NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Melts Down After Federal Court Overturns Racist Voter ID Law

As you can see, North Carolina Pat McCrory has a case of the raging sadz over today’s overturn of his state’s voter ID law, which a federal appeals court declared was a “surgically precise” attack on black citizens. McCrory has vowed to “immediately appeal.” He writes:

Roy Cooper opposes Voter ID. Yet photo IDs are required to purchase Sudafed, cash a check, board an airplane, enter a federal courtroom… or even pick up your credentials at the Democratic National Convention! Three Democrat judges are undermining the integrity of our elections while also maligning our state. We will immediately appeal their decision to strike down our voter ID law and also review other potential options.

McCrory will likely demand an en banc review at the Fourth Circuit. Failing that, it will be on to SCOTUS.

  • D. J.

    That’s okay, you can relax at the NBA game…oh, wait….
    Dude, you srsly fucked up.

    • TrollopeReader

      πŸ™‚

    • Pollos Hermanos

      Perhaps a nice Springsteen concert will calm him….oh, crap.

      • RobynWatts

        Well after he loses his reelection campaign for Governor, he can always find a job with PayPal in Charlotte…,..damn, he screwed that up too.πŸ˜†

        • lukefromcanada

          or deutsche bank oooooh wait a minute…

          • Reality.Bites

            Deutsche bank… we draw the line at North Carolina… not Trump.

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  • Good Shot Green

    Non of those things are Constitutionally-protected rights, ya jagoff.

    • JT

      Or are connected with suspect states with a past history of discrimination.

      • PLAINTOM

        ^ THIS ^

  • WeRTheSquirrels

    Jizzball.

    • Gene

      dont give him more dignity than he is do

  • TrollopeReader

    Poor poor pitiful me eeeeeeeee……..

  • Michael Smith

    Hahahahaha

  • Katie

    Dear Pat McCrory: None of the things in that list are Constitutional rights.

    • Dorothy Rothchild

      Great point.

  • JT

    It’s a joy to see a douchebag like McCrory all fucked up.

    • zhera

      For a while I thought he might be Trump’s choice for VP. He’s got the smarmy asshole act perfected.

      • Adam King

        Republicans are connected in back by invisible colon segments so that they can serve as one another’s asshole.

  • zhera

    Personally, I think it’s weird that ID is not universally required for voting, but that’s probably because it’s always been required in Norway as long as I’ve voted.

    I understand that things are different in the US, and that the voter ID laws are targeting poor people. So how about the federal government starts issuing ID’s for free?

    • WeRTheSquirrels

      States rights! States rights! Blahblah.

    • Good Shot Green

      If the GOP wants everyone to have an ID for voting, then I demand a place to get them in every ZIP code in the country and have them open six days/sixty hours a week, and raise taxes on the 1% to pay for it.

      • canoebum

        Some states have “must issue” laws for firearms permits. If they can do that, they can do it for IDs also.

      • In many countries you are required when you move to go to the local police office and register your address and who all lives there. That of course would mean a constantly updated voter roll. But I can’t imagine such a requirement in the US.

    • abel

      Excellent idea.

    • Stev84

      Americans have this weird phobia about ID cards (like the next step is internment camps for everyone), but they are happy to have two dozen weird documents to ID themselves.

      • Adam King

        666! The Mark of the Beast! New World Order!!

      • Mark_in_MN

        I’m not happy about having to have multiple documents the “prove” my identity. I find it weird we feel the need to have any of them. No one or no dozen documents really proves identity anyway. It always comes down to you or someone saying that you are you. Just accept that the person in front of you is a person, that should be more than enough.

    • j.martindale

      The poor, especially elderly poor, don’t have the identification necessary to acquire IDs, nor do they sometimes have the finances to get the IDs, which are not free.

      • Adam King

        Nor the means of transportation to distant offices to obtain ID. A lot of states are closing down offices in rural areas “to save money.”

      • Katie

        Also, obtaining an ID usually requires driving somewhere, and many low-income people do not have cars or cannot afford to take time off work to do this.

        • Stev84

          In one state they made the ID laws more strict and then closed most DMV offices in black areas.

          • D. J.

            Alabama…surprise…not.

        • j.martindale

          Furthermore, getting copies of birth certificates or other relevant documentation is not a simple process. It is made intentionally difficult in this day and age of identity theft.

          • doninkansas

            and not cheap either. even if only $25, when you are an elderly person living on SS, that $25 might be what you need to buy one of your important medications or special foods.

        • In that case in those states maybe we should all volunteer to drive people who need a ride to the DMV and wait for them. It would mean taking a day to do that, but it would also mean they would get to vote. Yes, I know people are against that, but if the rules aren’t overturned in time for November’s election, this at least is a temporary way to help.

          • Librarykid

            But again, many rural people were born at home and never had a birth certificate, courthouses burned with the resulting loss of records and other things have happened to make coming up with the documents difficult to impossible so even if these people could get to the places where IDs are issued, they might not get IDs from states opposed to them voting.

          • I remember hearing about my grandmother signing up for social security. She of course didn’t have a birth certificate (if they even had those when she was born). She had other documents, of course. A marriage license (I still have that somewhere) but no way to prove exactly when she was born. But that was a long time ago.

            Is this still common for people not to have these documents? I’m not saying that to dismiss the problem for those that don’t. I’m just wondering if this is still much of an issue.

          • doninkansas

            My mom was that way and when it came time to collect social security it was a really big mess. The old country doc that delivered her filled out her paperwork wrong and filed it weeks after her birth. Both her name and birthdate were wrong and it took over a year to get things straightened out. It was not a simple or cheap affair to straighten out.

          • Silver_Witch

            we could make it fun too…i have room for 4 in my car!!

        • Smith_90125

          Compare that with Elections Canada which has its enumerators visit the homes of anyone not on the voting lists or sending voter registration forms to rural areas. The US seems intent on excluding as many as it can.

          Also of note, all Canadian citizens who are incarcerated in prisons can vote. They have time on their hands, tend to be well informed, and very willing to vote with one of the highest turnout rates among populations. And obviously, Canadian ex-cons outside of prison also have the right to vote.

          • exstitcher

            You know, Smith, I totally agree with Canada on incarcerated citizens. Here in the U.S., the right would go into shock followed by cardiac arrest if we tried to pass such a law. Because, of course, all felons *must* be Democrats. I think it’s BS.

            My fellow US citizens, is there any provision in the Constitution that says a citizen can be denied his or her right to vote due to the commission of a crime? I ask this seriously. I don’t have time to look it up right now.

          • Smith_90125

            Why does the US bars people from voting if they have a criminal record? It’s not because “criminals are democrats”. It’s because the US “legal system” deliberately targets non-white and poor people, and they generally are democrats. With enough criminal records doled out, the US could eliminate all the non-white people from the voting lists.

