request absentee ballots every two years, instead of every four years, which could make things extra fun for Florida voters who might not be aware the rules have changed.

Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis is      hellbent       on signing this bill.

Ready for the punchline? We hope you're sitting in your laughing chair, because the    Washington Post     reported yesterday    that Florida Republicans have realized that in their efforts to keep Black people and other likely Democrats from voting, they accidentally have passed a bill that might suppress the hell out of    their    voters.

DERP.

The    Post    tells the story of Florida Republicans' long and loving relationship with absentee ballots, going back to the time they surprisingly delivered the 1988 Senate race to the Republicans. It was one of those situations Trump    whined about incessantly    last year, where everybody went to bed and it looked like one candidate was winning, but then late at night came the DUMPS — the mail-in ballot DUMPS — and by morning the other candidate had won! In this case, the DUMPS redounded to the benefit of the Republican, Connie Mack.

The    Post    notes that in Florida, this is    kiiiiiinda    how Republicans often win! They    love    it! They've spent    soooooooo much money    winning elections with mail-in voting! Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats didn't even vote by mail that much in Florida!

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

bwah ha ha ha, they really are that fucking stupid ...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 weeks ago

The land of methheads and mullets and morons.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

it'll be hilarious when all the blue-haired fascist relics start dropping in those long polling lines.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

But Donald Trump says mail-in voting is bad and Donald Trump is the boss and also their Lord and savior, so...

Fast forward to now.

"Donald Trump attempted to ruin a perfectly safe and trusted method of voting," said one longtime Republican consultant in the state who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer a candid assessment.

"The main law that we pass when we pass election bills in Florida is the law of unintended consequences," he said.

You hate to see it.

"It was comical to watch Trump light on fire 20 years of Republican work and tens of millions of Republican investment — literally lighting a match to it," [Florida Democratic consultant Steve] Schale said. "Every time he sent a tweet out, I'd get a text from a Republican operative here in Florida with an eye-roll emoji."

LOL.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
PhD Guide
2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 weeks ago
But Donald Trump says mail-in voting is bad

This from the ahole who votes by mail.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

It's not that Florida Republicans are so dumb that none of them actually saw this coming. The   Post   reports that when some of them realized that they were shooting off their own dicks to spite somebody else's face, they frantically tried to fix their bill to carve out exceptions for the kinds of (white) voters they like. They didn't want old people and military people to get fucked by their voter suppression bill, after all. And Florida has   a lot   of olds and militaries!

They tried, but were denied:

One former state party official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations said some Republicans briefly discussed whether lawmakers could exempt those two groups from the provision requiring voters to request mail ballots every election cycle. "Key lawmakers said, 'You can't do that,' " the former official said. "It would raise equal protection problems."

Oops. (And we know how concerned with equal protection problems Florida Republicans always are!)

Now, the damage is done, he added. "Now, you'll have military personnel who might not think they have to request a ballot who won't get it. And we've got senior voters who have health concerns or just don't want to go out. They might not know the law has changed, and they might not get a ballot, because they're not engaged."
 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @3    2 weeks ago

Aren't Republicans the ones who claim that all military are republicans? So now they are chopping off their dicks if they are going to suppress the military vote.

Dumb asses. Or as Kavika would call them... moosh noosh

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

So they grown their morons pretty big in Floriduh also.

DeSantis, what an idiot!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

what specifically in the law suppresses voters?

Is this going to be like the GA law that everyone claimed was suppressive, but couldn't say how?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
6  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

if this bill hurts the GOP so badly, why are Democrats upset?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

wonkette is extreme left according to mbfc, and rated poorly for factual reporting.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

Some states only voted by mail in ballots PRIOR TO CO-VID and a lot of those mail in voters were republicans.

The republicans are such fucking morons that they're making it harder for their desired 'base' to vote.  

IDIOTS!

By trying to keep the brown folks from voting they're making it harder for whitey!  LOL

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Masters Guide
8.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @8    2 weeks ago
By trying to keep the brown folks from voting they're making it harder for whitey!  LOL

What parts of the bill make it harder for "brown folks" (as you call them) to vote?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Greg Jones @8.1    2 weeks ago
What parts of the bill make it harder for "brown folks" (as you call them) to vote?

Absolutely no part-it's just the far leftwing loon talking points repeated ad nauseum.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Masters Guide
9  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

How does the Florida bill make it "harder" to vote? How does the Georgia bill make it harder to vote?

Articles like this are just packs of lies.

 
 
 
321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu
Sophomore Principal
10  321steve - realistically thinkin or Duu     2 weeks ago

Florida Republicans have realized that in their efforts to keep Black people and other likely Democrats from voting, they accidentally have passed a bill that might suppress the hell out of   their   voters.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

DUUU

Many retired people vote by mail. Including of course many many retired republicans. 

I guess "Watch what you ask for" is in order here. 

  

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
11  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

They should protest by never ever voting again!  That will own those libs.

 
 
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