Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Liberal Hypocrisy: Protest Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights Act; Silent On New Black Panther's Voter Intimidation & IRS Disenfranchising Tea Party Voters

The Supreme Court today struck down a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, ruling the provision as written was obsolete to today's standards.

Despite the progress made in over 40 years, Democrats and the Obama Regime started playing the fear card, in scaring blacks and other minorities that somehow the KKK was around the corner.

USA Today reports the Democrat Party is using the decision for their fundraising.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune, writes:

Obama, a Democrat who in 2009 became the country's first African American president, said: "I am calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls."

The Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s, was meant to ensure access to the ballot box for minorities, traditional allies of Democrats, in states where such voting rights were considered at risk.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy promised to move quickly to restore the law in the 100-seat, Democratic-led U.S. Senate.

"I intend to take immediate action to ensure that we will have a strong and reconstituted Voting Rights Act that protects against racial discrimination," Leahy said.

A Senate Democratic aide familiar with the issue said it was likely that the Judiciary Committee would hold hearings on new legislation, but it was unclear how quickly a bill would begin moving through the Senate.

 ... House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi denounced the Supreme Court ruling as "a step backward on civil rights," but said Congress should take it "as a cue" to take additional action itself, like it did in 2006, to bolster the law.

"It is our responsibility to do everything in our power to remove obstacles to voting, to ensure every citizen has the right to vote and every vote is counted as cast," Pelosi said
.And then the big one, Attorney General Eric Holder slammed the ruling.
Let me be very clear: We will not hesitate to take swift enforcement action using every legal tool that remains available to us against any jurisdiction that seeks to take advantage of the Supreme Court's ruling by hindering eligible citizens full and free exercise of the franchise,” Holder said, not long after President Barack Obama said he was "deeply disappointed" by the ruling—a phrase Holder echoed twice.
Problems with voting “have not been consigned to history,” he said, and the Voting Rights Act has proven key in defending voters. In 2012, lower courts ruling on preclearance requests blocked a South Carolina voter ID law and a Texas congressional redistricting map, the attorney general noted. “Without the Section 4 coverage formula, neither of these discriminatory voting changes would have been subject to review, and both could have been implemented immediately,” Holder said.
Again echoing Obama, Holder called on Congress to take action to counter the ruling, and said he is “hopeful that new protections can and will pass in this session of Congress.”
If that's the case, then why did Eric Holder drop charges when the voting rights of white voters in Philadelphia were threatened by a black-supremacist group called the New Black Panthers in 2008? The Panthers brandished clubs outside a polling place and told white voters "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."

But Holder had the InJustice Department drop the charges against this black-supremacist group, saying the case demeaned "his people."

The George Soro$ funded Media Mutters called this voter intimidation "bogus." Likewise, Democrats were silent about this obstruction of voters. Just as Democrats who raised protests over voter ID laws did nothing when the IRS thrwarted political activities of the Tea Party by giving them more scrutiny than other organizations. That had a dramating impact on getting people to the polls in 2012 that might have voted against Richard Milhous Obama.

But, like Obama, Democrats don't represent all Americans.  They only use race and other factors as wedges to create straw-man arguments.

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