Picture surfaces that blows up left-wing’s ‘racist’ voter ID cry

Each time the far-left cries “racism” at a state’s attempt to protect voter integrity by enacting voter ID laws, it should be shown this photo of a world-renowned black leader enthusiastically supporting that very thing.

The cry seems to be more pronounced with the Obama administration. In August, Eric Holder’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Texas, claiming its voter ID law was racist and violated the 14th and 15th Amendments and the Voting Rights Act.

“Today’s action marks another step forward in the Justice Department’s continuing effort to protect the voting rights of all eligible Americans,” Holder said in a statement at the time, according to Breitbart. “We will not allow the Supreme Court’s recent decision [limiting the Voting Rights Act] to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”

Of course, the liberal media takes up the standard each time the administration makes such a pronouncement.

Although Holder and President Obama are careful to avoid using the word, “racism,” the media is only too happy to use it for them, like when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called voter ID laws a racist Republican conspiracy.

Well, take a gander at this photo, discovered by Media Trackers, of the late Nelson Mandela — the man who crushed apartheid in South Africa and inspired the world — looking both jubilant and spiffy in his sweatshirt emblazoned with the words, “Get an ID. Register. Vote.”

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  • EliseR

    Or you could watch this video where a NC government official admits the voting laws were implemented to keep democrats from voting. Bonus: He calls blacks lazy too.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/24/nc-gop-official-fired-after-bragging-voter-id-law-would-kick-the-democrats-butt/

    • http://eticketride.org/wpblog/ Walt

      If they filled out all the forms and jumped through all the hoops for free mobile phones (yes plural), Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicaid, HUD homes programs, subsidized gas, power, and water, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and won’t do the same for Voter ID? Then yeah. THEY ARE LAZY.

      • Rob

        And sign a contract to buy the Escalade to go shopping with those food stamps and filling up 2 shopping carts while talking on the free phone and flashing those manicured 4 inch nails. Man they take lazy to a new level.

      • northierthanthou.com

        red herring for lunch

      • David Ewers

        Oh you mean the phone program started by Bush! And you mean the people in the south that are on welfare and still vote for the GOP/Tea party.

        • Thomas Dobbins

          It was started by Reagan and expanded to include wireless by former (FCC) Chair Kevin Martin under Bush.

          • henrycat

            However….. The original intention was to provide phones for 911 calls only. Now 250 minutes free, texting, smartphones and etc. and if you want more time, $5.00 per 250 minutes. You and I don’t qualify but we can pay for them……

          • Dave Kube

            Yep…And Every POS(TUS) since Reagan has been a globalist failure…now what?…I doesn’t change the fact the entitlements need to go…

          • Thomas Dobbins

            I’m on your side. Just pointing out how long this has been around and how it mutated…

          • David Ewers

            The free lan lines were started by Reagan the transition to cell phones was done by Bush because a cell phone is actually cheaper than a lan lane

    • purplewings

      That’s one idiot and he’s not speaking for anyone except himself. Vote him out!!

      • creeper

        It’s a “her” and she’s a Kos kid. What do you expect?

    • creeper

      Go back to dKos, Elise. You’re getting Cheeto dust all over this forum.

  • Linda Galli

    Since obamacare enacts the law that to see a doctor you must provide photo id this argument becomes moot. If you can provide photo id to see a doctor, you can provide the same id to vote. Of course I have always believed even democrats are smart enough to be able to get id but then again maybe they aren’t or they wouldn’t be democrats in the first place.

    • Julyette J

      If you have to show voter ID it is harder to vote more than once for one candidate – it is also harder for Harry Reid’s (and others) illegal aliens to vote.

  • Rob

    No matter how deep in excrement the democrats get and all circumstances point to guilty there will always be one or 2 tools here defending the cause.

  • Rita

    Are doctors offices racist? Are banks racist? Are corporate offices..Liquor stores…airports.. Are they? I wish they had the word racist shoved up their …you know.. We didn’t have a problem with anyone complaining about it until they got so Corrupt and wanted a way to get votes using voter fraud. Funny we don’t hear to much about those caught for it for very long. That sure gets hushed fast.

