Skip to comments.Cokie Roberts: Changes to Voting Rights ‘Downright Evil’
Posted on 08/25/2013 2:40:28 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
WASHINGTON) -- In a roundtable discussion on This Week, ABC's Cokie Roberts reflected on the progress in the United States 50 years after the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.s I have a Dream speech.
Roberts said, Growing up in the Deep South in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic Its a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill. That makes a difference. ....
Whats going on about voting rights is downright evil because it is something that really needs to keep going forward not backward.
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It should be as easy to vote as it is to buy a gun.
Someone should give Cokie a pokie!
I guess Ms. Roberts just forgot to mention that the Southern racist states were governed by DEMOCRATS! Oh, and by the way, the KKK was founded, staffed and supported by, you guessed it, the DEMOCRATS!
Showing a government ID card to check your name off on the voting roll, is NOTHING compared to poll tests that were designed to be confusing and discourage people from voting.
NOTHING SIMILAR AT ALL.
EVERYONE HAS G-DAMN ID TODAY. THEY CAN GET ONE FREE IF NEEDED.
This is idiotic AND discengenuous AND just plain EVIL for liberals today to equate showing an ID with 1950s southern democrat anti-black, anti-republican voter tactics.
Aha. Coke-head Roberts has finally emerged once again!
She is so far left that for a time she’s fallen off the radar, but here she is again. Defaming the nation that would be well rid of her along with the phony in the White Hut.
Cokie Roberts’ lies are downright evil
Cokie stays true to her liberal cause, that’s for sure. I disagree with most everything she says, but I wish Cokie well since dealing with her Mom’s death last month. Lindy Boggs, a former Louisiana Congresswoman died at 97. A lot of centurians these days. People who live almost to 100, and people who grow to almost seven feet are still unusual, but not as rare as they were, say, thirty years ago.
Another non issue being used to scare people by the media and progressive left. Who are the US citizens of legal age being denied the right to vote? Felons, yes in some states.
Residency requirements. Yes, you must prove residence in the location where you plan to vote. Is this a hardship? No. In most instances a photo ID or utility bill can be used to prove residency.
Citizenship requirement. Yes. Why is this an issue? Voting is a privilege that goes with citizenship. If a non citizen wants to vote in a US election they can go through the process to become a citizen.
Picture ID to cast a vote? Yes. Why is this a hardship? Progressives claim it is a hardship for the elderly. The elderly must have a photo ID to draw social security and medicare so where is the hardship? Progressives also claim it is a burden on the poor. The poor must show a picture ID to sign up for welfare benefits or drive a car. Should a poor or elderly person not have a driver’s license with a photo ID states provide for citizens to obtain a free photo state issued photo ID.
Any other limits? No if a person can prove citizenship and fill out the documents. There are no poll taxes or property ownership requirements. There are no race, sex, religious, income, or ethnic requirements or exclusions. In fact if they can’t read or write they can get help filling out the documents.
Zero evidence has been presented as states denying legitimate voters access to the polls. This issue is merely a distraction.
cokehead roberts is “...Downright evil”. That she poses as a “journalist” in itself is disgusting. She is politician spawn inflicted upon us by her political parents...just like algore, the Insufferable Boor.
Hey Cokie - is it evil to show an ID to:
Get on a plane?
Cash a check?
Go on a White House Tour?
Buy a gun?
Get Social Security?
Buy a house?
Rent an apartment?
A loyal member of the progressive movement. Daughter of a known member of the CPUSA.
Not to mention that you have to show ID to get a job. It is curious that somehow obamaLIVs have the ID to get welfare and buy booze, but lack the proper ID to vote or get jobs.
Roberts also forgot to mention that it was a Republican who wrote the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
“...A lot of centurians these days...”
I don’t see any Imperial Roman officers going about in full armor these days, but there are quite a few centenarians who are still with us.
Anyway, North Carolina, you are WARNED! Cokie Roberts is giving you the stinkeye on voting rights!
“It should be as easy to vote as it is to buy a gun.”
Problem is, we’ll end up with vote-control measures to keep guns and voting away from conservatives, but not from illegals from Mexico.
Cokie Roberts always reminded me of Wednesday Addams.
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Cookie Roberts? I didn’t know that fossil was still alive.
Sigh, so she is and getting dumber by the minute.
She was dumb 30 years ago. Now, a box of rox can out think her.
Oh! You’re right about that word.
Kookie Roberts is back on the radar screen. Yawn.
Back under your rock, Cokie...
