Suppress the Voters, Get Busted for DUI
Some people see pink elephants when they’re drunk. When Rep. Robert Mecklenburg (R—Two-Faced Redneck) drinks too much, he sees: Voter Fraud! “They’re everywhere! Illegal immigrants, ex-convicts, poor people, Negroes, and they’re all trying to VOTE. Stop Them!!!”
Mecklenburg was the sponsor of an Ohio voter suppression law. Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida and a few other states have been marching in lockstep to pass laws making it more difficult to vote. Hey, if you can show twelve pieces of ID with your picture, along with official receipts for your mortgage payments and yacht club dues, then you’re probably not some swarthy comminist librul looking for a handout, so we’ll let you vote.
Mecklenburg was arrested last April on a DUI charge. He failed three sobriety tests, refused to take a breathalyzer test and was arrested. And he was in the company of a 26-year-old woman who had “personal connections” to a nearby strip club.
Ah, family values.
A local Democratic leader said:
“Given that he likely is not in possession of his own drivers license (it should have been confiscated and suspended in accordance with Indiana DUI law and procedure), perhaps he will opt to arrest his drive to repress voting rights.”