President Obama is campaigning across Colorado this week. To get tickets to the event, the campaign requires photo ID. Yet in an ironic twist, Obama's own Justice Department has sued Texas over its new law requiring photo ID to vote.
The message that sends: To see Obama speak you need to prove who you are, but to vote for him, don't worry about it.
Of course, Obama has always been a much better speaker than leader, so it kind of makes sense.
From an AP article back in March:
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department's civil rights division on Monday objected to a new photo ID requirement for voters in Texas because many Hispanic voters lack state-issued identification.
Texas follows South Carolina as the second state in recent months to become embroiled in a court battle with the Justice Department over new photo ID requirements for voters.
If the Obama campaign were to take the Obama Justice Department's legal reasoning and apply it to its Colorado events, would it be saying that it is okay with disenfranchising Hispanic residents of Colorado?
Of course the Obama campaign is likely to argue the photo ID mandate for its events has to do with Obama's security, but wouldn't that then be admitting that security of elections is not important?