Posted: 10:21 am Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The politics of a U.S. citizenship ceremony 

By Daniel Malloy, Greg Bluestein and Jim Galloway

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Feyintoluwa Tola-Adelani from Nigeria recites the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Turner Field on Wednesday.Tola-Adelani was one of 1,000 other immigrants to become official citizens of the United States during the annual ceremony. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

 In a piece on Wednesday’s swearing-in of 1,000 new U.S. citizens during a pre-Braves ceremony at Turner Field, the AJC’s Jennifer Brett noted a bit of partisanship that accompanied the festivities:

Edward Jennings, Southeast regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, injected some politics into his keynote address, saying President Barack Obama plans to address congressional “unwillingness” to enact immigration reform.

Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blog“He plans to take executive actions that are within the president’s authority,” Jennings said. “We must do whatever we can to make U.S. immigration smarter, more humane and do whatever we can to keep families together.”

She wasn’t the only one to notice. An email arrived late last night from Greg Williams, chairman of the Buckhead Young Republicans, who was there with friends to watch his wife take the oath of citizenship. Wrote Williams:

“[Jennings] prepared remarks were about 10 minutes long, and he made several comments polticizing the event, stating that Republicans were standing in the way of immigration reform and that he was personally proud of Obama for pledging to circumvent Congress and push immigration reforms with executive orders.

“This event is supposed to be a non-partisan celebration of citizenship, and I and many others were incredibly offended by these political slams. Georgia GOP 2nd Vice Chair Ron Johnson was in attendance, along with several other friends, and we all heard the same thing.”

We take no position on this, but welcome those thousand new citizens to the fray. Do your homework, as we’re sure you will, before you pick a side. You probably already know more than most of us natives.

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Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs and his U.S. Senate interlocutors continued their dance last week over his nomination to a federal district judgeship, with another round of questions and answers that can be gotten to by clicking here.

One question from U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Cal., focused on a 2004 article in the Waycross Journal-Herald about a judicial candidate forum in which Boggs touted his opposition to same-sex marriage.

The follow-up from Feinstein: “Was conveying your position on an issue of this sort of manner during a judicial campaign a frequent practice for you in 2004?

Bogg’s response, in part: “No. Making statements such as this was not a frequent practice for me in 2004 and was not a practice at all in my later judicial campaigns and I regret these comments.”

But it was common enough that Boggs included the phrase in a 2004 campaign flyer that can be seen here and here. The relevant portion:

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The list of Democrats who endorsed state Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan’s bid for superintendent turned plenty of heads within the party’s establishment – including at least one who was surprised to be included.

Beyond former Gov. Roy Barnes and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, more than a dozen rank-and-file Democratic legislators were trumpeted as supporting their House colleague in a primary bid against Decatur school board member Valarie Wilson, who is seen as the party’s pick for the state’s top education job partly thanks to her opposition to charter schools.

State Rep. Pam Dickerson, among those listed as endorsing Morgan, tells us she never consented to being on the list. In fact, she adamantly opposes Morgan’s candidacy.

“I never endorsed her, and if I told her I supported her, I don’t remember it. If you look at our records on education, there are a lot of differences,” said Dickerson, a Conyers Democrat. She says after a “heated conversation” with Morgan – more than a few choice words were involved – the superintendent candidate refused to drop her name from the endorsement list.

“It’s very frustrating. And it’s just not fair,” said Dickerson. “She’s desperate and she’s doing desperate things.”

Morgan said in a statement that both she and state Rep. Winfred Dukes, D-Albany, “indicated that they supported my candidacy at the time that the list was published.” Both were removed from the list of supporters, including this online tally, after our inquiry.

As for Dickerson, she already feels like she exacted a measure of vindication. She taped a robocall for Wilson that’s been lighting up metro Atlanta households.

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We received a note forwarded from Jeanne Seaver, a Savannah GOP activist and David Perdue supporter, demanding an apology from the wife of Perdue’s GOP Senate rival, Jack Kingston.

