We are all familiar with William Barber’s frequent attacks on anyone who supports voter ID. WRAL reported on Freshman Representative Michael Speciale's, R-3, letter responding to one of Barber's hate filled emails to legislators.
I really have nothing to add to Speciale's letter (see below) because he says it all.
From: Rep. Michael Speciale <Michael.Speciale@ncleg.net>
Date: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Subject: RE: NC NAACP Statement as Read at Morning News Conference on Voter Suppression
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is as insulting a diatribe as I have seen in years. The NAACP has a proud history of working on behalf of black Americans to address the problems of society directed at them. You tarnish that with your racist diatribes and your race-baiting attitude. The photo requirement to vote is to prove that one is who they say they are. Nowhere in anyone’s minds but yours and your fellow race-opportunists is race, ethnic background, or color of one’s skin mentioned, insinuated or inferred regarding the proposed voter ID laws.
You do minorities and the elderly a disservice when you assume that they are incapable or incompetent to the point that they cannot provide a photo ID to vote. Photo ID’s are required in nearly every aspect of American life, and most Americans over the age of 16 have some form of photo ID. Your talking points make no sense, as you ramble on with Constitutional phrases to give an impression that you know what you are talking about, and it is apparent that you are grasping at straws. Your attempts to make minorities and the elderly believe that they are victims in this effort is contrary to common sense but apparently necessary to your economic survival
Your comments, both today and in the past are racist and inappropriate, therefore, I request that you remove me from your email list.