            While Canada gets it right on voting by people in prisons (*), the country completely fucks it up in another way. At the risk of sounding “me, me, me”, I haven’t voted in an election for almost a decade, and not because I don’t want to. 1.4 million Canadians like myself who are educated, white collar and have no criminal record (**) can not vote because we live abroad “too long”, according to a corrupt law.

            (* Note that I say people, not “felons” or “convicts”. I still see them as human beings…well, maybe not Robert Pickton.)

            (** Canadians with criminal convictions cannot get passports except with special exemptions from the government. The US will let anyone get a passport, even those released from prison for drug dealing, violent assault or manslaughter.)

          • exstitcher

            I was being facetious with the line that those incarcerated *must* be democrats. I wrote it that way because, in my opinion (and several higher courts apparently), voting laws in many states are structured to marginalize those most likely to vote Democratic.

            Social media really needs to develop a sarcasm font.

      • Reality.Bites

        What I don’t understand, and I’m sure it’s due to differences in the way things work here vs. the US, is that in Canada pretty much anyone with an address has government ID. You need it to have a bank account. To drive a car. You need it to get your (what’d you’d call) social security cheque and medicare benefits if over 65. I presume you need it to collect what used to be called food stamps and other government benefits.

        The only government ID I have that the poorest people I know wouldn’t also have are a passport and NEXUS card, which certainly aren’t of any extra use for voting.

        I’m not agreeing with voter ID laws or with the real intent behind them. I’m just wondering how many people they disenfranchise.

        • j.martindale

          What North Carolina is demanding is a picture State or Federal ID. In order to get one of those, most places require a copy of a birth certificate. Older, poorer, less educated people have trouble figuring out how to get that and how to afford it here in our state. I am a Ph.D. and needed a birth certificate copy for remarriage in North Carolina. I was born in California. It took me months to acquire it, finding the right people to request it from, and the proper documentation, and the necessary payment.

          • doninkansas

            and in many of those southern states, births were at home and with a midwife, not a doctor. the birth may not have been recorded. not to mention, getting a copy of your birth certificate isn’t cheap.

        • Stev84

          Americans seem to think that a universal government ID is the first step to fascism. Like if the government has some central record of you, you no longer have freedumb. It’s a completely irrational mindset and the consequences far outweigh the negatives of a national ID.

          And as you say, nowadays there are tons of databases people are registered in anyways.

          • Mark_in_MN

            You assume an ID system is even needed or beneficial. I don’t think it is and I don’t think it’s the first step to fascism. I just don’t think they are actually useful, prove much of anything, and demanding them gives in to fear and paranoia.

        • Randy Left Brooklyn

          A lot of elderly people who had a drivers license would simply not renew their license at a certain age if they were not driving anymore. Also, a lot of women never got driver’s licenses because their husbands did the driving.

          As issues associated with being in the country legally became more of a concern, the rules about getting photo id tightened up, and many older people simply get frustrated and decide to live without the id, as they have so little need for it. The places that would check id know them, so they do not ask for id. As you get older you stay closer to home and the familiar.

      • Librarykid

        Then the law need to be written to say that the government shall provide IDs, not that people have to produce them.

      • Gary Linsday

        The true cost to get an approved ID (travel time off work, proving identity etc.) IS greater than the poll taxes that were banned in the early sixties.

        • doninkansas

          As far as I am concerned, unless these states are providing these documents free and making them easily available, then this is nothing more than a poll tax used to keep undesirables from voting.

    • ChrisMorley

      I think it’s wierd than any ID at all is required. In Britain we just have to state our name and address.

      • avidreader

        So… what would prevent me from voting in place of my coworkers and relatives of the same gender? Provided I had the time and the will to drive to all of their voting places, of course.

        • ChrisMorley

          Nothing of course. But when they turn up they won’t be able to vote and formal complaints are likely. I’m not saying personation never happens but it is truly unusual.

          • avidreader

            I suppose there has to be a well-established voting tradition for this to work.

            I like the German efficiency of everyone being provided with a free ID. It comes in handy in lots of places and allows me to be processed easily by the clerks.

          • Mark_in_MN

            It really doesn’t happen here in the US, either.

        • Threat of arrest for vote fraud, that’s what.

        • It’s a felony? What keeps you from robbing banks or breaking into people’s houses?

      • LA Julian

        In some parts of the US it still is that way, or was until quite recently.

        • TrollopeReader

          I walk in, say ‘Hi’ ,,, remind them of my street number and get my ballot ,,,, they ask how my folks are doing ….

      • Of course you do. You sent all your religious wack jobs over here so you could have a civil society and we’re stuck with the walking toe fungi.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      In Canada, you show government-issued picture ID. With universal public health insurance, everyone has government-issued picture ID.

      In the US, Republican-led states have made it harder and harder to get government-issued picture ID, like closing DMVs in predominantly black towns in Alabama. There are also fewer polling stations in predominantly black districts.

      • Reality.Bites

        In Ontario an OHIP card is generally not recognized as valid ID. A Driver’s License is, and for people without one, there’s a free Ontario Photo ID card that can be used for proof of identity, age and residence.

        There are actually some OHIP cards still in circulation that aren’t photo IDs. My aunt still has one. I guess they figure even if she’s a fraud, she’s an affordable one.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          If memory serves, the photo on our medicare (RAMQ) card becomes optional after age 85. Otherwise, the photo is mandatory… and the card is renewed every 5 years.

    • Part of this assholery is that for decades a loud and ignorant segment of the American people have linked having “papers” to the stupidity of whatever is the latest form of identification being linked to “The Mark of the Beast.” (Echo: BEAST, Beast, beast . . . .) “I’m an American and I don’t have to show no stinking papers to prove who I am” — which works just fine until those uppity non-white American citizens want to go around being all citizeny and stuff. Now all these crackers are insisting that “those people” must have papers to prove who they are.

      It rains on the just and the unjust alike — but some people get to stay indoors during the rain while others are forced to go stand outside.

      • Robincho

        “The law in its majesty prohibits the rich as well as the poor from sleeping under bridges.”… — Anatole France

    • canoebum

      When you go to your polling place, they have a big binder with all the names, addresses and signatures of the voters of that district. The tables are usually run by your neighbors or others from your town, at least one of whom will recognize you on sight. You sign the book next to your previously recorded signature, and if they match, they give you a ballot. It’s worked that way for at least a century. As the old expression goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The incidents of in-person voter impersonation are vanishingly small. Most of the shenanigans are not voter fraud, but ELECTION fraud, of which the GOP has been the worst offender in recent decades. The voter ID fable is just a cover story to institute discrimination and give unfair advantage to the GOP by denying the right to vote.

      • Not once have I ever known anyone working at the polls.

        There’s no evidence of widespread voter fraud. These laws wouldn’t prevent that anyway since fake IDs are not that hard to get.

        • canoebum

          I live in a small town. But even if you live in a city, if you show up at the polls regularly, the folks who do that work will come to recognize you.

    • Does everyone in Norway have a national ID card?

