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Rep. Sensenbrenner pushes bill to update Voting Rights Act (RINO)
The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/16/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by jazusamo

Key lawmakers announced a rewrite of the Voting Rights Act on Thursday, creating a test to judge which states are still so discriminatory that they need federal scrutiny of their voting decisions — moving to revive the iconic law just months after the Supreme Court declared part of it unconstitutional.

In their June decision, the justices said Congress couldn’t use discrimination from four decades ago to single out states for special federal scrutiny, so the proposal would update the test to look at recent federal court rulings that found a state or municipality violated voting laws.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the bill “an absolute disaster” and said it would write race-based criteria into one part of what had been a race-neutral law.

“For the first time, Sensenbrenner’s bill actually says that the protections of this amendment will only apply to racial minority groups, and they defined them in the law, and it specifically excludes white voters,” Mr. von Spakovsky said. “They’re basically giving a ‘get out of jail free’ card to black elected officials in the South, where they can discriminate all they want against white voters.”

The bill includes a new definition of “persistent, extremely low minority turnout.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: doj; fascism; franksensenbrennerjr; hansvonspakovsky; holder; jamessensenbrennerjr; jimsensenbrennerjr; scotus; section4; section5; sensenbrenner; votingrightsact; wisconsin
Mr. Sensenbrenner and his fellow bill authors, Mr. Leahy and Rep. John Conyers Jr.

Eric Holder has to be delighted to have Sensenbrenner join Leaky Leahy and Conyers joining him, 0bummer has to be pleased also.

1 posted on 01/16/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Classic RINO idiocy.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 7:38:47 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jazusamo

That Sensenbrenner guy is really turning out to be quite the GOP-E squish.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 7:39:49 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: jazusamo

John Conyers must be really upset that we’re getting voter fraud under control in Michigan and they couldn’t even keep the white guy out of the Mayor’s position in Detroit.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 7:40:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jospehm20

Chamber of Commerce must be paying well.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 7:42:00 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: jospehm20

Absolutely, he’s gone to the dark side.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 7:44:37 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: All

“which states are still so discriminatory “

I didn’t know there were still states that didn’t allow blacks and women to vote.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 7:49:36 PM PST by willywill
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To: jazusamo

Mr. Sensenbrunner, we’re comin to gitcha” TEA Party USA


8 posted on 01/16/2014 7:50:07 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: jazusamo

One problem with using Census data for checking voting discrimination these days is that there are too many areas with a large percentage of noncitizens.

This is a potential improvement over what we had, by the way....not that the deal still can’t be bad.


9 posted on 01/16/2014 7:51:51 PM PST by scrabblehack
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10 posted on 01/16/2014 7:52:47 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

RINO Sensenbrenner wrote GWB’s “Patriot Act,” which made Obama’s NSA the Holy Terror that it is today.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 7:53:56 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jazusamo
What kind of insanity inspires a Republican to revive the trashy, blatantly unconstitutional Section V of the, so-called, Voting Rights Act?

Yes, I know Sensenbrenner is a RINO, but I can't imagine why even a RINO would deliberately give this power to this Justice Department... I mean, we don't even need to imagine a JD that's controlled by radical left wing monsters, we actually have one... And the Civil Rights Division? A nest of vipers even without Obama's cop-killer lawyer appointee to head it up...

Unless you've lived under these draconian laws, you might not know what it's like to have to go to Washington and get their approval every time you change a polling station.

And to co-write such a bill with Conyers?

Just when you think you've come to grips with the Liberal tactic of using our own division and outrage as a weapon against us... here comes someone in the Republican Party presenting further evidence that Constitutionalists have no political party...

No, can't wait at least until there's a Conservative heading Justice... What's the pay off Sensenbrenner?


12 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:03 PM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: jazusamo; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz; Tennessee Nana; ...
RE :”Rep. Sensenbrenner pushes bill to update Voting Rights Act (RINO)”

This one is a long term pet peeve of mine.

Sensenbrenner pushed the re-authorization of VRA in 2006 with GWB and GOP house and GOP Senate as is, months before getting creamed in that election .

That means that Bush signed this law passed by GOP in 2006 that included punitive voting rules restrictions on a handful of states, all Red conservative states. That meant that those conservative states had to get permission from Holder before enacting any new voter ID laws.

After Obama was re-elected, by some miracle the SCOTUS struck those provisions down that shackled those conservative states.

And here comes RINO Sensenbrenner again to help Dems put them back on.

13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:31 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: jospehm20

Hes a senile old bastard

GOP needs to be looking at ways to disenfranchise the parasite class, not stack the deck against white people.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:27 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Prospero

Couldn’t agree with you more. This has been a crusade with Sensenbrenner for several years, he should retire.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:37 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: sickoflibs

Amen to that, it’s pathetic!


