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Voter ID and Voter Contempt.
It is hard to imagine a more demeaning statement about black America than labeling demands that all voters show a photo ID anti-black.
– Dennis Prager (HT: National Review)
Wow! Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations. Democrats across America have risen en masse to fight Voter ID laws. Their talking points all read in a depressingly similar fashion. The quote-zombies vary in location, gender and complexion, but if you just read their words, they all look the same to me. The Democratic Party’s argument against Voter ID is based upon voter contempt.
“Jim Crow move over, the Wisconsin Republicans have taken your place,” charged Wisconsin Democratic state senator Bob Jauch, referring to his state’s new voter-ID law.
In comparing Voter ID Laws to Jim Crow, Bob Jauch accomplishes the following auto-beclowning.
The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965. They mandated de jure racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly “separate but equal” status for black Americans. In reality, this led to treatment and accommodations that were usually inferior to those provided for white Americans, systematizing a number of economic, educational and social disadvantages.
So if I’m an E-VIL Republican Governor, and I require All residents of my state (Black, White, Hispanic, Asian and Cherokee Indian as well) to carry a photo ID in order to legally vote, I am engaging in de jure racial segregation? Mr. Logic just went “Huh? You just smoked what?”
The state of Kansas recently passed a Voter ID law that reads as follows:
•Voters would be required to provide an ID when they cast ballots starting Jan. 1, 2012. The ID could include a driver’s license, a state ID card, a passport, a military ID, or a license for carrying a concealed handgun. Exemptions could include people with permanent physical disabilities or active-duty military personnel and their spouses.
•A free state ID would be available to anyone 18 or older, as long they sign an affidavit stating they plan to vote and don’t have any other form of ID acceptable under the bill.
•Voters casting advance ballots by mail must provide a current driver’s license number, state ID card number or a copy of an acceptable ID form.
•Would-be voters must prove their citizenship when they register to vote beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Acceptable documents for proving citizenship include a birth certificate, a passport or a driver’s license from another state as long as the license shows they have proved their citizenship.
I’ve just re-read the above passage describing the Kansas Voter ID Law. I don’t see any burden being placed on African-Americans that Japanese-Americans or Salvadorian-Americans wouldn’t also have to bear. But no, Donna “I Disqualify Military Overseas Ballots” Brazile tells us otherwise.
As a result, 11% of Americans —21 million citizens of voting age who lack proper photo identification — could be turned away on Election Day. And these people tend to be most highly concentrated among people of color, the poor, the young and the old.
So just what is Donna Brazile arguing here? Are people of color, the poor, the young and the old all too stupid to carry the requisite ID forms to legally operate their vehicles? Are all of these above equivalence classes of the US population too mentally defective to work for the DoD. Donna Brazile just implied that they can’t remember their Common Access Cards when they illegally drive to work? Again, Mr. Logic asks. “Huh? You just smoked what?”
An avenue exists for an intelligent and resourceful African-American to rise up and throw the bull-s@#t flag. Unless we’re back in the days where we believed in racial eugenics, believing Black Americans are just plain too stupid to remember a photo ID Card is just as racist as accusing them of being too stupid to learn basic mathematics and English grammar. Herman Cain should blast them for this. The Democratic Party’s fundamental argument against Voter ID is based upon obsidian bedrock of voter contempt.