      We don’t have anything like that. We use our state (not federal) issued driver’s licenses, but not everyone has one of those. You can get an ID from the same office, though. Mostly people do have a picture ID. (But not everyone. Note that when Alabama started requiring ID to vote, they at the same time closed down all the DMV offices in rural, majority black parts of the state. It was clear what the agenda was.)

      • zhera

        There’s no national ID card here, but debit cards with picture is so common I can’t imagine that there’s a problem. Acceptable ID’s are debit cards, driver’s licence, passport, ID issued by the post office, military ID, student ID, possibly more.

        • In the US photos on debit/credit cards are rare. (I don’t know why. My bank is Chase and they don’t even have a photo of me on file.) Most Americans don’t have passports, especially lower income ones (which is who we are talking about). And some states don’t take student IDs as a way of making it harder for young people to vote.

          • zhera

            It’s really fucking ridiculous that states can have that power. National ID, free of charge, to anyone who wants it. And it’s valid for all ID situations except international travel.

            Why is that so difficult?

          • Because of paranoia about the government on both the left and right. A national ID is not going to happen. Yes, we all have one anyway. Just no card. But a card would freak people out in irrational ways. Maybe you aren’t surrounded by people who believed that Jade Helm and other conspiracy nonsense but there are a lot of them and unlike moderates and liberals, they show up and vote.

    • NancyP

      That makes too much sense. The problem is that the Feds don’t hand out photo IDs for free, they rely on the states to provide properly documented driver’s licenses or other equivalent. Each state has different requirements, and they don’t make it convenient for non-driving poor people, old people, rural people, etc to get state photo IDs that serve the ID portion of the driver’s license (no driver’s test, no driver’s privileges). Note that getting the ID involves getting birth and marriage certificates – and there are some older people who were delivered by midwife at home and never had birth certificates. These older people are almost always black. People born in hospital have birth certificates filled out by the M.D. or hospital. Furthermore, people move across state lines all the time, and must obtain new driver’s licenses / new state ID each time. This costs time and money.

      It would make sense for the Feds to issue a free photo ID to each citizen, so that the confusion about drivers’ licenses doesn’t occur. The citizen would show the photo ID (with social security number providing exact ID printed on the photo ID) plus some other document that shows their current address, for example, a current utility bill or rent payment receipt. Why the proof of current address for a Presidential vote? The Presidential election process proceeds through the state electors, who are distributed in proportion to the population in the state (1 per Congressional district) and 2 electors per state corresponding to the Senate seats. Electoral college votes are awarded as Winner Takes All for each state. So it really matters where one casts a vote for President.

      Look, most U.S. CITIZENS are baffled by the Electoral College, so a Norwegian can’t be expected to intuit our system.

    • Mark_in_MN

      Personally, I don’t really see the use of a photo ID for much of anything, even to the point of wondering why we bother issuing them.

    • GeoffreyPS

      It messes with my head a bit too, and I live in the US and am a democrat. To me the underlying issue is that while ID is required, the state goes out of its way to make it difficult and costly for people who have never had one. I’d be much more tolerant of ID laws if there was no cost incurred by potential voters.

    • Josh Weinstein

      The worst problem is for elderly black people. When some of them were born, in the South, it was very common for the county offices to NOT register their births officially. So they have no birth certificates with which to obtain a photo ID. See, racism CAN have an effect even decades later. For many people living outside of major cities, it can be a 50 or 100 mile trip to a government office that issues ID and these places tend to only be open certain days of the week and have short hours on those days. So it is not easy for some people to get ID’s. And if you are poor, the $20 cost of license may be too much. When you are poor every dime counts. That $20 may have to go for food to feed the kids, or bus fare to work, or some other needed purpose. And there has been almost ZERO voter fraud in this country. They have investigated and found a total of 12 cases over a ten year period, nationwide. NOT twelve elections swayed. Twelve fraudulent VOTES. TOTAL!

    • Smith_90125

      I highly doubt that the Nordic population in Norway makes it intentionally difficult for the Lappish people to vote or exercise their rights. More likely, Norway goes out of its way to ensure that everyone is included, even the newest immigrants.

      The rape-ublicans in various US states intentionally create rules, policies and exorbitant fees to make it impossible for the poor to vote. Combine that with the racist policy of giving as many of the non-white population a criminal record as they can, and denying the right to vote to those with criminal records, and the rape-ublicans can really cut into the number of non-white voters.

    • CottonBlimp

      So you’ve never experienced the joy of the DMV? If you’ve ever wondered why so many hack American comedians whine about the DMV, let me tell you, it really is that horrible.

      They’re only open weekdays 9-5 (as in, when most people have to work) but don’t think you can just drop by on your lunch break. There is always a line that stretches literally out the door, no matter when you show up. At our DMV, it’s a 3 hour wait just to get to the counter, and it’s much worse in other places. Our DMV also lets you reserve an appointment (no less than a month away) so you only have to wait *1* hour in line.

      Because licenses are offered by the state and not the fed, the requirements for getting a license vary enormously. In Cali, it wasn’t too hard, but in other states, it means showing up with as many as 6 different kinds of proof of identity, including social security card and/or birth certificate. And how do you get a birth certificate or social security card, if your parents never kept yours? You need a drivers license.

      It really is insane that our federal government doesn’t offer an ID.

  • Adam King

    Racist homophobe can’t be a homophobe, and now he can’t be a racist either. What else is there to do? Maybe they could pass some legislation banning Mosques, or speaking Spanish or something.

    • canoebum

      What else is there to do? Wreak the environment.

  • abel

    McCrory’s sadz, raging or otherwise, are of great comfort. One of the best balms I know of, almost as good as Miss Tonette’s Bitter Tears of Bigotry. Pat really has damaged his state to the tune of BILLIONS, and I just hope the NC voters toss his ugly ass on the ash pile come November.

    • WeRTheSquirrels

      The COAL ash pile.

  • Michael Smith

    “photo IDs are required to purchase Sudafed” Well obviously that violates the 28th Amendment’s “No state shall restrict people from purchasing Sudafed” clause.

    • WeRTheSquirrels

      Also called the Smith Bros. Act.

    • Todd20036

      You know, I’m trying to maintain an honest crystal meth business and how am I supposed to do that with 2 packages a day? Seriously!

      • exstitcher

        You win.

      • BarleySinger

        Given that the big pharmaceutical companies keep getting caught selling Sudafed (and its precursors) by the boat load to known cartels… it is only the “mom and pop” meth cooks who lose out.

  • j.martindale

    Awwww. Unfortunately, it seems to leave in place one item that is going to cause enormous chaos at the ballot box. They are refusing to permit one check voting for the whole party ticket. You will have to mark each box for each candidate. Aside from the fact that this will be a nuisance, it will tie up lines in the cities where minorities predominate. People who can’t afford to wait in lines for hours will be discouraged. I just hope minorities realize how important downballot candidacies are, and that they don’t neglect to vote for people aside from the President. She won’t be able to do her job without a House and Senate to support her.

