Act Of Racist Aggression By Obama’s AG

20 10 2009

250_BHOtearing_-_WTPH/T goes out to littlemissmuffin for this insane story.

This is a BIG DEAL for all Americans. I know the struggle towns and cities go through to change their voting rules to do away with Political Party affiliation. Here in the Asheville NC area we saw the same thing almost happen, but we did it without any racism.

As far as I’m concerned, this is an act of racist aggression by our Government! Now someone please show me where I’m wrong.

Gio-

KINSTON, N.C. | Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.

Justice Dept. voting enforcers.

Justice Dept. voting enforcers.

The Justice Department’s ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their “candidates of choice” – identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black.

The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters’ right to elect the candidates they want.

Several federal and local politicians would like the city to challenge the decision in court. They say voter apathy is the largest barrier to black voters’ election of candidates they prefer and that the Justice Department has gone too far in trying to influence election results here.

Stephen LaRoque, a former Republican state lawmaker who led the drive to end partisan local elections, called the Justice Department’s decision “racial as well as partisan.”

“On top of that, you have an unelected bureaucrat in Washington, D.C., overturning a valid election,” he said. “That is un-American.”

The decision, made by the same Justice official who ordered the dismissal of a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, has irritated other locals as well. They bristle at federal interference in this city of nearly 23,000 people, two-thirds of whom are black.

In interviews in sleepy downtown Kinston – a place best known as a road sign on the way to the Carolina beaches – residents said partisan voting is largely unimportant because people are personally acquainted with their elected officials and are familiar with their views.

“To begin with, ‘nonpartisan elections’ is a misconceived and deceiving statement because even though no party affiliation shows up on a ballot form, candidates still adhere to certain ideologies and people understand that, and are going to identify with who they feel has their best interest at heart,” said William Cooke, president of the Kinston/Lenoir County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Mr. Cooke said his group does not take a position on this issue and would not disclose his personal stance, but expressed skepticism about the Justice Department’s involvement.

Others noted the absurdity of partisan elections since Kinston is essentially a one-party city anyway; no one among more than a half-dozen city officials and local residents was able to recall a Republican winning office here.

Justice Department spokesman Alejandro Miyar denied that the decision was intended to help the Democratic Party. He said the ruling was based on “what the facts are in a particular jurisdiction” and how it affects blacks’ ability to elect the candidates they favor.

“The determination of who is a ‘candidate of choice’ for any group of voters in a given jurisdiction is based on an analysis of the electoral behavior of those voters within a particular jurisdiction,” he said.

Critics on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights are not so sure. “The Voting Rights Act is supposed to protect against situations when black voters are locked out because of racism,” said Abigail Thernstrom, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. “There is no entitlement to elect a candidate they prefer on the assumption that all black voters prefer Democratic candidates.”

Located about 60 miles from the Atlantic Coast in eastern North Carolina, Kinston has a history of defying governmental authority. During Colonial times, the fledgling city was known as Kingston – named for King George III – but residents dropped the “g” from the city’s name after the American Revolution.

In Kinston’s heyday of manufacturing and tobacco farming, it was a bustling collection of shops, movie theaters and restaurants. Now, many of those buildings are vacant – a few have been filled by storefront churches – and residents are left hoping for better days.

In November’s election – one in which “hope” emerged as a central theme – the city had uncommonly high voter turnout, with more than 11,000 of the city’s 15,000 voters casting ballots. Kinston’s blacks voted in greater numbers than whites.

Whites typically cast the majority of votes in Kinston’s general elections. Kinston residents contributed to Barack Obama’s victory as America’s first black president and voted by a margin of nearly 2-to-1 to eliminate partisan elections in the city.

The measure appeared to have broad support among both white and black voters, as it won a majority in seven of the city’s nine black-majority voting precincts and both of its white-majority precincts.

But before nonpartisan elections could be implemented, the city had to get approval from the Justice Department.

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8 responses

20 10 2009
Eowyn

If I were black, and especially if I reside in North Carolina, I’d scream bloody racism.

In effect, Obama and his attorney general minion, Eric Holder, are saying this:

Black = Democrat

If the people of Kinston put up with this, then they are nothing better than slaves.

20 10 2009
giovanniworld

With Obama and his AG being the plantation owners.

This story has me so damn mad I have smoke coming out of each orifice on my body!

Gio-

20 10 2009
Steve

careful where ya strike a match……….LOL

20 10 2009
Cec Moon

Steve, you have that right. Remember the old saying, “where there’s smoke their fire.”

When are we going to get used to the fact that these slimes will do anything they can think of to rig an election–even if it’s wrong. It’s another case of the left not caring enough about the habits of the people to understand that their control was not necessary. It was merely intervention in local affairs to show they could.

21 10 2009
Will

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_102009/content/01125107.guest.html

Rush is has an article about it, its worth the read.

21 10 2009
littlemissmuffin

Great article, Will. Thanks for posting. Hope all is well with you.

21 10 2009
Will

Hanging in there littlemissmuffin the flu is just about done beating me up so I should be back to normal (whatever that means for me 🙂 ) by Friday.

21 10 2009
Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck

“Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away…”

I’m try to find the actually result of the…the real numbers would be interesting!!

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