Far Left Rep Plays Jim Crow Card… Barbara Lee Says GOP Trying to Deny Blacks the Right to Vote

Rep. Barbara Lee (D_CA) is a huge fan of the Castro brothers and met with Marxist leaders in 2009. (Flickr)

Fidel Castro supporter Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) complained on the House floor today that Republicans are trying to deny blacks the right to vote. She compared voter ID laws to Jim Crow laws set up by Democrats after the Civil War.
The Hill reported:

A Democratic lawmaker said Wednesday on the House floor that Republican legislators around the country are purposefully trying to deny blacks the right to vote by pushing for voter identification laws.

“It’s no coincidence that a disproportionate number of these affected voters come from communities of color as well as the poor, the elderly and students,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Having been born and raised in Texas, this certainly looks like a poll tax to me, which those of us remember as a way to prevent African Americans from voting. These voter ID laws have a partisan agenda: seeking to disenfranchise and deny specific populations of voters before they have the opportunity to elect their representatives in government.”

She also said the laws are meant to change election outcomes by “turning the clock back to the days of Jim Crow.”

Of course, this is just a ploy by democrats to get blacks excited to vote next year for failed President Barack Obama.

UPDATE: Let Freedom Ring has more on the controversy.

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • MrGoodWench

    So is she saying that African -Americans are so dumb that they don’t know how to get themselves an ID ? Why is she underestimating their capabilities ?

  • mark

    They’ve got a whole year to get an ID card. What’s the problem? You need a picture ID for almost anything you do nowadays anyway.

  • WillofLa

    No, I’ll tell you what she’s worried about, and that is that Republican’s are going to change the law where every state that currently does not have I.D. identification to be able to vote, enforced on those states that don’t have that law. And what that will do is make these lazy butt Democrats who get voted back into office with fraudulant ACORN votes, have to actually campaign for election and reelection by having to have their record exposed by their opponents. This is what she fears is that her constituents will find out she’s done nothing for them while lying about what they do. She’s worried that she may get voted out of office by people who don’t like the fact they were lied to by Ms. Lee, and dozen’s of other Democrats.

    These people are all crooks, thieves, and are wholly dishonest because their state does not have to require the citizen’s of these states to have to identify themselves and that they live where they say they live. If they did not live in that district they could not vote at that place. Ms. Lee is worried that many of her Black voters don’t have proper I.D. in order to fraudulantly draw Welfare and Food Stamps, and they can’t afford for the government to find out who they are because they could loose their benefits. Ms. Lee doesn’t want to hear from these people that they lost their benefits because the state changed the law required by Federal law and they had to show their I.D. in order to vote. That’s what Ms. Lee is afraid of, and that is she’ll get voted out of office when people find out the truth about her.

  • wth

    My fellow Californians sure know how to pick ’em, eh?

  • coolidgerules

    Trying to incite the riff-raff. The revolution is coming soon to a town near you.

    His backdoor schemes aren’t working anymore. People are seeing him for the fraud that he is.

    This is his ace in the hole. Why if we had just gone along with all his communist claptrap, he wouldn’t have to incite violence to keep his job.

    This isn’t going to be pretty.

  • Dittogirl

    Your Race Card is rejected,Barbara… It will not work this time, try, try again. You all look like fools and make the black population look like fools for your political advantage! This is nothing about getting blacks to vote, its all for getting multiple votes from one person, white, black, green or purple!

    The game is up. The gig is up. No election will ever be watched as carefully as the one we are about to have. We need to urge the States to implement severe punishments for any election fraud committed upon this nation. 10 mandatory years in the Federal Prison system will do!

  • MaryW

    There is no discrimination here. ALL voters should be required to have an ID, black, white, whatever. And isn’t it about time we drop the hypenated-Americans. It’s just another thing that divides us; of course, that’s just another of the democrat’s plan to keep blacks on the plantation. Look what happens to those who have strayed, Cain, Justice Thomas, Sowell, West – just to name a few.

  • Michael

    Almost everyone with an IQ above room temperature knows that having to show ID to vote will eliminate voting fraud, a democrat mainstay.

    Playing the race card on this is beyond stupid, even for the racist Barbara Lee.

