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Eric Holder and the Strange Case of Endemic Racism

posted at 12:17 pm on June 2, 2012 by

Attorney Generic Eric Holder once again leveled charges of endemic racism against a state, this time accusing Florida of disenfranchising minorities by requiring photo identification and attempting to clean up voter rolls.

Holder asserted that requiring a valid ID to vote is racist, stating, “In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, who—often for the first time in their lives—now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation’s most noble ideals… some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang in the balance.”

Holder also pointed to union elections as bastions of Jim Crow-style racism, because they require IDs in order to vote.

As for the TSA, which requires IDs for air travelers, Holder termed it a “cauldron of racial injustice.”

Holder also pilloried the liquor store industry for its discriminatory policies of requiring identification in order to buy alcohol.

And the attorney general saved some of his harshest vitriol for the military, observing that recruiting offices’ outrageous requirements for IDs had set a terrible precedent, one which would have outraged Dr. King.

The Social Security Administration didn’t escape Holder’s attention; he described it as a “factory for racial discrimination.”

Actually, Eric Holder didn’t say any of those things — except for that first statement, concerning his hatred of the requirement for voter IDs. Eric Holder despises the sanctity of the ballot box, because he would never go after the military, the TSA, liquor stores, et. al. for their practices of requiring identification.

He also knows that the Supreme Court has already ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that requiring IDs of voters is not an undue burden.

Eric Holder, in short, wants to taint the vote. He has turned out to be the most malevolent and lawless attorney general in modern American history. He makes John Mitchell look like an Eagle Scout. Mitchell didn’t institutionalize lawlessness. Holder has. And he must be held to account.

 
Hat tip: BadBlue News.

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Affimative Action in action

Thicklugdonkey on June 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Racist corruption in action.

Holder should be impeached. Yesterday.

AZCoyote on June 2, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Holder is a joke and proves it everytime he opens his mouth. He’s turned the Justice Department into a farce. Maybe if he tried to do something about black on black crime he could redeem himself. Nope, not even that would do it…

El Kabong54 on June 2, 2012 at 3:43 PM

He may be right. Until Obama took office (and Holder took over the justice department), I’ve never seen such blatant racism. Jeremiah Wrong and his Black Liberation theology, refusal to prosecute the New Black Panther party, the list keeps growing.

RoadRunner on June 2, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Such a disgusting individual. I don’t know if he will ever be held to account.

magicbeans on June 2, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I ran into a couple a few weeks ago that were in the plumbing biz…turns out they need to produce photo ID to salvage their copper (I made sure to point out the irony of having to do that when no such thing is required to vote…the silence told me that they were not Walker fans). And I always laugh when my morning radio station says photo ID is required to redeem concert tickets etc. on their promos.

I caught a glimpse of a Fox news spot this morning…they actually found a woman of color that was trying to explain that the voter ID thing is actually hurting the black community…but was sad in that her rational came down to throwing hispanics under the bus (boat???)…

teejk on June 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM

How can a black man rail against systemic racism in a government system WHICH HE CONTROLS!!

This is mind-boggling.

This Power refusing to see Truth.

StubbleSpark on June 2, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I’ve heard of not playing with a full deck, but only having one card?

ProfShadow on June 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM