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NAACP’s ‘Photo ID Protest’ Required A Photo ID

From the Associated Press:

The NAACP sent out a flyer entitled, “Important Do’s and Don’ts for Marchers,” that our friends over at Truth Revolt dug up.

Multitude at "Moral March" protest NC GOP policies

By GARY D. ROBERTSON | February 8, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. — Following a year marked by hundreds of arrests and national publicity but few policy victories, leaders of the movement opposing the Republican agenda in North Carolina vowed Saturday to keep fighting and to speak clearly at the ballot box in 2014.

Thousands of people angry with GOP policies approved in 2013 were energized while attending the "Moral March on Raleigh," the largest gathering of its kind since weekly Monday protests began last spring at the Legislative Building…

Raleigh police didn’t give an attendance estimate. Event organizers predicted between 20,000 and 30,000 people would attend when seeking a permit with the city to march from near Shaw University less than a mile…

Note the conspicuous lack of any real numbers, beyond "multitude." The AP’s photos, despite picking the most favorable angles, show a far smaller turnout.  (We would say in the low thousands, at best.)

The NAACP and like-minded advocacy groups have held similar annual winter marches and rallies for the past seven years demanding changes in North Carolina government, but none received the kind of attention as Saturday’s event. Everything changed when the Republican-led General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory passed laws last year opponents call extreme and backward.

Those laws include a refusal to expand Medicaid to more working people under the federal health care law, a photo identification requirement to vote in person, additional abortion rules, taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend public schools and tax changes critics say hurt the poor…

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or other groups and voters have sued to challenge the elections overhaul law…

Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, said Saturday the NAACP was being hypocritical for directing marchers on a document to bring photo identification when it opposes a photo ID requirement for voting…

We supposed it’s amazing that the AP even mentioned this latter detail at all. But, naturally, they buried it in the 13th paragraph of their article.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, February 10th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “NAACP’s ‘Photo ID Protest’ Required A Photo ID”

  1. mr_bill

    I love the argument against voter ID. The liberals claim that voter ID is “racist” because black people are so incapable that they can’t even obtain a free ID. The people are being called inferior, to their faces, by the people they’re marching to support. Yet, they’re still willing to take to the streets to agree with those who are insulting them. Can I be the first person to use the phrase, “battered voter syndrome?”

  2. So, Black People don’t photograph well without the pancake makeup, weaves and shinola, is that the take away here? Or, that they’re criminals in league with the Democrat Party? Or, too stupid to be expected to prove their identity? Anybody got a fourth reason?

  3. Right of the People

    That NAACP document shows me even they don’t trust their own people.


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