Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on July 14th, 2012 11:08 pm by HL
There’s No Time for Grown-Ups
Wesley Pruden, Washington Times
Campaign politics is all about pandering. You can’t expect a candidate to show up to talk anything but drivel when his survival is on the line.But not always. Mitt Romney showed up this week in Houston to speak to the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Some people thought he was brave; others that he was merely foolish and wasting his time.
Young Obama Voters Stick It to Themselves
Rich Lowry, New York Post
Give the Obama Youth credit for this: At least they didn't vote their self-interest.The cadres of college students and recent graduates who swooned and fainted for Barack Obama four years ago will long be remembered for one of the most ill-considered fliers in the annals of self-defeating enthusiasms. In the cold light of day, the youthful idealists, believers and activists of 2008 look like the lamentable saps, patsies and suckers of 2012.
Texas’ Poll Tax in Disguise
Ackerman & Nou, Los Angeles Times
In 1964, the American people enacted the 24th Amendment, to prevent the exclusion of the poor from the ballot box. In his speech last week at the NAACP convention, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. wasn't indulging in election-year rhetoric when he condemned Texas' 2011 voter photo identification law as a poll tax that could do just that. He was speaking the hard legal truth.The Justice Department would be right to challenge this new law as an unconstitutional poll tax. The department has temporarily blocked the Texas law under special provisions of the Voting Rights Act that…