Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Hey, do you remember when we were told that if we voted for McCain it would mean more politicizing of the Justice Department? Well, they were right.

The Holder Justice Department strikes again:

Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.

The Justice Department's ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their "candidates of choice" - identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.

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.

Several federal and local politicians would like the city to challenge the decision in court. They say voter apathy is the largest barrier to black voters' election of candidates they prefer and that the Justice Department has gone too far in trying to influence election results here.

Kinston is under the jurisdiction of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and as such, any changes to their voting laws must be approved by the Justice Department. Nevertheless, how does one begin to justify the reasoning that blacks won’t be able to vote for their candidate of choice unless they know whether or not they are a Democrat?

And how can the Justice Department make a ruling that is so blatantly partisan?

What this reveals, plain and simple, is the soft bigotry of low expectations for the blacks of this town held by Holder’s Justice Department. You can bet your bottom dollar that is what you would hear, and rightly so, if the Bush administration had ruled in a similar fashion.


Road Dawg said...

There is so many occasions where we can say, "what if this was the Bush administration"?

But like a petulant child, the left is not interested in fairness, justt getting there way.

Could you imagine if the Bush admin had singled out MSNBC and stated it is not a news orginization?

Karl Rove: "I think this White House is dominated by Chicago- style politics, so if you don't like the questions that are being asked by Major Garrett or Wendell Goler or Chris Wallace, then you try and demonize Fox News," he said.

Hey Dean, read email or listen to v-mail. Need J-tree info.

Road Dawg said...

This thing really needs a spell check

Dean said...

After all the navel-gazing regarding the "why" it really is just "who", as in it's who these people are.

Rove applied Occam's razor and came up with the most likely reason which is also the correct reason.

Obama's people attack because that's what they know and that's who they are.