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VIDEO-- Pa. GOP Chairman: "Photo ID helped a bit" in suppressing votes for Obama

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Back in July 2012, Wisconsin GOP Senator Glenn Grothman said that Voter I.D. laws would help Mitt Romney in a close race.

Romney lost. But Grothman wasn't the only one who said that out loud. Remember this? Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R), June 2012:

It is now July 17, 2013, and Think Progress has video of Pennsylvania’s GOP Chairman Rob Gleason telling Pennsylvania Cable Network earlier this week, the party “cut Obama by 5 percent” in 2012 and “probably Voter ID had helped a bit in that.”

Despite what Republican-run states have been trying to do to disenfranchise voters, there is virtually no voter fraud in America, and the laws target mainly Democratic voters. I've written about this over and over again.

But now that the Voting Rights Act has been gutted, there is an even more concerted GOP effort to suppress the vote, and all those "reinvented, reachy-outy" Republicans can't wait to "help a bit."

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WI GOP Senator thinks Kwanzaa is a fake, fraudulent observance that “almost no black people today care about." (VIDEO ADDED)

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Kwanzaa has been around since 1966, is celebrated by 18 million African-Americans every year, and is a non-religious holiday that runs from Dec. 29 to Jan. 1. It is not intended to replace Christmas, It was created by a Black Studies professor to honor the values of ancient African cultures via seven different principles that are believed to have been key to building strong, productive families and communities in Africa.

WI GOP Senator Glenn Grothman, head of the state Republican party, the guy who thought Voter I.D. would help Mitt Romney in a close race, who believes nonmarital parenthood is a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect, who angered one of our readers here, and who has unabashedly insulted Wisconsin voters, has revived our abhorrence of him once again.

How? And how are these two things related?

Via the Cap Times:

Sen. Glenn Grothman’s denounced the holiday in a press release Friday,  calling the African-American cultural observance fake, fraudulent and one that “almost no black people today care about … just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people’s throats in an effort to divide America.” [...]

[T]his is the second time [Wisconsin Governor Scott] Walker has been called on by state Democratic leaders to denounce what are arguably over-the-top comments by fellow members of the GOP.

Grothman also warned parents to “be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren (that Kwanzaa) is a real holiday.” He claimed that “irresponsible” public schools "try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians.”

If all that doesn't help improve the GOP's relationship with African Americans, nothing will.

Your move, Scott Walker.

UPDATE, with a big h/t to whose post you should read here:

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AUDIO: WI GOP Senator Glenn Grothman: Voter I.D. would help Mitt Romney in a close race

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Remember Wisconsin Senator Glenn Grothman? He's the piece of excrement who angered one of our readers here, and unabashedly insulted Wisconsin voters:

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He also thinks that nonmarital parenthood is a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.

Know what else he thinks? That Voter ID will help Willard M. Romney "in a close race":

In an interview with ThinkProgress on Sunday, the number-two Republican senator argued that voter ID could be a boon for Republicans’ electoral prospects if the controversial law, which was recently blocked in state court, is reinstated in time for the November election.

I guess he didn't see that legal document in which Pennsylvania stipulates that there’s no in-person voter fraud.

He's not the first one to pop out with something like that. I give you Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R), who also apparently notice that there is no in-person voter fraud in his state:

As I've said over and over again, there is virtually no voter fraud in America, and the laws target mainly Democratic voters. Attempts by Republican-run states to suppress the vote is getting so bad that it has even become a story arc in the comic strip Doonesbury.

Approximately 300,000 Wisconsinites lack a government-issued photo ID, enough to make a difference on election day.

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WI GOP senator writes bill claiming single parenthood "a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”

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Remember Wisconsin Senator Glenn Grothman? This is the same Grothman who angered one of our readers here, and will anger you here at TPC as you continue to read:

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Now this piece of excrement has written a controversial bill aimed at single parents. He thinks that kids who are raised by "a" mom or dad will most likely be auto-abused.

RH Reality Check, specifically Michael Hayne, nails it:

Indiana Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), a Republican in Wisconsin’s state senate, thinks that children from single parents are probably victims of child abuse. In his world, a deadbeat dad (Joe Walsh, anyone?) is an American hero whereas the single mom is a disordered, unstable Harlot and should probably be raped by a state doctor. [...]

A portion of the bill reads as follows:

“In promoting those campaigns and materials, the [Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board] shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglectHe thinks that kids who are raised by "a" mom or dad will most likely be auto-abused..”

Where to start? First, does GrossGrothman realize how many single parents there are in Wisconsin? Hayne's post reveals that it's a whopping  32 percent

What if one parent dies, Glenny? Does that automatically turn the survivor into a child abuser?

And exactly how do single parents make the sudden conversion to neglectful sloths who stop caring and start endangering their kids?

Forget it. The white hot stupid is not worth any more of my time.

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H/t: @42bkdodgr

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