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Texas Officials, Activists to Holder on Voter ID: If Itís War You Want, Itís War Youíve Got
PJ Media ^ | 7/25/13 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 07/25/2013 10:57:51 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is responding quickly and forcefully to Obama Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to rope Texas back into the Voting Rights Act. The US Supreme Court just struck part of that law down.-snip-The facts are on Abbott’s side. Texas specifically modeled its voter ID law on Indiana’s. That law has already been taken all the way to the US Supreme Court and was upheld. The Texas law enjoys widespread support across all ethnicities in the state. Only the Texas Democrat Party and its allies oppose it.

The Obama administration has been very consistent about opposing laws that buttress election security, and it has been very consistent about punishing states that don’t get in line with Obama’s radical agenda. Holder’s lawsuit is just another example of both.

The lawsuit comes just after Abbott announced his run for governor. It will give him a major platform from which to oppose Obama and Holder, which will play very well in Texas. Frankly, Abbott was already heavily favored to win. Now he’s all but a lock.

Update: Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted the following statement on his Facebook page.

“Once again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution. This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state’s common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: voterid

1 posted on 07/25/2013 10:57:51 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Don’t Mess With Texas, Punk!!!


2 posted on 07/25/2013 10:59:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty. The DemocRATS' payback for the 2010 elections.)
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To: Impala64ssa
"The Obama administration has been very consistent about opposing laws..."

...that prevent election tampering.
3 posted on 07/25/2013 11:09:59 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Impala64ssa
I would love to hear an elected official in Texas tell Holder and his master to go “F” themselves on live TV.
4 posted on 07/25/2013 11:10:11 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey Chinese Military: You do know the Obama Blue States and Washington DC are full of disarmed weaklings, don’t you? You can seize them without firing a shot. Just a little friendly reminder from Texas and The Red States, who’d be better off without the blue states.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 11:16:35 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: Vision Thing
Texas and The Red States, who’d be better off without the blue states.

among my first thoughts when hearing Holder's latest.

6 posted on 07/25/2013 11:41:51 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: MulberryDraw

but they won’t let the red states go, for the same reason that homosexuals need access to schools and Scouts, they would die off without their victims to bleed dry.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 11:45:01 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: BigCinBigD

I would love for Texas state government to kick all Federal Agents (who are not military) OUT of Texas, and not to return under order of arrest!~


8 posted on 07/26/2013 12:16:35 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: JSDude1
I don't think they can do that.

They could be absolute sticklers for enforcing every law valid in Texas to the fullest possible extent on each and every one of them though...

9 posted on 07/26/2013 12:34:14 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Vision Thing

How much time should we give the Chicoms before we ‘hrrmph” go in and save the day?


10 posted on 07/26/2013 12:57:48 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: null and void

And refusing to allow them to enforce federal laws that abrogate the Constitution...


11 posted on 07/26/2013 1:04:01 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: MaxMax

Long enough for them to purge the old leadership?


12 posted on 07/26/2013 1:05:53 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Doug Loss

No need. They can’t hardly help but commit three felonies a day, just fully enforce existing laws. ALL existing laws.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 1:11:22 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Impala64ssa

If one thing liberals always do is over-reach.....

They picked the wrong 800 lb gorilla.....it will back fire on them...

This is probably a lot more of a “show” for the rest of the 56 states to let them know who’s boss .....


14 posted on 07/26/2013 1:14:56 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: null and void
The old leadership would be long gone hiding in ND, but the ones who voted them in would
be left behind to fend for themselves not knowing how to drive a bus.
15 posted on 07/26/2013 1:15:13 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: MaxMax

Yeah. It would be a bit like a certain corporation I heard of.

They laid off all the workers, and the next day they were standing around with their coffee cups wondering how to make coffee...