    • Tarik

      Don’t pretend minorities are the only ones who don’t have sense enough to vote downballot. There are plenty of… non-minorites who don’t understand the importance of voting for their own mayor (strong mayor city) or city manager (weak mayor city), let alone House and Senate members who write federal bills that the president signs into law.

      • BarleySinger

        Hell that’s how Pat Robertson got his candidate (Dubya) into the White house. Nobody pays attention to the low level elections.

        I’ve got an old magazine interview with the man, where he admitted that
        fundies are NOT a majority, and that the people do NOT like them, and he
        didn’t care because he had figured out that so few people vote in the
        small elections, you can take over the entire nation with only a
        minority on your side – one city council at a time. That is how the US got all those nut job fundies in school boards (pushing creationism), in county positions, then the states legislatures were grabbed, and then the US House, and then the Senate – then Dubya,

        By flooding every tiny election with Christian Coalition candidates and registering people at the churches, they took over the nation.

    • Silver_Witch

      Never heard of one check voting…it is pretty easy to check all the boxes on a ballot. I do it every election!

      • j.martindale

        straight party vote

        • Silver_Witch

          ahhh i see

  • Bryan

    Is there a GOP style guide for Twitter now, because he sounds exactly like Trump.

    • WeRTheSquirrels

      Gas emanating from the rectal cavity all sounds the same.

      • Bryan

        Poot.

        • Adam King

          Drummmmpph!

  • MrSkippy

    Hey Pat,

    The only one of those things that’s a guaranteed Constitutional Right is entering a Federal Court House.

    And when I did that last month I didn’t have to show a photo ID. I had to go through a body scan but they did not ask for ID.

    And aren’t you one of those same fucks that says requiring ID to buy a gun is UnConstitutional?

    You racist prick.

    • Octavio

      Yes. Yes, he is. Not to mention dumb.

      • Gil

        How about stupid and clueless …Dense, obstinate. self-destructive..

        • chasmader

          The problem is that he’s not dumb. Stupid yes. As in stupid enough to hitch his cart to morally bankrupt state party to keep and retain power. .

    • cowboyinbrla

      That said, when REAL ID is fully implemented, it may well be required to enter a federal courthouse. There is discussion of applying it to *all* federal facilities.

      • Robyn Ryan

        Those are the People’s buildings. Requiring an ID to enter is unconstitutional. Your access to the law can’t depend on having the right government issued paperwork.

        • cowboyinbrla

          Military bases are “the people’s buildings”, as are the Capitol and the White House. Try strolling into them.

    • Silver_Witch

      heart this!

  • AtticusP

    Sponge Bob sez…

  • Gregory Peterson

    Β‘Pobecito!

    • TuuxKabin

      pobre pedazo de mierda.

      • Paula

        Jajajajajajaja!

  • Reginald Thorkinson

    Moronic little bigot. The label fits like a glove.

  • avidreader

    So what do you show at the ballot if you don’t have an ID or a driver’s licence?

    • TuuxKabin

      In NYS all that’s required is your signature along side your signature from the last time you voted.

      • Gregory Peterson

        I’ve never been asked for an ID. I just sign next to my name.

      • Octavio

        That’s pretty much how most western states still do it. Although, there are pernicious forces about that want to change that process dramatically and they are all named Republican.

        • TuuxKabin

          Well, yeah. Appears they’re circling their wagons tighter and tighter as justice closes in on ’em. Makes me wanna HOLLER some times.

    • Your voter registration card, which should be ALL you need. And many states don’t even require that.

      Voter fraud is an almost entirely made-up problem cited by REPUBLICANS in a deliberate effort to suppress voting.

      • avidreader

        Oh, right, you have to register to vote, I forgot about that. The voter registration card sounds perfectly reasonable, provided it has a photo on it.

        • Stev84

          The Repubs know registration is required. Because they try to make that as hard as possible as well

    • greenmanTN

      Your voter registration card, which you can sign up for at libraries, post offices, or practically any government office… They have your name listed in this big ass book or database and they check you off for having voted so you can’t do it again.

      • avidreader

        Ah, great, that’s the answer I was looking for. That doesn’t sound too bad, actually.

        Surprising the Republicans don’t go after libraries and post offices as well.

        • greenmanTN

          You think they haven’t? The GOP has wanted to “privatize” the Post Office for years, AKA make mail service benefit themselves or their biggest donors, so they’ve put restrictions on the PO that they would NEVER do for a private business, yet complain that the PO isn’t profitable. And getting rid of libraries because they smell too much of “socialism.”

          I’m a librarian, and mostly I keep my mouth shut about this stuff, but one day I overheard our local Troll club, then men who are ALWAYS THERE on the computers, discussing whether Obama was more like Pol Pot, Stalin, or Hitler and I went OFF! “You bitch about paying taxes, but you are in here EVERY DAY on the Internet for HOURS at a time! You’re living partially off of Social Security, some of you on Disabilty, but you complain about the government. Who do you think is paying for all of that?!”

          They learned to keep their mouths shut around me after that, or at least whisper…

          • Barry S G

            You are lucky you didn’t get fired. I am a retired librarian and I know that if I had said anything even mildly like that, my ass would have been in a sling. This was a public library in one of the most conservative suburb counties of Atlanta.

          • greenmanTN

            Hey, they had asked my opinion more than once, previously, and I replied “I’m staying out of it.” But that day it just hit critical mass. But c’mon, “Is Obama more like Pol Pot, Stalin, or Hitler?” I had put up with homophobic comments (in general, not toward me) for MONTHS and that was the straw that broke the camel’s back,

          • avidreader

            Ah, fellow librarian! Well, now I’m embarrassed that I didn’t look up the answer myself.

            That’s the reason I don’t work in a public library; I could never put up with the lack of decorum. Even discreet but blatant sex in the study rooms is too much for me.

          • greenmanTN

            The stereotype of librarians is WAY off! Smart, funny, and little bit nasty,in my experience. The only day I truly dread is Children’s Story Day, because once they start running around and screaming I imagine wrapping their little heads in Saran Wrap…

          • “wrapping their little heads in Saran Wrap”

            So, you work in the Preservation Dept. eh?

          • greenmanTN

            It would have to be archival Saran Wrap of course…

            I have actually done Children’s Story Day (it’s just an hour or so when you read to kids, maybe with a few props, which given our budget you have to make yourself) and i wasn’t bad at it. It’s the running and screaming afterward I have a problem with. Then I’m like Miss Grundy from the Archie comics, if Miss Grundy was ever tempted to say, “Listen, you little shit…”

          • Reality.Bites

            I thought you’re just supposed to say Shh.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljCbNmoZrgU

    • lymis

      I’ve always had an ID, so I’ve never needed an alternate, but back in the day, you could show up at your voting location with two or more pieces of mail that had both your name and your address on them. The address had to match the one that was in their records. Then you were fine.

