If you want to make friends with someone, it’s generally not a good idea to drop a baseless lawsuit on them.
The NAACP has decided to file suit against the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission.
Would this generally be a good idea to do when you have invited the most powerful man in the world to speak at your convention?
Not surprisingly, Trump is not in the mood to fulfill this obligation after such an attack—so he shocked them by turning them down altogether.
Western Journalism reports that NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell sees this action as a slap in the face.
“During his campaign, President Trump asked us ‘what do you have to lose?’” Russell said. “We get the message loud and clear. The president’s decision today underscores the harsh fact: We have lost — we’ve lost the will of the current administration to listen to issues facing the black community.”
Russell labeled Trump’s decision a “historic departure from past presidents’ engagements with the association” because during their terms, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan addressed the NAACP.
To flip the script on Russell for a moment, exactly what do you have to gain by dropping a lawsuit that amounts to a colossal waste of time and resources?
Outside of stoking unnecessary fears and increasing the divide even further, not a whole lot.
The lawsuit said the actions of the commission “have already had a chilling effect on black and Latino voters. Some voters have taken the extraordinary step of unregistering, and black and Latino voters in particular have reported well-founded fears of being targeted for false allegations of voter fraud and of being retaliated against for their political affiliation.”
If you’re vigorously scratching your head right about now, you’re not alone. This is a blatant display of some incomprehensible logic, and there’s nothing more to see here.
If a voter is legally registered, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. Zero. Nada. Nilch.
The Trump administration is merely trying to ensure that state voter rolls are up to snuff. Period. End of story.
To try to spin those efforts as somehow being nefarious is nothing short of irresponsible. If there’s nothing to hide, why be so defensive about it?
That sound you hear is crickets, as there’s no valid answer to that simple question.
Source: Western Journalism