Eric Holder Gets Disenfranchised

Eric Holder Gets Disenfranchised

From the grave, the great right wing provocateur Andrew Breitbart strikes again!  This time, the team he left behind, which includes ACORN-buster James O’Keefe, has released a video that embarrasses U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder — perhaps the worst Attorney General in U.S. history — by going as far as possible to disenfranchise the Obama appointment without breaking the law… taking away his right to vote because identification was not required to vote.

For years, Republicans have argued that voter impersonation is a serious crime with massive political consequences that can disenfranchise an entire group of voters, if not all legal voters.  They argue that without a photo ID requirement, Americans can never truly have confidence in our system of voting.

Meanwhile, Democrats — including Holder — argue that a Voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on “minorities” and the “poor” (voters they believe tend to support Democrats).  They suggest the cost to obtain voter identification is too high; However, in Pennsylvania, it costs $13.50 to obtain identification to vote.  If you are too poor for that, it’s free.  Then Democrats cite the cost to travel somewhere to obtain the identification.  Really?!  Is that what has securing the sanctity of voting in the United States of America has boiled down to… one’s inability to get a ride to your local identification-issuing authority?!   Both the Democrats and Republicans parties offer vans to take voters to vote… I am sure if one of their voters needs an ID, they will provide that ride too.

This year, eight states have joined twenty-four other states that have passed laws that require voters to show identification at the polls.  Currently, there are five states that have strict photo identification requirements in order to vote (Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kansas).  And Eric Holder’s office has been busy denying “preclearance” to the Southern States that have enacted the exact same laws.

What is preclearance?   Some jurisdictions singled out in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for their practices in the 1960s, are still required by law to receive federal permission for certain changes to election law or changes in venue.  Ironically, Texas, Alabama and South Carolina are denied the right by the federal government to change their voting practices to match those of the northern states like Pennsylvania, Kansas and Indiana. Two states, South Carolina and Texas, require this preclearance from the Justice Department or a court, which is consistently denied by Holder’s office.

In spite of the Democrat rhetoric that sounds more like they want to protect voter-fraud than anything else, no one individual is disenfranchised by voter ID laws, but so long as these laws are not enacted, dead people voting, duplicate voting, and people voting on behalf of Eric Holder disenfranchise every single law-abiding voting citizen.

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11 Responses to "Eric Holder Gets Disenfranchised"

  1. Incidentally, whenever you’re ready to admit that you falsely attributed to me a bunch of stuff about Zimmerman that I never, ever said, I’ll be right here.

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  2. Great investigation. Holder is such a disgrace to this country. For petty sake you must have an ID for everything. But our most sacred right to vote, we need nothing.

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  3. >>However, in Pennsylvania, it costs $13.50 to obtain identification to vote. If you are too poor for that, it’s free.

    Hilarious. The “fiscally responsible” party that has spent the last month rebelling against the (false) notion of paying for other people’s birth control (even though unwanted births are WAY more expensive to the taxpayers than birth control pills ever could be) is now perfectly eager to make taxpayers foot the bill for free IDs, all to prevent a crime that almost never actually happens. From the WAPO article:

    “The Advancement Project’s report “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” shows that taxpayers will bear the costs of these measures — more than $20 million in North Carolina, for example, to educate voters and provide free IDs to those without them, as the state’s law requires.”

    You guys crack me up.

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  4. I’d rather pay for ID’s than dirty the voting system. We are the model for all other democracies yet ours is so corrupt it’s laughable. Good report!

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  5. >>I’d rather pay for ID’s than dirty the voting system.

    Except voter fraud almost never happens. From the WaPo article:

    “For example, a 2005 statewide study in Ohio found four instances of ineligible persons voting or attempting to vote in 2002 and 2004, out of 9 million votes cast.”

    Four out of 9 million! These are even smaller numbers than children harmed by Easy-Bake ovens that Tim was chortling over last month!

    Worth millions in taxpayer money to prevent?

    You fiscally responsible people, you?

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    1. “Except voter fraud almost never happens.” -Almost never happens? So, you are saying it is okay to disenfranchise some people. You admit the current voter fraud that Republicans complain about actually exists… and yet you don’t want to see that problem resolved. It begs the question, why?! Republicans know that voter fraud benefits Democrats, and because you are a left wing nut, it benefits you. But you won’t admit that. Instead you cite a defense that has proven ZERO people have been disenfranchised. Where are the people coming forward in the 5 states that have strict voter photo ID laws saying they are disenfranchised? They don’t exist. But what does exist is voter fraud, which you admit, and want to do nothing about. Maybe Republicans ought to start engaging in voter ID fraud like Democrats, then you would probably change your tune on voter photo IDs.

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      1. >>“Except voter fraud almost never happens.” -Almost never happens? So, you are saying it is okay to disenfranchise some people.

        Um, no, I’m not, and this is HILARIOUS coming from the guy who was arguing so vehemently against the recall of Easy-bake ovens because “only” dozens of children were injured by it. I’m saying that the crime you guys are raising such a fuss about happens so rarely that the measure you are suggesting to prevent it are insanely disproportionate. Four instances of ineligible people voting out of NINE MILLION votes cast? To prevent that, the tax payers should spend millions to give out IDs that we’ve already done just fine without for the last couple centuries? And you guys are supposed to be the fiscally responsible, anti-spending ones?

        >>Republicans know that voter fraud benefits Democrats, and because you are a left wing nut, it benefits you.

        I don’t know that, and in fact, what I’m arguing is that it a) happens so rarely, it doesn’t benefit anyone, and b) ID laws would benefit YOU, as the WaPo article makes clear, so let’s not pretend that your side doesn’t have a stake in this.

        >>But what does exist is voter fraud, which you admit, and want to do nothing about.

        Oh bullshit. “It almost never happens” is not saying “It exists but I don’t want to do anything about it.” You’re so fucking bad at this. Have satanic ritual killings ever happened? Sure. Am I in favor of a special task force being formed to prevent them or Senate hearings to investigate them? No. There’s bigger fish to fry than something that happens .0000007% of the time, ya know?

        And again, how is this any different from your Easy-bake oven argument? It bothers you when one out of a few million votes are fraudulent, if that, but it doesn’t when dozens of kids get burned by a 100-watt bulb, and one even needs her finger amputated?

        Good to have priorities!

        >>Maybe Republicans ought to start engaging in voter ID fraud like Democrats, then you would probably change your tune on voter photo IDs.

        The most fraudulent election-related happening that I know of from recent years was thousands of blacks in Florida KNOWINGLY being prevented from voting because they had similar names to felons. And whenever we bring that up, you guys tell us to “get over it”, even though the results was a history-making election swing that nearly wrecked the country, and we’re still recovering from it.

        So you’re free to shut the fuck up about this, because you have zero cred. As usual.

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    1. Jesus, once again, focusing on the way I said something instead of what I said. It’s just uncanny, this place.

      Why not take a moment, just a moment, to look PAST the tone and profanity to, you know, the content? Crazy thought, isn’t it?

      Incidentally, “Get a hobby you angry little man” doesn’t really do your lecture any favors. Just FYI.

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