Messing with a Texas Legend
The new voter Texas voter ID law is clearly aimed at Democratic voters. How do I know that?It’s latest victim is one of the greatest living Texans who just happens to be a Democratic icon:
Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright (D-TX) was denied a voter ID card thanks to Texas’s strict voter ID law.
“Nobody was ugly to us, but they insisted that they wouldn’t give me an ID,” 90-year-old Wright said according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.
Wright said he previously realized earlier in the week that the
identification he had to vote, a Texas Christian University faculty ID
and a Texas driver’s license that expired in 2010, did not meet the
criteria of the new voter ID law.
When Wright and his assistant went to the Texas Department of Public
Safety office to try and get a new ID card, officials said that he
indeed did not have the right identification. Wright told the Texas
newspaper he plans to return on Monday with his birth certificate which
officials said will be sufficient to get a voter ID card.
“I earnestly hope these unduly stringent requirements on voters won’t
dramatically reduce the number of people who vote,” Wright said.
If Texas Gopers had any shame they’d be embarrassed by this, but Wright is just another elderly librul as far as they’re concerned. Wright was one of the most effective Speakers in US history but was run out of office in 1989 over trumped up and totally flimsy ethics charges cooked up by Newt Gingrich. If you’ve never read John Barry’s book about Wright’s speakership, The Ambition and the Power, check it out. Barry was a reportorial fly on the wall when Wright was Speaker and his book is one of the best accounts ever of how the House actually works.