TX Democrats Claiming Minorities Are Incapable Of Obtaining A Voter ID Is Insulting And Racist

TX Democrats Claiming Minorities Are Incapable Of Obtaining A Voter ID Is Insulting And Racist Image

I’ve been an election worker and a poll watcher multiple times throughout my adult years.  To me, elections are one of the most sacred rights and responsibilities we have as Americans.  The integrity of those said elections are so important to me that on many an election day I have divvied up my children to other responsible adults and spent 12 plus exhausting hours at a poll that I have been assigned.  I’ve seen hundreds upon hundreds of patriotic Americans pass through those lines and pull the lever for the candidate that they feel most represents their ideals.  Many I would agree with and many I would not.  However, even with those who I vociferously disagree with I respect their decision and appreciate them taking the liberty and responsibility to vote as seriously as I do.  A peaceful and democratic decision in choosing our leader is one of the aspects that makes America great.

Yet, with those times have inevitably come provoking moments of colossal dishonesty and deception.   I’ve watched people come through the lines multiple times, in an effort to pull the lever twice for their candidate- conveniently pleading ignorance when they are turned away.  I’ve seen people try to vote on behalf of other people.  I’ve seen people try to vote through multiple addresses.  The list is endless and infuriating. And because all that’s required to vote is something as insignificant as a water bill, you can imagine how rampant the fraud really is. And so while I’ve always thought it a common sense endeavor to require voter identification, through these instances I’ve become more adamant than ever that we must get better at protecting our elections.

This has always seemed like a rational and common sense step to me.  We have to provide ID for everything. We get stopped by police officer for driving too fast..provide ID.  Register kids for school…ID.  Travel by plane…ID.  Tax Refund…ID.  Cash a check…ID.  The list goes on and on and on.  So, I’ve always been baffled and annoyed that for the very most sacrosanct action we do as Americans, voting for our candidates who end up affecting our lives and freedoms in dramatic ways, we aren’t required to provide proof that we are who we say that we are and that,most importantly, we are indeed actual citizens of this country.

But, this last week in Texas, a judge in Austin (worth noting Neva Gonzales Ramos is a federal judge appointed by Obama) ruled that to require ID is the equivalent of a poll tax.  Why? Because a FREE ID requires a birth certificate and a birth certificate requires $3 and, according to liberals celebrating over this ruling, traveling that might be required to obtain a birth certificate causes an undue burden.

Gonzales Ramos’ nearly 150-page ruling says the law “creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose.” It added that the measure “constitutes an unconstitutional poll tax.

Obviously, if you have been paying any attention to elections within the last few decades there is generally one party that benefits from having no voter ID.  Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck vote regularly in elections, along with hundreds- if not thousands -of corpses.  Add to that the people who vote multiple times…and then are stupid enough to brag about it.  (Nobody said they were also smart).  Eric Holder, as someone who took a very large interest in striking down this Texas law saying, “We are extremely heartened by the court’s decision, which affirms our position that the Texas voter identification law unfairly and unnecessarily restricts access to the franchise,” strangely couldn’t be reached for comment regarding these other mentioned instances.

Let us also not forget about the shenanigans by ACORN in regards to registering voters:

The group workers turned in 1,400 cards, of which 888 were found to be fraudulent. Included among the fraudulent voter applications — deceased actor Paul Newman. Workers also filled out a voter application for singer James Taylor or filled out several cards for the same real voter, the Miami Herald reported after the fraud was made public on Sept. 9, 2009.

“Protecting the rights of Americans…” by proudly and unequivocally stating that minorities in America are incapable of doing things like oh, you know, white folks has got to be one of the most insulting and racist stances I’ve ever seen the Democrats take.  Is this because the subjects under question are minorities or is it because they are poor?  Because if it’s due to being in a low income bracket, are they trying to state that there aren’t any white people in low income brackets?  That’s absurd.   It’s glaringly obvious that once again they are doing their best to create race warfare.  Because without victims they have no voting base.

I could appreciate the liberals sudden take on “protecting the rights of Americans” if it extended consistently to other rights… Like the Right to Life, of which should be our most basic human right among which all other rights pale.  Or perhaps they’d like to begin whipping their base into a frenzy over protecting our Second Amendment Right to bear arms.  This is a basic American right that we are guaranteed and yet, due to liberal policies, I’m not allowed to carry my firearm without a Concealed Handgun License that..wait for it…cost a heck of a lot more than $3!  Why aren’t liberals frothing at the mouth at this direct and blatant violation of American rights?

Let’s not forget how easy it was for James O’Keefe to prove the idiocy of the no-voter-ID in one of his latest undercover videos when his assistant utilized Attorney General Eric Holder’s own voting precinct to make his point.

Man: “Do you have an Eric Holder, 50th Street?

Poll worker: “Let me see here.”

Man: Xxxx 50th Street.

Poll Worker: Let’s see, Holder, Hol-t-e-r, or Hold-d-e-r?

Man: H-o-l-d-e-r.

Poll Worker: D-e-r. Okay.

Man: That’s the name.

Poll Worker: I do. Xxxx 50th Street NW. Okay. [Puts check next to name, indicating someone has shown up to vote.] Will you sign there . . .

Man: I actually forgot my ID.

Poll Worker: You don’t need it; it’s all right.

Man: I left it in the car.

Poll Worker: As long as you’re in here, and you’re on our list and that’s who you say you are, we’re okay.

Man: I would feel more comfortable if I go get my ID, is it all right if I go get it?