Seaver claims that Libby Kingston warned a Perdue volunteer at a Savannah women’s luncheon not to speak against her husband and that, if it happened, she would ensure Perdue “doesn’t get one vote in this room.” The volunteer spoke nonetheless.

From the email:

“Libby Kingston came to the podium, criticized and was less than honest about David Perdue on her presentation to the crowd and should be ashamed of her actions to those in opposition.

What happen to freedom of speech?  What happen to respect of individuals rights? Isn’t that what our freedoms are all about?”

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The July 4 holiday is the turning point for the mad runoff sprint on TV. Jack Kingston just plunked down $120,000 for 85 spots on WSB-TV alone, just for the week of July 6-13.

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As noted in PeachPundit.com, the U.S. Senate campaign of Democrat Michelle Nunn has received a letter from the Federal Elections Commission, asking for more info about some campaign contributions that may have exceeded the allowed limit.

Nunn spokesman Nathan Click said the campaign has addressed all of the FEC’s questions and the results will be reflected in the campaign’s forthcoming campaign finance report through June 30.

The Perdue and Kingston camps also were questioned by the FEC last year about various aspects of their disclosures.

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The Club For Growth, the fiscally conservative insurgent group fresh off of losing a high-priced battle in the Mississippi U.S. Senate race, is pumping $358,000 worth of television ads into the First Congressional District GOP runoff to attack state Sen. Buddy Carter with the above ad.

The Club, which has endorsed Savannah surgeon Bob Johnson, is the first outside group to advertise on TV in the First — and its buy might exceed the candidates’. Carter is spending $16,000 next week on Savannah TV.

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Ed Lindsey, who lost in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary, is stepping down six months early from his state House seat to serve as a civilian member of a Joint Study Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure for Georgia. Speaker David Ralston appointed him to the post.

In an email to supporters, Lindsey said his pal neighboring state Rep. Joe Wilkinson has agreed to take on constituent requests and since the House is not in session and he is not running in November, his resignation won’t trigger a special election.

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Eugene Yu, who dropped out of the U.S. Senate race to run in the 12th Congressional District and lost in a GOP primary there, is reminding his political network that he’s still around. Yu sent a “Happy July 4th” email to supporters that included directions for fireworks displays in the Augusta area, a Ronald Reagan quote and a call to action:

“Celebrate with your family and friends this weekend and come Monday, let’s fight with our voice and our vote to bring back the glory we know is still achievable before it is [too] late.”

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Need any more proof that there’s no love lost between Gov. Nathan Deal’s aides and Jason Carter’s camp viscerally dislike one another? A war of words – or tweets, to be precise – erupted on Twitter over the Politifact finding that rolled out yesterday.

The finding determined Jason Carter campaign manager Matt McGrath’s blast that “Gov. Deal has the worst record on education in the history of this state” was rather overstated. Gene Talmadge, Georgia’s off-and-on governor in the ’30s and ’40s, easily wins that award.

It led to a celebratory press release from Dealies and some pooh-poohing by CarterLand. But this Twitter tiff between Deal spokeswoman Jen Talaber and McGrath was the highlight:

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Later, in a tweet to an RGA heavy, McGrath added:

 

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis made a Twitter stir of his own on the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Conservatives were not pleased:

 

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GREYGHOST
GREYGHOST

Please tell us Jim, how many will move to your side of town ?


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StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

Which part of either of these stories is saying that the president is not enforcing current immigration laws.  The major policy of Obama is in question here is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed certain undocumented immigrants to stay for two years, and only last week new guidelines were issued as to how these undocumented immigrants can stay for an additional two years. However, the rulings of the DACA would not apply to the illegal immigrants today, but would only apply to those immigrants who came to the US as minors on or before June 15, 2007. However, according to the Republicans, DACA is the sole policy that created confusion and chaos in the immigration system, leading to the crisis the country is facing today.  The one reason why many children are crossing the border is because they believe they would not be deported."  ~~~Houston City News 06/09/2014. 