  • jd

    doesn’t england, and many other euro nations require ID to vote? what’s the problem here? oh, right, voter fraud PREVENTION, not enablement.

  • WillofLa

    And it’s obvious that Ms. Lee is either a Communist sympathizer or is a Communist herself. She wants the Negro’s in her district to remain poor Blacks. Otherwise they might find a good paying job and learn to take care of themselves and not need the government anymore. Just like the Blacks who had to get off of Welfare during the period of time the Welfare Reform Act was law, until Obama removed it as one of the first things he did after taking office because he said the law as “racist”. Really? What is racist about giving Black people the opportunity to take care of themselves so that government doesn’t have to do it for them? Ms. Lee is a liar, and a cheat. Typical Socialist! She wants government to be the only way that her Black constituents can be kept alive, that if big government goes away Blacks will have to start living like they did when there were Jim Crow laws, and we sure wouldn’t want that now would we?

    That’s just it, there is no such thing as Jim Crow laws these days. They have all been outlawed and she knows it. She must have some pretty dump Negro’s in her district that they don’t know that what she is saying cannot ever come true again. Dumb Negro’s! Are you one of those??

  • Mikey

    Can we give both her and Maxipad Waters dueling pistols and have them turn and fire at each other after 25 paces?
    Somewhere, baby Jesus would smile at the thought.

  • Marsh626

    Heh. The Left is trying to stay in perpetual power by flooding Republican voting districts with millions of immigrants – many of whom are illegal.

    And when we complain about it or try to stop it, they hide behind their “You’re racist!” shield.

    Our best counterattack is to overhaul voting requirements.

    The Democraps know that their most important voting blocks are low income dregs and ignorant and brainwashed young people fresh out of our academic indoctrination camps.

    We could fight back against the Left and utterly annihilate them TOMORROW by just passing these few simple voting reforms:

    – Graduate from high school.
    – Pass a basic knowledge test.
    – Pax taxes.
    – An IQ over 115.
    – A clean criminal record.
    – Be a legal citizen of this nation (obviously – oh wait, that’s raaaaaacist).

    Do it! Destroy the Left!

  • Brett

    To oppose voter ID is to support voter fraud.

  • Granny

    #2 December 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    mark commented:

    They’ve got a whole year to get an ID card. What’s the problem? You need a picture ID for almost anything you do nowadays anyway.

    You have to have a picture ID even to collect a welfare check. Or to apply for Social Security. Or to buy a lousy beer. The argument is spurious.

  • Neo

    It is just disgusting that Congress requires poor people to have ID to get food stamps, to fly, to collect a Social Security check, or to use Medicaid. They’re all racists. /sarcasm

  • WillofLa

    Well is it the case where all of Ms. Lee’s constituents don’t drive a car and have to take public transportation? Gee, that’s really unusual these days, isn’t it? That must be one of those situations where the state needs to change districts on Ms. Lee. Maybe we can get her to do what Barney Frank had to do in order to keep from being openly beat!!! Maybe that’s what scares her the most is that she will suffer embarrassment if she loses. What’s the matter Ms. Lee can’t take the heat of a real election run?

  • It only makes sense that voters should have to identify themselves before they cast a ballot in our naion’s elections. Anybody that supports vote integrity knows how important an I.D. is for preventing abuse of our system. There have been so many cases of voter fraud in our recent elections that something needs to be done to prevent it. I find it interesting that those opposed to voter I.D.s have no other suggestions for decreasing voter fraud. They simply want to prevent this tool because vote integrity is not really their concern. That should tell you volumes about their true intentions.

    It is time for conservatives to unite to defeat the progressive agenda and put an end to the Obama administration, and start to repair all the damage it has caused!


  • WillofLa

    Since it’s obvious that pulling the race card on anyone who challenges her seat, can you imagine what kind of racism she would be spewing if she did have to run a honest election? And what if it were another Democrat who was running against her? What if she was a White woman who was a Democrat who wanted a law making it where you had to show I.D. to vote? And no, it’s not a poll tax because it’s going to cost her Black “poor” she’s kept poor, who would have to show an driver’s license in order to vote. Where’s the cost, the tax Ms. Lee?

