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Attorney General Eric Holder is a disgrace
BG Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 03/13/2012 10:56:17 AM PDT by jazusamo

For Attorney General Eric Holder, life must present a hellish vista of pervasive racist practices.

Wherever he goes, people are required to show identification. When cashing a check. When signing up for a library card. When boarding a plane. When entering certain office buildings. When checking into hotels. When (in the case of the youthful-looking) buying a beer or cigarettes, or entering a bar. The tyranny of the photo ID is so all-encompassing that people can’t enter Holder’s own Justice Department without showing one.

Holder is outraged that in a nation where requests for photo ID are ubiquitous, more and more states are requiring that people show them when they vote. In a speech last year, Holder characterized these voter-ID laws as an assault on the voting rights that Congressman John Lewis – the hero of Edmund Pettus Bridge – fought for in the mid-1960s. Back then, blacks in the South had to fear for their safety if they showed up at the courthouse to try to register to vote. Now, states are merely asking everyone, regardless of race, to show identification that is readily available to all, regardless of race.

That Holder can equate the fight against voter ID to the struggles of the 1960s demonstrates a moral obtuseness insulting to the memory of the civil-rights pioneers. His Justice Department is now blocking a new voter-ID law in Texas, after doing the same to a South Carolina law. It argues that the Texas statute will disproportionally affect poor Latinos and therefore violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Why would the yokels in Texas do something so outrageous as ask that people prove who they are at polling places? It is obviously a basic check against fraud. Requiring an ID to vote was one of the proposals in 2005 of the commission on federal election reform, chaired by Jimmy Carter and James Baker, neither of whom had previously been noted for his hostility to minorities or the poor.

Analyzing Texas data, the Justice Department contends that anywhere from 6 percent to 10 percent of Hispanic registered voters don’t have ID. It piles up a parade of horribles – no cars, great distances, inconvenient hours – for why such potential voters can’t get to an office to acquire one, even though the state’s Department of Public Safety will issue election identification certificates for free.

The experience of other states with voter-ID laws suggests that minorities are not the hapless victims that Holder’s Justice Department portrays them as. Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation points out that black turnout increased in Georgia in 2008, the first election under a voter-ID law, more than it did in Mississippi, which didn’t have such a law. A study by the University of Delaware and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concluded that “concerns about voter-identification laws affecting turnout are much ado about nothing.”

Before his next speech, Holder should bone up on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in 2008 upholding Indiana’s voter-ID law. The liberal Justice John Paul Stevens wrote the majority opinion. The court held that “there is no question about the legitimacy or importance of the State’s interest in counting only the votes of eligible voters,” and “we cannot conclude that the statute imposes ’excessively burdensome requirements’ on any class of voters.” The decision cited the finding of a district judge that plaintiffs had “not introduced evidence of a single, individual Indiana resident who will be unable to vote as a result of the law.” Presumably, if the Indiana law had represented the recrudescence of Jim Crow, the nation’s highest court would have noticed.

Not that any of this matters to Holder. Just as the administration is manufacturing a “war on women,” he wants to manufacture a “war on voting rights.” It is the same MO of fevered rhetoric and distortions in the service of the same end of motivating key voting blocs. Holder’s tenure as the government’s top lawyer is an ongoing disgrace.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; democrats; democratvoterfraud; doj; dojisajoke; electionfraud; elections; fraud; govtabuse; holder; holdertruthfile; voterid
Holder and his boss are both obvious frauds.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

What form of ID do minorities and poor show when applying for government benefits?


2 posted on 03/13/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: jazusamo
Jailbirds
3 posted on 03/13/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: FrankR

PA will pass Voter ID Today.. Holder will sue tomorrow


4 posted on 03/13/2012 11:00:29 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: FrankR

PA will pass Voter ID Today.. Holder will sue tomorrow


5 posted on 03/13/2012 11:00:40 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: jazusamo

You’ll like this - it’s a video of ‘the dead’ and how they vote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-uVhhIlPk0


6 posted on 03/13/2012 11:00:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: edcoil

Being Obama has become the “welfare president” they’ve probably waived the ID requirement.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Go Bowling Green!


8 posted on 03/13/2012 11:02:04 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: FrankR

Holder will be the first guy pardoned out the door on Jan 20th of next year, so that scene is unlikely.

It would be amusing to start compiling a list of Pardons that Obama will issue right before inauguration.

Holder will be on that list.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 11:03:48 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: jazusamo

Eric Holder is beloved by terrorists, murderers,
arms dealers, criminals, and non-whites
who use their color to enable
DOJ-supported and DOJ-condoned crimes against white people.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 11:04:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GOPJ

Thanks for that link, it’s a keeper. I only watched 3 minutes of it but will view all of it later. That’s almost unbelievable but not surprising and every one I saw was a RAT ballot.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Diogenesis

You’re absolutely right. J. Christian Adams and Hans von Spakovsky have testified to it for months.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 11:11:44 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Holder and his boss are black. At least two generations of experience tells them that white guilt and black defiance (either feigned or real, or whatever) coupled with blatant complaining and disregard of law put blacks in the plus column here. Black...White....who wins in this ball-less society now? You know the answer


13 posted on 03/13/2012 11:13:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: FrankR; philly-d-kidder; edcoil; neverdem

You’ll like this - it’s a video of ‘the dead’ and how they vote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-uVhhIlPk0


14 posted on 03/13/2012 11:20:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: jazusamo
Attorney General Eric Holder is a disgrace

Attorney General Eric Holder is a dangerous agent of a criminal political enterprise.

15 posted on 03/13/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by varon (Congress is a sanctuary for political criminals)
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To: jazusamo

HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED, we are in the count down now.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 11:35:22 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: RFEngineer
Holder will be the first guy pardoned out the door on Jan 20th of next year

He would have to be convicted of something before Jan 20. I hope he is convicted next spring.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 11:37:48 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: jazusamo
I'm guessing the same thing..in the same states "could" be done on Pubbie ballots.

