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REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LABELS TEXAS AS 'DISCRIMINATORY'
Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | LOGAN CHURCHWELL

Posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT by mandaladon

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN--During a filibuster-style radio interview in Milwaukee Friday, senior Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) charged that the State of Texas as a whole had a tendency to discriminate against minority voters and should be placed back under Holder Justice Department supervision thanks to his proposed legislation. After the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act—a policy that held a number of southern states like Texas and other jurisdictions structurally discriminatory toward minorities until proven otherwise—Rep. Sensenbrenner vowed to revive the law. When pressed to justify his desire to again empower the Justice Department, he labeled Texas and Georgia as prime examples of statewide, structural discrimination against minority voters. “Texas and Georgia are the two worst,” Rep. Sensenbrenner argued. “Texas and Georgia haven’t gotten the message.” Rep. Sensenbrenner’s assertion that Texas is one of the “worst” involves sporadic instances of counties or voting jurisdictions not having adequate supply of foreign language ballots for an election. Out of Texas’ 254 counties, only seven instances have occurred in 15 years. According to Rep. Sensenbrenner’s interview, such instances justify his labeling the entire state as being discriminatory. Former Justice Department attorney and whistleblower J. Christian Adams broke down the harsh realities that would arise, should Rep. Sensenbrenner and the organized left pass his legislation. “[Rep. Sensenbrenner’s] bill would empower corrupt leftist bureaucrats to manipulate or block state election integrity laws. The reason the left is so keen to have Mr. Sensenbrenner’s bill pass is because they know how partisan voting rights enforcement has become at DOJ. His bill will be used to help turn Texas blue if it passes. It will be used to erode the Constitutional balance of power the states have over their own elections.”

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KEYWORDS: elections; ericholder; ericwithholder; gop; gope; howtostealanelection; illegalimmigration; injusticedepartment; jamessensenbrenner; justusdepartment; playtheracecard; texas; votefraud; voterenvy; voterid
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When pressed to address a recent interview with James O’Keefe at a constituent meeting about how his legislation would strip voter protections from white voters, Rep. Sensenbrenner echoed sentiments of O’Keefe’s progressive detractors. “Mr. O’Keefe is very good at cutting and pasting. He is very good at putting up misleading stuff, he’s gotten in trouble repeatedly,” Sensenbrenner said.====================This moron calls himself a Republican?
1 posted on 03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

May God smite him


2 posted on 03/09/2014 11:23:38 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mandaladon

These people should retire before going senile.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mandaladon; lexington minuteman 1775; yldstrk

The Group of Other Progressives (GOP)


4 posted on 03/09/2014 11:25:01 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon

Don’t like election results? Send in the Holder thugs.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 11:25:49 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

We have to get rid of the “Republicans” before we can do anything with Democrats.
Something about clearing the mote in another’s eye with a beam in your own.
Or trying to cast out Satan with Beelzebub.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 11:28:21 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: mandaladon
“Texas and Georgia haven’t gotten the message.”

Why don't you come on down to Texas and deliver it, Jimmy?

7 posted on 03/09/2014 11:29:58 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: KC_Lion

Good one except it should be Gang of Other Progressives.


8 posted on 03/09/2014 11:30:29 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: mandaladon

Sensenbrenner is clearly past his onset of senility.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 11:32:56 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

....or Gang of Outdated Putzes......


10 posted on 03/09/2014 11:32:59 AM PDT by txeagle
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To: yldstrk

NSA probably recorded him with a prostitute.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 11:33:59 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mandaladon

Yeah, that mean ol’ Tom DeLay saw to it that a black majority district was created in the state and Chris Bell (D) lost his House seat to a black Democrat. Well Chrissy Sissy couldn’t blame the black voters for his defeat so he lashed out at Tom DeLay with an ethics charge on his way (one that has since been overturned, despite the stacked Austin jury).


12 posted on 03/09/2014 11:34:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: mandaladon

PRIMARY HIM!


13 posted on 03/09/2014 11:34:29 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon

I will NEVER understand why ANY Republican would use Democrat talking points against another Republican. McCain, Brewer (in AZ), now Sensenbrenner. Does the name Ronald Reagan mean ANYTHING to these turncoats??


14 posted on 03/09/2014 11:35:16 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: mandaladon
Rep. Sensenbrenner’s assertion that Texas is one of the “worst” involves sporadic instances of counties or voting jurisdictions not having adequate supply of foreign language ballots for an election.

Not my problem. Ballot initiatives are language specific and can be litigated in court. When you have 5 translations of "the law", you have no law.

15 posted on 03/09/2014 11:35:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: mandaladon

“...not having adequate supply of foreign language ballots for an election.”

Why should anyone who can’t speak English be allowed to vote?


