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America Needs to Talk about Voter Suppression - Market Mad House
First, we must ask why no Republican leaders are condemning voter suppression and demanding the party stop the practice. Second, we must ask why “moderate” Republicans; like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and supposedly “principled conservatives” like U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and the Bush Brothers, are silent about the issue. Third, we must ask why white Democratic leaders have been silent about voter suppression. Why have people like Hillary Clinton, her husband Bill, former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-California), and others been silent? Fourth, we must ask if racism is motivating political leaders on both sides of the aisle. Are both “conservative Republicans” and “progressive Democrats” afraid of people of color voting? Fifth, we must ask why African American leaders like former President Barrack Obama (D-Illinois), Oprah, and former Attorney General Eric Halder have been silent about voter suppression. Why are these supposed champions of civil rights afraid to defend such a fundamental right? Finally, we must ask why the big national media ignored voter suppression for so long. Evidence of widespread voter suppression in Wisconsin surfaced immediately after the 2016 election, yet the “investigative journalists” from the national media were missing in action. For instance, outlets like CBS, CNN, and Fox refuse to run more than a handful of stories on voter suppression. Considering all the print and airtime devoted to the questionable Russia investigation, the motivations of the media leaders are suspect. Are decisions in New York’s editorial offices and executive suites motivated by racism? Is the white media establishment in New York in favor of voter suppression?