You know things are really bad when you have the AG of the United States, along with the IRS attending a meeting of the Congressional Black Congress regarding Voter ID laws and how to get around them come November. I don’t know about you…but what in the heck is anyone from the IRS or the Dept. of Justice doing at this meeting, this seems illegal to me…but that’s just me. I want to know where the outrage in the msm is, where is the outrage from our leaders on our side of the aisle as well.
Can you imagine for one single second what would happen if either of the departments involved in something as horrendous as telling a certain group of people how to skirt the law when it comes to something as sacred as voting is with the msm if the political party were reversed here…along with the screeches from the dems demanding that any republican AG immediately resign, plus demands for IRS members involved in this to be investigated as well!
Here’s a report via WE:
Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama’s campaign.
“We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.
“In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.
Cleaver said they would not tell pastors which candidate to support. They will let them know who to regard as the bad guys, though (hint: not Democrats). “We’re going to talk about some of the draconian laws that have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African American votes,” Cleaver said, describing voter ID laws as a form of Jim Crow-style “poll tax” on seniors and black voters.
The CBC chairman is confident that “President Obama is going to get 95 percent of the [African American] vote,” and wants to keep that turnout high. “We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition,” he said.
You can listen to Holder at the CBC Meeting yesterday below, this is via C-SPAN:
Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus and the Conference of National Black Churches.
The day also features panels on the state of voting rights, protecting a church’s non-profit status, and energizing constituents and congregants to vote.
The Attorney General has announced that he will vigorously defend the Voting Rights Act of 1965, including the Section 5 provision that Southern states or those that have historically disenfranchised black voters must clear any changes to voting law or electoral systems with the Justice Department.
Many states have passed voter ID laws recently, requiring voters to have a state-issued photo ID, like a driver’s license. Black leaders have voiced worry that these laws may disenfranchise urban and low-income African Americans who are less likely to have a driver’s license than their white counterparts.
Energizing the black vote may be especially important this year. African-American voters led President Obama to capture the electoral votes in North Carolina and Virginia in 2008 and will be key to his re-election or defeat in 2012.
Through my viewfinder in life I see this a major sign of desperation from the O-Team when they have to sink this low, this early regarding their reelection chances, as well as energizing a certain base of voters…how do you see this through yours?
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