Poll Worker: Sure, go ahead.

Man: I’ll be back faster than you can say furious!

Poll Worker: We’re not going anywhere.

I guess this just doesn’t fit the narrative… It’s blatantly clear that keeping our elections honest and free of corruption goes directly against the interest of Democrat’s and their abilities to win elections fair and square.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • http://twubs.com/AskATransWoman Paula Overby

    The tax data is a little dated so there are likely some minor changes.

  • http://twubs.com/AskATransWoman Paula Overby

    As a US Congressional candidate For Minnesota’s Second congressional district I don’t normally engage in these kinds of conversations either but despite what seemed like some repetitiveness you appear intelligent. You got me on the Vikings Stadium. I did’t support the taxpayer subsidies that went into it. I know I can always get a strong challenge from Texas. If you want an accurate perspective you have to talk to both sides. Voter I’d impacts “mobile” people the most, young people, military personnel, students. In Minnesota a student can vote at their “home address” or at their college. How does your voter ID handle that. If they have to pay for the ID every time they change addresses it does constitute a “poll tax”. I actually do support a form of voter ID but its a very different concept than you are talking about. Thanks for the chat.

    And it looks like Texas is also a “payer” to the federal government.

    • 71911E

      Been to busy to catch up on this thread until today, but you answered your own question about students. If they have an I.D. at their school that they use for voting identification, they get to use their one (1) vote in that location. Assuming they only vote once… I attended school out of state and managed to vote for Reagan in 1984 via absentee ballot. Your comment about military personnel is immaterial as they are issued photo I.D. which doesn’t necessarily include an address anyway. The idea is to get the name and face of the person matched so votes are not stolen, i.e. “Mickey Mouse” and the roster of the Dallas Cowboys, as happened in 2008 in Nevada. You’re off-base suggesting that providing some sort of photo identification represents a poll tax. If someone truly wants to vote, they’ll make the effort to obtain the photo, unless, of course, their intentions are less than pure. And I’m sure that big-spending gubmint bureaucrats and politicians could manage to make it possible for the few (I stress FEW) people who don’t have to use a photo I.D. in their everyday lives. South Carolina did it, by the way.
      Simply, the idea that photo I.D. is a poll tax (and therefore racially motivated) is just another liberal talking point.

      • http://twubs.com/AskATransWoman Paula Overby

        How do you deal with Fake ID’s and stolen identities. Minnesota does double entry accounting which also facilitates potential recounts. ID’s aren’t really and issue.

  • IRAMARINE

    They seem to have no problem getting ID to cash checks and open bank accounts, why not voter ID ? They can carry diseases across our borders they should be able to carry ID too!

  • http://twubs.com/AskATransWoman Paula Overby

    Of course it’s not about who you are. It’s about where you live. Voter ID advocates never talk about that which means they really have not thought it through. I guess if you are happy with the picture on your id you think everybody should have one.

    • snowmaggedoned

      Excuse me….but in Texas every person that either drives a car, obtains a welfare check, opens a checking or savings bank account, cashes a personal check anywhere, enrolls in a college or trade school, buys a plane, train, or bus ticket, and a myriad of many other instances of everyday tasks MUST have a state issued PHOTO identification. Texas does not give any state issued ID WITHOUT a photo. And that includes in the most remote regions of the state away from a large city. In fact there are only six really large cities in Texas:

      Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Abilene, and Lubbock.

      All other urban areas are medium or small towns of which there are THOUSANDS and they all provide a Texas Department of Public Safety (DMV for you out-of-state types) facility that any registered voter over the age of 17 can go get an ID.

      Getting transportation to any Texas DPS facility isn’t hard or inconvenient to an adult of legal age to vote.

      It is obvious you do not live in Texas so stay OUT of our elections, please.

      • http://twubs.com/AskATransWoman Paula Overby

        snowmaggedoned. As noted, you never said a word about addresses so I’m assuming you have never been an election judge. You’re right about one thing, I am from Minnesota. We provide subsidies to Texas through the federal government so we are just naturally curious about why Texans can’t take care for themselves. Please excuse the intrusion.

        • 71911E

          I usually don’t respond to liberal trolls, but in your efforts to sound like you possess the slightest bit of intelligence, you end up souding like the blithering idiot you are.
          The response given you outlined possible issues with remote locations. What addresses do you contend cause problems for (per the liberal mindset) “stupid” minorities?
          Oh yeah, you’re from Minnesota. That explains it; Al Franken and all.

          • snowmaggedoned

            Paula Overby needs to fix her own state elections and keep her comments to herself.

        • snowmaggedoned

          Intrusion apology accepted.

          However, I find your haughty tone about Texas subsidies very hypocritical when Minnesota has a subsidy problem of its own.

          A case in point is the Minnesota Vikings new stadium….why can’t Minnesotans take care of their own entertainment needs and why should I be asked to subsidize your football team?

          http://watchdog.org/107862/nfl-tax-subsidies/

          Also, Minnesota has been accepting all kinds of federal dollars for decades….how do you think you get roads and bridges built? Not through your own state dollars I can tell you that.

          You need to take care of your own election backyard before you intrude into another state’s election practices. Can you say the never-ending absentee ballot vote for Al Frankenstein until you finally came up with enough fraudulent ballots to steal the election away from Norm Coleman?

          Be careful what mud you attempt to sling….it has a peculiar way of ricocheting right back at ya’.

        • snowmaggedoned

          BTW…you never said a thing about where you lived either….and what has that got to do with the veracity of my earlier answer?