Obama the Racist

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Remember back a year or two ago? All we heard were complaints by the left that racism was driving the Republican effort for new “more restrictive” voter ID laws. How the poor and minority communities would be effectively locked out of the 2012 elections.

 

In April 2012, a guy wrote a piece on the website “Sojourners”. Their motto: Faith in Action for Social Justice. That’s not scary!

 

He explained that, “People concerned about the new voter laws contend that the ID requirements erect an unnecessary barrier for some voters, which raises an obvious question: why is it so difficult for some people to get a photo ID? After all, you just pop down to the motor vehicle bureau, show your birth certificate or passport and a few utility bills from your house to prove your stable address, and voilà! But for many people, it’s not quite so easy, starting with the birth certificate, which many poor people and recent immigrants may not have at their fingertips. And, of course, people without photo IDs don’t have drivers licenses, and likely don’t have a car, so getting to government offices-especially in rural areas without public transportation-can be a complicated, time-consuming process…”

 

In October 2012, Jeremiah Goulka recounted and experience in 2006: “At the time, my roommate worked at a local bank branch, and that evening when we got into a conversation, he mentioned to me that the bank required two forms of identification to open an account. Of course, who wouldn’t? But then he told me this crazy thing: customers would show up with only one ID or none at all-and it wasn’t like they had left them at home. Really? I said, blown away by the thought of it. Yeah, really, he answered. And here was the kicker: every single one of them was black and poor.” read more

Can’t Get In Without It

by: Roger Hedgecock & the Common Constutionalist

Do you recall, a few months ago, when attendees to a Obama event had to show a photo I.D. to get in to the arena?

Well the hypocrisy hits just keep on coming and this one’s worse. These people literally have no shame. How could these events keep going unreported? Silly me, it’s the mainstream media. That’s how.

Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation 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.

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. He challenged those attending the NAACP’s annual convention to redouble their efforts to get out the vote in November.

“We must overwhelm the rising tide of voting suppression with the high tide of registration and mobilization and motivation and protection,” he said.

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

If it weren’t so serious, the absurdity would be funny. It’s like some weird Saturday Night Live skit. The fact that Jealous and especially Holder, can stand before an audience of black people and claim that asking for a photo I.D. to vote is racist yet require not one, but two forms of I.D. to attend this event is just plain arrogant. I guess I should expect no less from the,”Do as I say, not as I do” party. Who did they employ to check the I.D.’s? Maybe the New Black Panthers.

And I’m sure the press dutifully forked over the required “Papers” without even a thought of the irony. But hey, what’s more important, upholding the legal right to vote or attending an NAALCP convention?

Will the Real Eric Holder Please Stand Up

The ‘one person, one vote’ rule is one of the cornerstones of democracy, or is supposed to be.

And political activist James O’Keefe is determined to prove that the doctrine is at real risk of being frequently flouted in the U.S.

In a video for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas website, a man successfully registers to

The Similarity is Astounding

 vote under the name of Attorney General Eric Holder at a Washington D.C. polling station.

While it is not a legal requirement to use photo ID in the state, the ‘voter’ demonstrates how easy it is to receive a ballot under someone else’s name – even a high profile one such as the Attorney General’s.

The man in the video approaches the administration desk and asks: ‘Do you have an Eric Holder [on the list]?’

After thumbing through his papers for a few seconds, the election official confirms Mr Holder’s address, and says, ‘Sign here’.

When the mystery man, who appears to be filming the event from a hidden camera, asks if they need to see ID, the official says it’s not necessary.
‘You don’t need it, it’s OK,’ he says.

And continues with ‘As long as you are in here, you are on the list.’

O’Keefe has previously challenged the Attorney General on voter fraud, asking why there are not stricter voter ID laws.

Mr Holder claimed he needed ‘proof’ to further investigate the matter. Something that O’Keefe seems determined to provide.

You are only legally required to show photo ID in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Clearly O’Keefe believes this should be extended to all states.
In January, he was prosecuted for filming an election at the New Hampshire primary, where members of his crew obtained nine different ballots under the name of one recently-deceased local resident.

O’Keefe also received three years’ probation after attempting to infiltrate the office of Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu in 2010.

While O’Keefe’s video does seem to clearly show that voter fraud is possible, commentators claim that the rate of occurrence is miniscule.

Nymag.com points out that ‘there is no documented wave or trend of individuals voting multiple times, voting as someone else or voting despite knowing they are ineligible.’ The website claims that you are just as likely to be killed by lightning as you are to attempt to submit a false vote, but were unable to produce such documentation to back their claim.

Attribution: Hannah Rand