Donna Brazile is a skilled Democratic propagandist. This article is proof of that. Check this out:

While a great deal of progress has been made over the years, today, we face new challenges to those who are eligible to vote, and some of the leading culprits of erecting barriers are running for president.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Republicans are imposing new restrictions on the right to vote, restrictions that disproportionally affect African-Americans, Latinos, working Americans, seniors and America’s youth, the very groups the Voting Rights Act was formed to protect.

Actually, voting has never been easier. The poll tax is a thing of the past. More voting stations mean people have a place to vote closer to their homes. The only restriction that’s new, relatively speaking, is photo ID. That isn’t the only consideration worth consideration. Former Justice John Paul Stevens, writing the majority opinion in the Crawford v. Marion County Board of Elections lawsuit, wrote this:

“There is no evidence of extensive fraud in U. S. elections or of multiple voting, but both occur, and it could affect the outcome of a close election. The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters. Photo identification cards currently are needed to board a plane, enter federal buildings, and cash a check. Voting is equally important.”

Justice Stevens isn’t an archconservative. He said that election integrity is just as important as making voting easy. In his majority opinion, Justice Stevens cited how many routine activities require photo identification.

The myth that Democrats try to spread is that this is an unjust burden on minorities and the elderly. What they’re saying is that minorities and the elderly don’t have access to airports, cashing checks, buying certain types of over the counter medicines or entering federal buildings. That’s flimsier than a flimsy argument. Here’s another Democrat canard:

That’s the fundamental difference between Democrats and the current GOP presidential field. As Democrats, we believe in the right of every eligible citizen to vote and have that vote counted; we are fighting to expand and protect the right to vote, while Republicans are doing just the opposite.

That’s plain BS. Republicans want every eligible citizen to vote. It’s just that we’re committed to making sure that people that aren’t eligible to vote can’t vote. Democrats aren’t committed to preventing voter disenfranchisement. That isn’t propaganda. That’s what Artur Davis witnessed firsthand:

I’ve changed my mind on voter ID laws; I think Alabama did the right thing in passing one; and I wish I had gotten it right when I was in political office.

When I was a congressman, I took the path of least resistance on this subject for an African American politician. Without any evidence to back it up, I lapsed into the rhetoric of various partisans and activists who contend that requiring photo identification to vote is a suppression tactic aimed at thwarting black voter participation.

The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt.

Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights; that’s suppression by any light. If you doubt it exists, I don’t; I’ve heard the peddlers of these ballots brag about it, I’ve been asked to provide the funds for it, and I am confident it has changed at least a few close local election results.

Hillary’s speech at Texas Southern was given in an arena that was one-fourth full. Hillary knows that she’ll lose badly if she doesn’t have a large turnout in the minority community. Democrats always play the ‘Republicans are trying to stop you from voting’ card because it’s their only way of ramping up the turnout.

2 Responses to “The Democrats’ propaganda machine”

  • J. Ewing says:

    Interesting that none of the court cases against photo ID have turned up anybody with “standing,” that is, an eligible voter who would be denied a vote by the law.

    My usual response to these vote fraudsters is to reply that it is TRUE, Republicans want to deny the dead, fictitious and fraudulent the right to vote. The reason “there is no voter fraud in Minnesota” is because we don’t look for it, and our Secretary of State hides it as best he can.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Jerry, I’d modify your statement slightly. It isn’t that voter fraud doesn’t exist. It’s that it isn’t looked for. You won’t find what you refuse to look for.

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