    • SoCalGal20

      In California you don’t show anything. It is illegal for a pollworker to request an ID to vote. You sign next to your name on the voter roll, attesting you are who you say you are.

  • D. J.

    Maybe he can get ChaChi & Antonio to perform at a Shakespeare Festival.

  • billbear1961

    Go to hell, you fascist POS!

  • ohbear1957

    Damn it! I thought I scraped that off my shoe this morning, but here he is again.

  • Blake J Butler

    There was a guy on Pornhub that did a webcam video who sort of reminds me of Mcrory. To be fair though the guy in the video was hot, not creepy like mccrory, having fun dildoing himself while watching porn. Must say he was quite the dad.

    Oh and to be on subject, McCrory should take note from the hot dad in the video i watched, and go fuck himself.

  • JaniceInToronto

    en banc review will be denied. This one isn’t even close.

    • Bruno

      I expect they’ll definitely request it at least and delay as much as possible. They’re hoping to get tRump’s Scalia II on the bench first.

      • Chucktech

        Didn’t the 4th Circuit enjoin the state from implementing this voter ID law? If so, they can delay all they want.

        • Bruno

          That’s true. They’d have to get a stay from SCOTUS.

  • Bruno

    “…he agreed w/Dem judges” Might that have something to do with the fact that he’s a Democrat?

  • Octavio

    Hmmmm . . a melt down? Did he melt into the stone floor of the Capitol like Margaret Hamilton? πŸ˜€

    • Tempus Fuggit

      I think it was more of a steam show with crackling effects, a la Wicked Witch. What a world, what a world.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Margaret Hamilton is the actress playing the Wicked Witch.

    • fuzzybits

      I’m sure the steam coming off that would be putrid.

  • shellback

    Am I the only one who just doesn’t get tweetles?

    • Octavio

      Nope. 99% of them make no sense to me. But then, I don’t participate in the tweeterverse thingy. Life is good. πŸ™‚

      • shellback

        With every passing day, and every comment you post, I like you more and more.

        • BlueberriesForMe

          When you look and sound like James Garner, you automatically win a prize :=).

      • Todd20036

        If tweeting isn’t something you do yo a blindfolded and poppered up bottom, I’m really not interested

  • MB
    • Tempus Fuggit

      KITTY!

    • Well, either he’s
      A) Not Real.
      B) Doesn’t care.
      C) You just don’t like the answer.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Either is a subjectively valid answer based on one’s belief system. The objective fact is that the law is discriminatory and shouldn’t be in effect for this coming election.

    • sam

      Waiting for the Citizens of his State to start paying the lawyers and court costs………….and continue paying as he advances his case

      • Mark Cohen

        That is what they do…pass these unconstitutional discriminatory laws, they know they will lose eventually, but they figure that they can get temporary advantage and stall the reversal long enough and the fact that everyone even the laws opponents gets stuck with the costs not them personal is a twofer.

  • Paula

    Join in, Pat.

  • MB
  • MB

    In celebration for the rights of All Common Men
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mM46lVVarg

  • D. J.

    It’s next to impossible to replace a lost driver’s license now. They wanted 2 photo ID’s. I had my passport, but my wallet was on the bottom of the lake. I had an original SS Card, Certified Birth Certificate and they were still giving me shit. Not to mention my photo was in their system from the last time I renewed.
    Blanche was having a seriously bad day.

  • Bill

    Bitch be havin’ a bad year, ya’ll.

  • Fine, Pat, then you set up a bunch of mobile voter registration vans where people are met at their homes or places of employment and given a FREE, STATE-ISSUED voter registration card.

    As soon as you make people take time off and drive to a DMV for an ID, you are imposing a poll tax, which is illegal. As soon as you charge even a dime for that ID card, you are imposing a poll tax, which is illegal. As soon as you make people pay money to acquire documentation, such as birth certificates or other proofs of being an American citizen, you are imposing a poll tax, which is illegal.

    The only undermining of America’s democratic republic has been from REPUBLICANS working very deliberately — as this case here showed — to suppress votes on the basis of both race and party affiliation. Which is illegal, not to mention grossly unAmerican. Voter fraud? A ‘crisis’ which was manufactured out of nothing — because there is no statistically significant voter fraud in America — for no other reason than to give Republicans unfair, undemocratic advantages in elections.

  • Mike C

    Georgesoros! Georgesoros! Georgesoros!

  • Stev84

    The most foolproof way to register voters is using population registries to automatically send documents to everyone. People don’t have to do anything and election participation likely goes up. Especially when combined with voting per mail.

    But you can’t have population registries in the US, because obviously the government would immediately become totalitarian and put everyone in camps. Like they couldn’t track you down now if they want to. There are already plenty of databases people end up in for various reasons.

    • Reality.Bites

      In Canada one of the questions on the tax form is whether you consent to have your information used to add you to the voter’s list.

      Elections Canada (see the Elections Canada page in the tax guide for details or visit http://www.elections.ca)

      A) Are you a Canadian citizen? …………………………………………………………………. Yes 1 No 2

      Answer the following question only if you are a Canadian citizen.

      B) As a Canadian citizen, do you authorize the Canada Revenue Agency to give your name, address, date of birth, and citizenship to Elections Canada to update the National Register of Electors? . . . . . . Yes 1 No 2

      Your authorization is valid until you file your next return. Your information will only be used for purposes permitted under the Canada Elections Act, which include sharing the information with provincial/territorial election agencies, members of Parliament, and registered political parties, as well as candidates at election time.

      So with very little trouble in Canada they have the information on the vast majority of voters – information that of course the government already had.

      • John T

        Oregon does this on driver’s license forms, on paper and online. Super easy to just check the box that says “register to vote” and you don’t have to fill anything else out except if you want to have a party affiliation. This “motor voter” convenience, along with vote-by-mail, means that Oregon has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country.

        I like to brag about how we do it here because it’s just so head-desk mind-bogglingly stupid that hardly any other states do it this way too. It’s obvious that states intentionally set hurdles for voters to jump over to make voting more difficult for certain classes of people, and it just so happens that these hurdles disproportionately affect people of color.

        I’m not sure why it’s not considered acceptably polite to use the R-word in the mainstream media, even though everybody knows that yes, these voter ID policies are RACIST. There ways to make voting regulations less racist but states refuse to implement them because they are led by RACISTS who were voted in by RACISTS. It’s the biggest elephant in the room.

  • delk

    Pat, do you see the line?

    The one that more and more people are crossing to be on the other side of you?
    Get a hint, your time has passed.

  • greenmanTN

    How about instead of “Sadz” we call it Poutz? Like pouting after being called on your shit?

    • The putz has the poutz.

      • Homo Erectus

        ..

  • Buford

    God, I can’t stand the assholery of people like McCrory who simply refuse to acknowledge the documented fact that millions of legal US citizens live full, productive, meaningful lives without ever obtaining a govt-issued photo ID.

  • MB
    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      His god is praised for abandoning his bigotry and racism. Rich.

