Electoral Nervosa

Democrats lack self esteem. From a psychological point of view, it makes sense for them to lack it, as low self-esteem is the characteristic they seem most eager to see in others.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, have plans to ram through legislation that will produce universal voter registration. No matter what they claim, the rule changes will make it possible for illegal aliens to register to vote and for others to register multiple times.
If Democrats didn't suffer from this enduring personality characteristic, this Electoral Nervosa, perhaps they wouldn't feel the need to go looking to prisons and third world countries as their most likely source for new voters.
The proposal is to register everyone on every welfare list, everyone getting unemployment insurance, everyone with a driver's license, everyone who has had run-ins with the legal system, everyone owning any property - basically everyone on every list the government keeps. People will be registered to vote whether or not they want to be registered. If individuals are on any public record, they will be automatically registered.
Surely there must be some liberal positions that those other than the illegal, criminal or over educated can support? Or maybe the Democrats have it right - maybe their beliefs are so out of step with American values that the only way to fight the GOP is to fight dirty.
Obviously a lot of illegal aliens have driver's licenses, and many get other government benefits. Quite a few have rap sheets. People's names and other identification information are frequently recorded differently across these different lists, which means that one could be registered a separate time for every slight variation in how their personal information is kept on file.
The hidden camera stings last summer showing ACORN, the voter fraud division of the Democratic Party, doing the dirty business of defrauding American Taxpayers offers powerful insights into how the system works. Turn government programs into scams that funnel money to folks who vote for Democrats - and, of course, keep creating new members of the underclass to make dependent on the scams. Democrats are the drug dealers of government dependency.
The legislation is also expected to give felons the right to vote. Why Democrats insist on letting someone who has raped multiple women vote on social policy is beyond us. According to Democrats, robbers who have preyed on helpless victims - and even murderers - have the judgment to tell us how law enforcement should be run in this country.
The less educated you are, the more likely you are to vote for Democrats. And if you live in an American city, you're destined to go to the Democrats schools, and they do their best to make sure you come out uneducated. For a long time, they've actually advocated giving diplomas to young people who haven't learned anything - since you wouldn't want to damage their self-esteem.
In May 2005, Public Opinion Strategies surveyed felons who had their voting rights restored and nonfelons who voted in Washington state. Even after accounting for the voters' race, gender, education level, religious habits, employment, age and county of residence, the book Freedomnomics found that "felons were 36 percent more likely than nonfelons with the same characteristics to have voted for [John] Kerry [a Democrat] over [George W.] Bush [a Republican] and 37 percent more likely to be registered Democratic."
The more riff-raff you get to vote, the better Democrats do. It would be cheaper for us as a country to simply provide ballots to citizens of Mexico residing in Mexico, and refuse them to those here illegally. While we're at it, we can just put them on our universal health care plan if they promise not to move here.
For years, Democrats have fought against requiring photo IDs at polling places. The practice, which is simply a way to make sure voters are who they say they are, is used in about 100 other countries. Mexico, for example, has cracked down on voter fraud and is strict about requiring photo identification to vote. If Democrats have their way, it will be easier for Mexicans to vote in America than in their own country.
Why would Mexico want to risk having our illegals voting in their elections? Mexico is tired of having so many Mexicans to take care of - they'd rather have us do it, while Democrats are eager to welcome them here - it's what they call free trade!
It speaks volumes about Democratic unpopularity that they have to look to criminals and illegal aliens to try to shore up their voting base.
If you are speaking English as a second language, or went to a Democratic school, or reside in a penitentiary, then the odds are your language skills aren't so great, so Democrats might make a lot of sense to you, which must be really good for their self-esteem. NOTE: In a phone conversation with our morning show producer on WRKO early this morning, John Fund advised that the inclusion of Barney Frank in this plot is a mistake. 1-8 6:27am