  • WillofLa

    Here in Louisiana we have to show I.D. in order to vote, and have ever since I can remember. Used to, we had to show not only our driver’s license, but our voters card as well to prove we were in the right polling place. Where I go vote, half of the building is the 46th district, and the other half is the 16th district where I vote. Weird huh? But I only have to show driver’s license now. But I still have to carry a voters card in case they ask for it which they can by law.

  • squeaky

    i’m sure ms lee would scream like a banshee if someone signed her name frauduantly to a check or purchased a big ticket item……all without being asked for id.

  • MrGoodWench

    She REPRESENTS Oakland CA


    what would you expect from the lib-turd HEL* hole that state is…

  • WillofLa

    And we have computer voting machines as well. I cannot ever remember a messed up election where there was some kind of voter fraud. And I’ve been voting for decades. I really can’t imagine California NOT having I.D. voting, just because of all the different people who go and come through California who aren’t citizen’s. With all the coastal area and harbor’s with ships from all over the world coming and going all the time I can’t imagine why a I.D. voting WOULDN’T be law.

  • Highlander

    A vicious and knowing lie, from a dishonorable, self-serving hack!

  • tarpon

    Wasn’t that the Democrats KKK and the Democrazt’s Jim Corw laws? Just a slight oversight I am sure …

  • Campfollower

    Her party denied a great black man his chance to become president. That would be Herman Cain.


  • George

    Barbara Lee is dumb as a box of rocks.

  • luckyone

    I had no idea that Black people were not allowed to get photo ID’s. I’m glad this has been exposed.

  • Greg

    Of course the fact that MOST other nations require voter ID is irrelevant in the minds of the Democrat Cemetery Registration Committee.

  • jeff

    She just offended many people by indicating they are not smart enough to get an ID.

    Who wants to bet she doesnt have one.

  • Sam Stone

    I guess this racist Lee forgot her friend that was the NAACP President in Mississippi.

    While NAACP President Benjamin Jealous lashed out at new state laws requiring photo ID for voting, an NAACP executive sits in prison, sentenced for carrying out a massive voter fraud scheme.

    In April 2011, a Tunica County, Miss., jury convicted NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots.

    Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts…..

    “This crime cuts against the fabric of our free society,” Judge Webster said.

    Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis.

    She was also convicted of voting in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross.

    In the trial, forensic scientist Bo Scales testified that Sowers’s DNA was found on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots.

    Also voting multiple times for Obama in 2008:


  • Sam Stone

    MrGoodWench commented:

    So is she saying that African -Americans are so dumb that they don’t know how to get themselves an ID ? Why is she underestimating their capabilities ?

    Didn’t Bush call it “soft bigotry”?

  • Sam Stone

    One would think that the NAACP and other so called civil rights groups would now assist the minority population they serve in getting new photo ID instead of calling in the UN!

    Set up van service to the local office that provides the ID. That would SUPPORT a clean election and help their constituency at the same time and make them the heros and not the zeros.

  • Sam Stone

    FBI arrests 8 in Florida for absentee ballot fraud


    NC voter fraud, 2008 election, Voting twice for Obama, Four Wake County residents charged, Raleigh NC


    “Three Wake County, North Carolina, Democrats have admitted to voter fraud charges, according to local news reports.

    Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl Mclean each admitted to casting two ballots in recent elections. Local reports indicate all three voted for President Barack Obama twice in 2008.”

    And for the finale!

    Mississippi NAACP leader sent to prison for 10 counts of voter fraud


    Case in point: November 23, 2011 – 12 people have been charged in Georgia for voter fraud as they used absentee ballots to skew an in election in Georgia. The 12 people charged are ALL with the Democrat Party. The defendants include some workers in the voter registrar’s office and some school board members. They are Angela Bryant, April Proctor, Brenda Monds, Debra Denard, Lula Smart, Kechia Harrison, Robert Denard, Sandra Cody, Elizabeth Thomas, Linda Troutman, Latashia Head, and Nancy Denard.

    The charges followed a bitter November 2010 school board election in Brooks County in which the final tally was changed by an unusually large wave of absentee ballots.


  • Sam Stone

    ABSENTEE BALLOTS are the newest way to secure the elections and to promote voter fraud.

    Along with same day registration and voting in another district not your own.

