It was widely reported back in June that the producers of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” deliberately used a gruesome image of former president George W. Bush’s head impaled on a stake during the drama’s season one finale. The backlash was so great that DVD shipments were halted, digital copies were edited, and an apology was issued via press release.
Now the author of the books, George R.R. Martin has shown his true colors, blaming conservatives in swing states for what he called “voter suppression”.
In a recent blog post titled “Show Us Your Papers”, the avowed Democrat from New Jersey who thinks Obama is “the most intelligent president we’ve had since Jimmy Carter,” (really) launched a diatribe that accused Republicans of disenfranchising large groups of minority voters in an attempt to steal the election by trying to impose voter ID laws.
“I am way too busy these days for long political rants,” he wrote. “But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their ‘Teabagger’ allies control key seats of power.”
The Huffington Post couldn’t resist picking up the story, partly because of the steady stream of comments that were “overwhelmingly in agreement with Martin’s words.” It was also just the excuse HuffPo needed to reiterate the so-called legitimacy of the study that somehow proved the scarcity of voter fraud, further “undermining the rationale behind voter ID laws.”
Martin is one of many liberals who have tried to demonize the legislation by referring to it as a new kind of poll tax, but voter fraud is still a legitimate concern according to a recent Judicial Watch report.