Skip to comments.Democracy In Chains
Posted on 06/24/2006 1:52:22 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
US Republicans are planning to change the law to stop black, Hispanic and Native American voters going to the polls in 2008.
Don't kid yourself: the Republican party's decision yesterday to "delay" the renewal of the Voting Rights Act has not a darn thing to do with objections of the Republican's white sheets caucus.
Complaints by a couple of good ol' boys to legislation have never stopped the GOP leadership from rolling over dissenters.
This is a strategic stall that is meant to decriminalise the Republican party's new game of challenging voters of colour by the hundreds of thousands.
In the 2004 presidential race, the GOP ran a massive, multi-state, multimillion-dollar operation to challenge the legitimacy of black, Hispanic and Native American voters. The methods used breached the Voting Rights Act, and while the Bush administration's civil rights division grinned and looked the other way, civil rights lawyers began circling, preparing to sue to stop the violations of the act before the 2008 race.
So Republicans have promised to no longer break the law - not by going legit but by eliminating the law.
The act was passed in 1965 after the Ku Klux Klan and other upright citizens found they could use procedural tricks - "literacy tests", poll taxes and more - to block citizens of colour from casting ballots.
Here is what happened in 2004, and what's in store for 2008.
In the 2004 election, more than 3 million voters were challenged at the polls. No one had seen anything like it since the era of Jim Crow and burning crosses. In 2004, voters were told their registrations had been purged or that their addresses were "suspect".
(Excerpt) Read more at commentisfree.guardian.co.uk ...
So as you can see from his biography Mr. Palast specializes in fiction, tho I'm sure he's a featured speaker at the tinfoil hat conventions.
Talk about hysteria!
(The root hyster- comes from the Greek word for womb. So, the psycholological disturbance termed hysteria was originally believed to be a disease of women and resulted from some disturbance in the uterus.)
What an idiot.
Only a DUmmie could take this fool seriously.
actually they believed that the utereus would wander in the body causing mental disorder
Cripes. Where I live, it's not even legal to ask voters for ONE PIECE OF ID when casting a ballot.
They're getting desperate.
And it shows.
New York is actually churning out 4 times more morons than ever. Of course in defense, Randi Weingarten is carping about the teachers not making enough.
If I was the mayor, I would offer a raise as soon as an entire class graduated.
The way it is now, most NY Public School children earn a GED at Rikers Island.
Wow, this nutcase refers to the KKK at least 3 times in this article; the only ex-KKK member I know of in Congress is U.S. Senator Robert "Sheets" Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia.
Oh, the irony of it all :-)
Michael Moore shows Florida voter "scrub list" on reporter Greg Palast's computer. (photo: M.Pascarella)
Greg Palast and... Ta Da. You guessed it.
This person has touching faith. Generations may come and go, the Republican Party may switch from the assumption that tax revenue is proportional to tax rate to the assumption that tax revenue is weakly or even negatively influenced by tax rate, southern whites may drop their tradional allegiance to the Democratic Party and even join the party of Lincoln - but he has faith that white southerners will never be respectable.
Blacks may dominate voting districts in all our cities, and the reported turnout in Philadelphia may exceed the adult population of the city - but this foreigner knows that blacks are discriminated against in voting. He has faith. Facts? He don't need no stinkin' facts! He can make up facts anytime he wants!
Isn't it wonderful to see the b*$tards squirming around so?
He is the most senior DEMONICrat in the Senate. On a lighter note, the deceased Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who was black, would say to Senator Byrd when he had occasion to bump into him, "Whats shaking sheets?" I did not care for many of Marshall's rulings, but I did love his sense of humor.
You got that right. Here in Palm Beach county, we contributed 10,000 more Gore votes in a matter of three hours. And, the election officer gave Bob Montgomery, tobacco lawsuit litigator a black eye.
Laurel and Hardy up to their misguided shenanigans again.
btw, when I workled as a poll watcher in 2002, the poll workers told me that their voter rolls still had 1/3 dead people to accomodate busloads of non-English speaking Haitians clamoring to exercise their voting rights.
Thank goodness here in Volusia County Florida, WE don't have to put up THAT. Volusia County Florida requires fool=proof, secure ID here, otherwise, NO VOTE FOR YOU !!
I just have to show a COPY of my "light bill".
It keeps those darn idiots with no electricity from trying to screw with the voting process. I would HATE to be one of the poll workers here though. Lots of families name the whole family with the same FIRST initial, and some of them are BIG families !! You know, like "J Smith".
That makes it hard,when say :
John,Jeremy,Joyce,James,Jacqueline,Joseph,Juanita,Jimmy,Joe,Johnny,Jeremiah,Jean, and Joey Smith, are all at the same address,and vote on election day.
( I think it's a little strange when parents name all the kids like that, but at least THEY come out and vote and not stay away from the polls on an election day like some people !!)
Glad I don't have to put up with all that voter fraud mischief, with people trying to vote with NO ID !!!
I'd just hate to have to work the polls that day and try to read through all those light bill COPIES !!
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