Of course, I’m being sarcastic when I say “popular.” In fact, the provision in Georgia’s new election law banning the distribution of food and water to people in voting lines is so unpopular and indefensible, even Lindsey Graham can’t defend it. And he defended Donald Trump for four years. I didn’t think anything could be more indefensible than that squishy wad of ape id.
So when your party’s “reform” measures are getting savaged from sea to shining sea, what do you do? Double the fuck down, yo!
Georgia: We’re going to pass a horrible, Jim Crow-inspired voter-suppression law that every decent, fair-minded American hates.
Florida: Hold my beer … unless you’re standing in line to vote, that is. Because that would be a heinous crime.
State law currently prohibits campaigning within 100 feet of polling locations, but an elections bill introduced last week, H.B. 7041, expands that zone to 150 feet and includes a prohibition on giving “any item” to voters or “interacting or attempting to interact” with voters within that zone.
State Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, a Republican from Spring Hill, said in a committee meeting last Monday that the ban would include “food or beverages.”
Okay, then. I see the GOP’s community outreach efforts are going swimmingly.
Maybe they should try inciting another Capitol riot, too, because that really made a splash. Or maybe the RNC can make Rudy Giuliani’s Deepwater Horizon head its new Twitter avatar. Or—I know!—maybe they can hitch their wagon to querulous anthropomorphic yam with the poise and charm of an acute IBS flare.
I guess this is what happens when you live inside a bubble. You start to think you can do no wrong.
Please, Republicans, keep it up. Voters were almost starting to believe you were human again.
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