    • EliseR

      The difference here is you don’t have a Constitutional Right to buy alcohol, open a bank account, fly on a place, etc. You have a Constitutional Right to vote.

      • Thomas Dobbins

        IF you’re a citizen of the USA. And you should have to prove it.

        • David Ewers

          Where do you that in the Constitution, the great part about living hear is we do not have to carry papers.

          • Thomas Dobbins

            It’s pretty clear that only citizens are allowed to vote in federal elections…

            Amendment 15 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United
            States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition
            of servitude.

            Amendment 19. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

            Amendment 24 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

            Amendment 26 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
            age.

          • Kimber_TLE

            From Findlaw:

            “Following the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Fifteenth Amendment, the state courts which passed on the effect of the Amendment ruled that it did not confer upon women the right to vote but only the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of their sex in the setting of voting qualifications…”

            For some reason, CNN won’t allow a direct link – adding the link prevents the comment from showing. So you’ll have to search Google.

            Ditto the other amendments – they prevent states from discriminating against you, but do not confer the right to vote.

            If we assumed your premise is correct – that the 15th, 19th and 26th amendments gave people the right to vote, then why can states take it away from you? There are no limitations given in those amendments.

            States take away your right to vote if you’re convicted of a felony. States can restore your right to vote if they’ve taken it away. If your assumption is correct, the states don’t have the right to do that!

          • Thomas Dobbins

            What does any of that have to do with me stating that: “It’s pretty clear that only citizens are allowed to vote in federal elections…”?

          • Kimber_TLE

            Maybe I hadn’t had enough coffee to catch the humor???

            Fixing more, now… want a cup?

          • Thomas Dobbins

            LOL, yes please.

          • Dave Kube

            Wow Dave…don’t mean to be rude…seriously…but did you just get in the states?…or?…

          • David Ewers

            show me any where in any city, state, or federal laws where we as US citizens have to carry papers. AS to your rude remark, my ancestors were in jamestown.

          • creeper

            It’s taken me several minutes to figure out what you were attempting to say with this mangled comment. You’re betraying your ignorance. But I digress.

            Try driving a car without them. Try getting health care. Try buying a gun. Try visiting Yellowstone. I could go on forever.

            What do you libs use for brains?

          • David Ewers

            Driving is not a right but a privilege, and go to NY and see how many people there do not have driver’s license because they do not drive but use the subway. So that is non issue now. Going into a National park or forest, you do not need a ID so that just plain ignorant. Ony 18% of the people actually own guns here so gain another non issue.

            You can even fly without a ID you just go though a secondary check, you can take a bus, get a train, use a debit car etc. So again nice try jello for brains

          • Julyette J

            Unless you count a driver’s license or picture ID as “papers”.

          • David Ewers

            Driving is a privilege not a right that is in the Constitution. When you decide to drive you are entering into a defacto contract with the state. When walking down the street, enjoying a day in the park, going to church you do not need any “papers” to prove that you have the right to be there.

            AS I said before we can fly clear across this wonderful country by jet and you do not need any identification. I can go to any ATM and withdraw money and I do not need any ID, I can deposit my payments from clients and not need any ID. I go to the market use my credit card and not need any ID.

            Santa even delivers presents without any ID

            I can even vote without an ID, I get a provisional ballot and still get to vote.

      • Kimber_TLE

        Which Constitution are you talking about? Because the United States Constitution – nor any of the Amendments – gives anyone the “Right to Vote.” The franchise to vote is given by the states.

        Hint: the United States Government doesn’t hold elections in which citizens vote.

        • EliseR

          What do you think the 19th amendment is about?

          • Kimber_TLE

            AMENDMENT XIX:

            The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

            From Findlaw: “Following the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Fifteenth Amendment, the state courts which passed on the effect of the Amendment ruled that it did not confer upon women the right to vote but only the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of their sex in the setting of voting qualification“:

        • David Ewers

          Read the 14th amendment dummy.

          Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
          States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number
          of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the
          right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President
          and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress,
          the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the
          Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such
          State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States,
          or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other
          crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the
          proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the
          whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

          • Kimber_TLE

            But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors

            When. Not “shall.” Not “will.”

            But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors

            The Electors – you know, theose special people who actually get to vote for the offices of president and vice president.

            This gives absolutely no citizen the Right to Vote, idiot.

            Tell me, dummy… why would 52 US Representatives in the House try to pass a proposal to amend the Constitution giving We the People the Right to Vote in 2011, if we already have that Right to Vote? Are democrats that stupid? (Reference: 112th Congress; HJR 28; Rep. Jessie Jackson Jr et al)

            Tell me, dummy… why would 22 US Representatives in the House try to pass a proposal to amend the Constitution giving We the People the Right to Vote in 2013, if we already have that Right to Vote? Are democrats that stupid? (Reference: 113th Congress; HJR 44; Mark Pocan et al)

      • Lance Brown

        Please point me to where that is even mentioned in the Constitution. News flash! It’s not!

        • EliseR

          You think voting rights are not mentioned in the Constitution?

          • Annoyed

            American citizens do NOT have a Constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. What the Constitution DOES provide for is that IF the citizens are allowed the opportunity to vote, that they are not to be discriminated against based on race, religion, or sex.
            We don’t have a Constitutional right to purchase specific items such as alcohol, tobacco, airplane tickets, etc., but it is supposed to be a legal guarantee that the government interfere in our personal lives or business, so long as we are not infringing on the rights, property, or lives of other individuals. I fail to see how providing an ID to prove your citizenship is in ANY way racist.
            Educate yourself Elise….there is nothing worse than ignorance passing itself off as truth.

          • David Ewers

            14th amendment

            Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
            States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number
            of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the
            right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President
            and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress,
            the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the
            Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such
            State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States,
            or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other
            crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the
            proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the
            whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

          • David Ewers

            Actually there is a implicit right to purchase goods offered to the public. Please before making a constitutional argument at least have some education in that area. Elsie is completely right, you are just an ignorant idiot.

            And by asking for a ID from a person that has the right to vote does interfere with their rights. And now you are asking the government to do something you say is wrong. Typical hypocrite. Also typical hypocrite, you say that the government should not be involved with our personal rights. But I guarantee that you are pro-life and how intrusive is it for you to demand that once pregnant a woman has to give birth to the child. Again ultimate hypocrite

          • Kimber_TLE

            No, neither the Constitution nor the Amendments give any citizen the Right to Vote.

            In fact, the (now dis-)Honorable Jessie Jackson Jr and 51 other democrats introduced House Resolution HJR 28 on February 14, 2011 proposing an amendment to the Constitution. It read, in part, “All citizens of the United States who are eighteen years of age or older shall have the right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.” Why would 52 democrats propose an amendment to the Constitution giving citizens the “right to vote” if it was already there? You don’t think democrats are that stupid, do ya?

            If you’re about to bring-up the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments, nice try! They do not confer the right to vote on anyone. Read them carefully; each one contains the phrase “…shall not be denied or abridged…”. They prevent discrimination, not grant the right to vote!

            States give you the franchise to vote, not the federal government. States take away that franchise if you are convicted of a felony, or found mentally incompetent – not the federal government. States also restore your franchise to vote, if it pleases them; for example a convicted felon in the state of Illinois gets their vote taken away upon conviction, and have it given back when they are done serving their time… thanks to state law.

          • Kimber_TLE

            I knew it was there, I just couldn’t find it fast enough…

            Date: 05/14/2013
            Sponsor: Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]
            Co-sponsored by: 21 Democrats
            Proposed: Amendment to the Constitution
            Text (in part):

            Section 1. Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.

            Why on earth would 22 democrats in the House of Representatives sponsor a proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give We the People the right to vote, is we already had it? Please explain!

