Tuesday, October 20, 2009

AG Holder showing his true colors

The Obama administration continues to prove that it has an agenda that is not based on bringing this country together, but furthering the racial divides. A small town in North Carolina voted and approved a move that would remove party affiliations from the ballots of all local elections. The Justice Department has decided to weigh in and decided that this act violates the voter’s rights act.

“The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters' right to elect the candidates they want.”

What exactly are saying? Is it that White people are so racist that they would never vote for a black candidate unless they are a democrat? If I recall correctly, there are black republicans who have been voted into office in this country. Michael Steele held the second highest office in the state of Maryland. JC Watts Jr. was a congressman from Oklahoma. There is talk he will be running for office again in the near future. Or are they saying black people are too stupid to figure who they want to vote for unless they have a D at the end of their name? Either way, it is condescending and disrespectful. This coming from the same Justice Department that has elected not to prosecute to the Black Panthers for their actions of voter intimidation in Philadelphia during the election this past November. I would think that standing outside a polling booth with a jimmy stick is far worse than taking away party affiliations.

Kinston is a small town of about 23,000 people and about 15,000 of them are black. This was a ballot vote during the last presidential election. It couldn’t have passed if the black community didn’t go along with it. When you live in a town that small, you are very aware of the person who is running. While you may not know them personally, chances are you know someone who does.

I find it unbelievable that black people in this country don’t realize that the government is much further behind in race relations than that of the average person. The fact that racism exists cannot and should not be ignored, but it is not nearly what it was a few short decades ago. Why is it that black people don’t realize that the proof is mounting that democrat leadership in this country seems to be much more willing to allow people of color to be treated that they don’t have a brain and are not capable of deciding for themselves what is and what is not in their best interests.

The greatest irony of this story is that no one in this town seems to remember the last time a republican won a major seat. Hmm, maybe this has more to do with the fact that someone that has more “republican” views could win an election if they didn’t have an R at end of their name. Either way the justice department needs to butt out of local politics and allow this town to do what is in their best interests and the best interests of the people that actually live there and have to live with the decisions that are made at the local level.


Joe from Baltimore said...

I happened to see the articule in the Washington times but has anyone got hold of the entire justice department memo or transcript for this overturn of voting rights.

The Griper said...

mmmm, since when does the AG of the USA have the authority to declare a local law or any law unconstitutional? that is up to the Supreme Court.

Just a conservative girl said...

Joe - I did put a quote from the report in the post. The report is of public record, so anyone can ask for it under Freedom of Information Act.

The Griper - The federal government does have some lattitude within certain counties. They are primarily in the south. When the Voter's right act was passed in the sixties it did contain language that gave them rights to oversee laws in areas that had documented proof of voter right voilations. This is what they are using in order to change the law. The sad part is, this is a very small town that has financial woes, they can't afford to take it to court. So the DOJ ruling is going to stand.

The Griper said...

he grins, you're right, little one. i completely forgot about that. and i doubt if it would be worth taking to court under those circumstances. wonder how the local voters thought of the law?

if there hasn't been a republican in office there then that law was passed by democrats.
Wouldn't this mean we have a democratic administration declaring that members of their own party are racists? he grins, just curious.

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