Cigarettes for signatures

Monday, November 21, 2011
My kingdom for a cigarette (image via Powerline)
Concerned about possible election fraud many Republican controlled States are tightening voting procedures, requiring picture IDs at the pools, reducing early voting periods and other measures. Democrats portray these efforts as nothing more than voter suppression efforts aimed at their constituents. 

In fact, Debbie Wafflehead Schultz, the current Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, along with calling the new Republican laws "poll taxes and literacy tests" has said the following (which she since retracted) about them:
[I]f you go back to the year 2000, when we had an obvious disaster and - and saw that our voting process needed refinement, and we did that in the America Votes Act and made sure that we could iron out those kinks, now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally - and very transparently - block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it's nothing short of that blatant. (emphasis added)

Hand in hand with that sort of purple prose the Democrats also claim that the Republican laws address a problem that barely exists. That is, they claim there is actually very little to no voter fraud.

Bear that in mind as you view the above picture. It is a still from a video in the Powerline post Cigarettes for illegal signatures in Milwaukee. In the video you see a number of adults, at an Occupy Milwaukee event, instruction two underage children how to sign a Recall Walker petition and then giving the kids cigarettes for their efforts.

Progressives love their iconic pictures that sum up a problem with a single image. The above image does just that -- feel free to grab it and post it far and wide. Then any time a progressive babbles about Jim Crow laws and a problem that doesn't exist just point to it and be entertained as they hem and haw.

By the way, the fellow below, with the Recall Walker bling hanging around his neck, appears to be the person soliciting the signatures. If you know who he is you might want to give the local FBI a call, they might want to talk to him.

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