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The Voting Rights Act Decision may be the worst Thing Ever - For Conservatives

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It's clear that the partisan lines were drawn with this decision by the Court.  Conservatives on One Side, Liberals and Neo-Progressives on the Other.  It's obvious where everyone stood.

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You can see the Senators such as Lyndsay Graham and Governors such as Jan Brewer are doing the Snoopy Dance of Happiness.

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Graham: "Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was a necessary tool to preserve voting rights, but due to the reform and advances in South Carolina election law, it is no longer necessary," he said in a statement. "The Supreme Court noted this tremendous progress in South Carolina's electoral system and it was the underpinning of their decision. I concur with the Court that our state has made tremendous progress."
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Brewer: "It's hampered us for a long time," Brewer told reporters Tuesday. "It's another blow. it's another strike for states rights. I think we were being punished by the Voting Rights Act for indiscretions, for bad things that took place decades ago and those don't take place any longer. We have grown and so it was the right thing to do so I'm pleased."
This coming from the Governor of the State that Houses Sheriff Joe Arpaio who is up to bushy eye-brows in Discrimination Suits.

Yeah, that stuff used to happen years ago and doesn't take place any longer... except that it does, and everyone knows it.

It's ironic that the SCOTUS came down with this decision on the same week, and frankly the same day, that Paula Deen went on the Today Show where Matt Lauer asked her - "Would You have Fired You (for using the N-word Repeatedly)?"

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Her answer of course was "No, because I know me, and those people who truly know me have stood by me."  She also argued that she was only prejudiced against "Thieves and Liars" - ok, so what makes you think all the "Theives and Liars" are Black?  And y'know what a better word for "Theives and Liars" might be than the N-Word?

"Thieves and Liars".

I'm just saying.  

The fact is that if another White person hadn't outed Deen in a discrimination suit for her behind-the-scenes statements, we wouldn't even be discussing her at all.  Just like most of modern day discrimination, those who partake in it a) Hide behind closed doors and euphemisms and b) Sometimes completely fail to realize just how bigoted their own actions and statements are.

Just like Deen.

In her dissent Justice Ginsburg essentially made mince meat of the Majority Decision in this case. http://www.supremecourt.gov/...

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The response to Shelby County should also include ... by George Flower on Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 8:45:15 AM
We'll see voting rights in spades, (pun intended)&... by James Tennier on Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 3:20:37 PM

 

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