Skip to comments.Maher: Black People Don’t Have Picture ID Since They ‘Take the Bus Because They’re Poor’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 08/15/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by lbryce
Unabbreviated Title:Maher on Voter ID: Black People Dont Have Picture ID Since They Take the Bus Because Theyre Poor [VIDEO]
Voter identification has become a red-hot issue in this presidential election cycle. One side says its reasonable to expect someone to identify themselves before exercising their right to vote to insure there is no fraud. And the other side suggests that by forcing someone to obtain picture identification places an undue hurdle in their ability to exercise a right.
On HuffPost Live on Tuesday, the Huffington Posts new online streaming video section, HBO Real Time host Bill Maher lashed out against proponents of voter identification and likened such laws to requiring aptitude tests of tea baggers wishing to vote.
The voter registration laws that theyre trying to pass theyre basically suppressing the vote, Maher said. Voter ID you need a picture ID now to vote, you know. Were going to propose, Yeah, well give you that, but then we get to give the tea baggers a literacy test. If youre going to make poor black people jump through a hoop to vote, then were going to make tea baggers answer the question: Is Africa a country or a continent? Name a country that speaks French. You know, things like that.
His argument is that though it sounds reasonable, its not really an issue and is potentially motivated by Republicans wishing to suppress the black vote.
So its crazy but obviously Republicans, because they love the country and because the Constitution, they ask themselves what is that thing that maybe black people cant get to? What do we have that they dont have? Well, they take the bus because theyre poor. So they dont have a car.
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My brother in law is african american and he’s pretty insulted. He can’t stand it when the libs portray anyone in the black community as being unable to ‘get it together’ enough to get a simple i.d. jeeeesh.
The basic misunderstanding here is that there is a lack of photo ID. There isn’t. The fear lies in identifying felons and multiple voters via that photo ID. Can’t have that, oh no, it would be disenfranchising. Hence the smokescreen.
I work with a lot of Obama voters. They must have some kind of ID because a lot of them drive and they are very able to buy booze and smokes.
I have to show a photo ID, and have had my photo taken at doctor’s offices, before appointments. I’ve also had to show a photo ID prior to having any type of medical procedure, ie., colonoscopy, gastroscopy, MRI, etc. Even though I have a checking account with my bank, if I do any over-the-counter transactions, I have to show a photo ID.
Last month I had to have a medical procedure done & I had left my driver’s license in the car. Even though they had a copy of my insurance card I still had to go out & get my ID.
I just don’t see how in this day & age you can get by w/ out an ID. It would seem the only way to do that is if you have a personal assistant who does EVERYTHING for you & you never leave the house.
Or how about this. Last election both black & white churches had mass get out the vote buses that carried people to the polls. Have a, “We will pick you up to get an ID day,”( & if you can’t afford it we will cover it.)
Maher wants literacy tests to vote? We’ll take you up on that challenge ass-hat.
Thats called the Federal Government to the welfare folks.
Don’t Democrats need photo ID to get their welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, etc., etc., etc.?
If they don’t, they should.
DUH....This is a NO PROBLEM, NO BRAINER.
Total, absolute Bravo Sierra. Our DMV issues photo ID cards to anyone willing to provide a valid address and proof of identity for free or nominal fee.
It’s deposited into their EBT account... Since 2008 no one has had to cash a welfare check. It’s too humiliating, dontcha know
Hmmm...maybe that’s why there are so few blacks in Oregon. Ya gotta have a photo ID after 16.
Hey folks, Mexican Consular Identification Cards meet the definition of Photo ID. And the Parolee Identification Cards that many convicted felons are required to carry meet the Photo ID definition.
And if any poll watcher doesn’t allow such folks to vote they are marking themselves as a bigot.
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