16 posted on 03/09/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: mandaladon

Come on down James. We here in Georgia would like to show you what real voting looks like as opposed to the fraudulent crapola you seem to favor


17 posted on 03/09/2014 11:36:25 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: mandaladon

RINOs.


18 posted on 03/09/2014 11:37:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mandaladon

With electronic ballot boxes, the “number of ballots” available in each language becomes a moot issue.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: mandaladon

I wonder what Sensenbrenner thinks of Husein and michelle
requiring photo id from everyone who attends their
appearances?


20 posted on 03/09/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

“We have to get rid of the “Republicans” before we can do anything with Democrats.”

RINOS are the devil we don’t know as opposed to the RATs which are the devil we do! But you are right, it doesn’t do much to replace the RATs, so long as we are content to leave the RINOs/GOPe. Sure was disappointed that Texas “republicans” “chose” to keep Cornyn. That personifies the problem, and if you can’t get Texan “republicans” off their collective asses, it does not bode well for other races where we need to get rid of a RINO.


21 posted on 03/09/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: mandaladon

What business is it of his what Texas does?


22 posted on 03/09/2014 11:40:01 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

God Bless Texas!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 03/09/2014 11:41:53 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: mandaladon

The GOP has an endless supply of idiots.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 11:43:08 AM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: DocJhn

Amen.


25 posted on 03/09/2014 11:44:45 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: vette6387
RINOS are the devil we don’t know as opposed to the RATs which are the devil we do!

Actually RINOs are democrats and RATs are communists. Both camps have been around for quite a while.

Otherwise, why do you think they call em RINOs?

26 posted on 03/09/2014 11:46:13 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Jim Robinson
A political party is not a gentleman's club it is an organization committed to getting and exercising political power.

The Republican Party has neither the means nor the will to discipline wayward members. Can you imagine any Democrat representative departing from orthodoxy and succeed in evading the ideological gulag?

If one explores the Democrats power structure as outlined by David Horowitz one sees that a Democrat Representative or Senator has very little option but to follow the party line. Hence, we get Democrats from red states supporting Obamacare time and again. If the elected Democrat departs from orthodoxy he will lose funding, he will be primaried, his adversary will be financed, he will lose commission chairmanships, he will be shunned, and he will not find a sinecure in the academic/Government/media/ complex after he is ejected from office.

If one looks at the control, the very sinister tentacles, with which George Soros exerts such a controlling influence on the Democrats and their media, one can begin to understand much of their success in recent years.

The Republican Party cannot be more adrift. It has neither accommodated the participation of the grassroots nor has it effective top-down management by the establishment Rinos. It's like a football team without a quarterback or an army without a general.

We are naked before our enemies; we have no means of enforcing discipline of the ranks; we do not heed our base and we certainly do not respect our titular leaders.


27 posted on 03/09/2014 11:48:00 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: mandaladon
And "Sham-Wow!" And "Wiss-CAN-Sin" - as a State - has a notorious, well-earned, and apparently totally unconscious bigotry against people in the South.

Here's why Phil Gramm couldn't win the New Hampshire primary in 1996, because it's an acceptable prejudice, in parts of the Union, to hate southern accents, whether they come out of the mouths of whites or blacks.

28 posted on 03/09/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: mandaladon

For the most part, Sensenbrenner gets it right. This however, is just stupid.


29 posted on 03/09/2014 11:51:39 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: mandaladon

Sensenbrenner...the GOP-E loser who wrote the Patriot Act.


30 posted on 03/09/2014 11:51:42 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mandaladon
God bless Texas. What, pray tell is wrong with exercising individual discrimination? NOTHING! Discrimination is nothing more than your God-given right and freedom to choose. And a state is constitutionally free to discriminate as long as it isn't forced segregation of black people (14th Amendment).

Because of the constant brainwashing against the freedom to discriminate, people's consciences have been trained to believe there's something wrong with the choice to exclude a person or a group. So a major hurdle is to correct and mend this evil (guilty) conscience individually and collectively, as a society.

Martin Luther King (MLK) was a strong influence to forward this evil conscience about discrimination - an individual's right to choose associations. MLK confused the individual morality issue of choosing to exclude blacks with the legal and constitutional issue of the federal government's power and authority to interfere with an individual's choices. (MLK has become some sort of "untouchable" - "Oh, how could you say that about MLK?")

So now, discrimination is generally thought of as a bad word. In American consciousness and lexicon, discrimination is a "bad" thing, making no distinction between an individual's legal right to discriminate and his private moral decision about whether it is "right" to do so. This evil conscience needs to be countered and corrected whenever and wherever possible because an individual has every legal right and duty to discriminate. This is not to be confused with an individual’s moral right and duty to examine how and where they exercise their right which is an issue between that person and his God and no one else. And the federal government has no constitutional power to interfere with either an individual’s legal right or moral right.

