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Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:00 pm
ID fraud, really?
To The Editor:
Yikes. One of your alert and wily readers, in her letter to the editor on Aug. 1 has caught on to those of us who are 65 and over and our ability to influence election outcomes.
It’s absentee voting by senior citizens. Whoa Nellie. Forget about any illegal alien groups without picture IDs. Yes Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” The “us” is the granny gang, and she is concerned with the fact that we aren’t required to have a government issued photo I.D. (I’m 72 and still have one by the way).
What is the letter writer’s solution? She has called for a legislative investigation into the voter fraud “most likely to occur,” also known as absentee voting. Yes, yes, go for it, you legislators. The “purity” of the election system must not be threatened by this blight. Call Mayor Rahm in Chicago for advice.
Just think, after all these years of successful election manipulation, we old folks have been had ... caught red-handed. I’ve sent out a nationwide alert to all the underground members of “The Senior Citizen Committee to Elect Bodacious Conservatives through Absentee Voter Fraud” and told them we must disband before our subversive activities land us all in the hoosegow and our Social Security benefits are returned to Washington to expand spending and gain more control over our lives.
We “Silver Hairs” had a great thing going but it’s over. I guess we go back to shuffleboard, dominos and crosswords until we can get us another gig going. Don’t despair, though, I’m on the cutting edge of something new and it doesn’t require same-sex couples to march, demonstrate and kiss in front of Chick-fil-A. Stay tuned.
Richard M. Smith
Published in The Messenger 8.8.12
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