Something Stinks Here

Now it has come to this...

Lately a number of news sources have come whizzing through my mail box concerning the actions of Eric Holder and the Department of Justice concerning voter ID laws. You haven't heard? Try paying attention to the actual facts. I'm not black. I'm a white but if I were a black person I think I'd be a bit insulted by some of the things being said and rulings from activist judges and the Attorney General of the United States being handed down to further the race baiting that seems to be building up as we move toward the 2012 election cycle. I'm not a racist, never have been and never will be. But Eric Holder has that aura around him and it stinks, just like his reputation at this point.

In 2008 the US Supreme Court upheld Indiana's landmark voter ID law which requires that any voter produce a government issued ID to prove they are who they claim to be before entering the voting booth. Just to make sure that people who don't have a passport or driver's license aren't disfranchised they included provisions for those folks to obtain a "free" photo ID just for the asking. That majority opinion was written by none other than uber liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. But it seems that Holder knows better than the US Supreme Court. Just who the hell does this guy think he is?

Holder, in his infinite wisdom or maybe stupidity, has determined that the mirror image law that the state of South Carolina has recently passed isn't valid though it contains the very same provisions that Indiana's law has on the books and which was upheld by the SCOTUS. He contends that South Carolina is different from Indiana and that difference demands additional oversight. I must be missing something because every state in the union is "different" from the other states. It is a fundamental right of all citizens of this nation to be able to vote. That is not in question. But on the flip side, it is also our fundamental right as voters to make sure that our right to vote isn't trampled all over in the process by people voting who have no right to vote in the first place. That should be just plain common sense which seems to be in very short supply these days within the Department of Justice. It truly is time for Holder to either resign or be fired.

Can We Get Even An Ounce?

I've always thought federal judges were often educated, activist idiots and here is further proof. The city of Kingston, North Carolina, through a referendum, did away with the requirement that the infamous (D) and (R) appear on the ballots of the citizens of that city. Gee, wouldn't that require that voters actually educate themselves on the candidates and their record or lack of having a record? That was challenged by the DOJ who banned the city from enacting the law which the citizens decided was in the best interest of their community.

The DOJ used a particular form of twisted logic in enforcing Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. That Act requires approval of the DOJ for changes to voting laws in regions where, in the very distant past, there was a history of racial discrimination. Folks the Civil War was over long ago. Why do Obama and Holder want to declare a rematch? This is the twisted logic that Holder used in the challenge: "the elimination of party affiliation on the ballot will likely reduce the ability of blacks to elect candidates of choice." What it will likely increase is the likelihood of the the stupidity of voters who decide to vote for a party rather than the most qualified candidate.

So along comes this bone headed federal district judge, who also just happens to be an Obama appointee, which fact the Lame Stream Media just conveniently happened to not report, who decides that the DOJ had a valid point. My valid point is that a voter, any voter regardless of their skin color, shouldn't need any designation beside anyone's name in order to make an informed decision about voting for the candidate of their choice. If I were black, which I am not, I'd be insulted by this type of thinking. I'm insulted anyway because it says to me that because you are black you just may need someone else to do your thinking for you which you should be doing yourself in this day and age.

This Should Be Everyone's Party Affiliation

So what's the bottom line here? Obama can't run on his record, especially with the black community where unemployment is disproportionately high and he hasn't produced on the promises he made back when and has made a train wreck of the US economy which wasn't in such good shape when he assumed office. So the race baiting must start and Holder is the pivot man. Since you can't get reelected based upon your dismal record lets just start the race baiting routine so that it appears that Obama, under the guise of the DOJ, is the African-Americans champion riding to the rescue. That is rather insulting to me.

Now if you actually believe that I don't think you are smart enough to vote in the first place, right or no right. It is indeed a right to vote and actually your duty as a citizen of this country to do so. It is also your duty to actually study the records and qualifications of the person who you select. If that had been done in 2008 Obama wouldn't be sitting up there vacationing all the time on our dime. I need you to think about this. The voter ID laws that are being enacted across this nation are there to safe guard your right to vote, not dilute it. For every valid vote to count all the invalid ballots need to disappear. Don't say it doesn't happen because it does. That's part of the (D) and (R) mentality and it has gotten to the point where it stinks to high heaven in this nation and what is seriously wrong with what we see happening on Capitol Hill these days. It is all about them continuing to get reelected and has very little to do with "We, the People..."

I rest my case and have a Happy New Year!

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Comments 16 comments

partisan patriot 4 years ago

Froggy

I'm with you 100% here but the fact is if the Democrats didn't not only uphold cheating but encourage it they would never win another election. Let's see they would have to say elect me and I'll raise your taxes; give the money to people who don't work; destroy the family through my policies and encourage our enemies while discouraging our allies.