The president laid out in a letter to congressional leaders Monday several steps his administration has taken in recent weeks to respond to an unprecedented surge in children caught crossing the border. More than 40,000 children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been caught this year, and he has mobilized various federal agencies to house them and process them through the deportation system.~~~~USA Today June 30, 2014

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

It was both wrong, and before an improper audience for an Obama administration member to remark that Congress has an “unwillingness” to enact immigration reform.  Wrong, because Congress could pass immigration reform - just not along the amnesty lines of the Senate version.  If Obama sat down and negotiated with the House over real border security, dropped citizenship for ILLEGALS, and halted access to taxpayer safety net programs for ILLEGALs - a compromise could be worked out.  Making those comments before legal immigrants gaining earned citizenship who did it the right and arduous way was insulting.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

Would the TEA PARTY exist if the president was white? nope. Why cant the racists admit what everybody already knows?

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Let's see if I can get this posted:


In my humble opinion, Georgia does not need any more legislative politicians, such as Alisha Thomas Morgan, running Georgia's Department of Education.  The educating of Georgia's children - all of them - should be free of politics, in the opinion of this world-weary, retired teacher.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

The Civil Rights act would not pass in todays hyper racist congress. 191 Democrats voted in favor of the bill with 165 Republicans voting likewise. Only 7 southern Democrats voted in favor of the bill with 87 southern democrats voting against it. There were only 10 southern republicans and they all voted against the bill. So there should be no surprise why the south is now solidly republican. Conservatives values are based on hate.

RoadScholar
RoadScholar

Maybe if the repubs would get off their a$4es and pass immigration reform...


Oh, and the same for adequately funding transportation!

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

The racist gop has already lost the Hispanic vote. lol

EdUktr
EdUktr

Readers who favor legal immigration but are outraged by how Obama is refusing to enforce our immigration laws—should join NumbersUSA.com and make their voices heard in Congress.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

From AJC reporter Wayne Washington's article published in the AJC on April 24, 2014:


"Fort, who is supporting former City Schools of Decatur school board member Valarie Wilson in the superintendent’s race, has long been a critic of Morgan, whom he says is aligned with some of the 'worst folks' in the Republican Party. . . .


'You have voted for tax credit vouchers for private schools,' Fort wrote. 'These tax credit vouchers have siphoned off tens of millions of dollars that could have been used to support public education. You also have voted for and worked to pass the 2012 charter school amendment. During that effort, you worked with the right-wing Koch Brothers and Walton family who dumped hundreds of thousands into Georgia to pass that amendment which will in effect create a dual private school system in Georgia.' ”

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

I guess Democrats have forgotten that Obama opposed gay marriage back then.  Only he is allowed to reverse his postilion.  Fun to watch liberal double standards.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

Thanks U.S. Rep. John Lewis for telling the truth, not only would the Civil Rights Act not make it to the floor for a vote the tea party congress would call for the resignation or impeachment of who brought it to the floor.

NOlongerRepublican
NOlongerRepublican

@The_Centrist So in other words...before Obama can negotiate with the Tea Party Congress he has to give up everything he believes should be done...just so he can sit down and negotiate?So you and all the other right wingers will never approve of anything on immigration other than rounding up anyone with brown skin and putting them on a bus to South America. You do realize that will never happen right?  Why can't we do something to fix the problem now so that in 10 years we are not talking about 20 million illegals living in the shadows? Instead you and the other nutjobs in Congress just continue to let the problem grow. How smart is that right wing centrist?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Provisional status for ILLEGALS who sign up is a worthy idea both parties could likely agree.  The path to permanent residency (green card, not citizenship) including no felony record, learning English, staying employed/ in school/ not on welfare/food stamp programs, paying back taxes, etc. is not too divisive between the political parties.  Deporting those who either don't sign up, or fail to maintain the path along with real border security is probably the biggest divisive issue that is killing the chance at immigration reform.  Most current ILLEGAL immigrants would probably go along with such a compromise, but Obama and Democrats are blocking it.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist " If Obama sat down and negotiated with the House...."

