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  •  Does Roberts Imagine (2+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, ChadmanFL

    that African-Americans, having had a President of their own, are now going to sit back and serenely accept their disenfranchisement? I would be willing to bet that by 2016 we will see civil disobedience and violence as part of our elections.

    •  Not just African Americans (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, northerntier

      but Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans too.  They'll all be disenfranchised as a result of the decision.  It'll come back to bite the GOP in their ass once states like Florida, Georgia, Texas and Arizona turn blue.  Right now apathy is what's keeping those states somewhat red or solid red.  You disenfranchise and piss off those communities and well we saw what happened in Florida in 2012.  

      The Hispanic American community in particular is on the cusp of an explosion.  If the GOP derails immigration reform and then turn around and try to disenfranchise Hispanics in say Texas and Arizona they will see a backlash that will make 2005 a walk in the park.  Only that backlash will be more focused and will only result in those states turning blue quicker.  It's only a matter of time before Texas becomes the next California and the GOP is doing everything to make it possible earlier, including pissing off the women as well.  

      Without Florida and Texas the GOP is finished at the presidential level and once the Dems take control of those state houses and fix the redistricting shenanigans in those states (as well as several others) it'll be a generation before the GOP sees ANY control at the national level.  Add in the fact that 3 of the conservative SCOTUS judges are 65 and older and one can see that given some time the GOP is finished.  These desperate acts are nothing more than the last grasp, the death rattle of the modern day GOP.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 06:29:36 AM PDT

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      •  maybe at the top in those states (2+ / 0-)
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        Aquarius40, Satya1

        but if it lets them gerrymander more effectively, it could take even longer to flip state legislatures.

        ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

        by James Allen on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 06:45:16 AM PDT

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    •  There would be no need if (3+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Aquarius40, ChadmanFL

      the Latino and African-American communities put that action into getting their people registered and ID's.

      Registered and Ready instead of Lock and Loaded.

      "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medication to the dead." Thomas Paine

      by My two cents worth on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 06:34:33 AM PDT

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    •  neither will happen (2+ / 0-)
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      Amber6541, ChadmanFL

      what will happen is a truly massive voter mobilization effort, like in 2012.

    •  why does everyone think monorities will roll over (1+ / 0-)
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      Zack from the SFV

      If you need an ID and don't have it you have to make an effort to go get the ID from the DMV even if you don't drive.
      Seems like the more they try to keep minorities from voting the more they show up.
      Also they can just overload the  courts with lawsuits under section 2. Nothing will save republicans from themselves.

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