Skip to comments.Holder compares Texas voter ID law to post slavery poll taxes (Obama admin. plays another race card)
Posted on 07/10/2012 7:08:47 PM PDT by tobyhill
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday compared the new Texas voter ID law to the post-slavery efforts to keep blacks from voting known as a poll taxes.
The law was passed last year by the GOP-led state legislature, then signed by Gov. Rick Perry, in an effort to curb voter fraud.
In a speech at the annual NAACP conference, in Houston, Holder said many voters would have to travel great distances to get a government-issued photo ID and that some would struggle to pay for the requisite paperwork.
We call these poll taxes, Holder said.
He also said the Texas law hurts minorities and that politics is the driving force behind the issue.
Holder called Texas the center of our national debate on voting rights issues and vowed the Justice Department would aggressively fight to enforce those rights.
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I usually compare Holder to your everyday common criminal.
What party favored those?
But you need ID to get into his speech on whatever it was ...
Keep flaming the race war flames with your BS, withHolder. Most blacks I know are as sick of it as I am. But then I don’t associate with racists of any color (which means I wouldn’t associate with you).
Holder is a racist.
I see where they are going with this.
The 24th amendment bans poll taxes.
So, they may argue in court that, because there are fees to pay to get an ID, and that if an ID is needed to vote, thus, the fee for the ID is a poll tax.
Not saying I agree with that stretch of logic, far from it. But I bet that is where they are going with this.
In that case, any costs associated with voting, such as the gas you paid to put in your car to drive to the polling place, would be considered a poll tax.
I am sure there are some liberal judges out there, who would agree with this crazy reasoning, once it gets to court.
The Democrats enforced Poll Taxes to make sure eligible people could not vote.
The Republicans want to enforce Voter ID to make sure ONLY eligible people vote.
Of course, Holder is a Democrat.
As compared to the individual mandate which IS a life/poll tax!
I can’t believe we have criminals running this country. Out right thugs.
They, really, must be worried about holding their racist base.
In the early days of the NAACP, one of the organization's main missions was to get blacks registered to vote. This consisted of not only of fighting poll tax laws, but to actually go out and get blacks to register. The NAACP can be doing the same thing today, going out and making sure blacks have IDs, rather than sitting around listening to Holder. It would be a more productive use of their time. No one would stop them from having a drive to get people the proper ID, so that those people can participate more fully as citizens.
“He also said the Texas law hurts minorities and that politics is the driving force behind the issue.”
Eric, when Black Panthers threaten voters and say things like ‘your about to be ruled by a black man’ you do nothing - and claim that your not a racist and that you aren’t making choices purely on the basis of your agenda and personal politics. When La Raza says that they exist to take back the America Southwest, and when anti-white ‘activists’ gleefully say that whites are going to be a minority in America in a few decades, you don’t see racism. On the other hand, when efforts are made to ensure that the votes of American citizens are not nullified by those not eligible to vote, you cry racism and foul. You sir are the racist.
We call these poll taxes, Holder said.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Then why does Holder demand ID to attend his speeches?
everytime the media or an administration person screams about race it takes Obaba farther down in the polls. He has spent $90 million in past 30 days to earn 0% increase over Mitt. In many states the numbers are in margin of error. I hope he tries to claim it is about race in a speech -he gives -he will drop to 20%.
Do these people have NO SHAME?
So, to keep this in prospective....all of these people who lack a photo ID....have a bigger problem. They can’t buy booze because if the clerk asks for an ID...they are screwed. If they look young, they can’t buy cigerettes. They can’t walk through a airport because TSA will ask for an ID and a ticket. They can’t get anything much accomplished at the Social Security Administration office. They can’t cash checks, or open bank accounts. They can’t join the US military. They can’t get narcotic drugs at the pharmacy. They can’t get a business license. They will have trouble registering a car. They will have trouble registering at any major city for a rally, protest or parade. They probably won’t be able to stand on any jurty duty. If they get stopped by a cop....even for jay-walking....they will have a tough time. They probably will have trouble getting a marriage license, or getting divorced. They can’t rent cars at the airport. They won’t be able to cross the border into Mexico or Canada. And in some states, they won’t be able to get a hunting license.
Basically, it’s a pretty tough life to live....without the photo ID, and you better have a plan “B”.
Wonder what he’ll say if Texas says goodbye?
Is Holder saying whites don’t have to have a photo ID? Or Asians? Or white Hispanics? Holders needs to dump the chip on his shoulder ...
My wife is Pollish and she takes offense at him calling it a poll tax....
The Texas photo ID for this purpose, is free.
Speaking as someone that been divorced 3 times, I can assure you that no ID is required. Cold, hard cash suffices.
But I'm not bitter.
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The NFA is a poll tax too Mr. Holder. Either repeal the NFA or we’re taking it out in court. If we lose, so do you as we’ll have grounds to apply fees to ALL Civil Rights. Is this something you REALLY want to happen?
Think about it hard. It’s coming soon!
Someone has explain to me how it is that someone has to have proof to register to vote would be unable to provide said proof at the voting booth??
This smacks of political grand standing!
The ONLY reason Democrats are against voter ID laws lies in the fact that they rely heavily on illegal aliens, cats, dogs, the dead, and martians to pad their ranks at election time. That and only that is what this is all about.
I love Eric and Valerie; and the phrase:
Wezza can neva make a miz take like tat a ginn, Prefect...
Got a link ? I thought this was so too but a quick look at DMV says the ID fee is the same as for a drivers' license.
Looks to me that you don't even need to prove citizenship in TX anyway, last four of SSN will do - and legal aliens will have that as well as citizens: All voters who registered to vote in Texas must provide a Texas driver's license number or personal identification number issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or the last four digits of your social security number.
It’s written in the new picture ID law that it is free. This law hasn’t taken effect yet since Holder has the law in court. The ID info. you are reading doesn’t require a picture ID.
I’m sorry but the Race Card company called. Your race card was declined, and I cut it up into itty bitty pieces.
Is the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Public Library racist? How about the Airlines? How about the store where you buy your beer or cigarettes? They all require identification. What nonsense!