Wow who wouldn't openly support such a platform/


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Great writing about a subject that riles me up like no other. Anyone who can dream up an argument against requiring ID to vote is anxious to keep the cheaters in the game. There is no other reason. The fact that that Holder is opposed to this requirement says it all. He needs to be relieved of his duties as does the president. Have a happy and healthy New Year. Up useful, interesting, awesome and not at all funny!


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

So,so true FP, But we need to hold every one of our elected officials to the same standard. Holder needs to be fired!! The sooner the better.


Stu 4 years ago

There is no doubt that requiring ID is important for voting to be fair. I've read far to many reports of people voting multiple times, and people ineligible to vote doing so anyway. We can't count on the applicable election committess to police this, as some have publicly said that they simply don't police it (other than maybe checking for an acceptable zip code). The reality is that getting an official photo ID is easy. You can go to your local DMV office, and even if you are a non-driver, you can get an official state ID, with photo, for about $20. Obama doesn't like voter ID laws simply because there is alot more Democratic voting fraud than GOP voting fraud. And Obama wants to be sure to capture votes from illegals if he can't pass an amnesty.

On the issue of D vs. R, I think the issue driving it is that incumbants are the most well known. Absent the party tag, less informed voters will simply vote for the incumbant because they know his/her name. Mandating the tags is a way to make it harder for freshmen to win an election.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

Funny...no one seems to think that they have been "deprived" of their rights to fly since photo id became mandatory at the airport and is reasoned to be "protecting all of us" from the bad guys. Now, in another venacular, the photo id is evil. It can only be evil to those who have plans to manipulate the voting process in their favor using unqualified or even dead voters to fill the ballot boxes. As you point out, this undermines and destroys our individual vote even when we do go to the polls. If there is a process in the American system which should be rigidly enforced, it most certainly is positive identification of the voter. Holder is simply extending Illinois-style politics to the rest of the country to make the process easier to manipulate. In essence, the DOJ just referred to South Carolina as a "racist" state in the claim that each state is different with respect to creating such laws. Surely Holder, a supposed law school graduate, gets the idea that if a law is valid in the eyes of the Supreme Court in one state, it passes the litmus test of validity in all states that want to apply the model. Holder's position would make each state design their own model and require each and every one to be stamped by the Supreme Court and the DOJ before it could be implemented. More and more, the black voter in America is waking up to this manipulation by those who call themselves defenders of the blacks in America. Holder's positions in SC essentially send the message that the black population is too dumb to be trusted alone in the voting booth. I surely hope that the black citizens of SC latch on to that concept and help to send Holder and his boss packing in 2012. It is the single best step we, as a country, can take to improve the overall welfare and the health of the nation. Good write! WB


geordmc 4 years ago from Beliot, Wisconsin

Fine but if you have the ID to be able to fly, why do you need to be molested by a govt. flunky when you go to board. Especially, Seniors and children. If that were done anywhere but an airport it would be classified as a crime, not a "security check".


Naomi's Banner 4 years ago

THe only ones that I see that would be offended by showing a photo ID are the ones that can't get the photo ID due to lack of legal statis and the ones that would benefit from such persons in an election. Plain and simple we show a photo ID for shopping, traveling and enrolling in school so why should an election be any different. Another hogwash in my opinion and the fact that a judge is using his position and power to make a political statement rather than upholding the law is infuriating. You GO Froggie!!


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

As usual, you do a great job holding our officials' feet to the fire. Someone has to. I believe most in government are counting on the majority of us simply not paying attention. Thank goodness some of us are. Thanks Frog and happy 2012!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Not only do I agree that this is insulting to voters, but further I see it as a purposeful attempt to limit the rights of the states to chose their own laws and policies. If we are going to let just anyone without any kind of ID vote, why don't they just empty the prisons of the most violent offenders and bus them straight to the election booths? How about the Mexican drug cartel? They will have seats on the bus for sure. This is not about black and white and it never was. It's about manipulating the election. However, I think this time it may backfire. As you stated, this is insulting to African American voters who are not dumb and further it insults us all! Do they really think we can’t tell what they are up to? Pride, and in this case extreme arrogance, cometh before a fall. Thanks bunches for a most informative and honest article.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This no picture ID to vote makes me mad. We have to have picture ID's for the doctor's office, some credit card expenditures and certainly voting ought to be the fist place to be extra cautious. State ID's are simple to get if you don't have a license. Great topic!!!

Happy New Year!


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The Frog Princess 4 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

Great hub Jim. Thanks for keeping us all abreast to the yahoo's in DC. 2012 will be the make or break year for the US. Happy New Year to the prince of all frogs.

ttyl


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

A driver's license or other valid photo ID is required in order to vote in the state of Florida and has been for as long as I can remember - since the Pleistocene era. That does not offend me. Why should it? It's another means of security.

Well, Obama promised 'change' when he took office in 08 and change is exactly what we have in our pockets now instead of dollars. He made another promise in a TV interview in 09 that if he could not improve the economy, he deserves to be a one-term president. Let's help him make that promise come true. You can view the interview on YouTube: http://youtu.be/SmRgaKfWMPA

Keep on telling it like it is, Frog, and a very Happy New Year to you.


