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PITTS: Columnist mischaracterizes conservatives

Letter by Kurtis D. Spitzer, Lakewood on Jan. 18, 2012 at 9:12 am | 49 Comments »
January 18, 2012 11:28 am

Does the TNT editorial board read what you print? Leonard Pitts Jr., a black liberal columnist has a penchant for blatantly mischaracterizing conservatives, from writing that conservatives have never helped or stood up for blacks (column, 9-6) – which is preposterous when the Republican Party in 1854 proposed abolishing slavery – to saying conservatives do not want blacks’ votes to be counted (column, 1-7).

Citing South Carolina’s new law requiring photo ID to vote as just a pretense for the GOP-controlled state to suppress black voting is dishonest, and his argument that many blacks cannot afford to get IDs is wrong. Any qualified citizen in South Carolina can obtain a valid voting ID at no cost, and the state will provide transportation if needed.

If history is correct, it was the Democrats who initiated the poll tax and reading tests to suppress black votes and colluded with the KKK to intimidate voters.

Pitts, like most liberals, claims vote fraud is not a problem. So does ACORN.

Here is a question: Since the Gregoire/Rossi triple-recount reversal of the 2004 governor race, do people feel their vote is safer now that the Democrat-controlled state has made mail-in voting mandatory?


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