Esser on Voter Suppression

It seems like Washington state GOP chair Luke Esser and his friends are still plugging away trying to get “as close as we can to 100 percent” of the votes counted in Saturday’s caucus. But it seems like Esser isn’t much of a voting rights man. The folks at the Horsesass Blog dug up some of Esser’s columns from his college newspaper. Here’s one choice passage on the topic of people’s right to vote …

Like any sport worth its salt, in politics you have adversaries, opponents, enemies. Our enemies are loudmouth leftists and shiftless deadbeats. To win the election, we have to keep as many of these people away from the polls as possible.

Now your average leftist loudmouth is a committed individual and can almost never be persuaded to ignore his constitutional rights. The deadbeats, however, are a different matter entirely. Years of interminable welfare checks and free government services have made these modern-day sloths even more lazy. They will vote on election day, if it isn’t much of a bother. But even the slightest inconvenience can keep them from the polling place.

Many of the most successful anti-deadbeat voter techniques (poll taxes, sound beatings, etc.) that conservatives have used in the past have been outlawed by busybody judges.

The only means of persuasion left available to us are Acts of God, who we know is exclusively on our side. I’m talking about seriously inclement weather. I want Biblical floods and pestilence. I will settle for rain, sweet rain. The deadbeats won’t even go out in the rain for their welfare checks (they send one of their social workers to pick it up). There’s no way they’ll vote if it’s raining.

Sort of puts the Washington state GOP’s obsession with ‘vote fraud’ in a helpful new light.

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