Texas Officials, Activists to Holder on Voter ID: If It’s War You Want, It’s War You’ve Got

PJ Tatler – by Bryan Preston

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is responding quickly and forcefully to Obama Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to rope Texas back into the Voting Rights Act. The US Supreme Court just struck part of that law down.  

The New York Times @nytimes

A minute later, Abbott followed up with another tweet.


The facts are on Abbott’s side. Texas specifically modeled its voter ID law on Indiana’s. That law has already been taken all the way to the US Supreme Court and was upheld. The Texas law enjoys widespread support across all ethnicities in the state. Only the Texas Democrat Party and its allies oppose it.

The Obama administration has been very consistent about opposing laws that buttress election security, and it has been very consistent about punishing states that don’t get in line with Obama’s radical agenda. Holder’s lawsuit is just another example of both.

The lawsuit comes just after Abbott announced his run for governor. It will give him a major platform from which to oppose Obama and Holder, which will play very well in Texas. Frankly, Abbott was already heavily favored to win. Now he’s all but a lock.

Update: Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted the following statement on his Facebook page.

“Once again, the Obama Administration is demonstrating utter contempt for our country’s system of checks and balances, not to mention the U.S. Constitution. This end-run around the Supreme Court undermines the will of the people of Texas, and casts unfair aspersions on our state’s common-sense efforts to preserve the integrity of our elections process.”

Update: Land Commissioner and Lt. Gov candidate Jerry Patterson responds.

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS – The latest federal attack on Texas has been launched today, and Eric Holder is back in his role as Barack Obama’s chief aggressor. There is no longer any pretense about hiding the partisan agenda to target our state. This latest attack is not about voting rights, and everything to do with destroying and diminishing the success of the Lone Star State. Our very existence is an affront to this administration, but we aren’t going anywhere, and we aren’t scared of a fight. Better dig in for the long haul, my fellow lovers of liberty – this is just the beginning.

Update: True the Vote, which is one of the victims of the scandals that President Obama called “phony” yesterday, responds.

True the Vote responds to Holder’s VRA announcement: “Texas will stand its ground in San Antonio – that’s a promise.”

 Update: State Sen. Dan Patrick, who is also running for Lt. Gov. gets a bank shot on Wendy Davis.

.@WendyDavisTexas while you’re in DC, remind Eric Holder that you “Don’t Mess with Texas” and never with TX conservatives.

Update: Sen. Ted Cruz reacts:

Attorney General Holder’s recent announcement is just the latest example of his politicization of the Department of Justice. Holder’s refusal to accept the judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding preclearance continues the Department’s longstanding pattern of refusing to follow the law.

Likewise, Holder continues to attack voter ID laws, even though the Supreme Court has concluded that voter ID laws are supported by multiple interests that are “unquestionably relevant to the State’s interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.”


9 thoughts on “Texas Officials, Activists to Holder on Voter ID: If It’s War You Want, It’s War You’ve Got

  1. How will illegals and other foreign invaders ever throw the elections to their Democratic benefactors if they have to prove citizenship?

  2. Fine. But do you really expect me to believe Perry and Co. give a crap about liberty when Perry and Co.–being the cowards they are going up against TSA when they had the chance to stop TSA groping and cancer-causing at airports–let the feds intimidate them, as usual? Or when Perry and his buddy Glenn Beck sabotaged Debra Medina’s run for governor a couple of years ago with that “she’s a 9-11 conspiracy theorist” BS?
    IMHO it’s smoke and mirrors…

  3. Good shot DL, Perry is a wuss! He’s allowed to be a Maverick just so far to as what DL said,” provide another format of smoke & mirrors”…..Don’t let our illegal Federal or State Govt get away with their treasonist acts, EXPOSE-EXPOSE-EXPOSE. I will continue to fight for Liberty, Freedom & Justice

  4. “…punishing states that don’t get in line with Obama’s radical agenda

    Obama, like Bush before him and like Clinton before ‘Junior,’ is just the stage prop for the PTB that they use to enact their slavery agenda.

    Don’t get lost on details, you have to step back and see the whole pcture.

  5. Just another distraction to pin Hope on to a failed system. Most of the sheep will sit in front of the boob tube on edge, while FAUX Disinfo Channel gives a play by play of lying crap that even they don’t understand. Then next week, some Holyweird ho will crap a kid out that needs a brain transplant & the sheep will forget what happened the week before.

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