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:08:20 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Absolutely disgusting. The Supreme Court helps us out for a change and some Republicans want to overrule them and reinstate new race-based liberal tyranny. We need these morons out of the party.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 3:26:30 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: jazusamo; headstamp 2; jospehm20; cripplecreek; EQAndyBuzz; willywill; CIDKauf; scrabblehack; ...
What kind of insanity inspires a Republican to revive the trashy, blatantly unconstitutional Section V of the, so-called, Voting Rights Act?

The sort that would cause them to push Romney: they do not stand for what they say they do.
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18 posted on 01/17/2014 4:27:35 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
I listened to the Great One on my drive home during this presentation. He's absolutely correct, although I disagree that the coup is "gradual."

In five short years, he's undone much of the work of over two centuries of patriots. My only question is, when 20 January 2016 arrives, do you really expect Obama to relinquish power?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

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19 posted on 01/17/2014 4:36:50 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jazusamo

Oh? Is there a problem? For two days now I have been arguing with “conservatives” about how the GOP and it’s lesser evil BS have to be flushed.

Well, I have been told that I support Obama when I oppose crap like this because the dem is worse. But maybe I’m just tired. Can someone refresh my memory about how voting for idiots like this is good for America again?

Cuz I just ain’t seeing it. Nor am I seeing how the Dem doing it is in any way worse.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 4:37:10 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jazusamo

Oh? Is there a problem? For two days now I have been arguing with “conservatives” about how the GOP and it’s lesser evil BS have to be flushed.

Well, I have been told that I support Obama when I oppose crap like this because the dem is worse. But maybe I’m just tired. Can someone refresh my memory about how voting for idiots like this is good for America again?

Cuz I just ain’t seeing it. Nor am I seeing how the Dem doing it is in any way worse.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 4:41:38 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: jazusamo

Oh? Is there a problem? For two days now I have been arguing with “conservatives” about how the GOP and it’s lesser evil BS have to be flushed.

Well, I have been told that I support Obama when I oppose crap like this because the dem is worse. But maybe I’m just tired. Can someone refresh my memory about how voting for idiots like this is good for America again?

Cuz I just ain’t seeing it. Nor am I seeing how the Dem doing it is in any way worse.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 4:41:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: OneWingedShark

I saw a brief head line on some other news site (so I won’t vouch for it) that claims people are clamoring for Mitt to make another run.... lost my lunch am ready to join all who want to carry torches and pitch forks and any other implement as we storm the towers of the castle to kill the beast


23 posted on 01/17/2014 4:44:41 PM PST by Nifster
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jazusamo.

http://1en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Sensenbrenner#Tenure


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:45:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: jazusamo

Senselessbrenner is one of those old time establishment RINOs .


25 posted on 01/17/2014 5:06:21 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: sickoflibs

What you said should be in an ad. Concise, informative and to. The. Point.

Thx.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 5:19:25 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: OneWingedShark

The naive have not yet come to terms with the fact of socialist Republicans. Calling a spade, a spade, is not PC.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 5:28:40 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I’m not seeing it either and the Dems doing it are in no way worse.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:34 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: willywill

“I didn’t know there were still states that didn’t allow blacks and women to vote.”

That’s not a problem. However, there are many states where the TEA Party members are allowed ti vote. That’s a big problem. Just ask Andrew Cuomo.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 7:33:36 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: OneWingedShark

My tag line explains it all. This has been going on for 100 years now. We really need a second party to compete with the criminals.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 7:39:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ConorMacNessa

“20 January 2016”

unfortunately, it is 3 more years. 20 January 2017


31 posted on 01/17/2014 8:11:25 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Damn! You're absolutely right, of course! And I was stone cold sober when I posted that - after a couple of hours of attitude adjustment I would never have made such a mistake!

I still say the maggot won't relinquish power - he's not raising all those DHS Storm Troopers to protect us.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 01/17/2014 8:24:53 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God is powerful ... the maggot is a worm.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 8:35:58 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: RitaOK
RE :”What you said should be in an ad. Concise, informative and to. The. Point. Thx.”

My pleasure as its my peeve.

Back in 2006 I read an National Review editorial telling the GOP to take those specific provisions out before re-authorizing it. That is why I remember it passing.

The GOP idiots passed it screwing those conservative states, then minorities voted against the GOP in 2006 and 2008 anyway both slaughters. It bought them nothing.,

34 posted on 01/17/2014 8:51:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: jazusamo

bkmk


35 posted on 01/18/2014 2:24:35 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: jazusamo
I guess it depends on how they define minority. In West Philadelphia, where the Panthers intimidated white voters, whites are clearly a minority.

But the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior; so I imagine our overlords have not thought of this angle.

36 posted on 01/18/2014 11:15:45 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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