The less than august Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, makes a statement claiming we're no longer a racist nation, we're all over that; therefore, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is not needed in our racially sensitive and racially healthy, non-bigoted country.
Then we read this from Roger Ailes of the MOST WATCHED cable news station in this country:
“Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money.
How many fund-raisers does he attend every week?
How often does he play basketball and golf?
I wish I had that kind of time.
He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.
So Fox News' chief said the President is a lazy black man who lives off public money and loves to play basketball."
For the record, Obama taught law at a private university and worked at a law firm, so Ailes is not only peddling racist garbage, he's peddling lies. Also he's a racist swine.
Now let's talk about someone who spent his ENTIRE life benefiting from government help and working for the government. As an adult, this guy never held a job outside of government. But would Roger Ailes call him LAZY, living off of public money? Hmmmmm.
Perhaps the two photos below can explain why.
See, President Obama did actually work in the private sector, and he has been president of the US for over four years, a not-for-the lazy, stressful, difficult job, made even more so by the obstructionist, sabotaging lie-mongerers in the GOP who, in addition to vowing to never cooperate and never compromise with the president, have happily kept alive the suspicion, held by certain morons in their party, that he isn't even an American. Also, those same cementheads in that unfortunate political party continue to slander and slur his wife, our FLOTUS.
The guy in the second photo below hoped to be the next vice president of the US, and probably will run for the presidency at some point in his all-government, all-the-time career.
Can we guess how many cable news moguls will call the guy in the second photo "LAZY?"
I'm gonna go out on a thin limb and guess "none."
Can you figure out why?
But...but...we don't need special laws to protect certain people's right to vote, because ANTONIN SCALIA and ROGER AILES!
Go read Smartypants on this subject right now!
And then this by Ta-Nahisi Coats in the New York Times.
After graduating from Melrose High School in the 1980s, Swasey moved to Colorado to pursue a career in competitive figure skating, the Globe reported. After competing in three U.S. Championships for skating and winning a national title in the junior ranks, Swasey became an officer with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police force six years ago.Swasey was one of three people killed in the shooting. He leaves behind a wife, two children, his parents, and a sister. Read the full Globe story here.