Granny Warren and Deval Patrick and the rest of the Massachusetts Democratic Party have a very consistent position when it comes to compliance with the state’s laws.
If the law increases Democrat turnout, it is absolutely mandatory that it be enforced, costs be damned.
If the statute adversely impacts any Democats — say, illegal aliens — then said law should be ignored, not to mention denounced as racist and/or nativist.
This is the lesson of last week’s $276,000 mailing to the state’s 477,000 welfare recipients, including illegal aliens, exhorting them to register to vote. Granny Warren, the fake Indian Senate candidate, was the main beneficiary of the taxpayers’ involuntary in-kind contribution. Defending the indefensible, the forked-tongue Harvard professor traded in her usual favorite verb, “hammer,” for a new one, “comply.”
“This is about making sure Massachusetts is complying with the law,” she told a TV reporter. “This is about Massachusetts complying.”
Are you confused about this sudden outbreak of law ’n’ order? After all, this is a state where the attorney general has publicly opined, “Technically, it is not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.” Where Mayor Mumbles Menino has stated that grand theft auto is not a serious offense — at least not if it’s committed by an illegal alien.
Just two weeks ago, the governor vetoed a bill that would have required “proof of legal residence” to register a motor vehicle here. He wanted the statute to say merely, “proof of residence,” legality be damned. (Amazingly, the veto was overridden by his fellow Democrats.