          • Old Wolf

            For the same reason that Florida had to pass a law on ‘Stand your ground’ when it already existed already under numerous supreme court precedents, including Beard v. US.
            Often the legislators engage in actions that look good on paper, which have no basis in reality, or attempt to redefine rights already enshrined into law.
            The supreme court, in several cases (including Cruikshanks) reinterpreted things in order to stretch the definitions (in spite of clear intent in the congressional record) under the Taney court’s remainders to prevent the exercise of those rights.

        • gt bear

          The 24th amendment, as interpreted in harman v forssenius, prohibits states from using paperwork obstacles to keep duly registered voters from voting. the 1st 4th 13th 14th 15th 19th and 21st amendments also provide voting rights. state constitutions further provide a right to vote,and a number of states, such as missouri, have found voter ID unconstitutional. As a conservative, I oppose voter ID for the reasons I discussed in my amicus in crawford v marion county, the privacy project brief.

          • creeper

            Conservative? hahahahahaha Yeah, right.

        • David Ewers

          Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
          States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number
          of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the
          right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President
          and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress,
          the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the
          Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such
          State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States,
          or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other
          crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the
          proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the
          whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

          • Clint Myers

            If it weren’t for “copy & paste”, you’d have nothing to offer!

          • David Ewers

            Facts kinda shoot your whole argument away.

      • http://eticketride.org/wpblog/ Walt

        You also have a Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms. Walk into any firearms store and try to buy one without an ID. Then come back and let us all know how that worked out for you.

        Next…

      • Rob

        I do have a constitutional right to carry and own a gun, yet I have to have an id to buy one.

      • John A.

        What about the 1st and 2nd amendments? In many cases BOTH require I.D. to exercise the right by proving you are legally entitled to rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens. I think the main issue here is selective enforcement. People without the legal right to vote absolutely represent the greatest threat to the most citizens because they have the ability to destroy our country for EVERYONE. I say this to counter any public safety arguments.

        • Old Wolf

          Actually, rights are not granted or conferred by the constitution. By their nature, they preceded the constitution, and only are protected thereby. The civil rights act of 1866 was placed to protect those rights against state encroachment, making it a felony to deprive those rights from any person. When that act was found unconstitutional for wont of power to enact it, the 14th amendment was passed, then the civil rights act of 1871, for the express purpose of making it a felony to deprive any person of any right, privilege, or immunity guaranteed or protected under the constitution or laws of the United States.
          Currently, these statutes can be found at USC 18, 241-245, and USC 28, 1341, as well as USC 42, 1983.
          They are still law. The argument then turned to if the freed slaves were people or not.

          A lot of this dates back to the old slavery cases, including Prudence Crandall, and Dred Scott. In order to protect the rights claimed in those two cases to belong to all citizens, and hence citizenship not being allowed to be given to those freeborn African-americans, the US congress, and the states passed the 14th amendment.
          Since that time, I fear, it has lain mostly fallow, however it is still law, and still a felony to license their operation, tax, fine, or fee for their use. Even taxes upon the instrument of their use, or license, is constitutionally dubious after the statements in the Watchtower cases that the bill of rights was also engineered to prevent the power to license or tax or fine for or criminalize the operation of rights.
          But yet, here we sit, over two hundred years later, still making the same tired debates, that the constitution really does not mean what the founders said it meant.

          • John A.

            I am in agreement with you Old Wolf….I think. These rights were protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, not necessarily given by it. I just find it tiresome that certain groups of people have no problem restricting certain rights by requiring license, permit, permission, or identification EXCEPT in the case of voting which can logically only be for the purpose of manipulation of election results. Where I come, from we call this hypocrisy.

          • Old Wolf

            Agreed. Fairly sad, really, especially given that said party was also the leaders of the group the 1871 civil rights act.. (Aka the KKK act) was determined to thwart.
            THey attempted filibuster of every single civil rights act, and now, when the filibuster works against them, they eliminate it.

      • Edwardo Snowdeno

        And I have a Constitutional duty to ensure “MY” electoral process is free of fraud. I understand your desire to continue to “work” the system, Wall Street and the 1%’rs have been doing it for years.

      • Julyette J

        You do NOT have a Constitutional right to vote.

      • Rita

        Sounds like you got a little bit lost . Do they card because they are racist NO. And yes you have a right to do all those things they just have rules that we ALL have to follow. It has nothing to do with color. And they should card EVERYONE when you vote too. It won’t be suppressing voters rights to get a ID. They just have to follow the rules to do so. It isn’t taking that right away. It is still there. They aren’t doing it because they want it to be hard for people of color either. Rules are there for a reason. Most of them help us. That was until the last few elections. It is becoming a free for all and no rules or constitutional rights are even being followed. Without rules the country will go to pot.

    • Kimber_TLE
    • Rita

      To day in this time and age we have so many people in the United States that aren’t supposed to be here. Or they have taken someone else’s identity and are voting. I think they need to check every ID.

  • purplewings

    If they can do it in Africa, why can’t we do it in America????

  • theBuckWheat

    If VoterID is good enough for Nelson Mandela, it should be good enough for anyone.

  • John S

    Ah, fantastic! I see that Elise, the resident troll, is busy this morning. That’s good, because she always brightens up my day! Nothing like a liberal’s inane comments to cheer me iup!

    • Doug

      She is a ray of sunshine.

    • creeper

      Kos must be down.

  • seazen

    Obfuscation of the truth in 2013 – again. While it is fun to nit-pick all of the nuance associated with the exact words and phrases of the Constitution as it relates to “citizen” and “rights” in the matter of voting, the fact of the matter is that we can either work to assure the maximum level of participation by all Americans in the political process or we can try to manipulate it to exclude those who those in power determine are unworthy.
    For the past 20 years, there has been a determined effort through a variety of means from complicating the “ID” requirements, to changing registration and voting hours and places, to redistricting where the goal is simply to delay (since it cannot be prevented) the full engagement of our “minority” population within the electoral process. Despite all these efforts – and a ton of money dedicated to preventing it – Obama won twice. And as a reaction we got the frenetic desperation of the Tea Party.
    It is time to embrace change and make it your friend because trying to go backwards just is wasted effort.

    • Dave Kube

      And as such…because of voter fraud…he have went backwards…

      • seazen

        Ah, that explains why we have went backwards.

        • Dave Kube

          Exactly…thx for clarifying…

    • creeper

      There it is…”We won!” The “so screw you” part is implied.

      • Edwardo Snowdeno

        The only thing “They” won is the disgust from the American people.

      • seazen

        You have heard about democracy and majority rules I imagine. This country will either be shaped by the majority of the people or we will devolve into a situation like the countries in the Middle East or South Africa before Mandela.

  • Edwardo Snowdeno

    The left needs racism, the left thrives on racism, the left creates racism. Everything they touch is injected with racism…schools, politics, the Justice Department…is it any wonder Americas education system ranked 36th on the planet ?

    Next time a lowest common denominator opposes electoral integrity on the basis of “race” then kindly ask them what race a Canadian is….watch the smoke roll from their ears.

  • Justin WheelO’Death

    So to prove these voting laws in America aren’t racist or in the state of Texas’ case sexist you bring up a picture of the Ex-president of South Africa (someone who doesn’t live in America) supporting similar voting laws in his country? That’s what I call grasping at straws. Try finding something relevant to support your claim instead of using misinformation.

    • NDme

      How bout the fact that its one thing both major parties agree with, something like 70% of democrats and 90% of republicans favor requiring an ID to vote. Every poll taken on the subject shows similar support.

      • Justin WheelO’Death

        I’m not saying you shouldn’t have an ID to vote. You’ve got to be able to prove citizenship. What I’m talking about is the hoops women have to jump through because of these laws. For example, IDs that are still perfectly valid but unacceptable because they’ve recently married or divorced and changed their name.