  • OK: as my daughters, Irene Birungi and Winnie Nazziwa, would point out to the NAACP, in their country of Uganda, showing a government-issued ID to vote is a requirement. (Even people living in mud huts manage to get IDs; I’ve seen them.) So, if they want to go to ‘international’ on this, it’s either this and/or dying the finger purple.

    And last I looked, the people in Uganda are black.

  • vpl

    It seems to me that most of these people that are upset over “Voting Laws” would be much more upset over their constitutional right to buy alcohol. You do need valid ID for that. So all of the people unable to get ID to vote don’t drink? Someone in the public arena needs to confront it on this level.

  • squeaky

    these same people would be sucking up air time extolling the virtue of id-ing underage drinkers, smokers etc…. there’s a benefit to id-ing and how naive is it when gut feelings get in the way of reality…

  • Blackbird

    If a person has to have a photo ID to buy a beer it is fairly reasonable to say it is not a burden to require the same to vote. It is time to start calling them out on the crazy exaggeration they use to push their agendas. Using their reasoning it is unfair to deny the poor the right to a concealed carry permit because they have to show an ID and even pay for a class to get one. And that right is every bit as Constitutionally protected as the right to vote. Even the NRA would consider an argument like that as being crazy, yet the Democrats feel free to use crazy talk like this all the time as a weapon we are forced to expend effort to counter.

  • Ausonius

    I recall a story over the past two years regarding a task force at Detroit P.D. that had estimated there were about 60,000 illegal votes cast there during the 2004 election. The task force was quickly disbanded as I recall.
    Now extrapolate that number across the country in all of the socialist urban centers and just immagine the magnitude of fraud that has been occurring.
    The left fears the end of their power.
    They also fear that, if these id laws come into being nationally, their fraud will become obvious to all.
    I think it should be the death penalty for voter fraud. After all, they seek to enslave everyone else.

  • Militant Conservative

    Gave Jim a companion to this story. Lee was

    addressing her constituents. A black voter of HER

    District skewered her good on CSPAN. Find it Jim,

    Awesome stuff.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “These voter ID laws have a partisan agenda: seeking to disenfranchise and deny specific populations of voters before they have the opportunity to elect their representatives in government.”

    Note to Rep. Lee: I can prove who I am before being given a ballot.

    Can you?

  • Clutch

    Oh look, a talking a$$hole! No, it’s just Barbara Lee again…

  • maybe someone could give her a big thump-to her hard-head …………and remind her what party put poll -tax in place to begin with…….just saying

  • Objective Analysis

    These DemocRATs give blacks a bad name. There is no way in heck that black people who fought for voting suffrage expected these dumb butts to use voter fraud, no ID verification, etc…. to rig elections by ACORN, etc….

    Who does these communists think they are? No God fearing, decent American can stand a cheater. Voter fraud is cheating, pure and simple. These knuckleheads no that their gig is up. ACORN, NAACP, et.c…

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    There is nothing more pathetic than a stupid, ugly, liberal,black woman. They are the worst of the worst.

  • Pingback: Far Left Rep Plays Jim Crow Card… Barbara Lee Says GOP Trying to Deny Blacks the Right to Vote | Liberal Whoppers()

  • needing a photo id puts a crimp in the frequent voter, a staple of the democratic party political machine. too bad she not as concerned with all the voting districts that have more registered voters than there are people eligible to vote.

  • Molon Labe

    What no trolls telling us how racist Voter ID is? I guess even the loons realize how laughable Lee is.

    Asians, Hindus, Hispanics, Eskimos somehow not concerned, but Barbara Lee, left wing nut job, claims photo IDs are aimed at blacks? Right.

  • Molon Labe

    Crazytrain devotee Barbara Lee is right avbout one thing. This measure is designed to descriminate against one group. Those who seek to use fraud during elections.

    These people reduce democracy to a farce. They seek to make America into an African tribal zone.

  • Uncasketed remains

    This book explains it. You will not be able to put the book down …………..


  • Mike Giles

    The people of her district elected her to public office. Therefore she’s quite correct in questioning their basic intelligence.

  • Pingback: Tea Party Courier » Far Left Rep Plays Jim Crow Card… Barbara Lee Says GOP Trying to Deny Blacks the Right to Vote()