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Holder compares Texas voter ID law to post slavery poll taxes (Obama admin. plays another race card)
Fox News ^ | 7/10/2012 | fox news

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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1 posted on 07/10/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I usually compare Holder to your everyday common criminal.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 7:10:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: tobyhill
...post-slavery efforts to keep blacks from voting known as a “poll taxes.”

What party favored those?

3 posted on 07/10/2012 7:12:03 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: tobyhill

But you need ID to get into his speech on whatever it was ...


4 posted on 07/10/2012 7:13:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: tobyhill

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).


5 posted on 07/10/2012 7:18:48 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: tobyhill
I wonder if Holder knows that the first Gun Control Laws were implemented to restrict Blacks from owning Firearms to protect themselves from the Klan?
6 posted on 07/10/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Godfathercare, either your Freedom or your Money will be on that Insurance Policy.)
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To: tobyhill

Holder is a racist.


7 posted on 07/10/2012 7:20:50 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: tobyhill

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.


8 posted on 07/10/2012 7:21:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: tobyhill

9 posted on 07/10/2012 7:21:31 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: tobyhill

10 posted on 07/10/2012 7:23:18 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: tobyhill

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.


11 posted on 07/10/2012 7:25:09 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: tobyhill
...compared the new Texas voter ID law to the post-slavery efforts to keep blacks from voting known as a “poll taxes.”

As compared to the individual mandate which IS a life/poll tax!

12 posted on 07/10/2012 7:27:16 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: tobyhill

I can’t believe we have criminals running this country. Out right thugs.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 7:31:29 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: tobyhill

They, really, must be worried about holding their racist base.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 7:32:51 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: tobyhill
It is true that some people do not have IDs, and that a higher proportion of those people are black than the population as a whole. But the problem is not that they can't vote without an ID, it is that they don't have an ID in the first place. People have to have an ID to get jobs, to get credit, to fly on an airplane, get a library card, to listen to Holder's dumb speeches. It takes an ID to get through life these days. So why does Holder want black people to be blocked out of the mainstream of society and keep them on the margin?

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.

15 posted on 07/10/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: tobyhill

“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.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: tobyhill
I wonder, does he call Mexico racists too since you have to show ID there to vote?
17 posted on 07/10/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: tobyhill

“We call these poll taxes,” Holder said.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 7:44:28 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: tobyhill

Then why does Holder demand ID to attend his speeches?


19 posted on 07/10/2012 7:46:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: tobyhill

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%.


20 posted on 07/10/2012 7:47:19 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Repeat Offender

Do these people have NO SHAME?


21 posted on 07/10/2012 7:48:13 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: Vince Ferrer

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”.


22 posted on 07/10/2012 7:48:44 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: tobyhill

Wonder what he’ll say if Texas says goodbye?


23 posted on 07/10/2012 7:56:41 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat ( We're all Texians now.)
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To: tobyhill

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 ...


24 posted on 07/10/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (Celebrate the first annual TPIC - "A Day Without Illegal Aliens" July 15th 2012)
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To: jivin gene

My wife is Pollish and she takes offense at him calling it a poll tax....


25 posted on 07/10/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: tobyhill

The Texas photo ID for this purpose, is free.


26 posted on 07/10/2012 8:12:45 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: pepsionice
They probably will have trouble getting a marriage license, or getting divorced.

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.

/johnny

27 posted on 07/10/2012 8:12:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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28 posted on 07/10/2012 8:13:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: tobyhill

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!


29 posted on 07/10/2012 8:23:33 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: tobyhill
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30 posted on 07/10/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: tobyhill
OK!

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??

Anyone?

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.

31 posted on 07/10/2012 8:30:48 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: tobyhill

I love Eric and Valerie; and the phrase:

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32 posted on 07/10/2012 10:02:19 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja
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To: Marcella
The Texas photo ID for this purpose, is free.

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.

33 posted on 07/10/2012 10:50:01 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

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.


34 posted on 07/10/2012 11:35:22 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m sorry but the Race Card company called. Your race card was declined, and I cut it up into itty bitty pieces.


35 posted on 07/11/2012 12:09:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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36 posted on 07/11/2012 3:58:05 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Shadowstrike

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!


37 posted on 07/11/2012 6:51:19 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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