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NAACP Required Photo ID To Hear Holder Speech

From Katie Pavlich at Townhall:

NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

By Katie Pavlich | 7/10/2012

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation[al] Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That’s right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder’s DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws.

From the press release:

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials at http://action.naacp.org/page/s/registration. For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 7:45 a.m. CDT for an 8:00 a.m. CDT security sweep. Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit.

Ironically, NAACP President Ben Jealous railed against voter ID just before Holder took the stage…

From the Associated Press:

NAACP president says voter ID laws must be fought

Monday, July 9, 2012

The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group’s fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said these are "Selma and Montgomery times," referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations…

"Simply put, the NAACP will never stand by as any state tries to encode discrimination into law," Jealous said

How is it discrimination if everyone is required to have the same level of identification? But Eric Holder even managed to top Mr. Jealous.

From the San Antonio Express-News:

Holder to NAACP: Texas’ voter ID law would disenfranchise minorities

By Joe Holley | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

HOUSTON — A day after a federal three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., began hearing a lawsuit involving a Justice Department challenge to Texas’ voter identification law, Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday told the 103rd annual convention of the NAACP that “we will not allow political pretext to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.”

Who knew that voter fraud was our most precious right?

In his address to about 600 members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [sic], Holder noted that Texas in recent months has been at the center of the national debate about voting-rights issues. The Justice Department opposed the state’s photo identification requirement for voting after concluding it would be harmful to minority voters, he said.

“Under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo ID, but student IDs would not,” Holder said. “Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them, and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. We call those poll taxes.”

Lest we forget, poll taxes were introduced by Democrats as part of their Jim Crow laws, to keep blacks from voting for Republicans. But, in reality, this is nothing like a poll tax.

For one thing, Texas will provide residents with free photo IDs. For another, no one can live in the US today and not have to produce a photo ID for some basic transaction.

Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general [sic], alluded to recent studies that found 8 percent of white voting-age U.S. citizens lack a government-issued photo ID, compared with 25 percent of black citizens.

This is about as believable as the administration’s claims that 90% of the weapons being used by drug cartels in Mexico are bought in the US.

Are we supposed to believe that 25% of blacks don’t drive, don’t get on airplanes, don’t ever buy prescription drugs, or even Sudafed?

“The arc of American history has always moved toward expanding the electorate. It is what made this nation exceptional,” he said. “We will simply not allow this era to be the beginning of the reversal of that historic progress. I will not allow that to happen.”

It sounds like the Attorney General of the United States is claiming that our nation is only exceptional because of the historic progress brought about by vote fraud.

By the way, lest we forget, an undercover investigator was able to get Eric Holder’s ballot to vote during the primaries in the District Of Columbia back in April. No ID of any kind was required to get his ballot.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “NAACP Required Photo ID To Hear Holder Speech”

  1. mr_bill

    The laws just need to be changed so that it is mandatory to present ID to vote and there is a penalty tax for anybody who fails to do so. The Supreme Court says that’s Constitutional.

    When the Supremes handed down their “decision” on nerobamacare, I said they had just legalized the poll tax, as above. I suggest a few states try it, I would love to see it appealed to the Supreme Court and watch the unintended-consequences-oh-crap moment the Supremes have after their ridiculous decision to declare the individual mandate a tax.

  2. GetBackJack

    My head is gonna explode if we don’t put this man under the jail for the next 100 years




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