Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rep. James Sensenbrenner knows Voting Rights Act is toast, but the "phony outrage" show must go on.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner wants to reinstate the Voting Rights Act...kinda, maybe, but probably not.

Here's Ari Melber with a look at Sensenbrenner's latest comments, along with Colin Powell's and a sane sounding Steve Schmidt.

MAL Contends wrote this scathing reveal about Sensenbrenner's phony outrage:
Here's what the phony Sensenbrenner said last week:
Congressman Sensenbrenner: "I regret that the Department of Justice announced its intent to file a lawsuit against Texas’ Voter ID law citing Section 2 to the Voting Rights Act. The Texas legislature passed Voter ID, and Governor Perry signed this legislation into law in 2011. Voter ID laws are an essential element in protecting the integrity of our electoral process and do not have a discriminatory intent or effect. (But he's a Voting Rights champion, just ask him. This line of crap has been peddled since at least 2009 by Diana Marrero of the GOP's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
And this final thought:
As for the crown jewel of the Civil Right Movement, the Voting Right Act, gutted (Section Four) by five GOP members of the Supreme Court, no doubt Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-White People) is hard at work in his Milwaukee suburb drafting a contemporary formula that will pass GOP muster on the Court one week after slamming the U.S. DoJ and Attorney General Holder for using Section Two of the Voting Rights to protect Texas voters against Texas’ Voter ID law. He's not.

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