The hypocrisy is this story is quite telling, and amusing. We have highlighted the rampant hypocrisy from the Democrats for years but this story is just so….whats the word, hilarious….seeing as it was only a few days ago the Democrats were before the Supreme Court arguing how unfair the Voter ID law was:
Nevada allies of Hillary Clinton have just sued to shut down several caucus sites inside casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, potentially disenfranchising thousands of Hispanic or black shift workers who couldn’t otherwise attend the 11:30 a.m. caucus this coming Saturday.
D. Taylor, the president of the Culinary Workers Union that represents many casino workers, notes that legal complaint was filed just two days after his union endorsed Barack Obama. He says the state teachers union, most of whose leadership backs Mrs. Clinton, realized that the Culinary union would be able to use the casino caucuses to better exercise its clout on behalf of Mr. Obama, and used a law firm with Clinton ties to file the suit.
Mr. Taylor exploded after Bill Clinton came out in favor of the lawsuit on Monday, and Hillary Clinton refused to take a stand. “This is the Clinton campaign,” he said. “They tried to disenfranchise students in Iowa. Now they’re trying to disenfranchise people here in Nevada.” He later told the Journal’s June Kronholz, “You’d think the Democratic Party elite would disavow this, but the silence has been deafening.” (Late Tuesday the Democratic National Committee quietly filed a motion supporting the Nevada party’s rules.)
What did Bubba explode about? Take a look at the video:
He’s upset that supposed the workers votes would be counted with “5 times more caucus weight”, but as the reporter notes, this is not likely.
Reporter – The rules say that the casino caucus voters will be tallied based on turnout. If there is a low turnout and a very big turnout in the rural areas of Nevada then its possible that casino voters would be more powerful vote for vote but that same rule applies in lots of states. In parceling out delegates parties routinely give more weight to voters in rural areas as a way to get candidates out to campaign in those areas. In any case the casino caucuses will nominate no more then 6% of the total number of delegates, no matter what the turnout. Not 5 times more then anyone else.
Backers of the suit also say they didn’t learn about this rule until a few days ago, but the rule had been agreed on nine months ago. Do they really think that people will buy this?
Oh, and even better then all this is the fact that Democrats at these caucas sites will REQUIRE identification from those voting!
Oh the irony.
John Fund notes the thick irony even from the Obama side:
In 1995, Barack Obama sued Illinois over its voter registration rolls on behalf of the radical group ACORN, and he now rails against Clintonista attempts to shut down Nevada caucus sites and photo ID laws. But just last September, Oprah Winfrey held a lavish fundraiser for Mr. Obama at her California estate. None of the 1,500 guests could enter until they presented a government-issued photo ID that could be compared to a guest list. When asked about this, the Obama campaign had no comment.
Either way you look at this story you have to chuckle.
Democrats: “We oppose requiring people to have ID cards to vote.”
Democrats: “We require people to have ID cards to vote.”
It seems they flip-flop positions based on which side of the issue will help them the most at any given moment.