Taking a break from treatment for his short term memory loss on all things related to gun smuggling, Attorney General Eric Holder took the opportunity to deliver some red meat to what is becoming a shrinking group of Obama supporters about the evils of asking for a photo ID prior to voting.
As with everything else associated with this administration it is all about racism.
“Each of these lawsuits claims that we’ve attained a new era of electoral equality, that America in 2012 has moved beyond the challenges of 1965 … ,” Holder told hundreds who gathered outside the domed Capitol. “I wish that were the case. But the reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common.”
Actually, Mr. Holder, the country has moved on from the 60’s; only the far left progressive liberals in the Democrat party are stuck in the 60’s. Whether it is recycling chants from the heyday of their anti-war protests, often using the same public figures who are now showing their age, or laying prostate before the altar of the climate change church of Al Gore, the song remains the same. I wonder if Mr. Holder’s definition of “overt discrimination” includes members of the New Black Panther Party standing outside of polling places with batons, dressed like some sort of paramilitary mercenary?
I have long railed against the Voters Rights Act, which is the last vestige of post Civil War retribution aimed at the southern states. The whole thing needs to end and be relegated to the dustbin of legislative history. It is the reason redistricting is more akin to giving birth then it is any sort of political process. If you live in a state which must abide by that particular bit of legislation, then you know the combination of Twister® and yoga that takes place every time the issue comes up.
Notice, too, how the tone of the arguments has now gone from there is no such thing as voter fraud to “hey it happens but it isn’t a big enough problem to be worried about.”
Don’t you worry your little head about it America, now go back to sleep.
Supporters of the new laws say they’re needed to protect against voter fraud. Several studies and investigations – including a five-year probe by President George W. Bush’s Justice Department – indicate that voter fraud in the United States is negligible, however.
See, that evil President Bush said there was no problem. Funny how they always go back to President Bush. It’s almost like their man has no record to speak of.