Skip to comments.Sensenbrenner’s VRA Bill Wins Praise from Far-Left, Soros-Connected Race-Hustling Groups
Posted on 01/17/2014 8:59:46 AM PST by Mount Athos
Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner (WI) this week announced his intention to pass a bill reforming the Voting Rights Act. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act last year. As Christian Adams reported, Sensenbrenners bill would radically expand federal power over state elections. It would give Attorney General Eric Holder expansive new federal powers over state elections, including the ability to barge into polling places to monitor the use of foreign language election materials. It would also give Holder the power to block election integrity measures like Voter ID and citizenship verification.
Holder has earned a reputation for being one of the most partisan attorneys general in American history, litigating against states that have chosen to adopt election security reforms including voter ID.
Today, Sensenbrenner is holding a conference this afternoon call-in to discuss his bill. He is joined on the call by far-left leaders including Nancy Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Deborah Vagins of the ACLU, and Tamara Clay House, from the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.
A press release from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a group funded by to far-left George Soros activist network, lists groups praising Sensenbrenners extreme bill. Many of the groups listed are also connected to Soros network, or have close ties to the Obama administration.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Civil and Human Rights Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act Introduction ACLU: Bill Not Perfect, But Big Step in Right Direction Advancement Project: Voting Rights Act Amendment a Significant Step; Concerns Remain African American Ministers in Action: Applauds Introduction of VRA Legislation Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC: Advancing Justice-AAJC Applauds Voting Rights Act Update, Looks Forward to Working with Congress to Ensure Robust Protections for Language-Minority Voters Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Common Sense Fixes in New Legislation an Important Step to Creating a VRA for Today Brennan Center for Justice: Voting Rights Act Bill: Critical First Step to Improve Elections Campaign Legal Center: Bipartisan Voting Rights Bill an Important First Step in Undoing Damage Done by Supreme Court in Shelby County Common Cause: Bipartisan update of the Voting Rights Act goes a long way toward ensuring that every citizen has a clear path to the ballot box. Fair Elections Legal Network: Congressional Legislation to Restore the Voting Right Act is a Proactive Step to Reinstate Safeguards for Voters Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA): Applauds Bipartisan VRA Legislation Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Commends House on Bipartisan Effort to Protect Voters Rights Although Areas for Improvement Remain
MALDEF: Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan Voting Rights Bills, Seeks Necessary Improvement Project Vote: Project Vote Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Restore the Protections of the Voting Rights Act
League of Women Voters: Introduction of Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 in House Meaningful Step NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Introduction of Bipartisan Voting Rights Act Amendment As A Significant First Step National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO): Lawmakers take important step in moving Voting Rights Act legislation; Organization looks forward to working with Congress to strengthen protections for Latino voters National Association of Social Workers: Applauds Congress on Bipartisan Voting Rights Bill National Council of Jewish Women: Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Voting Rights Legislation National Urban League: Applauds Introduction of Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 People for the American Way: PFAW Praises Introduction of VRA Legislation SEIU: Voting Rights Bill Good First Step, Concerns Remain Over Voter ID
Its a rogues gallery of left-wing groups, praising Sensenbrenners bill. The SEIU strongly backs the Obama administrations agenda. Project Vote is an arm of the discredited, corrupt ACORN, which has been caught engaging in voter fraud. The Holder Justice Department has coordinated voter registration drives with Project Vote, which once employed Barack Obama.
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What in God’s name is wrong with this idiot Sensenbrenner?
Great, another infiltrator we have to deal with.
For many months MSNBC libs have been praising Sensenbrenner (WI) for getting the VRA passing in 2006 by the GOP, including those punitive measures against conservative states that the SCOTUS overturned.
Guess what, minorities thanked GOP in 2006 by voting them out.
WTF!! One of George Soros’ operatives must have pictures of him with a live prepubescent girl or a dead boy. What the hell is the nit wit thinking?
It’s probably too much to see this as a delaying tactic. Something that has no hope of passing the House but can be kept spinning in committee amd portrayed as something “in progress” that will rob the Dems of a major issue in motivating their base to turn out this November.
That probably isn’t the intent, but it for Conservatives it could be a beneficial I unintended consequence.
It’s not called “The Stupid Party” for nothing.
.... For whatever reason .... the Republican Party has decided to let the Democrat Party procede unchallenged with their agenda .... We have handed over to them the Keys to the Kingdom ..... we may well have helped them achieve Absolute Power.
It’s obvious that a large amount of pubbies and all the democrats in power hate this country as it was founded. There is a tipping point, it’s just a question of when the country gets to that tipping point and if it finally boils over to get them out all of power.
Sensenbrenner must have been blackmailed. i know the guy as ca rep, he’s not a liberal. there must be something going on for him to do this and have all these lefties join him. it’s totally against his SOP. someone has something on him via nsa and he’s rolled under like Roberts.
ca rep == a rep
Sure, the Republicans are anxious to get their hands on all the power that the Democrats are gathering after the pendelum swings back in their direction (which is not necessarily a safe assumption).
Way to go Sensenbrenner. Make Soros happy.
Work never ceases on building the Dictatorship! Waiting only for Obama(Jarrett) to announce the suspension of the forthcoming Presidential election, a Reichstag fire or equal and the Anchluss in Texas. Seig Heil!
Sensenbrenner: Collecting phone records abuses Patriot Act(The Author)
NOW he cares. (Unintended consequences)
It is NOT the Stupid Party.
Not decade after decade.
No, it is the COMPLICIT Party.
Yeah, but it's for our own good.
We've got to round up those pesky WHITE PEOPLE.
People may poo poo the idea of blackmail but too many Republicans are folding when they should be standing up to “The Regime”. My antennae is up.
I don’t get it. I always thought he was one of the good guys. The whole GOP is giving me a headshake right now. Its like they all drank Kool Aid or something.
What’s a good website for “Smilies” like the one you’re using? Thanks.
..... Unfortunately, historical records indicate that when that political pendulum swings .... whenever the Democrats are in power they always tend to successfully pull the political pendulums "Point of Suspension" all the way to the left and reposition it to that new fixed leftward point.
.... The GOP only tends to maintain that new fixed position until the Democrats return to office ... then they once again immediately begin pulling the country .... along with the pendulums "Point of Suspension" .... to the next new leftward position.
.... Then the cycle repeats and the country continues its leftward journey.