After three solid years of increasing right-wing radicalization, this is where we are. In an article titled, “Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American,” the kicker:
Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country.
Salon‘s response says what needs to be said. Commentary from such an intellectual backwater as The American Thinker wouldn’t deserve a spotlight, but for the boldness of this particular attack on the basic democratic premise of universal suffrage. Note too the comment thread, which devolves into idyllic reminiscences about the days when only landed property-owners could vote. Those were the good-old-days, of course — when men were men (unless they were chattel property).
What can one do against such reckless hate?