I received an email this morning from Al Gore’s former campaign manager Donna Brazile who helped him lose to George W. Bush in 2000. It appears that Gore and Brazile either shared some bad Kool-Aid or perhaps some Tofu gone wrong that has inflicted long term brain damage. And a subsequent email from Tim “Where’s Waldo” Kaine makes me question his diet of late as well. But it does prove the Liberal Talking Points lines are intact.
It seems that the Supreme Court has decided to allow jurisdictions to opt out of a provision of the Voting Rights Act that mandates approval from the Feds before any changes in voting can be made. During arguments before the court, some of the Justices seemed to be leaning towards tossing the whole act, instead of just the relief sought, which was far more narrow.
First, the Texas water district was not seeking to overturn the entire act, but spending money to go to court or seek approval to make a minor change is ridiculous in good times, but impossible in these economic times.
What the Supreme Court did with an 8-1 majority was to allow municipalities to opt out. Not of the entire act, but this one provision. Reading the liberal blogs and emails, you would have thought the entire act was under fire and the vote was 8-1 in support of the Voting Rights Act. Interestingly, the only dissenting vote was from the only African American on the court – Clarence Thomas. He voted no because he thought the whole act needs to be tossed out.
Chief Justice Roberts signaled that the days of the voting rights act are numbered, which scared the tofu out of the liberals. Spin it however you want, but this was good news for Liberals only in the sense that this case was very narrow. The bad news for Liberals is, the court seems to be asking for a better case to put a law that was once necessary, but is no longer needed, into retirement.
And it’s only a matter of time.