US Supreme Court Votes to Uphold Texas Voter ID Law

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US Supreme Court Votes to Uphold Texas Voter ID Law (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The U.S. Supreme Court says the controversial Texas voter ID law can be used for the November election. Early voting begins on Monday.

SCOTUS rejected an emergency appeal from the Department of Justice and civil rights groups to bar the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to vote.

The law was struck down by a federal judge last week but was upheld by a federal appeals court. The federal Judge Nelva Gonzales called the voter ID law an “unconstitutional poll tax.”

Judge Gonzales found that roughly 600,000 voters, mostly black or Latino, could be turned away from the polls due to a lack of acceptable photo identification.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill said the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Texas voter ID law “is an affront to our democracy.”

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges

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Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

#BREAKING:  Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Patrick Cannon (was sentenced to 44 months in prison for corruption charges. He was fined $10,000 and will have two years supervised release after he serves his prison sentence. The Judge Frank Whitney also asked, “Is it worth destroying your reputation and betraying your family and friends?”

Patrick Cannon apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. Another stunning fall from grace for a promising black politician.

Judge Whitney rejected the 37-month-sentence recommended by federal prosecutors because of Cannon’s cooperation and accepting the guilty plea quickly for taking more than $50,000 in bribes. The judge said Cannon’s wife, Trenna, his children and Charlotte bore the brunt of his misconduct.

 

Is Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Trying to Pull a Thad Cochran with Black Voters?

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Is Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Trying to Pull a Thad Cochran with Black Voters? (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is reaching out to the black community, just in time for his election next month. He spoke at a Bishop T. D. Jakes event at Phillips Arena. Um, is Deal trying to pull a Thad Cochran with black voters? I can’t recall seeing him schmoozing the black voters during his first election.

Of course, the Democratic politicians have also taken the black vote for granted. They just assume blacks will trot out and vote for them, while doing nothing to improve the communities they serve.

Here’s the tweet sent by his office about his appearance at T. D. Jakes “Woman Thou Art Loose” event:

This comes a little over a week after his event with Ludacris at Utopian Academy for the Arts:

President Obama: AG Eric Holder’s Resignation Bitter-Sweet

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President Obama: AG Eric Holder’s Resignation Bitter-Sweet (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

President Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation is bitter-sweet. He said he is the longest serving attorney general in U.S. history and the first black Attorney General.

President Obama said Eric Holder will stay on until someone is nominated to replace him. During a press conference, President Obama praised him for going after terrorists and going after the mafia. He also praised him for reaching some of the largest settlements against banks for the subprime mortgage meltdown.

The overall crime rate and overall incarceration rates have declined by 10 percent under Eric Holder, Obama said.

Holder said he and President Obama have a shared vision of ensuring keeping the Voting Rights Act in place so that Americans aren’t denied the right to vote.

Eric Holder leaves behind an interesting legacy — civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights, signing the surveillance warrants to shape how the NSA operates, going after big banks in subprime mortgage meltdown, going after leakers, among other things.

The speeches of both President Obama and Eric Holder were heartfelt and very emotional.

Michael Moore: History Will Only Remember Obama as a Black President

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Michael Moore: History Will Only Remember Obama as a Black President (Photo credit: Donkey Hotey)


Filmmaker Michael Moore slammed President Obama, saying “when the history is written of this era, this is how you’ll be remembered: he was the first black president, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Moore made the comments about Obama’s legacy while speaking at the Toronto Film Festival. He said being remembered as the black president isn’t bad, he’s sure Obama wishes he would be remembered for accomplishing a few other things.

Moore said he’s not confident President Obama will achieve any milestones during the rest of his term in office.

Michael Moore, who was a staunch Obama supporter during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, has become disillusioned with the president over NSA spying scandal, drone strikes and campaign financing.

This comes as Bill Maher said he may support Rand Paul in the 2016 presidential election over Hillary Clinton.

Democratic Leaning New Georgia Project Hit with Voter Registration Fraud Allegations

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New Georgia Project Hit with Voter Registration Fraud Allegations

WSB-TV reported Tuesday night that there are allegations of voter registration fraud against a Democratic group, The New Georgia Project, which is linked to Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Rev. Raphael Warnock. The right wing pounced immediately.

