Either John Cornyn is an idiot or he thinks you are

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  4 months ago  •  9 comments

By:   kerryeleveld (Daily Kos)

Either John Cornyn is an idiot or he thinks you are
It doesn't get any more dimwitted than this. Last week, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas claimed that Democrats' focus on protecting the right to vote was in response to a " manufactured crisis ."To ...

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It doesn't get any more dimwitted than this. Last week, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas claimed that Democrats' focus on protecting the right to vote was in response to a " manufactured crisis ."

To support that claim, he pointed to a   Pew Research Center poll   conducted just after the November 2020 presidential election that found more than nine in 10 voters said it was easy to vote in the election.

"More than nine-in-ten voters (94%) say that voting in the election this November was either very easy (77%) or somewhat easy (17%), while just 6% say that voting was very or somewhat difficult,"  Cornyn tweeted , quoting an excerpt from the Pew report.

Several hours later, Cornyn managed to finish his thought.

"Democrats claim there's a nationwide assault on the right to vote, but 94% of voters said voting was easy in 2020. This is a manufactured crisis designed to achieve political gain,"  tweeted Cornyn .

Seriously, how stupid does this guy think voters are? Sure, the GOP base is living in an alternate universe, but there's no need to convince them using a Pew poll. They'll soak up any old slop they're served.

Instead, the tweet seemed aimed at slightly swingier voters—an attempt to sell them on the idea that Democrats are making stuff up.

Only Pew was talking about 2020, and the GOP's nationwide assault on voting rights began in the wake of 2020, precisely because Joe Biden flipped states that hadn't gone for a Democrat in decades.

So the Pew poll of 2020 holds no relevance whatsoever to the fact that GOP-led states have since  passed a tidal wave of bills  that seek to subvert the will of the voters.

That means Cornyn is either daft, or he's grown accustomed to the idea that voters are stupid and will believe anything you tell them. That may be true of the GOP base and Trump cultists, but it isn't true for some 60% of the country.

How embarrassing.




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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 months ago

I was thinking the same thing as soon as I heard the Republicans say it was easy to vote in 2020.  We arent concerned about 2020, we are concerned about 2022 and beyond.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2  Texan1211    4 months ago

Cornyn is correct, just a bunch of Chicken Little-like screeching by Democrats, promising to protect voters from something or other undefined.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    4 months ago

Of course he's correct. Stop gaslighting 

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.1  Krishna  replied to  Sean Treacy @3    4 months ago

Ah c'mon give John a break! After all "everyone is saying" that he is an Atheistic, Devil worshipping Socialist!

/sarcasm

No wait-- that was actually Double Sarcasm...with a cherry on top!

 
 
 
Krishna
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3.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @3.1    4 months ago

Sometimes some of the comments on Social Media Sites are are so incredibly stupid that it really difficult to respond to them in a serious way 😳

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Krishna @3.1.1    4 months ago
etimes some of the comments on Social Media Sites are are so incredibly stupid that it really difficult to respond to them in a serious way

I'm glad you understand why I so rarely bother responding to you and why you constantly have to reply to yourself because no one else does. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4  Paula Bartholomew    4 months ago

The man is an idiot and so are the people who elected him.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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4.1  Ronin2  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    4 months ago

The idiot at least knows what is in the Texas voting law; which makes it a hell of a lot more lenient than Biden's home state.

“The voter law in the state of Texas is far more accommodative and provides far more hours to vote than it does in President Biden’s home state of Delaware, where he voted in the last election, where they offer exactly zero early voting days,” Abbott added. “If there’s any voter suppression taking place, the easier allegation is say that voter suppression has taken place in Delaware, not Texas.”

If president joe biden  wants to vote by mail next year in Delaware, he’ll have to provide a valid reason for why he can’t make the two-hour drive from the White House back to his polling place in Wilmington. Luckily for him, Biden’s line of work allows him to cast an absentee ballot: Being president counts as “public service” under state law. Most Delaware residents, however, won’t have such a convenient excuse. Few states have more limited voting options than Delaware, a Democratic bastion that allowed little mail balloting before the pandemic hit.

Delaware isn’t an anomaly among Democratic strongholds, and its example presents the president’s party with an uncomfortable reminder: Although Democrats like to call out Republicans for trying to suppress voting, the states they control in the Northeast make casting a ballot more difficult than anywhere else.

Connecticut has no early voting at all, and New York’s onerous rules force voters to change their registration months in advance if they want to participate in a party primary. In Rhode Island, Democrats enacted a decade ago the kind of photo-ID law that the party has labeled “racist” when drafted by Republicans; the state also requires voters to get the signatures of not one but two witnesses when casting an absentee ballot (only Alabama and North Carolina are similarly strict). According to a new analysis released this week by the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation and Research, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York rank in the bottom third of states in their access to early and mail-in balloting.

The restrictions across the Northeast are relics of the urban Democratic machines, which preferred to mobilize their voters precinct by precinct on Election Day rather than give reformers a lengthier window to rally opposition. Democrats who have won election after election in states such as New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have had little incentive to change the rules that helped them win.

Democrats need to take care of their own bastions of stupidity in regards to ease of voting. But we all know Democrats are the, "Do what we say, not what we do", party.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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4.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ronin2 @4.1    4 months ago
 idiot at least knows what is in the Texas voting law; which makes it a hell of a lot more lenient than Biden's home state.

Democrats are scared shitless about 2022. They look at the polls and see Republican now have a five point advantage in party identification (largest since a 5 point lead in 1995) and know the chickens are coming to roost after going full wingnut  left this year. Knowing their voter base isn't smart, they are laying the groundwork to question the legitimacy of the 2022 elections. The puppet masters  hyperventilate about JIm Crow and voter suppression,  knowing their base of unthinking  parrots and and their friends in the media will push the fake narrative.  So when they lose Congress, it wasn't because of their own disastrous choices, its because the election was stolen. 

As you've demonstrated, it takes two minutes of comparing state voting laws to realize just how fraudulent this argument is. 

 
 

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