Ding, ding ding!  We have a winner for simple minded statement of the year (so far that is, da centrist will have plenty more as the year progresses). john boehner cannot even negotiate with a house controlled by his  own tp compatriots, yet Obama is supposed to somehow negotiate with the likes of joe wilson, louie gomer(pyle), bachmann et al. yet Obama is supposed to somehow negotiate with them.   boehner has already declared that immigration reform is 'dead' for this very reason.  Obama's position is The Dream Act, and a path to citizenship--or at least some form of quasi-legality that could lead to a compromise--while the tp's adamantly hold to a position of somehow rounding up 12+ Million people, incarcerating them, and putting them on buses back to S. America.  Yeah, that should be easy.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@The_Centrist 

the gop is too racist  allow so many non whites to become citizens. why don't the gop admit what we already know?

Kamchak
Kamchak

@The_Centrist 

...just not along the amnesty lines...

Ronaldo Reganendez' 1986 amnesty says, "What?"

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@MaryElizabethSings "The educating of Georgia's children - all of them - should be free of politics.."

Education has become a political football, and infused with politics, to the detriment of our educational standards. Politics are siphoning money from public education for private schools and charter schools. A lot of this has, if not racist, certainly classist underpinnings. But the real basis, the origins, has it seeds in the bane of all mankind, religion.  Initially private academies began their ascension in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Act, and had this remained the primary motivation, they would have disappeared as acceptance of an integrated society became the norm. Almost concurrently tho, along comes various rulings that held that exclusively christian ceremonies could no longer be conducted in public assemblies and schools. The segregation academies became "Christian schools," and a movement for public funds to support them arose. The politics of public education became inextricably linked to the politics of religion, the worst admixture possible for the public good, politics and religion.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@The_Centrist 

gays don't care why he changed his mind...they just want to be treated equally. something u conservatives fail to see

NorthAtlanta
NorthAtlanta

@StraightNoChaser 

That's complete BS.  The democrats were the ones who opposed civil rights.  Plus your rhetoric about the Tea Party being racist is also indefensible and a lie.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

There is a far right wing contingent that will oppose a provisional status and pathway to permanent (green card) residency status (not citizenship) for ILLEGALs under any circumstances.  There is a bigger or more in control far left wing that will accept nothing less than amnesty with citizenship, access to our welfare safety net, and de facto open borders.  There is a large moderate middle ground - but until/unless the President leads them to compromise (very unlikely), it will not happen.  But his otherwise lame duck term is ending, so there is greater hope in 2017.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist  If that is so easily done, and those are such great ideas, why haven't your tp reps embraced it and offered a bill comprised of these solutions, instead of offering up their ridiculous excuse that "we're not going to consider a bill because Obama won't enforce it?"

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@AuntieChrist 

half of the racist birther republicans don't even consider the president a citizen. So how can anybody expect him to compromise with a bunch of racist idiots?

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@AuntieChrist 


Post Script to my last response to your post:


This political thrust into public education by corporate moguls is only the latest effort in their decades long agenda of making the public suspicious of their own government in order to undermine government.  Public education has been the latest target of these groups to turn public education into private education, or at least into quasi-private public education run by corporations, instead of run by professional educators who have functioned within public education.  This devious attempt to undermine public schools is the reason that Thomas Jefferson was an advocate for public education for all citizens, paid for by public taxes on all.


We do not need a Superintendent of Schools who has a political agenda. 


I urge citizens to vote for Valarie Wilson, not for Alisha Thomas Morgan, as the Democratic candidate for Georgia's Superintendent of Schools.


MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@AuntieChrist 


You state an excellent history, Auntie Christ, but from my readings and understanding regarding today's educational and political mixings, the political goal is to undermine public education for an educational system based on for-profit.  Notice the article by AJC educational reporter Wayne Washington (which I posted earlier today) in which he quotes Georgia's legislator Fort as saying that Alisha Thomas Morgan has joined forces in the educational/political arena with the Kochs and the Waltons.  These are corporate heads who are not concerned with religion but with making Georgia's public educational system one in which public education's billions of dollars get filtered, through public tax monies for education, to corporate interests.  This is sinister stuff.  I do not believe for one minute that Ms. Morgan does not know what is going on, in this regard.