The New Georgia Project was subpoenaed by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who happens to be a Republican. Kemp told WSB-TV that he received complaints from six counties about forgery on voter registration forms and that voters were being falsely told they were required by law to re-register.

Kemp told WSB-TV, “We’re just not going to put up with fraud. I mean, we have zero tolerance for that in Georgia so we’ve opened an investigation and served some subpoenas.” “At the end of the day this is not going to be about politics. This is about potential fraud which we think happened.”

Rev. Warnock issued a statement saying he hoped the investigation was “not intended to thwart efforts to enfranchise voters” in Georgia.

Of course, the Republicans pounced on this latest ‘revelation.’ Gov. Nathan Deal’s (who is mired in an ethics scandal) spokesman Brian Robinson tweeted that Democrat Jason Carter was tied to the allegations. David Perdue’s camp also pounced, with spokeswoman Megan Whittemore issuing the following statement:

The serious allegations of illegal activities and potential fraud from liberal voter registration groups are outrageous and should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law. As outlined in Michelle Nunn’s well-documented campaign plan, since Democrats cannot win on the issues they are aggressively trying to expand the electorate by any means necessary. The fact that an organization led by a well-known Nunn supporter would attempt to illegally register voters is unacceptable and reminiscent of the Obama-political machine’s ACORN scandal. There is nothing more fundamental to our democratic process than maintaining the integrity of our elections and any attempt to tamper with them is deplorable.”

Um, the timing of the subpoena is very suspect, with the upcoming November elections. This comes as state Sen. Fran Millar pitched a hissy-fit over early voting in DeKalb county and the large numbers of black voters it would benefit. Yep, David Perdue’s people are invoking the word ACORN.

New Georgia Project Subpoena

GA GOPer Fran Millar Upset Early Voting Will Draw Large Number of Black Voters

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GA GOPer Fran Millar Upset Early Voting Will Draw Large Number of Black Voters (Photo credit: GA State Senate)

Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) is against early voting in DeKalb County because of the high concentration of black voters. And Reince Priebus & Co. would have you think the Republican Party isn’t about voter suppression. Millar is vowing that October 26th will be the last time Sunday voting will be allowed in DeKalb County. One of the polling stations that will be used for early voting will be at the Gallery at South DeKalb, which is located in a predominantly black community.

Here’s more on Fran Millar’s comments [H/T Political Insider]:

How ironic! Michelle Obama comes to town and Chicago politics comes to DeKalb.

For the third time in recent months Governor Deal appointee Interim CEO Lee May has disappointed those of us that hoped he could help bring the county together.

First, he assembles a task force of 15 with no elected Republicans to review various aspects of county government. I called his hand and Representative Jacobs and I were asked to serve on the group. This seems like a good idea since legislation will be required for many changes.

Second, he schedules meetings throughout the county with Tucker being the only north location. Again, I called his hand and several north locations were added with little publicity.

Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.

Is it possible church buses will be used to transport people directly to the mall since the poll will open when the mall opens? If this happens, so much for the accepted principle of separation of church and state.

Interim CEO May says this election decision is an administrative matter and he can unilaterally make this decision. I don’t think this is necessarily true and we are investigating if there is any way to stop this action.

This may be another reason to eliminate the CEO position.

I have spoken with Representative Jacobs and we will try to eliminate this election law loophole in January. Galloway summed it up, “Democrats are showing their hand on how they might boost their numbers”. For this to be called a “non-partisan opportunity” by Interim CEO is an insult!

Another first for DeKalb! So much for being inclusive.

Now all that’s left for the black voters of DeKalb County to do is to come out in droves come October 26, so this lunatic can go nuts. I didn’t realize the right to vote was only reserved for whites. In Fran Millar’s rebuttal to a scathing rebuke by DuBose Porter, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, he pulled out his DeKalb NAACP award, as a way of saying he’s not against black voter suppression.