  • Gigi

    Appeal all you want, asshole. The law was discriminatory and no amount of crying and stomping your feet will change this decision.

  • John Masters

    “Democrat judges are undermining the integrity of our elections…” Uh, no, I think that was a Republican State Legislator that was voting in both North and South Carolina that was undermining the integrity of your elections, and he used a photo ID in both places. #Dumbass

    • This isn’t directed at you, John….

      It’s DemocratIC you fucking moron!

      There. Better now. Motherfuckers.

      • KarenAtFOH

        This!!! Thank you very much.

  • greenmanTN

    The key words in that opinion are that it was a “surgically precise” attempt to disenfranchise black voters, that attempted to fix “problems” for which they could present no evidence actually existed. Not unlike NC’s bathroom bill, which purported to “fix” the problem of transgender people molesting women or children in bathrooms, despite there being NO evidence that has ever happened.

    It’s Republican 101. Let’s make up a fake issue and whip up our base, because it plays on their worse fears.

    • Homo Erectus

      It’s just like jezus – make up sins and then provide forgiveness.

    • I think this backfired on the GOP in 2008 and 2012. Everyone knows that Americans HATE being told what to do and even more we hate being told what we CAN’T do. So as soon as they started making it harder for African Americans to vote…they came out in record numbers! I wondered what it would take to get people to the polls and now we know. Tell them we don’t want them to vote. Damn. Now if we’d only thought of that in 2000 and 2004.

      • greenmanTN

        I think you have a point. Remember the news stories about people having to wait in huge (YUUUUGE) lines and wait hours to vote in the last election? The real story there was that they were WILLING to wait hours to vote and have their voice heard, despite the ridiculous limitations the GOP was hoping would prevent them from voting.

        But it is ridiculous when one of your party’s strategies in a supposedly democratic government is “if we could just prevent people from voting we could win!”

        • I think I waited 15 minutes at the most to vote in 2012. It’s a mostly white district in a mid-size city. There’s no reason anyone should have been in lines that long. I was so proud of those people for waiting though. Again, I don’t think they would have been willing to do that if it hadn’t been so clear that it was intentionally done to discourage them from voting.

          I also remember saying to a colleague the day after that I’d been waiting my whole life (I had just turned 50) for black people to realize that voting really does make a difference. And in 2008 and again in 2012 they did show up in record numbers and it DID make a difference. I hope they never forget that. I hope everyone remembers that.

      • Traxley Launderette

        “We don’t look to be ruled.”

        — Barak Obama, July 27, 2016.

  • ceeenbee

    “McCrory will likely demand an en banc review at the Fourth Circuit.”

    Demand away, asshole!

  • Blobby

    and you need an ID to get into the RNC convention too – dickwad.

  • Poor old Pat having another bad day, what a shame – NOT. Its tough being bigot in America these days.

  • Sashineb

    Yippee!! What terrific news for the start of the weekend.

  • Jim

    But Pat, when a bank asks for your ID, the bank isn’t trying to deny you your money. It just wants to make sure that you are entitled to the money. You want to obstruct black citizens from voting against you and your Republican cronies because you know that they’ll kick your ass out into the street. Your appeal will fail. And black voters are coming to get you in November. Revenge is sweeter than honey. Bye, bye.

    • RoFaWh

      Let’s give ol’ Pat some real nightmares:

      Look out, Pat, those black dudes are coming for all the white women.

  • He sounds more like a whiney little titty baby than a state’s governor. Remember Gov. Potty, if you’re whining you’re not sucking the milk out of that teat and you’ll end up hungry.

    • Robert Conner

      All sons-of-the- South Neo-Confederates are whiney ass pussyhole bitches.

  • RealityBass

    Maybe I’m being picky, but I don’t think the right to to purchase Sudafed, cash a check, board an airplane, enter a federal courtroom… or even pick up your credentials at the Democratic National Convention are Constitutionally protected.

    • Rillion

      Public trials and being able to attend them is protected in the Constitution.

      • RealityBass

        Maybe you’re right, but certainly there are no campaigns to deny certain populations equal access to Sudafed, etc.

        • Rillion

          Um. There is a very active campaign to deny a certain population access to Sudafed…the population that wants to use it to make meth. πŸ˜‰

  • billbear1961

    Is it likely that a stay of this decision will be granted by the 4th or by SCOTUS while it is under appeal??

  • olandp

    Hey Patty, purchasing Sudafed, cashing a check, boarding an airplane, entering a federal
    courtroom… or even picking up your credentials at the Democratic National
    Convention are not Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Voting is.

    • Rillion

      Actually entering a federal courtroom is a constitutional right.

  • customartist

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer Asshole

  • kaydenpat

    Hopefully he’s gotten some pushback for those ridiculous tweets. He’s just angry that his racism got called out.

    • Lakeview Bob

      Who is that fine looking fellow on your avatar?

      • kaydenpat

        In honor of my Boxer. Thanks.

  • Homo Erectus

    Can the citizens of NC afford all the lawsuits and appeals? Is there anything they would prefer to spend their money on?

    • boatboy_srq

      Almost certainly not; however there are plenty of schools and parks for them to sell, and I’m sure some firm will be happy to charge them to drive on their used-to-be-freeways.

  • bkmn

    Get used to losing in court you son of a baitch.

    • Traxley Launderette

      Call Liberty Council for tips and tricks on how they handle it. They’re quite experienced at losing.

  • adamj2013

    Voting at a convention isn’t a constitutional right.

    • TimJ

      Neither, unfortunately, is voting in any election. Time for a Constitutional amendment.

      • adamj2013

        True. There is no explicit right, but there are amendments about not restricting voting. I guess that is where I just assumed there was an overall right. Thanks. πŸ™‚

  • US citizens have an explicit right to vote. It’s not implied in the Constitution somewhere or something that grew out of a series of court decisions. We have that right. Any attempt to limit or restrict that right needs to withstand a high level of scrutiny as to the reason that right is being restricted or denied.

    Yes, people had to show credentials to get into the convention. I also doubt there were many people poor people there either. No one has a right to go to a political convention. Most citizens will never attend one. Not even a state one. But we all have a right to vote.

    He’s grasping at straws but what really happened is that the judges saw through the state’s bullshit. The laws like this are designed to make it harder for poor people, mostly black and latino people, to vote. So yeah, that’s unconstitutional. now if he has evidence that people are voting illegally he should turn that over so those folks can be prosecuted. Other than that, this is complete BS, which we all already knew.

    • Rillion

      Meh, it is surprising how not explicit the right to vote is in the Constitution. If it were as obvious as you say the Constitution would not contain two Amendments that explicitly expand that right to women and people over the age of 18. Plus there was the voting rights act, a recently gutted statute that protected voting rights which would seem to be unnecessary if the right to vote were as explicit as you claim. Technically the Constitution protects only the right to a representative form of government, the exact parameters of which was left up to states.

  • John

    Clearly, he took Trump’s class in how to act outraged at Trump U.

