FLASHBACK: Republicans Are Racist for Requiring Voter ID


In the event you assume requiring some type of identification to vote is completely advantageous, you’re racist! 

No less than that’s the present spin from liberal journalists, as they’ve labeled latest Republican efforts to require an ID to vote as “Jim Crow 2.0.”  

It’s not simply Georgia, and it has nothing to do with the “Massive Lie.” A fast search of the MRC’s archives reveals the Democrat-friendly media have been trashing Republicans as racist vote suppressors for the higher a part of ten years, disparaging smart laws as “downright evil.”

The left-wing media have proven explicit hostility to the thought of voters displaying identification on the polls to stop fraud, although polls present majorities of Individuals (together with non-whites) are in favor of such a requirement.

A 2016 Gallup poll confirmed general 80 % of Individuals have been in favor of photograph identification. The ballot additionally discovered 77 % of non-whites have been in favor of identification. A 2012 Washington Post poll confirmed 74 % of adults assist requiring voters to point out photograph identification on the polls. The Publish ballot additionally discovered 65 % of African-Individuals and 64 % of Hispanics supported voter ID. 

However this broad base of assist for voter ID legal guidelines has been ignored by lefty journalists who’ve spent the higher a part of the previous decade portray GOP election reform efforts as blatant makes an attempt to “kill the black vote.” 

The next are only a few of the ugliest examples (as culled from the MRC archives) of lefty hosts and reporters labelling Republican-backed voter ID legal guidelines as racist: 


GOP Needs to “Slaughter” and “Kill the Black Vote” 



“Killing the black vote….That is rotten stuff, isn’t it? The Republican effort to kill the black vote in state after state: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida, Texas. We are able to all see what they’re doing. Believing they’ll’t convert the African American vote, they’ve determined to slaughter it….That is homicide in broad daylight.”
— Chris Matthews opening MSNBC’s Hardball, October 21, 2014.


An Try to “Homicide Black Folks’s Potential to Vote”

“Though we all know it’s not legally permissible, it feels as if it has been legally permissible to homicide Trayvon Martin, to homicide Michael Brown, after which, in fact, what follows up subsequent is to homicide black individuals’s potential to vote….If it’s important to present ID, and also you don’t have entry to ID, it’s one other means of killing black America and relegating us to a everlasting underclass. It’s terrible.”
— MSNBC contributor Michelle Bernard on MSNBC’s Hardball, October 21, 2014. 


Linking Voter ID to Andrew Johnson Days 

“Romney stood by final 12 months as Republican-controlled state legislatures handed voter-identification legal guidelines, making it more durable for individuals of shade, senior residents and other people with disabilities to train their basic proper to vote.”
Washington Publish editorial author Colbert I. King in his November 3, 2012 column, “Mitt Romney could possibly be the following Andrew Johnson.”


Voter ID Legal guidelines as “Designed to Maintain Some Minorities” From Voting 



“North Carolina had put in a kind of you-have-to-show-an-I.D. guidelines which, so usually in Republican states, are designed to maintain some minorities from popping out and having the ability to vote and so they’ve tried to scale back the variety of voting days. The U.S. Court docket says that won’t occur. These guidelines won’t go into impact in North Carolina this cycle.”
— Host Shepard Smith on FNC’s Shepard Smith Reporting, August 31, 2016. 

“Do you perceive what some African Individuals consider — [that] these voter ID legal guidelines find yourself being a solution to single them out or disenfranchise them?”
— Moderator Chuck Todd to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on NBC’s Meet the Press, July 12, 2015.


Why Is the GOP “Compelled” to Deny “Folks the Proper to Vote?” 



“Somebody ought to ask Reince Priebus, him being the chief of the Republican Get together on this nation, why his social gathering is so compelled to disclaim individuals the fitting to vote. Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln — who would run the danger of being known as a Republican-In-Identify-Solely at present — who gained the Civil Warfare so individuals, particularly African Individuals, could possibly be common voting residents?…Doesn’t it [the Republican National Committee] have a accountability, an ethical accountability, to inform the events throughout the nation that the social gathering of Lincoln shouldn’t turn into the social gathering of Jefferson Davis?”
— Host Chris Matthews wrapping up Hardball, February 13, 2014.


“Downright Evil”



“You recognize, having grown up within the Deep South within the period of Jim Crow, the distinction is dramatic. And the truth that Andy Younger was Mayor of Atlanta and John Lewis is a member of Congress from Georgia, is a good testomony to the truth that whenever you do one thing like move a voting rights invoice, that it makes a distinction. Which is why, for the time being, what’s happening about voting rights is downright evil, as a result of it’s one thing that actually must preserve going ahead, not backward.”
— ABC’s Cokie Roberts on This Week, August 25, 2013.


Voter ID = “Reigniting” “Outdated Prejudices”

“With America’s first black President up for reelection this November, the dialog about voting rights has been reignited. Thirty states are at the moment implementing some type of voter ID legislation, which many civil rights advocates say is an effort to suppress the minority vote….Do you assume that having an African-American President is definitely reigniting a few of these previous prejudices?”
— CNN’s Zoraida Sambolin to Carter-era UN Ambassador Andrew Younger on Beginning Level, August 6, 2012.


Utilizing Selma Anniversary to Bash Voter ID Legal guidelines 



“What do you make of those Republicans who although a few of them are going to point out up with you as  your colleagues this weekend down in Selma, they’re on the market pushing all these voter suppression efforts, these voter ID card necessities in states like even Pennsylvania, the place you have got the management of the Republican legislature, which dominates the legislature, brazenly saying we’re doing this to win votes, as a result of we will preserve the African-American from voting, particularly older individuals, it’s going to assist us win statewide elections. I imply, that appears to me utterly in violation of the aim of the Voting Proper Act, this recreation they’re enjoying about voter I.D. playing cards.”
— Host Chris Matthews to Democratic Consultant James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on MSNBC’s Hardball, March 5, 2015. 


GOP Has “Taken the Place of Jim Crow”

“Fifty years in the past, the March on Washington targeted on ending Jim Crow, a disgusting villain that hid behind the legislation to deprive individuals of their votes, and typically their lives. Fifty years later, now we have no Jim Crow and with out a villain to give attention to, it’s exhausting to get individuals fired up. Congratulations, Republicans. You’ve taken the place of Jim Crow. You are actually the individuals conspiring to maintain of us from voting.”
— Co-host Krystal Ball wrapping up MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 27, 2013.


Watch out for North Carolina’s “Nefarious” Republicans and Their “Best Hits” of Suppression

“The gerrymandered right-wing [North Carolina] state home cranking out laws that appears like what you’d count on should you handed over the reins of state governance to Purple State commenters….However maybe essentially the most nefarious of all is the slew of voter suppression payments being churned out by state Republicans. All the things from a voter ID invoice that has handed the home, to proposals to chop early voting and same-day registration.”
— Host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s All In, April 30, 2013.

Host Lawrence O’Donnell: “Nia, they’re actually making an attempt to discourage college students from voting. They are saying it needs to be a government-issued ID, however they won’t settle for any IDs issued by their government-run universities and schools in that state [North Carolina]….And the concentrating on there’s fairly apparent, is not it?”…
Washington Publish reporter Nia-Malika Henderson: “So I believe [Hillary] Clinton is true. Clinton was giving a speech on voter suppression simply as this invoice was being signed into legislation. She known as it the best hits of voter suppression. It’s so huge and broad. And it actually covers so many several types of individuals, college students, African-Individuals as effectively.”
— MSNBC’s The Final Phrase with Lawrence O’Donnell, August 12, 2013.