Holder's mission: Inflame racial passions with Jim Crow rhetoric & forget unemployment rate > 14%

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    Jul 11, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    It's clear the Obama campaign worries about lower turnout with an unemployment rate among blacks over 14%. The strategy: energize the base with inflammatory racial rhetoric. The method: use hacks like Holder.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304022004577519202610207274.html

    Holder's Jim Crow Politics - The AG says Voter ID laws are 'poll taxes.'

    Some of our liberal friends were a tad upset when we wrote last month that Attorney General Eric Holder was using the voter ID issue to stir up racial incitement. But maybe they should complain to Mr. Holder, who can't seem to liberate himself from a Jim Crow-era political mindset.

    Speaking to the NAACP in Houston on Tuesday, Mr. Holder assailed the Texas law that requires voters to show some identification, using terms redolent of Deep South racism before the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. "Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them—and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them," he said. "We call those poll taxes."

    The nation's first black Attorney General knows exactly what he is doing by citing the fee that some Southern states used after Reconstruction to disenfranchise blacks. Poll taxes were made illegal by the 24th Amendment in 1964. Yet faced with the prospect of a close re-election battle, and fading support from independents, Team Obama is trying to rekindle its 2008 coalition by using the race card to drive up black voter turnout. Texas and Florida, both with GOP Governors, are the election-year foil.

    Mr. Holder knows his charge is buncombe. The Texas law stipulates that voters can use several kinds of ID to vote, including a driver's license, passport, a U.S. military ID and (this being Texas) a handgun permit. As for the "poll tax" canard, the law says the Texas Department of Public Safety will issue a free Election Identification Card if requested.

    The AG knows all this, or should know it, because it is contained in a January 12 letter from the Texas Director of Elections to the Justice Department. He also knows, or should know before he throws around racially incendiary language, that the poll tax charge was raised and rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court when it upheld a similar Indiana voter ID law in 2009. The charge was also rejected by a lower federal court in Georgia.

    Mr. Holder's wallowing in a Jim Crow metaphor to score political points is a discredit to his department, to the rule of law, and to the nonracist country that 45 years after the Voting Rights Act made him its chief law enforcement officer.

    A version of this article appeared July 11, 2012, on page A12 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Holder's Jim Crow Politics.
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    Jul 11, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    you keep trying it and keep failing.

    never have i encountered someone so hypocritical and pressed as you!

    i am genuinely worried about your mental state right now.

    whats it like being so delusional? just wondering.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 11, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    Hmmmmmmmmm .......

    Let's take a LOOK at a strange phenomenon here in the United States
    All across this Great Land where there are republican governors
    there seems to be a need for Voter ID laws
    Voter ID laws to stop Voter abuses THAT DON'T EXIST
    But They only occur where there are republican governors
    and they all SUDDENLY went into effect this year when there is a Presidential election

    IMAGINE THAT ....... What a very usual set of circumstances doncha think SoCal?

    LOL ..... Try spendin your Sh*t somewhere else SoCal
    We thinkin people don't have the time to listen
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    Jul 11, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    GQjock saidHmmmmmmmmm .......

    Let's take a LOOK at a strange phenomenon here in the United States
    All across this Great Land where there are republican governors
    there seems to be a need for Voter ID laws
    Voter ID laws to stop Voter abuses THAT DON'T EXIST
    But They only occur where there are republican governors
    and they all SUDDENLY went into effect this year when there is a Presidential election

    IMAGINE THAT ....... What a very usual set of circumstances doncha think SoCal?

    LOL ..... Try spendin your Sh*t somewhere else SoCal
    We thinkin people don't have the time to listen




    You got this right GQjock, and the hell of it is with this SoCal, is that he is totally unembarassable when the hypocritical spins he puts on political issues are pointed out, no matter how many facts are brought out to show him wrong. Nothing can penetrate his partisanship, no facts, no proof, nothing gets through with him and his ilk.

    Such are a very huge block of Christian Fundi, TBagger Republicans who would vote against their own interests even if the 'devil himself' ran on the republican ticket.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 12, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    A) Low voter turnout always helps the Republican candidates. That's why the Republicans are illegally purging as many registered Democrats as possible from the voter rolls.

    B) More often than not, poor people tend to vote for Democrats. If poor people are forced to purchase a photo ID in order to vote, they'll probably buy food and pay the rent, instead of purchasing the voter ID.

    C) Why is it that ONLY Republicans are pushing this voter ID scam ?
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    Jul 12, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Webster666 saidA) Low voter turnout always helps the Republican candidates. That's why the Republicans are illegally purging as many registered Democrats as possible from the voter rolls.

    B) More often than not, poor people tend to vote for Democrats. If poor people are forced to purchase a photo ID in order to vote, they'll probably buy food and pay the rent, instead of purchasing the voter ID.

    C) Why is it that ONLY Republicans are pushing this voter ID scam ?

    In a number of states that require a voter ID it is free.

    Republicans and many moderates seek voter ID to prevent the voter registration fraud that most always favor Democrats.





    SoCal, do you even read the bullshit you post ? Your like a record player with its needle stuck on the republican propaganda groove.

    Surely you must make up some of this shit, Its been proven over and over again that voter fraud is not now and has not been in the past, a major problem. Its a republican made problem for the purpose of cutting off as many Democratic votes as possible. and as Webster wrote above, these efforts seem to be taking place primarily where Repub Governors exist.

    Did you read his statments ? They are factual and they come from proven research. I've read it several times, how have you missed these points?
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    Jul 12, 2012 11:44 AM GMT
    Yep, so long as any minority group votes as a block for xyz party, that party will undervalue them. Which in a way is ironic especially in this case given how bad this "recovery" has been to them. A graphic Greg Mankiw originally posted - it's a bit stunning how bad it's been and yet still the blame somehow is being foisted on Republicans even when Democrats themselves 4 years ago said that they would do things differently that would bring on employment growth:

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