Are you registered to vote? Are you actually a legal resident entitled to vote? Let’s just take everybody’s word for it. Right? The über-liberal New York Times believes so. From the opinion piece:

Despite decades of progress, this year’s Republican-backed wave of voting restrictions has demonstrated that the fundamental right to vote is still subject to partisan manipulation. The most common new requirement, that citizens obtain and display unexpired government-issued photo identification before entering the voting booth, was advanced in 35 states and passed by Republican legislatures in Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri and nine other states — despite the fact that as many as 25 percent of African-Americans lack acceptable identification.

Really? 25% of adult Blacks can’t cash a check because they don’t have a photo i.d.? They can’t drive a car because they don’t have a driver’s license? They can’t board an airplane because . . . well, you get the idea.

Apparently, this writer thinks (since he doesn’t complain about it) that all the regular occurrences in an average life, whether buying or registering an automobile or checking into a hotel or buying booze — all requiring a show of identification, are perfectly alright. But, ask a citizen, or alleged citizen to do the same when voting for the congress-critters or President is somehow beyond the pale?

Of course it is! It would cut down on voter fraud (which liberals claim doesn’t exist. ACORN, etc., notwithstanding) and because some lame-ass who can’t even produce identification is most-likely going to vote Democrat.

And, let’s face it; preventing a crime (such as voter fraud) is definitely racist. It must be since that is what liberals are actually saying. If that is the liberal claim, then, they are admitting and actually qualifying the — to my mind, phony — theory that Blacks are criminally prone. If I were Black, I’d resent that a whole lot.