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Oh for heaven’s sake. Nobody gutted the Voting Rights Act. An outdated and clumsy section that required certain states to seek DOJ approval on the slightest change in voting that was needed in 1965 is no longer needed. How strict was this section? If you moved the polling place 20 feet, some states had to get approval. When Kinston, NC wanted to make the town elections nonpartisan, they had to seek DOJ approval. It was denied, with the DOJ Civil Rights Unit saying residents of Kinston might not know who to vote for in a city council election without knowing who was Democrat or Republican. Um, Kinston has a majority black population and virtually all the town officials are black. These black officials unanimously wanted the change from partisan to nonpartisan city elections. Was the Holder DOJ looking out for Kinston or the Dems?

J Christian Adams, who used to work in the DOJ Civil Rights Unit, talks facts and knowledge without the hysteria. http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/06/25/supreme-court-buries-section-5-of-voting-rights-act/

That liberal NPR chick on Bret Baier Special Report tonight blamed Boosh and the GOP for reauthorizing the Act in 2006 without modernizing and adjusting it. Are you kidding me? Take a look at some tweets from Dems, liberal MSM, and black leaders following the SCOTUS rule that Section 5 was no longer needed for those states. I remember when the VRA was passed; LBJ and Hubert Humphrey would be in shock that they created a permanent bureaucracy.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2013/06/25/hyperbole-much-cbs-legal-analyst-compares-voting-rights-act-ruling-dre  Yeh, it’s the Dred Scott decision all over again, blacks are 3/5 of a person, a ruling also mischaracterized by libs. This guy had multiple falsehoods and he’s a CBS legal analyst.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/06/25/hyperbolic-terry-moran-abc-right-now-there-no-voting-rights-act-oper No wonder they call him Terry Moron.

President Obama is “deeply disappointed.” What a hack. A Minnesota rep calls Justice Clarence Thomas “Uncle Tom” and then deletes the tweet, saying he didn’t know that was bad. http://michellemalkin.com/2013/06/25/wisconsin-rep-give-me-a-break-i-didnt-know-uncle-tom-is-a-racially-denigrating-term/

The Voting Rights Act is a huge success for American democracy, a piece of legislation that worked.  One section of it is no longer needed. Why can’t we celebrate that as a step forward for America?

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