But the Pubbies don't have that rep....

FWIW-

18 posted on 03/13/2012 11:45:32 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: jazusamo

You need ID to register to vote. Every registered voter has ID.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 11:45:44 AM PDT by bird4four4 (God Damn America!!! - Mr. Wright, your prayer has been answered 11-4-08)
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To: MileHi

“He would have to be convicted of something before Jan 20. I hope he is convicted next spring.”

Good question......not sure if a conviction is required before a presidential pardon. Wasn’t necessary for Nixon.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer
I would hope he can't issue blanket pardons to his whole cabinet and appointees for whatever they “may” have done illegally.
21 posted on 03/13/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: MileHi

“I would hope he can’t issue blanket pardons to his whole cabinet and appointees for whatever they “may” have done illegally.”

I think he can, and I think he will.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 12:10:27 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

You might be right. I hope not but with this crew you never know.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: bird4four4
No, you don't. In states that have ‘motor- voter’ all you have to do is tick a box that says ‘I am eligible to vote’ on your drivers license application. That is why California is going down the tubes.
24 posted on 03/13/2012 12:38:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: jazusamo

Holder should bone up on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in 2008 upholding Indiana’s voter-ID law

Right there in the article, the argument is over. Or so it should be. When is Perry just going to email with that decision over to Holder and the rest of the criminals at the DOJ and flip them the bird?


25 posted on 03/13/2012 12:45:40 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123

I strongly suspect Holder, his thugs and his boss know this won’t hold up in court but they can string out the suits until after the election and that’s probably all they care about.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 12:54:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Marxist are running the government. The only question that remains is will the people overthrow the coup or will they complete it.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 1:07:01 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: jazusamo

“.......they can string out the suits until after the election and that’s probably all they care about.”

That’s EXACTLY what they are doing. You are so right on the mark.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 1:10:34 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
Mr. Holder, If requiring an ID to vote is racist, is requiring an ID when you check into a hotel a violation of the Public Accomodations Act?

Mr. Holder, doesn't requiring an ID to get married cause a suppression of marriage in the minority communities?

Mr. Holder, doesn't requiring an ID to purchase alcohol in a restaurant constitute racial harrassment? Why should minorities be refused service in restaurants?

Mr. Holder, doesn't requiring an ID to open a bank account discourage minorities from regularizing their economic life and hold them back, since many of them are not able to get a checking account, a debit card, a credit card or a loan?

Mr. Holder, Doesn't requiring an ID to get a passport have a suppressing effect on minorities who would like to travel for business or study or vacation purposes?

Mr. Holder, do you you realize that the Democratic National Committee requires a photo ID of delegates in order to be seated or vote at the quadrennial Convention?

Mr. Holder, what do you intend to do about the practice of unions suppressing minority influence in union elections by denying the vote to those who do not have a picture ID vote?

Eric Holder is SUCH a fraud.....but then, so is his boss.

29 posted on 03/13/2012 1:13:27 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: qaz123
"Holder should bone up on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in 2008 upholding Indiana’s voter-ID law"

Right there in the article, the argument is over. Or so it should be. When is Perry just going to email with that decision over to Holder and the rest of the criminals at the DOJ and flip them the bird?

Actually, I hope the Democrats keep beating this dead dog. When they do stupid things DON'T STOP THEM!!

30 posted on 03/13/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: jazusamo
He is in good company.
Every cabinet member is a disgrace.
Every Czar is a disgrace and unconstitutional.
November will take care of all that for US.
31 posted on 03/13/2012 1:30:11 PM PDT by DeaconRed (I am the Only Daddy that will walk the line. . . . . . .)
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To: bird4four4
"You need ID to register to vote. Every registered voter has ID."

In Chicago, all you need is a Library card. With anybody's name on it.

I am speaking from my own personal experience.

My daughter was registered in Des Plaines and going to school in Chicago. On election day she told me she had voted. I told her she should have stopped by the house, since she was in the suburbs and I wasn't working that day. She replied, "no, Dad, I voted down here in the city."

32 posted on 03/13/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: originalbuckeye

For people applying for, or renewing a drivers license. Http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/nvra/dmv.ht


33 posted on 03/13/2012 1:36:15 PM PDT by bird4four4 (God Damn America!!! - Mr. Wright, your prayer has been answered 11-4-08)
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To: cookcounty
Nope you need ID to register in Ill too. I'm not saying fraud doesn't happen, but this argument that showing ID is too burdensome is ridiculous, because you have to show it to register so it is not a hardship to show it again at the polls.

http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/registervote.pdf

34 posted on 03/13/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by bird4four4 (God Damn America!!! - Mr. Wright, your prayer has been answered 11-4-08)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


35 posted on 03/13/2012 2:14:24 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: jazusamo

More in your face fraud and corruption.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 2:38:03 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: jazusamo
yeah... that tooo!!!
37 posted on 03/13/2012 3:05:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bird4four4
You need ID to register to vote. Every registered voter has ID.

So apparently as long as you showed ID and registered to vote before dying, after you're dead you stay on the voting rolls forever and anyone can vote as the dead person. After all, you're legally registered to vote. /sarc

And that is exactly the reason why the commie RAT bastard demoRAT pigs & liberals & judges & unions, are so insanely opposed to photo id laws. We need a war in the country to throw all these pigs out of office & out of the judicial system!

38 posted on 03/13/2012 3:10:07 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Diogenesis

The Mexican Drug Cartels are rather fond of him too. He keeps them supplied with guns and “mules”.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for Americans to WEAN the government off of OUR money!!!)
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