So an important step to in taking back our freedoms is changing the consciousness of as many people as possible in the country from thinking that discrimination is "bad" to realizing that discrimination is our God-given right of freedom of choice. Not a five-minute job and may very well require God himself to do that. But people like me will shout it from the mountaintops every chance we get.

31 posted on 03/09/2014 11:58:43 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mandaladon; JRandomFreeper

Seven instances in 15 years? Can anyone say “accidental”? In the many years I worked and taught in Texas elections, I never came in contact with anyone who would “on purpose” not have enough ballots in Spanish or English.

There have been many cases in the past of more people showing up at a polling place than there are paper ballots if those are being used. This is provided for by the Texas Election Code. A judge calls the election administrator or county clerk, whichever is running the election or in a primary where the county chairman is running the election, the judge calls him/her. Ballots are printed on a copy machine and each ballot given a different number. Those are taken to the polling place and the judge signs the back of each ballot making them legal ballots.

Also, in a strange case where new ballots couldn’t get there, a judge may use a blank piece of paper and make a hand written ballot, give it a number and sign it on the back and it’s a legal ballot.

Also, of course, if machines are used, they don’t run out of ballots.

People should learn how elections work in Texas before they shoot off their mouth.


32 posted on 03/09/2014 11:59:00 AM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: mandaladon; JRandomFreeper

Also, in Texas, a law requires a Spanish speaking person be available to interpret English for a Spanish speaking person if he/she needs help.


33 posted on 03/09/2014 12:03:35 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: PapaNew

Excellent post, word for word. BUMP TO THE TOP.


34 posted on 03/09/2014 12:10:40 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

Thank you. We need to put up speakers around the country and shout it from the rooftops...and pray alot...


35 posted on 03/09/2014 12:13:21 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: mandaladon

Another senile RINO heard from. In the past two elections in which IDs were required, participation of Blacks and Hispanics INCREASED, you old fool.


36 posted on 03/09/2014 12:26:57 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: mandaladon
Harris County, Texas offers ballots in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

How many languages are offered on a Wisconsin ballot, again. One, perhaps?
37 posted on 03/09/2014 12:46:23 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Timber Rattler

I was just going to say he was senile...however, if he authored the so-called Patriots’ Act, he is an utter moron.


38 posted on 03/09/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mandaladon

They otta throw Tejas out of the Untied States! That would show them.


39 posted on 03/09/2014 12:53:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: vette6387

GOP is a dead party IMO. What looks like motion within in it is the writhing of grave worms in its carcass - like this yankee putz.


40 posted on 03/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: nathanbedford

“We are naked before our enemies; we have no means of enforcing discipline of the ranks; we do not heed our base and we certainly do not respect our titular leaders”

Only as long as ‘we’ remain in vassalage to this dead, rotten, Menshevik false front organization which is -scripted- to fail in our political theater.


41 posted on 03/09/2014 12:58:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (If you can read this, you are part of the resistance. Or some scum sucking kapo.)
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To: mandaladon

Wonder what the NSA has on him.


42 posted on 03/09/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

“Actually RINOs are democrats and RATs are communists. Both camps have been around for quite a while.”

They are the two sides of the same coin. Heads, They win, Tails, you loose!


43 posted on 03/09/2014 1:16:58 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: mandaladon

Sensenbrenner’s fulla sh*t.


44 posted on 03/09/2014 1:23:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: mandaladon

Sensenbrenner can go straight to hell, do not pass GO, do not collect any pension...


45 posted on 03/09/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Psalm 144
They otta throw Tejas out of the Untied States! That would show them.

"Only please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

46 posted on 03/09/2014 1:27:48 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Jim Robinson

Lived in Milwaukee in mid 80s. Blacks were invisible in employed positions. Even the lowest public sector jobs (janitors, garbage truck drivers, road crews, etc) were filled by whites. To say nothing of police, fire fighters, nurses, etc. So, these liberal midwesterners should mind their own business, and clean up their own nest first.


47 posted on 03/09/2014 1:47:35 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: Viennacon

PRIMARY HIM NOW!


48 posted on 03/09/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: mandaladon

“LABELS TEXAS AS ‘DISCRIMINATORY’, “

Love it! You Texans better get it: the more “redneck/discriminatory” you paint Texas, the less chances a liberal moves there.

OR you end up like Colorado where transplanted californians turns the red state blue...


49 posted on 03/09/2014 2:10:20 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mandaladon

Sensenbrenner used to be one of the most “sensible” members of Congress, but he must have jumped on the Paul Ryan Express lately.


50 posted on 03/09/2014 2:23:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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