GOP says 'lazy people' shouldn't vote

Mike Papantonio, Attorney / Host, Ring of Fire Radio joins Thom Hartmann. I've said it on this show several times - the only way Mitt Romney can win the White House is by lying. But even that might not be enough anymore - especially after he was caught candidly telling the truth about what he really thinks about half the nation. So now - the only way Mitt Romney can genuinely win - is by kicking enough Democrats off the voting rolls before November. And Republican state lawmakers like Daryl Metcalfe in Pennsylvania are working overtime to do just that with Voter Suppression ID laws. As are Republican state lawmakers in the battleground state of Ohio - like Secretary of State Jon Husted - who is hoping to win a legal battle and cut off early voting for Ohioans this election since he knows it's minority, Democratic voters who often rely on early voting the most. As are Republicans in the battleground state of Florida - like Governor Rick Scott who's still pushing ahead with an illegal voter purge targeting voters who don't have white, anglo-saxon names. Governor Scott has also managed to cut down early voting hours - and make it a lot harder for independent organizations to register new voters. If you think these efforts to restrict democracy in very important, battleground states aren't going to have an impact on this election - then you're flat out wrong. The right-wing war on voting rights is one of the most important issues facing the nation - with just weeks to go ...