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Holder to black leaders: 'Sacred' right to vote under attack
Politico ^ | 5/30/12 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS

Posted on 05/30/2012 2:22:47 PM PDT by Nachum

Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African American church leaders Wednesday that the "sacred" right to vote is under assault nationwide, with federal lawsuits and at least a dozen state laws that could weaken — or block — minority access to the ballot box this fall.

Forty-seven years after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, "overt and subtle forms of discrimination still exists," Holder said in a speech before the Council of Black Churches. The twin factors of lingering bias and systematic assaults from the right, he said, means that "for the first time in our [lifetimes], we are failing to live up to one of our most noble ideals" - the right to equal access to the vote.

The brief speech was a call to arms for the black church, which since the days of the civil rights movement has been active in fighting for equal voting right for minorities. Holder, who was warmly received by the audience, 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 I'd laws that could keep minorities, the elderly and young people of all races from casting ballots in the 2012 election - which analysts expect will be decided by a narrow margin.

(Also on POLITICO: Voting Rights Act under siege)

Ensuring that everyone who is qualified can vote "is one of our highest priorities," Holder told the council, adding that during his watch the Justice Department has taken on more than 100 cases involving voting within the past year, "a record number." Since President Bush re-authorized the Section 5 provision of the Voting Rights Act, which requires some Southern states

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: black; holder; leaders; sacred; sacredright; voterid
Rats are very dangerous when they're cornered
1 posted on 05/30/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/30/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Holder is a lyin’ sack of excrement.


3 posted on 05/30/2012 2:25:24 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: Nachum

The sacred right to vote and your Black Panther thugs, eh Eric?

Worst Attorney General in history.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: Nachum

I guess that would be the sacred right to vote...

numerous times
when dead
under an alias
from prison


5 posted on 05/30/2012 2:27:54 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Nachum

From Google: List of things that require photo identification

1. Boarding an airplane
2. Writing a check
3. Cashing a check
4. Using a credit card
5. Driving a motor vehicle
6. Applying for a business license
7. Applying for permission to hold a protest or rally
8. Securing employment
9. Purchasing a house or real estate
10. Renting a domicile
11. Renting a motor vehicle
12. Purchasing a firearm (Includes BB guns)
13. Applying for a hunting license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
14. Applying for a fishing license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
15. Purchasing alcoholic beverages
16. Purchasing tobacco or products that contain nicotine
17. Purchasing a motor vehicle
18. Initial registration of a motor vehicle
19. Applying for a building permit
20. Receiving prescription medicine
21. Purchasing OTC medicine that contains pseudoephedrine
22. Serving on jury duty
23. Getting a bank account
24. Cash transactions of $5000.00 or greater
25. Sales tax exemption for people aged 80 and above


6 posted on 05/30/2012 2:29:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Worst Attorney General in history.

Yep, even worse than Mr. Janet Reno.

7 posted on 05/30/2012 2:32:57 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

“voter I’d laws”

Politico must have an opening for a proof reader.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 2:36:31 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: EGPWS
Yep, even worse than Mr. Janet Reno.

Yep. Reno was just an idiot. Holder is a corrupt idiot.

9 posted on 05/30/2012 2:37:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Nachum

Well, he’s right.
Its under attack by vote fraud perpetrated by Illegal Aliens, Felons, Unionistas, ACORN members, etc.

Of course, that is not what the bum rag meant, I suppose.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 2:37:18 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Nachum
Holder is right...but the threat comes from he and his ilk.

He abetted the threat to voters and their rights by dropping all charges against the New Black Panthers who were filmed intimidating voters in the 2008 elections.

Holder simply dropped the charges and let them go...not only abetting those who committed this crime, but embolding others to do more and worse.

The day cannot come quickly enough when this cheap thug is out of office. Fast and Furious is right at his feet as well.

I hope Obama loses and then the Congress lets him get out of office and Romney sworn in before Darrell Issa lowers the boom on Holder and sends him to prison for the voter intimidation and for the entire Fast and Furious debacle.

11 posted on 05/30/2012 2:38:49 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Nachum

The attorney general of the United States is knowingly using a complete falsehood to incite racial tension and possible civil unrest for purely political reasons. These are those “interesting times” that the oft quoted chinese proverb refers to.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 2:38:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: upchuck

“Holder is a corrupt idiot.”

####

Holder is a corrupt, openly racist, arrogantly discriminatory, idiot.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Nachum
Ensuring that everyone who is qualified can vote "is one of our highest priorities,"

ok,.. who is qualified ? and how do you verify it ?
14 posted on 05/30/2012 2:40:27 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Nachum

In most jurisdictions there is a failure to ID after dark or similar legislation/ordinance allowing the POlice to detain anyone who cannot produce ID under a wide spectrum of circumstances.

It seems that Holder would be all for everyone having free access to voter ID cards, if only to keep “his” people from being needlessly harassed...


