I, for one, welcome a good, solid conservative argument in the political sphere. No one should be silenced, particularly if the best statement of their true priorities that we can get is Republicans accidentally blurting out truths which we all dismiss too readily as gaffes, or obfuscated under tired talking points and misdirection.
There are three excellent examples of this just from this week, and it’s only Thursday.
“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” (applause)
Unconscious revelation of the actual motivation behind voter-ID legislation and its engineered panic over voter fraud? Done! The honesty didn’t last long, as Turzai’s spokesman defended him by citing precisely one example of voter fraud, the “Joe Cheeseboro” incident.
I’m not going to pretend that this is the first time we’ve been able to peek behind the curtain on this issue, and see Republican wizardry for what it is. But to understand how hilarious and alarming it is that a prominent state politician would just admit the political ends to his party’s legislative means, we have to understand how Pennsylvania’s voter-ID legislation would specifically help Romney.