UPDATE: 09/09/14 8:20 pm:  The pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Raphael G. Warnock also issued a scathing rebuke of Fran Millar’s vile comments. Here’s an excerpt from Political Insider:

This is not a partisan issue, as Mr. Millar’s statement would suggest. It is certainly not a racial issue. And that he would argue otherwise is shameful and disturbing. Senator Millar’s statement that he would prefer “more educated” voters rather than those who attend “several large African-American mega churches” in DeKalb County is a clear and unabashed echo from our ugly and painful racial past. How does he propose to determine who is more educated? Literacy tests? Grandfather clauses? Poll taxes? We have been there before.

Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin” So Racial Profiling Not Factor

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Rep. Steve King: Racial Profiling Not a Factor Since Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin”

WTF? Rep. Steve King proved once again why he is a raving lunatic. He was asked by Newsmax TV if the Congressional Black Caucus should investigate what’s occurring in Ferguson over the murder of unarmed black teen Michael Brown and he said it’s not necessary because they are all black. Huh?

“This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.” “I just reject race-based politics, identity politics” King concluded. “I think we’re all God’s children. We all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.” Source: Huffington Post

Um, I guess I have to ask, where’s Steve King’s white hood?

Here’s the video from Right Wing Watch:

GA GOP Candidate Richard Woods’ Strange Color Purple Comment to Black Democrat

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GA GOP Candidate Richard Woods Makes Color Purple Reference to Black Democrat

Georgia Republican nominee for state schools superintendent, Richard Woods, dropped a reference to “The Color Purple,” while campaigning against black Democratic candidate Valarie Wilson at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Cobb Republican Party.

Here’s the actual quote from the Everlasting GOP Stoppers:

“They may dust off their copies of their VHS copies of ‘The Color Purple,’ but it isn’t going to happen, all right? We are going to remain Republican red in our state, and we’re going to move this state forward so that we can do the very best, and again, I look forward to being your next state school superintendent of schools,” He said.

Here’s more from the Marietta Daily Journal:

Woods spoke to the monthly breakfast meeting of the Cobb Republican Party, where he blasted the U.S. Department of Education and called for an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic.

“We have to make sure that our kids know our history. They are going to know the true American history,” Woods said. “It will not be liberalism, it will not be progressivism, but it will be something that is based on our Founding Fathers. It will be the Constitution, it will be the Declaration of Independence, it will be the Federalist Papers. We will teach the truth, because last time I heard, the truth will set you free, OK?”

Woods called for support from the audience, saying he needed help. He faces Democrat Valarie Wilson, a former chairwoman of the Decatur school board, in November. “Come November, again we need to stand together, because we are going to let the Democrats know that they are living on Fantasy Island, OK?” Woods said.

You will recall “The Color Purple” was the 1985 movie, starring Whoopi Golberg and Danny Glover, based on Alice Walker’s book about a 14-year-old black girl growing up in Georgia in the 1900s.

Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Accuses Democrats of Waging War on Whites

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Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Accuses Democrats of Waging War on Whites (Credit: MSNBC Video Screengrab)

Democrats have been searching for a replacement for Todd Akins and they found him….Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). Yeah, he went there… This is not even worth a comment but read on….

During an interview with Laura Ingraham, Brooks accused Democrats of waging a war on “whites.” Yeah, he pulled the ole race card! Here’s the transcript from Real Clear Politics:

Brooks: “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true, okay?

And if you look at the polling data, every demographic group in America agrees with the rule of law, enforcing and securing our borders, and every one them understands that illegal immigration hurts every single demographic group. It doesn’t make any difference if you are a white American, a black American, a Hispanic American, an Asian American, or if you’re a woman or a man….

Ingraham: I don’t think [U.S. Rep.] Raul Labrador would probably say there’s a war on whites, though, Congressman – that characterization’s a little out there.

Brooks: But that is in effect what they’re doing, though. And that’s the political game they’re playing there, okay?

Ingraham: They’re playing the race card, just like they played the war-on-women card. This is what the left does. I just think that phraseology might not be the best choice.

Brooks also stated that everyone in America, regardless of their race, is affected by the influx of undocumented and legal immigrants. In other words, in his view, we need to halt ALL types of immigration because it lowers wages. Um, gee, I wonder how he explains his heritage? So, now we have moved on from Todd Akin’s honest rape, to other issues, such as treating immigration reform as a “thoughtful issue.” I could never in good conscience ever support the Republican Party, not when lunatics like Mo Brooks are holding elected office.

Now for the audio: