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Where was he looking? And what does he mean, “we”?

“We found no one was denied the right to vote in Mississippi,” crowed Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann after Mississippi’s photo ID law was used in June 2014. Yet of the 513 people who cast affidavit ballots in June 2014 in Mississippi, 177, jumped through the newly created photo-ID hoop, returning to prove that they were not guilty of attempted voter fraud by presenting a government-approved photo ID. Of the 513, according to the vote Nazi, Hosemann, “13 had their ballots rejected for other reasons, such as not being a registered voter.” So there you have 323 registered voters who were possibly denied the right to vote.

“We are very pleased with the numbers,” he said. “They reflect Mississippi is able to conduct its own elections.”

“We” definitely doesn’t include the people who were registered to vote but couldn’t or didn’t because someone else decided that their previous efforts to participate in this Democratic Republic weren’t sufficient. In the words of a great Civil Rights activist, “Is this America?”

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Glad Humpty is Gone

So glad all the kings horses and all the kings men failed. Unlike the conservative writer who recently lamented the loss of pre-FDR America,* likening it to Humpty Dumpty, “broken beyond repair,” and deified it as the “system of government originally established to foster capitalism,” I do not long for Humpty. I do not long, Mr. Clueless Conservative, for pre-FDIC America replete with Hoovervilles. I am thankful for socialism which gave us a TVA, FHA, Social Security, and land grant colleges. You may see American socialism as a corruption of government but I, for one, am glad for the redistribution that gave us an Interstate Highway System. I am forever thankful for the redistribution embodied in the roads developed for rural mail delivery. The G.I. bill’s wealth redistribution was a godsend and blessed men with education from which the nation is still deriving returns. We need more of it, higher education subsidies; forward thinking nations do (see Germany). No, if the system before FDR was Humpty Dumpty then may he rest in peace. It is only from the safety of environments enhanced by socialism that some so blindly attack its interspersing. American conservatives are as great advocates of socialism as liberals or progressives.

* Socialism continues to corrupt government: Letter
Oliver B. Triplett III, Forest November 6, 2014 ~ CLARION LEDGER

Hosemann responds to editorial criticizing voter ID lawMississippi Business Journal

 

Hosemann responds to editorial criticizing voter ID lawMississippi Business Journal

What’s most disturbing is the slimy way this southern gentleman tries to slither away from his fellow snakes by talking about how he’s done everything possible to make the theft of voting rights fair.  He’s sought all the permission possible to demonstrate the cleanliness and fairness of  his state’s destruction of voting rights (already registered voters must now show photos of themselves to vote otherwise don’t bother showing up even though you are a citizen who has already registered).  And to top it off he thinks, like the character Bele in an episode of Star Trek, who thought it was obvious that he was superior because he was white on the left side of his body and his enemy was black on the left side of his body, it should be obvious that Mississippi is not like Texas or those other photo ID states.  He actually thinks that simply because there are no suits filed against Mississippi, yet, then what Mississippi has done is fair and honest, that Mississippi is superior. that because of superficial attributes, Mississippi is really substantially different from the other disenfranchisement extremists.

And it suits  Mr. Hosemann’ s ignorance in the service neo-confederate-voter disenfranchisement  to not  address Professor Alan Draper’s reminder: 

Less than 10% of voting age whites in Mississippi do not have a driver’s license while almost 30% of voting age blacks are without one. That is, eligible black voters are three times as likely as whites to lack the most common form of government-issued ID required to vote.” 

 

Mr. Hosemann talks about people who showed up to vote not the pool of eligible voters.  No if he were to be honest, Mr. Hosemann would admit that his efforts are most pernicious to those who aren’t colored right.

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“The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don’t want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans.

Who the H-E-double hockey sticks is he and to whom is he talking to?
And why 80 years? 2014 – 80 = 1934; Would FDR, JFK, and LBJ have anything to do with those 80 years? (the years and the administration which brought us Social Security, CCC, Rural Electrification, Medicare, the SEC, FDIC, etc. or how about Civil Rights and Voting Rights)

He is the Junior Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul who talks to the public as if it were completely ignorant of the Republican Party’s history of the last 40 plus years from Ronald Reagan’s big (black) buck story

to George H. W. Bush’s Willie Horton ads or Jessie Helms the black-man-is-taking-white-men’s-job ads. He would be laughed off the stage by the whites in his audience if they were intelligent enough to know that the Republican Party’s problem is not that blacks have the “perception” that “no one in the Republican Party cares.” The Republican Party’s perception problem among blacks is based on the Republican Party’s behavior and philosophy including its ability to get its rank-and-file members to routinely launch recreational attacks on government. The party morphed into the anti-Civil and Voting Rights party. Rand is right about the perception and was wise enough not to call it a misperception. The lack of Republican Party popularity in the black community is based on perception of Republican Party strategy.


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