EdUktr
EdUktr

@lithoniaguy @EdUktr

No. I mean u should race-bait elsewhere. We already take in several times more immigrants than all of Europe combined.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@NorthAtlanta 

The democrats were the ones who opposed civil rights.

 (sigh)

Not this crap again.

Democrats? Yes.

Conservatives? Yes

Just remindin'.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@NorthAtlanta  This happened over a year ago "The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have clearance before making changes to voting laws. When doing so the justice's left it up to the congress to pass legislation to fix the Voting Rights Act.  You know what the tea party congress has done?  Absolutely nothing.  Why hasn't the Congressman not addressed this in over a year?  Instead they have allowed states like Texas, Georgia, South Carolina (All southern red states not blue dem states) to enact voter ID laws which in the end suppresses the vote.  If this BS is not racist then I would like to know what is "Speaking before the Cherokee County GOP, then congressman and candidate for governor Nathan Deal was fear-mongering about the need for a birth certificate before getting benefits, “We got all the complaints of the ghetto grandmothers who didn’t have birth certificates and all that".  One thing Justice Roberts said that is true when they struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act our country has changed it is no longer the democrats who oppose civil rights it's the southern republicans.  Politics are still the same in the south it's just a different party dishing it out.  So don't call me a liar when all I have to do is google and point you to tea party politics at it's worst.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@NorthAtlanta @StraightNoChaser  Yes, southern Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act, the same ones who now proudly proclaim their tp credentials. Odd that you ignore the fact that the Republicans of that era pushed the bill through, a bill that is anathema to everything the tp repuppies of today detest: infringement of states' rights, federal troops ordered into recalcitrant states, federal courts investigating and prosecuting murder cases, federal intervention into state and local elections, all implemented by Republicans in Congress over the objections of the dixiecrat tea party.

So, why do you point out the Dem's position of the time, and omit the 'betrayal' of repuppy principles they hold so dearly today?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@Retired-Soldier - Like I posted - it is Obama and Democrats blocking a compromise.  It will be even harder after November.  Maybe in 2016.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Retired-Soldier 

So in other words the republicans in Congress have to give up everything they believe in....

Eric Cantor says, "What?"

NorthAtlanta
NorthAtlanta

@Kamchak @NorthAtlanta 

I know you hate it that your party owns that baggage, but they do.  And just remindin' you that your guy Carter is running as a conservative.  

Derwin0
Derwin0

@lithoniaguy @NorthAtlanta @StraightNoChaser Wasn't the filibuster of the VRA led by Robert Byrd, who remianed a democrat until he died?

Plus, most of today's Republicans weren't around back then (or old enough) to be registered Democrats.  But please do continue the lie.

NorthAtlanta
NorthAtlanta

@CherokeeCounty 

"Racism is the primary reason for the tea party's existence."


That's probably the dumbest thing you've ever posted here.  The T-E-A stands for Taxed Enough Already.  That should give you a clue to the reason for their existence.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@CherokeeCounty  @NorthAtlanta won't look because he or she might sincerely not be racist and because of this he or she refuses to accept that certain elements of the tea party are.  I remember the day after President Obama was sworn in as President the first time he was elected is the first time that I ever saw or heard anything about the Georgia Tea Party.  They were marching to the Georgia state capital and I asked them where were you during the last eight years, why did you not protest then?  They all looked, had no answer and continued to graze like cows from the hate speech which was being served by their speaker. This is my own personal experience with the tea party and I will never forget so in my opinion they are racist.

Derwin0
Derwin0

@StraightNoChaser The Voter ID laws were upheld by the Supreme Court long before it struck down Section 4 of the VRA.

btw, Indiana was the State that had the Supreme court uphold it's voter ID law, not exactly a Southern State.  Neither are Wisconsin & Pennsylvania which both recently passed voter ID laws.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@AuntieChrist 


The fact that some posters keep stating that Democrats did not support Civil Rights and that these posters continue to willfully ignore the fact that the old Dixiecrat Democrats of yesteryear are today's Republicans in Georgia (as LBJ had predicted would happen 50 years ago) should tell the readers just HOW willing today's Republicans are to believe and to perpetuate political lies.


