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Maher: Black People Don’t Have Picture ID Since They ‘Take the Bus Because They’re Poor’ [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | August 15, 2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/15/2012 4:07:19 PM PDT by lbryce

Unabbreviated Title:Maher on Voter ID: Black People Don’t Have Picture ID Since They ‘Take the Bus Because They’re Poor’ [VIDEO]

Voter identification has become a red-hot issue in this presidential election cycle. One side says it’s 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 Post’s 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 they’re trying to pass — they’re basically suppressing the vote,” Maher said. “Voter ID — you need a picture ID now to vote, you know. We’re going to propose, ‘Yeah, we’ll give you that, but then we get to give the tea baggers a literacy test.’ If you’re going to make poor black people jump through a hoop to vote, then we’re 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, it’s not really an issue and is potentially motivated by Republicans wishing to suppress the black vote.

“So it’s crazy — but obviously Republicans, because they love the country and because the Constitution, they ask themselves what is that thing that maybe black people can’t get to? What do we have that they don’t have? Well, they take the bus because they’re poor. So they don’t have a car.

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Here is the quintessentially definitive problem we face in trying to deflect, respond to any left-wing accusation/issue in a way that not only comes across rational,civilized, congenial, self-respecting, decent, morally and socially justified but most of all right.

FIRST OF ALL, it is the conservatives fault for feeling they must respond to any loudmouth, racially divisive accusation with a great sound-byte that for us is a no-win scenario. Just stepping into the arena with the likes of Mahr,one of the worst, least logical left-wing, inflammatory weasels there is.

Stupid, idiotic, moronic questions posed as fake issues that are specifically designed to inflame, divide, self-destruct with the worst emotional, racial consequence possible no matter how right we are, no matter what we say, how we say it.

Believe me, Bill Mahr weighed this particular question he asked in order to wreak the most havoc. have us answer in a way that comes across as bigoted, racist, illegal, morally repugnant as possible.

It's like the IQ tests , who some black racists said were engineered for low black IQ scores due to questions posed that were white-centric that would by default haave black scores lower by 30 points merely because of what was asked.

The same thing occurs when conservatives respond to preconceived anti-conservative questions phrased in a way that is designed to bring out the very worst of the human condition.

The problem we conservatives get caught up in the likes of Bill Mahr, arguably, the worst, dumbest of the liberals , yet gets heard because he has a penchant for phrasing the most racially,politically incendiary questions that gets the most mileage out of making right-wing, conservative issues look like they are canon of the Nazi Party.

The liberals have perfected the approach of making conservative viewpoints look as bad as possible. While we are not going to be as successful in making the liberal viewpoint resonate with the same barfy revulsion liberals have been doing to us, there are a few thing we can do to ameliorate the liberal game plan and score some points for us.

Mahr is by far the stupidest, most moronic of the liberal mouthpieces, listen to hi comments and you'll notice how indeed stupid, senseless they are but he does have a gift for taking conservative issues and making them sound reprehensible.

Any conservative would not be too hard pressed to come up with a left-wing,liberal scenario even half as repugnant and the conservatives have already scored points.

Second of all, ignoring MAHR is to do so at your risk and not taking his bait only serves to validate what he believes in. Anyway he can always find some fraudulently conservative figure to prove his very point. THIRD OF ALL, those appearing on his show, should do as much research as possible in order to deflect in whatever smallest infinitesimal way the liberal approach to castrating conservatives politically and score some points however way you can for the Gipper.

1 posted on 08/15/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

so how do they cash that disability check or get money from the government?


2 posted on 08/15/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: lbryce

Oh, those poor helpless black people, none of whom have a photo ID (don’t cha know). How could they possibly survive without the nurturing of the democrat party? They would not be able to enjoy the success they lavish in now were it not for those compassionate liberals. </ sarc>


3 posted on 08/15/2012 4:12:42 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: lbryce

Maher is another poor soul suffering from terminal stupidity.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Patrsup
so how do they cash that disability check or get money from the government?

Important survival question, since if you're too lazy to get an ID to identify yourself for welfare (let alone voting), you're probably too lazy to steal. /S

5 posted on 08/15/2012 4:14:05 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: lbryce

I checked what you needed to get a monthy pass in the L.A. area. Guess what you need.?