  • bob

    Will he bankrupt the state to defend this crap ?

    • Traxley Launderette

      Snyder and Schuette cost us over two million in legal fees they paid the plaintiff when their “defense” against marriage equality crashed and burned last year.

      So, yeah.

      • Brian Burleson

        I grew up in MI and it has saddened me to watch it turn into a third world hell hole. Between Flint, the road fiasco and it being taken over by the “Amwayites’. I just shake my head and ignore my older brother’s FB post.

        • Traxley Launderette

          Good news.

          The Amway influence is being mitigated as west Michigan becomes more diversified, and Detroit becomes a new frontier for small businesses.

          Also, watch these names: Gretchen Witmer (of East Lansing), and Dan Kildea (of Flint). They’re gearing up to take down Schuette in the next gubernatorial race. My money’s on Witmer. She has no fucks to give, has a great public persona, comes across like your best friend’s mom, and she knows her shit. Huge LGBT ally. I absolutely love her.

    • Robert Conner

      Yes. Gladly.

  • Richard B

    Now that the bigoted governor re-election strategy has been thwarted, he is on his way out the door this fall.

    • Homo Erectus

      We barely knew ye.

  • Homo Erectus

    My official ballot was in my mailbox when I got home last night. I already filled it out and returned it. Why does it have to be more difficult than that? (Reminder: The Florida Primary is August 30th and we get to chose between Marco Rubio and Alan Grayson for US Senate. Let’s make Rubio a 2 time loser this year!).

    • Hank

      I put my ballot in the mail, this afternoon! I want Grayson, but in the FTL area, the TV ads have Obama backing Murphy! ;( No matter who, I AM voting BLUE!!!

      • Corsair Tact

        I’m off Grayson now. Murphy may be blue dog but he’s not crazy.

        • Brian Burleson

          I am not in FL so I really don’t have a say but AG’s recent behavior and his bad press / domestic violence allegation bothers me, A LOT.

    • djcoastermark

      I’m holding off sending mine in because in my area of Fla there are several judges running for election and I really need to do some research on a few of them before I vote. One I am sure to vote for as his history is representing victims of domestic violence as a lawyer. (plus he is very liberal and shows up at many LGBT events)

      • Homo Erectus

        I’d do him.

  • Hank

    NC Rethuglicans: Racists and Homophobes.

  • tcinsf

    Delete your account.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Follow the money trail. Let’s find out how deep into the pocket of Citizens United, the Koch Brothers and various superpacs. Im sure he got a couple of offshore accounts under his wife or some other family’s name.

  • sherman

    And another state:

    Kansas judge temporarily blocks Kobach voting rule days before election

    A Shawnee County District Court judge ruled Friday afternoon that the votes of 17,500 people whose registrations had been questioned will be counted in Tuesday’s primary.

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article92683522.html

    • Traxley Launderette

      SPLODEY HEADS!!!

  • Ninja0980

    Buying beer, going to an airport, driving a car aren’t rights covered by the Constitution.
    Voting however is and forcing people to pay money in order to get the “free” idea in order to vote is a poll tax and will not stand.

  • Ninja0980
    • SoCalGal20
      • DaddyRay

        So now that makes TX, WI, NC & KS
        Are there any others that have struck down that I missed?

    • Traxley Launderette

      MOAR SPLODEY HEADS!!!

    • KnownDonorDad

      Those black-robed tyrants are letting more people vote!

  • DesertSun59

    They always trot out the name Soros. He has nothing to do with this.

    • Traxley Launderette

      He’s the head of the Buildabear Group.

  • SoCalGal20

    He obviously attended the Donald J. Trump School of Tweeting.

  • aar9n

    You need get an ID to vote but shouldn’t need a background check to buy a gun. Well that makes sense

    • Traxley Launderette

      Because God-fearing Republicans know that a good guy with a vote can be lethal.

    • Stev84

      In some places you can use a gun permit as ID

  • Traxley Launderette

  • Traxley Launderette

    SUCK IT, you apoplectic, dull-witted proboscis monkey!!!

  • Rob

    He can’t demand anything. He can request review. Neither Court is obligated to grant that request.

  • Brianna AmorΓ©

    Jesus Pat. Just man up and admit defeat already before you really make a fool of yourself.

    • SoCalGal20

      I think it’s a little late for that.

  • BillTheCat45

    He will fail at both courts. Guaranteed.

  • Robert Conner

    Pattycakes McCrory has apparently decided to waste as much tax payer money as humanly possible. Possibly this will make some difference when he tries to get reelected.

  • justmeeeee

    By the time he gets to the Supreme Court, there should be two or three new Democratic appointees. Should be fun.

    • John T

      I’m looking forward to a juicy majority opinion written by Justice Sotomayor.

  • Sam_Handwich

    i am not an expert. i’m an amateur court watcher on civil rights litigation. today’s CA4 ruling is the most SCATHING i’ve ever read – directed equally at the trial court judge and the NC legislature and Gov. it’s really remarkable

  • JCF
  • empidonax_road

    ‘Yet photo IDs are required to purchase Sudafed, cash a check, board an
    airplane, enter a federal courtroom… or even pick up your credentials at
    the Democratic National Convention!’

    They always make these arguments without acknowledging that voting is one of the most fundamental – maybe *the* most fundamental – right in a democratic system. Buying Sudafed doesn’t come close. To limit a right that fundamental requires extraordinary compelling interest, a bar that ‘I don’t like your kind’ doesn’t come close to clearing.

  • LEE L HALL

    Bye bye paddy boy mccorkier eventually the citizen have gotten tired of your lying an corrupting way along with your states legislature ypu are all doomed come November the 3rd if voting date hasn’t been change an just think citizens will not have to show no fuckING voter I.D either .so fuck you governor

  • LEE L HALL

    I think paddy boy needs to go to jail just as Bob McDonald should have done so on Virginia for all of your are corrupt an crooked bastards in my opinion

  • John T

    Stores are required to check ID for Sudafed because some people misuse the Sudafed illegally to make addictive and body-destroying drugs in meth labs that leave behind environmentally disastrous contamination.

    So, McCrory is comparing black people voting to tweakers cooking meth. Black people, by voting, are misusing the electoral system and making a dangerous mess, so we better try to mitigate that by checking their IDs.

    What a fucking racist asshole. The people of North Carolina ought to be ashamed that McCrory represents them.

  • rednekokie

    He can appeal all he wants, but they won’t take place until AFTER the election.
    Mark up one for the right side!!!

  • fuzzybits
  • Curt B

    I will give you a perfect example. My father was born in rural Hookerton North Carolina in 1928. During that time period birth & death records for β€œcoloreds” were poorly written and/or maintained. Further, North Carolina decided not review birth & death records of African Americans when records went digitized in the early 80’s.

    So about 5 years ago, I took my father on a Cruise. We had to get an original copy of his Birth Certificate. The original (which I still have) would not be accepted with his Passport application. Note: Both parents must be listed on the birth certificate, which back in 1928 did not happen.