I turned on national FOX News yesterday for the first time in about a year, and it was like a soap opera that never changes its message.  You can wait a year to watch it and its the same old, tired story. Yesterday on FOX News (Greta and Bret Baier) were bombarding their audiences with criticisms of President Obama that were outlandish in the extreme. So much for real journalism. The overt propaganda stated as fact on those broadcasts were embarrassing for me, as a retired teacher, to hear.  Surely, the majority of Americans will reject this type of ignorant, overt propaganda and will try to educate themselves as to what is actually happening in our nation.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@The_Centrist 

Like I posted - it is Obama and Democrats blocking a compromise.

Teabaggers say, "What?"

CherokeeCounty
CherokeeCounty

@lithoniaguy - Replying to those two  racist, partisans is a total waste of time

Kamchak
Kamchak

I've got no problem at all admitting that the were Democrats, in fact I have repeatedly posted "Democrats? Yes." It is you who has never acknowledged they were conservative.

Just sayin'.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@NorthAtlanta - Well, actually he is like Nunn and trying to run both ways.  Voted for the "guns everywhere" legislation as the AJC likes to call it, and for the Constitutional Amendment to cap income tax - conservative.  Campaign pledges for legislatively impossible huge unfunded spending increases on education and Medicaid expansion - liberal.  Oh yea, and to make the earned Hope Scholarship means tested - very liberal (and legislatively impossible) too.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Derwin0 that may be so but they are not to young to have witnessed their parents and grand parents Citizens Council meetings, the apple does not fall far from the tree.

lithoniaguy
lithoniaguy

@NorthAtlanta @CherokeeCounty 

yet ya'll were silent when Dubya took a surplus and turned it into a deficit. So please spare us your bs about taxes.Bush wasted trillions in Iraq, yet the tea party said nothing.

NorthAtlanta
NorthAtlanta

@StraightNoChaser 

You really are a jerk.  Certain elements over EVERY party are racist.  If you deny that then there's no hope for you.  The Tea Party is no more racist than any other.  If I had the time or inclination I'm sure I could find truly nasty signs from your side as well.  Supporting voter ID is also not racist; it's simply logical.  You guys and MES are projecting your own biases onto other people.  And BTW, the Dixiecrat stuff you try to revise history with doesn't fly either.  It's laughable to say that the democrats of the civil rights era are now republican.  Really weak arguments no matter how many times you trot them out.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@Derwin0 The voting rights act was passed and targeted primarily Southern states that must seek federal permission to change voting procedures under the law: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.  None of the states you mentioned were the target of the Voting Rights Act.

I have to give you a pants on fire for your post.  The Supreme court did not uphold any Voter ID Laws not even with their ruling they simply stated that the formula that was being used for Section 4 was outdated and bounced it back to Congress to fix.  They did not toss out Section 5 which requires states, like GA, to get pre-clearance prior to making any changes to voting laws but without Section 4 Section 5 is invalid.  Which takes me back to my original post.  The tea party southern Republican Congress has done absolutely nothing to address this in over a year.  So who Derwin0 is anti-civil rights?

ByteMe
ByteMe

@MaryElizabethSings Surely, the majority of Americans will reject this type of ignorant, overt propaganda and will try to educate themselves as to what is actually happening in our nation.


Surely, they won't.  FOX and the Republican Party count on it.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@NorthAtlanta Nathan Deal is a former democrat he is rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002) .  Rated 0% by the HRC indicating an anti-gay-rights stance (Dec 2006).  Rated 14% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance(Dec 2006).  All of which are civil rights issues.  He did however issue a commerative postage stamp of Rosa Parks (Dec 2005) just like he put a bust of Dr. King in the states capital this year as a token, who the hell cares about a statue or stamp?   You are the jerk because if anyone one North or South of the mason dixon line wants to look for the states racist they don't even have to google it they just  have visit the governors mansion. 

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@ByteMe 


Well, we must keep speaking out to inform Americans about the unethical propaganda that exists on FOX News and other rightwing venues.  We can never give up the fight for a more enlightened America, as our Founders had desired for this nation.