The New Jim Crow – The New Republican Poll Taxes and Minority Disenfranchisement

TRENDING: Bill Clinton compares new voting laws to Jim CrowWhen you do the Math – the coalition of Minority Voters and 20-30% of white voters makes it difficult for Republicans to win elections. Indeed, George Bush owes his illegitimate  Presidencies to systemic voter disenfranchisement of minorities – in what has become The New Jim Crow.

As such, along with disbanding Unions, Republicans across the country are using every weapon in the legislative arsenal to eliminate the black vote. Whether through gerrymandering political districts, or though more heinous tricks such as Voter IDs and purged voter rolls.

Republicans, wed to the “Southern Strategy”, the racial dynamics of white victimhood, the reactionary and racist Tea Party, and anti-immigration from brown countries – have virtually no chance of increasing the number of black, Hispanic, or Asian voters in their party.

So their solution is to “disappear” Minority voters.

Bill Clinton – no longer a political candidate for office, speaks out…

Bill Clinton compares new voting laws to Jim Crow

Former President Bill Clinton compared efforts by Republicans to change voting laws across the country to Jim Crow laws and poll taxes that historically disenfranchised African American voters.

Speaking before a group of liberal youth activists Wednesday, Clinton said laws in states like Florida and New Hampshire are aimed at limiting voter turnout and keeping young people from the ballot box.

“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the voter Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit a franchise that we see today,” Clinton said at Campus Progress’s annual conference in Washington.

Jim Crow laws, enacted between 1876 and 1965, included fees and laws historically used to keep African-Americans from voting. Clinton said Republican governors and legislators are now trying to “keep most of you [young people] from voting next time.”…

Clinton was critical of regulations preventing same-day registration and specifically referenced Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s move in March to overturn a law that allowed convicted felons to vote after they completed their probation.

“Why should we disenfranchise people forever once they’ve paid their price?” Clinton said. “Because most of them in Florida were African Americans and Hispanics and would tend to vote for Democrats, that’s why.”

Can We Borrow This Guy… For the Next 2 Years?

It seems that Italy has a “Bubba” problem. Perhaps the ever emerging scandals surrounding Italy Premier Silvio Berlusconi can be used to strengthen our ties with Italy, and help both our countries in light of Republicans taking over the House in this country!

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconii - "Do I look like I had sex with that woman?"

First, Silvio Berlusconi’s scndals are far jucier than any scandal involving Bill Clinton!

Berlusconi Flew Pot to Call Girls on Private Jet

The tawdry allegations against Silvio Berlusconi just keep on coming: Now, a call girl (who claims the Italian premier paid her more than $14,000 for sex) says he used his private jet to supply marijuana to the sex parties at his villa. “There was grass available in all the rooms,” Nadia Macri, 28, tells investigators—although she says she never saw Berlusconi himself smoking.

The aspiring model says pot was provided for at least 25 young women at the villa. Her claims are part of an investigation into a cocaine trafficking ring in which one of Berlusconi’s former officials was allegedly involved. Of course, Berlusconi’s lawyer denies Macri’s allegations, and insists “parties at Villa Certosa are always conducted with the utmost propriety.” Suuuure they are.Click here for the latest allegations against Berlusconi regarding a teenage Moroccan belly dancer.

Did they say “Teenage Moroccan belly dancer?” Damn! That is hotter than any “little blue dress”!

With the incoming Republicans desire to “investigate“, perhaps we can provide them with suitable entertainment for the next two years (not coincidentally saving the country and driving up the jobs sector in hand cream manufacturing!)…

By appointing Mr. Berlusconi to some job in the Obama Administration!

Two years investigating a Teenage Moroccan belly dancer!

A veritable Republican Congressional wet dream.

 

The Big Dog Shows Why He’s Still Got It

Bill Clinton had ‘em rolling in the aisles at the Gridiron Dinner, D.C.’s annual meeting of politicians and the press, poking fun at himself, Barack Obama, Fox, and … Dancing with the Stars???

Clinton, filling in for Obama — who had his hands full with some guy called Healthcare Bill? Whatevs! — opened his March 20 remarks by saying that he regretted having to appear without “either of the Bushes,” referring to his disaster-relief partners, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. “I’m used to having them by my side when I walk into a disaster area,” Clinton said.

Oh, but he was just getting started. Regarding healthcare, he said, “It may not happen in my lifetime, or Dick Cheney’s, but hopefully by Easter,” later adding that his new favorite cocktail is “Lipitor on the rocks.”

But wait there’s more:

On Obama’s recent appearance on Fox News: He was “keeping his word about meeting with hostile leaders without preconditions.”

On Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s legendarily short-tempered Chief of Staff who also worked in the Clinton White House: “I found Rahm. I created him. I made him what he is today. I am so sorry.”

On why he was free last night: “Since they turned me down for Dancing With the Stars, I had nothing better to do.”

On Orrin Hatch, who spoke earlier in the evening: “Orrin, he’s the wittiest of all the Republicans. That ‘s sort of like saying he’s the tallest of the Seven Dwarfs.”

On Democrats seeking kickbacks to vote for the health-care legislation: “I flew here from Cleveland, and I flew out of the Dennis Kucinich Airport.”

Hillary Clinton Gets Down, Another Suitor For Chelsea

Hillary Clinton is visiting South Africa to discuss policies with the South African Government. All is not work, however – as Hillary shows she can still cut a rug.

The second part of the video shows a Kenyan man, who has made a marriage proposal to Bill Clinton for  Chelsea Clinton’s hand

Chelsea is all grown up now, and by all reports an independent intelligent woman, who inherited some of the best of both parents…

Brother, you could be in a world of trouble is Bill says yes.

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Bill Clinton to Become a Sigma!

The newest Sigmas are to be Bill Clinton, and the Rev. Al Sharpton…

Former President Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton set to join Phi Beta Sigma

The men of Phi Beta Sigma are hosting their National Conclave this week in New Orleans, Louisiana.

According to sources in New Orleans yesterday the men of this brotherhood voted on several members to be inducted into the fraternity at a later date. Continue reading

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