On March 26, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to debate the dire scourge of “woke” school college students voting. This earned a stern rebuke from Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988-1992.
We’ll get to that in a second, however first, this fucking fopdoodle:
WATSON: “One factor that has slipped by, some people actually haven’t seen, there’s an govt order that got here out about two and a half weeks in the past coping with voter registration, principally using all of the federal businesses, universities, and faculties to register as many people as they will by way of this computerized voter registration. So you concentrate on on the coast, we now have a hurricane, FEMA is available in, we get FEMA assist. On that FEMA utility now’s going to be an space for voter registration, an computerized voter registration, except you decide out. So take into consideration all these woke school college college students now who will robotically be registered to vote whether or not they wished to or not. Once more, in the event that they didn’t know to choose out they’re going to be robotically registered to vote, after which they obtain this mail-in poll that they didn’t even most likely know was coming as a result of they didn’t know they have been registered to vote. You get an uninformed citizen who might not be ready and able to vote. It robotically will get compelled on them. ‘Hey, go make a alternative.’”
Dude! There’s a historical past right here, and it doesn’t precisely make Mississippi look good, so Republicans ought to tread fastidiously. As Mabus notes within the above tweet response, this smacks of literacy checks and different vote-suppression measures which have historically been used to make sure that solely the
white “proper” individuals vote.
Additionally, the concept Republican voters are finding out the “points” is patently absurd, except believing Donald Trump was despatched by God to close down that chain of child’s blood-themed Jamba Juices Hillary Clinton was planning to open within the D.C. metropolitan space in some way counts as an “situation.”
It’s fairly easy. Joe Biden and the Democrats need as many individuals as potential to vote, on the idea that an engaged citizens is an efficient factor. Republicans clearly worry voter participation, as a result of they know they’d have to alter their tune—and their pro-plutocrat insurance policies—if “woke” individuals began collaborating in overwhelming numbers.
Democrats need to increase voting entry and Biden’s govt order directs the top of every federal company to submit inside 200 days a plan that outlines how they will promote voter registration and participation.
This would come with growing on-line and social media data campaigns, in addition to distributing voter registration and vote-by-mail poll purposes.
The administration’s push comes as legislatures throughout the nation transfer to extend voting restrictions.
Hey, I get it: Watson doesn’t need “uninformed” residents voting. I hate to interrupt it to him, however that’s most of us. However I’m all for informing them. Perhaps we may funnel a few of that F-35 cash into, you recognize, edumacation. A great, complete, nationwide civics program could be an awesome begin.
Perhaps we should always have a nationwide referendum on this. The Trumpies can keep dwelling if they need, as a result of that’s their constitutionally protected proper.
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