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$1,000 a plate to hear lawmaker “obfuscate”?

Sorry I didn’t do a better job of making that headline rhyme — maybe you have a suggestion.

Here are the amazing/amusing facts that gave rise to it:

House Majority Leader Rep. Paul Stam is holding a fundraiser and the subject is voter suppression (aka mandatory voter photo I.D.). Now guess who the featured speaker is?

Why none other that the chair of the House committee that has presided over various efforts to limit voter turnout amongst groups of people disfavored by the far right, Rep. David Lewis.

If the name isn’t ringing any bells, Lewis is the same person Stam referred to in the now infamous, acidentally-recorded House Republican caucus from last year as someone who can “obfuscate more than anybody I know.”

Sounds like a pretty typical Stam event.

 

 

5 Comments

  1. jlp75

    February 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    $1000 a plate, ladened with hate

  2. Frances Jenkins

    February 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    To be really honest, there are different prices to attend this event. This is just yellow journalism at its best.

  3. jlp75

    February 20, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Well if it were the last meal on the planet, I would opt for starvation.

  4. david esmay

    February 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    The Republican’s champion prevaricator displaying his abilities, why that’s priceless.

  5. Joyce McCloy

    February 21, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I emailed Rep Lewis last year about the photo ID bill. The Greensboro News and Record published an excerpt of the email exchange on April 19, 2011. It is still pertinent today. Basically all the photo ID law does is make it harder for poor people to vote, and doesn’t prevent “voter fraud”.
    Snip:
    Is that ID on the up and up?
    ….
    The bill does not address the issue of “fake” IDs, specify a verification process by the election official, or require other agencies to share databases for verification of IDs. So Ms. McCloy is correct that the bill does not include a system or funding for verification of the IDs,
    and as a result the remaining questions (computer system for ID verification, electronic pollbooks , cost of such a system, security, etc.) are not addressed in the bill.
    ….
    Obviously the verification process is going to be highly subjective and predicated on the suspicion that you’re not entitled to vote unless you can prove otherwise.
    http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/116116