Another Commission? “Ben” There, Done That (Limerick)

I generally liked Obama’s SOTU speech. But his voting rights commission plan is unadulterated crapola. How do you give the illusion of dealing with a problem, while doing nothing at all? Appoint a commission.

Obama’s decision to create a voter suppression commission would be bad enough. But he added insult to injury by naming Mitt Romney campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg to his two-person panel. The very same Ben Ginsberg who helped lead the 2000 recount effort for George W. Bush — an attorney who considers voter suppression a feature, not a bug.

Another Commission? “Ben” There, Done That (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Since voter suppression’s the mission
Of Republicans, voter attrition
Will keep getting worse.
A commission’s a curse.
We need action with great expedition.

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3 Responses to “Another Commission? “Ben” There, Done That (Limerick)”

  1. Hansi says:

    Voter suppression is a shame! How can we espouse democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?

  2. Bill Berger says:

    It simply shows why Republicans are pushing for voter suppression. Their past and present platform of running this country is not supported by the majority of Americans that have paid attention to what has happened the last 30 years.
    The only way to win is to make it harder for people to vote who don’t support you.

  3. madkane says:

    You’re right, Bill. And the answer, Hansi, is hypocrisy. :)