    This is where things went downhill. So I had to take my father 67 miles to Greenville, NC. to fill out the request for a new Birth Certificate. Found out that the county records office doesn’t accept applications and that we had to go to the State Vital Records (thanks to the a Republican Legislature that closed county offices in primarily rural Black areas). So we drove another 50 miles to Raleigh. By the time we got their Vital Records was already closed. So drove back to Hookerton.

    The next day we drove back to Raleigh and filled out the application only to find out my Dad needed β€œAdditional documentation” to prove his identity. This despite having the original birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card and his Military veterans card. So drove back to Hookerton.

    I had to return home to Jersey, so round 3 happen several weeks later. Round 3, I traveled back to NC and then drove 117 miles to Raleigh. We were finally able to submit the application. A few weeks later, my Dad gets a letter from Vital Records indicating they require additional information on his birth β€œas the records of his birth cannot identify the mother & father”. I travelled back to NC to do some research and obtained a copy of the Vital Birth record from microfiche. Needless to say the records were barely readable. Nevertheless, I pulled US Census records from 1930 & 1940 and submitted them to Vital Records (You would think they would do the same thing, right!!).

    So now, 5 months after starting this process we were finally able to get my Dad’s birth certificate. Four weeks later he had his Passport. Now, let’s recap. Two trips from Jersey to NC (1200 miles). Six trips between Hookerton, Greenville and Raleigh (1000+ miles). Three months of obtaining the right documentation and mountains of stress on an 84-year-old man.

    Now they want to improve this Voter ID law but don’t want to fix the underlining problems most older Africans Americans face in obtaining the necessary ID and documentation. Unfortunately, this is the norm not the exception. My uncles (who also live in Rocky Mount, NC) all had similar experiences. Luckily, my family had the means and the ability to weed through this crazy process. Imagine those who do not…

    • BockMcMillan

      That sounds like a horrible Kafkaesque nightmare and would be an embarrassment to any other Western democracy.

    • djcoastermark

      What an awful boatload of carp you had to deal with. There should be no way anybody need go through all that.

  • BockMcMillan

    O Joe, Joe, don’t think I cannot see what you did there… but I must agree “NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Melts Down After Federal Court Overturns Racist Voter ID Law” sounds like a more legit post title than “Racist Loser GOP Governor Cries Like A Titty Baby”

  • ktorch

    Just saying, but the prefect time to get a photo ID to vote is when you reregister to vote. I haven’t heard anyone mention that. Our photo should be on our voters registration card.

    • djcoastermark

      I can never understand why I get a new voter registration card every few years yet when I go to the polls to vote I an told the voter registration card is not an acceptable form of identification. (and you need 2 pieces to verify 1,your name and 2nd your address. If the voter ID card is not accepted, why in the heck is it even issued? What purpose does it even serve?

  • Alex Klebenow

    ummm hey Patty McCrappy… NONE of the examples you gave for things you need an ID for are Constitutionally GUARANTEED rights for ALL Americans.
    So why not go into a restroom with a ChristoFascist preacher, and get over yourself!!!
    ALL Americans have rights, and the fact that you cannot STAND that, does not mean that you get to deny us our rights!!!

    • Rillion

      We actually have the right to attend court proceedings…

  • Mark_in_MN

    A photo ID should be required for none of the things he lists.

  • Old Top Kick

    With Scalia pushing up daisies the best he’ll get at SCOTUS is a 4-4 split, leaving the lower court ruling intact.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    None of the things he lists are constitutionally protected things. As far as I know there is nothing in the constitution about being able to buy sudafed. There is a constitutional guarantee to vote.

    • Rillion

      Ugh, everyone keeps making the same mistake. One of the things he listed does actually enjoy some protection.

  • Robert Adams

    “purchase Sudafed, cash a check, board an airplane, enter a federal courtroom… or even pick up your credentials at the Democratic National Convention!”

    I checked my copy of the Constitution. I don’t see any of the above designated as a Civil Right.

    • Rillion

      Check again. You might want to ask yourself, if a defendent is Constitutionally guaranteed the right to a public trial, can a defendant have a public trial if the public can be totally barred from entering a federal courthouse? Also can the press be barred or does that violate the first amendment?

  • JerryRich

    Some State and Federal judges are now wise to what the Repubs are up to. I believe the current 4-4 Supreme Court will back them up.

  • Alicetwalden

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  • Rocco

    Anything that makes this entitled POS rage automatically makes me happy. He’s a Tar Heel fan? I love Duke all the sudden, especially after Coach K spoke out against HB 2. Eat dirt, asshole.

  • greenmanTN

    Sucks to be your isn’t it, you homophobic, racist piece of shit.

  • Gianni

    He’s upset? So sad for you, prick. You and that dumb-assed legislature made it a little too obvious to the court just what you were trying to do. I have nothing against photo ID for voting, BUT, at the same time that a state enacts such legislation it should be prepared to put in place the mechanics to guarantee that every registered voter can obtain the required ID with all due speed and ease. You guys were trying to limit the voting abilities of select groups of voter by making it almost impossible to have/get the approved ID. Naughty boys!

  • Jenniferrcastillo2

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  • anne marie in philly

    awwwwwwwwwww, he haz da sadz – GOOD! h8 will NOT triumph, you white male POS!

  • Mark

    Oh damn! That bright light is a train….

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    God Bless America and the south loses again.

  • Michael Hampton

    Isn’t taking bad news gracefully part of that “personal responsibility” that republicans are always going on and on about?

  • jim

    He’s a racist homophobe bigot ,.

  • Eric in Oakland

    “@RoyCooperNC was supposed to defend #NCVoerID but he agreed w/ Dem judges. He was supposed to defend us!

    He’s not supposed to defend McCrory or the Republican elite, he’s supposed to defend the rights of the citizens of his state. Which he did.

  • Smith_90125

    McCreepy shouldn’t worry. Trump and the rape-ublican redshirts will be more than happy to carry guns on the streets, block roads and harass or shoot non-white people who try to vote.

  • pangelboy

    I have never wanted to punch someone in the face more than this guy. He’s a homophobic, racist, and xenophobic bully and a bigot. Can’t wait until NC gets rid of him for costing their state so much.

  • Lots of people in NC are bigots anyway. Our governor, the jackass in this article, has made it almost impossible to get unemployment and if you qualify it is set up to force you into low wage jobs just to get you off the program. He also reduced the benefit amount…McCrory is a scumbag and I hope he has a slow, extremely painful heart attack and passes away thereby making the world a better place.

  • Robyn Ryan

    So he believes you can’t exercise your Constitional rights if you don’t have the proper government issue papers. Got it.

  • Dave Gibbs

    Let see this guy’s KKK ID.

  • kramartini

    The 4th Circuit stepped over the line by ignoring a 500 page district court decision and instead choosing to gratuitously insult the people of North Carolina.