On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, Cokie Roberts attacked the GOP’s recent slew of legislation increasing voting restrictions as “downright evil,” and argued that it threatened to undue the progress made since the civil rights movement. “Having grown up in the deep south in the era of Jim Crow, the difference is dramatic,” Roberts said. “The fact that Andy Young was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a great testament to the fact that when you do something like pass a voting rights bill, that it makes a difference.
Comments: Her Cokieness: long past her Sell By date.
Evil is those black thugs beating up that 88 year old veteran and murdering the 99 year old woman in her home. That is evil.
This is ridiculous...Evil? Making people show ID to vote. And about the gerrymandering districts how about Illinois Cokie?They gerrymandered 3 Republicans out of their Districts... What´s that? That´s different... yeah, I´ve heard about enough and I give up...
Evil is wrong, but in a world of moral relativism, where there is no right and wrong, how would you know evil if you saw it? In that world, the world of the secular progressives (many of which are Catholics in name only), evil becomes what you disagree with.
I wonder what type of ID she had to present the last time she visited the White house?
I wonder if she´s ever had to wear one of those lanyard type things with a plastic picture ID attached? Any employer who requires them won´t let even a well-known employee in the door unless the ID is presented. I bet everyone at the Department of Injustice wears them. I know everyone at the White house wears them. Postal employees are required to have a picture ID. I bet there not a government entity --from small town to inside the Beltway, that doesn´t require the picture ID. Are all of those government entities evil.
And the loony old hag is talking about "voter rights." I wonder what stand she takes on my Voter Right to have my vote counted and validated and not invalidated by an illegal who´s being paid as part of 0b@$tard´s Fraud Machine?
No, what is evil is telling a whole race of people that you are just too damn dumb to do ANYTHING for yourself. Therefore, you must let us guide you through life and make all your decisions for you. You might be free but you are still "slaves".
Last year an Obama voter called into a local radio talk show to complain about voter ID laws. The host asked him if he tried with all his efforts to get an ID for the next 3 months would he be able to do it. The host recommended talking to friends, neighbors, the local NAACP, Congressmen, Governor, etc.. The guy paused a moment and said ´No - it´s impossible to get an ID´´. That´s the mentality we´re up against.
Does Cokie think it is racist to show her ID when she travels on a commercial plane or AMTRAK? Does she think it is racist when she cashes a check at the local 7-11 and the cashiers asks for an ID? Does she think the pharmacist is racist when Cokie purchases Sudafed for nasal congestion and is asked for an ID and sign a log. Democrats don´t want to have people show IDs at the election booth so they can continue to disenfranchise conservatives. In Maryland we had Democrat Wendy Rosen running for Congress and illegally voting in more than one state during national elections. For her illegal actions she received a slap on the wrist. Voter fraud happens often and almost exclusively by the Democrat party. Perhaps purple ink on the thumb is what is needed to stop voter fraud.
What Cokie is condescendingly saying, I believe in a racial way, is that the blacks, after 50 years of complete civil rights still can´t accomplish such a simple thing as getting an ID card, so they need different rules to help them.
Would someone please remind this harridan that Jim Crow laws were instituted and applied by Democrats. "These conservative, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, segregating black people from the white population. Blacks were still elected to local offices in the 1880s, but the establishment Democrats were passing laws to make voter registration and electoral rules more restrictive, with the result that political participation by most blacks and many poor whites began to decrease.” *From: Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888–1908.
Being a Leftist means being able to say whatever makes you feel superior, compassionate and morally righteous without having to explain yourself or defend your claims. Yet how interesting and informative would be if people like Cokie Roberts were interrogated by an objective inquirer and asked to give an account of their extravagant and preposterous claims. When Colin Powell, for example, said that the Zimmerman verdict was "questionable," a serious interviewer would have asked him just what he meant by that and how he had come to the conclusion. It is quite remarkable, though not surprising, how Leftists are routinely permitted to declare, proclaim, pronounce and announce the strangest things, without ever being asked (by other Leftists, the journalists) to defend or explain their positions. The so-called Middle Ages were way ahead of us in such matters, for in the disputatio and quodlibeta claimants to intellectual, moral and theological knowledge had to be prepared to answer tough questions from serious adversaries. But our Leftist journalists, besides being Leftist, are neither educated nor intelligent enough to explore political claims in the manner and depth they deserve, instead simply settling for and reporting an opinion.
Well if it gets to the point where no ID´s are required to vote, my dog should be eligible. He´s a lot smarter than most of these Lo-Foz out there and can count past eight, which makes him significantly smarter than Joe Schmo Biteme!
When it came to finding evidence in the Indiana case (where the Supreme Court approved of photo IDs for use at polling places) the Democrats simply couldn´t find anyone who didn´t have an ID and couldn´t vote.
The whole issue is an extreme far leftwingtard hallucination ~ nothing more than that. They give away their hard narcotics habits by bringing it up.
Hey, Cokie, was your father evil for signing the Southern Manifesto condemning desgregation and for opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964? He later supported the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Open Housing Act, so is this really about evil or unresolved daddy issues?
Heard Mark Levin on his radio program last week give a long listing of places, purchases, institutions, whatever (some of them so trivial)........... where you won´t be accepted without some means of identification. I hope Mr. Levin repeats this listing again, and it goes everywhere. Maybe even Cokie Roberts might even hear of it and admit she´s lying again.
I would challenge Kookie to walk through the streets of Atlanta and find any person of color who has NO photo ID for collecting gov. benefits, cashing cks, etc. If she did, it would likely be someone who has never bothered to vote.
Cokie is well acquainted with how the Democrats steal elections through the voting process. Bring in minorities when no one else is allowed in the polling place. Pay them, show them who to vote for or vote for them. If the registered voter does not make it to vote, vote for them. It´s really easy and the Democrat way.
Cokie is saying low income blacks and Hispanics need special rules because they cannot find their way to the places where they can get an allowed picture ID. Somehow these same people can produce a picture ID to go to the Social Security office to sign up for benefits. But not for voting.
Cokie Roberts should know. "Having grown up in the deep south in the era of Jim Crow..." Her father was a racist Democrat who signed the Southern Manifesto condemning desegregation in the 1950s and opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These people always act as though they were the champions of civil rights; when in fact they were the ones that the fight was against.
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