I read on Betsy's Page that Kinston, North Carolina has voted to make it's local elections non-partisan, but the Obama justice department has overruled the will of the majority, stating that "Removing the partisan cue in municipal elections will, in all likelihood, eliminate the single factor that allows black candidates to be elected to office."
How insulting is that? Apparently, Blacks can't be elected on their ideas and qualifications. They need to have a little "D" after their names so that (presumably) other Blacks will have a "cue" as to who they should vote for.
It's outrageous that the feds have the authority to override a local election. Apparently, they can do so due to an artifact of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This act needs to be amended to make Washington mind it's own business.
It's even more outrageous given that the proposal "won a majority in seven of the city's nine black-majority voting precincts and both of its white-majority precincts." I guess those po' Black folks just don't know what's good for them. They need Big Government to think for them and tell them what's what. This is disgustingly insulting and racist.
So much for Obama being the "post-racial president."