Perry Demands Obama Apologize for Holder's "Incendiary" Remarks

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Just kickin' Holder's ass and raisin' hell.
Governor Rick Perry took time out of his busy schedule of telling the federal government to kiss his ass and whopping up on socialists to demand an apology from the President for remarks made by the U.S. Attorney General at the NAACP convention held in Houston last week. Apparently, Perry thought Holder's characterization of the Texas voter ID law as Jim Crow-like. Panties, commence wadding:

"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.

"The president should apologize for Holder's imprudent remarks and for his insulting lawsuit against the people of Texas."

The governor is apparently unaware that the voter ID law was, in and of itself, already a bit of a tension inducer among the minority community, and part of the reason it is currently being litigated in federal court. The federal government contends that the law is in violation of the Voting Rights Act and is discriminatory towards minorities and the elderly.

Supporters of the law, including Perry, argue that the law is simply designed to prevent voter fraud.

Either way, the governor don't take kindly to government bigwigs messin' with his Texas. We're guessing an apology from the President won't be forthcoming, but we'll keep you posted.

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Jim C
Jim C

Obama should apologize for  anything Eric Holder has ever said or done that anyome finds offensive.  Starting the day after Rick Perry starts doing it for Greg Abbott.

gary
gary

Answer the question.....

Ronald Reagan Was God
Ronald Reagan Was God

Holy shit! Deja Vu! Your stupid-assed comment is almost a cut-n-paste of roadgeek's stupid-assed comment. Did the Texas GOP issue a new series of talking points? Or did Michael Berry take the stranger's cock(s) out of his mouth long enough to tell you what to think?

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

Wyatt: I was not aware that state issued IDs were free. I always paid for mine. But you are correct about the lack of DPS offfices in rural counties.  If you don't have a car or someone that can take you to a DPS office, someone willing to waste the bulk of a day waiting in those lines, you are screwed.

Katherine DuPont
Katherine DuPont

What I find insulting to minorities is the idea that they're somehow too stupid/lazy/whatever to be able to obtain a photo ID. It's almost like Holder is painting a big red "X" on the forehead of every minority that declares, "look at me - I'm too stupid to get an ID." That's incredibly insulting. And racist.

Richard Doll
Richard Doll

The ID cards are available free - so the proponents of fraudulent voting are stating that it's much too difficult for many people to make it to the places where they will be available, having to drive as far as 10 miles!  Well here's a thought - if it's that difficult to drive there, it is most likely difficult to get to the polls.  Why don't they just vote early via mail?  You don't need a government issued photo id for that.  This is crap - if you're a felon there's one party you're most likely to vote for - same if you're not in the country legally, or for that matter if you're dead.  No wonder that's the party that's fighting this legislation tooth and nail.  I don't know who's going to win the next election - but I do ask it be a fair fight.

gary
gary

Pandering to who? The US citizens? Or illegal immigrants and voter fraud?

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

Take off the tin foil hat gary.  Unless you have stats to back your assertion that elections in Texas are knee deep in voter fraud and enough illegal immigrants are voting to sway elections, your assertion is bunk.  And don't tell me "look it up yourself." Back up your claim or move along.

gary
gary

They are free....

Wyatt
Wyatt

They are free, but getting to a DPS isn't free, and many rural counties don't even have one.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

 Perry is pandering, and he has got yet one more thing wrong.

Hanabi-chan
Hanabi-chan

 I agree with you Disingenous.  Here is a thought a friend of mine posited. Isn't requiring people to pay for a state-issued ID just a different type of poll tax. Before anyone points out well you have to have a license to drive a car, open a bank account, etc. Those are economic transactions, not Constitutional rights. You don't have to drive a car. You don't have to use a bank account. Voting, however, is a right given to the people by the US Constitution, and to tell someone you have to pony up for a state issued ID to partake of this right strikes me as being, well, unconstitutional. After all, we are not charged for our Voter's Registration Card.  If Perry and his ilk insist on picture ID at the polls, then those IDs for voting  purposes only should be available free of charge at any state office.

gary
gary

Perry got it right this time...

Evan
Evan

Comment sections of the early 21st century were a place for the free exchange of ideas and open political dialogue.  That's preposterous, they were obviously an extension of the previous century's dadaist art movement as it expanded into the political realm. 

gary
gary

Get a damn ID.... If you can get to the polls you can get an ID......

Wyatt
Wyatt

 Is there a ground-level voter fraud issue that state IDs would solve? Serious question. If not, why set up unnecessary roadblocks to voting?

TOLDYA
TOLDYA

Sooo they can't keep up with an ID card or go through the terror of obtaining an ID ?

Disingenuous Much?
Disingenuous Much?

They died so those same people you denigrate would have fewer obstacles to being able to vote. Dick.

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