Agree on all but one;
“Get Social Security?”
I applied for, and got SS, by just going online. Didn’t have to show any ID. Same with Medicare. Never saw another human, didn;t show anyone my ID.
Cokie, a Democrat, is a member of the party that endorsed Jim Crow laws and lynched blacks.
I am a member of the party that fought for the freedom of people who were considered chattel and property.
Democrats, members of Cokie Roberts’ party, fought for legalized and mandated segregation.
MY party, the party of MLK Jr., fought for the rights of freedom of association, and for people of good character—of all races—to eat, drink, pee, and live anywhere they can find the means.
Cokie Roberts’ party—Democrat—is the party that heartily endorses and applauds taxpayer funded infanticide. Her party even has as a leader a clown who refused to save living children who survived a botched abortion.
My party is one that fights for all innocent unborn life.
Democrats, the party of Cokie Roberts, demands the forced celebration of the relationships of those who practice sodomy.
My party is one that allows people to engage sexually with other willing adults however they wish, but does not see the need to force a changed definition of marriage that goes against Biblical and traditional ethics.
So Cokie is right in one sense—her party is one of intolerance, hatred, and perversion....and that is indeed evil.
She wants elections to be determined by fraud and illegal voters. Why does no one ever called these rats out?
Translation: “Democrats need vote fraud in order to continue growing big government.”
Requiring a voter ID to vote and prevent voter fraud is not moving backward. Cokie is a political hack like her parents.
I ache for the day in which this becomes widely known.
So many forces that cover up truth today...we need some high-profile educators to commandeer the airwaves and make stuff like this known.
Did Cokie have to show a photo ID to get into the ABC News studio?
Are you volunteering? Because I wouldn’t touch that with Laz’s unit.
But you had to provide your SS number which had to match your name, right?
I think Cokie is all poked-out......
No, media royalty don’t need no stinkin’ ID.....
“But you had to provide your SS number which had to match your name, right?”
Yes, of course. You’re right. But I never had to present an ID to a person.
This from the same imbecile who joked on the air that in New Orleans the dead are buried above ground (true) so they can make it to the polls.
Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
“Cokie”...really? And she expects to be taken seriously in journAlism with that name??
Did she earn a :sniff: :sniff: reputation at college parties?
Stopping voter fraud is evil.
]Pray for America to Wake Up
I’d hit it.
Maybe old Cokie should spend a few minutes in a Southern state in modern times instead of going off of impression based in the past before she opines on this subject.
The South ain’t what it used to be under Democrat rule.
“Cokie, a Democrat, is a member of the party that endorsed Jim Crow laws and lynched blacks.....”
Comparing the two parties today with those of 75-100 years ago is a bit pointless, but yes, it were the Democrats that tended to be segregationist.
The Dimocrap party of today has now been taken over by the Marxist/Communist. They might as well merge with the CPUSA.
Given their way, America will resemble the now defunct USSR.
“Are you volunteering? Because I wouldnt touch that with Lazs unit.”
Nah, and if I were Laz I’d keep “Little Laz” out of harm’s way! Just the thought of what you are proposing send chills down my spine!
Isn’t ID required to cash a SS check?
That skank Cokie is a Democrat so naturally she would oppose laws that promote the integrity of the election process. I have yet to hear a single one of these scumbags explain why Democrats need ID to get their food stamps, welfare EBT cards, and Section 8 housing subsidies, and all the rest of their handouts, but shouldn’t need ID to vote.
Cokie Roberts is still alive???
I am sick and tired of liberals.
The fact that Cokie could make a living being do biased and disengenius is downright evil......
During his tenure in Congress, Hale Boggs was an influential player in the government. After Brown v. Board of Education he signed the Southern Manifesto condemning desegregation in the 1950s and opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Yet unlike most southern congressmen of his era, he supported the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Open Housing Act of 1968.
So he despised the Negro himself and yet saw the writing on the polling booth wall. Well, isn't it just fine for Missy Cokie to expiate her shame by smearing others as criminals...one can only imagine the slurs and degradation dealt out daily in the hallways of home and office at the historic, palatial Chez Boggs...
And no I don't wish her a well day on earth, regardless of her sainted old mother's passing...Cokie Roberts would rather see the likes of me and mine up against a wall, or in shackles out in the shed like the blacks her great-granddaddy used to OWN.
Cokie and her verminous family will do just fine on her own using you and me and those who think like us as fodder and grist and bonemeal to cover over their greed and guilt and hate.