Make fun of him all you like…(UPDATED)

…but Rick Perry is absolutely right:

“In labeling the Texas voter ID law as a ‘poll tax,’ Eric Holder purposefully used language designed to inflame passions and incite racial tension. It was not only inappropriate, but simply incorrect on its face,” Perry charged.

Holder seems to be good at that, both actively and passively. Witness Holder’s Justice Department declining to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation after they wielded rifles batons at Phladelphia polls in 2008.

To be fair, though, Holder and the DoJ were in all likelihood simply too busy coordinating gun sales to the Mexican drug cartels to squander the department’s resources on such a trifling matter.

UPDATE: From GomeznSA, in comments:

…the NBBP punks in Philly were ‘only’ armed with batons, not rifles. Regardless, they had ALREADY been convicted of voter intimidation in federal court via summary judgement (didn’t bother showing up – hmmm maybe they knew what he was going to do?). He declined to pursue the issue further and essentially let them off. AFAIK there were some administrative sanctions taken against them but no criminal convictions.

Administrative sanctions. Slaps on the wrist. “You better not do that again, hmmkay, please?”

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2 Responses to “Make fun of him all you like…(UPDATED)”

  1. GomeznSA Says:

    You are correct regarding (with)holder’s purposely generating racial tension with his ‘poll tax’ comments (and yes I am well old enough to remember when we still had it down here!).
    But the NBBP punks in Philly were ‘only’ armed with batons, not rifles. Regardless, they had ALREADY been convicted of voter intimidation in federal court via summary judgement (didn’t bother showing up – hmmm maybe they knew what he was going to do?). He declined to pursue the issue further and essentially let them off. AFAIK there were some administrative sanctions taken against them but no criminal convictions.

    BTW – do you think that those of us who ‘forced’ ourselves (and spent the time, money, and effort) to obtain the official gummint issued photo ID should sue them and get the fees we had to pay back???

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    BTW – do you think that those of us who ‘forced’ ourselves (and spent the time, money, and effort) to obtain the official gummint issued photo ID should sue them and get the fees we had to pay back???

    Hmm, that’s not a bad idea at all. Not just the fees, but the time as well….

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