October 20, 2009

Justice Department: African-Americans in NC Town Aren't Smart Enough to Vote Without Help

Enjoy the post-racial present, where a African-American Attorney General reporting to a mixed-race President can tell a majority-black community that they are too dumb to vote in their own self-interest.

Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.

The Justice Department's ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their "candidates of choice" - identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.

The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters' right to elect the candidates they want.

This is a highly insulting and abusive overreach of power from the Holder DoJ, and an arrogant one as well. In no uncertain terms, Holder's DOJ is insisting that their poor dumb country cousins can't figure out how to vote "right" without the visual cue of a party affiliation to guide them.

Presumably, the inherent racism in the DOJ position assuming that African-Americans must vote Democrat to be voting in their own self interest goes utterly unnoticed.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 20, 2009 02:31 PM

Amazing. DOJ is saying that these voters are so dumb that they want to vote for the Democratic black candidate but can't unless a (D) is beside the candidate's name?

1. Isn't that racist, or something?
2. Why is DOJ getting involved specifically to assit voters elect Democrats?


Posted by: SouthernRoots at October 20, 2009 03:17 PM

Shouldn't the voter be the one who determines who his "candidate of choice" is?

Posted by: Tim at October 20, 2009 04:15 PM

Dumb is as Dumb does.
How big of an X do I make for a signature?
What if I want to vote for a mixed-race, Obama, candidate?
Where is ACORN when you need one?

Posted by: Oscar Pearson at October 20, 2009 04:25 PM