This is the most fun news story I have seen since I read about how unions were hiring protestors to oppose minimum wage by paying them minimum wage!
From the Daily Caller:
North Carolinians marching to protest voter-ID laws must present a valid photo ID to participate in an NAACP-hosted protest against voter-ID laws in Raleigh on Saturday.
The central claim among the protesters is that the voter-ID laws disenfranchise certain segments of the voting population, particularly minority voters and poor voters.
According to official NAACP flyers passed out at the rally, protesters must carry the precise kind of ID that they would be expected to present at the voting booth.
The march, dubbed the “Moral March” by its leader Rev. William Barber II, who called for a “wave of civil disobedience” while railing against education cuts and the voter ID law, is the latest of a series of protests held against the state’s GOP-controlled legislature. Over 900 “peaceful” and “non-violent” protesters have been arrested since the beginning of the state’s legislative session last January. Police have taken a handful of them into custody each week after they obstructed legislators within the capitol building.
Barber also drew criticism in January for labeling South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the first African American to serve the state as a senator since 1881, a “ventriloquist’s dummy.”
“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Barber said, according to South Carolina’s The State. “[T]he extreme right wing down [in South Carolina] finds a black guy to be senator, and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party.
But who is truly “the dummy” in this situation.
Barber has claimed that photo IDs are burdensome to certain segments of the population of North Carolina. He has claimed that these people are unable to produce photo IDs at the voting booth.
Is he really speaking for himself?
Obviously not. He expects these same people to be able to present photo ID to protest the photo ID laws.
This raises the question, since Barber does not believe these people are incapable of showing photo ID, then why does he say otherwise. Who told him to make this claim that he obviously does not believe.
I have no proof of course, but my hunch is the idea came from a white Democrat somewhere.
Perhaps someday history will acknowledge that we also have a ventriloquist, or group of them, behind our President.