Skip to comments.Holder's Racial Incitement
Posted on 06/01/2012 7:12:54 AM PDT by reaganaut1
The United States of America has a black President whose chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, is also black. They have a lot of political power. So how are they using it? Well, one way is to assert to black audiences that voter ID laws are really attempts to disenfranchise black Americans. And liberals think Donald Trump's birther fantasies are offensive?
"In my travels across this country, I've heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, whooften for the first time in their livesnow have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation's most noble ideals," Mr. Holder said Wednesday in a speech to the Council of Black Churches. Voter ID laws and white discrimination, he added, mean that "some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang in the balance."
That's right. The two most powerful men in America are black, two of the last three Secretaries of State were black, numerous corporate CEOs and other executives are black, and minorities of many races now win state-wide elections in states that belonged to the Confederacy, but the AG implies that Jim Crow is on the cusp of a comeback.
It's demeaning to have to dignify this argument with facts, but here goes. Voter ID laws have been found by the courts not to be an undue burden under the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The landmark Supreme Court opinion, upholding an Indiana law in 2008, was written for a six-member majority by that noted right-winger, John Paul Stevens.
Black voter turnout increased in Georgia and Indiana after voter ID laws passed. Georgia began implementing its law requiring one of six forms of voter ID in 2007.
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Will the GOP point this out or prefer to lose graciously? (I fear the the latter, so someone outside the GOP establishment needs to step up.)
I cannot believe that this clown is the U.S. Attorney General. It goes to show just how far America has gone into the toilet.
Its not about Black turnout. Its about making sure that illegals get to vote. Holder can’t say that though.
The establishment GOP and its media lackeys have painted themselves in a box, they by their nature as the kept opposition must accept the Left’s ideology of “white privilege.” Thanks to the turds like Rich Lowry.
With or without the successful prosecution of Fast & Furious, the most UNjust racist AG in the history of the USA will be out of office in the administration of a President Romney.
We are terrified of melanin?
Calling Obama and Holder “black” is puzzling; Obama is mulatto and Holder looks to be “high yellow”.
I might be starting to get that way. :(
We wouldn’t be living this nightmare had it not been for the herds of stupid white people voting for this commie, to prove they were “good” people and not “racists”.
The fact that this guy is a full blown marxist completely bounced off their block heads.
If he had been a white commie, he wouldn’t have survived the primary.
The good news is that because of the administration’s own actions, the idiot notion that only “whitey” can be racist is quickly dissolving in front our very eyes.
Its so bad that even stupid people are starting to “get” it.
Go down and buy some ammo before prices go up.
November will be bloody as Holder/Obama incite riots claiming racism caused the elecion to be stolen.
I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time before this country has another white/black president. O has ruined it for blacks having a shot at the presidency.
Obama has single handedly made Free Republic frank about race
First time I’ve seen that in 12 years
*there are limits though..it’s kinda mod driven
but we used to be pretty much GOP lite PC on race
Perhaps he can give the same speech to the 'Council of WHITE Churches' someday soon.
I agree with that sentiment.
We Americans allowed a lack man to lead us. He has tried to rule us instead by fiat, to change the country to something we have never been and to pit groups against one another.
None of these is palatable to true patriots.
it’s sad that all blacks will be diminished by the work of this man.