> All applicants are required to complete sections i, ii and iii of this application and provide a copy
of a valid photo ID.

http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/riders_guide/images/tap_sr_app.pdf


6 posted on 08/15/2012 4:14:42 PM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: lbryce

How proud we all are to live in a country where there seems to be an endless supply of idiocy.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Patrsup
so how do they cash that disability check or get money from the government?

Or buy alcohol or cigarettes or rent videos or enroll their children in school?

8 posted on 08/15/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Well.I’m sure Barry Soetero in his role as young, gay revolutionary tokehead/cokehead had as any picture ID’s he needed to score his indulges without a problem.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 4:16:59 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

I agree.Maher is a paternalistic racist who pretends to be compassionate by looking out for “lesser” people than him.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 4:17:47 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Patrsup

so how do they cash that disability check or get money from the government?


Or welfare, medicare or medicaid or file claims for foodstamps?


11 posted on 08/15/2012 4:18:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: lbryce

Did he make all his black girlfriends take the bus home from servicing his ugly parts?


12 posted on 08/15/2012 4:19:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: lbryce

Welcome to another episode of “Black Like Me” starring Bill “Whitey” Maher.


13 posted on 08/15/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by Argus
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To: lbryce

Let’s see, the Dems can use mass transportation to get the “poor” to the polls, so why can’t they use mass transportation to drive these same people to the ID place to get their IDs? If they really wanted IDs, they could get them. Why is it only Democratic voters can’t get IDs? And why is it only Dems are poor?


14 posted on 08/15/2012 4:20:10 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: lbryce
Black People Don’t Have Picture ID Since They ‘Take the Bus Because They’re Poor’

Hey Bill, forgetting everything a person needs a picture ID for, a person can take the bus down to the DMV and get a FREE picture ID that is NOT a drivers license. In many states Bill, even if you can't take the bus, the DMV will come to your home and GIVE you a FREE picture ID.

Bill, may I make a recommendation that might improve your ratings? Take your lips off of 0bama's ass for a few hours a day.

5.56mm

15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Lizavetta
Or buy alcohol or cigarettes or rent videos or enroll their children in school?

That's why there are no liquor stores in poor black neighborhoods.

16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Yaelle
At least one of them actually had "ugly parts" too. When little Billy goes looking for strange he really goes looking for strange.

Then beats them up, apparently. Such a progressive spokesman for oppressed black folks he is.

17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:27:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: lbryce

Tea Party people are, by definition, invested in the political process. Every “OMG immigrants have to take this test, bet citizens couldn’t pass it” test I’ve ever taken has been as easy as breathing, because I care about this country and take my responsibilities seriously. Maher really wouldn’t like the results if his idea came to pass.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:33:16 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: lbryce

So I guess there are no poor white people that take the bus? Not only is Maher and his ilk not part of the solution, he IS the problem.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 4:33:32 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: Patrsup
so how do they cash that disability check or get money from the government?

Great idea! I just emailed our governor suggesting we have a photo ID on all EBT cards here in Indiana!!

20 posted on 08/15/2012 4:35:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: lbryce
welfare cards don't have their pictures on them??? they do here!
21 posted on 08/15/2012 4:36:52 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lbryce

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.


22 posted on 08/15/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

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.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: lbryce

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.


24 posted on 08/15/2012 4:48:46 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Patrsup

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.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 4:52:02 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


26 posted on 08/15/2012 5:06:17 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: murron

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.)
Done.


27 posted on 08/15/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: lbryce

Maher wants literacy tests to vote? We’ll take you up on that challenge ass-hat.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by jb729
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To: leaning conservative
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.

Thats called the Federal Government to the welfare folks.

29 posted on 08/15/2012 5:22:24 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: lbryce

Don’t Democrats need photo ID to get their welfare, food stamps, Section 8 housing, etc., etc., etc.?
If they don’t, they should.


30 posted on 08/15/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ThomasThomas
If you do not drive, you can get a California Identification Card from the state. Looks very similar to a drivers license and it is cheaper to get then a license. And you were required to at least carry that on you at all times. Maher has no idea what it is like to be poor.
31 posted on 08/15/2012 5:23:30 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: leaning conservative
What a condescending observation by an abominal person. Most of the black people in my neighborhood drive late model cars or SUVs to and from work. Lots of them have BMW or Mercedes emblems on them.
32 posted on 08/15/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: RegulatorCountry
'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.' By golly, r.c. that twist never occured to me ...i know that requiring id's would make it much harder to round up a crew of illegal alien democrat voters and herd them into the polls and cash in on their votes....

