Barry's running around, yammering about "voting rights" again. Photo ID, which you have to have in order to drive or board a plane, among other things, is once again being portrayed as somehow "disenfranchising" people of their right to vote, and it's all a plot by those wascally Wepublicans.
Obama previewed that sentiment earlier this week while raising money for Democrats in Houston: "the idea that you'd purposely try to prevent people from voting."
When one donor shouted out that the Republican effort was "un-American," the president promptly concurred. "Un-American. How is it that we're putting up with that?"
Not to worry; that paragon of justice, Eric Holder, is all over it:
Meanwhile, the administration is stepping up its offensive. Attorney General Eric Holder has challenged the North Carolina election law as well as one in Texas.
"Let me be very clear. Protecting the right to vote - the action that truly makes our nation an exceptional one - will continue to be a priority for this administration, for this Department of Justice, for this president and for this attorney general," Holder said Wednesday at Sharpton's conference.
It seems rather clear that they don't like the idea of states' rights any more than they like the U.S. Constitution, and they're doing everything they can to limit both - including bringing in U.N. "observers" in a fruitless effort to prove that voter ID requirements prevent people from voting:
The United Nations, accustomed to more chaotic places on the globe, has overseen selected elections since 1991, and 44 observers from Europe’s Organization for Security and Cooperation were sent to the United States in 2012 to determine if photo identification requirements, including those in Tennessee, affected voter turnout.
For some reason, that little scheme didn't sit well with Tennessee legislators, who overwhelmingly passed a bill barring future such escapades. Naturally, some people have a problem with this, and accuse the state legislators of having something to hide. Evidently, they can't wrap their little heads around the fact that Democratics and Republicans both voted to pass the bill.
As one commenter correctly noted:
In the 1950′s the first real civil rights amendment was put before congress by President Eisenhower (a Republican) and Democrats north (JFK himself included) and south (Al Gore’s dad included) voted against it en masse.
Southern Democrats coordinated their efforts to kill Civil Rights legislation in the 1950s and ’60s.
All of the Southern Governors that opposed the Civil Rights movement were Democrats and they all remained LOYAL Democrats until the day they died….
And remember this; if it hadn’t been for the Republicans voting FOR the “Civil Rights Act” under President Johnson, it would have never passed. 84% of Republicans voted FOR the “Civil Rights Act” whereas ONLY 63% of Democrats voted for it. How racist of them.
Heck, every time I go to the doctor these days, they want to see a photo ID. Ditto for CT/MRI scans, lab tests, and more.
Obama and Holder are deeply afraid that voter ID will cost them the support that Democratics have long enjoyed among their reliable bloc of dead voters.