As I continue to watch MSNBC ("Politics Nation" is my favorite-don’t ask) I watch the steady drum beat of pundits and Rev. Al talk about how Blacks, old people and Hispanics are disproportionately affected by the new state laws requiring photo IDS.
Now, let me say upfront, I am not one to believe this to be the huge issue that it is. Photo ID is required for all kinds of things like cashing checks, traveling, even for unconstitutional police stops.
My mother, Valerie Wynter, told me as a 10 year old to “ Never leave home without clean underwear or your ID, you never know what will happen.”
Moreover, I personally believe it is beyond irresponsible to publicly state that Black people do not carry ID and this is acceptable behavior in 2012. Never the less, if the overwhelming belief is that this is an effort to disenfranchise Blacks, youth, seniors and minority vote which is a strategy to win for Republicans, then this is a good strategy. I am not saying it is right but it is effective and remember effective is what counts, nothing else matters especially not fairness.
So I am writing this blog to call for a “Fight Fire with Fire” rally and call out. Stop marching and praying and calling into talk radio shows with your outrage, it is child’s play. Grow up and come out and play with the big boys.
This strategy is just as insidious and just as effective. The Justice Department is not going to be able to change any state laws before 2012 (they are going to take all challenges to Supreme Court and time will run out), you have to battle back with 2012 strategies.
I am asking and will be asking everyday on my talk radio show "The Ugly Truth Radio" which airs online from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday with my co-host Tommy Bottoms that all Democrats vote for Rick Santorum in the Republican Primaries. It will not harm you and you will still be able to vote for President Barack Obama in the General Election. This is not a trick. It is simply a tactic that says “I want to be taken seriously” not one that says “I am marching to Freedom land in 2012."
So on Super Tuesday vote Rick Santorum and be proactive and not reactive to slights and insults because life is not fair and neither is politics.
Winning is all that counts, not how you play the game.