As we’ve seen, not only throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, but also in the last 3 years of the Obama presidency, anyone who disagrees with the Obama administration or liberal point of view is quickly labeled a racist. Any black conservative is labeled a traitor, hater or an Uncle Tom.
Now, the new buzz word is Jim Crow. More and more states are working to implement voter ID laws, which only require voters to show a photo ID when they show up at the polls. And Democrats are quickly taking up this issue as their newest example of racism from the Republican party. The point of this voter ID law is to curb voter fraud, which was rampant in recent elections, most notably, in the 2008 election, where ACORN workers and volunteers signed up large numbers of fictitious voters. But Democrats are using this as a way to claim that Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters, and they’ve turned it into a black/white issue.
The most recent incident of this absurd comparison was by former CBC chair, Barbara Lee. In a speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Lee claimed that the Republican party is trying to deny blacks the right to vote and are “turning back the clock to the days of Jim Crow.”
Lee claims this will prevent 25% of blacks and 20% of Hispanics and Asians from voting. I’d love to know where she comes up with these numbers. Why is it such a big deal to have to show a photo ID? They’re required for almost everything in this country. You have to have ID to drive, rent or buy a home, get a credit card, turn on utilities, buy a car, write a check at the grocery store, purchase alcohol or cigarettes, get on a plane, or receive public assistance. Even if you don’t have a photo ID, they’re not exactly difficult to obtain. One can go to their local DMV and get one for $5-$10 in most states.
America, when is this going to get old? I, for one, am so sick and tired of every word of disagreement being interpreted as racism. Good grief. Can’t I just have a different opinion?? Isn’t that what makes America, America? The freedom to voice a different opinion? Isn’t that why our soldiers risk their lives every day?
Congresswoman Lee and her ilk should be ashamed of themselves. I don’t know how they sleep at night. I just can’t wrap my head around that type of mentality….lying, hateful intolerance and character assassination. Why do we keep putting these people in office?? Is this who we want to speak for us? Is this really the type of person that represents OUR America? I don’t think so….and if it is, we’re in big trouble.