Ghost32 4 years ago

I actually prefer having the (D) & (R) visible on the ballot--since I can recall many a time over the years when one or more offices to be filled had escaped my attention prior to Election Day. (This usually happens at the state level, at least in my case.) BUT, on the other hand, I TOTALLY agree the presence or absence of such designations does NOT rise to the level of warranted federal intervention.

Of course, not much does...and that hasn't stopped 'em yet.

Remember in November.

Voted Up & Such.


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anjegirl 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach,SC

The Dumbing Down of Politics,

But I have a question? If they take the D and R off the ballots and when P.Diddy and Paris Hilton hire the buses to go and pick up the carless black folk then how will they tell them which boxes to check?

As some of you know I have been teaching and mentoring kids in the hood since it was the ghetto and also in the barrios across America for four decades and when I lived in Charlotte in the late 80's there were commercials every day showing these 3 school buses going through the Asheville mountains and then one bus would not round a mountain corner of the three and the commercial put out by the state would just say one in three black kids would not finish high school and one in three who did graduate high school would not be able to read or write and it went onto say that one in three black (this was before Hillary goaded the media into saying African American to incite racial issues) and that one in three black teens would be in prison and convicted felons before they reached legal adult age.

So these kids who I have tried to get employment and citizenship and who I have tried to educate about politics, race in America and much more:they have been being "dumbed down" and kept down for decades, but there is no way anyone is talking about any candidates for political office in the Hood from coast-to-coast. Their political knowledge comes from Dave Chappell, Chris Rock and Bill Maher and being forced to have an ID would prevent these same young boys and girls from getting on a bus with a fake ID and going to hit the D on the ballot and believe me that is a good thing.

As we all know it is customary for blacks and hispanics to just hit a D nationwide and this is why we are broke from coast-to-coast. We currently have 446 children's and family services welfare programs many of which have been created by Obama's Czar's and these programs are broke and of the top 15 brokest states 12 of them are democratic owned and operated states and how is it that they don't get any of this?

Ours is an Ostrich Nation and 50% of our nation does not vote and would be more likely to vote less often if they took away the D.

Having moved lots of these kids into my home, I always asked them to prove to me even before they got into my car who they really are and before moving them into my home, I would hit the police stations to get their real and up to date criminal records and I can tell you that 90% of these boys, not so much the girls have never owned a drivers license and have never owned a state or college or any other kind of ID. They have never registered for college and never owned a credit card and do not fill out the census forms. This is why they call themselves "hood rats" because it is their intent to remain undercover in their lives. Most of these kids have warrants and are already felons like I said and they aren't on any roles except with law enforcement and the welfare roles and truly no one knows who these kids are in our government aside from their arrest reports which aren't tied to unemployment or employment or many other records the rest of us have that they have never had. I am not sure when we started issueing social security numbers at birth but thousands of kids I have mentored over the past four decades have never ever had a social security card.

You cannot work with these kids and not work with lots of cops and I know their gang unit files don't have socials for most of these kids or for many of their parents who have never worked a day in their lives. The gang units identify them by their tatoos. That doesn't just happen on TV; it is the norm in real life. They are filed by what gang they are in and all these kids are gangbangers as are most of their dads, sisters,brothers,

cousins and next they are filed by their street names and then by their tats. This is why most who are "in the know" estimate the number of unemployed Americans to be at least double the number that Obama is reporting and he is "in the know."

WHat was the name of the urban housing organization that imploded during and after Obama took office? He used those people nationwide to get elected and then there was Oprah who for the first time ever had to back a US president.There went 70 million more votes. Just kidding,I know that was her worldwide viewership.When I lived in Dallas four years ago,their gang unit was tracking more than a million gangbangers in Dallas alone and when you multiply that number by almost every major city in the US, we have millions of unknown and really unidentifiable,unregistered, often illegal generations of people in our country and unfortunately and I cannot believe I am saying this,but I think that every man woman and child in our country needs to be required to always have an ID and without a really good reason should always have it on their person like the Arizona law. I know that it is the law in most states but it is not enforced. It is gang code in every gang that you will be kicked out or worse if you are busted with a picture ID on you! But the tatoo of your gang is just fine, fact that is good!!

I agree Frog Princess that 2012 is a make or break year. I'll be happy if we don't experience a total crash and if Obama will stay on the campaign trail. I read that his Christmas entourage cost the taxpayers 400 million dollars and that Pelosi was staying in a $10,000 per nite suite in Hawaii on top of that. Really?????

Happy New Year friends and may God Bless us one and all Analise


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

All of us have to produce an ID almost every day, so this is a phony objection.

So why would the Democrats want no ID to vote?

Well, duh!


Eric Clough 4 years ago

How about a common sense approach? Valid ID and indelible ink on a finger to prevent double voting. Hell even Iraq's elections are better policed than ours.

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