I'd read something about this several days ago, but for some reason, I decided not to post on it. Now, it's surfaced again. The Obama Justice Department isn't even trying to appear to be non-partisan anymore (did they ever try in the first place, though?). Eric Holder is doing his best to scare black pastors into encouraging their congregations to vote for Obama using the Voter ID ruse. Our "sacred" right to vote is in danger of being taken away thanks to evil Voter ID laws and other trumped up charges. Says Politico:
The attorney general told them his office is "aggressively" taking on the task of protecting that right, including challenging several state lawsuits that would overturn key provisions of the Voting Rights Act involving redistricting in Southern states and strict new voter ID laws that strips away the guarantee of equal access to the ballot box in the 2012 election.
But this is just a classic example of projection. The only mass, organized assaults on voting rights today are being perpetuated by the Democratic Party.
But don't take my word for it. Take the words of newly-minted Republican former Congressman Artur Davis, an erstwhile member of both the Democratic Party and the Congressional Black Caucus:
The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt.
Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights — that’s suppression by any light. If you doubt it exists, I don’t; I’ve heard the peddlers of these ballots brag about it, I’ve been asked to provide the funds for it, and I am confident it has changed at least a few close local election results.
So what I'm trying to figure out is why a black Attorney General who serves under a black President is telling black ministers to tell their congregations to support what is essentially the disenfranchisement of black voters. Wait...what?
Or perhaps they want it that way.
Either way, that's a discussion for another post. What is important is that our nation's leading law enforcer is opposing the surest way we now have to ensure that people are who they say they are--that they are a living, breathing U.S. citizen who is qualified to vote. Somehow, this is discriminatory. Now, Mr. Holder might not be telling them outright who to vote for, but by these scare tactics, he's implying with all the subtlety of a dumptruck crashing through a nitroglycerin plant that voting Republican is definitely a no-no. Republicans support Voter ID laws, the evil racists.