Imagine! Having a Sense of Entitlement About Voting!

One of the things about being back in Georgia is that I’m more prone to notice the constant shenanigans of the GOP down here, from its eager embrace of psychotic nonsense like Agenda 21 to its endless ability to produce ideological physician-politicians like Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey and Bob Johnson.

So I was all ears at this typical scream of rage from a GOP state senator from supposedly urbane north Dekalb County at the temerity of black people to expect to vote on Sundays (per a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s Political Insider blog):

An angry state Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, is promising to end Sunday balloting in DeKalb County when state lawmakers assemble in the Capitol next January.

[Says Millar:]”Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.”

Interesting that Millar immediately wanted to shut down Sunday voting in South Dekalb instead of expanding it to North Dekalb. That tells you everything you need to know about the GOP attitude towards voting rights.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.