Skip to comments.Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity
Posted on 07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
July 25, 2013
Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.
Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by showing the state continues to act with a racially discriminatory intent when passing voting laws.
Some of Holder’s reaction is because dozens of highly paid federal employees are now idled. James Buchanan won the Nobel Prize in Economics by explaining Holder’s actions as Public Choice Theory — bureaucrats announce policies to help bureaucrats, even if disguised as an act inspired by a public purpose.
For the last few weeks, Voting Section employees have taken extended coffee breaks, and even more extended lunches. But there was hope — outgoing Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez referred to the state of Louisiana as the “full employment for Voting Section lawyers state.”
That means Governor Bobby Jindal can expect more targeting by the DOJ Voting Section.
But this announcement is all about the midterm elections. Obama wants the House back, and the Justice Department is again being turned into a political weapon using the cloak of Civil Rights. This has become the new civil rights model. Because Democratic interests are so perfectly aligned with the civil rights establishment — in no small measure because of extreme block voting by American blacks — the DOJ is now an arm of the DNC.
Will states have the competence and ability to withstand Holder’s attack? There are ways. Whether they will use them remains to be seen.
They’ve already declared war on Americans. We haven’t done a thing about it. If we wait for the spineless Republicrats in Washington we’ll end up in concentration camps!
Maybe Congress should cut off funding for the DoJ???
Honesty and integrity in voting is what Holder is against
The SOB needs to be buried under a federal prison.
They must really feel threatened by Texas.
Texas must be doing something right!
The Department of Just Us.
It’s sad with the justice department doesn’t even pretend to be non-partisan.
It’s jut another branch of the Democrat party.
Obama is definitely moving into the same league as Stalin and Hitler.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:
Ted Cruz or Gov Perry should offer the following regarding Holder:
Yes, there was a time in the south where racism was part of the restrictive practices of the government in power. However, as more Republicans have been voted into office in these southern states, much has been done to remove the racist policies that were put in place by over 100 years of democRATs holding the majority of elected offices.
For The List.
They must really feel threatened by Texas.
If Texas goes Blue, it’s over. They want to make Texas a Red state.
They did that years ago when they intentionally refused to secure our borders and protect our sovereignty...And then government aided and abetted/supported this illegal invasion.
Ya can't allow in tens of millions to enter illegally and not expect it to change your history to the point where it's compromised and undermined your electoral process.
It's why it's no longer possible to change corrupt government by traditional means.
It's too late for that.
“James Buchanan won the Nobel Prize in Economics by explaining Holders actions as Public Choice Theory . . ..”
He won the prize in 1986. Holder took office in 2009.
Important news post, but sloppy writing.
They must be stopped because they’re deliberately killing us and destroying this nation. They have declared war, but we’re not fighting back.
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The kenyan has thrown down the gauntlet again with this and the phony scandals comment. It is quite revealing. Team Kenya never, ever stop fighting.
Too bad the beltway GOP leadership is in the tanning booth and with the exception of amnesty can’t be bothered to fight. Lots of fight in them for pushing amnesty but not much else.
Who is this ‘we’ Kemosabe?
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will rip Eric the ho a new one over this.
The resulting unintended consequence will put Greg Abbott into the governor's chair in Texas.
We hear it said how Sarah Palin lives rent-free in the heads of Obama and his top goons.
I think something just like that spooks them with Rick Perry and Texas.
First principles and those who defend them and fight for them drive the likes of Holder and Obama out of their Marx/Alinsky-loving minds.
Holder is just as evil as his boss, ZerO.
Simply sever the ID requirement from Federal Election voting.
No ID, no State ballot. Let anyone vote on the Federal ballot. This implies changing the state rules and ^not^ having an integrated ballot. (States are free to make their own voting rules specific to their State). In the near term, you will have to establish separate queues for voting but within one 4 year cycle, you will see folks understand. The responsible voters will be responsible.
This would also show federal vote fraud efforts.
It's too late to change things by traditional means...
Way back in 94, when they burned CA prop 187 ballots after they won, and declared their free election illegal, it should have been the big red flag for the entire country. The results of that government control and intrusion can now be seen coast to coast.
Oh, goody! Perhaps this means he will send in NBP polling place ‘observers’.
This is way more serious than most understand...And it started decades ago...
Holder seems to be pushing for a secession attempt or, more likely deflecting attention from all the other troubles enveloping the Marxist Obama administration.
He who controls the electronics control the counting and in truth those who chose to vote.
Fast & Furious, Perjury in Congress, Spying on Fox News..
How many chances does the black man get before he's held accountable?
Are you saying Buchanan's theory only applied on the day he wrote it?
Don’t mess with Texas.
Those chances used up! WE (and that includes our officials) are just to scared of being labeled as "racists" to HOLD them accountable!
Don’t mess with Texas.....................
In style more Castro & Hitler than Stalin--although all three clearly identified with manipulating the massed mob.
But Obama has employed a great deal out of what one might call "Hitler's Play Book":
That said, Stalin, it should be noted, bears part of the responsibility for so many naive academics buying the idiotic idea that Hitler was somehow on the "Right," which is demonstrably false. This illusion enables Obama's behavior to go unrecognized by many who would otherwise be alarmed.
Thank You for that kindness.
it's no longer possible to change corrupt government by traditional means. It's too late for that.
Commentary from MSNBC video below
Unhappy with SCOTUS decision on Voting Rights Act Eric Holder begins assault on Texas
The commentator in the video says he was in the Judiciary hearings today with Gohmert.
Eric Holder, DOJ Seeking To Reinstate Authority Over Texas Voting Law
3: 32 minutes
Louie Gohmert Likens Minorities to Prairie Chickens and ‘Various Lizards’
........ government control and intrusion can now be seen coast to coast.
Yes, that’s the bottom line.
If at first you don’t secede, try, try again!
Let’s just do it already!
Holder is under orders to get the King Zero scandals off the front pages. Others are too, probably. This might just be the first announced crackdown on more of our civil liberties and the shredding of the Constitution.
Lets just do it already!
I am sooooo ready and I'm not even kidding! :)
Gen. holder is above the law.
"There is nobody in this chamber who is more appreciative than I am for the gentleman from Tennessee and my friend from Michigan standing up for the rights of race, religion, national religion of the Delta Smelt, the snail darter, various lizards, the lesser prairie chicken, the greater sage grouse and so many other insects who would want someone standing for their religion, their race, their national origin and I think that's wonderful," Gohmert quipped.
Gohmert is a rock star!