Thursday, October 23, 2014

Democrat bigots

Democrats value the African American voting block.

Yet Democrats frequently express bigoted opinions about the capability of African American voters.

Breitbart notes:
Charles Stewart, a political scientist was retained by the Justice Department to testify against voter identification laws and other election integrity measures. His testimony argued that ending same day voter registration and requiring voters to vote in the precinct where they live constitutes racial discrimination.  
When asked if terminating the ability to register to vote on the day that someone casts a ballot impacts blacks disproportionately, Stewart testified in court that it did. Stewart:  
"It's also the case that -- well, yes, so it would, empirically more likely affect African Americans. Also, understanding within political science, that people who register to vote the closer and closer one gets to Election Day tend to be less sophisticated voters, tend to be less educated voters, tend to be voters who are less attuned to public affairs. That also tells me from the literature of political science that there are likely to be people who will end up not registering and not voting. People who correspond to those factors tend to be African Americans, and, therefore, that's another vehicle through which African Americans would be disproportionately affected by this law."  
Less sophisticated. Less educated. AKA low information voters.

If a Republican had said such things, he'd be hammered with allegations of racism. But these are terms used by a presumably highly paid consultant hired by a black Democrat attorney general serving under a black Democrat president.

Democrats pride themselves on prioritizing a low threshold for voting. Strikes me,  it's not so much for protecting someone's rights as it is about exploiting those African Americans (and others) who can't figure out how badly they're being used, not to mention publicly disparaged.

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