March 8, 2015 8:00 pm -


Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama had made a mistake by talking about voter ID during his speech in Selma over the weekend. “Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote,” the president…


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D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

18 responses to WSJ Columnist: Obama Ruined Selma Speech By Mentioning Voter ID

  1. arc99 March 8th, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Obviously it is not surprising that some right wing gasbag had to find fault with the President’s speech in Selma. This is how right wing gasbags earn their paychecks. The President must always be criticized whether he is making a video telling children to work hard and stay in school, or if he is speaking at the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal events defining race relations in our country. Right wing gasbags can never simply say, well done Mr. President. OK, so fine and dandy, I know the ground rules in that regard.

    However in this particular instance, I am somewhat surprised by the breathtaking cluelessness of this particular gasbag as she says not a word about the conservative efforts to dismantle the Voting Rights Act which was passed by Congress and signed by LBJ as a direct result of the Selma march.

    I am not even going to bother scrolling back up to see the name of this woman. She is not worthy my time. I will only say that Ms. whomever the hell you are, conservatives are busily working to ruin the signature achievement of the march that we commemorated yesterday, so with all due respect, go f*ck yourself.

    • Carla Akins March 8th, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      breathtaking cluelessness barely begins to cover it.

  2. OldLefty March 8th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Sometimes you have to know when to just stop talking.

  3. granpa.usthai March 8th, 2015 at 8:34 pm


    was he suppose to wait for the RepubliCONs to bring it up in 2016?

    like they’re really wanting to make it simple for people to vote?

  4. bpollen March 8th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    It’s so horrible of Obama to bring up voting rights when we here at Fox are busy ignoring the commemoration of a historic march for voting rights! And now, back to our regularly scheduled bigotry and misrepresentation….

    • whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      what part of that don’t these people comprehend? they don’t like that his speeches include facts.

  5. jybarz March 8th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    You are the one who made a stupid mistake, dumbass lady. Do you think that President Obama should have talked about the weather instead? How did you become a columnist?

  6. whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    … beautiful!!!!

    • whatthe46 March 8th, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      conservatives are losing their sh’t over this picture… because “bush” isn’t in it. DAMN!!! our president can’t even take a fk’n picture w/o being pi&&y.

  7. Hirightnow March 8th, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    I know it’s wrong to feel this way, but it would be so satisfying to see someone just slap her upside her head and yell “WRONG!” right in her face.
    I ask for understanding.

    • whatthe46 March 9th, 2015 at 12:27 am

      its ok. i’d like to join in, just to do a double slap…

    • fahvel March 9th, 2015 at 5:07 am

      you’ll get help from across the sea if you need it.

  8. fahvel March 9th, 2015 at 5:07 am

    is it a bad hair blonde problem or do these folks see the writing on the wall – “I am a bad student and writer so maybe I should adopt the roll of asshole reporter, shake things up and get on TV.”

  9. William March 9th, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Tune in tonight for the Fox news special. Selma, 50 years ago, the real story.

  10. Roctuna March 9th, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I’ve noticed that “high voter turnout” meme in many right wing claims lately. Anyone know which dark place they’re pulling that from? Obe the Researcher, got any ideas?

  11. Suzanne McFly March 9th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    faux entertainment is hardly the place anyone that supported President Obama would go to hear their version of events. It would be hard for me to believe anyone who voted for Obama would have on this channel for anything other than wondering what the “other side” thinks. The hate is so damn rabid, anything positive our President has done will not be acknowledged and if anything, their stance that the voter ID should not be included in his speech simply validates that it definitely should of been.

  12. Warman1138 March 9th, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I think it would be interesting to experience a day, just a single day that wasn’t used as an opportunity to make a dig at the president.

    • William March 9th, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Good luck with that one.