16 posted on 07/26/2013 1:18:31 AM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: Vision Thing

Here’s my guess on the Obama strategy. He knows Abbott is going to win the governor’s race, so he wants to test his battle readiness. He knows the intial attack will be ineffective but perhaps a sustained attack could do some damage to Abbott’s rep with Texas voters. It reminds me when I went on a week long journalism trip with Chinese officials in Jiangsu Province a few years ago. The toughest reporters in Asia were invited and we could ask all them anything. For the first 2 days, the officials really tried to answer our question, but by Day 5, they were so shell shocked they refused to answer questions and went into hiding. When heading to the airport, we journalists speculated on why the Chinese were so foolish to invite us and expect us to believe they were fighting corruption, later on we concluded it was a test. Beijing wanted to know if Jiangsu officials could handle some tough questions and it looked like they failed. So it should come as no surprise that Jiangsu Province is now getting blamed for China’s debt problems.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 1:20:52 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Impala64ssa

Voting ID laws keep Red States red and change Blue States to Red ones.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 2:16:23 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Impala64ssa

Holder, you picked the wrong state to screw with... you’re not dealing with Colorado here. Creating trouble for Texas will bring untold pain onto you. But, go for it, you race-baiting, corrupt POS. Let’s see how far this goes.


19 posted on 07/26/2013 2:41:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: BigCinBigD

Instant lottery jackpot for campaign coffers . . .


20 posted on 07/26/2013 3:38:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JSDude1

Wonder what it would take to remove federalism from a state, i.e. close federal offices, pass laws restricting federal reach, etc. I would think much of it would be within the bounds of the Constitution.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 3:38:44 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: Impala64ssa
Are Blacks trying to FORCE Whites to think they are INCAPABLE in Life, so much that they are TOO STUPID and INCOMPETENT to get an ID????

OK....UNCLE!!! You've convinced me.. I guess you all NEED to be Taken Care of by Whites because you can't take care of yourselves.....OK.

22 posted on 07/26/2013 3:49:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Kris Kobach, attorney general from Kansas, already threw down that gauntlet about three months ago.


23 posted on 07/26/2013 4:24:12 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: txhurl

Ping


24 posted on 07/26/2013 5:25:55 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Impala64ssa

God Bless Texas. Stand strong Texans, the eyes of Patriots throughout the US are upon you!


25 posted on 07/26/2013 5:54:22 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Impala64ssa

Go Texas...take Holder rip off his arm and beat him about his head and shoulders with the bloody end...politically speaking of course.


26 posted on 07/26/2013 5:56:30 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Impala64ssa

Gov Perry should have all the militia-eligible males “numbered”, biblical-style. That is the ultimate and final message that needs to be sent.


27 posted on 07/26/2013 6:16:13 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: TexGrill
He knows Abbott is going to win the governor’s race, so he wants to test his battle readiness.

We discussed this over coffee this morning and came to the conclusion that this could be a challenge for Abbott.
Depending on how hard Abbott fights this, and whether he wins or loses, could mean a lot to his run for Governor.

IOW, if he rolls over (unlikely) we don't think he'll ever warm Perry's chair.
OTOH if he plays hardball and sends Holder packing, thoroughly beaten, he might as well start measuring for drapes.

28 posted on 07/26/2013 6:59:55 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: grobdriver

We’ll see what happens. If he does crumble, don’t feel ashamed, you could always vote for Pauken. Remember, it’s easy to say you have a ‘spine of steel,’ but once you start taking flak and you’re in crisis mode you really don’t know how you’ll react until that moment of truth comes. Trust me I know. Look at Sarah Palin. She endured her mission, but still she must work hard to regain respect. US Rep. Paul Ryan was a fireball conservative, but during the Romney campaign he still hasn’t regained his conservative creds and looks unwilling to battle the MSM again.


29 posted on 07/26/2013 7:20:14 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

So are you going to post that creepy pic of Rove sneaking up behind Abbott?


30 posted on 07/26/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT by csivils
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To: Impala64ssa

Go Texas


31 posted on 07/26/2013 9:43:06 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Impala64ssa

For the life of me, i don’t see how any self-respecting Texan with at least a 50 I.Q. could vote Democrat. Among other things, the dems denied God 3 times at their convention! That right there should have been enough to change their minds, much less all the gun-grabbing, IRS bullying, and NSA spying behavior.

It goes against everything a true Texan holds important in life: The right to worship as you please; the right to defend self and property ; and the right to speak out against politicians and other idiots without being persecuted.


32 posted on 07/26/2013 9:59:49 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: csivils

Sounds tempting to post the Rove-Abbott photo, but I will refrain from doing so until Obama makes a fundraising trip to Texas and he brings along Eric Holder and then you will see that Abbott doesn’t arrest Holder on Texas premises. The photo will provide my explanation for why Abbott chickened out on those so-called arrest orders.


33 posted on 07/26/2013 5:54:18 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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