jeudi 7 juillet 2011

Thanks to Bill Clinton for going there

Given what a sellout Barack Obama has shown himself to be, I'm ready to believe that if Republicans gave him a bill that made it illegal for anyone black or poor or elderly to vote, he'd sign it just to try to get Rand Paul to like him.

So good for Bill Clinton, who grew up in the Jim Crow south, to call the rash of "voter ID" laws being passed in swing states across the country what they are:
"There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today," Clinton said in a speech at a Campus Progress conference in Washington.

He specifically called out Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) for trying to reverse past precedent and prevent convicted felons from voting even after they've completed their sentence.

"Why should we disenfranchise people forever once they've paid their price?" Clinton said. "Because most of them in Florida were African Americans and Hispanics who tended to vote for Democrats. That's why."

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