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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 01:10 PM
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Top DOJer Called Voting-Rights Official "Black and Bitter" (UNBELIEVABLE racist remark)!)

Top DOJer Called Voting-Rights Official "Black and Bitter"

By Zachary Roth - January 13, 2009, 1:00PM
This might be the most horrifying excerpt from the Schlozman report:

In that incident in August 2004, Voting Section Chief John Tanner sent an e-mail to Schlozman asking Schlozman to bring coffee for him to a meeting both were scheduled to attend. Schlozman replied asking Tanner how he liked his coffee. Tanner's response was, "Mary Frances Berry style - black and bitter." Berry is an African-American who was the Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from November 1993 until late 2004. Schlozman forwarded the e-mail chain to several Department officials (including Principal DAAG Bradshaw) but not Acosta, with the comment, "Y'all will appreciate Tanner's response." Acosta said that when he was made aware of the incident, he required Schlozman to make a written apology to him for his role in forwarding the e-mail and that Schlozman did so.

Tanner, as longtime readers will remember, was the guy who left the voting-rights section soon after saying that voter ID laws discriminate against the elderly, and therefore not against African-Americans, because African-Americans die younger.

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I AM SO GLAD THIS ERA IS ALMOST AT AN END! NOW HOW ABOUT SOME PROSECUTIONS!
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-13-09 01:15 PM
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1. I hope Obama brings MFB back to the Civil Rights Commission
She was a royal pain in the ass for the good ole' boy Southerners that would like nothing more than to return to Jim Crow.

Then Obama can phase out the conservatives from the Civil Rights Commission as heir terms expire.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-09 12:28 AM
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2. what an idiot
no wonder. this is the asshat that wanted North Carolina to "trim" their voter rolls.
He imagined that we had too many registered voters and weren't doing enough to
get rid of the dead weight.

He ended up being proven wrong, in that our SBoE goes by the law.

Still yet, without deliberate "trimming", we have our fair share of provisional ballots,
issued and some that aren't approved.

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