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10 December 2013

Pic of the Day: Mandela Was A Racist, Who Wanted To Return To The Jim Crow Era


At least, that's what Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Melissa Harris Perry, Touré, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and the rest of the Theater of the Absurd a/k/a MSNBC - along with President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, the entire Progressive Caucus, and all Progressives - would say if it was the position of any other supporter, especially a white one, of truing the vote.

In 2008, the Supreme Court in Crawford v Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181, held that an Indiana law requiring voters to provide photo IDs did not violate the Constitution of the United States by a vote of 6-3. The majority opinion was written by uber-liberal, John Paul Stevens.

He wrote: 

The relevant burdens here are those imposed on eligible voters who lack photo identification cards that comply with SEA 483. Because Indiana’s cards are free, the inconvenience of going to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, gathering required documents, and posing for a photograph TO VOTE, OR REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OVER THE USUAL BURDENS OF VOTING. 

The severity of the somewhat heavier burden that may be placed on a limited number of persons—e.g., elderly persons born out-of-state, who may have difficulty obtaining a birth certificate—IS MITIGATED BY THE FACT THAT ELIGIBLE VOTERS WITHOUT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION MAY CAST PROVISIONAL BALLOTS that will be counted if they execute the required affidavit at the circuit court clerk’s office. 

Even assuming that the burden may not be justified as to a few voters, that conclusion is by no means sufficient to establish petitioners’ right to the relief they seek. 

Some Polls: 

* Almost three-quarters of all Americans support the idea that people should have to show photo identification to vote, even though they are nearly as concerned about voter suppression as they are about fraud in presidential elections, according to a new Washington Post poll.

* to show photo identification, such as a driver’s licence, before being allowed to vote.’ 

* While 44% of Americans perceive partisan politics at play in the support of such laws, far more, 57%, see a genuine interest in fair elections as a big motivator, per WaPo poll.

* 83% of those polled believe laws requiring voters to ‘show identification in order to vote’ is a ‘good thing, per McClatchy.’ (Only 13% see it as a ‘bad thing.’)

* 72% of Democrats see voter ID as a ‘good thing.’ 

* 65% of those who see themselves as ‘very liberal’ favour voter ID laws. 

* 71% percent of Latinos say they support photo ID laws for voters, just 6 percentage points less than the general population’s 77 percent saying this, the poll found.

* Two-thirds of Republicans see voter fraud as a bigger problem; nearly as many Democrats are primarily concerned with denying eligible voters access to the ballot box. per WaPo poll.

Q in Marist, June 2013, poll: 

‘Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing if election laws were changed to require voters to show identification in order to vote?’

National adults: 83%

National Registered Voters: 84% 


Democrats: 72%
Republicans: 99%
Independent: 87% 


Very liberal-Liberal 65%
Moderate: 86%
Conservative- very conservative: 94% 


Northeast: 81%
Midwest: 84%
South: 88%
West: 74% 


Less than $50,000: 84%
$50,000 or more: 82% 


Not a college graduate: 85% 
College graduate: 91% 


White: 82%
Non-white: 83%


18-29: 77%
30-44: 79%
45-59: 93%
60 or older: 81%
Under 45: 78%
45 or Older: 87% 


Men: 82%
Women: 83%

1. Alcohol

2. Cigarettes

3. Opening a bank account 

4. Apply for food stamps

5. Apply for welfare

6. Apply for Medicaid/Social Security

7. Apply for unemployment or a job

8. Rent/buy a house, apply for a mortgage

9. Drive/buy/rent a car

10. Get on an airplane

11. Get married

12. Purchase a gun

13. Adopt a pet

14. Rent a hotel room

15. Apply for a hunting license

16. Apply for a fishing license

17. Buy a cell phone

18. Visit a casino

19. Pick up a prescription

20. Hold a rally or protest

21. Blood donations

22. Buy an “M” rated video game

23. Purchase nail polish at CVS

24. Purchase certain cold medicines

But required an ID to exercise the most basic and fundamental right and responsibility of citizenry and insure a true election result?  Nope!  That would be RAAAAAAAAAAAACIST or something!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some questions to ask the national Marxist left on this issue:

1) What percentage of the people of voting age have driver’s licenses?

Around 80% by the latest figures

2) What percentage of voting age live within a reasonable distance to an urban center of which they can obtain a free photo ID?

I suspect that is very high, but one would have to check with the census figures to confirm that.

Given those two percentages, it should be obvious that something like 99% of the people already have photo ID or live close enough to an urban center to get a free photo ID.

Given all those other reason you may need ID, this talking point should be laughed off the stage.