It's hilarious when we hear from the democrats that the problem of voter fraud is so miniscule that it hardly exists atall atall. Then we turn around and that smart alekcy FOX NEWS NETWORK runs broadcast after broadcast proving plainly that it indeed DOES EXIST and that it is an ongoing danger.....

Bwhahahahaa talk about yer INCONVENIENT TRUTH....

I say let's UNCHAINNNN the US. voter from this very VOTER FRAUD THREAT....using a simple requirement simply met.....

GET YER FREEKIN CAN DOWN TO THE ID JONT N GIT YERSELF AN ID!

Case closed.
33 posted on 08/15/2012 5:36:58 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: lbryce
What's the big deal? They can just go to the local Post Office and take their Wanted Poster off the wall. Or, go to the local police station and ask for a copy of their Booking Photo from their Rap sheets.

DUH....This is a NO PROBLEM, NO BRAINER.

34 posted on 08/15/2012 5:44:36 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: lbryce

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.


35 posted on 08/15/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Patrsup

It’s deposited into their EBT account... Since 2008 no one has had to cash a welfare check. It’s too humiliating, dontcha know


36 posted on 08/15/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by cidrasm
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To: lbryce

Hmmm...maybe that’s why there are so few blacks in Oregon. Ya gotta have a photo ID after 16.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 6:24:06 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: lbryce

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.

/sarc


38 posted on 08/15/2012 6:26:36 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: lbryce
Bill Mahr is an idiot

39 posted on 08/15/2012 6:27:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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40 posted on 08/15/2012 6:29:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: lbryce

What a maroon.

In order to acquire money legally, be in through a job, state or federal benefits, or anything, one MUST have a valid photo ID.

The only way you get money without a picture ID is through non-legal/criminal avenues.

Is Maher saying that all Black people are getting money illegally? That’s pretty bad...


41 posted on 08/15/2012 6:35:22 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: lbryce
Yeah, they're bussed from polling place to polling place.

-PJ

42 posted on 08/15/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Per the instructions, one of these documents is necessary:
CA ID card
CA drivers licence
passport
birth certificate

The birth certificate is the key to getting the other three documents.

If somebody is old enough to have no living older relatives that can vouch for their age
and
was born at home

Then they will not have even a birth certificate- at most they will have a baptism certificate.

There was a time when that was sufficient to prove age, and the person could open bank accounts and get driving licences et cetera.

I know from experience, my mother in law was bornthe on 1916 and pre-dated these new requirements and due to ill health and reclusiveness didn’t keep up with the changes.

We had no end of trouble when she had go move across country and establish bank accounts and rent an apartment.

All she ever had was the baptism certificate.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

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44 posted on 08/15/2012 6:50:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: lbryce
Black People Don’t Have Picture ID Since They ‘Take the Bus Because They’re Poor’

Doesn't a mug shot qualify as a "government photo-ID?

45 posted on 08/15/2012 8:42:27 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

True, very true. I like that.


46 posted on 08/15/2012 8:47:49 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: lbryce

There’s your million dollar Obama voter, rats!


47 posted on 08/15/2012 9:00:40 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: lbryce

Well, because Democrats keep telling us, it must be true - black and old people are stupid and have no photo ID, no electricity, eating dog food, riding buses, etc.

Of course, just another 1 trillion dollar a year program and we’ll fix that!


48 posted on 08/15/2012 9:14:04 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: lbryce

Why is he aiming this at the blacks.The Mexicans are larger than them.It’s easy to get a voter ID.All they have to do is ask for one..I think Maher should give another Mil to his president and help these people out.I spoke with a few blacks on Monday and today.They feel Obama let them down.50 percent will vote for him again and a few are staying home.


49 posted on 08/15/2012 9:24:53 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: lbryce

Under future TSA regulations they’ll need photo ID to take the bus.


50 posted on 08/15/2012 11:44:52 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Internet fun fact: There is 1 person named walter wawra in Kalamazoo, MI.)
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