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Top Voting Rights Overreactions

The Supreme Court’s decision earlier this morning to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act immediately brought on a media hailstorm. Liberal pundits and politicians took to Twitter and cable news to condemn the decision and bemoan America’s abolition of all voting rights. Here we have nine of the funniest overreactions to the decision:

No. 9: Joy Reid of MSNBC and TheGrio.com questioned Justice Clarence Thomas’s commitment to civil rights, sarcastically tweeting:

No. 8: Tweeting immediately after the decision was released, MSNBC host Chris Hayes found himself “physically enraged” by the ruling. Not usually a critic of judicial overreach, Hayes tweeted:

No. 7: In a statement, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont declared that the court’s decision has “has turned back the clock on equality in America.” Sanders went on to insinuate that Americans are just as at risk of discrimination now as they were fifty years ago, saying that “the law is as necessary today as it was in the era of Jim Crow laws.”

No. 6: Reporting on the decision from in front of the Supreme Court, ABC’s Terry Moran exaggerated the ruling just a little, saying: “Right now there is no Voting Rights Act operative in the United States.”

No. 5: Civil Rights icon and Georgia Congressman John Lewis said to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that today’s ruling “stabbed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in its very heart” and speculated that it may take 100 years to fix.

 

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