Eric Holder, Voter ID, and the Chicago Way
How Chicago is playing racial politics with redistricting city wards.
January 16, 2012 - 12:01 am
If I hear one more hysterical outburst from some liberal, whose brain is hotwired to Attorney General Eric Holder’s mouth, about Jim Crow returning to South Carolina, I’m going to disconnect my television cable. It seems this type of mindless volcanic eruption is a consequence of South Carolina requiring one of five forms of identification in order for someone to exercise the franchise. One of these means of identification South Carolina makes available free, in addition to providing free rides to the polls for anyone who asks.
As Eric Holder — the brains behind both the Fast and Furious gun-running scam and the decision to vacate a conviction of Black Panthers who stood at a Philadelphia polling place harassing white voters — would tell you, South Carolina is not interested in safeguarding the integrity of the franchise. Those southerners are just trying to prevent minorities from voting. The hard-won battle over the Voting Rights Act is being overturned. Liberals need to prepare to resist or face a return to the ugly days of Jim Crow!
So, what’s really going on here? Liberals love to wax unbearably about culture, but they never want to ask the difficult questions about how one’s socialization into a political culture influences one’s view of the political world, or how that socialization shapes the way the struggle for political power is fought.
Obama’s Chicago is notorious for its corrupt voting practices. In fact, one of the latest political jokes in Chicago is that there is now empirical and incontrovertible evidence that Muammar Gaddafi and Osama bin Laden are both dead. Their names recently appeared on the city’s voting rolls.
In Obama’s world, elections are not contested; they are manipulated. In the 2008 Iowa caucuses, red and white chartered buses with Illinois license plates carried African Americans from Chicago to vote in Iowa. Obama’s ability to show that he could win in a rural, white, and somewhat conservative state like Iowa wasn’t a miracle; it was election engineering, the Chicago Way.
In anticipation of a hard-fought contest in 2012, President Obama wants to make sure that there is significant margin for voter fraud, especially getting illegal immigrants to vote. No one needs to tell you how illegal immigrants will vote. And pro-Obama organizations, like ACORN, have traditionally engaged in massive election fraud. Anything that enhances the integrity of the voting process works against Obama.