Skip to comments.NAACP head: Voter ID fight akin to 60s battles
Posted on 07/09/2012 11:46:39 AM PDT by South40
HOUSTON (AP) The head of the NAACP says the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states is akin to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told delegates at the group's annual convention on Monday in Houston that these are Selma and Montgomery times.
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Racist hyperbole much?
Voter ID threatens the time honored practice of Dem voter fraud. Can Philadelphia’s 110% voter turnout rate be sustained otherwise?
Speaking of bogus '60's struggles..
It’s in the job description: Must be rabid race-baiter with a history of claiming racism when and where there is none.
How out of touch are they?
Can’t wait for the “Romney is Hitler” and “Vote for Romney and another black church is going to burn” campaign advertisements...
This is nuts. The two issues aren’t even close.
No one is saying black folk cannot vote. But if you have to provide ID to buy booze or get on an airplne or a train, you can bloody well supply one to exercise the franchise legally.
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Bunch of mouth breathers.
DOES MICHELLE OBAMA REQUIRING ID TO ATTEND HER BOOK SIGNINGS DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BLACKS TOO?
Sometimes I really get the impression that the NAACP and race baiters long for the days of the 60’s, they want that fight again.
It is almost like they don’t feel important any longer and need something to bring back their importance and usefulness.
No what this really “akin” to is the NAACP sying that either:
1) “Colored people” are too stupid or lazy to obtain a proper photo ID.
2) We are in favor of criminal, third world elections controlled by thieving, racist cheaters.
I have yet to hear a sensible argument as to why one should not be required to show photo ID at the polls. Why would you NOT want to? Unless you were up to no good, committing fraud, etc.
One thing is certain, the right will never mention that Obama is black while the left will take every opportunity to point out Romney is white. So who is racist?
Hey Racebaiting Uncle Toms,
Where, anywhere on Earth, in the heavens or in any religion especially the Bible, does it say black skinned people have to be Communists?
Don’t you know that Republicans freed the slaves from the democrats? We’d like to do it again.
I vote using a mail in ballot. But there was a time when I would go to my local polling place to vote and every time I did I was asked for my ID. Not once was I offended or thought that unfair. But then, I think logically; I’m not a liberal.
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“Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told delegates at the group’s annual convention on Monday in Houston that these are Selma and Montgomery times.”
Reaching for something, anything to prompt the race card.
Bingo. They can’t seem to accept that the 60’s are over. The things that were being fought for have long been won. At this point they are only diminishing themselves and turning their past victories into trifles. This is akin to what the women did when they called almost everything “rape”. Afterwhile nobody takes you seriously.
“.....these are Selma and Montgomery times.”
This is such bullsh!t. If I were Black I’d be embarrassed to tears.... and I’d be mad as hell.
These White hating race baiting bastards are destroying any progress that the Blacks have enjoyed since at LEAST the 1960’s.
If we were to return to the “Selma and Montgomery times”, it will be at the hands of the Blacks.
I am so sick of this race crap.
They should be protesting the DNC in NC because the only way to get into the Convention is by..you guessed it..an ID CARD..also Michelle Obama had some event and you could only meet her if you had an ID card..WOW those racists, racists I tell ya
They'll all have an Obomacare card. They can just use that.
Everyone will have one, so there won't be a problem with the "poor" (freeloaders) getting access. They'll be climbing over broken glass to get their "fair share" of everyone elses paycheck.
Obomacare cards are a perfect form of voter ID - because Oboma said in his State of the Union address illegals won't be covered by our tax payer dollars...... didn't he?
Or did he lie right into the face of every American watching? "I did not have sex with those illegals - never, not ever."
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Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws
I worked in banking for over 20 years~if there were two forms of I.D needed to cash some “hand out” check~~they had all the I.D. needed!
I was Jealous of the sixteen year olds...
Ben Jealous? Been Jealous?
He's not only black he's green.
African-Americans have more opportunities this day and age than ever before. In education, careers, athletics, socially, etc. But these opportunities are squandered when ‘racism!’ is the constant drumbeat.
Obama Campaign Checks IDs At The Door
Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaigns Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporters identification at the door.
We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out, she said. We did this for every person who came in.
think of all that disenfranchising going on!OH THE HORROR!
Taking advantage of those opportunities ain't "keepin' it real."
Because the left cannot allow talk of voter fraud to gain any traction, they had to invent a rationale for objecting to perfectly logical voter ID laws. The answer? What else? 'Racism!" As Jon Lovitz used to say (in his persona as 'Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar' on SNL) "that's the ticket!" Trouble is, racism has nothing to do with voter ID laws and most Americans realize this, making the NAACP look like the phony race-hustlers they are when they try to equate their objection to voter ID laws as a racial struggle. The NAACP has taken the good will most whites felt toward blacks who endured the '60's racial battles and squandered it by making absurd connections to perfectly reasonable voter ID laws and calling that 'a racial struggle' Hardly. More like a 'keep voting fraud alive' struggle. Shame on them.
Sorry, Bubba Jealous. Gay is the new Black. You're irrelevant. You're just too dumb to realize it.
They desperately need to maintain the idea that whites are keeping them down. The possibility that the main thing keeping them down is their own inadequacy is something they cannot face.
Good link. Many of those same methods are used in Wisconsin, except that it is exacerbated by our registration at the polls.
It’s cuz I’m white,right.
WHO are they? ..show them to me.
And why are they only Democrats?
Logically, that could and should be true. But the masses of liberal morons who inhabit this country (50%+) get their information from a leftist media that will never tell them that so they will never know. It tells them the voter ID laws are racist and they believe it.
NAACP head: Voter ID fight akin to 60s battles
Is he saying they tried to cheat and unfairly manipulate the outcome back then,also?
Our legal Hispanics, Asians, etc., all agree.
Photo iD is needed to stop fraud no matter which side.
And the few I know personally are really pizzed about it.
The lefts excuses only highlight WHO the real fraudsters are.
They are so ‘transparent’.
What jackwagons. Bend the law any way necessary to satisfy their delusional sense of justice.
One vote per living citizen of age. Too complicated, genius?
“Why would you NOT want to? Unless you were up to no good, committing fraud, etc.”
Absolutely; the agenda is so transparent.
Instead of bitching the NAACP should identify citizens without ID and reach out to them. They have the resources. I would hope the GOP is doing something like this, making sure that all registered Republicans have valid ID.
Thank you AP. It's about time the press started replacing the word honesty with conservative!
At least the lady to his right was kind enough to hold his purse while he held hands with his black friend. He’s likely to be jealous though, once he sees his black friend fingering Pelosi’s gavel.
the head of the NAACP needs to get HIS head out of his backside.
You have to have photo ID to get SSI, WIC, and Medicaid, you have to have photo ID to get any check cashed.
I’m getting real sick of “That’s Racists” being said.
Let’s also look at Mexico. They just had a Presidential election, where you had to show...wait for it...PHOTO ID.
It’s all about protecting the democRATs’ long-held tradition of voter fraud. Voter ID cards would be a threat. Can’t have that now, can we?
I was in a bank today and the guy ahead of me was asked to provide his ID and his PIN. He didn’t get upset or claim racism or repression.
What’s the big deal? Show your ID.