"You can have districts that may be able to elect a person of an individual's choice," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee proclaimed during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol this week. "But if you stand at the voting booth and block them and intimidate them and cause them to be fearful, they will not be able to elect a person of their choosing," the Texas Democrat declared.
Jackson Lee was joined by a slew of other liberal activists and Democratic lawmakers to demand the Department of Justice do more to combat voter intimidation.
Isn't it just so refreshing to see Democrats finally take a stand against the bullying tactics of the New Black Panther Party standing outside Philadelphia polling locations during the 2008 election?
Ha! Dream on.
Jackson Lee, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) and others gathered to protest Republican "voter intimidation" in the form of voter ID laws -- a "heinous act of injustice," according to Jackson... because asking voters to verify their identify is apparently more intimidating than men dressed in military fatigues wielding billy clubs.
Conveniently enough, the infamous DOJ-dismissed Philadelphia Black Panthers case wasn't mentioned at this rally.
Instead, exercising an American's constitutional right to vote is supposed to be easier than getting a membership at Blockbuster, Rep. Moore insists:
h/t Keith Olbermann--thanks, buddy!
We already know the Obama Justice Department has no interest in purging ineligible voters from the rolls -- not even dead people! Does it really take a stretch of the imagination to guess on which side of this issue they will fall?
I've sounded off on this issue in the past and pointed to the sheer hypocrisy of the left in insisting constitutional rights have no strings attached to them, yet demanding law-abiding Americans bend over backwards in order to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Click here to read more.