Holder now going after Texas voting law in race debate
Attorney General Eric Holder has attracted little public criticism for his language from his boss, President Barack Obama.
July 25th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
9 months ago

Holder now going after Texas voting law in race debate

Philadelphia (CNN) - There is one thing to be said about Attorney General Eric Holder. He has a way with words that makes conservatives furious - especially when he starts talking about race and the law.

There are many examples. Early in the Obama administration, Holder said that we are "a nation of cowards" when it comes to issues of race.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Tony D wrote:

    So now the far leftists think enforcing our immigration laws is the same as Hitler exterminating the Jews in WWII.... unbelieveable. You people are really really sick upstairs.
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    It was you who so emphatically suggested that "all of Texas law enforcement start arresting as many illegals as possible and dropping them off at all federal buildings for processing and deportation."

    I'm a moderate, BTW. But's it's hard to see that when you are so far to the right that everything else is far to your left.

    July 25, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. just askin

    Sniffit – hog-wild trying to suppress and dilute the voting rights and voting power of minority,
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    again, what actual proof is there that anybody had their voting rights 'suppressed'???

    and just how does one 'dilute voting rights' and the 'voting power of minority'? each person has one vote, or should have only one vote.

    July 25, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. heard it all before

    Dominican mama 4 Obama
    Hey ????
    When you come back in your next life as a Black person you can spout all the cute but useless analogies you want about what Black people think and feel.
    You can take that comment from this Black hispanic.
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    yeah, they should know better than to try and give worthwhile and productive advice to a group of people that think stuff that happened hundreds of years ago controls their life today. it appears your self inflicted slavery continues. soo sad. many blacks and minorities have thrived and done well in the usa but not with a destructive mind set like yours.

    July 25, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  4. California

    Hey Holder, What happened to going after Zimmerman? We all know you can't do two things at once.

    July 25, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Their hope is that this will force all of "them" to leave their state and move to blue states that offer the coverage. It's their idea of getting all the people they consider undesirable to "self-deport" from their states, so the demographic shifts that are occurring don't turn their precious red states purple and blue."

    Oh, Sniffit. I'll first thank you and Woman from California for responding. Need we even discuss the "crickets" from the right's response?

    And, yes. I agree that GOPerville wants a - highly gated protection away from the really, really little people - community filled with nothing but GOPerville's elite and powerful. This HAS been their highly held hope and change for as long as I can remember. America is after all their God-given playground to do with as they will. This forcing of demographics that you mention has been happening for years. As with everything else that is done with bad intent, it tends to backfire. I personally see this as a big time backfire. Eventually there will be no where for the really, really little people to go ... blue states notwithstanding. America is no longer a wild west Sunday matinee.

    July 25, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. ghostwriter

    You want proof?

    Republicans in Ohio attempted to cut voting hours in democratic districts and increase hours in republican ones. All deemed legal by the Attorney General (hustead, I believe). it wasn't until they got caught attempting this that they stopped.

    Ohhh.....In Ohio, the main concentrations of minorities is in Cuyahoga County. Translation: Cleveland.

    July 25, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "again, what actual proof is there that anybody had their voting rights 'suppressed'???

    and just how does one 'dilute voting rights' and the 'voting power of minority'? each person has one vote, or should have only one vote.
    "

    First, clearly you don't understand that discriminatory INTENT is sufficient to get the laws thrown out. Second, the historical record and countless studies prove that the types of laws red states are enacting have a disparate impact on minority populations and the poor. Third, there were myriad reports of people giving up because of long lines, not being able to register, being unable to obtain an ID, not having notice of changed ID rules, finding themselves stuck with provisional ballots despite having registered, machines being broken, etc. etc., during 2012. The list is quite long of ways in which "suppression" took place.

    July 25, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  8. Scott

    Better not mess with Texas, we Texans do not take kindly to the Federal Goverment trying to tell us what to do. You all come down here and try to enforce it. We will send your butts back to Washington, down here we ARE the law.

    July 25, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    California

    Hey Holder, What happened to going after Zimmerman? We all know you can't do two things at once.
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    There really isn't much to go on for a racial discrimmination case. He'd have a stronger case based upon some other civil rights violation: age, sex, religion, you name it, and they're all pretty weak, too.

    July 25, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. California

    This administration is just trying to implement their own racist laws.

    July 25, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. Guest

    of course he wont go after the black panthers, the multiple voter states, etc .

    July 25, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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