RUSH: Grab sound bite number six. This did not make news yesterday. But Barack Hussein O, the president of the United States, in another sound bite culled from the Al Sharpton Show, admitted that voter ID laws do not stop black people from voting.
Now, that just undercuts one of the primary premises of the Democrat Party. “Oh no, we can’t have voter ID laws. Why, that’s racist. That’s stacking the decks against black people. You can’t have voter ID laws. Black people are not gonna get voter IDs ’cause they know they’re just gonna be identified so the state can hassle them. You can’t do that. That’s discrimination,” or whatever else they say it is. Obama goes on the radio: No, no, voter ID, not that big a deal. Here’s what he said.
OBAMA: Keep in mind that most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don’t vote from voting. Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver’s license. Most people can get to the polls. The bottom line is, if less than half of our folks vote, these laws aren’t preventing the other half from not voting.
RUSH: Wait just a minute. Do you realize people at the upper levels of the Democrat Party, the Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultzes of the world hear this and scratch their head and say, “What is he doing to us?” Their whole premise in opposing voter ID laws is that it will prevent minorities from voting. The logic is absurd. There isn’t any logic to it, but that doesn’t matter. That’s what they claim.
You have to have an ID for anything else. The idea that you have to show one to vote, it is just absurd, and the logic has always been this intimidates African-Americans because of the heritage, because of the history, the way blacks have been treated in this country, demanding that they show an ID, huh-uh, nonstarter. It will harm turnout. And here’s Obama saying, no, it won’t. Not sure I understand what he’s doing here.
Look, the real reason that Democrats don’t want voter ID law is so they can cheat. I mean, it’s no more complicated than that. He’s right. Everybody has an ID anyway. Most people have a driver’s license. Most people have some kind of an ID, cash check, use credit card, what have you. He says this not stopping our people from voting. He’s trying to get voters. He doesn’t want ’em relying on excuses. He’s trying to gin up voter turnout here. And he says, don’t fall back on this voter ID business excuse. It’s not a reason to keep you from voting. But it is very limiting if your objective is voter fraud.
RUSH: Did you note in this last sound bite I played of Barack Hussein O, when he’s talking to Sharpton, says, “Keep in mind, most of these laws are not preventing the overwhelming majority of folks who don’t vote from voting.” In other words, the voter ID laws are not why they aren’t voting. Do you realize what a huge rug he’s just pulled out from under the Democrat Party?
Now, I know it’s not gonna have any life span. Nobody’s gonna react to it. The Democrats are not gonna change anything. But for people who pay attention, the president has just undermined a very serious Democrat Party platform plank: anti-voter ID. He’s just said it doesn’t matter. And the people that did hear this, who can make TV commercials out of it, it’s gonna matter down the road. The reason the Democrats don’t want voter ID is ’cause that makes it really hard to cheat. That’s the sole reason.
States that don’t have voter ID, they’re in there trying to prevent it from ever happening, and after they prevent it then they’re in there and they’re doing everything they can to gum up the works. They’re doing everything they can to get away with voter fraud, taking advantage of the fact that people who don’t have to show a photo ID. And Obama has just said, that’s not why our people aren’t voting. But that’s my point. “Our people.” He said, “Most people do have an ID. Most people do have a driver’s license. Most people can get to the polls. The bottom line is, if less than half of our folks vote –” He’s talking to Al Sharpton. He’s talking about black people.
Can you imagine George W. Bush, in talking about the white vote, said “our folks”? Can you imagine, if any Republican did it? Can you imagine what the reaction would be? But here’s Barack Hussein O, and he’s talking about, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, if less than half of our folks vote, those laws aren’t preventing the other half from not voting. No big deal, ho-hummer. In fact, we totally understand it, because they’re so discriminated against, and they have a champion in the White House, except that they don’t. Things have gotten worse for them in the past six years than anybody else, as a group.
Their unemployment rate is higher. Their economic circumstances are worse. Their net wealth, net worth is lower. The income gap, black America, is higher. I mean, there hasn’t been any noticeable improvement and most things have gotten worse, the way things are measured. It doesn’t matter in the real world. I’m just explaining it to you.
RUSH: Here’s Lynn in Omaha as we head back to the phones. Really appreciate your patience.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m really glad to talk to you. When I heard that clip of Obama talking about why he’s not really worried about voter ID suppressing votes, I had to call and tell you, I can tell you the reason why. There is a campaign across black churches I know in the south, probably across the country, called “early voting in the pews.” And what these pastors are doing is, although they’re telling people in their congregations they, you know that evil “they” don’t want you to vote, they know they can get around this by having people request absentee ballots. And they’re doing that and telling people in the congregations to bring all your ballots to church on a particular Sunday this month, and you’ll vote in the pews and to send those in so you don’t have to worry about ID.
RUSH: You know, now that you mention that, I vaguely remember having heard of this, but I didn’t recall anywhere near the detail that you have just provided.
CALLER: Well, it’s still going on.
RUSH: That and a whole lot of other things —
CALLER: Oh, yeah.
RUSH: — of voter fraud are still going on. But this, the pastors are not allowed to do what, did you say?
CALLER: Well, they’re telling the congregations that, you know, “they” don’t want you to vote. There’s that “they.” And they know that they can get around the ID thing by having people request absentee ballots.
RUSH: Wait a minute. The pastors are saying they don’t want people to vote.
RUSH: That doesn’t make any —
CALLER: You know it’s that “they.” White people don’t want you to vote, so bring your ballot —
RUSH: Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. The pastor is saying, white people don’t want you to vote. “They” is Republicans.
RUSH: They don’t want you to vote, so just bring your ballots, your absentees to church next Sunday, we’ll vote —
RUSH: — and we’ll turn ’em in for you.
CALLER: Well, I think they leave it to people to either mail them in or turn them in, but point is, they get people to request the ballots and bring them to church, and they all vote as one, and of course they’re all voting for Democrats.
RUSH: Right. And so this is why we’re seeing boxes of mail-in ballots showing up at the polls already.
CALLER: Well, possibly. And in particular, I watched one service online where I saw Michelle Nunn addressing the congregation. I lived in Georgia for a good while, and I’m really concerned about that race there, and, you know, it’s neck and neck now, but, you know, she gets all those black votes in all those churches to vote for her, it’s gonna have an impact on that race.
RUSH: Well, yeah. Major. I think the polling data that shows the Democrats are really in trouble if they can’t turn out the black vote, those polls are accurate. And there’s panic on the Democrat side, which is why they’re doing this. And when they do it in a church, they know that nobody’s gonna do anything to stop ’em.
RUSH: They know that nobody’s gonna have the guts. You might, but who are you? I might, but who am I? They know the Republican Party is not gonna make an official move, especially not with Eric Holder up there.
CALLER: Well, no. And, you know, I think about that mayor in Houston, and I wonder how many black pastors she wants a sermon from, because plenty of them —
RUSH: That is an entirely different thing. I think what that mayor in Houston has done may be one of the most vile, filthy violations of the Constitution, blatant violations of the Constitution that I have seen. And I, for the life of me, cannot figure out why law authorities are not pursuing this. I cannot understand it at all.