15 posted on 05/30/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1226 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Nachum

If Obama was more of a lying sack of s### he would be Eric Holder. While the jug eared communist is out golfing, Eric Holder and his racist Justice Department is quietly screwing traditionalist America. (like Obama) Holder does not have one drop of slave blood, his grandparents immigrated to this “racist” county from Barbados. Holder would be climbing coconut trees if it weren’t for them


16 posted on 05/30/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Nachum

Hey Eric! The chickens are coming home to roost and we’re not taking your $h&% no more!


17 posted on 05/30/2012 2:46:23 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Nachum

I love the way this administration pleads with black Curcn’s to helpprotect the right of the dead to vote while at the same time telling black Church’s that they must agree to same sex marriage.

Holder & Obama are so screwed up that on one hand they beg the Church to vote and on the other hand they turn on the black Church’s and push Homosexuals on them.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 2:48:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Illegal aliens have no sacred right to vote in America so Holder is, once again, a typical lying liberal.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: Nachum

A HUGE percentage of YOUR people Holder are entrenched generational parasites, essentially thieves preying on honest taxpayers, and shouldn’t be allowed voting rights anyway.

No Representation without Taxation.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 2:55:28 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Re your list of 25 things that require an ID:

“But, but... those things are important—that’s why an ID is necessary.” Major /S.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

This should separate the Christian pastors from the pretenders. After all, the government is asking them to lie to their congregations.


22 posted on 05/30/2012 3:01:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
strict new voter I'd laws that could keep minorities,

Strict new voter what laws?

Where are the editors?

Where are the proof readers?

Where did this person go to school?

I overlook things like this in a post or a blog but this is (supposedly) a professional reporter at a professional news organization.

Yes I know it is a nit-pick, but if they are unable to report what is going on clearly then why should I give their opinion any weight?

(Oh and Holder is a race baiting liar, but that was obvious from the get go. So I will not comment on that)

23 posted on 05/30/2012 3:03:20 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good list. If one doesn’t have ID to do any of the above, then they shouldn’t be voting.


24 posted on 05/30/2012 3:07:13 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From Google: List of things that require photo identification

The list omits such things as welfare, food stamps, and any other "benefits."

25 posted on 05/30/2012 3:11:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Nachum

What a racist lowlife. NO ONE is putting up barriers for blacks to vote.

I’m thankful and respect those who have worked hard to help make us a colorblind society; many doing so by simply trying to love their neighbors as God asks. Sadly it doesn’t take much to stir up the pot, just hateful speach from a weak self serving excuse of a man...


26 posted on 05/30/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Nachum

Can you imagine what the leftists would’ve done if AG Alberto Gonzales would have said this to a group of evangelical (from predominantly white churches) pastor’s?


27 posted on 05/30/2012 3:22:18 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DarthVader

Excuse me...yes we are and we will continue to do so. Prove me wrong.


Hey Eric! The chickens are coming home to roost and we’re not taking your $h&% no more!


28 posted on 05/30/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by Dacula (It is not okay to be gay.)
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To: Nachum
Already posted here... Thanks

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889525/posts

29 posted on 05/30/2012 3:32:55 PM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Nachum
When was the last time America had an Attorney General who was openly racist. Holder must be the first in a long time.
30 posted on 05/30/2012 3:33:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NE Cons

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889525/posts


31 posted on 05/30/2012 3:35:25 PM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Nachum
If I could only have one of them sent to prison, Ubama or Holder, I'd choose Holder.

Hopefully we'll get them both.

32 posted on 05/30/2012 4:10:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Nachum
Impeach Holder NOW! Not qualified in the first place; breaking laws in the second place; and last but not least, he comes in third in the trio of dumb, dumber and dumbest.

Besides these disqualifications, he is the 2d biggest racist in the nation.

vaudine

33 posted on 05/30/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Nachum

There is no US Constitutional right to vote!


34 posted on 05/30/2012 4:53:29 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Nachum
How about if you pay no taxes, you don't vote.

That would eliminate half of "Holder's People" from voting for handouts.

35 posted on 05/30/2012 4:55:35 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SpaceBar

Yes, Holder is lying. He knows he is lying and anybody with any sense at all knows he is lying.

Holder is deliberately stoking the fire of civil and racial distress. Anyone who loves his/her country will call him out on this.


36 posted on 05/30/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by jch10
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To: Nachum

“Rats are very dangerous when they’re cornered...”

That’s not true for our American leftist rats. They will cry, beg, bawl, surrender, plead and piss in their pants when confronted.

Confront any American leftist rat in a dark parking lot and you’ll see.

There’s a reason why American leftists are cheering on camel-jockey jihadists and never criticize them. The cowards hope to recruit goat-humpers to kill their enemies - you and me - because they don’t have the guts to do it themselves.


37 posted on 05/30/2012 5:44:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Dacula

Your attitude automatically proves you wrong and we near the District know more than what you hear or read. My sources in Justice tell me Mr. Holder is getting into a real pickle about lots of things.


38 posted on 05/30/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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