Obama’s Solons of Racial Politics Overrule Local N.C. Voters’ Decision

Update, 12:30 PM: Rossputin also offers up some cogent thoughts on this outrageous story.

From a Washington Times story yesterday (H/T Red State), in which the Obama Justice Department overruled a North Carolina city’s popularly-approved decision to have nonpartisan local elections:

The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats….

As noted by American Thinker essayist Ed Lasky, the good intentions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that enabled this federal power grab have been turned on their head:

Racism – and partisan politics and a prejudiced view of the South – seem alive and well in Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

A local twist? The notion “that white voters…will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats” might come as startling news to someone like Ryan Frazier, Republican candidate in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Interestingly, Frazier grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, less than 100 miles from Kinston.

I’m guessing that Attorney General Eric Holder and his solons of racial politics might respond that Colorado is a separate case based on different history and demographics. But take note, there is no reason to believe that Kinston is an isolated case.

Where are the boundaries to the belief of Obama’s Justice Department that local voters (both black and white) are not intelligent enough to make their own decisions on local affairs? An important question I fear we will see answered more and more as time passes.

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