You can almost smell the Democrat’s hypocrisy.
On Feb. 20, the Oregon House passed a bill, H.B. 2177, that would automatically register to vote anybody with a driver’s license. Every single one of the 35 yes votes came from Democrats.
On March 5, the Oregon Senate passed the bill. Every single one of the 17 yes votes came from Democrats.
On March 16, an ebullient Gov. Kate Brown, another Democrat, signed the bill with a flourish.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be signing this into law as the new governor,” Gov. Kate Brown said at the signing ceremony. “Virtually every Oregonian will be able to have their voice be heard.”
Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland, echoed that sentiment. “Today our pioneering spirit brings us to a crucial reform that will empower our citizens,” she said. “While other states take steps to limit voter participation and to disenfranchise voters, the Oregon Legislature is bucking that trend. We are leading the nation.”
Yes, indeed, the Democrats patted themselves on the back for their grand support of voter’s rights.
But I guess they’re support of voting rights has its limits.
On March 25, the Senate voted 20 to 10 to approve S.B. 927, a bill that makes it clear Metro can move ahead with construction of an Oregon Convention Center hotel with $78 million of subsidies without having to be bothered by pesky voters. Every yes vote came from a Democrat. Now it’s up to the House.
How ironic that so many of the very people Oregonians have voted for are so quick to approve legislation that would deny others the right to vote.
Smell the aroma of hypocrisy? It stinks.