Obama reacts to Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act

Obama reacts to Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act

Obama angryPresident Barack Obama is “deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court” (aka “unelected group of people”) — again. What a shocker. Who could have ever seen this coming?

The same partisan political hack who groused about the court’s decision on Obamacare (“a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress”) before it was made in his favor is speaking once again out of both sides of his mouth.

This time Obama didn’t even bothered to aim before going off half-cocked:

I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.

As a nation, we’ve made a great deal of progress towards guaranteeing every American the right to vote. But, as the Supreme Court recognized, voting discrimination still exists. And while today’s decision is a setback, it doesn’t represent the end of our efforts to end voting discrimination. I am calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls. My Administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.

It is especially interesting that he is “calling on Congress to pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls.” That is precisely the high court’s expressed motivation today in abandoning the portions of the antiquated Voter Rights Act it struck down. It is also fascinating that in Obama’s world, voter fraud — which his Justice Department has fought against tooth and nail — does not exist or impeded “equal access to the polls” even for members of the minority groups whose franchise he is so eager to protect.Bottom of Form


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