In an unprecedented move to stack the deck and rule with outright racism, elitism and an absolute smack in the face to all the citizens who vote in Kinston, N.C., a federal judge has determined black candidates would never get elected based on issues and black people are too stupid and uneducated to vote for the candidate of their choice. Unless said candidate has a D behind their name.
KINSTON, N.C. 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.Never mind the voting board voted overwhelmingly to approve this change to the partisan election system in their town. Never mind that most of the board and most of the population are black. Never mind this voting board is well within their rights to make this change. The law which requires them to get this change approved through the justice department is from 1965.......when there might have been legitimate concerns about blacks getting in to vote. The law was not enacted to ensure black Democrats always got elected, regardless of policy.
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.
"Removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in all likelihood, eliminate the single factor that allows black candidates to be elected to office," Loretta King, who at the time was the acting head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, wrote in a letter to the city.This line of thinking is so offensive and racist I don't even know how to argue with it. Ms. King's whole argument is if the D is not there, the people might vote for a candidate based on issues instead of party affiliation? Then the black guy doesn't get elected because???? Maybe the people start listening to what politicians are saying instead of just voting straight Democrat or Republican. What a crime that would be.
Ms. King wrote that voters in Kinston vote more along racial than party lines and without the potential for voting a straight Democratic ticket, "the limited remaining
support from white voters for a black Democratic candidate will diminish even
Then she goes on stating the white guy won't vote for the black guy of he is not a Democrat. This would make it so the black voter doesn't get their candidate in office? THEN GET OUT AND VOTE! I didn't get the candidate I wanted either. I live in an area with a good size black population. Can I file a lawsuit somewhere about my vote not being represented? This argument is heinous and offends my sensibilities. If the only reason a politician is elected to office is the color of his skin, he might no tbe the best choice.
Weirdly, she also seems to inadvertantly claim some supernatural power of mind reading. She offers no study or poll, yet states "...voters in Kinston vote more along racial than party lines ". So Kinston voters, she also knows what's in your mind and it isn't the ability to actually choose an offical.
Also, just an FYI-->if voters are voting along racial lines anyway-what difference does it make what letter is behind their name? Talking out of both sides of your mouth is an art. Clearly she has mastered it.
This administration and it's justice department have to stop treating minorities as though they are helpless and brainless. It is an insult to people-no matter what color-when you tell them they are to stupid to think or vote for themselves.
Of course, this is the same judge that dismissed the case against The New Black Panthers in what was a clear case of voter intimidation and violation of the "Voting Rights Act".
But, I guess when you're a liberal, all bets are off when it comes to getting your friends elected.